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Offline adapenaflor

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Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:11:13 AM »
Hi, I'm Ada from the Philippines.  :)

I have always loved arts and crafts when I was a kid -- sewing, embroidering, crocheting, drawing, lettering etc. -- but it was only around July last year that I was able to rekindle my love for lettering. Coincidentally, calligraphy was also gaining popularity among my peers in Instagram at that time, so by December I bought some nibs and ink to try it out. I have been practicing modern freehand script calligraphy from time to time since then, but I have never really tried out traditional calligraphy. I am very much interested in learning Copperplate (and other alphabets too!) although I am not really sure where to start. I joined the forum in hopes of getting some tips on studying. Looking forward to learning things from you guys and meeting calligraphers and like-minded people in the process! :)

See you around!  :)
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 04:58:55 PM »
Welcome.  I, too, loved arts when I was a kid.  So even though I'm very new to calligraphy, it feels natural to be doing something creative.

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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 05:03:46 PM »
We have the same loves! Crocheting, embroidery, sewing--pretty much anything crafty!! Calligraphy has become my favorite, and I agree IG is a great place for inspiration. I'd start at the pointed pen nirvana section for the tutorials and five right in! Welcome to the forum!! :)
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 09:56:42 PM »
welcome! flourish forum has lots of info to get you started on copperplate (and other styles)

i also like arts and crafts, been trying papercutting.

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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 11:02:37 PM »
Hi Ada! Welcome to the forum!

Where you from here in PI? oh we love anything about arts and crafts ;)

Happy inking!
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 11:13:32 PM »
Hello!
Welcome to Flourish! I hope to see you in future convos.

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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 10:38:47 AM »
Welcome to the forum & happy calligraphing!  LOL!  :)
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 08:15:26 PM »
Hi Ada! Welcome to FF :)
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 05:44:36 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everybody. :) I was pretty nervous to write an intro, to be honest. It's also my first time to join a forum so I'm still getting the hang of it. Relieved that there are lots of nice people in here. haha

We have the same loves! Crocheting, embroidery, sewing--pretty much anything crafty!! Calligraphy has become my favorite, and I agree IG is a great place for inspiration. I'd start at the pointed pen nirvana section for the tutorials and five right in! Welcome to the forum!! :)

Thanks for the tip Sarah! Yay for similar interests!  :D

Where you from here in PI? oh we love anything about arts and crafts ;)

Hi Freida! I'm originally from Bataan, but I'm currently living in Taguig now because of work. How about you?  :)
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 12:43:56 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome everybody. :) I was pretty nervous to write an intro, to be honest. It's also my first time to join a forum so I'm still getting the hang of it. Relieved that there are lots of nice people in here. haha


No worries, all the people here are friendly :)
It's been a while since i joined any forum too and i find this forum to be very friendly and warm :)


Welcome,
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Re: Mabuhay! -- Warm greetings from the Philippines!
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 06:51:59 PM »
Hi Ada! Welcome to FF!

I loved arts & crafts as a kid...but started concentrating on it only since last year. FF has taught me SOO much! You are in the right place!  ;D
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