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#11 rodent

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    Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:36 PM

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    Morgan-hope you feel better and thanks for giving folks like me with bad hand writing hope that we can do this ourselves.
    I flunked handwritting all through school. My mom bought me a calligraphy set in junior high to try to help my handwritting. I enjoyed it & I don't know why I stopped doing it. I'm glad I picked it back up again. I left a job because I was moving and my boss said "well miss you, morgan, but we won't miss your handwritting." We had appointment books that everyone wrote in. The funniest thing was a year later I went back to work there during the summer & there was a girl with handwritting just like mine. It was creepy how similar it was.

    Here is one a scraweled out real fast to share. I don't want to put up an actual address so I made this one on an envelope that was messed up. The big pile are the ones a friend did last night.

    It took me a couple tries to get that D right. Normally I practice a letter like that before I write on the envelope. Don't worry I'm not scratching out on the real ones. I'm not that tacky.

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    #12 rodent

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      Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:39 PM

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      Morgan, are you just basically trying to copy the strokes while looking at the style sheet? can you take a picture and show us how they look? haha i really want to calligraphy my envelopes on my own, and i was thinking about signing up for a class at papersource the other day actually
      It's funny. you were asking for a pic as I was posting it. I know the rules around here :)

      I had a book when I was younger that showed arrows so you knew what direction to start in. I'm just looking at this website copying the look of each letter. I know it's nothing close to pro calligraphy, but it's better than my chicken scratch.

      #13 Maura

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      Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:43 PM

      haha morgan those look great. i really always have wanted to learn how to calligraphy so i am going to buy some instructional books this weekend and start practicing since we're sending our STDs soon. thanks for sharing the photos, it gives me hope that i can pull it off!

      #14 Sarah

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        Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:17 PM

        I took a calligraphy class just so I could do my invites :) Now I use it for doing birthday cards, christmas cards, and sometimes bills just so I can practice. I also like the size 2 pen much better...




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