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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2014, 06:46:07 PM »
This is the wackiest alphabet construction I've ever seen - it's like... patting your head with one hand and rubbing your stomach with the other. Wow - mind. blown.  :o

[edited to add] Yes! THANK YOU Erica :)
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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2014, 10:52:23 PM »
Hi Erica,
This is great.
I really appreciate you taking the time to do that for me.
Roseann

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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2014, 05:54:44 AM »
This is the wackiest alphabet construction I've ever seen - it's like... patting your head with one hand and rubbing your stomach with the other. Wow - mind. blown.  :o

Perfectly put!  :)

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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2014, 09:04:23 AM »
Erica, how you find time to help us like this on top of managing this blog, your magazine and the myriad of other things you do is truly inspiring. You certainly have the time management thing down to a T! Thank you!
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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2014, 09:43:42 PM »
Linda, that was so funny!

Anytime Roseann!

Thanks Starlee! I am a really bad housekeeper, though! It helps that my job is also the thing I love to do most!  :)
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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2014, 11:15:01 PM »
This was a style done at the turn of the century and my great great grandfather actually wrote this style. After showing the examples I have of his with Michael Sull, they were done with a straight holder. It was typically referred to as flourished script in the US, and very few penman did it due to it's complexity.

A straight holder is held in the traditional offhand flourishing style, where the point of the nib is towards your body and it is written from left to right.  As a result the upstrokes (thicks) are pulled away from your body and the downstrokes (thins) pushed towards your body.

It can be accomplished the way Erica described, but the old timers (and those at the time of printing of the Ames guide) did it in the way I described.
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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2014, 11:30:22 PM »
Here is an example from my great great grandfather of the style, circa 1875

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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2014, 11:34:53 PM »
Christopher - this is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing that fascinating information and sample with us. It is astoundingly beautiful!  :)
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Re: Italian Capital How To!
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2014, 04:47:05 AM »
Yes, thank you!
It is such a difficult hand.  But also very beautiful.
Roseann

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