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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: A new Student (or two)!
« on: July 11, 2024, 06:23:29 PM »
Thatís really beautiful!!  Congratulations!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Coping with perfectionism
« on: July 11, 2024, 06:21:44 PM »
Thisí an interesting topic!  When I was first learning calligraphy (Copperplate), my daughterís roommate was engaged. Her mother taught herself calligraphy.  She sent one of the invitations to her daughter at the apartment  I was so impressed with her writing!  The girl gave me the envelope, since I was so enamored with it.  I ran across it in the back of a drawer in my writing desk a couple of weeks ago. Now, all I can see are the errors!  So, I guess our understanding of what is ďperfectĒ is variable and ever-changing!  Donít sweat the process & not attaining ďperfectionĒ!  Just strive to get better!

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Re: KOUS Shimmering Walnut Inks
« on: July 08, 2024, 10:33:51 PM »
I use it A Lot!!  As in , ďAll the TimeĒ.  Itís a lot of work, but isnít it PRETTY??!!  Iím willing to sacrifice a lot of time for pretty results!!😃

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: FOMO
« on: July 06, 2024, 10:26:28 AM »
Itís been an amazing & exhausting experience!  The teachers have been fabulous!  I have learned so much!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: FOMO
« on: June 29, 2024, 04:51:40 PM »
Iíll post pictures!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: FOMO
« on: June 28, 2024, 09:39:43 PM »
Iím going to IAMPETH!  I am really looking forward to it!  😃

Janis

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Gorgeous pen & really gorgeous lettering!

Janis

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I never remove my nibs until they are worn out & unusable. And, I have some gorgeous, wonderful oblique nib holders, some made by experts here at the Forum.  Do I use them?  No, unless Iím showing off! 😃. My go-to, everyday choice is a little black plastic Speedball holder!!  Why?  Itís what I used when learning Copperplate/Engrosserís script!  It just ďfeels rightĒ in my hand!  Why are calligraphers such creatures of habit??

I donít know what yíall use to insert & remove the nibs in your oblique holders. - I have some little jewelry making pliers that I got at a craft store.  Iíve used them for more than a decade & theyíre just like new!  But, I use Brause ef66 nibs 95% of the time& they are tiny & delicate. I think they can easily be damaged. So, I tend to leave them in the holder.

When I am traveling with a nib in an oblique holder, I put a small piece of a plastic drinking straw over the nib.  That works great to protect the nib! 


Janis

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Show & Tell / Re: Dr Joe Vitolo
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:10:17 PM »
Isnít his work fabulous?  I admire him, and you, so much!!

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Re: KOUS Shimmering Walnut Inks
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:08:50 PM »
@Bianca M:  Youíre KILLING me!  You really are!! I believe (Iím making this up, but Iím pretty sure that Iím right!) that you are the one who introduced me to the joys of Pearl-Ex in the first place!).   Then, Joi went on her tear & tried them all, so we lazy folks could blow off the few that donít work.  It completely & permanently changed my little calligraphy life!!  Now, youíre telling me about another life-altering technique that Iím going to stop EVERYTHING and go to the craft store & buy MORE craft supplies, which I need like a hole in my head!!  Sigh!  What I really mean, deep down, is ďThank You!Ē  Itís so great to have smart experts like you to help those of us who are just trying to navigate along in your generous wake! 😃

Janis

p.s.,


If we ever end up somewhere like IAMPETH, Iím buying you dinner! 

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Entry in Roll of Freemen
« on: June 08, 2024, 03:58:56 PM »
@Ken Fraser:  I *think* you gifted me the DVD because I sent you a ďcare packageí of something.  Maybe Pearl-Ex??  I think it was something that was readily available to me, but hard for you to acquire.  Iím lucky in that I live in a rural area, but I have the biggest Hobby Lobby store in their system of stores. - Art supplies?  Iíve got access to LOTS!! 😃. Thank you, again, for the DVD!  I treasure it!

Janis

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Entry in Roll of Freemen
« on: June 07, 2024, 06:04:48 AM »
@Mark T:  Ken does, indeed, have a ďmemoirĒ.  - I have a DVD that chronicles his work & many accompaniments!  I believe that he may still have some to sell.  I treasure mine!  Itís a treasure-trove of fabulous calligraphy!  He is a genius!  (Iím a big fan, as you likely can tell!)

Janis

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Broad Edge Pen Calligraphy / Re: Entry in Roll of Freemen
« on: June 06, 2024, 10:10:00 AM »
@Ken Fraser:  I am an auditory learner.  I canít ďturn offĒ sounds, even extraneous sounds not directed towards me.  As a result, I always letter in silence.  I find that if I write when vocal music is audible, the lyrics become part of the text that Iím working on.  EEK!  No one wants the lyrics of Aretha Franklinís ďRespectĒ in their certificate of achievement, or whatever is being penned!  😃

Janis

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Online Learning / Re: Where to Learn Calligraphy Online
« on: May 31, 2024, 12:53:33 AM »
IAMPETH is coming up soon!  Lots of great calligraphy learning there!!

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Re: KOUS Shimmering Walnut Inks
« on: May 21, 2024, 07:16:01 PM »
When I first started on my calligraphy journey, I didnít know what I was doing. I ordered Noodlers ink because it was reasonably cheap.  If Iím just practicing, itís my go-to ink!  I love it, even though itís supposed to be for fountain pens.

Janis

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