Tag: calligraphy

kira makes inkstained crossed fingers

Oscar Wilde - Experience

Crossing fingers for luck with a potential opportunity!

I haven’t made an update in two weeks or so, because I didn’t have any good images of progress on my various projects. And a post without pictures is truly not as exciting.

So, quickly whipped together this image to prompt me to post. I haven’t really devoted much (read: any) time to actually digitizing my calligraphy, past shooting a quick iPhone image. (Which I honestly ought to spend a little more time making sure that it is lit well, and… you know, actually in focus! Hah.) It was interesting seeing what I could pull together in just a few minutes, testing out a few techniques I’d seen. Not sure I actually like the colors of the end result, but…

Anyway — making good progress on Mirkwood Shawl. Pictures to come, when I remember to actually document it. Progress is slow, and it’s nice to have companions in this KAL journey to commiserate about confusing parts and the numerous lace charts. I’m about a third of the way through Chart 1 (which starts after setting up all the inner borders). It’s hard to judge precisely how far in the pattern I am, since each row has more stitches than the previous. So, even if I could say I am __ rows in a pattern consisting of __ rows, it’s not a good method to evaluate how much more there is to go. We’ll just say that it will go on and on until it is done.

Which will hopefully be before September (I’m sure it will!) because I plan to wear it to my sister’s wedding.

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kira makes crowd-sourced calligraphy practice

One of the things that is difficult for me when practicing my calligraphy is trying to figure out what to write. I end up writing the same words over and over. Like “practice” or “hello.”

So, in order to try to get some variety of words, I polled my Facebook friends for some of their favorite words.

I was not disappointed.

Calligraphy Practice - Page 01

Calligraphy Practice - Page 02

Calligraphy Practice - Supplies

Practice made with FW Acrylic Ink (Payne’s Grey), using a Nikko G Pointed Nib in my favorite Tachikawa T40 Holder.

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kira makes lunchtime calligraphy

Lunchtime Calligraphy

I like going home for lunch. I can eat a quick bite, then play with whatever art/craft is catching my fancy that day. Today was calligraphy, and I got to try out my new dinky dips (which is a silly name. But lovely to use.)

No image of the actual practice — I was being very sloppy and haphazard; didn’t use any guidelines so was slanting all over the place. Then later, I accidentally planted my hand on the wet ink while trying to make use of some blank space near the top of the page. Whoops. So, very un-pretty practice, but still good to do. Not so good for showing off. Will perhaps practice more later tonight, after the inaugural meetup of Twisted Stitchers RVA. At GWARbar.

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