You know I love Mary Engelbreit and I love a book - what could be better than two for one? Artful Words - Mary Engelbreit and the Illustrated Quote is my latest Mary acquisition. Isn't the book jacket amazing? When I first started doing calligraphy (thirty years ago!) I spent a lot of time writing quotes with illuminated lettering, as my teacher called it. This book - especially the cover - reminds me of all those pieces I did: cards, matted quotes - even the envelopes I mailed the cards in - fancy capitals with ivy and swirls and gold ink for good measure. ME is the undisputed queen of the illustrated quote - and I am still in awe of her work. I haven't done any actual pen & ink calligraphy in years - having lots of cats who always wanted to help put an end to that - but one of these days... For more ME fun, head on over to Cherry Chick.
4 years ago