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Offline Kim C.

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Hello from California (San Diego)!
« on: March 30, 2015, 03:09:27 AM »
Hi Flourish Forum,

I've been a member for a few months, but haven't spent much time on the forum or practicing since I joined...until the last few weeks, where I've been lurking around reading old posts and pulling out my pens/ink and trying to find a few days a week to practice.  Thought it was time to finally introduce myself now that I'm starting to get serious about calligraphy again!

My love for letters started when I was very young.  I remember in elementary school, I loved going to stores (e.g., Sanrio) where I could get cute little notebooks and pens and pencils.  Even today I could spend a lot of time in stationery stores.  New pens and paper make me happy.  In high school I was introduced to calligraphy, and started out doing mostly broad edge pen styles - because getting a broad edge calligraphy marker was easily accessible.  At that time, I didn't know what a nib/dip pen was, and if I did, had no idea where to get one.  Then computers started became more prominent, yet I loved typography also.  FCalligraphy took a back seat, but then I picked it up again when I graduated college, where I had a year off before I started grad school.  I briefly started getting into Copperplate, but I didn't have time to devote to it.  Between years & years of grad school, getting married, having kids, and working at a fast-paced & stressful job, life just got too busy for lettering except for the rare piece of snail mail I still send to a some friends or making birthday signs for my kids.  But now my kids are a bit older, I'm getting more uninterrupted sleep, finding a tiny bit more time for myself, and starting to see a resurgence for Calligraphy in the world, which has reignited my passion for letters again.  I love it, as it is such a soothing and comforting activity for me to wind-down from my busy life!

I don't spend a lot of time following blogs, on social media, etc.  Even navigating through forums is kind of new to me!  I have an IG account that I opened 3 years ago... and last posted 3 years ago.  I'm planning to get with the times, though, and create a new open account to start sharing some lettering posts soon!

I look forward to getting to know some of you and contributing to the lettering community!

Kim  :)


« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 04:58:41 PM by Kim C. »

Offline Judy G

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 03:29:36 PM »
Hi Kim! Nice to meet you :)
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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 04:39:19 PM »
Hi Kim! You certainly sound like you have a passion for lettering!
Hello and welcome  :)

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 06:15:43 PM »
Hi Kim, welcome to Flourish Forum!

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 07:55:30 PM »
But now my kids are a bit older, I'm getting more uninterrupted sleep, finding a tiny bit more time for myself, and starting to see a resurgence for Calligraphy in the world, which has reignited my passion for letters again.  I love it, as it is such a soothing and comforting activity for me to wind-down from my busy life!

This is me to a "T!" It's so fun to find something that sets off a spark and you say to yourself, oh yeah, I remember this person, this is ME!  So good to have you on the forum!!
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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 08:00:38 PM »
Hi Kim!
I lived in San Diego for a year and the weather is gorgeous!

Welcome!
Roseann

The world is so full of a number of things, Im sure we should all be as happy as kings.   R. L. Stevenson

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 08:21:43 AM »
Welcome in the FF!
Hope to meet you in the next exchanges.
Ciao
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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 12:16:47 PM »
Yay welcome!! Glad you are able to follow your passion :). Looking forward to seeing you around the forum and hopefully on IG!

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 02:26:19 PM »
Thanks everyone for the lovely welcome!  Looking forward to being a part of the forum!
Kim

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 01:52:42 PM »
Welcome to the forum Kim!  It's encouraging to hear from another mom that time for lettering will increase. I'm not yet getting continuous uninterrupted sleep, but I still have a hard time going to bed at a decent hour. Once I start my evening lettering I get so caught up its hard to put the pen down. :)

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2015, 03:12:58 PM »
Welcome, Kim! So glad to have you here :)

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 02:29:23 PM »
Thanks everyone!  You all seem like a wonderful, helpful group, and there is so much information on this forum to help those that are relatively new to the field.  There seems to be a lot that I have yet to learn, but I have already picked up so much by reading these posts (not to mention quickly adding to my calligraphy wish list of items to get).  Just wishing I had more time in the day...  :)

Also, I finally got my IG account up.  Feel free to follow me on my journey! Much love to Sarah Pearl Foutz who was my first follower! 

Best,
Kim
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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 02:55:13 PM »
Yay! Turns out I'm already following you haha. Glad you got one running, you're stuff is great already!

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2015, 03:52:49 PM »
Yay! Turns out I'm already following you haha. Glad you got one running, you're stuff is great already!

Thanks, Elaina!  Always room for improvement.  Still getting used this whole social media thing also!

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Re: Hello from California (San Diego)!
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2015, 12:47:49 PM »
Hi Kim! Welcome to FF :) You are going to love it here!  :D

I live in Southern California too. San Diego is beautiful!! 
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