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Show & Tell / Re: Logo design
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:42:37 AM »
Hello from a Middle Eastern - Greek who listens to Far Eastern music. I'd love to know more about what your husband does if you have a link to share :)  (EDIT: discovered a bit on youtube! Great!)

Hi Christo, my husband will be delighted to hear that and glad you like the music! I think you may have stumbled across their rehearsal video - my husband George is the one with the hat! Please feel free to visit their FB page for more info:

Show & Tell / Re: Logo design
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:33:34 AM »
Wow! I'm very impressed! You should be proud, that looks totally professional and is very well-done.


Thank you so much! :)

Show & Tell / Re: Logo design
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:32:52 AM »
This is fantastic, nice work!  :D

Thank you Andrew! :)

But have you seen how he is taking the whole #handlettered_abcs to another level by hand carving a Roman a day? ***  faints ***

Haha, yes I've seen them! Of course I'm just choosing not to post my hand carved letters on social media ;) No, really he's super-human!!

Show & Tell / Re: Logo design
« on: January 26, 2016, 03:42:57 PM »
(designed by the lovely Mike Kecseg, who was gracious enough to send me a full exemplar)

That's awesome! And so is the logo! Mr. Kecseg is amazing, isn't he.

Thanks Linda, he's a true gent yes! And thank you for all your help too :) x

Not sure if anyone has seen this, but this is a lovely little film about Jake and for promoting the cause to teach children proper cursive writing!

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Show & Tell / Logo design
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:12:49 AM »
My first logo using calligraphy! I learned pointed pen uncial (designed by the lovely Mike Kecseg, who was gracious enough to send me a full exemplar) especially to create this, so it's not perfect. I scanned and edited in Photoshop. Near East (as in not Middle or Far) is my husband's new musical project (traditional Greek, rembetika, urban folk stuff). I'm a bit shy about posting things here, but I'm so pleased with how this turned out, would love to hear what you think!  :)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Pointed Pen Uncials anyone!
« on: January 21, 2016, 06:04:28 PM »
Thank you Linda!

Thank you Talia, that's so nice of you to say. But I struggle still. Feeling the need to take some new classes soon. Such a shame you don't have anyone around you. Where are you based? How have you been teaching yourself until now? The next best thing to a one to one is to watch video. Erica has provided some great tution on this forum and things like The Postman's Knock are great too! Good luck!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Pointed Pen Uncials anyone!
« on: January 20, 2016, 05:10:10 PM »
Not sure which area of the forum to put this. I discovered pointed pen uncials today, fallen in love and am trying to scour the internet looking for tuition on this style. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: January 20, 2016, 05:08:23 PM »
Ooh yes, love instagram! I'm @leandaxavian. Will try to follow as many of you as I can! :)

Hi Talia
I completely relate to your dilemma. I have been doing calligraphy for just over a year now, but the first few months were terribly frustrating (what am I saying, I'm nearly having a meltdown today). I hit a plateau around month 4 and just couldn't figure out what to do. Then I went off and took a class, one to one. It was an incredible help. She tweaked everything, my hand angle, the nib angle, the ink and it all just took off again. Try and find a teacher in your area and you'll do just fine. Good luck!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Wax Seal Suppliers
« on: December 25, 2015, 02:49:51 PM »
I just ordered a batch of stuff from My first time from there so I can't really say what it's like until I receive, but their website is impressively user friendly and modern and their stamp handles come in some great colours! Found them to be much cheaper for custom seals too. Their customer service is good too!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Colored paper recommendations
« on: December 25, 2015, 02:47:15 PM »
I use the cover stock from Cards & Pockets and Paper Source! PS is much smoother, but I never have a problem with C&P (which has way more colors!)
thanks Alaina, I'll check those out! I'd love to hear from anyone Europe based as customs can really sting you sometimes :)

Merry Christmas! I was wondering the same thing. I got some beauts this Christmas, although all requests from me... a lightbox, Opera Rose and Cobalt Turq Light W&N gouache, 2 Century Oblique nib holders, Dr Martin's copperplate Gold and Copper ink. Just playing with them all now!

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