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.

5 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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