Friday, April 30th, 2010

Practicing Calligraphy in the New Rhodia LaCarre

Stephanie

Bought a new calligraphy book the other day. Thought I might try using one of the new LeCarre pads for dip pen practice. In theory, I think the graph paper works great for this purpose but I’m so impatient. I just can’t bring myself to sit still long enough to learn a new letter much less a whole new alphabet… 

When I was little, we had a set of encyclopedias in the house – but they weren’t just any kind of encyclopedias, they were the super fancy ones that you got from the supermarket. One book a week with the purchase of $20 in groceries.  Okay, so they weren’t the best in the world, but in the back of every book, there was a section on alphabets. Each book would show the letter represented by that volume in a number of different writing styles. I can remember being perplexed by the Greek letters because I didn’t yet understand the concept of there being different written languages.

All of my writing, including what I sometimes add to my art, is a grand mix of lettering styles that I’ve collected over the years- and that’s likely how I will use this new book. Picking out the letters I like best and mixing them all together.

Have you ever tried using graph paper to practice your writing?

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16 thoughts on “Practicing Calligraphy in the New Rhodia LaCarre

  1. Seeing as just about everyone who has commented on this post, appears to like this calligraphy book. Would anyone mind telling me what the name of it,is? Please and thank you!

  2. Seeing as just about everyone who has commented on this post, appears to like this calligraphy book. Would anyone mind telling me what the name of it,is? Please and thank you!

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