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How Not to Practice Calligraphy

Today was supposed to be a relaxing day. I was in bed, practicing calligraphy while playing season two of Top Gear when I knocked over the small bottle of calligraphy ink off my little practice table and onto the bed.

Ink soaked through the sheets and onto the mattress protector

Ink soaked through the sheets and onto the mattress protector

I know you’re not supposed to practice calligraphy on a tiny food tray but I’m lazy like that. So at one point or another this was bound to happen.

After rinsing the sheets at the bathroom, off we went to the nearest laundromat to wash our sheets since we needed to use 3 separate machines to quickly remove the ink and hopefully rescue our linens. The stain remained on the white mattress protector despite soaking it in bleach but the other stuff turned out ok.

So have I learned my lesson? No. I will still practice calligraphy bundled up in bed playing my favorite series in the background.