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Hi @janerob325
Sorry I didnít see this earlier. Yes, you can see it here:
I was thinking of trying to sneak in a quick one before Halloween.  ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Help identifying this exemplar.
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:18:48 PM »
Also, just wanted to add - it's important the exemplar be done with one of the pens from the kit. At least, I think that would be best.  ;)

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Help identifying this exemplar.
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:17:34 PM »
Hi Darrin,
The exemplar is done with a brush. It would definitely not be one done with a broad edge. I would suggest a simple Italic or Uncial for a broad pen. I don't know about a copyright free one but you may be able to find an artist who would be willing to do one for the exposure - maybe one who teaches and could include a link?

Flourish Forum News / Re: New Members - New Requirements
« on: August 11, 2019, 02:30:22 PM »
I'm so glad you figured out a workaround @rubyrose5757 ! Sometimes that even happens to me. I find I can usually then login by going down to the menu list (starts with Home) and then log in and that works. Different browsers act differently as well. Happy you figured it out!  :-*

Introductions / Re: A Brief Introduction
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:28:26 PM »
You may be interested in the new LED boards I have been using to practice. They are awesome! No paper, no ink, but gives a great pen & paper feel. Also helps teach whole arm & muscle movement. I got them on Amazon.

Introductions / Re: A Brief Introduction
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:27:42 PM »
Welcome Warren!
The Zanerian Manual is a great place to start. We have a couple of tutorials here as well in the Pointed Pen Nirvana section. Calligraphy is a great pastime if you spend any time on board a ship. Let us know if you have questions as you go along.  ;D

Yes, definitely! You have permission to use my comments as well.  ;D

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Southern California!
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:39:51 PM »
Iím happy I could offer some insight.  ;D There are a few threads with the lightbox info and I think I even shared a photo of my old one.

@Bianca M So sorry to hear you are starting to get arthritis as well.  :'(

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Southern California!
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:28:01 AM »
hi @HeidiB ,
Sorry for the late response as I just returned from vacation.
I am happy to hear you are enjoying the tutorials. I like to use the pretty decorative boxes you can get at Michaels or Marshalls or HomeGoods to store calligraphy supplies. I have one for inks, one for various supplies, and a bunch for envelopes from exchanges. They look nice and are easy access because I keep them out.

I also have arthritis (and lupus and a bunch of other autoimmune issues) so I am careful about not overusing my hands. I am also a homeopath so I use Ruta Grav, 30c to manage any pain. And cell salts. But time restrictions during a flare are key. Also, I make sure I am using a good set up. I had changed from my old vintage lightbox to a new thin one and forgot after a time why I changed. I went back to it and my aches and pains returned over night. I remembered it had, for some reason, given my muscle spasms and pain. I still don't know why it does that (it's a few inches tall). But returned to the new flat one and no problem. My point is, make sure you are comfortable and if something hurts, stop.  ;)

Introductions / Re: Hello from Central Florida!
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:23:09 AM »
HI @Martina
Sorry for the late reply as I was on vacation. My handwriting is also terrible but it is altogether different than my calligraphy!

Are you going to join the Orlando guild? They have great workshops and are very nice people. I sometimes go over the east coast to take classes with them (or teach).

Welcome to Flourish!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Essex UK
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:20:57 AM »
Welcome @GrowlingDog ! I was on vacation so I apologize for the late welcome! I hope you have been enjoying your new studies. It can be frustrating at first but then becomes addictive. Let us know if you have questions as you go. I love your reasons for wanting to learn.  :)

So good to see you on Flourish Cecilia! And what a wonderful class you are hosting. I also highly recommend this class. It is fantastic and can be used for so many different things. It helps learn pen control and stroke formation as well.  ;D

Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Hilarious Ink Spill Question
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:06:16 AM »
Oh my word! I promise I am not laughing at your misfortune!  ;D I suppose that is how "regular" tattoos are made - ink trapped under the skin with a needle. So, sorry but I think you may be stuck with it (see what I did there?).  ;D

Introductions / Re: Hi! I'm Erica McPhee of Paperwhite Studio
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:05:17 PM »
Thanks so much! I am so glad you are enjoying them!  ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Boogie Board Calligraphy
« on: July 22, 2019, 10:50:07 AM »
It's so cool! I just ordered a 12" one.  ;D

This is the 8.5".

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