Calligraphy by Stefanie Weigele

Gold ink on cream paper – a timeless combination for a dear pen pal!

Gold ink on cream paper – a timeless combination for a dear pen pal!

Outgoing snailmail … the postwoman was grinning …
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Outgoing snailmail … the postwoman was grinning …
#letter #envelope #snailmail #calligraphy #caligrafía #kalligrafie #copperplate #anglaise #inglesa #spencerian #flourishes #flourishforum #federflugcalligraphy

Lilac envelope with sun and shadow.
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Lilac envelope with sun and shadow.
#calligraphy #kalligrafie #caligrafía #copperplate #anglaise #spencerian #inglesa #lilac #envelope #mail #mailart #snailmail #flourishforum #federflugcalligraphy

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!

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.

It’s raining ink … a sheet with beginning strokes (to avoid blots in the first downstroke) that I always keep beside me.

Ok, I’m not a fan girl (could be his mother in fact), but my husband asked me to write this 😉!

Ok, I’m not a fan girl (could be his mother in fact), but my husband asked me to write this 😉!

Some late night nib testing without guidelines and all, on the backside of an exercise sheet.

Some late night nib testing without guidelines and all, on the backside of an exercise sheet.

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!

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!

Outgoing mail, finally …

Outgoing mail, finally …

Finished Thank you card!

Finished Thank you card!