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Messages - Erica McPhee

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Introductions / Re: Hi from Ohio!
« on: Today at 06:48:39 PM »
Hi Jordan!
Welcome! So happy you have joined us. Your Spencerian is absolutely gorgeous! I saw a little bit in your most recent email and was definitely impressed.

Let us know if you have any questions as you poke around. Thanks for posting an intro!  :-*

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Workshops & Conference News / Re: IAMPETH 2023 anyone?
« on: Today at 12:46:55 AM »
Hooray! Yes - letís plan to meet up! Unfortunately, I donít know anyone else who is going!  :-\  My husband will be with me. (And possibly a kid or two.). Letís connect before.  :-*

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LOL! Two good points.  ;D

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This just made my day... fabulous article detailing the amazing little pictures drawn in the margins of medieval documents, known as Marginalia.

Those gorgeous illuminated margins on old documents didn't always contain just beautiful acanthus leaves and lovely flourishes. This fabulous article by Hunter Oatman-Stanford also includes some incredible images of crazy beasts, a naughty nun picking unique body parts off a tree, and a pooping cleric.

See more fascinating information at this medieval manuscripts blog.

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« on: March 22, 2023, 02:26:25 PM »
Wow! @BrightStar I tried this paper and I love it! It almost feels a bit like Rice paper. It has such a nice feel and the nib glides across it. Love it! Thank you so much!

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I understand that all too well. My ďgo-toĒ is the Zebra G. But I like to experiment from time to time with other nibs and it helps round out my hand (did you see what I did there?)  :D

Try the Hunt 101 that Ken used for his example above. You will see a world of difference. The skippy-ness of the pen will force you to lighten your touch.  ;)

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Fabulous energy Ken! Love Madarasz script!

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Tools & Supplies / Re: The Victorian Pen Wiper
« on: March 20, 2023, 12:59:19 PM »
That is so cool! I have never seen one before.

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Favorite Practice Paper
« on: March 20, 2023, 12:58:18 PM »
@BrightStar - I have never heard of it - will definitely check it out. Thank you!

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from Wisconsin
« on: March 19, 2023, 11:54:49 AM »
Beautiful! Youíve caught the calligraphy bug. It does makes sense given your abilities with precision, sharp edges, and metal tools.  ;D
Welcome to Flourish!

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Found this incredible video from Calligraphy Masters. For anyone not familiar with them, they are an impressive group of very talented calligraphers who share calligraphy with the world.


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Here she compares dip pen vs parallel.


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I prefer Tape but my broad pen - old school calligraphy friends - prefer Mitchell. It wears in nicely and has a smooth but crisp line.

Excellent video from Vivian showing how to prepare broad nibs and explains the Mitchell nib. She has other great broad pen videos as well.


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Workshops & Conference News / IAMPETH 2023 anyone?
« on: March 18, 2023, 12:15:35 PM »
Anyone going to IAMPETH in PA this year? I just registered.  ;D

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If you are serious about learning, this looks like a fabulous class with Gemma Black. Itís a pre-recorded, at your own pace, class:

Intro to Foundational with Gemma Black

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