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Copper plates cutting and shaping in progress using one of our vintage guillotine. #crobersonandco #polishedcopper

Spencerian Cross Drills ๐Ÿค“โœ’๏ธ
Recently I saw Nina @anintran & Pia @wurlocke doing Spencerian cross drills and I thought it was about time I tried to do some too ๐Ÿ’ช
And Nina has the perfect guide sheets on her website (for free!) for this. Thank you so much Nina ๐Ÿ™
The whole purpose of these drills are to practise free arm movement (at least I think ๐Ÿค”) And that's quite a challenge for me ๐Ÿ˜… I tend to keep to much heaviness in my arms and hands and am still searching for the right posture.
Is there any lefty out there who, like me, uses a righthanded oblique and is practising Spencerian with the paper 90 degrees to the right? I would love to see a video of a lefty doing these cross drills and see how he/she moves the arm/holds the pen (maybe you Younghae @logos_calligraphy ?)!
I did watch several videos of John DeCollibus, but not one where he is writing Spencerian รกnd where you can see his whole arm clearly.
Tips are welcome!
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Oh, and my kitty cat pen rest loves my new napkins ๐Ÿ˜ธ
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Nib: B&F Incomparable
Ink: C. Roberson & Co Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Copper Oxide
Paper: Clairefontaine SmartPrint 60gr
Guide sheets: www.anintran.com
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#crossdrills #spencerian #spencerianpractice #spenceriandrills #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #lefthandedwriting #penmanship #pointedpen #dippen #baignolandfarjonincomparable #crobersonandco

Roberson warehouse potting up their liquid metal. Find the whole range of these #acrylic and #mica based colours in store and the gold series online (image by @crobersonco).
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#crobersonandco #liquidmetal #paint #silver #artsupplies #holloway #cornelissen

Lines are not very straight due to the strange writing posture I had to adopt on account of a messy but interesting desk.

Calligraphy practise using some quotes from Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.

#calligraphy #handlettering #crobersonandco #bayleafgreen #ink #nikkog #quote #jonathansafranfoer #everythingisilluminated #love #wonderful #words #needspractice

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ I just couldn't stop adding leaves to this envelope ๐Ÿ˜„
And I love these national stamps of PostNL ๐Ÿ’Œ You see a lapwing (kievit in Dutch) & a grebe (fuut) on them.
It's a pity that PostNL doesn't have a variety of beautiful international stamps to choose from ๐Ÿ˜•
But it's possible to design your own international stamps online, so think I'll do that in the near future ๐Ÿค—
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Nib: Henry 605
Ink: C. Roberson & Co Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Green Olives
Envelope: Pollen by Clairefontaine
Brush: Rosemary & Co Series 318, size 6
Watercolour: Sakura Koi Field Sketch Travel Kit
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#copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #watercolorleaves #watercolourleaves #rosemaryandco #crobersonandco #henrysuperieure605 #sakurakoi

Paint hypnosis with silver liquid metal. #crobersonandco #liquidmetal #paint #silver #artsupplies #holloway

Today's quote for the #dutchlettering challenge @dutchlettering is 'Think outside the box'. However, recently I came across the quote in the picture (can't find the source) and it just made so much more sense to me ๐Ÿ˜ƒ What box??!! So I am sharing this one, hoping it makes you think about it too ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Penholder: Speedball
Nib: Brause 361 (Blue Pumpkin)
~ like the way the color matches my pen holder ๐Ÿค“~
Ink: C. Roberson & Co. Penman Ink Permanent Pigmented - Violet Blue (love how this ink flows and the color is stunning)
Paper: Canson XL Marker
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#kalligraferen #kalligrafie #schoonschrift #schoonschrijven #kroontjespen #copperplatecalligraphy #copperplatepractice #pointedpencalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #lefthandedcalligraphy #brause361 #crobersonandco

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Spencerian Cross Drills ๐Ÿค“โœ’๏ธ
Recently I saw Nina @anintran & Pia @wurlocke doing Spencerian cross drills and I thought it was about time I tried to do some too ๐Ÿ’ช
And Nina has the perfect guide sheets on her website (for free!) for this. Thank you so much Nina ๐Ÿ™
The whole purpose of these drills are to practise free arm movement (at least I think ๐Ÿค”) And that's quite a challenge for me ๐Ÿ˜… I tend to keep to much heaviness in my arms and hands and am still searching for the right posture.
Is there any lefty out there who, like me, uses a righthanded oblique and is practising Spencerian with the paper 90 degrees to the right? I would love to see a video of a lefty doing these cross drills and see how he/she moves the arm/holds the pen (maybe you Younghae @logos_calligraphy ?)!
I did watch several videos of John DeCollibus, but not one where he is writing Spencerian รกnd where you can see his whole arm clearly.
Tips are welcome!
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Oh, and my kitty cat pen rest loves my new napkins ๐Ÿ˜ธ
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Nib: B&F Incomparable
Ink: C. Roberson & Co Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Copper Oxide
Paper: Clairefontaine SmartPrint 60gr
Guide sheets: www.anintran.com
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#crossdrills #spencerian #spencerianpractice #spenceriandrills #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #lefthandedwriting #penmanship #pointedpen #dippen #baignolandfarjonincomparable #crobersonandco

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ I just couldn't stop adding leaves to this envelope ๐Ÿ˜„
And I love these national stamps of PostNL ๐Ÿ’Œ You see a lapwing (kievit in Dutch) & a grebe (fuut) on them.
It's a pity that PostNL doesn't have a variety of beautiful international stamps to choose from ๐Ÿ˜•
But it's possible to design your own international stamps online, so think I'll do that in the near future ๐Ÿค—
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Nib: Henry 605
Ink: C. Roberson & Co Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Green Olives
Envelope: Pollen by Clairefontaine
Brush: Rosemary & Co Series 318, size 6
Watercolour: Sakura Koi Field Sketch Travel Kit
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#copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #watercolorleaves #watercolourleaves #rosemaryandco #crobersonandco #henrysuperieure605 #sakurakoi

Hello July โ˜€๏ธ!
I haven't been posting much lately, but I have a good excuse ๐Ÿ˜Š: I was on a holiday to England ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! We stayed in a beautiful cottage close to the North York Moors. What a stunning area that is โค๏ธ And after that we also spent a long weekend in another cute cottage in Leicestershire. It was such a great holiday ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Although I brought quite some calligraphy stuff with me, I just didn't find time to write. The weather was just to great โ˜บ๏ธ
I do feel a bit of an after-holiday-blues, but also enjoy doing some calligraphy again!
And what do you think of this background ๐ŸŸ? It's a paper napkin from the HEMA, that I now use for cleaning my nibs. Really love this design ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ 
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Nib: Henry 605 (still love it Claire @rhodeswrites !)
Ink: @crobersonco Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Copper Oxide
Paper: Canson Mi Teintes
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#copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #crobersonandco #henrysuperieure605 #cansonmiteintes #hema

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ฌ I'm really enjoying making snail mail for #calligrafriends these days! The other day I received such a beautiful card and great nibs from @rhodeswrites ๐Ÿ˜Š And this is the card I sent to her, together with my favourite nib!
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Nib: B&F Incomparable
Brush: Rosemary & Co Triangular Series 318, size 6
Paper: Canson Mi-Teintes
Ink: Finetec Rose & Blue Green
Envelope: Pollen by Clairefontaine
Ink: Classic Gold Metal Liquid Ink from C. Roberson & Co
Minty napkin: HEMA
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#calligrabestie #calligrafriend #snailmail #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #finetec #finetecrose #finetecbluegreen #crobersonandco #cansonmiteintes #baignolandfarjonincomparable #rosemaryandco

Received great ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ฌ today from Claire @rhodeswrites ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
She made me a beautiful card (check her Instagram for the card she made me ๐Ÿ’Œ!) and we are doing a little nib exchange! She sent me her favourite nib to try: the Henry Superieure no. 605 ๐Ÿ–‹
Of course I put one right in a potato ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ˜„
Claire, I totally understand your love for this nib! It writes so smooth โœจ
And I'm now more convinced that you might like the Incomparable too โ˜บ๏ธ Hope you will find it in your mailbox on Monday!
Thank you so much for the card & nibs ๐Ÿ˜˜ They made my day!
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#calligrafriend #calligrabestie #snailmail #nibexchange #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #crobersonandco #henrysuperieure605

A #calligrafriend told me she lost her calligraphy mojo a bit. And as I have plenty at this moment, I decided to send her some ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ’Œ
Swipe to see some details of my mojo poster โœจ
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Nib: B&F Incomparable
Golden ink: C. Roberson & Co Liquid Metal Classic Gold
Other colours: Finetec Blue Silver, Rose, Blue Green, Golden Orange & Red
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#lostmymojo #mojo #copperplate #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #penmanship #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #crobersonandco #finetec #finetecbluesilver #finetecrose #finetecbluegreen #finetecgoldenorange #finetecred

A few months ago I bought the Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink from @crobersonco in Violet Purple.
As I love how it writes and because it's also waterproof after drying, I decided to treat myself to two more colours: Copper oxide & Green olive ๐Ÿ˜Š
Great colours too!
All the nibs I have seem to love this ink.
Give them a little stir before using (and yes, I use chopsticks for this ๐Ÿœ) and you are ready to go โœ’๏ธโœ’๏ธโœ’๏ธ
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Nib: B&F No. 2436 Velleda Cรฉmentรฉe
Paper: Clairefontaine SmartPrint 60gr
Guide sheet: created with shipbrook.net/guidelines/
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#copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #crobersonandco #baignolandfarjon2436 #clairefontainepaper

PICASSO ๐Ÿ’™โœจ
This is a quote from Picasso. I didn't really understand his work until I saw this great series on TV called 'Krabbรฉ zoekt Picasso' (Krabbรฉ searches for Picasso). Jeroen Krabbรฉ, a famous Dutch actor and painter, visits all the places where Picasso lived and tells us all about Picasso's life, art and women.
If you live in my country, you should certainly watch this series (on NPO)! He made a similar series about Van Gogh too.
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I wrote the quote with the Liquid Metal Ink in Classic Gold from C. Roberson & Co. I love the colour and the fact that it's waterproof (really, I tested it!). The ink is quite thick and produces great thick and really thin hairlines with the nib used (the B&F Incomparable). It also works well with two other vintage nibs that I have, the Blanzy 2552 and the B&F 2436. However, it's not working well with the G nibs and the Blue Pumpkin, also not after dilluting it a bit.
I bought it especially for writing on envelopes and think it's a great product if you use the right nib ๐Ÿ’Œ
Here I wrote on Canson Mi-Teintes paper, a paper I really love to use for pointed pen calligraphy ๐Ÿ˜Š .
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#picassoquote #copperplatecalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #crobersonandco #crobersonandcoliquidmetal #baignolandfarjonincomparable @scribblerscalligraphy @crobersonco

NUMBERS ๐Ÿ”ข
I have a confession to make โ˜บ๏ธ
Although I'm already learning Copperplate for 5 months now and have drills sheets filled with all letters, I never studied numbers properly. I was kind of avoiding them... But as I want to send people more & more nice envelopes and cards, I've now found my motivation!
At the first row I was still like ๐Ÿ˜’, but then I looked up some videos and more examples on numbers, and I really started to like the shapes of numbers ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ
So no more numbers-avoiding-behaviour for me ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Nibs: B&F No. 2436 Velleda Cรฉmentee & G&B No. 2552 Departementale Cรฉmentee
Ink: C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Violet Purple
Paper: Clairefontaine SmartPrint 60gr
Guide sheet: made with the generator at shipbrook.net/guidelines/
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#copperplatenumbers #copperplatepractice #pointedpencalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #penmanship #calligraphynumbers #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #blanzy2552 #baignolandfarjon2436 #crobersonandco #abcs_numbers

A few posts back I already shared my admiration for Etty Hillesum and the great diaries and letters she left us behind.
As she wrote so many wise words, I felt like sharing another quote with you all ๐Ÿ˜Š
I wrote it with another great vintage nib: the Baignol & Farjon Plume Incomparable. It holds a lot of ink, because of its rounded shape. I love writing with it, but the shape makes cleaning the nib a bit more challenging when using a permanent ink like I did here โ˜บ๏ธ (C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Violet Purple). A next time I will test it with Finetec ๐Ÿค“
And I used the great guideline generator on shipbrook.net/guidelines/ for this sheet!
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#jnbletterriot #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #crobersonandco #baignolandfarjon #incomparable #ettyhillesum @johnnealbookseller #baignolandfarjonincomparable

Roberson warehouse potting up their liquid metal. Find the whole range of these #acrylic and #mica based colours in store and the gold series online (image by @crobersonco).
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#crobersonandco #liquidmetal #paint #silver #artsupplies #holloway #cornelissen

Paint hypnosis with silver liquid metal (image by @crobersonco). Find the whole range of these #acrylic and #mica based colours in store and the gold series online.
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#crobersonandco #liquidmetal #paint #silver #artsupplies #holloway #cornelissen

Another birthday card that I made! This time with a golden edge โœจ And I also bought some nice stamps, as the boring standard stamp just can't be combined with calligraphy ๐Ÿ˜Š This stamp is a design from Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn, a famous illustrator from my country. She makes beautiful botanical art ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ
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Nib postcard: Tachikawa G
Nibs envelope: Tachikawa G and Nikko 357
Ink postcard: C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmented in Violet Purple
Ink envelope: Finetec Arabic Gold
Envelope: Pollen by Clairfontaine
Postcard: Daler Rowney Bristol Board
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#flourishing #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #jannekebrinkmansalentijn #tachikawag #nikko357 #crobersonandco #pollenbyclairefontaine

Food for thought ๐Ÿ˜Š Today I am practicing a quote that comes from a woman whom I really admire. I am only showing a piece of the quote now, as you might want to think about these words for a while (or not) โ˜บ๏ธ Could you fill in the rest of this sentence for yourself? Can your life be hard and rich at the same time?
I will write out the whole quote on a nice piece of paper in the coming days for the Women's History Month @johnnealbookseller โœ’๏ธ
Then I will tell more about the quote and my thoughts about it...
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Nib: Tachikawa G
Ink: C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmented Pean Ink in Violet Purple
Paper: Clairefontaine SmartPrint 60gr
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#jnbletterriot #copperplatepractice #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #tachikawag #crobersonandco

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ I just couldn't stop flourishing on the left top corner of this envelope ๐Ÿ˜‚ It is such a relaxing thing to do, that I just kept on going ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Nib words: Gillott 404
Nib flourishing: Nikko 357
Ink: C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Violet Purple
Envelope: Pollen by Clairefontaine
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#flourishing #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #gillott404 #nikko357 #crobersonandco

Flourishing ๐ŸŒฟ - today I'm trying out several ways of flourishing for the birthday cards I want to make (gefeliciteerd is Dutch for congratulations). Which one do you like most? My favourite is the second ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Nib: Nikko G
Ink: C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmented Penman Ink in Violet Purple
Paper: Canson XL Marker
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#flourishing #copperplatecalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #kroontjespen #schoonschrift #nikkognib #crobersonandco

DRILLS ๐Ÿค“ | I already liked this drill sheet of @thepostmansknock , but I enjoy filling this sheet even more now that I am using the right-handed oblique ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ
And using a coloured ink makes it even more fun to practice ๐Ÿ’œ
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Nib: Nikko G
Ink: C. Roberson & Co. Permanent Pigmentend Penman Ink in Violet Purple
Paper: Clairefontaine Smart Print 60gr
Guide sheet: free download from the website of The Postman's Knock!
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#calligraphydrills #calligraphypractice #pointedpencalligraphy #dippencalligraphy #penmanship #lefthandedcalligraphy #lefthandedcalligrapher #leftycalligraphy #leftycalligrapher #kalligrafie #kalligraferen #schoonschrift #nikkognib #crobersonandco

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