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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (March 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620330741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620330746
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Great ideas that you can incorporate your own artistic style into. That is what is terrific about this book. She is paving the way for you to explore, and create your own art! If you ever wanted to own a book about lettering for your artwork--this is it. Look no further." --Twisted Sister

"There is no lack of visual eye candy in this book. In fact there's not one page in it that doesn't have Joanne's beautiful artwork on it but there's more to this book than just visual inspiration. There's an incredible amount of instruction and encouragement in its pages for the reader to draw upon while learning how to develop their own whimsical lettering style." --SueBleiweiss.com

"Joanne's book is at a glance full of eye catching beauty, but as one digs deeper and begins to read, you see how gifted a teacher she is as well as being an uber talented artist. She guides, encourages, and instructs in a way that allows you to experience your own personal growth as you go through the lessons." --PamCarriker.com

"At first glance you may think the book isn't related to quiltmaking, but wait! It is! I could hardly contain my excitement when I realized that whimsical lettering is perfect for quilt labels." --Quilt Maker/Quilty Pleasures

"The book is divided into sections and the whole thing is just so inspiring and gorgeous to look at. Some sections talk about styling your font, others give ideas for watercoloring or monochromatic designs, and then there's a whole section of alphabet ideas!" --Peneloping.com

"This author gives her personal perspective on lettering, offering her favorite tools, how to use them, helpful techniques with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. There are lots of great ideas for lettering and/or calligraphy. It's a nice 'go to' when working on a project." --Crafter's Corner

"You don't have to be an artist to play and learn from this super-fun book. Joanne has created amazing fonts and compositions to inspire your inner-artist. She makes artistic alphabets with ink, marker, and watercolor that will inspire you to dig right in and start creating. She also teaches basic collage and bookmaking techniques. Her imagery is very friendly even for a beginner. Listen, everyone can doodle!!!!" --SUCH-Designs

"There are so many suggestions in the book that I found it hard to pinpoint particular areas that were the most useful. What I did enjoy seeing was the way the reader is encouraged to have their own simple handwriting notebook for practice and development. There is so much in the book that offers advice like this that there is no doubt that you will finish reading the book bursting with ideas on how to tackle lettering and writing artistically." --Workshop on the Web

"This book is a fun and easy way to pump up your lettering. Joanne has a way of adding flair to your writing in a creative way. This book is a must have!" --No Excuses Art with Gina Rossi Armfield

About the Author

Joanne Sharpe is a colorful mixed-media artist and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for art journaling, lettering, doodling, and illustration. Joanne's playful art has been featured in the popular publications Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerset Art Journaling, and more. She was also featured in the Art Journaling Exposed eMag and has a DVD called Artful Lettering. Joanne resides in Rochester, New York.


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Customer Reviews

Inspiring and easy to follow instructions.
Marie-Claire Boyle
I ordered this book the first day it was out and received it today!
Crafty1
Love this book, having a lot of fun with the ideas I'm getting!
Ally Frost

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85 of 86 people found the following review helpful By A. Hamilton on March 21, 2014
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I stalked the ups driver, I counted the days, I checked my email daily and when it finally arrived I tried to consume all the delicious information in one day but alas, it is so packed full of information, instruction and beautiful art I had to slow down and savor it.

If you are looking for a beautifully illustrated, marvelously written book on the art of lettering this is the one! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to complete each and every challenge. Joanne Sharpe has written a book that will help be become a better artist but also has me asking myself the hard questions. Questions like why I do this, am I willing to put the work into this art form and how I will use the knowledge once it is mine. I

I cannot recommend this highly enough...not enough stars and not enough praise for Joanne Sharpe.
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Denise on March 20, 2014
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Love the format, illustrations and instruction. This book is fun. I tried calligraphy and it wad too rigid for me. This is playful and perfect.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Deziray Click on March 21, 2014
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So excited to get Joanne's book, especially after taking one of her classes in OKC. Like her classes, her book shows step by step how to do each project. I was new to all this, and her "gentle" nudging and encouragement , totally relaxed me as she pointed out we each have our own unique handwriting and we should embrace it! Her pictures and colors are so vibrant and inspire you to "just play." Can't wait for her next book-she is a genius artist and it was such an honor to get to know her in person. Get this book, you won't be sorry! (or get any chores done because you'll just want to play!
Cindy Click
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mary M. Spackman on March 19, 2014
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The art of whimsical lettering teaches you how to create letters and journals filled with many different ideas! Joanne recommends types of paper to use as well as what markers to use!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By kathleen Braasch on March 25, 2014
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I have always hated my own handwriting, and this book has shown me so many ways to take what I know and make it interesting. Not only is Joanne Sharpe a gifted teacher who shares all she knows, this book is beautiful and chock full of information. I own pretty much any book on art journaling, and I have never seen so much buzz about a book coming out. This one delivers in spades. My journal has never looked so good!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By M. Bond on March 20, 2014
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My book was pre-ordered and came today. Yeah! There are many art and mixed media books on my shelves, some better than others but this is one I know I'll use until it falls apart. Well, maybe not really fall apart but definitely a winner for me. This is exactly what I needed to improve the lettering in my journals. And it is just plain fun the way Joanne writes about doing the exercises and using the results. Her delightful illustrations complement the text and give added dimension to the lettering lessons. She suggests a journal to use for practicing the letters. Luckily I had one waiting to do just that. I rarely write reviews but could not resist shouting praise for this book.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Lenora on May 29, 2014
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What caused me to look for this product was trying to be creative with my lettering for an art journal and I liked the font on the book. When I couldn't see the inside of the book through Amazon, I was a little frustrated but even more intrigued. I went to the book store and saw the item. I thumbed through believing it was exactly what I was looking for. Then at home going over each page, I noticed that it is the same font in a different back ground, with squiggly lines around the letters, or coloring the same font a different color with some ivy leaves. If you know lettering and would like to have a book of whimsical and a series of different fonts, this is not the book for you. But if you are starting out and needing some guidance or inspiration, this is the thing you are looking for. I hope this helps someone.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Patti Cake on March 25, 2014
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It brings the joy of whimsical experience just flipping through the pages. I really liked her basis for getting started. No other lettering experience necessary.
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