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Show & Tell / Re: Verve …
« on: January 05, 2024, 09:02:59 AM »
Arrrekk.. showofff!

Show us some more ;D

Show & Tell / Re: How old am I?
« on: December 26, 2023, 09:38:19 AM »
Old chap, happy v day to ya.  I’ll take that ginger beer now eh!

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Young learning cursive
« on: July 06, 2023, 10:14:14 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  Finding a pen pal is hard enough.  Finding someone you can relate to and keep in touch is hard.

Reading WSJ is the last thing I would read, if anything at all.  I remember having a NYT and The Daily News coming every morning, now I don’t even see them been sold at the markets.  Truly, has everything gone online?

And in the mail…. Mostly junks and bills.  The same goes for email.   Aiiiyaaa, what has this world come to!?

@AAAndrew would know more about it.  Head over to for more information on it. I would not get the 702. It’s a big nib and not much flex for your writing.  If you like nibs just snail me.

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Cleaning up mistakes
« on: April 03, 2023, 11:57:35 PM »
Not sure if this belonged here… modern nibs tends to dig into the paper more so than vintage pens.

Perhaps this can avoid the mistakes often enough to worth the time to finding a good vintage nib.
In avoiding splats, moving the paper to the focal point of writing also helps and practice with the same nib so that you know the feel of it, even in your sleep.

If you ask Kenneth the calligrapher, all mistakes are erased and all works are fine tuned with Photoshop to perfection.

The era of mistakes are all forgotten.

Just kidding…

Spencerian Script / Re: Spacing of Spencerian letters
« on: March 26, 2023, 10:41:03 PM »

I always thought that the connecting strokes on a single letter was only for demonstration purposes. 

For example,

To me the half spacing looks less legible than the evenly spaced.

Spacing is oncourse with the writer's preference at the time of writing.
It is most likely dependent on mood and intent of the piece.
For spacing to be legible and aesthetic, it is the even spacing, foremost, and moderate spacing metric.

I don't know much but whenever I see a piece with good play of space (words and non words) and a mono-rhythmic spacing,
I am at enamor when I see @AnasaziWrites @jeanwilson and @Erica McPhee  samples.

@Zivio well said.  Just a reminder, you will go broad later and come full circle.   Life is like that, I see bell bottoms jeans making a comeback.

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Posture Issues, Lap Desk?
« on: March 13, 2023, 01:03:45 AM »
Gau!  Estupendo!

Little space with big solutions.  I once saw this somewhere on the internet.  So I built one for my daughter's studio.
I think you will find a solution if you like to.  I also once saw a coffee table pops up to become a dinning table.

When you can build a cabin, this is a no brainer.

Internet Stock Image

What I built

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Posture Issues, Lap Desk?
« on: March 12, 2023, 10:09:11 PM »
Does everyone have a dining table?  I forgot which pen master (Madaraz) recommended practicing on a dining table as it provide ample space

Wow congrats!  What a great endeavor

How does different language differ with script selection?
And how do you propose to maintain each person’s interest high?

In English, I felt instant gratification with italics, boring compared to fancy scripts like Spencerian. Italic is slow but I found italic in cursive form is quickly written.

But my brain always drawn to Spencer for speed but it took so much more effort (especially with drills) to achieve.

I have two pens in my pocket, one for BP and one 1.8mm chisel.  Whichever I pick up is the one I make my notes with.  I am in solely to improve handwriting, everyday handwriting

Some days when I rush through my notes, I see I still regress to my former self. And kept reminding myself … someone will eventually read my scribble and scrawny scribbles. Might as well take a deep breath and write slowly

In the end, I speed up over time and looks legible but nothing like a calligrapher

I am happy.

I use a rolling ruler sometimes

Show & Tell / Re: Wedding Vows
« on: February 02, 2023, 10:10:21 PM »
Beautiful lettering.  I love the uncial, italic, and Roman(ce) play

Word of the Day / Re: idiochromatic
« on: November 10, 2022, 01:23:53 AM »
Those are really rich inks.  I don't even know the meanings of these words.  I think following this thread will improve my vocabularies

Word of the Day / Re: glyptology
« on: November 09, 2022, 11:47:38 PM »
@AnasaziWrites Wow!  Seeing the stone clearly now, wow!  My apology for being ignorant of stone types.  I had to Google it :D
Thank you for sharing with us this beautiful gem and its significances.  I truly enjoyed it.

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