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Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« on: October 16, 2023, 01:06:58 AM »
@Lucie Y - Congratulations on the success of your workshop! I hope you keep teaching; you clearly have so much to offer! I like those s's on Cislak's insta - it's a really clean italic with some of those "Johnston" hairlines. I'm sure you'll present the piece beautifully, with or without a border.

@Erica McPhee - My best wishes for your son's quick and thorough recovery! My oldest son had three of his fingers smashed in a door (on the hinge side!) when he was around 4. He needed pretty extensive surgery and months of rehab, but he went on to a long and successful stint as a classical pianist and cellist in the regional youth symphony, and is now in college, playing guitar too. I hope for as successful an outcome for yours! At any rate - don't let the doctors tell you "never again!. The celebrated violinist, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, once cut off her pinky finger chopping onions! It was surgically reattached, and while it healed, she re-fingered the compositions so that she could persist in her concert career.

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts about my "Castle"!

Here's "Dagger" for me, with another synonym replacement: Knife for Dagger - so that I could get a K for my alphabet.
* and @Matthew H. - by way of encouragement, I'd like to point out that I had a wee bit of blobbing at the bottom of the "e" in Knife, and it kind of spoils the piece, but also it doesn't really. And I think that everyone was so nice about my failed "Rise" - and you yourself said you liked it, even though I didn't. So in that context "perfect" doesn't really matter.

I always tell my students: If you're not failing from time to time, you're not trying hard enough.
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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2023, 06:37:53 AM »
Lucie Y and K-2, so glad your teaching etc went well.

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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2023, 05:52:39 PM »
Here's "Dagger" for me, with another synonym replacement: Knife for Dagger - so that I could get a K for my alphabet.
* and @Matthew H. - by way of encouragement, I'd like to point out that I had a wee bit of blobbing at the bottom of the "e" in Knife, and it kind of spoils the piece, but also it doesn't really. And I think that everyone was so nice about my failed "Rise" - and you yourself said you liked it, even though I didn't. So in that context "perfect" doesn't really matter.

I always tell my students: If you're not failing from time to time, you're not trying hard enough.

I have to admit, I was so busy admiring your work that I hadn't noticed what you said about the letter E! (I really like what you've done with the shimmer effect on the handle. And I always have time for uncial. :D)

I hope I'll someday learn the lesson that there are things we notice in our own calligraphy that may not bother (or even necessarily be spotted by) others.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2023, 06:03:35 PM by Matthew H. »

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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2023, 11:48:38 AM »
I always tell my students: If you're not failing from time to time, you're not trying hard enough.

That is so true.
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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2023, 03:00:32 PM »
Thank you so much @K-2 ! I shared the story with him and he was very chipper about it. Loved the dagger as well! Heís a bit of a medieval knife/sword lover. That is how he broke his pinky finger - sword fighting with long swords. He participates in HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts). The other guy got a bit over zealous with that sword.

Thanks @Matthew H. as well for the well wishes. It went fabulous. We do homeopathy at our house (I am a homeopath) and he required no medications, had zero pain. Canít ask for more than that!
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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2023, 03:22:02 PM »
Thanks @Matthew H. as well for the well wishes. It went fabulous. We do homeopathy at our house (I am a homeopath) and he required no medications, had zero pain. Canít ask for more than that!

Oh, what fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you both.

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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2023, 04:59:37 PM »
@Erica  McPhee Ohhhh Erica this is such good news! I am so happy to read this  :) :) :)

@K2 thank you for your kind words. I was quite nervous to teach. It is usually frowned upon when beginners teach... but I work in a field in which everyone teaches whoever is less experimented than them.

Also, I adore that knife shaped K, coolest thing I've seen in a while!
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Re: Day 15 - 2023: Dagger
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2023, 08:50:15 AM »
I am catching up my days .

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