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Offline Ange1112

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Hello
« on: November 04, 2013, 01:31:42 AM »
Hello! I am Angela from Los Angeles, CA. I have been fascinated with lettering and calligraphy for as long as I can remember, but really got into it more when my cousin asked me to letter her envelopes for her wedding last year. To my surprise, her guests loved the personal touch, and there began my journey of learning and dissecting this beautiful lost art. I am currently self taught through books , long hours of practice, and IAMPETH videos. In addition, i have come across many inspiring calligraphers on Instagram who are always willing to share insight or common challenges that most of us encounter. I mainly practice copperplate and some italics. I have worked on several projects and private events.
Besides doing calligraphy, I'm a 5th grade teacher and a mother to my beautiful 12 year old daughter. Thank you, Erica for this great forum to help us connect and share ideas. It is because of dedicated individuals like you that we can all maintain and help grow this wonderful community.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 11:45:56 AM »
Hi Angela! I know we have chatted a bit on instagram...so glad to see you here, too! :)

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 06:53:20 PM »
Thank you, Lisa. So glad to share a common interest with a genuine person like you. I look forward to out forum chats.

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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 11:09:00 PM »
Thanks Angela! I really appreciate that. Welcome to the forum. You are in good company being self taught! The great thing is there are so many resources available now! And with the internet and video - it's definitely more accessible.

I have a 12 year old as well (son). I'm homeschooling him and my youngest daughter. I have so much respect for teachers. Truly takes serious dedication!

I look forward to seeing your work. Don't be shy about asking questions! And again, welcome. So happy you've joined us!
Truly, Erica
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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 12:37:40 PM »
Hi Angela,
I volunteer to do watercolor workshops with fifth graders. I admire teachers for sure. Those little bursts of involvement wear me out. Teachers are certainly heros.

Good for you teaching yourself. I think this will be an amazing pace for us.
Donna Jeanne Koepp
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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 02:37:24 AM »
Thank you, Donna! Would love to see your watercolor work...

Angela

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Re: Hello
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 07:39:46 AM »
Hi Angela, nice to meet you!

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Re: Hello
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 01:02:11 AM »
Hi Joy,

Thanks for the welcome! Do you mind sharing your Instagram name?

Angela

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 01:38:20 AM »
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Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 10:14:48 AM »
Hello Angela ! Great to know you !! Nora

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Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 09:42:33 PM »
Great to see you here Angela! Been enjoying your work on IG!  :)

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Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 09:54:53 PM »
Thank you, Nora and Linda!
I enjoy this community so much.

Angela