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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Pen lift with spencerian?
« on: March 20, 2020, 12:39:59 AM »
Ahh. Great information! I will research business penmanship! Thank you!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Pen lift with spencerian?
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:57:56 PM »
Iím aware there is a category for Spencerian, but because I am a total newbie drawing some letters to see if I want to pursue this further, I have a quick question. It appears the pen isnít lifted as often as with Copperplate? I am working from Spencersí New Standard Writing exemplar. Thank you so much!

Flourish Forum News / Re: New Members - New Requirements
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:18:44 PM »
Iíve retired and have all the time now to play! Aw, thanks so much for remembering me! I canít believe how much stuff is out there compared to back in the day. Glad to you see you all still here. Some among have really gone on to wonderful things! I follow some on IG and theyíre amazing! Iíve been dabbling in watercolors and lettering and that dip pen was just staring me in the face! Happy to be back!

Flourish Forum News / Re: New Members - New Requirements
« on: March 05, 2020, 03:21:12 PM »
*tap* *tap* *tap* this thing on? Itís been years since Iíve picked up my pen and I did it yesterday! Muscle memory still good but how on earth did my writing get so shaky? I feel like I canít remember a I rinse off my nib in water when Iím done for the day? Does ink have a shelf life? Are dinky dots still a thing? Halp, Erica!!!  ;D

Introductions / Re: Hi from Michigan!
« on: January 29, 2015, 08:05:55 PM »
Waving at Sonny from east of the Capitol city. Welcome! If you work for the state I'm guessing you're somewhere close by me in Williamston.  ;)


Zentangles / Zen tangled Shoes!
« on: January 26, 2015, 12:03:19 PM »
I found these photos on FB and couldn't figure out the best way to link to them so I posted a composite pic here. This gentleman's name is Eric Drexler from Florida. Check him out! So fun!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Michigan
« on: January 10, 2015, 01:44:30 PM »
Another member of the Michigan contingency here to welcome you.

Ellen from Mid-Michigan

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Portland! I'm Kat. Nice to meet y'all!
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:46:09 PM »
Welcome to the Forum! If you see my daughter in PDX please say hi!

(She left us all behind in Michigan to enjoy the lovely Portland weather, or something.)


Introductions / Re: Hello from Michigan!
« on: November 22, 2014, 06:44:13 PM »
Another Michigander here! Welcome to the forum!

If I remember correctly, I met Erica via Craftsy, just before she started the Forum.


Welcome to Michigan, Cham! Mackinac Island is wonderful!

Hi, HappySoulPress. Where are you in Michigan? I'm near Lansing. I love your work on Etsy!


I haven't picked up a pen in, well I guess, months. I started to get frustrated because once I felt I learned the basics I couldn't get into taking it to a new level and just stopped. I don't want to make a career out of it and, truth be told, I have stacks and stacks of practice sheets that are taking up room in my office. I have so many hobbies and of late I've noticed if there isn't a point to it, it bores me. For instance, I quilt, but if I'm just sewing for the heck of it, I don't need another quilt lying around and I not sewing now either. So, I think my problem is I just don't see the point of putting so many hours into something I'm not necessarily enthused about right now. I'm sure I'll come around again, but I think I'm in hobby overload and need a long break. This makes me sad because I have all the time in the world but the interest has burned out.

Nikki, your work is beautiful and I know you expressed interest in making a career or if. Could you spend time concentrating on writing a business plan or cultivating contacts for the time being? Once you so some legwork on the business front, maybe the enthusiasm for the work will return?

Good luck,


Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Dasherie
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:25:58 PM »
Mine arrived here in Michigan today! Erica, how kind you had it delivered on my birthday! Haven't had a chance to read it yet but hopefully soon.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Lookin' Good and Movin' Fast
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:02:13 PM »
Just to add my two cents here, and no offense to anyone, but a lot of calligraphed letters are beautiful to us, but a disaster for anyone outside our group to read. Some lettering takes over the entire envelope and leaves little room for postage. I would imagine when a postal worker is working quickly to sort the mail, taking the time to admire and decipher our calligraphy can be a challenge. I learned back in the olden days, when mail-art was just starting, to keep it simple and likely it would show up in the intended's mailbox.


Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: How old are you?
« on: July 03, 2014, 08:54:07 PM »
I'm old enough to have kids age 32 and 28, two tiny grandchildren, no mortgage, tons of free time and enough chutzpah to say just about anything I feel like saying. Ha!  ;D ;D

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