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Linda Yoshida  calligraphy/ graphic design/ good eats/ indie music/ knitting/ cats/ mid-century modern/ history & archives/ LA/ perpetual student/ IG'r since 2011

Hi calligrafriends - are you following my "Italic Hand-themed" Instagram takeover over at @paperandinkarts this week? πŸ€— So far I've shared thoughts on the importance of guidelines, preferred nibs and holders, types of paper I like, and a few of my favorite books. Go take a look! ✍️
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#calligraphy #paperandinkarts #instagramtakeover #italichand #italic #broadedgecalligraphy #guidelines

Hi friends - I am honored to be asked by @paperandinkarts to do an Instagram takeover this week, focusing on Italic Hand! ✍️
I will be sharing posts on the importance of guidelines, thoughts on paper, books, mindful practice and more. Thanks for following along!
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#calligraphy #paperandinkarts #igtakeover #instagramtakeover #italic #italichand

A little Italic variation and Sparklehorse lyrics for Father's Day. May all your days be gold. πŸŒ…
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#calligraphy #practice #italic #italichand #variation #lyrics #quote #sparklehorse #goldday

Time for a little #flashbackfriday - these are my efforts from February to June 2013 when I took an Italic Hand class with @yukimi_annand! I loved the class and Yukimi's teaching so much, but it was so challenging for me that I sort of put it on the back burner for four years.
I picked it up again last summer after attending Sheila Waters and Julian Waters masterclass, and followed up with a workshop taught by Carrie Imai - since then, it has become part of my regular practice. If you are learning a new script and get frustrated, it's ok to take a break! After working on other scripts for four years, Italic the second time around didn't feel so daunting. 😊
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#calligraphy #italichand #italic #broadedgecalligraphy #fbf #flashbackfriday #practicemakesprogress

"Z" is for zinnia - a little illuminated letter project. This one made its way to @unl33t in top speed! This Z letterform is based on a historic example from 14th century Germany. I'm having fun with these and will continue to share a few when I can.
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Swipe ⬅️ for finished piece.
Gouache, watercolor, finetec, and pencil on watercolor paper, 2"x 2".
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#calligraphy #lettering #sketch #process #illumination #project #illuminatedletters #Z #zinnia #flowers

"T" is for thistle - a little illuminated letter project. Swipe ⬅️ for finished piece.
Gouache, watercolor, finetec, and pencil on watercolor paper, 2"x 2".
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#calligraphy #lettering #illumination #project #illuminatedletters #uncial #T #thistle #flowers

Words of Chiura Obata (1885-1975), a Japanese-American artist who is best known for his paintings of landscapes in California, especially of Yosemite National Park. 🏞
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#calligraphy #practice #italic #italichand #quote #nature #art #painter #japaneseamerican #chiuraobata

I heard the news via a friend's Twitter this morning and thought it was a joke. I became a fan of Anthony Bourdain after reading "Kitchen Confidential" and have always enjoyed his sense of humor and his love of food and travel. I know many of you are saddened by this as well.
Depression is a demon that many people fight in silence. Rest in peace, chef. πŸ’”
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#calligraphy #pointedpen #modernpointedpen #casualpointedpen #quote #anthonybourdain #restinpeace

The best gifts are the thoughtful gifts. Thanks Chef B @alamodern_ for the hand-turned spalted maple trinket box and for the "Toi et Moi" garnet ring. πŸ’€πŸŒΉ
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Thanks fellow Gemini @margaretcross, for making sure your beautiful creation arrived just on time! πŸ’Œ
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#calligraphy #pointedpen #nameday #handmade #woodworking #gift #toietmoi #silver #garnet #ring #margaretcross #goldengrovejewelry #thankyou

My first time using Bugra paper and it's 😍! This green is so lovely. Thanks to a friend who shared it with me. πŸƒI think it goes well with John Muir's words. I hardly ever feel that my calligraphy is worthy of nice paper, hopefully that'll change.
1mm and .75mm nibs, bleedproof white and olive green gouache.
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#calligraphy #practice #broadedge #broadedgecalligraphy #italic #italichand #bugra #quote #johnmuir #nature

Excerpt from "The Mountains of California" by John Muir, 1894. His writing reminds me to keep a peaceful heart and be calm - stand tall and unmoving like the mountains. 🏞
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#calligraphy #practice #broadedgecalligraphy #italic #italichand #textblock #writing #johnmuir #california #excerpt #mountainsofcalifornia

I'm really enjoying the new @beaccchhoussse album "7" which came out a few weeks ago - we got it on vinyl from Subpop. This is from the first track Dark Spring. πŸ–€ 1mm and 0.75mm nibs, BPW on craft paper.
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#calligraphy #practice #italic #italichand #broadedgecalligraphy #musicappreciation #beachhouse #beachhouseband #subpop #lyrics #darkspring

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