Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Heartbreak of Calligraphy

Oh, calligraphy. How many times have I tried and failed to learn your enchanting ways? OK not that many because I buy calligraphy books but never practice.  Yet calligraphy is soo beautiful.  And my handwriting soo grotesque.   There are two distinct types of calligraphy.  You've got your Western calligraphy which used quills and reeds to deliver the ink.  Your  Eastern calligraphy used brushes and controlled the appearance of the images by varying the pressure of the brush.  Can't do either.  But there's hope for you!  In the form of many helpful books.

Chinese Calligraphy
Western Calligraphy

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