Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Sunny

Pages: [1] 2
1
Tools & Supplies / Re: Buying Finetec palettes in Europe
« on: June 16, 2014, 06:12:55 AM »
Hi Sunny, sorry, the link doesn't work … or are these the shipping costs from this site I linked to? That would be outrageous!!

Sorry, this is the link I found...

2
Tools & Supplies / Re: Buying Finetec palettes in Europe
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:23:45 AM »
WHY DID YOU POST THIS? More stuff I need to buy. And it's not even that expensive. Darn. ;D :D

I'm curious.... days ago, I found this link. But the high shipping costs kept me from ordering... 17 Euro from Germany to Austria.  :'( The shipping cost of PIA from U.S. were less, although the distance is many times more.

3
Tools & Supplies / Re: Silver ink, any idea which is good?
« on: June 13, 2014, 11:52:19 AM »
I really need to try the Finetec, Linda. Thanks for reminding me! I think the manufacturer is German, so I should get it maybe fastly for a change :/!!

Do you know where you can buy these colors?
I always find only general links; I can't find any store (in Europe).

4
Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Nib delivery went missing
« on: May 29, 2014, 08:04:01 PM »
That's really sch...

I like the Brause "Stenofeder" too. But I buy these one regularly by Thalia (in different shops in Linz, Vienna, ...)

Maybe you'll get the package. Years ago I bought a book in Switzerland - it was lost seemingly. A year ago, one day it was in my mailbox. I was really surprised.

Ohh! Which Thalia in Vienna has them?

In Vienna I bought I in the Mariahilferstraße.

5
Introductions / Re: Hello, dear »Couturiers of the Written Word«!
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:46:00 PM »
Welcome Arno!
I'm a bit younger, but I learned Kurrent in the primary school (Volksschule) in "penmenship" (Schönschreiben).  I always liked writing, but as child I did not realize this happiness.
Greetings from Upperaustria,
Sunny


6
Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Nib delivery went missing
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:18:49 AM »
That's really sch...

I like the Brause "Stenofeder" too. But I buy these one regularly by Thalia (in different shops in Linz, Vienna, ...)

Maybe you'll get the package. Years ago I bought a book in Switzerland - it was lost seemingly. A year ago, one day it was in my mailbox. I was really surprised.


7
Tools & Supplies / Re: Need help deciding on a black ink, please
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:44:20 AM »
I've tried Moon Palace Sumi Ink and I just can't bear the odor...

I'm going to try the Winsor Newton first and will see if my local Michael's has the Higgins Eternal. 

In my opinion the Higgins Eternal stinks even more than the Moon Palace Sumi. I can't bear the oder of the Higgins. It stinks extremly.

8
Tools & Supplies / Re: Small ink containers, such as Dinky Dips
« on: April 12, 2014, 10:19:24 AM »
I use this one. They are firm and leak proof.
Oooh, nice! Pretty cool for mixing gouache I suppose. But can you dip your pen in there? They seem very shallow, don't you hit the bottom?

You can dip your pen in there. They 1,5 cm high and 1,5 cm wide.



9
Tools & Supplies / Re: Small ink containers, such as Dinky Dips
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:29:19 AM »
I use this one. They are firm and leak proof.

10
Tools & Supplies / Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:57:53 AM »
Few weeks ago I bought the Clairefontaine DCP Laser 120g. All my inks (Higgins, Pelikan, Lamy) bleed.
Yesterday I bought the HP paper (thank you, sisterofdream ;) ). But I'm a little sad, because also on this paper my inks bleed.  :'(

11
Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Where in the World?
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:20:34 AM »
Linz, Austria

12
Calligraphy Book Reviews / Calligraphy in 24 Hours by Veiko Kespersaks
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:24:57 PM »
(Click image to view on Amazon for US members.)


Last year I got the book Kalligraphie: 24 Lektionen für Einsteiger from Veiko Kespersaks. There is an english equivalent - click image above.

This is one of the best books I own.
 
Veiko Kespersaks is a leading Scandinavian calligraphy specialist and lettering designer based in London. He has gained an international reputation as one of the most skilled lettering artists and teachers currently working in the field.

Beginners in the exacting art of calligraphy will learn 15 alphabets, letter-by-letter and stroke-by-stroke, as they progress through this carefully structured series of 24 one-hour lessons. Special exercises are designed to help them build their speed and confidence as they reproduce a variety of calligraphy styles with accuracy and consistency. The author advises on the importance of practicing newly learned skills at the end of each lesson before going on to a new lesson and new challenges. The book's 24 lessons include a series of projects that will enable student calligraphers to produce professional looking results. The projects include greeting cards, invitations, wall hangings, place settings, and many others. More than 350 full-color how-to illustrations present step-by-step instructions for mastering each alphabet. An opening lesson introduces students to the standard calligraphy tools--pens, inks, and papers.

My favorite chapters are (16) copperplate minuscules, (17) copperplate majuscules, (19) flourished copperplate, (21) Spencerian minuscueles, (22) Spencerian majuscules and (23) flourished Spencerian - and this in a german translated book!

13
Tools & Supplies / Re: Ordering supplies - America and Europe
« on: February 27, 2014, 04:36:25 AM »
Thank you, Sunny! Are you from Austria?
I'm from Upperaustria. It is a great pity that the most of calligraphy supplies aren't available in Austria (and Europe, too).

14
Tools & Supplies / Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:22:16 AM »
I tried to find something similar and ended on Clairefontaine DCP Laser 100g for my everyday practice. It's not expensive, really white, and has a good quality. I just ordered some "Clairefontaine  DCP 135g" and "Clairefontaine Clairalfa 120g" to see if there is a change. Will tell you as soon as I test them! ;)

I bought the Clairefontaine DCP 120g paper and I'm not happy. It is very smoothy and has a good quality. But the ink runs (Lamy, Higgins, Pelikan). Not much, but you see it.

15
Tools & Supplies / Re: Ordering supplies - America and Europe
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:10:20 AM »
@Sisterofdream:

The Staufen writing pad has a similiar quality to "Der grüne Block" from Brunnen. You get it from "Müller" (drugstore, €1,99). Its not the best, but its ink compatible and ok for the price and daily practice.

Pages: [1] 2