Over the last few weeks I was working on my portfolio and now I'm glad to share some of my new calligraphy projects. One of the most challenging parts was working with different types of paper. I found that every paper has its own mood, its own particular statement, which should be matched and highlighed with a style of writing. Most of the times it's impossible to write a classic Copperplate on a textured paper, since all letters (and especially thin lines) become too shaky. But the same textured paper might be great for a more relaxed calligraphy style with bouncing letters and a certain level of inconsistency. As a calligrapher I can choose the paper, but the paper will choose the style of my calligraphy. Or at least it will greatly influence my writing. I realized that working with different paper is pushing me out of my comfort zone and towards trying new styles and exploring some more expressive writing. And I'm looking forward to doing so.