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Christmas/Holiday presents
« on: December 27, 2014, 10:26:37 PM »
I did not see a Christmas present thread, so I figure I would start one.

My wife gave me a "Daylight" light box (really a pad about 3/8 inch thick).   :)
She must have been reading my mind as I was really thinking about getting something easier to use than my current 4 inch thick light box.
Now I can use and see the guide sheets under my 32# paper.
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 06:20:02 AM »
I got a typewriter and lots of pens - including Zig pens!

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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 09:28:47 AM »
This is fun!

I must have been really good this year because hubs gave me a Huion L4S Lightpad, and little bro gave me an Epson Perfection V370 Photo Scanner!

…and I got myself some gouache and nibs.  ;D
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 11:18:05 AM »
I received Vol 1 & 2 of Dasherie and margin to play and practice. Wonderful!

Scarlet Blue, I am delighted for you about the typewriter. My son brought a good laugh home from college. A guy in his dorm produced a Youtube video called 'Pass the Salt'. It may enhance your enjoyment of the typewriter.  :)

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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 05:41:32 PM »
I got a typewriter and lots of pens - including Zig pens!

A typewriter...how cool. 
I presume you mean an old manual one.
Which brand/model? 
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 08:58:39 PM »
my husband gave me new inks to play with:  platinum pigment inks :)

i also got a set of watercolor tubes and washi tapes from friends :)
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 10:25:12 PM »

Scarlet Blue, I am delighted for you about the typewriter. My son brought a good laugh home from college. A guy in his dorm produced a Youtube video called 'Pass the Salt'. It may enhance your enjoyment of the typewriter.  :)

Blessings everyone!
Kim

That was a NEAT video, I loved it    ;D
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 10:29:35 PM »
Cute video!
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 11:53:19 PM »
My husband and I don't exchange anymore because we have everything we need and if we want something, we usually buy it! I told my parents and my brother we shouldn't exchange this year because we spend too much money on stuff we don't need! So this was the first year I didn't get a single gift! I consider that an accomplishment of sorts.  ;D But it's all good because my mail box was FULL UP with gorgeous calligraphy cards and they are my treasures.  ;D

I made everyone in my entire family personalized Christmas ornaments. Thirty-six of them!  ;D
 
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 01:32:41 AM »
My husband and I don't exchange anymore because we have everything we need and if we want something, we usually buy it!

I can relate to this line so much.
My wife gets frustrated with me, because I will go and get what I want.  So there is very little for her to get to surprise me.  Several times I told her I was going to get something, and she then told me not to, because she already did or was going to get it.  Or I will get something that she planed to get for me.  She had to chase me out of the art supply store, in case I decided to buy the light box myself.  Now I know why   ;)
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2014, 02:50:13 AM »
  She had to chase me out of the art supply store, in case I decided to buy the light box myself.  Now I know why   ;)

LOL! She sounds like a wonderful wife!   ;)
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 05:31:50 AM »
I didn't get any calligraphy materials but I did get a new phone! Woohoo! Hope you guys had a fun time with your familes! :)
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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2014, 07:12:01 AM »
Oh... my Typewriter is a German Privileg 300T.... I had a strange brain paralysis when I realised I couldn't change the font size! It's totally manual and it makes a splendid industrious sound when I hit the keys. It's even slower than calligraphy!

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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 11:44:03 AM »
I celebrated My birthday one month ago and I received a calligraphy set branded Fabriano Boutique which I adore!
My husband chose as Xmas present for me a calligraphy workshop I am attending in January in order to improve a little bit
He definitely understood I like calligraphy ... Maybe beacause of letters and cards I have been receiving for some months?!?!?

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Re: Christmas/Holiday presents
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 04:05:21 PM »
Great topic! I got my first Rhodia pad which I'm a little scared to use, a bunch of wax seal stamps and wax, and a lamp to go under my birthday desk.  :)