Thursday, April 22, 2010

Letter Perfect

My computer troubles have me longing for the days of pen and paper. I love technology and all but there is nothing like discovering a hand addressed letter in my mailbox to make my heart sing. I would probably be singing very loudly if I ever received an envelope hand addressed by Queen Quills Calligraphy. Some of the styles remind of something Jane Austen would have sent out in her day but yet they also look fresh and modern for today. They are beautiful works of art that are perfect for parties and weddings and even better for love letters! Just make sure you choose your recipient carefully! You definitely don't want to waste this prettiness on just anyone!




9 comments:

Marcus Design said...

Love the pretty calligraphy! I hunted and hunted for the most perfect, swirly, pretty font when I was designing my wedding invitations a few years back. So intriguing and classy!!

Karena said...

I would love to try my hand at caligraphy. Hand written notes, everyone loves to receive one and it is becoming a lost art.

Karena
Art by Karena

Habitually Chic said...

Marcus Design - my aunt does calligraphy so I'm hoping she'll address my invitations someday. Need to find a boyfriend first!

Karena - my aunt taught me calligraphy when I was younger and I used to calligraphy all the time. I haven't done it in years so I think it's time to get out the practice book and start again! Since you're an artist, I am sure you'd be great at it!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

I, too appreciate the artistry of calligraphy. While I'm an artist myself, my handwriting is ATROCIOUS! I use the excuse that I'm a lefty, though and must smear past the words I've just completed. When I paint lettering onto the canvas, however, I work right to left to avoid such issues. (Hey, it makes perfect sense to me!)

Grant K. Gibson said...

I have a dear friend that does the most beautiful calligraphy. I save everything that she sends me.
In the world of digital everything- it makes me happy to see that this art form lives on.

Alice Olive said...

This is beautiful. Agreed, very Jane Austen and elegant.

pretty pink tulips said...

I adore this post and the introduction to Queen Quills Calligraphy. I took calligraphy as a teenager and so appreciate the skill behind her work. There aren't enough invitations done this way anymore - and why not do it for a fun cocktail party or special birthday. Calligraphy isn't just for weddings anymore!

Chic Coles said...

I really enjoy writing letters and it is always a fun place to try out different writing styles. Love these you feature!

pve design said...

Stunning penmanship and witty name. I love Calligraphy and spent many hours on my own wedding invites as well as numerous others, addressing envelopes. I have a huge bump on my finger from the pen making an indent. I know how hard it is to do.
Thanks for sharing the Queen with all of us. I wave hello!
pve

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