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    A little bit dotty

    Just before the summer I got the idea in my head that I wanted to learn Arabic calligraphy. A couple of years ago I did a bit of research and found out that there’s a lot more to it than first meets the eye. It’s not just about curling letters weaving out words of prayer- there’s a very exact science to it. Each letter has to be a certain proportion in relation to the others. After searching the web I realised that there wasn’t much self teaching material around and that the only way to learn it properly was to be taught by a teacher. So this summer I looked for course I could fit into what little holiday I had. I figured I had to do it now, in my last year as a student, before work and other life related things got in the way and force it to become a withered dream that I never got the chance to fulfil. I did some research and found a few starting in the holiday but unfortunately for me the first lessons overlapped with my exams. No calligraphy for me.