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Introductions / Re: Hello from UAE!
« on: October 25, 2022, 11:00:22 AM »
Hi, Sarah!  Welcome to the Forum!  My daughter, a lawyer like me, lived in Abu Dhabi for 4 years! She has now returned to Texas, United States, & is in Houston. We visited Abu Dhabi & Dubai & enjoyed it very much! :D

I have (very basic) Italic & (pretty good) Copperplate. I tried to conquer Spencerian, but I have too much Copperplate in my hand. I was taking a (I think third?) class with Harvest Crittendon & she stopped by my desk, to check on my progress. She said, “You have very good Copperplate.  Why are you attempting Spencerian?”  I said, “Well, I love Spencerian!”  She patted my hand & said, “Well, honey, it doesn’t love you back!”  She was 100% right & I have abandoned that quest!  ;D  I hope that you are more successful in your journey than I was!

At any rate, I’m glad that you are here!  Welcome!

Janis

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Good grief!! That’s gorgeous!!

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Absolutely beautiful!!

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Oh, my gosh!  The work is SO beautiful!!  I get the "rabbit hole" analogy. - I'm going down into it, myself!

Janis

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Show & Tell / Re: Artwork & Lettering
« on: April 10, 2022, 12:34:07 PM »
The art work is beautiful!!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Benjamin Franklin Documentary
« on: April 06, 2022, 05:44:23 PM »
@K-2. Thank you for the excellent explanation!!  I was hoping that someone would jump in with an explanation!  I hate to see something that I don’t know anything about! 

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Benjamin Franklin Documentary
« on: April 06, 2022, 01:55:30 PM »
Hi!  Did any of you watch the Ken Burns special about Benjamin Franklin on PBS this week?  It was very interesting & very well produced!  Ben Franklin was a printer & during the show, they showed various documents from his day, some of which he printed.  I noticed that on most of the documents, the letter "s" resembled what I identify as an "f".  Anyone know when letter like that was the norm? 

There's an older insurance building across the street from the courthouse that has "Insvrance" carved in stone along the top, front of the building.  I know that at one point in time, "u" was written as "v".  My son was asking me about it, as it bugs him.  I couldn't tell him what era the use of the "v" for "u" was accepted.  Anyone know when that was?  Just wondering aloud here! :-)

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Mixing Gouache as Ink
« on: April 06, 2022, 01:45:36 PM »
@Erica McPhee In my head it was "gwash"

There's a major brand of vinyl products that's named, "Siser".  I hear LOTS of crafters call it "Sizer".  The company, however, has a YouTube channel, with lots of helpful videos on how to use their products, & they pronounce it "Caesar", as in "Julius Caesar".  I wince every time I hear a crafter say "Sizer".  The vinyl is sold at Michael's and the clerks all pronounce it "Sizer".  I think that the company needs to rethink how they spell the company name!

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Mixing Gouache as Ink
« on: April 05, 2022, 07:45:08 PM »
@Erica McPhee I was grateful for the video because you pronounced “gouache”. You saved me from HEAPS of embarrassment, as I would have butchered the pronunciation!!

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Mixing Gouache as Ink
« on: April 05, 2022, 12:03:37 PM »
@Erica McPhee I know that once-upon-a-time, you made a video about how to mix gouache as ink.  I've searched for the video, as I have an upcoming project & want to mix up a pretty robin's egg blue as ink.  I can't find the video!  (Probably, that is user error, but the end result is the same! - I can't find a link!)  Any suggestions on how/where to find it??

Thanks in advance!

Janis

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@Ken Fraser Hi, Ken!  That is really beautiful!!  I hope that you are well & happy!

Janis

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Workshops & Conference News / Re: 2022 IAMPETH conference
« on: April 04, 2022, 06:52:34 PM »
Lots of people say that Atlanta is Hell in the summer! 😃

Janis

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2022 Exchanges / Re: Flower Power 2022 Exchange Sign Ups are Now Open!
« on: April 04, 2022, 06:03:42 PM »
I’m interested in participating, but I’m trying to think what I could do that is consistent with the theme!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Whatcha Working On?
« on: April 04, 2022, 05:59:06 PM »
@K-2 I am a 100% newbie!  I’ve just been reading, watching video, aside from my half-day workshop in Oklahoma City!  I have order nice paper from Boxcar. I used the paper to make programs for a wedding. I applied foil to them & they turned out very well! (At least in my mind!). The bride liked them, anyway!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Whatcha Working On?
« on: April 04, 2022, 09:24:04 AM »
@K-2 I ordered the text that you recommended & it came in on Saturday.  I am excited to start working through it!  Thank you for the recommendation!

Janis

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