a few posts back i mentioned the modern calligraphy class i took over at skillshare. the ink and nib above were recommended supplies, but didn't work for my roughshod approach. i'm not patient enough to ever get a real grasp of calligraphy and how i will actually use it remains a mystery, nevertheless i enjoy making letters on bond paper.
i ordered this book, recommended to me by sara, but i lack the patience to do the work it requires. however i love the different letter forms written in modern calligraphy inside. i don't doubt that someone with more fortitude than i would find this book extremely useful. for now i'm just having fun making the different letters & symbols.
look at all those pretty ways to make a "P"!
the flowers and oranges are unrelated to this post, but i like the way they look paired with the letters.
i made all of the letters with this pen:
which is the pilot parallel.
frustration with the inability to make thick lines with the more delicate pen/nib led me to try the pentel color brush. which was good, but more suitable for brush script, not pointed pen calligraphy. anyway all that is to say i DIG this pen. it was made for a dunce like me. i found it while scouting around over on amazon for calligraphy supplies. i just ordered 12 cartridge refills because it's totally reinvigorated my desire to practice.
i found a free modern calligraphy class HERE. you have to become a member to access the lessons & videos which are in the pointed pen nirvana board, but it's painless and not a hassle. i downloaded some worksheets for the first lesson there.
THANK YOU for all the birthday well wishes here and on facebook. i really felt treasured.
happy friday wherever in the big wide world you happen to be. i'll just be here making letters, petting cats, cooking, napping, reading, piddling. i hope the departure of the polar vortex is bringing you a little respite from the cold!