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Brush Calligraphy / Re: Mopperplate script on magic paper
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:52:03 AM »
Many thanks! If interested or just very bored, I have some more random words written with different tools here:

Brush Calligraphy / Mopperplate script on magic paper
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:43:58 AM »
I was messing about with a Cotman 999 'mop' brush on magic paper (my favourite toy) and decided to try some Copperplate script (or something that resembles it :D)... It contains a few poor strokes but here's a short video for anyone interested:

The Library / Re: Van de Velde - cheap(!)
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:57:23 PM »
Lots to see here if you're still not dizzy enough

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:32:19 PM »
@quickbrownfox.ath .. I took a deep breath and (finally) started uploading a bit of my calligraphy / lettering .. but it's hidden in between other letter related stuff.. :D

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Where in the World?
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:21:14 AM »
Although I have not been too active lately, I am in Athens, just to add Greece to the map :)

Tools & Supplies / Re: Soviet Brush pen nibs
« on: March 24, 2017, 04:51:07 PM »
Nice! If I'm not mistaken, I one day read a tip to cut a little piece of foam and insert it in the gap of those poster pens to carry more ink or carry ink longer (empty slower?).  I didn't try it yet but maybe it's worth a shot?

In case anyone's interested, this should be quite an experience learning from such knowledgeable people in such a beautiful location!

POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2017 // Heart, Head & Hands Calligraphy Symposion Meteora, Greece with Georgia Angelopoulos, Ewan Clayton & Irini Gonou.

More info here:

Facebook event:

See some of Georgia Angelopoulos' work here:

Tools & Supplies / Re: walnut ink in the UK
« on: June 07, 2016, 07:22:35 AM »

This is what I have been using for the past couple of years... and 500g lasts a long time..

Tools & Supplies / Re: Gillott 303 news!
« on: May 17, 2016, 04:46:35 AM »
I can't wait.. I've been tempted to buy old stock for the past year but have been waiting for this moment! (I have been enjoying the Esterbrook 356 though lately - but these will run out soon :) )

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Cheap Oblique from China
« on: March 22, 2016, 04:49:07 AM »
Thanks for your replies! I'll give it a try!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Cheap Oblique from China
« on: March 21, 2016, 02:05:09 PM »

Show & Tell / Re: Logo design
« on: January 27, 2016, 05:48:50 AM »
Hello from a Middle Eastern - Greek who listens to Far Eastern music. I'd love to know more about what your husband does if you have a link to share :)  (EDIT: discovered a bit on youtube! Great!)

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian online class
« on: December 17, 2015, 08:54:00 AM »
That's good to hear! Yes, at the moment I'm planning on doing all the assignments although I'm not the most patient person when it comes to drills.

Seeing a video on spencerian last year was the reason I discovered the pointed pen & my little obsession with calligraphy began, however I ended up learning copperplate (or something that resembles it) because an oval for me is so much easier (or more natural to me) than those crazy little spencerian hooks / angles which I can never get right!

Thanks all!

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian online class
« on: December 16, 2015, 11:01:05 AM »

There is another Beginners Spencerian course starting January 13th, and I decided to sign up this time! Hoping it will help me learn this beautiful script!

Tools & Supplies / Re: Quality control with Gillott 303s and 404s
« on: December 11, 2015, 07:41:36 AM »
Great news... The modern 303 has become my favourite nib and I need to buy a big box of them !

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