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Necmeddin Okyay (1883-1976): The Man Who Knew a Thousand Arts (Part 1)

Necmeddin Okyay (1883-1976): The Man Who Knew a Thousand Arts (Part 1)

In his book, Outliers, pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell said it takes approximately 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to achieve mastery in any field. Now this may or may not apply to every discipline, but in my opinion extended hours of practice is certainly needed in fields like art, music and sports. So, how long would it take to master roughly 16 different skills?

Calligraphy is Love: Profile of Master Calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland

Calligraphy is Love: Profile of Master Calligrapher Elinor Aishah Holland

Art brings people together, and calligraphy is no different. I recently spoke to my teacher, Elinor Aishah Holland who talks about everything from her time in Istanbul to her advice for aspiring students.