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Just signed up!
Thanks so much for organising, @Erica McPhee  :)

This will be my first exchange in years and I canít say just how much Iíve missed taking part of these.


Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Chic Oblique . . . ALMOST mine!
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:28:49 AM »
Iíve been so out of the calligraphy game for about two years that I didnít know these. I took a peek and theyíre absolutely gorgeous!!!

Iím really looking forward to practising much more this year. If Iím a good girl and stick with it, I might gift myself a new pen holder at the end of the year  :P

Show & Tell / Re: Message in a bottle themed wedding souvenirs
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:11:26 AM »
 Thanks a lot guys!  I'm happy you like them! Making these certainly made me feel super proud and happy. The couple and recipients loved them, so I had a self esteem boost there.
As for this :
Did you come up with the bottle idea or was that the bride's idea?
Either way, great idea, lovely result!  Well done!

Thanks! Funny you should ask. It was the bride's idea I guess. She said: I want something that reminds of the wedding theme. So, initially they were going to be ship tickets /boarding passes with the info, wedding date, etc.
Then she said: "how about a message in a bottle? I'd like them to have the wedding colours too" From there onwards I was on my own! So I had to figure out which bottles to buy, what paper to put inside, mix the inks to get the right colours (failed with the green), select the strings, and the hardest, determine the layout and centering of the text. She simply said: it should read xxxxxxxxxxx, xxxx, xxx without even including their names!  :-X... Should I put them at the beginning? After? Their full names? Their initials?
I really found that incredibly difficult and it took me at least 5 hrs (I'm obviously inexperienced and had no clue!)
The fact that the bride let me do what I thought was right made me feel confident but with a lot of responsibility on my shoulders!
Anyway, I have so much to learn and surely loved this process a lot.

Again, Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments!

Show & Tell / Message in a bottle themed wedding souvenirs
« on: September 03, 2015, 02:38:19 PM »
I've so wanted to come back to the forum and Instagram but life keeps on getting in the way.
Since I haven't been authorised to share these on IG yet (only a few made for 12 people and some will be angry for not having received one), I will share these only here for now and hope you like them.
My friend wanted invitations for her wedding but only had the info ready one month before the wedding. Hence, I ended up doing them as souvenirs for the closest family, the bride & groom and me! It's the first thing I'm asked to do in calligraphy and although it was not professional work and suffered to do some things (designing the layout and centering the text) I really loved the process and liked the end result.

So, a small piece of paper had the info of the wedding, I rolled it and tied it up with some kind of hay string thingy and put them inside the bottles. I put the cork in and made braids with a coloured string of fabric to tie the name tag to the bottles.
The tags were made in white. The groom's family invitations were made in green and black and the bride's family in lavender and black. The wedding was full of lavender everywhere because it was in Marseille.
After working on this and dealing with a bride my love and admiration for this community has multiplied by 1000!!!!
Anyway, let me know what you think. I really hope I can improve and would love to do more things like this in the future.....but not for free anymore XD

Oh and also some tags for the wine.. I also learned to design some other things. When I get the professional pictures I'll share. Those were not calligraphy made though!

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: Offhand Flourishing Exchange Results
« on: July 06, 2015, 01:21:12 PM »
No... I mean WOW!!!!!

Oh I so wish I could do Spencerian to join this exchange. I need to progress in Copperplate first! Please post pictures of your exchanges!!! I look forward to seeing some of that in August! :-)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: June 28, 2015, 04:14:08 PM »
Hey! Mine is @ketayearim

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: List 6 - local culture exchange
« on: June 25, 2015, 10:29:45 AM »
Lyra- I guessed we should have some similar foods thanks to the Spanish influence.

Lynette - I just received yours. Can't stop staring. What a delight for my eyes!

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: List 6 - local culture exchange
« on: June 23, 2015, 02:42:29 AM »
I received Lyra's yesterday! So cool, makes me want to visit!

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: List 6 - local culture exchange
« on: June 22, 2015, 03:04:46 AM »
Keysa - Thank you for your beautiful envelope and enclosures!

So glad you liked them! Thank you!
Kartini- I received yours and forgot to mention that it's beautiful. You obviously put so much effort in it! Keep it up :-)
Ive only received two so far I'm amazed mine are starting to arrive, they usually take forever.

Ohhh that was so cool!!! Annoying printer and annoying copy shop!!! I can perfectly imagine it printed and painted. :-) it's cool you added Comchita XD

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: List 6 - local culture exchange
« on: June 12, 2015, 11:42:37 AM »
Im so excited already!
I've loved Michael and Kartini's so far.
Hopefully, mine are up to your standard guys! :-)

Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: Five Things About Me Exchange!
« on: June 11, 2015, 03:11:38 PM »
Sad I can't do this one. But look forward to seeing what ya'll create!!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Calligraphy Haikus
« on: June 11, 2015, 03:05:00 PM »
cold rain beating down
fingers are made of ice
winter is so long

or is it just that
i'm so lazy when it's cold
and i like to sleep?

calligraphy asks
many sacrifices of
the winter student.
We humans are so hard to please. I'm here complaining about the gross summer. Not that I like winter, I complain in winter too XD

Introductions / Re: Hi! I'm Danielle from SoCal :)
« on: June 10, 2015, 02:34:53 PM »
Hello Danielle!
Welcome to the forum. :-)

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