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Title: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AmyNeub on October 24, 2014, 10:32:04 PM
I found this rare book on IAMPETH.com full of wonderful variations of capitals, "New Spencerian Compendium", Spencerian Authors, 1879. The link to the book is here

http://www.iampeth.com/books/spencerian_compendium/compendium_index.php

It has a lot of reading, but half way through there is the capital variations. I think I counted 19 R's. Great practice for you Spences and OP's out there.

IAMPETH's Rare books are my new favorite place to be on the web.

The Italian Script letters are so amazing.

Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: elsa.d on October 25, 2014, 12:26:07 AM
Amazing!!!! Thanks so much for sharing Amy!
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Milonguera on October 25, 2014, 07:57:00 AM
Holly Moly, Amy!  Thanks for sharing!  I get lost in Iampeth and don't seem to get very deep into the site.  Wish their navigation was better.

This is worth printing!  What an amazing bit of inspiration.  Thanks again. 
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Roseann on October 26, 2014, 12:36:49 AM
Wowzie!
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: elsa.d on October 26, 2014, 02:36:53 AM
Holly Moly, Amy!  Thanks for sharing!  I get lost in Iampeth and don't seem to get very deep into the site.  Wish their navigation was better.

This is worth printing!  What an amazing bit of inspiration.  Thanks again.

I totally agree Debbie. I get rather frustrated trying to find my way around, then I just go browse instagram instead lol!
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Cecilia on October 26, 2014, 03:13:45 AM
That is wonderful, thanks for sharing this Amy!
I didn't take Harvest's online Spence class, but I have fun trying the OP variations in more shaded Engrosser style ;) a kind of mess!


Totally agree with Debbie and Elsa, I get frustrated by the hard navigation on the Iampeth site... if you consider that I don't speak English as a native language, that can get even more frustrating!  :'(
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AmyNeub on October 26, 2014, 05:49:13 PM
I would love to totally redesign IAMPETH. It needs some love. Just bookmark the rare books section.
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AndyT on October 26, 2014, 08:12:06 PM
I sort of have the hang of the IAMPETH site now ... took some practice though, like getting to know an old building.  :)

Recently, someone very kindly gave me a printout of this book, and I agree that it's a exceptionally useful resource.  My other main references for exemplars are, in order of frequency of use, Bloser, Jones and Zaner: all called Lessons in Ornamental Penmanship and available on the Rare Books page.
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: tintenfuchs on October 27, 2014, 03:31:43 AM
I recently had my mom print out all the pages  ::) she wasn't too happy about it, but it's a gem!
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AmyNeub on October 29, 2014, 05:59:04 PM
IAMPETH changed their website. It seems better. Rare book are under the lessons menu now.
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Roseann on October 29, 2014, 11:51:48 PM
I'm having a hard time finding the rare books section. 
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AndyT on October 30, 2014, 06:25:32 AM
IAMPETH changed their website.

Crikey.  Just had a look and can't find anything, but it's clearly in a transitional state right now.

Roseann: anything in particular you're looking for?
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Roseann on October 30, 2014, 03:26:14 PM
Hi Andy,
Yes, I was looking for
Lessons In Ornamental Penmanship that you mentioned.
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AmyNeub on October 30, 2014, 03:52:48 PM
They are under the "lessons" menu. I don't know which one, but here is a page with a bunch of them.

http://www.iampeth.com/lessons?field_style_tid=All&page=6
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: tintenfuchs on October 31, 2014, 06:51:58 AM
The page is still ugly as hell but it's awesome that they're organising it better now! Getting all those resources in order, whew, what a task!
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: fridzleah on November 01, 2014, 12:25:38 PM
Wondering when can i write like that?!?  ;) it's so beautiful...
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Elle Dechene on November 10, 2014, 10:17:18 AM
This looks like a good study guide, lots of practical information.  I haven't figured out how to download it, though.  Any suggestions?

http://www.iampeth.com/spencerian-script-real-pen-work

Thank you,
Elle
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AmyNeub on November 10, 2014, 10:22:33 AM
Right click "Save image as" doesn't work?
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Elle Dechene on November 10, 2014, 10:52:02 AM
Hi Amy, I don't get that option.  Other files I am able to choose "Download", but I don't see that option here.

Thanks!
Elle
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AmyNeub on November 10, 2014, 01:10:13 PM
Maybe it's still under a copyright law.
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: AndyT on November 10, 2014, 01:28:09 PM
Real Pen Work was published in 1881, and is therefore well out of copyright.  Fortunately IAMPETH isn't the only source for this sort of thing; unfortunately the following is an inferior (but usable) scan from microfiche:

The Real Pen-Work Self Instructor in Penmanship (https://archive.org/details/cihm_25862)
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Estefa on November 10, 2014, 01:38:33 PM
I think the website is just under construction at the moment it looks completely different than the last time I visited it! So I think waiting a few days is probably the best option :).
Title: Re: Spencerian Capital Variations Exemplars
Post by: Elle Dechene on November 10, 2014, 02:06:24 PM
Andy, thank you for the other link!  Downloaded, now I can do those interesting drills.  I've been watching a Schin video on youtube and she just mentioned how helpful drills are. 

Estefa, I will try again in a few days.  I've joined IAMPETH, so hopefully I've have access to everything after the redesign is finished.   ;D  For now, I can start these exercises.  Which I so need.

Thanks all for looking,
Elle

P.S.  I had to google one of the test questions to be able to post this.  So much to learn!