Calligraphy

One thing I wish I had done with all my time off is learn calligraphy.  It might not be useful for every day life, but how amazing would it be to be able to write like that?  I admire it so much and would try to put my skills to the test with SO MANY THINGS.




Isn't it lovely? Do any of you know how to do this?!

* All images via Pinterest

29 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace July 6, 2011 at 10:04 AM  

I would LOVE to be able to write like that. Sadly, I don't even nice regular handwriting. I can sign my name 10 times in a day and it never looks the same. I don't know why.

Rebecca - A Daily Something July 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM  

My college roommate could write in any handwriting ... I always had her write fancy for me :D Since I'm currently unemployed, I should take a class... Love the pic of the tattoo you have here...

jillian :: cornflake dreams. July 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

so pretty! i wish i had the patience to learn calligraphy. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

theolivetree July 6, 2011 at 11:06 AM  

YES! It is really easy ... barrow a book from the library(or look on you tube ...lol) and the ink sets are so cheap at a local craft store :) You should try it. Its always good to try something new!

Mandy Crandell July 6, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

So pretty! I learned when I was really young. I haven't done it in years, though. Now, I wonder if I still have the pens somewhere.

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Erika Lee Sears July 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

so random but I took calligraphy lessons when I was a kid :) I also had to take penmanship classes.

It's really not the hard and you can do the easier fonts to practice on.

marissa at the boot July 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

i have a friend who can do it! she is an artist, so that's probably why. and when i worked in a bakery i learned how to do fancy cursive on cakes, but i haven't got the patience i don't think! (or that steady of a hand!)

la petite coquine July 6, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

Oh, calligraphy, how I adore you! I like to think I have lovely handwriting, but it's nothing like the real thing!

Kyla July 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM  

I agree, calligraphy is stunning to look at. I had a kit when I was a kid, and it was a lot of fun but I didn't have the patience to finish ^^

Amber Blue Bird July 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

i do love pretty handwriting and wish I would take more time into perfecting my own handwriting but it just seems so hard. It would be a nice talent to have

Tamra of walkswithBella July 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM  

Hi Megan! Just discovered your blog off Audreys and so happy I did!! Love caligraphy, I actually tried teaching myself while I was wedding planning and realized it is really difficult and takes much practice and should not be done under stress, i.e. do not mess up half of your wedding invitations. :) It is something I want to continue practicing though.

newest follower!! Tamra xo

Bud and Leo July 6, 2011 at 5:40 PM  

So beautiful! I love calligraphy! I tried to learn to address my save-the-dates and then realized afterwards that I was horrible :)

Caitlin C. July 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM  

I LOVE calligraphy! I think it's so, so beautiful. And I'm so obsessed with handwriting (I will literally re-write my notes until they're perfect). I want to learn!!!

Nicole Marie July 6, 2011 at 6:09 PM  

it's seriously such an amazing talent some people have. if i had a tattoo it would be in calligraphy like that one.

audrey marie July 6, 2011 at 9:32 PM  

i always thought i could skimp on wedding invitations - but then you see things like this and it seems like a MUST have :)

April July 6, 2011 at 10:40 PM  

My roommate knows how to do this! I should get her to teach me.

Lauren July 6, 2011 at 11:00 PM  

i wish i could learn to write like this - my handwriting is like the cursive of a 16 year old valley girl

third room studio July 7, 2011 at 1:08 AM  

There are courses where I live for learning it properly, but I have a friend who taught herself and it is amazing - gorgeous photos.

this free bird July 7, 2011 at 2:07 AM  

I don't know how to do it but, like you, I sure wish I did!

xo,
C

maritaBliss July 7, 2011 at 3:53 AM  

Amazing ♥
Hm, I remember we had writing as a class at school, but our teacher was no good, so I didn't really learn much x)

Kirby July 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

so beautiful! my mom knew how (and probably still knows how) to do calligraphy. I remember her having all her different pens and inks. She doesn't anymore because she relies on her hands for her job and main source of income, but I've asked her to do a few projects that involve some simple calligraphy. I've also enlisted a friend who is on her way to starting her own calligraphy biz to address our wedding invites! I'm so excited to see them all done! You should definetly learn how. it's never to late to start learning a new skill xo Kirby

Angela Alvarez July 7, 2011 at 9:23 AM  

AMAZING post as always! :D
xx
fashionbit

Andrea July 7, 2011 at 9:25 AM  

I agree! Calligraphy is so elegant. I'd like to pretend I can learn it, but I'm not patient enough.

Meagan July 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

Thanks to this post, I'm now obsessed with finding a calligraphy class near me. I'd love to learn to write like that!

Sara July 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM  

It's official. I'm SO learning calligraphy!

Tang July 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM  

That is DEFINITELY something I want to learn better! You'd think if you had nice handwriting it would translate to nice calligraphy: NOPE. I need to learn some techniques! :)

Elle July 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM  

I would LOVE to write like this- I'm trying to learn calligraphy right now, but I am not so skilled in the handwriting department

Oh, My Darling July 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

Oh gosh, what beautiful font!

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