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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Foolish Magazine
« on: April 23, 2021, 03:31:37 PM »
Very nice publication. Thanks for sharing. I am sure there are many fountain pen aficionados in this Forum.
Yours truly!

Show & Tell / Re: Watercolor Quote
« on: April 23, 2021, 03:20:57 PM »
Thatís really lovely @Erica McPhee. I love the balance of the piece, and scrumptious brushwork.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Can you help me?
« on: April 23, 2021, 03:17:52 PM »
Oh wow @Starlee! That is much more interesting than I expected. It looked so...brown and uninspiring  ;D. Thereís a wide range of colour there. Thank you - it was definitely worth the wait!

Everyday Handwriting | Penmanship / Re: What happened to my cursive?
« on: March 13, 2021, 03:01:26 PM »
I have always had issues with my normal hand, which is strongly based on italic, being affected by working on other styles. My recovery technique is to slow right down for my normal hand and gradually bring it back up to speed. Interesting that doesnít in turn affect the hand Iím working on. Iíve never figured out why that is.

Show & Tell / Re: Logo
« on: February 26, 2021, 03:01:00 PM »
That is both very beautiful and very elegant.

I think both require intensive attention to details! They each offer their own distinct challenges and that one isnít necessarily easier than the other, they are just different.  :)

Show & Tell / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: January 10, 2021, 08:02:34 AM »
Am I the only person that is dying to know how you did that Ken?

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Chic Oblique . . . ALMOST mine!
« on: January 10, 2021, 08:00:57 AM »
I have a Chic Oblique and am very happy with it. It is beautifully balanced and a joy to hold and use  :D. You will get a lot of pleasure from it and they are works of art as well, gorgeous to look at.

Show & Tell / Re: First page
« on: December 19, 2020, 05:01:24 PM »
This is a gorgeous piece! More meaningful I suppose as I remember David Steel from his political heyday.

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: How old are you?
« on: December 03, 2020, 03:31:15 PM »
Iím 21 and have been for the last 32 years.  ::) ;)

Welcome to the forum from another relative newbie, Robert. It's a rich repository of resources. I am a relative newcomer to pointed pen having mostly focussed on broad nib for the last 40+ years.

Introductions / Re: Hello! I'm Victoria.
« on: November 11, 2020, 12:57:11 PM »
Welcome on board. Broad-edge offers a wide range of styles and hands to play with. Iíve come from broad-edge to pointed and it is an interesting learning curve!

Introductions / Re: Introduction - hello from GA!
« on: November 05, 2020, 02:58:53 PM »
Welcome on board. Calligraphy is fun and rewarding but it has the strange side effect of making you lose time. You settle down to practice some hand or other and before you know it the clock has struck midnight, the cat is still outside yowling to be let in and you realise you havenít eaten since lunchtime.

Get lots of different nibs and try different styles of hand. There are lots of posts about working out which hand you enjoy most and @jeanwilson has plenty of expertise and experience in this area. Play lots and explore.

Introductions / Re: Aloha from Kauaíi
« on: October 29, 2020, 03:50:30 PM »
Aloha from another calligraphy newbie and ukulele aficionado. I wish I were in Kaua'i to improve my uke playing and escape from the cruel central european winter.
@Trazo You play ukulele??? Thatís another thing we have in common  ;D ;D

(Oops - Iím not hijacking the thread here! It will just eventually turn out that we were identical twins separated at birth, raised in different countries and who never knew)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: The Calligraphy Podcast
« on: October 29, 2020, 03:47:36 PM »
Iíve just finished listening to this and it was great! I think my favourite part was where you @Erica McPhee described calligraphy as meditative. I totally agree, it is a great example of mindfulness, focussing on the task at hand and not letting your mind wander. It is a great means of developing focus and demonstrates to me how important that focus is on every part of every line and curve I put on the paper.

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