Monday, July 24, 2006

Here's a calligraphy piece I did a long time ago. Probably in about 1990 or so...I started out doing calligraphy for people - mostly addressing wedding invitations and such, but it would make my hand cramp and my back ache! So that made me less eager to do any more calligraphy.

If you have seen my Yahoo username "darligraphy," it came from combining my first name Darla with the word calligraphy.

I didn't write or design this calligraphic work myself...I copied (or attempted to copy) it from a book on calligraphy as a practice piece.

I have always liked this poem, I think it's true.
I have no idea where the actual artwork is now. You can imagine how many pieces of art I have collected by now.


Cindy said...

I have caligraphy pens and a caligraphy book. Have I opened either one? Nope.

I wanted to take a class, because I learn better from a person rather than a book. But, just never signed up for a class.

I love the way caligraphy looks, and would love to learn.

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

I think the best book is by Fred Eager...can't recall the exact name of it though! I did get better than this example shows. The hardest part is the layout on something like this...too math oriented for me LOL


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