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Show & Tell / Majuscule experiment
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:22:06 AM »
This is based on a majuscule devised by Byron Macdonald and developed in colour and in 3D.

Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Summer
« on: May 14, 2018, 08:51:03 AM »
Written in Copperplate script in anticipation of Summer!

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / It made me laugh
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:36:46 PM »

Technical Support & Feedback / Video
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:29:44 AM »
How can I post  a short video MP4 clip?

Sorry, I've just realised that I already asked this question 4 years ago and got a perfect answer. I'm not very quick on the uptake!!

Copperplate (English Roundhand)  The quality of being serene, calm and tranquil

Copied from a Medievel bookplate : written at a time when handwritten books were extremely valuable.

Show & Tell / Quote from Oscar Wilde
« on: March 29, 2018, 09:17:24 AM »
Quote from Oscar Wilde

Copperplate (English Roundhand) written with A Brause Rose nib, in the style of Spencerian Ladies Hand.
x height 6mm.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Accolades
« on: March 16, 2018, 07:06:43 AM »
Some time ago, I wrote a short appreciation of a musician whose playing I particularly enjoyed, for a music magazine and I
can still remember how good it felt being able to express my feelings in that way.
Can I suggest the following topic as a good reason for using our pens.

Writing a brief appraisal of someone we admire serves two purposes. Itís a good reason for writing by hand  and It feels
good to spread the word and put our feelings out there for everyone to read. Also, when we read accolades by others,
we might learn something about someone about whom we had previously known nothing or very little. A handwritten
accolade could be in the form of a little note or a display piece of calligraphy. What matters is that we are using our pens
to good effect and our appraisal is heartfelt. It could be about a singer, an actor, a musician, an author, a calligrapher or,  in
fact, about anyone whose abilities give us great pleasure. It neednít nercessarily be in your own words; if someone else
has written the perfect accolade about someone you admire, write it out, post it here and spread the word!

As an example, hereís my short accolade for a musician I greatly admire - the late Bill Evans. He was famous in the jazz world
but relatively unknown to the general public. 


Spencerian Script / Spencerian Script with Copperplate majuscule
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:17:16 PM »
Spencerian Script with Copperplate majuscule.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / The power of Gothic Blackletter
« on: March 04, 2018, 05:40:00 AM »
Gothic Blackletter

Show & Tell / Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogereychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:47:59 PM »
The longest town name in the world is in Wales, and translates as :- "The church of St Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysillio's of the red cave".
It's written here in condensed Blackletter to shorten the length overall.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Blackletter variation
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:39:57 AM »
Blackletter variation

Three flourished Copperplate Majuscules

Flourishing / Flourishing
« on: February 13, 2018, 04:50:00 PM »
do it with panache......

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