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Title: Hello from Segovia, Spain
Post by: Angela Sampayo on June 16, 2019, 08:44:20 AM
Hi everyone!
My name is Angela and I live in a small city near Madrid called Segovia.
I discovered brush lettering about three years ago, but I quickly got frustrated as my letters didnít look as neat and beautiful as everyone elseís. I completely abbandoned my hobby because I felt like I wasnít improving.
Two months ago I stumbled upon pointed pen calligraphy (specifically copperplate ) and when I started to practice drills and basic letterforms, everything just clicked.
Iíve been practicing everyday since then, and Iím in love with everything Iím learning.
I want to keep practicing copperplate, but want to expand my skills. I think I will start learning Italic soon!
Calligraphy is a truly beautiful skill, and I canít wait to learn everything I can.
This forum is a blessing. Canít wait to participate in it!
Title: Re: Hello from Segovia, Spain
Post by: KristinT on June 17, 2019, 10:26:10 PM
Welcome to the forum, Angela!  You're in good company for learning and sharing a beautiful passion.  :)
Title: Re: Hello from Segovia, Spain
Post by: Inked botanicals on June 18, 2019, 03:00:57 AM
Hello from Asturias!! Welcome to the forum, you have a lot of info to read and so many wonderful people to talk with!
Title: Re: Hello from Segovia, Spain
Post by: KacyBG on June 18, 2019, 02:13:53 PM
Angela, welcome!

This forum is indeed a blessing~~so many interesting people and tips for copperplate here. I rarely have any questions for the forum because I find so many answers in these archives. What are your favorite supplies for copperplate? I am always open to new ideas!
Title: Re: Hello from Segovia, Spain
Post by: Bianca M on June 18, 2019, 03:18:03 PM
Welcome, Angela!  Segovia is such a beautiful city, and I hope to travel there again someday - consider me envious of you. ;)

I'm glad to hear you've found a tool that works for you and are enjoying it so much.
Title: Re: Hello from Segovia, Spain
Post by: Erica McPhee on June 26, 2019, 09:58:58 AM
Welcome Angela! I think you will find once you get the swing of copperplate with a pointed pen, your brush lettering will improve. Brush lettering done with the same strokes as copperplate with a pointed pen is beautiful! That is one thing I figured out. I was trying to use the brush differently when in fact, using them similarly helps.  ;D