Watching These Calligraphers Work Will Soothe Your Soul

Their beautiful handwriting is incredibly mesmerizing – and the messages often poignant.

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If you think of calligraphy as an outdated practice, think again. Modern calligraphers are taking to Instagram to show off their beautiful hand lettering (and some even give tutorials). The repetitive motions of their writing are oddly captivating — and of course, the final product is incredible. Check out some of our favorites that we've recently spied:

Calligrapher Sharisse offers tips and tutorials for brush calligraphy on Instagram and . There's something about the steady motion of her pen that has our eyes glued to the screen!

This one looks straight out of a stationery store. Our thank you notes would be so much fancier if we had handwriting skills like this artist.

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Calligraphy practice is particularly fun when you have pens for every color of the rainbow. Even rows of indistinguishable curves like these have us transfixed.

This is by far the best writing of the letter E we've ever seen (and the most complex!).

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We are much, much happier after watching this video. Mission accomplished.

We wish we were on the guest list just so we could get our hands on one of these invitations.

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This end-of-week sentiment is even more powerful in such beautiful lettering.

Impressive calligrapher Seb Lester is known for his .

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Calligrapher Pauline Ibarra reminds us that an accidental flick of the wrist can just as easily be an artful flourish — it's all how you look at it.

Ashley Buzzy makes a good point which applies to everyday life — and calligraphy lessons!

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