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Repeating Yourself, Again

What do you do when you have a short-notice scroll assignment? If it’s a made on site “combat” scroll the recipient gets what you have in your head, or what you can pull from a brief satellite hook up. You’re not able to do lengthy research. If you’re home there’s another resource you could quickly use. Copies from your own earlier work. […]

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Birthday Party for Lonely Tower

You won’t believe this. The Revel was rained out again. It was suppose to happen in May to choose the next Cut and Thrust Champion. But it rained then. A rain date had been pre-selected for June 23rd. But that was rained out too. So Their Excellencies Augustin and Aleit turned the rain-date alternate site happening into a birthday party. […]

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Tips To Using A Cartridge Pen

I remember when I started learning calligraphy. I wondered whether I should learn using a pen that already had the ink inside it or one you dip into ink. As far as I knew they were the same. They both made letters. Cartridge pens just seemed more convenient. So that’s where I began calligraphy using a cartridge pen. If you’re like me, you’ll read about them, maybe feeling lost. Eventually, you’ll decide to jump in. You buy a cartridge pen to see what happens. Like me you make mistakes but eventually your adventure shows you what these pens offer. Or, you give up because of a few hassles perhaps giving up totally on calligraphy. I don’t want anyone giving up. That’s why I decided to write this. To give you info and tips to using cartridge pens. Whether you’re new to calligraphy or have used them for a time you’ll find help with them here. To make sure every one is on the same page here, a cartridge is the ink reservoir you swap out to refill the pen’s ink. Their advantage is they’re easy. When you’re out of ink you pop in a new cartridge and you’re good to go. You can find cartridge pens and their inks easily at art stores or online. If you prefer – although a bit messy – you can buy ink in bottles and inject it into empty cartridges. But remember you need […]

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