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What is it…..?

I am thinking of changing my career. I believe I have a knack for photography and have been encouraged by Charmaine’s warm, enthusiastic words. She has described my efforts as fitting within the ‘Modern Abstract’ genre of photography and reckons I could even be accepted by the venerable institute of Not On the High Street as a place to display and sell my wares.

Here is my latest effort….

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What is it????

I am not so sure that I should give up my calligraphy aspirations, but Charmaine is adamant that she would be happy to take care of all my nibs and stationery supplies, I almost suspect that she is after my pens, nibs and ink and her encouragement may not be entirely selfless.

Anyhow, here is my most recent calligraphic effort….

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New Envelope!!!

Finally…. Fleetwood Mac…. what’s that all about???

AND…. surely this is Karen Carpenter….But it can’t be…

We Interrupt this Blog Silence…..

…..to bring you two pictures of a hedgehog. Mr Devine has cornered the market on big sky and cormorants leaving me with nothing to work with other than a hedgehog…. so there you go… if you stare at a blog long enough eventually something new will appear. But perhaps not what you expect nor want.

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Snuffling

Another-hedgehog

Still snuffling…

And for those keen on pen marks and calligraphy, some recent work….

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Scruffy knickers…

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Addressing envelopes…

I will now make Ye Olde Blogging promise about updating more frequently in future etc, etc… etc…. blah, blah, blah…. *sincere well meaning face on head that is furiously nodding*…..

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Manual Posting….

I am shattered. Since the strange disappearance of Harold and Charmaine my workload has increased exponentially… quite frankly I didn’t know that colouring-in could be quite so tiring. Plus, I have been overwhelmed by the desire to send ALL my blog posts manually. Who knows why???

Anyhow, here is some evidence of my industry…

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Anyhow, must fly, the post office is calling…

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….oh…. and don’t I have to do something with ten rolls of tin foil????

More Calligraphy Envelopes…..

As I said in my last post I got very bored during the Winter storms… so, yes, unfortunately I have MORE envelopes to slap on my blog… actually, I might have enough to blog about until 2016… JOKE!!! It’s just that when I moved I discovered that I had accumulated an awful lot of stationery, so I thought I’d use some of it up. I will try to do something different for my next post.

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Looks corporate?

I have used this mix of calligraphy styles a few times, casual copperplate and roman written with a split nib, but this is the first time I’ve used it with black ink on white paper… which, I think, gives it a sort of corporate formal feel. I usually write these styles in cream on red, and it doesn’t look formal at all! I am a bit of a split nib fan, though they don’t seem to be as popular as they did when I got my first one… which was an Osmiroid [makes a mental note to write a post about my first calligraphy pens]. I like the contrast of these two styles – something flouncy with something simple.

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Close up!

It’s funny, but when I wrote these envelopes I started to feel homesick for the south east… odd.
Anyhow, moving on through the never ending pile of envelopes…

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Green envelopes.

I found these skinny green envelopes and I was going to write the address horizontally in one long line beneath the name… but I changed my mind… I will save that for another time… I instead chose to use contrasting calligraphy styles – casual copperplate, and a wonky version of lower case letters written with a pointed nib. I was relatively happy with the result, but wanted to jazz up the address… and so I did this…

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Only slightly different.

This gives the appearance of the split nib, but it is far less formal and it is written with a Gillott 303 – I just added some extra fine lines as I went along.
So that’s me done for this week! Next week I will try to remember to slap up a post about my early calligraphy pens… and, I do actually still have my very first calligraphy practice pad… and I might share some pictures from it!!!

Toodlepip!

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Casual pointed pen work

Scented Calligraphy!

My calligraphy has been used on a perfume label!!! See HERE! I am dead chuffed! I sold a few words to a designer last year, along with the copyright… I had no idea that my words had been any use to her until I saw this last night when I was perusing online. Well, I know what I want for Valentine’s Day! This has almost distracted me from the weather!!

Anyhow… I can’t write a post without including some of my dreadful photography… I have been seriously into writing envelopes lately… some of which will be sented (!) and others, such as these mock-ups, will be photographed badly and pasted onto this blog.

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Elsie Mophead???

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Thinking about cake. Again.

Yeah, you’re right, I should get my proper camera out and try harder with my photographic efforts. Sorry.
Meanwhile, I have been asked to supply some work for a Country Fair, which I believe is in May… so I should be slogging about doing that… some sort of photographic representation of this work will be here in about June… let’s hope these country events don’t get washed away and that lots of nice tourists come to Devon and Cornwall and that they buy stuff 🙂

Quick update… another pic…

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A better effort???