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I got "Some people become wives because they know what they want to do with their life."

Kind Critique / Re: Samples of what I've done
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:23:30 AM »
Thanks Ash.

Based off the breakdown of the h Erica did, I am lifting my pen at all the points except the between the final downstroke and the upstroke.  that is new to me.

I do practice letterforms and groups daily.  Its my main focus.  But I will turn to a word or small series of words just for a change of pace and added amusement.

My shoulder is much better.  Not sure what I did to it. I manage a warehouse which includes plenty of heavy lifting.  Posture is brutal for me.  Good posture is almost un-American. lol.  But am I trying to stay sitting upright but always end up slouched down towards the paper at some point.  A combination of just bad posture and a habit of getting a close to detail while painting or drawing.

Suggestions & Ideas / Re: Test
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:07:13 AM »
Is this a mic check?  Big speech to follow? ;D

Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Standing Writing Desk
« on: May 04, 2017, 06:38:58 PM »
That's awesome.  Well done.

Kind Critique / Re: Samples of what I've done
« on: May 04, 2017, 06:37:32 PM »
Thanks for tip.  I tend to miscalcute and run into those ovals.  I think I naturally wanna narrow the script.

Kind Critique / Re: Samples of what I've done
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:21:28 PM »
Quick practice tonight.  Shoulder has been killing me all day.  Trying to focus on spacing.

Kind Critique / Re: Spencerian and Copperplate Practice
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:19:52 PM »
Haven't tried the 303 yet.  Might do that tomorrow night.

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Atlanta
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:15:40 PM »
Welcome to the group.  :)

Kind Critique / Re: Spencerian and Copperplate Practice
« on: May 01, 2017, 01:18:11 PM »
I like the idea of using different bands for each letter

A very small flat head screwdriver will widen that space.

Kind Critique / Re: Samples of what I've done
« on: May 01, 2017, 10:38:25 AM »
Thanks again.  Wonderful break down.

I have to agree with the last post.   Being cynical is not just being human but becoming more and more engrained in today's society especially in the US.  People are not trusting corporations and businesses, government institutes, religious institutions, schools, neighbors, and even is some cause their own families as they used too.   And when it comes to higher education there is reason to be cyanical.  For profit schools like Everest, ITT, Phoenix, and the now infamous Trump university took tons of money from students without giving them a proper education.    I mention these schools because when I read the first post and watched the video those were the first thing that came to mind even though the art academy clearly isn't trying to be an institute mirroring those mentioned.  Even after I looked into more and mentioned it to my wife the first thing she asked is "Its not another one of those schools."

With that being said,  after reviewing all I could find online and a brief one on one, the instructors involved certainly help solidify the legitimacy of the institute.  The cost is reasonable if someone wants the opportunity to advance in calligraphy and seek more than a hobby.  I for one have become very interested in this opportunity and have seemed more info on a one to one basis. My brief convo with Suzie was informative and her passion is undeniable.

If you compare what's charged per envelope for a wedding, it would seem this investment could pay for itself very quickly. 

Kind Critique / Re: Samples of what I've done
« on: May 01, 2017, 08:22:18 AM »
Thanks Erica for the constructive feed back.   Really appreciate it.  I had a feeling my loops weren't right but that is great insight into the connectors.  Hadn't noticed the last one was off a bit.  I must of let the guide sheet move.   Can't wait to get home tonight and work on these areas.

Introductions / Re: Bonjour from Detroit
« on: May 01, 2017, 08:17:48 AM »
Thanks you.  Looking forward to getting to know and share share with everyone.  ;D

Kind Critique / Samples of what I've done
« on: April 30, 2017, 07:28:17 AM »
These are a few pieces I tried out.   Please be brutally honest.   I know the tips aren't squared. 

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