Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - LAscripted

Pages: [1]
Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Where in the World?
« on: August 22, 2017, 04:42:33 PM »
Cambridge, Ontario

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Calligraphy bar brawls
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:03:44 PM »
Art or craft?  ;)

That's a dangerous one since it'd pull in the knitters who were sitting in the corner and they've got pointy sticks!

As I knit also (and have copious amounts of pointy sticks), I may be able to hold my own at this battle  ;)

So, when people start shouting over straight vs oblique we can both shout out, "Circular!" and confuse the hell out of them as they try to figure out what we're talking about.  ;D

Or DPN!  ;D

Introductions / Re: Hello from Canada
« on: July 25, 2017, 01:57:04 PM »
Hello Debbie!

Welcome from a fellow member of the Great White North!  ;)

Your work on IG is beautiful and you are very talented. I am quite new here as well but the forum is extremely helpful. Everyone is very kind here.

I love your envelopes from Phyllis' class (I was there as well)  :D


Pride and the wind do not mix well.

 :P True - I suppose?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Calligraphy bar brawls
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:49:18 AM »
Art or craft?  ;)

That's a dangerous one since it'd pull in the knitters who were sitting in the corner and they've got pointy sticks!

As I knit also (and have copious amounts of pointy sticks), I may be able to hold my own at this battle  ;)

This is so amazing Ken, thank you for sharing this!

What great inspiration. I am new to the calligraphy world and it is amazing to see such beautiful examples of so many hands.


Show & Tell / Re: Some feather flourishes
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:46:54 PM »
These are absolutely beautiful. I am also drawn to the bottom right but I think the top-middle is fantastic as well!

Who am i kidding? These are all quite amazing :)


Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: April 25, 2017, 11:20:13 AM »
I am not sure if anyone is still active on this but if you are out there, I would love to connect on IG. You may  already find that I am stalking following you  ;)

I am so in awe of what I see on IG. If you want to follow me back I'm @LAscripted there too :)


Copperplate Tutorial by SMK / Re: Copperplate Minuscules - Group 1
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:53:33 AM »
Here is my first attempt at forming these letters. I will admit that I am very nervous to post this and I feel I have a very long way to go. I do look forward to feedback so that I can improve.

Thank you for your time and feedback Salman!

Find a Pen Pal / Re: Looking for penpal
« on: April 20, 2017, 04:13:37 PM »
I am new here and would love to have a pen pal if you haven't been overwhelmed by too many at this point.

I am in Canada and my husband's family is from England (Southport).

Let me know if you are still looking for another pen pal  :)


Hello Salman,

@ash0kgiri pointed me in the direction of your tutorial. I am fairly new to calligraphy and the pointed pen and am trying to tackle Copperplate on my own  :). I am thrilled to be a part of this forum and be able to connect with such talented people who share a passion for writing.

I am hoping that I am not to late to join this class as I would love to be a part of it.

I live in Cambridge Ontario and I have loved "old school" pens and journals all of my life. I am not sure why it has taken me so long to migrate my love of cursive to calligraphy (maybe fear  :-\). I have never felt that I was an artist or capable of creating anything more extraordinary than my "regular, everyday, handwriting". Now, I have taken a leap of faith in last few months and began to apply myself to learning to "draw" beautiful letters.

I am excited to have the opportunity to further that journey in this forum. Thank you for sharing your time and talents :)


Introductions / Re: Hello from Ontario Canada
« on: April 20, 2017, 03:09:35 PM »
Hi Lauri,

Warm welcome. Good to hear about your interest in Copperplate. You can straight away start with Salman's copperplate tutorial.
BTW he is also taking a 4 hr workshop this weekend if you can make it. He is from Toronto.

I would also love to see your practice sheets... Dont hesitate to share it in 'Kind Critique' section for everyone to see and comment.

Wow thank you so much for the help. I will definately head over to the tutorial you recommend right after posting this  :D

I will be sure to post some of my practice in the "Kind Critique" section. I really struggle with keeping the slant consistent (the odd letter ends up more upright :P)  and with squaring off the tops and bottoms of full pressure strokes...I am sure there are many other issues but these are the ones I am working on most :)

Feedback will help. Thank you again for such a warm welcome!


Introductions / Hello from Ontario Canada
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:51:05 PM »

I am Lauri Alty and I currently live in Cambridge, Ontario.

I am very new to calligraphy and only picked up a pointed pen for the first time about  8 months ago. I have been actively trying to learn copperplate script for about 6 months. Although new to calligraphy, I have always had a passion for pens and ink. I collect fountain pens and seldom write with anything else (I have a few travel pens always  in my  purse and at work)  ;)

I am a bit intimidated to be among so many talented artist but I am excited to learn and share with this community. I have found calligraphers I have met so far to be very kind and supportive so I am certainly looking forward to sharing here as well.

Look forward to meeting you,

Pages: [1]