By displaying my imperfections here for all
the world to see, I hope I have encouraged you to try new papers, inks,
nibs, and content, and to say, "Hey, I can do better than that!"
is like a singing bird..." A Birthday, by Christina
Rossetti. Dr. Ph. Martin's
Iridescent Calligraphy Colors (Amethyst) on Strathmore paper. Hunt 22 nib. Prepared
for Vicki Ioannides, April 2005, for her birthday, of course!
paper gives its holder a certain power in a certain quarter
where such power is immensely valuable." The
Purloined Letter, by Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Ph. Martin's
Iridescent Calligraphy Colors (Rose Lame and Amethyst) on a
purple envelope. Hunt 22 nib. Prepared April 2005 for the Graceful
Envelope Contest. The theme was the letter P, hence the prose of
poet Edgar Allan Poe, in pointed pen, in
pink and purple ink, on
|House Fear, by
Robert Frost. Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Colors
(Metallic Green) on Strathmore Pure Cotton. Blue Pumpkin (Hiro
40) nib. Homework, March 2005.
|Sometimes when I
reflect back on all the beer I drink, by Jack Handy. Prepared for
Ken Ashley, July 2004.
|The Pledge of
Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag....
Prepared for Jacob & Evan Blackmer, May 2004.
|The 23rd Psalm,
from the Catholic Bible. The Lord is my shepherd....
Prepared for Zulema Richards, May 2004. Can you spot the
|Metta Dharma. Metta
is to be extended towards all beings....
Prepared for Lucy Lunt, May 2004.
All Youth set right at first with Ease go on....
Prepared for The Owl's Nest, May 2004.
hard a sprightly Fancy to command.... Homework, May 2004.
Unless otherwise noted, all pieces
were written with a Hunt 22 nib and Higgins Eternal black ink on
Neenah Classic Crest writing paper in Classic Natural White.