Outgoing snailmail … the postwoman was grinning …
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Lilac envelope with sun and shadow.
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Oh, Schin’s @schinloong’s script just never ceases to amaze me. So beautiful, thank you Schin 😍😀!! It was today in the mail. Also love the funny postcard!
It’s raining ink … a sheet with beginning strokes (to avoid blots in the first downstroke) that I always keep beside me.
Working on envelopes … as some of you know, I used to do pencil sketches of every envelope I did – which obviously takes a lot of time! As I have to write quite a lot at the moment (well, not professionally speaking .… just for pen pals and the flourishforum summer exchange), I try to speed things up a bit. So I leave out letters (or write only part of them) where I think a flourish would be nice (for example the z in the first line), complete the piece and then, when I see where it is fitting, I add a flourish or complete the letter in a simple (and less space taking) way. The descender flourish in the first z I also only wrote after I saw that it didn’t interfere with an ascender in the next line. – I am sure I am not the first or only person who does it like that, it’s just that the question when and where and how to flourish pops up quite frequently and I just wanted to show my way 😉. Also, that doesn’t mean they all turn out great – but better than if I make all the ascenders, descenders and ending strokes right away!