Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Calligraphy Love

One thing I would love to do sometime in the next few years is take a calligraphy class. I would say that it's on my bucket list, but truth be told, I don't even have a bucket list. Oops. Guess it's time I make one!

Anyways, I love getting and sending letters. Unfortunately, I rarely get around to doing that. But I love when I do get mail, and I think if I ever received a letter with handwriting this pretty on the front, I might faint.

Maybe someday I will learn to write this beautifully.
 Until then, I'll just admire these :)

Inkwells
Queen Quills
Style Me Pretty
Molly Jacques Illustration and Design
Oh So Beautiful Paper
Oh So Beautiful Paper
Style Me Pretty

I don't think this one is technically calligraphy, but it's too cute not to be included, right?

Do you ever hand-write letters? I probably would a lot more if my handwriting looked like this!

12 comments:

LIza said...

These are so beautiful. I wish I had the patience to do these.

arana said...

Lovely! *:)

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

I love handwriting letters and actually do it every so often, but would like to make more time for it! I'd love to take a class in calligraphy too, these are all so pretty!

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

So beautiful, thanks for posting this! My best friend and I will occasionally get into a kick where we write letters to one another (she lives about two hours away from me). Sadly, lately we have only been e-mailing! The written word is so awesome, though.

Sunny said...

I have grand illusions of hand writing letters to people, but lets be honest...I haven't hand written a letter in at least 15 years. I am lucky to get out an occasional text or e mail. I think that it is sweet though.

Nikki Colton said...

Maybe you can make it your goal to learn it by the time you get married, then you can address your envelopes all fancy! :)

Jo @ To a Pretty Life said...

Ooh, I do get pretty letters like this! Not as much since the advent of Facebook, but my friend in New Zealand is a letter writing artist. If they weren't so personal, I'd frame some of them. One was an entire letter written in the pattern of celtic knotwork.

I know a little calligraphy. I took a class with my mom and sister when I was 10. But in general, my printing and handwriting are so messy that I don't think I can make beautifully perfect letters no matter what type of pen I use ;-)

You may not even need a class. Just buy a cartridge pen and play! Or I can send you a link with a "faux calligraphy" tutorial.

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Letters of gorgeousness!

I'm like you, I don't send letters as often as I should, but of course, I love receiving them! Is that selfish? Oops. ;)

My niece is getting married soon and is considering having a professional calligrapher address them. Niiiiiice.

Also, my cousin's cousin (sounds weird, it's the opposite side of her family) is a professional calligrapher with her own business. Incredible how many styles she, and others, can write. It's like she just flips a switch in her brain and BAM, "let's write style #37". Lol.

Jes said...

i have always wanted to take a calligraphy class, too! i love, love handwritten cards and think that they have the ability to seem so much more special.
xx jes, new follower

www.twosmuppies.com

Lindsey Madison said...

Ahhh! these letters are gorgeous! <3 I wish I could write like that! And yes, I do hand-write letters :D I have lots of penpals of whom I write letters with. It's so much fun!! BTW, I'm a new follower of your blog! Care to check out mine?!

~lindsey~
sprinklesofmylife1.blogspot.com

Steve Husting said...

By all means take a calligraphy class! I just finished one recently and it was terrific. I learned some calligraphy a while ago and am getting back into it. I even made an app so people could learn calligraphy by watching videos of each letter on their iPhone! http://itunes.com/apps/stevehusting

Regards,
Steve

Chrissi Holt said...

Me too me too ... I have trying lately to learn ... i think i need lots of practice ... btw cute blog !