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Mike Ward  Mr. Michael G Ward Dancer, Penman, Artist, and collector of many things. For inquiries email mike@mrmgward.com #justabitofsillinessreally

Ladies and Gentlemen the time has come for a GIVEAWAY!!!
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In true Lord of the Rings (or the Hobbit) fashion, I have decided to give, rather than receive for my birthday this year.
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One lucky individual will win themselves a Custom Leather Blotter. The giveaway will be up from now until 11:59pm (PT) on May 27th, and the winner will be chosen randomly. If you would like to enter, follow the link in my bio, and answer a simple question. That's it! (those who subscribe to my YouTube channel will receive 2 Bonus entries) Help me share this giveaway by tagging a few friends below. (it won't add to your chances, but it'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside)
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#birthday #giveaway #repost #leatherblotter #deskblotter #leatherpad #leather #spencerian #penmanship #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphy #iampeth

Finished a custom 1 of a kind Leather Desk Blotter for Dr. Joseph M Vitolo @drjmvitolo. Follow the link in my bio to watch the making of video on MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO!!!
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#signaturedesign #spencerian #penmanship #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphy #designspiration #design #art #calligraphymasters #iampeth #ovaltheory #calligratools #calligraphytools

I was challenged by @ash0kgiri to join @calligraphymasters "Calligraphers Do It Better" challenge. So... Tah dah! Hah Unfortunately the video was 1 minute and 16 seconds, so I couldn't get it on IG. (but maybe it'll make an appearance in my first YouTube video tomorrow πŸ˜‰)
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I'd like to see @himasf @letter.queen and @antiquariabailey get in on this one.
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#calligraphymasters #calligraphersdoitbetter #spencerian #penmanship #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphy #lettering #handlettering #flourishforum #iampeth

*Coming Soon* Ladies and gentlemen, I am taking this show on the road! (and by on the road, I mean to YouTube) πŸ˜… I can't honestly say what the content is going to be, but expect more writing, more foiling, more widescreen and more ME! haha
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Swipe to see the Spencerian YouTube logo video. All writing is regular speed, though the warmup ovals and red coloring are significantly sped up.
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#youtube #spencerian #penmanship #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphy #calligraphymasters #iampeth #goodtype #strengthinletters #handmadefont #thedailytype #typegang #typographyinspired #designspiration

Hand foiled some Trajans yesterday on a prop book for an upcoming short film! "The Silence Book". Everyone always says the peel is their favorite part, so here you go!
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#handfoiling #customized #personalized #prop #movieprop #propdesign #trajans #gold #goldfoil #oddlysatisfying #satisfyingvideos #peelporn #handlettering #handlettered #typographyinspired #calligraphymasters

Two successful events with @PiliAni over the past couple of days. Thank you @classyverse for bringing me on board! Here is a shot of the make-up mirrors that were personalized for the guests on site yesterday.
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Check out Pili Ani's skin care line! They support literacy programs and help farmers in the Philippines. I'm excited to try the facial oil and cream for myself! #mikesgonnagetyounger
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#piliani #skincare #philippines #gold #calligraphy #freehand #event #waldorf #beverlyhills #spencerian #penmanship #ornamentalpenmanship

Foiling some luggage tags on site at the @waldorfbevhills for @piliani today 😊 The rooftop makes for a nice office for the day.
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#piliani #handfoiling #calligraphy #event #spencerian #flowers #goldfoil #gold #waldorf #jeangeorges

Close-up of the H.P. Behrensmeyer alphabet I posted this morning.
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If you have something you'd like reproduced on leather, let me know and we can make it happen.
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#penmanship #spencerian #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphy #design #art #leather #handfoiling #gold #goldfoil #oddlysatisfying #iampeth

A full alphabet originally penned by (probably) my favorite penman H.P. Behrensmeyer. This is another idea that has been on my to-do list for a long time. I have always wanted to re-create some of my favorite vintage specimens in foil on leather.
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#handfoiled #goldfoil #gold #handfoiling #iampeth #penmanship #spencerian #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphymasters #calligraphyhub

They are finally here!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ I get asked pretty much daily what foil I use for my leather projects. Over the years refining this technique, I have tested countless types of foils. Different formulas meant for different applications, and have refined it down to what works the absolute best for me. My choice foils are now available in 10 packs of 8"x10" sheets. Currently available in Classic Gold, Copper, Rose Gold, Classic Silver, Smoke Silver or a variety pack containing 2 of each. Check the link in my bio for more information/to purchase.
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Also excited to announce that my customized tool is near completion, and will (hopefully) be available for pre-order in June of this year.
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#handfoiling #foil #metallicfoil #goldfoil #gold #silver #rosegold #copper #smokesilver

Thousands of tiny little lines!!! (I'd imagine at least 12000) So excited to call this alphabet finished! Not because I'm glad it's done and out of the way, haha, but because this has been on my design to do list for YEARS! Easily 20 to 30 hours over the last 4 days or so, hah. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Check back in the feed to see a time lapse of the 3rd phase of this piece, if you haven't seen it already.
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Would people be interested in a print of this piece? Original size? 8x10? Postcard? Let me know in the comments and if there is interest, we can make it happen.
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#penmanship #spencerian #ornamentalpenmanship #calligraphy #handlettering #atoz #alphabet #handletteredabcs #lettering #typography #artoftype #creative #calligraphymasters #designinspiration #goodtype #handmadefont #letteringco #calligritype #typism #typegang #typespire #thedesigntip #thedailytype #50words #thecalligraphyhub

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