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Guidelines / Re: Guidelines
« on: September 18, 2019, 09:56:09 AM »
Thank you so much!

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Exemplars for a simple script
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:43:16 PM »
I like the look and ease of the Palmer method.   

Introductions / Re: Hello from SoCal!
« on: February 18, 2018, 01:14:37 PM »
Welcome, Miriam.  You will love it here! This site is filled with inspiration and THE nicest, most helpful people you could hope for.  A true community.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Italy!
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:16:49 AM »
Welcome!  I am a beginner, too.  You will find this forum a pure delight —  and filled with inspiration and helpful wonderful people.   

Thank you for posting this!  It's great, and makes me smile at each view!

Flourish Forum News / Re: Flourish HOME page update!
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:48:41 AM »
It's beautiful!   I am so happy to be a member of this outstanding forum.  Informative, beautiful, inspirational, and truly nice people.  Thank you, Erica for creating and maintaining this lovely, valuable resource.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Connecticut
« on: April 22, 2017, 08:23:55 PM »
Welcome!  You will love it here!, I am also a beginner and have found this a treasure trove of instruction, assistance, encouragement, and beauty.

Technical Support & Feedback / Re: A Crash and Missing "Like" button!
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:04:37 PM »
Thank you, Erica.  I can't believe how fortunate I was to have discovered this Forum.  (Okay, truth be told, Bianca recommended you!).  Thank you for all your work to moderate and administer, and to all the talented calligraphers who so generously share their expertise!  I'm new to calligraphy, and now I'm wondering what took me so long?!

Favorite Resources / Re: Calligraphy mail art page on Facebook
« on: February 01, 2017, 09:24:19 AM »
You're right! What a gem of a discovery.  Thank you for posting this link.

I might have a solution.  I do botanical art (watercolor and graphite), which also demands tee-tiny precise work.  I find that after my mandatory and beloved 3 mugs of super strong morning coffee my detail work suffers.  Okay, it's impossible.  So, rather than give up my coffee altogether, in the morning I study my subject, make my notes, prepare for painting.  I leave the fine line and detail work for the afternoon, during which time I go caffeine-free.  For myself, decaf isn't pointless because I love the flavor of coffee.  But I do understand the energy that one gets/needs from coffee.  There is a point where my body switches its "interpretation" of caffeine from energy to jitters LOL.  I've looked at other artists' pieces, and admired the clear control of lines and thought to myself, "Wow.  That's afternoon work!"

Anyway, good luck!  You'll find your balance. 

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Stationery addicts unite!
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:56:17 AM »
@evjo   What beautiful work you did!  Some day I would love to take a Heather Held class.  I'm a big admirer.   Truly lovely design.  Do you now make your own stationery?  You could. It is that pretty.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Stationery addicts unite!
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:44:03 AM »
@sheila247 Those cards are totally hoard-worthy!  But I agree... use them and spread the beauty.  Swoon... Florentine papers.   

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Where in the World?
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:34:13 AM »
San Mateo, California,  USA

Tools & Supplies / Re: Beautiful implements
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:43:31 PM »
@AnasaziWrites    I do absolutely love it, despite its being completely impractical.  But then again I'm fond of many things that aren't practical!  😁  It does have an glass insert.  But no maker's mark.  (I have been trying to post a photo of it open, showing the glass insert, but I am failing.  Makes me think that previous photo postings were a fluke and luck, even though I think I'm doing everything the same. I'm new, so it is doubtless User Error.)

I'll try to post to the great inkwells thread.  Thank you for the link! 

And yes, Eagle Eye, that is an Art Deco martini shaker.  Again... for the "pretty."

Tools & Supplies / Beautiful implements
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:27:31 AM »
As I mentioned in my introductory greeting, I've been captivated by (but not done) beautiful lettering for most of my life.  I drooled over handwriting, pored over books.  And paper.  Ooooh paper!   I spent my allowance on stationery.   I got calligraphy kits.  I bought dip pens and even a Murano glass nib holder without even knowing how to use them.  I fell in love with an antique inkwell.  This inkwell.  It is one of my prized possessions.   I don't plan using it for anything more than admiring it.  But if anyone has information on the era, how it was used, etc. I would love to know more.

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