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Offline calligrafolie

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Hi from Indonesia
« on: October 03, 2014, 07:20:27 AM »
Hi, I'm Maria from Jakarta, Indonesia

I'm a graphic designer and in the past year I've been looking for something apart from constantly working with the computer.. so I revisited hand-lettering few months back. I found Calligraphy along the way, and luckily a workshop to start learning it in town two weeks ago. Currently have a holder with a Nikko G nib. So yes, I'm still a baby in calligraphy :D

Getting supplies is quite a challenge as mentioned by one of the few calligraphers in Jakarta - ernie_tan ;) Instagram has been a huge help so far, and it's great to find this forum. I used to have pen pals during my school years so I'm also looking forward to exchange letters with fellow calligraphers!

Looking forward to learn more from the forum and also connecting with calligraphers around the world!


Cheers,

Maria
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 10:25:27 AM »
Hello Maria and Welcome!

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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 04:23:41 AM »
Hi Joel,

Thanks for the warm welcome! :)

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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 08:50:24 AM »
Hi Maria! Welcome to the forum!  :)
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 09:52:57 AM »
Hi Maria, it's good to meet you here!! Let's grow and progress together in this calligraphy journey. :)
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 02:28:14 AM »
Hi Maria! Welcome to the flourish forum! Happy inking!
Hi! My name is Sienne (Si-yen/ Shen).
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 12:35:27 AM »
Thanks for all the warm welcome - and nice to meet you all here :)

Hi Freida, I've followed you on IG!

Ernie! good to see you here too.. hope I can progress more with all the help here :D

Hi Sienne, just followed you on IG :)

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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 12:26:29 PM »
Hi Maria!  Followed you on IG!  So glad that you found this wonderful place for more inspiration!
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2014, 11:44:32 AM »
Welcome in the FF!
I am from Italy, Milano and a beginner as far as calligraphy is concerned.
Have a lot of fun here and keep in touch!
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 11:46:44 AM »
Thanks Caroline! - found out your name from IG :)

Hi Chiara, I'm a newbie too, let's keep learning together :)

Haven't been here long but I've got so much already - this forum is awesome!

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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 05:45:22 AM »
Hi from Singapore!

I'm a calligraphy baby too  ;D

I hear you on the challenge of finding supplies. But actually the hardest things would be holder and nibs. You can improvise on others - I use drink glasses, takeaway sauce containers, medicine/ nail art organiser boxes (haha) etc to hold ink, pens, nibs. You know in Indo it seems all takeaway food comes with a tiny ziplock bag to hold chili. That would be so good to organise your nibs  ;D I buy printer paper by ream to save on $ and print my own guidelines. Hmm for ink, Im experimenting with whatever is labeled as Chinese/ sumi ink/ manga/ drawing inks - these are more available in Indo/ SG I think. Cheap watercolors are also really fun to use

Let's keep exchanging tips on supplies. See you around!

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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 11:07:12 AM »
Hi Maria and Welcome to The Forum! 
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 10:16:56 PM »

Hi Karina!
Yes, at the stationery store nibs are limited to manga drawing nibs here, and one type of straight holder that comes with it.
Some people are selling inks and nibs on instagram, but they still come with a price since they imported it from overseas themselves i guess.

I use ink containers I got from the workshop I attended, and I use small takeaway sauce containers too! Too bad they're not ideal for traveling because they leak. I use Daiso calligraphy ink - it's affordable and smells better than Chinese ink that we have here :D

I thought places like Artfriend in Singapore has more calligraphy supplies? btw, I've followed you on IG - thanks for the tips and see you around!


Hi Debbie, thanks for the warm welcome! :)

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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2014, 11:25:43 PM »
Hi Maria,
Calligraphy will be a nice tool to add to your design tool box. I hope you are making some connections and finding ways to get supplies. Let us know if we can help.  :)
Warm Regards,
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Re: Hi from Indonesia
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 07:38:22 AM »
Hi Erica,

Thanks a lot! the forum has helped me a lot so far, and the people are lovely.
I really enjoy learning calligraphy and loving it!

And also, your tutorials and worksheets has helped a lot too, so - many many thanks to you! :)