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Yay! I just joined the slack channel!
It seems really usefull!

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« on: June 14, 2016, 04:10:06 AM »
Ahhh! Christine! What a nice wall!
It's a very nice idea! Actually I store my past exchange in binder with transparent pages, but your idea is great  ;D I'll take inspiration

I only received a few from list 2... Did everyone else get theirs??

I were on list 2 and I received all perfectly ..
but you were not on my list  :o

Trying this again, the first time I was not very lucky ...

fridzleah I'm gonna send you my address  :)


By the way Katerina, I have a special photo for you, please send me your email in a DM or something and I'll send it to you. I want to thank you again for the book. Barbara loved the story and I got it signed! I will treasure it!!! Best signed book ever (as you all can see)!

I'm quite scared now ;D but tooo curious!
I write you right now!

Tools & Supplies / Re: walnut ink in the UK
« on: May 31, 2016, 11:50:26 AM »
I was thinking about custom fees, for that reason I linked a EU shop and not only a Uk one.
In Uk I've bought from scribblers, blots and penmandirect.
I don't know if there are many other sellers ..
Maybe take a look at this post:
If you live in London, I've recently discovered that exist a wonderful shop called
Cornellisen & Son, Great Russell Street, LDN.
I've only peeked pics on IG so I really don't know what they really have in shop!

Tools & Supplies / Re: walnut ink in the UK
« on: May 31, 2016, 11:28:35 AM »
Hello Claire!
I really love this shop
it is dutch, but have very fast shipping service!
As you can see the walnut pigment are really cheap and also available in several colors (I really don't know as this could be possible, but I've tried both the green and the blue and they are great! )

And so?  How was it?
Now I'm supercurios  ;D I took a peek at FB but now I want a detailed resume!  ;)

Hello Erica!
Is not the same immage, but it comes from the same source, the sharing past exchange thread
mine is the Jamie's one with green tree and happy holiday

I have a very old phone so I also tought that could be its fault, I use an iphone4s.

I have the same issue  :o
I usually don't use my phone to navigate the forum, but this weekend happened, and I thought it was so strange and the closed all.
So maybe is an issue for mobile compatibility --

Kind Critique / Re: Poem layout
« on: May 20, 2016, 04:05:51 AM »
ok, I put here my progress ..
Last night I sit down comfortably at my desk, I choose a nice piece of paper and a new nib, then I started ..
I was convinced it would be the final version, but now I'm not happy at 100%
I'm gonna probably make new guidelines with a shorter proportion for ascending and descending--
and keep improving that weird capitals  ::)

Kind Critique / Re: Poem layout
« on: May 17, 2016, 06:38:40 AM »
Thanks so much Erica!
I've read and printed and hanging on my wall your useful scheme, but I have a lot of difficulties to apply to pointed pen (I can not always understand how I can play with this style, than it makes perfect sense for broad nib)
This nite I'm gonna try with your usefull advice!
.. and I will continue to update  ;D

Hello Alba!
Iíve take the same workshop like two months ago.
I had only couple of hours by train (I never flew with nibs, so I canít say what would happen), and I was very nervous too  ;)
I packed my suitcase with almost all the things on my desk, and then what I used is what I bought from her.
Usually she always bring the material for the students, and she also have a little range of other material too.
If you have other oblique than the speedball bring it with you! It will be very comfortable to switch from a nib to another. At that workshop we used NikkoG and Principal (She lent us some of her holder with strange nibs, but the two that we used for writing was that two).
She usually arrange a very nice welcome kit to the ws, with a lots of practice sheets and others gadget (I have a spencerian water too )
I think the only things you need are:
- obliques
- dinky dips with dropper
- irongall ink (preferably McCaffery's)
- Rodhia A4 white (no ruling)
- some nibs (just tbring small amount so although it will be seized will not be terrible)

She will wrote letters on her piece of paper and it will be projected on a big screen, so you can watch her, take some notes and re-do the same. A pencil would be great for this, also should be useful for drill exercise :)

Relax and have fun! it will be great!  ;)

Kind Critique / Poem layout
« on: May 16, 2016, 10:49:54 AM »
Hello  :)
I'm trying to write a poem that is quite long ..
I have several problem with letter shape, but ok .. for that I only need more time and practicing..
My biggest issue at the moment is with layout  :-[

The first attempt that I had is a plain b/w

The main problem that I notice, is how to start exactly on the left side.. I'm going mad with these maiuscles (that is also the most difficult to me)
I find this layout boring, so I've tried something else

here there is some issue with perspective in photo (the lines are not really so weird)
but I still find it quite boring.

How can I do to emprove layout and composition? 
Thanks in advace!

Flourishing / Re: Exemplar for broad nib calligraphy
« on: May 16, 2016, 10:36:59 AM »
Try to google Jan van den Velde  :D
 he gone mad with flourishing
It's done with a quill but quite broad

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