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This "w" style is most popular in italic hand, I think...

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Italic variations
« on: October 27, 2021, 09:34:06 PM »
Ken, thanks for the explanation with each variation.  I prefer a much more flourished italic.

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Spencerian Script / Re: Imperfection
« on: October 18, 2021, 11:41:26 PM »
Beautiful work as always Mike.

Imperfection is what drives us.  Hence, the beauty of the chase.

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Spencerian Script / Re: Pointed pen nibs Hints for angle/speed/movement
« on: October 18, 2021, 10:48:25 PM »
Wonderful to have you jumped on this band wagon.  It is a whole new learning experience.  Try this first...do drills to learn the pressure required and learn the light of hand.  I am still learning after 5 yrs.  And the type of nibs matters.  Try stiff nibs first then gradually progress to more flexible nibs.

And now the hunt for the perfect nib began for you.  Please note one nib is perfect for one user is not perfect for you

Peace

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Vintage Pen
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:09:00 AM »
It so happens that a cracked nib like that is very serviceable.  Bring it to a jeweler with a laser welder.   It should be an easy 5 minutes welding.

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Contest: Who wrote this?
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:50:05 AM »
Thank you @AnasaziWrites for the wonderful letter I received today.

The 604ef is a wonderful gift.  I love the lettering on the envelop, your penmanship is exemplary.

Thank you.




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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Contest: Who wrote this?
« on: May 30, 2021, 07:36:26 PM »
Oh my goodness..

Francis E. Spinner the treasurer who signed the check to buy Alaska

Cool!

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Tools & Supplies / Re: How can I keep vintage nibs rust free?
« on: May 13, 2021, 08:19:49 PM »
The ultimate way to remove rust is via electrolysis.


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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Trying to learn flourishing
« on: March 24, 2021, 12:24:30 AM »
Thank you for reviving the italics in me  ;D

https://archive.org/details/gri_33125009318649/page/n45/mode/2up
https://archive.org/details/gri_33125008713881/page/n7/mode/2up

Palatino and Tagliente were my favorite teachers.  There Merchantile version is very flourished.

Have fun!

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Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Learning business penmanship
« on: November 25, 2020, 12:09:11 AM »


Who would in their right mind write "onion" for 1 minutes?  This example was written with a Biro on a normal desk.

As to pertaining to the writing condition that is not on a normal desk...say... on a counter while standing up when there isn't enough room for your arm to rest... You can use an alternative pivoting point....



I shifted my anchored point from the fleshy part of the forearm to the fleshy part of the palm.  However, you need to learn to glide a little with each word.  Whereas, the anchoring on the fleshy part of the forearm allows me to write the full span of the page in one go.  I get better speed and form when using the forearm then the flesh of the palm.

And yes, you can get very usable form with speed.  What really got met here was with Ziller's instructions and lots of support from friends at FF.

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Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Learning business penmanship
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:37:32 AM »
I really like Ziller's BP teaching as each exercise is accompanied with time signature (tempo) and the drills that is needed before the exercise.  Drills that help to develope the principals of forming the letters of that exercise.

Perhaps this will help you to gage as to when you will improve your form?  I am sure you will succeed.

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Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Learning business penmanship
« on: November 23, 2020, 05:15:12 AM »
+Jean
+Erica

If you have persisted this far, it is your testament of perseverance.  I have tried to strive for better speed and have not been able to attain the speed as specified in Ziller's Business Penmanship.  In fact, I have traded speed for form.  I noticed that my speed had increased and continuing to increase as the years roll bye.  With my continued daily practiced, I wrote with much more confident and energy.

My micro muscular movement control have gotten better.  I suspect that yours too will improve in form while keeping the same speed or even increase in speed.  Your persistence will payoff as your perseverance keeps on ticking

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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Milonguera (Debbie Martin) (10/4/1952-11/2/2020)
« on: November 05, 2020, 08:43:37 AM »
My words do not speak justice to the lights that burns more brightly for all that she had shared and inspired within us.  Her passing is much lost and her battles and suffering has passed.  Peace upon her.

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Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Your current writing specimen
« on: September 27, 2020, 10:19:40 AM »

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