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Tools & Supplies / Re: do you ever feel guilty about the paper?
« on: May 21, 2014, 01:18:59 PM »
Oh, I no longer feel alone!

Tools & Supplies / Re: do you ever feel guilty about the paper?
« on: May 21, 2014, 12:10:50 PM »
I think you make sense, treehugger!  Calligraphy is not a cheap hobby, and it is more difficult if you have to ask someone else to pay.  But, maybe think of it this way (and tell your parents) ... if you wanted to play rugby, you'd need boots and a uniform and money for bus fares or petrol to get to classes.  If you wanted to do taekwondo, you need to pay for classes, and for a dobok, and for each grading, and for membership, and so on ...

If you wanted to do cocaine, that could get really expensive!!!

On the scale of hobbies, calligraphy is really not so bad ;)  See if you can find the cheapest possible paper to practice on, and make your parents lots of beautiful lettering gifts to thank them :D

ahaha, they should be happy I don't want to do cocaine! :D

oh i feel totally guilty about the paper, but mostly that i'm wasting it because of mistakes or ink blobs.  i always put the paper in the recycle bin and hope it gets made into something else ;)

i totally understand you since i waste a lot of paper because of mistakes and ink blobs :(
but i don't worry a lot about the environment: luckly paper is recyclable!

I love paper and I keep all practice sheets ideas. I just hate how expensive some of it is. So I guess the only guilt I feel is when I pay for it and explaining the expense to my husband. Lol
But I make use of all the paper just to show my hubby it's worth every penny. I love Moya's idea - just keep making your parents beautiful letters drawing etc so they get excited about your addiction and keep supporting it. 😍

I keep them too and I have a sort of addiction to paper and stationery, i REALLY LOVE these things.

I feel you. Im also a student and most of the money I use is from my dad. Ive been hoarding papers, believe or not. Yes, not nibs, not holders, but different kinds of papers. I feel guilty sometimes but I just try to use every inch of it for drafts and drills. I also keep all my scratches. I keep them in a folder to avoid the mess. Maybe someday I can do something with them.

Just make the most out of it! Put it this way, for every paper, you get better! Hah  ;D

I totally understand when you say "I try to use every inch of it", I always do that in order of not wasting!

thank you all for replying!

Tools & Supplies / Re: do you ever feel guilty about the paper?
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:32:56 AM »
Thank you for answering Moya :)

Not to act like a victim, but in this moment of my life I don't have my money, since I'm a student and I live with my parents, I don't work (here it's quite impossible to find a work actually) and so I need to ask money to my parents everytime I have to buy something, so I think I can't really do the distinction between cheap and expensive paper. Even if the paper I use is not expensive, it's anyway a cost. I don't know if you can understand what I mean :)

Show & Tell / Re: Calligraphy Videos
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:05:44 AM »
thank you for sharing! :)

Tools & Supplies / do you ever feel guilty about the paper?
« on: May 21, 2014, 03:03:12 AM »
I don't know if there is already a topic about this!

When I have to practice and to write the same letter many times over I feel kind of guilty about using so much paper, like I was wasting it.. do you ever feel this way?

well, I think my favorites are f, k and q, but I don't like how my c and e turn out and i really hate r.
about uppercases I like A, H, K, O and really hate D, I, J. I would also like E if only it would turn out like Erica's.

Guidelines / Re: Copperplate Grids
« on: May 19, 2014, 12:13:48 PM »
Thank youuu!

patweecia: I'm glad my topic is helpful for you too! :)

Danke Estefa! I thought the same thing, i will try and see which method, yours or Moya's, comes easier for me.
However, I find very strange that they produce that nib, which is supposed to be for beginners, and they don't care about the fact it doesn't fit in the common holders.. perhaps it's an example of a wrong marketing strategy :/

Oh! Thank you Moya!
When talking about calligraphy stuff I'm always afraid of saying stupid things because here nobody knows anything and I don't know who I can ask to. Fortunately I found this forum, but I have some problems with the language ahah, it would be so much easier if you all could speak Italian ahah but the other side of the coin is that this forum is an opportunity to practice my English too :D
Thank you very much! I think I'll do as you did since the holder I bought was very cheap and now I can use the T25 with the others nib.

I bought this elbow nib because I couldn't find an cheap oblique holder here where I live, I bought also a standard nib holder with metal ring and four prongs but I had some difficulties inserting that nib in it and I'm afraid to break something. Yesterday my brother came back from Japan and he bought me a tachikava T25 holder, so I tried to insert the elbow nib in it, but I can't. Is it my fault or aren't these holder adapt to Mitchell elbow nib? Maybe I have to apply more pressure?

Flourish Forum News / Re: Is it Really Free?
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:01:08 AM »
Erica, I would like to Thank you for sharing with us, with me, these tutorials.
As you said, somebody cannot pay 120Ä for a very few hours of workshop at the local shop (I was asked that money for a lesson by a non professional calligrapher and I found it very wrong, but maybe it's me and I have a wrong idea).
By the way, I really can't afford that kind of workshops and lessons in this moment of my life: I hope in the future I will, but now I'm just a young student who'd like to learn something new, have a new non-expensive hobby, and without you and your tutorials I couldn't learn anything about this world. I really appreciate your generosity and everything you wrote in this topic.
It's really a pleasure and a fortune to have the possibility of learning listening to your tender and full of love voice.

Introductions / Re: Hello form Italy!
« on: May 11, 2014, 07:19:34 AM »
Benvenuta! Bello trovare un'altra italiana :)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Ink everywhere!
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:52:49 PM »
thank you! I will surely try :)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Ink everywhere!
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:32:21 PM »
Sorry but I don't understand how do you put that piece of paper over your work as hand guard..

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: 271 years before Pantone
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:59:55 PM »
Oh my god, I LOVE this kind of things!

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