Hi there! My younger sister Denise ran across a video showing a person using a soft flex pen nib and I got excited about it. I've been fascinated by Spencerian Script writing for many years but never had a pen that flexed easily to get the thick and thin line of Spencerian writing. I scanned the comments under the video and the man who did it shared the pen he used. I ordered one from Amazon and have been experimenting with it for a few days. Click HERE to view the video.
I've always been enamored of the letters written in the "olden days" using the Spencerian script style. These are my first efforts with this pen and are far from perfect. :-)
The nib on the Pilot Fountain Pen, Custom Heritage 91 SF-Nib.
I got my old leather journal that I'd inserted a brand new journal book and did some writing. I'll always treasure this book as it was a gift from my two sisters and my mother when she was still active before she passed away and we were shopping together at a fun mall in an old building called John's Landing. I'd admired the journal in a shop and they snuck back and bought it for me.. one of my best gifts ever.
The pen is giving me a bit of trouble when I press down for the thick line but I believe it just needs broken in a bit. The nib spreads and you get two lines, which is called "railroading". I tried to fill it in but it doesn't look nice.. I hope it straightens out.
Hayden is going to take up violin in the school strings group, I'm so excited for him and hope he does well.
OK.. I'm running late to meet Gracie for swimming.. better pack my bag and race off. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)