"Maybe I can figure out flourishing on my own?"
I invite you to consider: Why haven't you done so already? What are you planning to do differently to figure it out? Will more of the same accomplish anything? Take advantage of my expertise to expand the parameters of what you can figure out.
I have taken/am taking another flourishing course, but I still find myself considering this course. How will I know my investment be worth it this time?
I invite you to consider: Have you learned from your current course how to create forms that are NOT on your handouts? does your work look like yours or your teacher's? If you hesitated, you can benefit from my course which focuses on how to think, not how to copy.
"I am still working on my letterforms. I want to wait till I am ready for flourishing."
Take a look at your own Instagram feed and practice sheets to see how much you have attempted flourishing anyhow. Learn to do it right if you are doing it anyways in secret. Flourishing is not the graduation gown of letterforms. The hierarchy you are buying into where flourishing is harder, that you should learn it "after," is a lie. If I could have watched and rewatched these modules when I was a complete beginner, I would have. Because it would have helped me extract so much more information when I studied flourished pieces and experimented with layout.
How will a beginner benefit from this course?
Both beginners and advanced students will benefit significantly from this course. For beginners, this course will demystify flourishing and you will be able to apply what you learn immediately in your layout and ability to analyze and extract knowledge from the exemplars you study. As you have unlimited access to the course as long as I continue to offer it, you can return and review as you grow as a calligrapher and realize something new every time.
Is it really possible for my flourishing to have my own style? Isn't it safer to copy?
It is not only possible. It is inevitable. You are unique because you are you and there is no reason why your flourishes should/would look like anyone else's.
Do I need to know Spencerian or Engrosser's Script to take the course?
As this course focuses solely on pictorial flourishing, I will not be placing an emphasis on script styles or critiquing letterforms. I will speak to the relationship between pictorial flourishing and text, but no prior knowledge of script is necessary.