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Offline Martín

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Hello from Finland!
« on: January 28, 2014, 05:34:44 AM »
Hi, my name is Martín and I live in northern Finland. I've been doing calligraphy for about a year and a half as of this writing. I started out with Chancery italic, and then picked up Spencerian about a year ago. Now that I'm comfortable with those, I'm trying to learn Copperplate.

Looking forward to finding nice people and nice calligraphy here :)

This is a more or less representative sample of what I can currently pen in the scripts I practice...






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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:38:12 AM »
Welcome Martin!

Your work is beautiful. I'm so happy you shared with us. Are you self taught or have you been able to take any classes? I'm curious as to what the calligraphy community is like in Finland.

You have made wonderful progress in a short time! Thank you for joining us and I look forward to seeing more of your work on the forum.  :D
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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 10:42:05 AM »
Welcome Martin!

Your work is beautiful. I'm so happy you shared with us. Are you self taught or have you been able to take any classes? I'm curious as to what the calligraphy community is like in Finland.

You have made wonderful progress in a short time! Thank you for joining us and I look forward to seeing more of your work on the forum.  :D

Thanks Erica for the warm welcome! I am indeed self-taught. I know there is a Finnish calligraphy association, but I'm not in it (yet). I'm not originally from here, so there's a bit of a language barrier :)

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 11:26:17 AM »
Welcome Martin!  Thanks for sharing your work!  I've been to Finland a couple of times to do ashtanga yoga and really love it there-- such a beautiful country.   :)


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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 06:22:23 PM »
Welcome Martin!  Thanks for sharing your work!  I've been to Finland a couple of times to do ashtanga yoga and really love it there-- such a beautiful country.   :)

Thanks, Joy! If you come around again, ping me! :)

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 06:51:57 PM »
Marvelous! I started as self taught as well. You have made great progress on your own! Some day I want to go to Finland.  :)
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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 01:39:07 AM »
Welcome Martin!
Everyone is wonderful here.  You're going to learn so much!

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 02:39:54 AM »
Welcome, Martin! Your work is beautiful!

I'm a newbie to pointed pen (some experience with broad pen) who's also been to Finland. Although it was so long ago I'm not sure it really counts!

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 02:42:30 AM »
Thanks, Lori and Roseann!

Erica, you should definitely visit, it's a very beautiful country!

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 11:53:38 AM »
Welcome to the Flourish forum Martin! Really enjoyed seeing your work too. Thanks for sharing! Your work is beautiful, especially the Spencerian!

Where are you originally from? (If you don't mind me asking)

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 04:06:21 PM »
Hi Martin ! Bienvenue ! I guess you are french (because of Albert Camus's calligraphy  ;))
 You are doing very well  thanks for sharing  :)
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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 05:04:03 PM »
Welcome to the Flourish forum Martin! Really enjoyed seeing your work too. Thanks for sharing! Your work is beautiful, especially the Spencerian!

Where are you originally from? (If you don't mind me asking)

Thank you, Linda! I'm originally from Uruguay... haven't lived there in quite a while, though :)

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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 05:07:10 PM »
Hi Martin ! Bienvenue ! I guess you are french (because of Albert Camus's calligraphy  ;))
 You are doing very well  thanks for sharing  :)
Nora

Merci bien! I'm not French, though, but I've lived in France for a few years...

Edit: je viens de voir dans ton profil que t'es française... j'ai vécu presque cinq ans à Rennes... Ça me manque, de temps en temps, la France et les français :)
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Re: Hello from Finland!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014, 06:34:28 PM »
Ahhh !! Tu as vécu à Rennes : la belle Bretagne  :D - ma mère était Bretonne  ;D !! J'ai vu qu'en fait tu es de l'Uruguay ... Grand voyageur  :) super !!