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Inktober / Day 21 - 2022: BAD DOG
« on: October 21, 2022, 11:04:09 AM »
"I didn't do it. It was this way when I found it."
                                            - Louie Moore -

3.8mm pilot Pen, Gillott 170
German Roundhand c. 1890

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Don't write off Cursive
« on: October 17, 2022, 05:25:53 PM »
another article from Atlantic.

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Cursive is History
« on: October 12, 2022, 04:50:41 PM »
From the October, 2022 issue of The Atlantic

Amazing. Thoughts?

(Click on the images to enlarge)

Word of the Day / Quote of the Day
« on: September 08, 2022, 04:28:41 PM »

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Words from the Masters
« on: September 03, 2022, 03:40:48 PM »
This thread is for words from the masters, past and present-- quotes, bits of instruction or inspiration or interest you might like to share.

This quote from The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing, 1958 ed., p. 24.

Spencerian Script / Rumaging through the small nibs
« on: August 27, 2022, 04:17:33 PM »
Recently, I had occasion to send a bunch of tiny envelopes, whose delivery times seem to vary widely, and was looking through the various nibs that might make small letters and bumped into a couple of boxes of Brandauer 516 nibs. They were with my especially good nibs, and had forgotten why they were with the good nibs until I tried one. Really nice. As fine as a Gillott Crow Quill or Esterbrook 63. Anyone have some to trade? I'm no W. Lynn White, but might like a few more of them.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / "My First Lesson in Beauty"
« on: July 30, 2022, 11:21:50 AM »
For your enjoyment.

Completed/Past Exchanges / 2022 Sun Moon & Stars Exchange Results
« on: June 28, 2022, 04:16:35 PM »
Results from 2022 Sun Moon & Stars Exchange --Big Fun, great results.

Completed/Past Exchanges / 2022 Flower Power Exchange Results
« on: June 21, 2022, 05:33:50 PM »
Results from 2022 Flower Power exchange. These are from list one (missing @Barbara Jane mitchell --anyone get one from her?). There was only one list for this exchange, so these are it.

Workshops & Conference News / thegentlepenman
« on: June 02, 2022, 11:00:17 AM »
Just bumped into this site offering workshops via zoom by really high level teachers in in a variety of penmanship styles, including my favorite--Spencerian--by Michael Sull. Check it out.

Word of the Day / Prelapsarian
« on: May 26, 2022, 11:44:09 AM »
In the days before Google and ubiquitous internet access, the most often used book in our house was the 1550 page American Heritage Dictionary, to which I would refer when coming across a word I did not know and was unable to figure out the meaning of from context. Interestingly, this word was not in that dictionary (so I would have referred to an unabridged dictionary in the day). Now the meaning is obtained easily with a few keystrokes. It's context was in referring to the FBI prior to 2016. So, a little hole in my vocabulary was filled today. I'd wager a history buff or biblical scholar (of which I am neither) would know it on sight.

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Stamps and Letters
« on: May 01, 2022, 05:55:48 PM »
A friend pointed me to this article about using vintage stamps to decorate hand-written letters/envelopes, which I have done for years, particularly in the exchanges, matching the color envelopes or theme of the exchange. I've also received a few. Anyone else do this currently?

Word of the Day / Satisficing
« on: April 17, 2022, 06:06:33 PM »
Is it not fun to discover someone has coined a new word that describes a complex subject in a single word?
This from the first paragraph of a book review in the April 16-17 edition of the Wall Street Journal, describing a person's quest for the perfect audio system.
Could apply to any tool or endeavor--penmanship perhaps?

Adding the attribution (which I forgot when posting originally).

Spencerian Script / Trade Card
« on: April 14, 2022, 05:56:43 PM »
I recently purchased this trade card on eBay from the Green Bay Business College, circa 1880-1886, as the Wikipedia article suggests. Thought you might like to see it.
Anyone think the hairlines are too thin?

Workshops & Conference News / 2022 IAMPETH conference
« on: March 26, 2022, 11:35:22 AM »
Today is the first day to sign up for the 2022 IAMPETH conference in Atlanta in July. Anyone else signing up?

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