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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Toilet Condoms
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:18:22 PM »
Will this work if my toilet's already pregnant?


Have you ever had the experience of following someone you would never have followed? It's happened to me a couple of times.

YESSSS @SueL ! That just happened to me! I saw the post and I thought to myself, why am I seeing this person's post. Then I checked their feed and no calligraphy at all... nope - never followed.  ;)

I feel like this all the time when I look at Stories  ;D thank god for the mute function  ;)

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Exemplars for a simple script
« on: September 07, 2018, 03:19:27 AM »
What is confusing?
How do you want your handwriting to look? Find an exemplar with that look.
Have you tried asking Dr. Vitolo? I think he writes with fountain pens.
As for the books/methods, just pick one. If you don't like it, move on to the next.
Everything is compatible with fountain pen. You just need the right fountain pen  ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Posture and Ergonomics
« on: August 17, 2018, 05:01:09 PM »
I would need to hold my head up and that tends to be uncomfortable to me after a while.
Exactly. For me that means up on my elbows to see the calligraphy straight on, almost like doing a backbend (which compresses the lumbar spine).


limits the don't expect to any flourishing

So you would take the gel pad off if you want to add flourishing? I guess my point is if the tool for technique practice limits an aspect of writing (flourishing in this case) maybe there's a better way. Then again maybe you don't care for flourishing. In that case disregard this  ;D

I don't care that much for the instructions in the manuals myself but if they help you get the results you want more power to you. I'm sure they knew what they were talking about!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Posture and Ergonomics
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:59:10 PM »
Oh, I don't doubt it's more comfortable for you.
I wish it were the case for me too 'coz I practice for hours at a time and it gets uncomfortable sitting but for the style of calligraphy I do working in prone position would compromise both the technique and comfort.
I wonder who else here writes on the floor tho..

I've never done this but I'm curious why elevating and isolating the point of movement is important  ???

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Posture and Ergonomics
« on: August 17, 2018, 01:14:49 PM »
im gonna pass.  ;D For ornamental penmanship the arm cannot be planted while writing so i'd have to support my upper body with one arm the entire time and i have enough back pain as it is  :P

Spencerian Script / Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« on: July 23, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »
Still love the orange fine BIC but this Pentel Slicci 0.4 is soo good!  :D
Lays down ink so evenly. Maybe it's not ballpoint?

I noticed you use this too @Rednaxela . Do you like the 0.7 mm?
That one's $40+ on amazon. What the heck???

Spencerian Script / Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:10:00 PM »
Reviving a 2-yr old(!) thread  ;D

That's awesome how you have a vivid memory of it. Really made an impact on you.

My fifth grade teacher had the best chalkboard cursive. I always wondered how he kept everything even and straight with no guidelines. It was like magic.

I remember being made to do oval drills in school at age 5. This was in the 80s. Everyone wrote Palmer cursive by the second grade.

My second grade teacher was one of those who walked around with a stick during handwriting class.  :o Wow, this probably explains why I hate doing drills haha! I never set out to make mine pretty. I've never been complimented on my handwriting while in school coz it really wasn't special. I stopped writing cursive at around 16 and my everyday handwriting looks worse and worse as the years go by  ;D

Man, watching him write was the best part of that class. I wish i had a picture of my 5th grade teacher's blackboard writing but this was before digital cameras.

God, I feel old. Thanks, Michael, haha

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« on: October 29, 2016, 12:11:14 PM »
that's awesome, syed. love the connections & overall balance

Spencerian Script / Re: Practice with ballpoint pen
« on: October 14, 2016, 11:04:05 AM »
nice light hand, rednaxela!

Spencerian Script / Re: Diacritics/accents in Ornamental Penmanship?
« on: October 08, 2016, 02:27:33 PM »
I don't know if I've seen instruction on this matter. How do you write these in your regular handwriting? Maybe you could use that to inform your choices in Ornamental Penmanship.

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian Signatures We Like
« on: October 06, 2016, 04:41:24 AM »
This grip is for offhand flourishing. It can be done with an oblique & regular grip too but you'd have to draw the letters in reverse for the shades to land in the right places.

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