I love learning a new craft and the lovely sunny days of Summer seem a great time to try. Last week Search Press published The Joy of Modern Calligraphy by Joyce Lee. It’s been a while since I tried calligraphy but it’s a lovely craft and handwritten lettering can be used for all kinds of occasions.
The Joy of Modern Calligraphy
Joyce Lee first picked up a calligraphy pen when she started making stationery for her wedding. For her, it is now a way of life, her career and what she calls a ‘calligraventure’. In this practical and inspiring book, Joyce introduces modern calligraphy, including the tools you need and how to use them. She teaches various techniques and methods for creating beautiful artwork to give you the confidence to embark on creative projects of your own, including handwritten envelopes, gift tags and an elegant monogram.
To help you practise your handwriting skills, the book is accompanied by an envelope of practice sheets, contained within an attractive hardback folder.
However, this is more than just an instructional guide; it encourages you to find joy in committing your thoughts to paper. Joyce believes that calligraphy is not just about perfecting the strokes, but about patience, concentration and slowing down to be mindful of the moment. Creativity is at the heart of us all; it simply needs to be unlocked, nurtured and given an outlet.
Chapters include What is modern calligraphy?, Calligra-life lessons, Tools & materials, Theories & techniques and projects which include gold rings on handwritten envelopes, glamorous gold acrylic gift tags, digital monogram, DIY plant labels and a simple banner.
The Joy of Modern Calligraphy was published 31st July 2021 by Search Press priced £15.99.
Win a copy of The Joy of Modern Calligraphy
One reader of the gingerbread house can win a copy of The Joy of Modern Calligraphy . To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends on 21st August. The winners name will appear on this post. Good luck!
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