Loving Calligraphy

As I blogged about in my progress report last week, one thing on to-do-next list is work on invitations. I've been thinking of designing my own and have been doing lots of brainstorming about what I want. I have some fun inspiration that I'll show another week once I start designing, but one thing I'm drawn to time and time again is calligraphy. I thought it would be a fun project to attempt to teach myself calligraphy and see if I could create something possibly as lovely as this inspiration. What's kind of amazing are how many styles of calligraphy there are! There's the very traditional style with lots of swirls and ornaments.

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Lately I've been seeing a lot of this slightly more contemporary style calligraphy as well. I love the combination of calligraphy and other handwritten styles type.

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I think my favorite is somewhere in the middle--a classic and clean look. I also love the look of the attached words.

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And I just love the look of this invitation all calligraphy. And with the striped envelope liner? Ahh, love.


What's your favorite calligraphy style? Have you tried (or considered trying) doing your own calligraphy? I'd love to hear your tips, tricks or ideas!