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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: English Court Hand
« on: December 05, 2023, 07:07:49 PM »
Thatís so interesting!

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Letters from 1840!
« on: December 04, 2023, 07:40:34 PM »
Absolute TREASURE!!!! How exciting and enthralling. Thank you for sharing with us! Itís hard to imagine but I hope some day in a hundred years someone will discover all the gorgeous calligraphed envelopes, cards, and letters people have sent me. And it will be just as exciting for them.  :-*

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Cursive is back
« on: December 01, 2023, 06:34:05 PM »
Great article and great news! I feel bad for Steve Graham - his grandma doesnít write him anything. LOL Ö my generation was born in the late 60s/ early 70s, we still write in cursive (as do our parents) and we are just old enough to start having grandchildren. So definitely not old enough to have a grandchild old enough to be a college professor. He knows not what he speaks.  ;D

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: Family History
« on: December 01, 2023, 06:26:41 PM »
Oh I LOVE this! I am definitely going to do this. Thank you Ken! Also, what a fascinating history you have there. As a knitter I can only imagine what it would be like spending my days reeling yarn! Also, to be pregnant at the time of marriage in that day and age must have been quite the scandal! I canít wait to get started on this!  :-*

P.S. Funny tidbit from my family - my grandparents grew up in Bath, Maine. My husbandís grandparents did as well. His grandfather confessed to me one day that in high school, he ďhad the hotsĒ for my grandmother, who he described as the prettiest and smartest girl in their class. But he said, sadly did not favor him. I thought how strange - that I (her granddaughter) would end up marrying his grandson. And that I would not have come to be if she had returned his feelings! Almost like our families were destined to be intertwined.

Tools & Supplies / Re: Rusty nib
« on: November 30, 2023, 11:00:20 AM »
Thanks so much @AnasaziWrites . What a rabbit hole.  ;D

Tools & Supplies / Re: Rusty nib
« on: November 30, 2023, 01:06:22 AM »
I believe so but maybe @AnasaziWrites has different opinions. I have many vintage nibs and they still need to be treated. They make mention of having to prepare the nib in the old journals of the late 1800ís early 1900s. So I think soÖ  :D

Tools & Supplies / Re: Rusty nib
« on: November 29, 2023, 10:22:39 AM »
Unfortunately, I donít know much about this kind of thing. But if you search ďrustĒ from the Home Screen you get lots of good threads on dealing with rusty nibs and a couple on vintage nibs. I think this should work: Rust Search. Best of luck with it!

Thanks @TeresaS ! I am partial to March, too.  ;D

Tools & Supplies / Re: Tressers Gesso Recipe
« on: November 27, 2023, 07:20:19 PM »
Oh my goodness, I did not know that Jerry passed away. So sad.  :'(

I have some of his gesso but I donít know about the recipe. This might be a good question for the Cyberscribes group on Facebook.

Thank you so much for your support @AnasaziWrites ! It means the world to me. :-*

Thank you Star, I really really appreciate your kind words.  :-*

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Modified videos
« on: November 24, 2023, 04:58:49 PM »
I agree Ken, I think it should be stated in the accompanied comments if there is one, that the video is sped up and not in real time.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 23, 2023, 11:04:31 AM »
Wishing everyone a day filled with love and abundance.  :-*

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Modified videos
« on: November 23, 2023, 11:02:01 AM »
LOL! I agree to a certain extent. I really appreciate watching other calligraphers in real time because itís helpful to see how fast or slow they work. But on Instagram there used to be a time limit for videos and if you want to see the whole thing, it has to be sped up. Also, sometimes itís just fun to see it all in one swoop.

And, Iíll be honest, there are some that are so incredibly slow, I never make it past the first couple strokes because [yawn].  ;D :-[

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