The Art of the Handwritten Note

From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an ...

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307432780

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring—and noteworthy—way. For those who enjoy writing notes, or those who value doing so but find themselves intimidated by the task, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Just as you cherish receiving personal mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. Love, gratitude, condolences, congratulations—for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer.

The Lost Art of Handwriting

New Page Books, 2009. Shepherd, Margaret. The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication. MJF Books, 2010. “Teresa R. Funke.

Author: Brenna Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507209370

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, worksheets, exercises—and more!—and experience the many benefits of writing by hand, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, and creative expression. Writing by hand may seem passé in the digital age, but it shouldn’t be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers—it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, therapists, educators, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology. Handwriting may be slower than typing—but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. And of course, it’s a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. The Lost Art of Handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, consistent, and unique to you. You’ll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently. Learn how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules. Soon, you’ll notice a steady increase in the relaxation, value, and joy that handwriting offers to everyone who persists in putting the pen or pencil to paper.

The Art of the Sister Chapel

Handwritten letter. Boudreau, Elizabeth S., Art Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, to All Sister Chapel Artist [sic], ...

Author: Andrew Hottle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351546362

Category: Art

Page: 334

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The Sister Chapel (1974-78) was an important collaborative installation that materialized at the height of the women?s art movement. Conceived as a nonhierarchical, secular commemoration of female role models, The Sister Chapel consisted of an eighteen-foot abstract ceiling that hung above a circular arrangement of eleven monumental canvases, each depicting the standing figure of a heroic woman. The choice of subject was left entirely to the creator of each work. As a result, the paintings formed a visually cohesive group without compromising the individuality of the artists. Contemporary and historical women, deities, and conceptual figures were portrayed by distinguished New York painters-Alice Neel, May Stevens, and Sylvia Sleigh-as well as their accomplished but less prominent colleagues. Among the role models depicted were Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, Betty Friedan, Joan of Arc, and a female incarnation of God. Although last exhibited in 1980, The Sister Chapel has lingered in the minds of art historians who continue to note its significance as an exemplar of feminist collaboration. Based on previously-unpublished archival materials and featuring dozens of rarely-seen works of art, this comprehensive study details the fascinating history of The Sister Chapel, its constituent paintings, and its ambitious creators.

The Art of Civilized Conversation

In The Art of Civilized Conversation, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, graceful apologies, thoughtful questions, and, ultimately, the confidence to take conversations beyond hello.

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307419330

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 452


For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, The Art of Civilized Conversation is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way. In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family. In The Art of Civilized Conversation, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, graceful apologies, thoughtful questions, and, ultimately, the confidence to take conversations beyond hello. From the basics—first impressions, appropriate subject matter, and graceful exits—to finding the right words for difficult situations and an insightful discussion of body language, Shepherd uses her skilled eye and humorous anecdotes to teach readers how to turn a plain conversation into an engaging encounter. Filled with common sense and fresh insight, The Art of Civilized Conversation is the perfect inspiration not only for what to say but for how to say it with style.

The Art of Thank you

Handwritten notes are appropriate for the social side of business, such as thanking the sponsors of a golf outing, or for special kindnesses.

Author: Connie Leas


ISBN: 9781442954250

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 540


It Begins with Please and Doesn t End with Thank You

The art of the handwritten note harkens back to a different time— when people primarily communicated by hand instead of by keyboard, when folks used fancy ...

Author: Edwin Baldry

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781632994608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 452


WHATEVER HAPPENED TO "PLEASE" AND "THANK YOU"? ​We live in a world where respect, gratitude, and appreciation have been replaced by efficiency, dismissiveness, and even fear of genuine connection. Sometimes, we don't stare up from our screens and devices long enough to realize there is even another person on the other side of the tweet or email. "Is anybody out there?" One thing is for sure: this speed of life has taken a toll on our basic use of good manners and etiquette. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the decline of professional business communications. But manners and etiquette can be a powerful tool for business and sales success. It Begins with Please and Doesn't End with Thank You will show you how to regain those tools and techniques of bygone eras and update them for the digital today. This how-to guide and go-to resource takes the concepts of "please" and "thank you" into every realm where you engage with clients and prospects-from your first hellos and emails, phone and video calls, to conference rooms and restaurants. With his "return to the personal" philosophy, sales veteran Edwin P. Baldry breaks down the practices, principles, and protocols for successful business dealings and relationship-building. Via tips, tools, and humorous tales, Baldry shows how to tap into the often-overlooked power of manners to improve your business relationships, and how to transfer etiquette into sales performance.

The Lifegiving Home

She always put a handwritten note in, too, so that whoever was at the receiving end of that meal would know they were truly valued, deeply loved.

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496412133

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 509


How to make home your family’s favorite place to be . . . all year long. Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be? There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You’ll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Home Experience.)

The Lifegiving Collection The Lifegiving Home The Lifegiving Table The Lifegiving Parent

She always put a handwritten note in, too, so that whoever was at the receiving end of that meal would know they were truly valued, deeply loved.

Author: Sally Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496440556

Category: Religion

Page: 800

View: 772


This collection of lifegiving titles offers a great value and includes three books: The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson, The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson, and The Lifegiving Parent by Clay and Sally Clarkson. The Lifegiving Home Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year, you’ll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it. The Lifegiving Table In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and to help you grow in faith together.. The Lifegiving Parent The key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You’ll give them the life of Christ.

Pen to Paper

Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.

Author: Mary Savig

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781616895075

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Even in this age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is an ongoing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and the Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, hand-writing typefaces continue to sell, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts enjoy a renaissance. Pen to Paper, a collection of letters by artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription. Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.

The Art Craft of Hand Lettering

Nevertheless, your handwriting can be an important part of your expressive toolbox, showing craftsmanship and character. A written letter, a journal entry, ...

Author: Annie Cicale

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904036

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 441


Thanks to the guidance of an experienced calligraphy teacher, anyone can add a touch of elegance to invitations, handwritten poems, and a variety of surfaces. Annie Cicale provides a complete, easy-to-follow course in the art of beautiful writing and an attractive resource filled with breathtaking images. She'll guide your pen as you master broad pen alphabets, including classic uncial, Roman and italic caps, as well as playful invented styles with added variations. Seventeen projects include a traditional certificate with decorative contrasts and flourishes; journals and scrapbooks; and even a colourful silk-screened pillow.

The Art of Gratitude

E - mail E - mail has largely replaced the phone call and most especially the thank - you note and other handwritten correspondence , and this is not okay .

Author: Caroline Tiger

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1588167275

Category: Reference

Page: 159

View: 660


A guide to writing thank-you notes covers a variety of specific situations, including birthday gifts, friendship, and business opportunities.

The Art of the Personal Letter

E-mail is far too offhand, and even a traditional handwritten note doesn't commemorate significant help the way a longer handwritten letter does.

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767930949

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 295


When was the last time you wrote a letter? Or received one in the mail? These days, it’s so easy to dash off a quick e-mail or text message or make a cell- phone call while you’re on the run that you may rarely make time for letter writing. But letters are a time-honored form of connection that simply cannot be equaled or replaced by faster methods of communication. The Art of the Personal Letter reclaims this lost art, giving you the gift of leisurely expression and allowing you to write beautiful, enduring letters to the people you care about—be it by hand or on a computer. For any occasion—whether you’re reaching out to connect with a long-lost friend or you want to express condolences with grace—author Margaret Shepherd gives you both the inspiration and the tools to write a memorable and meaningful letter that will be cherished by its recipient for years. Filled with marvelous examples of common types of letters, The Art of the Personal Letter provides helpful guidelines to enhance your unique voice and inspire you to start that holiday letter or difficult letter of apology. From choosing just the right words, the right stationery, and even the right pen or font, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the timeless art of the personal letter.

The Art of Reception

Contrary to Höch's advocated lack of specific interest concerning nonEuropean art, a handwritten note proofs her conscious process adapted in her considered ...

Author: Jacobus Bracker

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527567047

Category: Art

Page: 499

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This book deals with processes of reception in visual arts. Images (in the broadest sense) from different cultures and times are examined. The volume focuses on two key interpretations of reception. On the one hand, reception is understood as a concept of repetition and revision spanning different cultures and time periods. On the other hand, reception is also seen as the process of perceiving images. Both ways of understanding can be described by the metaphor of migration of images: in the first case, images migrate from one medium to another; in the second case, they migrate from the artefact into the human body. The contributions to this volume cover a variety of approaches coming from different disciplines such as Ancient Oriental philology, English and American studies, classical studies, classical archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, art history, aesthetics, literature, media studies, philosophy, journalism, Romance studies, sociology, Near Eastern archaeology, prehistory, and classical studies.

The Art of People

I found it fascinating that some of the most successful, busiest people in the world would stop and read a handwritten note sooner than they'd read an email ...

Author: Dave Kerpen

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780553419412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 810


What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire. In a world where we are constantly connected, and social media has become the primary way we communicate, the key to getting ahead is being the person others like, respect, and trust. Because no matter who you are or what profession you're in, success is contingent less on what you can do for yourself, but on what other people are willing to do for you. Here, through 53 bite-sized, easy-to-execute, and often counterintuitive tips, you’ll learn to master the 11 People Skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home, and in life. For example, you’ll learn: · The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting · The one simple key to networking that nobody talks about · How to remain top of mind for thousands of people, everyday · Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news · How to blow off the right people · And why, when in doubt, buy him a Bonsai A book best described as “How to Win Friends and Influence People for today’s world,” The Art of People shows how to charm and win over anyone to be more successful at work and outside of it.

The Art of Professional Connections

Furthermore, it demonstrates that they are worth the time it takes to create and send the note. Handwritten notes are typically kept; email notes are ...

Author: Gloria Petersen

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604945614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 124


The Art of Professional Connectionsis the first in a series of four books intended for readers pursuing careers in which business communication is vital and for readers simply interested in presenting themselves better in work and social settings. This book,Seven Steps to Impressive Greetings and Confident Interactions, serves as a guide to upgrading the quality of your interactions with others and as the foundation for the next three titles. The entire series will cover mixing, mingling, and networking; dining decorum from casual to formal venues; and planning and attending professional and social events.

The Art of Persistence

Toshi records this interaction in a handwritten note on the reverse of Moscow Sketch #144. Toshi records this interaction in a handwritten note on the ...

Author: Charlotte Eubanks

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824882303

Category: Art

Page: 336

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The Art of Persistence examines the relations between art and politics in transwar Japan, exploring these via a microhistory of the artist, memoirist, and activist Akamatsu Toshiko (also known as Maruki Toshi, 1912–2000). Scaling up from the details of Akamatsu’s lived experience, the book addresses major events in modern Japanese history, including colonization and empire, war, the nuclear bombings, and the transwar proletarian movement. More broadly, it outlines an ethical position known as persistence, which occupies the grey area between complicity and resistance: Like resilience, persistence signals a commitment to not disappearing—a fierce act of taking up space but often from a position of privilege, among the classes and people in power. Akamatsu grew up in a settler-colonial family in rural Hokkaido before attending arts college in Tokyo and becoming one of the first women to receive formal training as an oil painter in Japan. She later worked as a governess in the home of a Moscow diplomat and traveled to the Japanese Mandate in Micronesia before returning home to write and illustrate children’s books set in the Pacific. She married the surrealist poet and painter Maruki Iri (1901–1995), and together in 1948—and in defiance of Occupation censorship—they began creating and exhibiting the Nuclear Series, some of the most influential and powerful artwork depicting the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. For the next forty or more years, the couple toured the world to protest war and nuclear proliferation and were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995. With abundant excerpts and drawings from Akamatsu’s journals and sketchbooks, The Art of Persistence offers a bridge between scholarship on imperial Japan and postwar memory cultures, arguing for the importance of each individual’s historical agency. While uncovering the longue durée of Japan’s visual cultures of war, it charts the development of the national(ist) “literature for little citizens” movement and Japan’s postwar reorientation toward global multiculturalism. Finally, the work proposes ways to enlist artwork generally, and the museum specifically, as a site of ethical engagement.

The Art of Effective Letter Writing

... a informal letter of invitation , use the first person or short handwritten note or telephone call is enough . In an 58 THE ART OF EFFECTIVE LETTER ...

Author: Robert Hills

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 8189093932


Page: 200

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The Art of Natural Leadership

In contrast, once a month I made sure that each volunteer received a handwritten note thanking them for their involvement and contributions.

Author: Rhoda Kreuzer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449731670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 581


Leaders everywhereare frustrated by the challenges of leading a team, growing the organization, and overcoming a difficult economy. How do successful leaders actually accomplish their goals? Through applying the laws of nature, every leader can achieve his or her goals. Learn from occurrences such as oil spills, wildfires, soil erosion, and more. By observing how other successful leaders have applied these lessons, you will find a path to being an influential leader. This book is written for every leader who desires to excel and refuses to accept second best for his or her organization. There is a growing need for outstanding leaders who will undertake the challenges and lead their organizations forward. Learn how to hire and retain talent, increase productivity, and empower your team to greatness!

The Art of Luxury Selling

Here are some simple but effective services to wow our customers: □ Send handwritten thank-you notes or letters to your customers who have bought a ...

Author: Peter Aristodemou

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783734529160

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 153

View: 379


Peter Aristodemou's approach helps retail luxury brands integrate retail training into business and sales strategy, ensuring measurable results, a return on investment, and happy customers.

Kennan and the Art of Foreign Policy

Handwritten note , Project , n.d. , [ 1950 ? ) . Materials emanating from the project — which receives minimal attention in Memoirs , II , 9 — can be found ...

Author: Anders Stephanson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674502655

Category: History

Page: 380

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From an array of intellectual reference points, Stephanson (history, Rutgers U.) has written a serious assessment of this complicated, often controversial, highly respected American policymaker. A work of general significance for a wide range of contemporary issues in foreign and domestic politics a