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Open Flourish | General Discussion / The Calligraphy Podcast
« on: March 01, 2021, 01:06:35 PM »
Just wanted to remind everyone about this great Calligraphy Podcast!   :-*


My interview/episode here: The Flourish Forum

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I am still hearing from friends and family who are receiving my Christmas cards now (third week of February). And I know some of my Valentines have still not arrived (like the one I mailed to my husband who lives in the same house as me!). The US mail has been extremely backed up ever since the holidays but seem to be working through it. I had three cards returned to me that were written in very clear Engrosser's Script with no flourishing. All three had the correct address. Just said undeliverable.

A friend had a card sent to me returned to her and it had two stickies over it. The first one had my correct forwarding address on it. The second one said, "Return to Sender; Insufficient Address; Unable to Forward." For no apparent reason. She put it in a new envelope and mailed it again with the new address and it was finally delivered.  (See photo.)  :-\

Given that, I am trying to be conscientious about not making the postal workers' jobs even harder by trying to decipher addresses through all my flourishes.  ;D So I put my Valentine exchanges inside a clear envelope with a white piece of paper over the top with a text printed address on it. It's not as exciting to receive but at least it gets there! (See photos of my Valentine exchange below.)

Schin Loong suggests using a craft blade to cut out a rectangle over the stamp area and put the stamp on the original envelope. This way there is a postmark on the envelope itself instead of the clear one. Either way, so far folks are receiving them.

Clear Bags (Envelopes) is having a 10% off sale right now using "SAVINGS" as the code. I plan to stock up.

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Open/Active Exchanges / Beacon of Light Exchange Sign Ups are Now Open!
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:46:27 PM »
Lighthouses, sunsets, whatever brings you bright light in a weary world. The Beacon of Light exchange sign ups are here!

Sign Up Deadline: Wed, March 3, 2021
Postmark Deadline: Mon, March 22, 2021

Sign Up Form: Beacon of Light Sign Up

YOU MUST SIGN UP VIA THE FORM ABOVE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SIGNED UP.

Please check your form carefully before submitting.

NOTE:

1. If you did not complete a past exchange you signed up for, you cannot participate.
2. If you will be busy and cannot meet your obligation, please do not sign up. It is not OK to think, "Life happens" and not fulfill your obligation. It is OK if circumstances require you to send your exchanges late, however, you will still not be able to participate in an exchange until yours are sent.
3. You must be a registered, activated member and you must have made at least one post, introductory or otherwise, in order to participate.
   
As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Calligraphy should be used on both your exchange insert and envelope.
2. You will send a card to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your cards after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!


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Open Flourish | General Discussion / We have a New Superhero - Jean Wilson!
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:39:26 PM »
Somehow this slipped by me and @jeanwilson Jean is now on her 1,001 post! Congratulations Jean and more importantly, thank you for all of your contributions to Flourish! You are a wealth of knowledge and we have been very blessed to have you share that with us! Thank you!

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Exchanges - General Info & Questions (Start here.) / 2021 Exchange List
« on: January 11, 2021, 07:40:00 PM »
Here is the list of exchanges for 2021. I think there are some real fun ones!

1. Love One Another – An annual favorite Valentine inspired exchange.
2. Beacon of Light – Lighthouses, sunsets, whatever brings bright light to a weary world.
3. Time for Tea – Calligraph a tea bag or design a tea tag. It’s time to share a cuppa.
4. Iridescence – Glowing, shifting colors like those of a rainbow, opal, butterfly wing, or mother-of-pearl.
5. Tattoo You – Design that calligraphy tattoo you secretly want to get.
6. Pop UP – Calligraph a card and make something - a flower, a heart, a word - pop up!
7. Halloween | Day of the Dead – Don't be scared - it's more treat than trick.
8. Holiday | New Year – The ever-popular end of the year exchange in honor of all things holiday and happy.

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Our first exchange of the year! This one always sneaks up on me. This is our annual Valentine exchange. Sign ups are short so we can make sure to get these out in time for them to arrive by Valentine's Day. Let's spread some love!

Sign Up Deadline: Monday, January 18, 2021
Postmark Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021

Sign up form is now closed.


YOU MUST SIGN UP VIA THE FORM ABOVE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SIGNED UP. You should receive a confirmation email.

NOTE:

1. If you did not complete a past exchange you signed up for, you cannot participate.
2. If you will be busy and cannot meet your obligation, please do not sign up. It is not OK to think, "Life happens" and not fulfill your obligation. It is OK if circumstances require you to send your exchanges late, however, you will still not be able to participate in an exchange until yours are sent.
3. You must be a registered, activated member and you must have made at least one post, introductory or otherwise, in order to participate.

As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Calligraphy should be used on both your exchange insert and envelope.
2. You will send a card to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your cards after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:23:34 PM »
Wishing everyone  a happy and healthy 2021.  :-*

I did some of Teela's @EveryTuesday (on Instagram) tutorials on the Ipad with ProCreate. So much fun and completely addictive. Her tutorials are really well done and she gives away a ton of freebies. I highly recommend if you are interested in learning how to use ProCreate.

Hope this years sees you reaching new goals in calligraphy and lettering!


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Flourish Forum News / Delay in Checking Posts, New Memberships, etc.
« on: December 27, 2020, 10:24:53 AM »
Hi All,
Many of you know we moved to the greater Nashville area about a month ago. We are about 35 minutes from downtown Nashville. Unfortunately, as most will know by now, there was a bombing in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning. Thankfully, there were only 3 injured. We are still without internet and do not know when it will be restored. I am only able to check the forum sporadically borrowing a hotspot. So please be patient if it takes a bit longer for memberships, posts, etc. to be approved.

Wishing you a happy New Year!
Warm Regards,
Erica

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Our last exchange of the year - can you believe it?! Me either! 2020 was a bust but nothing says holidays like a calligraphy exchange!
Please note the short sign up period.

Sign up Deadline: Friday, November 27, 2020
Post Mark Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Sign Ups are Now Closed.

NOTE:

- If you did not complete a past exchange you signed up for, you cannot participate.
- If you will be busy and cannot meet your obligation, please do not sign up. It is not OK to think, "Life happens" and not fulfill your obligation. It is OK if circumstances require you to send your exchanges late, however, you will still not be able to participate in an exchange until yours are sent.
- You must be a registered, activated member and you must have made at least one post, introductory or otherwise, in order to participate.

As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Calligraphy should be used on both your exchange insert and envelope.
2. You will send a card to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your cards after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / We have a new SUPERHERO!
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:41:01 PM »
Many, many thanks for sharing words of wisdom and your wonderful contribution to our community by @AAAndrew ! Congrats on becoming a SuperHERO in our calligraphy community!  ;D  :-*

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Pat Blair Flourishing Class
« on: October 16, 2020, 10:15:06 AM »
I was able to sneak in one of Pat Blair’s online classes last week (in between packing boxes for our move). If you get a chance, take it! So fun to have a couple of hours to relax and play.

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Workshops & Conference News / Online Calligraphy Classes
« on: September 27, 2020, 07:54:31 PM »
If there is one good thing to come out of the pandemic it is that the online calligraphy class options have exploded! In case you aren't subscribed to John Neal's newsletter, don't miss all the amazing classes he has listed on his site:

https://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/online-classes

I just signed up for Pat Blair's Ornamental Flourishing Harvest and Holiday.  ;D

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Hard to believe it's time for this already! But everything about 2020 has been pretty spooky so far. It's time for the ever popular Halloween | Day of the Dead Exchange!

Sign up deadline: Wed, Sept 30, 2020
Postmark deadline: Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Sign ups are now closed.

YOU MUST SIGN UP VIA THE FORM ABOVE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SIGNED UP.

NOTE:

- If you did not complete a past exchange you signed up for, you cannot participate.
- If you will be busy and cannot meet your obligation, please do not sign up. It is not OK to think, "Life happens" and not fulfill your obligation. It is OK if circumstances require you to send your exchanges late, however, you will still not be able to participate in an exchange until yours are sent.
- You must be a registered, activated member and you must have made at least one post, introductory or otherwise, in order to participate.

As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Calligraphy should be used on both your exchange insert and envelope.
2. You will send a card to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your cards after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Elegant Calligraphy Mural
« on: September 20, 2020, 04:59:44 PM »
This is really beautiful! Great article: https://mymodernmet.com/seb-lester-i-wish-wall-mural/

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