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Flourishing / Re: More Studies on Flourishing
« on: Today at 05:47:45 PM »
My goodness, @RoughDiamond!  This piece is a real stunner -- I love the 3D effect that white on black and intricate lines make!  I very much admire your skills and efforts. 

Introductions / Re: Hello all from Ky
« on: November 22, 2022, 11:06:08 PM »
Greetings, @ Crystalproffitt !  It is always a delight to have someone new join in. There is plenty in the Flourish Forum archives to browse to your heart's content, but a tremendous benefit is posing questions to the members. Everyone is so kind, and the scope of knowledge and experience here is phenomenal! I was recently surprised to have seen so many helpful comments on a recent question regarding calligraphy on cookies, so I'm certain any of your questions regarding calligraphy on skin would also result in many interesting replies.


Tools & Supplies / Re: Writing on unglazed gingerbread?
« on: November 22, 2022, 05:01:38 PM »
@tintenfuchs Yes, of course we must now see pictures!

Show & Tell / Re: My exchange wall
« on: November 15, 2022, 01:26:00 AM »

Your wall is just stunning!  And all those gorgeous envelopes -- I am nonplussed!  Thank you for sharing with us.

Word of the Day / Re: kakorrhaphiophobia
« on: November 11, 2022, 10:39:08 AM »
This WOTD says it all!   ;D

Word of the Day / Re: idiochromatic
« on: November 10, 2022, 08:00:42 PM »

Inktober / Re: End of Inktober PARTYYYYY
« on: November 10, 2022, 07:39:53 PM »
@Lucie Y late, but nevertheless, unlike in Inktober, you get more than one word out of me. What’d you put in the punch bowl?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Want to become an Expert?
« on: November 06, 2022, 03:21:35 PM »
I enjoyed this very much, and just about anything Veritasium does!  Thanks for sharing.  Being uncomfortable and the concept of "deliberate practice," as opposed to doing what is fun and comfortable, was a good reminder to inform my own study. I think the recent Inktober 2022 event was a great example of this for perhaps many of us. 

I also loved seeing Lara Somogyi's input on learning and playing harp, which is an activity that also challenges me, and perhaps @Lucie Y.  I'm only now approaching the first 1,000 hour mark in learning to write cursive again, so 10,000 is not likely in my lifetime in any case.  ;D

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Why Cursive Mattered
« on: October 31, 2022, 07:40:00 PM »
I’m enjoying these articles; thanks for posting them! But then, I’m someone who does know how to use an abacus, well, soroban and used it to file taxes before online software became available.

I don’t recall graduating from pencil to pen as described in this article and other books I’ve read, but do have some vague memories of learning printing and cursive. Was not particularly successful at either and ultimately abandoned cursive after doing a fair amount of software coding in the early computer days.

It is taking a lot of time and attention now to acquire the skill for which I now have so much respect.

Inktober / Re: DAY 30 - 2022: GEAR
« on: October 31, 2022, 11:10:57 AM »
@K2 - LOVE! When I was young my brother was highly allergic to animals, so I had a pet hermit crab named Creepy. I used to drag walk him around the kitchen with a leash I made from twistie ties. He ate peanut butter. When he died, I got another one and named him Creepy Jr.

Your pet crab story cracks me up! As kids, we used to catch drone honeybees and tie little sewing thread “leashes” on them to fly them around, but your crab leash is a first for me! I had a similar pet naming story, though.

Mine was one of those little quarter sized turtles which I improbably named “Frisky Coat-Coat.”  As you may well imagine, FCC was far from frisky, but I must have had my reasons. Frisky disappeared shortly after setting up its little plastic tank only to be found dead behind the refrigerator, covered in lint. Mom consoled me with a replacement … which I named “Frisky Coat-Coat The Second.”

Inktober / Re: DAY 30 - 2022: GEAR
« on: October 31, 2022, 11:05:44 AM »
@K-2 Your art has often reminded me of  my most beloved elementary school teacher. Today’s crab compels me to share this memory. In fifth grade, Mr. David read aloud to us the book Pagoo, by Holling C. Holling.

This book tells the story of the hermit crab, “Pagoo”, so-named because Pagurus is a genus of hermit crabs in the family Paguridae. (I missed your Latin today!) This wonderful book presents an intricate study of tide-pool life from Pagoo’s perspective and through gorgeous watercolor illustrations, and I and my classmates were hooked! Mr. David had also brought some marine life to class one day, and from that point on, I wanted to be a marine biologist “when I grow up!” I made myself a plankton net, and Dad took us on a trip to Bodega Bay where I embarked on some research.

Inktober / Re: DAY 30 - 2022: GEAR
« on: October 31, 2022, 10:59:46 AM »
I believe this Day 30 may be my favorite day of Inktober so far! It is perhaps so for me because I’m sensing an intimacy that is only forged when people are “together” in a shared experience over a long enough period of time.    That, plus everyone’s kindness and support has made a comfortable and safe environment to put forth our creative extensions of ourselves —  and in which to “wear our egos lightly” (thank you @AnasaziWrites for that earlier Buddha quote!)

And along the way, little bits of your personal lives, history, anecdotes and personality have slipped through. This has been an unexpected and my favorite part of the experience. You all are beautiful people.

Inktober / Re: DAY 28 - 2022: CAMPING
« on: October 29, 2022, 10:40:59 AM »
Hello all! Visiting hometown, erstwhile coworkers, daughters, grandkids, siblings …

It will go quickly and hasn’t left time to contribute anything, but I wanted to let you know I do try to lurk here when I can. I have so much admiration for what I’m seeing and so many positive things to say!

Since Inky brought it up, here’s my ideal camping.

Inktober / Re: Day 26 - 2022: ego
« on: October 26, 2022, 12:09:33 PM »
Look at the ego on this g.

The nineteenth century graphologists would have a heyday with that descender!  And I’m “Mesmerized”  - but that’s eighteenth century - by those flourishes! Beautifully and humorously executed.

Inktober / Re: Day 24 - 2022: FAIRY
« on: October 26, 2022, 12:38:19 AM »
Didn’t put much time into this today, but it is a new F for me which was what I’d hoped to explore with Inktober. Alternative spelling.

Home just one more day, then traveling again and returning Nov 2.  Likely you’ll not see much more from me this month.

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