Simply Caligraphy

Description from Amazon:

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 Thoughts:

I am glad I received this book for free in exchange for a review, because I do not feel that it was really worth buying.  I have always been interested in calligraphy, because I have very poor handwriting. I have several pen pals, who get sloppily written letters, so when this book came available for review, I was very excited to get it.  The book does not lay flat when you are practicing your handwriting, which is unfortunate, so you have to find something to hold it open to the page that you are on.  The instructions are easy to follow, but there are not many photos of the writing.  It would have been better to include more visuals, since calligraphy is so beautiful.


PS: Have you ever done calligraphy?  What other crafts are you into?


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