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Bonjour from Paris, France
« on: March 15, 2016, 12:04:34 PM »
Hello everyone and thank you so much Erica for letting me in ! I'm valerie, i'm French and i'm left-handed (that pretty well sums it all up  ;)). I've loved handwriting for a long time (did study uncial years ago) but i only just started studying Copperplate calligraphy and brush lettering on my own and found an amazingly creative and sharing community on Instagram, which led me here. My wish/objective this year is to study, practice and keep learning from you all !
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 12:28:53 PM »
Welcome, Valerie!
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 12:33:08 PM »
Bonjour, Valerie!  Welcome.  Last year, around this time, I discovered Melodies Graphiques in Paris- what a wonderful shop! 

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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 01:11:35 PM »
Thanks for your kind words Bianca ! I know this shop very well, the former owner, Eric de Tugny, is a wonderful calligrapher (left-handed too  ;)). He hand-lettered my wedding invitation in 2003. I'll post it if you'd like to have a look at it !
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 01:14:44 PM »
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 02:29:05 PM »
Salut Valérie la gauchère  :D
Bienvenue à FF!
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 02:39:05 PM »
Hello Eric de Montréal, merci de ton accueil  ;D
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 06:53:58 PM »
Bonjour Valerie! Glad you were introduced to us! Welcome!  ;D
Truly, Erica
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2016, 07:28:10 PM »
Thanks for your kind words Bianca ! I know this shop very well, the former owner, Eric de Tugny, is a wonderful calligrapher (left-handed too  ;)). He hand-lettered my wedding invitation in 2003. I'll post it if you'd like to have a look at it !

OH, please - I know many of us would just love to see it!  :)

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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 04:33:01 AM »
Welcome Valerie! Lovely to have you here. I'd love to see that invite too :)

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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 05:13:08 AM »
Salut Valérie ! et bienvenue sur le forum, tu y trouveras plein de bonnes âmes prêtes à discuter d'encre et de papier sans relâche !
Je suis Sybille, de Belgique  ;)

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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2016, 06:19:02 AM »
Bienvenue Valerie! Happy Learning :)
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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2016, 08:01:49 AM »
Thanks again for the welcomes !

@Sybille : je te "connais" déjà (forum Encre et Lumière, je crois, puis Instagram. Tu m'as "fait" acheter le livre de C. Mediavilla  ;))

@Bianca and Leanda : Here you go, hope you won't be disappointed, that damn thing of a wedding invitation is so difficult to photograph and i only have two mock-ups left so the printing quality is quite poor. I just can't put my hands back on the original calligraphy piece, must have put it away very carefully so it wouldn't be lost. We've moved house twice since then...

But back to the invitation. We created and made it ourselves, but for the calligraphy by E. de Tugny which we scanned and printed. The idea was to have the piece made as a booklet. We used a variety of papers: mulberry paper as the outside cover, premium blue-gray tracing paper (calque in French) as the inner cover, and "cloudy" white translucent paper for the inside where the invitation was calligraphed. We wanted our "faire-part" to be understated with a calligraphy twist, and we were all about transparency (so the recipient would literally "see through the inner pages". Hope that makes sense. The envelope was translucent too.)



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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2016, 08:06:30 AM »
And here are the piece itself and a close-up pic of Mr. de Tugny's beautiful hand-wirting (once again, this was way more beautiful IRL, printing was low-res here as this was a mock-up i made for positioning).

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Re: Bonjour from Paris, France
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2016, 01:25:31 PM »
Thank you so much for sharing that!  I just got totally lost looking at that beautiful handwriting, and variations in the ink... gorgeous.  I love the book concept, too, and the paper choice!