In my school, we were once required to have a fountain pen which should be used during examinations. I was with my father when he bought me one. I’m in awe with the elegance it has. Then I had a thought that any fountain pen can produce calligraphy style look. It was a bummer when the pen just produced the usual look. But, it produced smoother writing than ordinary pens.
I researched about it and encountered calligraphy pen. I bought a cheap version. I practiced it but it still felt the same. I thought every calligraphy pen could produce copperplate look or even fine hairs if I practice more. I don’t have any clue at all. I was such a newbie, the most newbie of the newbies, but I was determined to acquire a great skill on calligraphy (still does). Little did I know that I was a little wrong with the writing materials. The nib I should use should have been the flexible ones. Its price, however, is too expensive for me. I researched again and learned about dip pens.
I bought a Speedball C-series. And yes, it still did not produce what I wanted to achieve. I researched further and saw different kinds of nibs. I have only one problem: there is not enough stores selling nibs here in the Philippines. Luckily, I saw a giveaway by Labellascrittura and joined. My 5-line entry was picked as one of the winners and my happiness cannot be contained. I told anyone I saw that day (I mean friends & family). I finally have the materials I need to achieve my calligraphy goal! LOL. Regarding other pens, I can still use them for other font styles like Old English and the like. 😉
My first try:
(pretty lame lol)
more of my practice:
"We wear our traumas the way the guillotine wears gravity" Andrea Gibson is my favorite spoken word artist. After I heard her "Wasabi", I got addicted to all her poems and the art of spoken word poetry. This book contains some of her poems. Wasabi is not included, but it is still great nonetheless. 👍 😘 My drink is not tea this time. It's Sinirangan coffee which was produced by farmers from the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) stricken areas. We're helping them to recover from such calamity. (Should you be interested, it costs P20 per pack) ☕️
I love Andrea Gibson’s poems.
Old English style
Ed Sheeran’s Afire Love