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Technical Support & Feedback / Re: Can't share photos
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:22:20 PM »
Thanks so much everyone.  Now the photo floodgates can be opened! :)


Show & Tell / Re: Spencerian and Business Writing (monoline)
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:15:22 AM »
I love your Spencerian!  I have been admiring your work on this forum as I try to teach myself this script.  Thanks for sharing.   :)

Show & Tell / Re: "Solitude" poem in Engrosser's script
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:11:21 AM »
Very artsy - love it!  I like this layout.  :)

Kind Critique / Re: Critique my Spencerian?
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:04:49 AM »
Thanks so much for your reply!  Great idea about sharing the words from my book along with my writing sample.  I should have done that right from the beginning. 

I agree that rhythm is important and I appreciate you pointing that out.  I have heard of cross drills in passing, but have not had a chance to investigate further.    I have Michael Sull's Spencerian book on order and am hoping that he will have some examples of these inside.

I have horrible paper at the moment.  We are currently working overseas and there are no decently stocked art or stationary stores in my area.  All the practise paper I have been able to buy bleeds and doesn't behave nicely with my fountain pen or nibs.  :(  When I am back in Canada I intend to stock up, but for now I am restricted to cheap printer paper.  I have not been able to track down any of the HP laser jet ink paper that is recommended on this forum.  In fact, nothing that is recommended online is available here.

Good advice about using a pencil.  I hadn't thought to try that route but I will give it a whirl today.

I am attaching some other photos of my writing (taken closer up) along with the words from the book that I am trying to copy below.  I hope this helps anyone who is able to provide feedback. :)

Technical Support & Feedback / Re: Can't share photos
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:30:36 PM »
Hey Bianca!  Thanks for your help.  I did try clearing my browser cache - no difference.  My files are Jpeg, not jpg.  Do they need to be jpg to share? 


Greetings!  I still am not able to share jpeg photos.  I tried saving them as Png files though and these were accepted!  Not sure why the site didn't like the jpeg files, but at least I figured out a work around and can now share pictures.  :)


Kind Critique / Critique my Spencerian?
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:47:13 PM »
Greetings all!

I am using the Spencerian Penmanship series of books to teach myself this new style of script.  This is my first foray into penmanship since grade school.  I am an artist who works from home and because I want to incorporate calligraphy and such into some of my illustrations, I am devoting a chunk of my day towards practising.  I currently spend about 3 hours daily doing Spencerian exercises from the book and have been at it for a month and a half. 

I don't find that the penmanship in the books looks as lovely as the samples I have seen online, but it is all I have to go on at the moment.   Could you take a look at my work and let me know what I can work on improving this week? I would appreciate any and all feedback. :)  I am going to try to share my progress weekly.

Thanks guys!

Technical Support & Feedback / Re: Can't share photos
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:31:10 AM »
Thanks for your reply! :)  I did try to shrink the size of my files via a website that does this for me.  The file sizes are much smaller than the maximum size allowed.  That is why I am confused. 


Technical Support & Feedback / Re: Can't share photos
« on: March 06, 2018, 05:43:53 PM »
I tried to post it again and it would not go through.  Where do I find your email address so I can send the photo to you?


Technical Support & Feedback / Re: Can't share photos
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:03:05 PM »
I took a screen shot of the error message that keeps appearing and I am going to try to attach it.  If this works then I have no idea why my photos won't load, because they are well under the size limit.  :(

Technical Support & Feedback / Can't share photos
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:05:02 AM »

I have been trying to share a post with a photo for a day now.   I keep getting a message saying that "theflourishforum can't handle this request."  Yesterday I was told that I could not post because I had already posted the exact same post.  I went back to the forum to look to see if this was true, but there were no posts from me.

Is there a problem with the forum or is there something I am doing wrong?  The file size is 815kb.

Thanks so much!

Spencerian Script / Re: Spencerian guidelines
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:33:30 AM »
Your guidelines have been incredibly helpful.  I did not understand that the connective lines were at a different angle.  My writing looks so much better now that I can see where I was going wrong!  Thanks!

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Your Instagrams
« on: March 03, 2018, 08:43:13 AM »
Great thread!  I can be found at @MeghanDrewIt  I post photos of my paintings and script I am currently working on.  🖌😀👍🏻

Introductions / Re: Greetings from the Caribbean!
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
Thanks Bianca!

Introductions / Greetings from the Caribbean!
« on: February 27, 2018, 06:51:47 PM »
Hey guys.  Just thought I would introduce myself.  I am an artist who lives between both Canada and the island of Grenada.  I decided that I wanted to introduce some lettering into my illustrations so I began teaching myself Spencerian.  I love it and am officially hooked!  Next I plan to tackle Copperplate.  I am hoping that I can get some support on my penmanship journey here as there arenít any calligraphers here on the island (that I know of).

Nice too meet you all!


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