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Offline simplytangled

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« on: March 26, 2014, 01:56:23 AM »
Hello, my name is Lisa. I'm an artist and art instructor living and working in Columbus, Ohio. I work mostly with clay, but also enjoy exploring other materials. Lately I've been really interested in watercolor & pen and ink. I have some experience drawing with a dip pen which is what led me to pointed pen calligraphy. I started just last week when I found this forum and downloaded the worksheets after watching some tutorials. They are really great and so helpful for a beginner so thank you for those!!

I'm left handed and was experiencing a lot of trouble with flat tip/ broad tip calligraphy pens so when I discovered pointed pen, copperplate in particular, it felt like a better way to go. I want to focus on learning traditional copperplate for now so that I can build on that to learn new fonts and styles down the road. I would love to get some feedback as I'm learning so I'll be posting images of my practice sheets in the critique section soon.

I've got to say, I'm kind of addicted to calligraphy at the moment! I find myself thinking about it and practicing on random pieces of paper with whatever pen or pencil is in my hand. It is really relaxing and something I am so excited about learning! Just wondering, do any of you know of any calligraphy resources in my area?

Lisa
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Re: Hi!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 03:00:13 AM »
Hi Lisa and welcome!
Your ceramics work looks fantastic! :D
Enjoy your stay. 8)
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 03:20:20 AM »
Hi Lisa!
Yes!  Your ceramics are lovely.
Welcome!
Roseann

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 11:47:39 AM »
Thank you so much!  :)
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 11:52:26 AM »
welcome!
and i agree, lovely ceramics!

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 03:32:11 PM »
Welcome Lisa! I enjoyed reading your intro. I find calligraphy addicting too! I will sometimes work on a word and find myself doing it over and over and saying, "Just one more." And then I do ten or twenty more! I look forward to seeing your practice sheets!  :)
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 08:39:23 AM »
Welcome Lisa in this addicting calligrapher's world  :) - I'm based in France -Nice- so I can't help for calligraphy resources in your area but I'm sure others here will give you a clue.
Have fun with us !!

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 04:22:38 PM »
Hi Lisa ;)Welcome :)) I love your website , cant wait to see your works soon :)

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 01:12:30 AM »
Beautiful ceramic work, Lisa! Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing your calligraphy work :)