The Joy of Modern Calligraphy
A complete guide to modern calligraphy with Artsynibs.
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 photocopiable 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.
This book is everything calligraphy should be: classic, stylish, creative and thought-provoking. Fall in love with the art of handwritten lettering as you release your own creativity on the page.
Table of Contents
What is modern calligraphy? 10
Calligra-life lessons 22
Tools & materials 30
Theories & techniques 44
Gold rings on handwritten envelopes 94, Full circle artwork 98, Glamorous gold acrylic gift tags 102, Colour splash artwork 106, Digital monogram 110, DIY plant labels 114, Simple banner 118, Using coloured paper 122
Calligraphy FAQs 126