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Spencerian Script / Re: No drills club
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:20:00 PM »
Wow, 2000. I always use a pencil to warmup with ovals.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: IAMPETH 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 06:39:39 PM »
Have fun @JanisTX. I can't make it this year. I am hoping next year in ATL.

The Library / Re: PENNAVOLANS - Awesome online resource!
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:12:10 PM »
Thanks Sybille!

Favorite Resources / Re: IAMPETH "Ames' Guide..." Drills
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:20:56 PM »
One day we can only hope to control the pen like Ames did.

Someon contacts you to "fix" an envelope that another calligrapher messed up.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Light box recommendations
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:42:45 AM »
I love my Huion. @Bianca M I had to by a new connector for my Huion a few months ago and it's working like a champ again.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Huion A4 Lightpad review
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:29:43 PM »
Sorry to hear that @AmyNeub - I've had mine for I think 4 years now and it's still going strong without any problems. I use it often, at least once to several times a week most weeks.

I don't have the USB version though, just the regular power adapter.

@Raayynuh great news, I just needed an new adapter. My light box lives!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Huion A4 Lightpad review
« on: July 23, 2018, 08:55:35 PM »
Update: my Huion light pad passed away. It lasted 4 years. Have anyone else experienced this?

I just read in my Ames Compendium about this topic.

Ames rule eight for practical writing, "The small s should never be made with a loop below the line, as it liable to be mistaken for a p or f,"

My opinion is that penman would maybe show off with the double s variation.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Best nibs for bad paper
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:34:36 AM »
I would suggest a Nikko G. It's not as sharp of a nib. I hope that helps. Good luck.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Thank you
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:11:36 AM »
Thank you Erica, and that T! I love your beginning and ending flourishes and of course your FF. I've been around for 4 years of it. Cheers!

Erica do you own a smart tv in the room where you have these conversations? Samsung specifically I know makes a tv that WILL listen in on your conversations for marketing info. It’s likely Alexa and the like do that too, but you don’t expect it as much from your smart TVs.

Yes, my TV does. I heard Siri does too, so I turned her off from my handhelds. Here's a story. My sister-in-law just had a baby, and we were texting on WhatsApp. Somehow they get your info too, because all my old instagram ads for yoga clothes have now turned into baby clothes.

It's creepy for me because I grew up without computers/cell phones. I asked my students (9th grade) about privacy and they didn't seem to care. I guess maybe it's generational. It's as if our smart devices do not think we can shop for our dumb selves.

So, Instagram (if you are reading this) please bring back chronological order in my feed and I can handle the ads you stick in there.

My negative Insta feedback would be changing the feed from chronological order and not seeing people I follow feeds. I hate it. I just give up now on trying to catch-up on everyone's work.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Higgins Eternal destroying nibs.
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:23:07 PM »
I just learner from Heather Held, to first deep your nib in water and then your ink. Maybe this will help saving the nib from corroding. I use Sumi like Bianca suggested with the water ratio.

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective is having Heather Held come to teach her wonderful Passionate Pen workshop. There are still spots left in Heather's class.

Here is the link to sign-up or find out more information

Class information:
The Passionate Pen Workshop brings the student into the magical world of English Roundhand.  Often called “Anglaise” or “Copperplate,” English Roundhand is the historic name attributed to this graceful form of handwriting. We will briefly explore the evolution of the script as well as the confusing terminology that is often associated with the hand. We take an intense look at the Universal Line of Beauty which is the key to achieving a delicate script hand. Throughout the workshop, we explore the traditional forms of this flowing hand while empowering the student to find freedom in creating their own unique script. This hand is meant to be written rather than slowly drawn. The goal of the workshop is to have the student find their own rhythm of writing while developing a muchlighter approach to the hand. We will be using exemplars gleaned from English and Spanish Writing Masters. We focus on European forms in the lowercase letters as well as gracefully flourished capitals. Although flourishing will not be the focus of this workshop, we will spend some time learning how to gracefully embellish your work. The class is meant to free your pointed pen hand as well as help you develop your own style of English Roundhand. This class assumes a practical knowledge of pointed pen skills and is an intermediate level class. A delight to explore!

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