Monday, August 1, 2011

calligraphy musings {updated}

if i could write & design like kate forrester or with even just a smidge of talent or creativity i would certainly launch that into my full-time/part-time job.  i could have quite a bit of fun prettying up invitations, placecards & love notes for everyone i know from the comfort of my home.  can this be taught?  i'd really like to know.

updated:  i wanted to add a few more of my favorites.  and my momma raises an interesting point about being taught.  but i can learn anything on youtube right?  i'm going to find me a pen, some ink, a tutorial & get to work.  see if i've got any hidden talent {wink wink}.  if i don't have great penmanship or creativity in real life, what do you think the chances are of having gorgeous penmanship & wild creativity once i have a special stick in my hand? 
nevermind, don't answer that.
and i'm mildly obsessed with this girls' work {shown in the last 3 images}.  i desperately want one of her gorgeous address stamps but they are a bit out of my price range {see here - or don't if you don't want to be sad that you can't afford it either} it looks like a lot of people use her calligraphy for letterpress invitations as well.  they are absolutely lovely.


  1. If it can be taught, I'd love to know! That would be an awesome job :)

  2. There are classes that teach this form of writing, maybe adult education classes or an art school. I checked the internet and there are tutorials that will let you see if you REALLY want to work at it that hard.

  3. I think you could do it -- you've got nice writing to begin with!!!

  4. I think you did AWESOME! I tried to learn, but i just sucked at it!!! REALLY!

  5. dang...i am jealous of that girl's handwriting. It's stinking gorgeous!!


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