Getting started with modern calligraphy

I recently decided to learn pointed pen or modern calligraphy.  I had been admiring the beautiful work I see on instagram for awhile and when I decided to start stocking calligraphy and lettering kits I thought this is the right time to get into it.  I use the Manuscript Oblique Modern Calligraphy Set.   The oblique set is designed with right handers in mind as it makes it easier for you to get the nib to a 55 degree angle to the paper that you need with a lot of modern calligraphy alphabets.  Left handers don't need an oblique pen holder really as what you are trying to achieve is a 55 degree slant on the letters and come at your writing from the left hand makes it a lot easier.
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Terms commonly used when talking about fountain pens

This blog post is actually a copy of a page I already have written but I thought you all might be able to find it easier if it was a blog post.

I was recently advised by my husband that he had no clue about the parts of a fountain pen and he suggested I include a page about it on my site.  So here it is.

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Rhodia Goal Book Walk Through

The Rhodia Goal Book has a head start in the bullet journal field of players in my opinion.  This is because it is made with Clairefontaine 90 gsm ivory brushed vellum paper and in my eyes has a very clear advantage because of this.  This paper works well with just about any pen.  
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Calligraphy Resources & Tips

Calligraphy Resources & Tips

This post is a collation of everything I have found useful recently, while learning pointed pen calligraphy.  It's not a definitive post just what I have found helpful so far.
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Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Review

The body of the pen is beautiful, well constructed and comfortable to hold un-posted. It is made from resin so the body of it is nice and light, I think it's far too back heavy with the cap posted though, however someone with larger hands may disagree. 
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A short review of the O-Check Supernova Notebook

The O-Check Design Graphics Supernova notebook is not a notebook you see everyday. From its beautiful colours to the unique page layout I love these notebooks and use them in my A5 travellers notebooks all the time.  
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Nuuna "The End to Boring Notebooks"

Nuuna notebooks are made by a Germany company Brandbook and they promise and end to boring notebooks and boy do they deliver.  I have been using my Nuuna notebook for nearly 3 months and I love it.  This is my notebook after 3 months of use. The name of this model is F*#&ing Bad Ideas
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Bullet Journalling Resources

I have recently re-discovered bullet journalling, previously I used pre printed planners and stickers for planning and journalling so its all very new to me.  The purpose of this post is to put all the resources I've found useful in one place so they might help you too.

Firstly I recommend watching the video directly below by Ryder Carroll who is the guy that invented bullet journaling.  Its a useful video as it gives you an overview of how the bullet journal works and what to do to get started.

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Finding the perfect paper

Finding the perfect paper

Why should you consider the different characteristics of paper when choosing a new notebook or paper in general?  If you use any type of pen that doesn’t involve a ballpoint, the type of paper can affect how your writing looks. There are a few key things to take into account when choosing paper.
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Can lefties use fountain pens?

There are a lot of factors that influence how good or bad an experience a left hander has with fountain pens.  This article will try to address some of them for you.

Firstly Some interesting trivia about left handers.

Left-handers are generally more capable of using their right hand for tasks than right-handers are using their left hand.  Also males are 30% more likely to be left-handed than females.

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Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century by Jake Weidmann

This talk was given at a TEDx event and I thought it relevant so wanted to share it.
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