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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Gillott No.5005
« on: May 24, 2023, 10:59:56 AM »
Beautiful and lovely work!!

ProCreate Calligraphy / Re: ProCreate Calligraphy & Lettering!
« on: May 24, 2023, 10:27:55 AM »
Thank you @Erica McPhee @jordantruster for this share.
I bought a new iPad and a pencil and trying to learn more about ProCreator and how to get into digital calligraphy. I am doing some research and so far I am  at level Zero. I guess I am able to get into what I want to do in calligraphy on iPad.

This is the  Interview of  Andrew Jamieson, the designer of King Charles III's Coronation Invitation..  I guess this  is quite an interesting interview to show how he accomplished this project.

I have the link here
More into the website of Andrew.. Hope this gives you all about " High-end Calligraphy"  :D

Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Gillott No.5005
« on: May 15, 2023, 06:30:28 PM »
Beautiful work and I love the colour of ink and the whole creation.
thank you for sharing!!!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Belgium
« on: March 19, 2023, 08:33:48 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Beautiful and impressive note and it is well written with a nice flow!!

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Wisconsin
« on: March 19, 2023, 08:29:33 PM »
Hello from London !  ;D I am sharpening my knives too but I am not at all good at getting my knives well sharped and back in right shape.
I guess when you start to use POINTED PENS  some prefer to get their pens very Sharpe..   so that they make their best hair lines very perfect. So you have more chance of mastering that technique  to get the best sharp pens faster than any one else!!!!
Welcome to the Forum !!! ;D

Tools & Supplies / Broken "Chic Oblique E-curve" Holder.
« on: March 12, 2023, 09:49:04 AM »
This is what happened to the holder when I tried to remove a Nib.
This holder has no support  pin with the" stem and the Flang" and even seems to have "Friction fitted' and non glued when assembling.
Came out simply and I  haven't even used this pen regularly .
It is a bit sad what happened to this nice pen and I am thinking a way to get it fixed. Thinking what  glue could do a permanent joint???? Is that Epoxy is best or another non complicated  glue to choose.
Any suggestion ???
Has anyone had the same problem with this Curve -E pen?? I know many of us are using this pen on this forum.

2023 Exchanges / Re: Love Letters 2023 Valentine Exchange
« on: March 12, 2023, 05:50:36 AM »
WOW!!! what a beautiful exchange !!! amazing work. @Erica McPhee and @Starlee this is wonderful work! thank you for share.

Hello Mark, it is a real fun to read your story.
There are many other versions of your stories  that many of us learnt or programmed  into our lives and  we carrying on for the rest of life. So next to our leaning and as the second learning at school will effect and shape of life for the rest of our life.
Thank you for being so brave for  sharing your story and you are not alone.
I also have some thing to share here about myself. :-[ I am very bad at counting and numbers. I hate numbers and I failed in Maths and /mathematics and applied maths in my earlier stage of academy.  So I am very weak in accounting etc.
All those things happened when a primary teacher knocked me harder on my Head while we were in a teaching session. He hurted  me on and he was a narcissistic teacher. So that fear was settled into my genetic as a programme. so I was  carring that  fear as a defence to keep the numbers away from me.  I had discovered it roots  only when I was learning about NLP and found out the memory I carry around through  my life.

Yes it is easy to get rid of those memory in our sells of  body/ mind that could adjust" to new thinking or as Programmes to remove any difficulties  and get to where we want to go next. There are so many books on  NLP ( Neuro -Linguistic Programming )  ( As EX.  This book is my recommendation to read. "NLP the New Technology  Of Achievement " just have a a look at those many books and you can get something helpful  to feed and refresh your mind. So you can arm yourself to kick off all your OLD THINKING THAT runs as programme to move your life.
There are no side effects of doing something differently reading books.  :D ACTUALLY WE NEED THE RIGHT SIDE-EFFCT TO CHANGE OUR MIND SET. Just have a try.
Just send me a Pm and I can send you some supply Ex. kind of pen/ fountain/ Straight holder/ and some nibs to try. Also a calligraphy book of fun writing/ I have one to give away.  I'll do it free and I'll send it to you  when I am free and when I find time to bundle all together.
I am happy to do that and all you have to do it write some mocking letters  addressing that teacher G and   to showing  by your  own writing to make he / her jealous. ( I think you'll find many ideas From This NLP reading and similar things from some books.

Also if you Have websites/ Face book /Instagrams/ or social media/ to put your written letters someone as  anonymous addressing as written letters your hands will get starting to be easy shuffle and light.  Or you can write the letters and destroy or burn. That works too.
Good luck on learning your wring power and it is not something  given by anyone but gaining by yourself and taming your hand to achieve it.
God is within you  ..  ???   and you have to  find a way tap into  him. 8) Keep writing Mark.  ::)

Tools & Supplies / Re: New Hunt 108 Not Inking
« on: March 09, 2023, 08:59:37 AM »
Preparing a nib is a problem for many and once you know how to do it it is just a Fun.
I agree with Erica It is "cute" . I am a potato guy. I use potatoes and I have many potatoes in the fridge in  cool and fresh and Juicy. I guess if your using  potato leave out side it get "harder and rubbery" so that skin is hard and can damage nib while picking. So I prefer to use a fresh one and the fridge will save it's freshness all the time.
I am very careful how I use the with Very EF Vintage Nibs. I do it very gently. Also I use Rubbing alcohol  I have one small Jar ready with my ink jars.   What I do is first I pass into any new Nib and use the potato if it is less effective. Vintage nibs are easy to clean and they are having very less coating. And also I like the " saliva " bath . It removes anything effectively. I use a Paper tissues while I write and when  during writing some times the writing loose it consistency due to the ink flow. So you need to clean the nib with alcohol / Or even with ink and wiping off abundantly. This instant you can use the paper towel Saliva bath.  I also know many used / prepared  nibs re-cleaned as they are not working due to some reason. I think it is  due to the unseen oxidisation of deposits on the  nib cased by moister or ink. So they need whipping off with alcohol or some thing. It is not a big issue. What I do is dip it on the ink clean on a tissue and repeat that several time so the nib is back in action.

I never ever barbecue any nib. Heat is changing the nibs condition of tempering that was done during the original manufacture. If someone over use the heat the nibs original soft nib will change. The people who know how to time it then no problem. But this coating is not anything so hard or severe as we hear. It is just some lubrication to separate the metal with oxygen and sulphur like gazes in the ambient air. Imagine even our body oil will act as those lubricants.   
Some suggest pick your nibs on a potato and leave over night.... again sounds like  ::) Some suggests use toothpaste and brush several minutes. I don't do it either.   :-[

I don't suggest any Vinegar  on any nibs . Unless you want to pickle  them ???:o   Vinegar is an acid that is very effective on  removing high layers of Rusts . So the nibs. Will ware-out highly than any cleaner.  I think it behaves  something like  Iron gaul ink does. Not very healthy trick.

Mike is right. I know a person who is a friend of mine who had very beautiful  Cursive lettering. As I remember He had his casual/ general  writing as 49/ 50/ 52 .. I wonder if he knew or learn anything academically to put his writing on to that slant??. He was not a calligrapher. I think some people did found that slant made their cursive interesting.

Spencerian Script / Re: My Spencerian Practice.
« on: March 05, 2023, 09:40:24 AM »

Spencerian Script / Re: My Spencerian Practice.
« on: March 05, 2023, 09:37:47 AM »
I was studying the Spencerian  Compendium Book 10

Spencerian Script / Re: My Spencerian Practice.
« on: March 05, 2023, 09:14:33 AM »
One more drills with a Metronome to monitor the speed counts for a minutes ( 300 to 500 per minutes)
 It is a real fun and Your wonkiness in writing  in slow wring wrinkles shows  identical  evidence in change after repeated exercise  in drills.

Spencerian Script / Re: My Spencerian Practice.
« on: March 05, 2023, 08:59:56 AM »
One more study

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