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Show & Tell / White on Black
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:55:25 AM »
White Foundational Script and Copperplate on Black card.

Written with diluted White Gouache for fluidity and then retouched with Gouache for density.

Show & Tell / Large Italic
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:33:53 AM »
Italic works at any size!
(x height 35mm)

Show & Tell / error
« on: May 27, 2018, 07:40:30 AM »
posted in error

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Many a true word said in jest
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:40:31 PM »
Ain't that the truth....

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

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