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Hallo from HOLLAND
« on: January 12, 2024, 01:32:43 PM »
Hallo .....I m Mike 80 from The Netherlands...Born in Wales UK.....moved in 1990 to Holland to live work and retire...Dutch citizen
Thank you for having me here.....Complete novice and hobbyist....don t have a script so advice or help
or suggestion more than welcome.....I m really not into sloping script as I like writing straight....
perhaps Blackletter if its  suitable for beginners please advice......really look forward to meeting you on my journey here. Thanks for reading my post..
























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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2024, 11:48:01 PM »
Welcome Mike! There are a variety of non-slanting hands to start with - I particularly like the French Ronde hand. You can also do Italic with little to no slant. Blackletter is definitely another one to consider.  :)
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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2024, 06:12:43 AM »
Good Afternoon
Thank you for the welcome and Guidance
Looking into Straight Italics.....along with Blackletter
Would like to improve my general handwriting do one exercise per day
Looking forward to this journey....to discover learn develop and grow with fun and pleasure
will post my efforts in due course....again thank you  kind regards
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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2024, 10:53:31 AM »
Wonderful! This is a great system and you can decide how much or how little you would like to slant the letters: Italic Handwriting

P.S. I have always wanted to go to Holland. My father taught a group of Dutch men when I was a child and they came to our house for dinner. They were so kind and lively and fun. They sang and danced. They gifted my brother and I with wooden clogs with our names etched in them (I still have mine!). I never forgot them and decided one day I would go to Holland.  :-*
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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2024, 10:39:51 AM »
Hallo .....I m Mike 80 from The Netherlands...Born in Wales UK.....moved in 1990 to Holland to live work and retire...Dutch citizen
Thank you for having me here.....Complete novice and hobbyist....don t have a script so advice or help
or suggestion more than welcome.....I m really not into sloping script as I like writing straight....
perhaps Blackletter if its  suitable for beginners please advice......really look forward to meeting you on my journey here. Thanks for reading my post..
@Mike....Dutch

We visited in 2017. You make great cheese over there, among other things.

Would you prefer to start with pointed pen or broad pen scripts?

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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2024, 01:12:52 PM »
Halo Erica
thanks for your post.....so nice that your folks  invited those Dutch people to dine....
Trying to go with Spencerian.....its going ok working with  Spencerian Handwriting....also using the spenc erian in my journal for penmanship daily....in my journal doing the History of Dutch Spelling in Dutch
via Wikapedia....
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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2024, 01:19:56 PM »
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Nice photo  what part of Holland did you visit...I live between Eindhoven and Arnhem in a small village called Uden near Grave....The Corridor ww2

Preparing to try Spencerian  later Old English.....enjoying the Spencerian...Hope this finds  you and the family well



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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2024, 06:35:04 PM »
Hello Mike , welcome to the forum.  :D
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.I m really not into sloping script as I like writing straight....
perhaps Blackletter if its  suitable for beginners please advice......really look forward to meeting you on my journey here. Thanks for reading my post.."

I think you enter the form as  someone not liking SLOPING SCRIPTS " ... but I assure you many of us came here as you and got ended up getting to that rabbit hole of many " Sloping wonderland. "  ;D

Give it a little time and you'll understand what  I men by that.
Big welcome to the Forum. and Greetings  from London.



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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2024, 06:45:00 PM »
Hi Mike

Nice people here who will go out their way to assist you should you ask. As a suggestion - take a look at Mr Fraser's writings. It will blow your mind - with no fear of contradiction. He writes in many hands and is inspirational (as are many others).

Enjoy your journey.👍
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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2024, 01:43:12 PM »
Hallo Cyril
Many thanks for the warm welcome.....found that rabbit hole ;D with the sloping wonderland
giving Spencerian a try...enjoyable......not quite got the right pen angle but just starting....practice practice
have a few books and you tube....take care my friend thanks for reading my post
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Re: Hallo from HOLLAND
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2024, 01:47:45 PM »
Mark T
Thank you for your welcome to the forum...so kind appreciated
Found Spencerian....in respect of Mr Fraser...the gentleman as a wonderful pen hand......maybe one day.
Yes will certainly ask if help is needed but finding my way around at the moment...thanks for reading my post. take care and greetings from Holland
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