Thursday, May 19, 2016

Simple Calligraphy A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering by Judy Detrick Book Review

This simple guide to calligraphy teaches just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own party and wedding invitations, hand-label envelopes, write their own place cards, and explore their creative side. After learning the basic letters, this book presents an open invitation—and a bit of inspiration—to make calligraphy one's own with creative flourishes for every project and occasion. With a modern two-color design and simple explanatory text, Simply Calligraphy's unintimidating approach proves that calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper.
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:

This is a nice introduction book for someone interested in doing calligraphy or maybe just need to learn a few strokes for a project.  I would of loved to see a bit more information. This would be perfect for a tween or an adult.

The instructions are easy to understand. There are pictures showing the techniques and writing. As with the information I would love to see a bit more pictures showing the techniques and writing.

This is a softbound book with 88 pages. This is not modern calligraphy but, traditional calligraphy. It builds up with adding more tips to along the way. It’s short and to the point. To further the art of calligraphy you would need to invest in another book as this is not a comprehensive book on calligraphy.


Tools and Materials
Getting Started
Small Letters
Project Ideas
Additional Alphabet

Some information on learning more and recommended resources is also included.

Overall, this is a nice book. My 10 year old son has been using it and he has enjoyed it. 

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Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from Blogging for Books- Waterbrook for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.

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