Welcome to the www.calligraphity.com Newsletter
for January 2015.
In the UK
it’s cold outside, so why not just stay in the warm and be creative? If it not cold where you are, get out of the sun
and be creative!!
At last, Sheila Waters’ amazing “Foundations of Calligraphy” is
now in stock at www.calligraphity.com.
is not only a master scribe but also a master teacher, and she has made both her life's work. The material contained in this book was first printed as a regular feature of Letter Arts Review between 1995
and 2000 and it has since been revised and collected and collated for this book.
In Foundations of Calligraphy, Sheila's instruction provides an insightful analysis of forms and construction
that takes the mystery out of learning calligraphy. She helps you learn how to analyze a script on your own in order to master
pages of exemplar alphabets, instructions, and hints, Sheila shares the knowledge she has gathered during decades of study
and practice. The presentation has been honed by her years of experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill
There is a gallery of some of Sheila’s most best
pieces including the famous Roundel of the Seasons, and, as I have stated in my comments section on the books web-page,
"the book is worth buying for the Gallery alone!!"
I would recommend this book for calligraphers of all levels.
Click here for more information
The following new books have been recently added to www.calligraphity.com:
B1413 – Hand Lettering by Marci Donley and DeAnn Singh
B1414 – Creative Lettering – Techniques & Tips from Top Artists
B1415 – Paper Artist – Creations Kids can Fold, Tear, Wear, or Share by Gail Green
B1416 – Type on Screen edited by Ellen Lupton
B1417 – Typography Sketchbook by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico
B1419 – The Art of Chinese Calligraphy by Jean Long
B1421 – 101 Mixed Media Techniques by Various Authors
B1423 – Graffiti and Street Art by Anna Waclawek.
Click on the links above to learn more about these books.
Coming soon to www.calligraphity.com.
Christine Flint Sato’s latest book called Sumi Workbook in on its way to me from Japan as I type this. It is myriad of different techniques for use with Sumi Ink.
In this workbook, Christine presents a new way to work with sumi, or the East Asian ink medium.
Trained in calligraphy (shodō) and ink painting (sumi-e), she has distilled some of the basic techniques of both art
forms into an innovative workbook for all.
Based on her experience of leading sumi workshops with both Westerners
and Japanese, the workbook offers a non-traditional way of using the sumi medium. It encourages people to connect with the
medium directly and to develop a personal understanding of the way it works through practice and experimentation.
Click here for more information about this book.
it to be in stock in about 5-7 weeks. The above link allows you to pre-order your copy of the book and your book will be shipped
to you as soon as it arrives with me.
that no charges will be made to your card before your book is ready to be shipped from www.calligraphity.com.
Sadly, I feel that I need to report that, earlier this month, calligraphy lost a calligraphic giant. Jean
Larcher passed away on January 17th 2015. He was a larger than life character and I was always pleased to see him
on the few occasions that we were attending the same event somewhere in the UK. Jean will be sadly missed by many. RIP.
Welcome to the www.calligraphity.com Newsletter
for November 2014.
The nights are drawing
in, the garden is covered with leaves that need raking up, and there are Christmas Cards and presents to worry about.
Busy times for me too, as I am about
to start a 25 day run as Santa in our local Shopping Mall in Greenock Town Centre. So, this Newsletter is going to be short
of news, but more a list of some great books, DVDs, etc that YOU may wish to ask Santa for.
list contains links to the relevant pages within my web-site.
titles above are active links to the relevant page in my web-site. Click on the link to get more information about that item.
Also available is Jean Larcher’s amazing tome “Character Traits”
This is an outstanding
piece of work from Jean Larcher, and will surely be sitting in pride of place on any serious calligrapher’s bookshelf.
Important Note: The set weights 3 kg, including the slipcase. For this reason, and in order to keep costs
down, I am taking orders and these will be shipped directly to you from the publisher who is based in Germany.
The shipping costs from the publisher together with the price of the book to your global region will vary
and are currently as follows:-
= £97 + £6 shipping =
= £97 = £13.50 shipping = £110.50
Rest of World =
£97 + £24 shipping = £121
Your package will be tracked and the publisher will provide me with the shipping agent’s tracking
information so that I can keep you advised of its progress. Your card will not be charged before your book arrives with you.
Please note that the publisher is currently reviewing both the shipping regions and costs so there may be
some changes to the above table.
This is a limited edition of just 500 copies and each copy has been hand
signed by the author
Click here to learn more about this amazing piece of work