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Offline thundy84

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Howdy from Houston, TX!
« on: January 08, 2015, 08:27:11 PM »
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is JB and I've been a steady practitioner of calligraphy since April of 2014. I'm also a member of my local calligraphy guild (so, hello to fellow Houston Calligraphy Guild members, should you see this!)

I work in the legal industry during the day. In my free time, I use calligraphy to zone out and take a little bit of time for myself. One of my calligraphic resolutions this year is to try and participate in more exchanges. I follow Linda Y. on Instagram and am always so jealous and inspired by the work she receives from the exchanges.

My "strengths" tend to lean more towards broad edge calligraphy with a particular love for Italic and Foundational. Back in October though, I've started to learn Engrosser's. It's been a learning process... I've attached a few samples of my work. I wished I had bigger projects to post, but my free time is limited these days, so I usually just practice with a saying, quote, word of the days, etc. when I find the time.

I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all a little bit better. In my short experience, the calligraphy community has been so kind and helpful. Hopefully, I can give back as well!  :)

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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 02:29:53 PM »
Hi JB!

I'm in Houston and a member of the guild as well!

Welcome to the forum! Your broad pen work is beautiful!


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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 03:50:07 PM »
Wow, I'd say your work is inspiring, as well!!! I can't wait to see what else you come up with. :) Welcome!!
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 03:52:24 PM »
Your work is beautiful! Welcome!
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 08:44:10 PM »
Yay yay yay! Hi JB! So glad you made an intro post! Your broad pen work is awesome. So happy to see you here!

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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 07:47:54 AM »
Hi JB!! Your work is so good! :) Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 11:57:17 AM »
Hey, Thundy!  I'm in Texas & in the legal industry, too!  I'm a lawyer, up in the Panhandle!  Your work is beautiful!  Welcome to the Forum!!

Janis

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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 01:55:39 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome! :)

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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 12:07:05 AM »
Heya Thundy! I recognise you :D It's great to see your stuff here!

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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 08:53:03 AM »
Hi JB and Welcome!  Great to have you here.  I'll be looking for you on Instagram. 
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 08:58:26 AM »
That is just wow! Welcome to flourish!
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2015, 02:29:47 PM »
Wow!  Gorgeous work...I would love to learn Italic one day!
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2015, 10:22:18 AM »
Hi JB! Welcome to FF :)
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Re: Howdy from Houston, TX!
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2015, 10:25:21 AM »
Welcome in the FF!
I am from Italy, Milano and a beginner in calligraphy.
The FF is a place for me where improving and challenging myself everyday.
Keep in touch!
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