Sunday, September 12, 2021

The Joy of Modern Calligraphy Review & GIVEAWAY

Develop your own calligraphy style! Calligraphy expert and founder of Artsynibs Studio Joyce Lee shows you how in The Joy of Modern CalligraphyA guide to the art of beautiful writing. She defines modern calligraphy as "an individual's artistic take on the traditional scripts". She encourages mastering the basics before bending the rules. Take her 30-Day Calligraphy Challenge - write daily for 10 minutes. Don't have a pen? Pencil will work just as well. A quick warm up is encouraged (1 to 2 minutes), followed by 10 minutes of practice with a pencil or nib and ink. Learn and practice - basic strokes, lowercase, uppercase and words. An envelope of 20 large practice sheets is included to write on, photocopy or overlay. Download extra practice sheets using the provided link. Note that single sheets are easier to use than book bound. Her mindful approach to calligraphy involves stepping back and looking at breathing, tension, posture, planning, caffeine, practice and expectations. Learn about nibs, inks and papers and how to use them. She recommends the modestly priced Manuscript modern calligraphy set to begin. It includes a pen holder, 3 pointed nibs and a bottle of ink. In 8 simple projects see how your own beautiful lines of ink transform even the smallest piece of paper - envelopes, gift tags, artwork, labels, journals, notes and more. This stylish set - book and practice sheets - are housed in a hardback folder with an elastic band closure. The table of contents is listed below. Publisher Search Press will release this 128 page hardcover set on September 14, 2021. It is available now for pre-order. Get your copy below!


What is modern calligraphy?
Calligra-life lessons
Tools & materials
Theories & techniques

Gold rings on handwritten envelopes
Full circle artwork
Glamorous gold acrylic gift tags 
Colour splash artwork
Digital monogram
DIY plant labels
Simple banner
Using coloured paper

Calligraphy FAQS

Practice sheets

Dimensions ‏: ‎ 22.71 x 1.8 x 28.73 cm (‏8.94 x 0.71 x 11.31 inches)

Practice sheets envelope on left.

Back and front covers.

Start of warm up exercises, page 56 of my copy.

Upstroke and downstroke, page 58 of my copy.

Joy of Modern Calligraphy ISBN-13 ‏: ‎978-1782218395 is available worldwide at Search Press. Search Press is an independent, multi award-winning, family owned art and craft book publisher. Check out their unique catalog at Search Press. Search Press has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until September 29, 2021. Canada & USA only. Good luck!

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  1. "Visit Search Press and tell me another book you'd like to give or receive." "Hand Embroidery" looks like it has some amazing embroidery in it!

  2. My family would enjoy Bird Art. The cover is so beautiful.

  3. My mom would love the Watercolor Flowers book.

  4. I think How to Draw Cute Kawaii would be fun.

  5. Definitely Bird art. we are all bird lovers

  6. So many I'd like but really love the Making Soaps!

  7. Folk Embroidered Felt Birds. Thanks!

  8. I would love the Kew: The Watercolour Flower Painter's A to Z!

  9. I would love to have the water color flower book 😄

  10. The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery.

  11. Would love to learn to crochet so The Crochet Workshop would be great to have.

  12. I would also love to receive or gift the Thread Doodling book!

  13. I would like Bonnie the cow & friends.

  14. I'd like Knitting for the Absolute Beginner. I taught myself to crochet and would like to learn to knit!

  15. I would love to have a copy of Macramé for the Modern Home.

  16. I would like "Drawing - A Complete Guide: Nature" for my aunt.

  17. I'd love Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

  18. I would love The Very Easy Guide to Lace Knitting.