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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Vivaldi
« Last post by Ken Fraser on September 17, 2018, 05:45:27 PM »
Vivaldi

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Open/Active Exchanges / Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
« Last post by Erica McPhee on September 17, 2018, 05:37:08 PM »
Hi @lale_75

I will send out a list as soon as the sign ups are closed. So nothing more to do until you receive your list in email.
Thanks!
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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: My interview on CBC Tapestry
« Last post by Salman Khattak on September 17, 2018, 03:52:12 PM »
Thank you so much @Bianca M - I tend to ramble on a bit but they edited it beautifully to make me look and sound good :-)
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Introductions / Hello from Foggy California...
« Last post by Dustyboots on September 17, 2018, 02:05:38 PM »
Not all of California is sunny! I'm from the Central Coast, where the cold ocean currents sweep in from the Pacific. During the summer we have heavy, thick fog with temperatures in the low 60's. Just 15 miles inland the temperatures reach the low 100's. During the winter we have bright sun in the mid-60's and the same places inland are in the low 40's. A great place to live!

I am entirely brand new to calligraphy. I have been a user of fountain pens for many years, and also use several at work. I'm restricted to just blue ink (for legal reasons), but luckily there are almost a 100 shades of blue available from different manufacturers. At home I use muddy green colors for writing

I would like to begin learning Spencerian as a way to unwind and placed an order fron Paper, Ink & Arts. Arriving later this week is an hourglass oblique pen holder, 4 Leonardt Principal nibs, some Dinky Dips, Higgins Eternal and Norton's Walnut inks, and two books, Micheal Sull's Spencerian and Bill Kemp's Guidelines. I already have lots of A4 Rhodia pads in lined and graph. So hopefully, that should help me get started.

I would like to thank Erica for setting up this lovely forum and all the other members here for their help and encouragement to newbies like me.

All the Best.
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Copperplate Tutorial by SMK / Re: Copperplate Minuscules - Group 2
« Last post by Salman Khattak on September 17, 2018, 01:25:23 PM »
@NevadaDeb

Hi Debi. You are almost there. The only two things that need work now are the slant and hitting the waist and base lines consistently. The first branching in the 'm' is still a bit steeper than the second one. The second one is what I'm looking for in all the branching letters (n,m,p,h).

The loop of the 'y' is a bit too thin - you were drawing it nicely in the previous group so it is just a matter of paying attention to it.

I really like the proportion of the shaded strokes at this x-height.

- Salman
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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: My interview on CBC Tapestry
« Last post by Bianca M on September 17, 2018, 01:22:54 PM »
I enjoyed every minute of both the audio and video.  Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations!
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Open/Active Exchanges / Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
« Last post by lale_75 on September 17, 2018, 08:25:42 AM »
Hi Erica,

Thank you! I've sign up for the exchange... sorry but this is my first time: will you send me the addresses for the envelopes? or do I have something to do?

Thank you very much!
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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Re: Heavy Copperplate (2)
« Last post by Ken Fraser on September 17, 2018, 03:47:20 AM »
@Ken Fraser I’m going to give the Brause Rose another try!  It seemed a bit “stiff” when I last tried it. Maybe I will like it better now!

Janis
Janis -
i chose a Brause Rose nib for this, as it has a wide spread when flexed.

Ken
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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: My interview on CBC Tapestry
« Last post by Salman Khattak on September 16, 2018, 04:52:59 PM »
Thank you @JanisTX & @darrin1200
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Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Re: Capitals
« Last post by AnasaziWrites on September 16, 2018, 11:42:37 AM »
I like the classical explanations by Jenkins in »The Art of Writing«! You should find it in the Rare Books section on the IAMPETH website.
And if anyone needs a higher resolution of any certain pages, let me know. I have this book (1813).
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