Book Title: Simply Calligraphy: A beginners guide to elegant lettering. Author: Judy Detrick Publisher:Watson Guptill Amazon intro: This little guide to hand lettering proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper. Focused on calligraphy’s most popular alphabet—italic—this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion. With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time. My rating: 4 stars My review: I’m a letter writer and a pen and paper fan, to say the least. I actively mourn the fact that the internet has replaced most non-verbal communication and miss the days of running to my mailbox to find a long letter from a good friend or pen pal and have spent the last few years making sure that I communicate via letter at least 3 times a month to friends, family and strangers. Part of the fun of sending letters and cards is making sure the envelope looks especially appealing since it’s in the midst, most of the time, of junk mail and bills wrapped in only white. I do this by adding rubber stamping, various colors of ink for the address and unique and adorable postage stamps. My handwriting isn’t horrible, which is good, but I’ve always been intrigued by gorgeous calligraphy. One of my dearest friends is a professional calligrapher (click here to see her site) and her envelopes need no rubber stamping or fancy designs because the address alone is a piece of art. So that’s why I’m excited about this book. Kanken Big UK While I never expect to be a fabulous calligrapher, it would be great to learn some basics of calligraphy to help fancy up the envelopes even more. Simply Calligraphy by Judy Detrick is an excellent new book for the novice calligraphy wanna be. tn requin pas cher homme It’s short, to the point and one can begin learning this right away (with the right tools of course). Each page offers a short tutorial with large example on the opposite page. The reader will learn only one basic script (it is a short book, after all) with tips to continue to perfect that script and add flourishes, designs and more. But note, this is not a comprehensive guide. nike air max pas cher Once you’re hooked on basic calligraphy you’ll probably want a more in depth book and as you begin to research you’ll discover there is an entire world of pen and ink that you never knew existed before. It becomes quite addicting. So, in summary, this is a great book for someone who is already intrigued by the idea of learning a little calligraphy but doesn’t quite know how to start. It’s short, easy to follow and even has a gorgeous cover! What more could you want. air max soldes pas cher I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Fjallraven Kanken UK I was not required to post a positive review nor did I receive any compensation.