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While the coloring book craze is starting to wane thanks to oversaturation, there's another creative practice that's sweeping the Internet: calligraphy, or lettering as it's also commonly known.
You can't just pick up any pen and letter to do it well, though. Your tools are crucial, as we've learned by trying to use a variety of pens not designed for the purpose. However, once you know what to buy, you'll find there's a wonderful, meditative quality to lettering that's instantly addictive. And yes, it's way better than coloring.
Here are the items we recommend if you'd like to get started.
Price on Amazon: $7.49here). Not only is this pad from Rhodia well-priced, but lettering bloggers praise it for being "smooth as butter" to write on!
Price on Amazon: $7.94a beautiful box of all the markers available in this line, but you'll want to save that purchase for later when the addiction deepens.
Price on Amazon: $16.90
Price on Amazon: $11.97
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