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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: I bought me a new set of eyes - or so it seems
« on: September 27, 2023, 04:24:20 PM »
One thing to note--The higher the magnification of these lenses, the closer you have to be to the paper you're writing on. With my older version of these glasses, the 5X lens focuses at about 6 inches from the paper, so watch your posture--bend from the hips.

Show & Tell / Re: Whisky Label
« on: September 25, 2023, 10:16:03 AM »
This is the top part of a whisky label.
@Ken Fraser
Wow. That's some fine whisky. I see they've used your design on other editions of this whisky. Did you do the box also?
Did they give you a bottle for "research" purposes?

Wow, that's some pretty fancy carving/turning. Nice.

Show & Tell / Re: The Forth Road Bridge
« on: September 23, 2023, 05:07:32 PM »
The painting is quite lovely--beautifully done. The script, as always, is excellent.

Copperplate, Engrosser's Script, Roundhand Calligraphy / Re: How it was done
« on: September 23, 2023, 05:03:05 PM »
The two engravers referenced--George Bickham and his son, George Bickham, Jr (assuming they were indeed two separate people) do you suppose? Does Clark mention them in a later paragraph?
@Ken Fraser

Coffee & Nib-bles / Like a little coffee with those donuts?
« on: September 20, 2023, 09:09:40 AM »
From this morning's Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Show & Tell / Re: The Water of Life
« on: September 14, 2023, 05:08:33 PM »
The Water of Life
So true.
Beautifully done.

Show & Tell / Re: A B C D
« on: September 11, 2023, 09:41:59 AM »
I especially like the D. Very lyrical.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Spacing exercises
« on: September 09, 2023, 05:53:09 PM »
Writing the word "minimum" is good fun for spacing and clarity.

So true, I like that one also! Anything for the loop letters?
kyzyl (capital of Tuva)

that should get you started.

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / For your enjoyment
« on: September 02, 2023, 03:49:37 PM »

2023 Exchanges / A New Record
« on: September 02, 2023, 02:58:13 PM »
by the USPS for stuck in the system and eventually returned to sender. Mailed March 28, 2023, returned to sender August 29--Five months and a day later. This despite the name and address being correct and legible, as confirmed by the intended recipient.
If anyone else from the Way of the peaceful calligrapher exchange in March did not receive one from me, let me know and I'll resend yours as well.

Inktober 2023 / Re: Inktober 2023 - Preliminary
« on: September 02, 2023, 11:43:49 AM »
I'm in for a three-peat.
Your best advice--start early. I didn't the last two years, doing one on the day it was listed and on busy days, that caused a little pressure.
Now, to think of a theme. So many possibilities.

General How To's & Projects / Re: How to make corrections (follow on)
« on: September 01, 2023, 05:34:20 PM »
@Ken Fraser @brose
The post bears repeating, and thank you for it. Your original post appeared on June 30, 2014, reply #16, And I doubt there is anyone still around from that time other than you, me, and Erica, so all the current members will not have seen it.
 Brose, you may find something here.

General How To's & Projects / Re: How to make corrections (follow on)
« on: September 01, 2023, 09:27:23 AM »
Thank you for the tip! If I got it right, we let the "yaer" dry, we write "ea" on top of "ae" and let it dry. After, we use the blade to "erase" any old letter that is visible?
In my experience this method is usually very successful. It avoids trying to rewrite on top of erased, scratched paper which is usually disastrous , resulting in ink spread.
@Ken Fraser
I remember when you first posted this correction method some 5-10 years ago, and have used it since then to great effect. Saved many an envelope. I use a new exacto knife for the blade, and a white gum eraser for the erasure part. I also "settle" the erasure part with my fingernail at the end, although an agate burnisher would be better. Need to get one of those.
Anyway, thanks again Ken.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Nib Review
« on: August 27, 2023, 10:59:57 AM »

Which nib depends on which script you are learning. If happens to be Spencerian, a Nikko G is often recommended for beginners--smooth, reasonably sharp, and inexpensive, and widely available.

Any of the cleaning methods you have tried should work. Are you dipping the nib deeply enough to cover the vent hole?

What kind of paper are you using and what type of ink?

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