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Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:35:40 AM »
Walt Whitman was born on 31 May 1819. So I copied some of his short poems to celebrate. Happy Birthday, WW!

Also - this is my first post!  I just joined in April(?) - I hope I'm doing this right.

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Re: Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 10:40:43 AM »
Oh, the picture turned out blurry.  Maybe this one is better.

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Re: Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 11:04:28 AM »
Your B in Bold has such lovely lines! We are studying Walt Whitman in my daughter’s homeschool,  and you have inspired our handwriting project today! (:

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Re: Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 11:22:43 AM »
Lovely! And welcome to the forum!

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Re: Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 11:26:29 AM »
Beautiful! You have such a lovely style! Thank you for sharing.  ;D
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Re: Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 12:02:48 AM »
Love-love this tribute--and love your style's mood!!!

Thank you!

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Re: Happy 200th Birthday Walt Whitman
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 12:07:33 AM »
Thanks for all your kind and supportive thoughts, Allison, Bianca, Erica, and Kacy!

I haven't been able to do much pointed pen calligraphy lately.  I had a bit of a traumatic brain injury this winter that has left me with a slight tremor in my hand for four months now, so I've been concentrating on broad edge work, which is my academic focus anyway.  But I think I'm getting some control back.  You can still see the wavering in the hairlines in quite a few of the flourishes though.  And of course, all I can see are the flaws in technique and execution, and practice deficit, so I really appreciate all of your generous words -- you've given me the courage to keep trying.

Who knows - it may never completely go away, but it didn't stop the medieval scribe we call "The Tremulous Hand of Worcester," so I'll carry on.  I penned each of the Whitman poems with a different nib from a sampler I recently got (at least a dozen poems/nibs) - I'm having better results with some than others.  The Hunt 103 and the Hunt 106 have emerged as new favorites, probably because they're a bit firmer than my old standby, the Leonardt EF Principal.

Does anyone have any other nib suggestions?