Simply Calligraphy by Judy Detrick. I like her simple directions, her easy-to-follow examples, and the beautiful font style that can come out of the hands of the person willing to practice. Each lesson helps the calligrapher get a grasp on pen angles, quality paper, ink, and pens. For a job to be done well, one must have the right tools and Judy provides great instruction for that. The next thing she covers is technique--small strokes, long strokes, connecting strokes, and punctuation. Once the reader has completed the exercises, a simple but beautiful itallic will flow of the reader's hand. It will take practice, but anything worth doing does take practice.
I rate this book five stars, two thumbs up, and a hand lettered invitation to a special occasion.
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