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More Copperplate Examples

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!"

"My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a water'd shoot..." A Birthday, by Christina Rossetti.

"My heart 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! :-)

"... the paper gives its holder a certain power in a certain quarter where such power is immensely valuable." The Purloined Letter, by Edgar Allan Poe.

"... the 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 purple paper.

House Fear, by Robert Frost

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

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...

The Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag.... Prepared for Jacob & Evan Blackmer, May 2004.

The 23 Psalm - The Lord is my shepherd...
The 23rd Psalm, from the Catholic Bible. The Lord is my shepherd.... Prepared for Zulema Richards, May 2004. Can you spot the Protestant slip?

 Metta Dharma - Metta is to be extended towards all beings...
Metta Dharma. Metta is to be extended towards all beings.... Prepared for Lucy Lunt, May 2004.

 Education - All Youth set right at first with Ease go on...
Education. All Youth set right at first with Ease go on.... Prepared for The Owl's Nest, May 2004.

 Observations - All Youth set right at first with Ease go on...
Observations. 'Tis hard a sprightly Fancy to command.... Homework, May 2004.

Notes

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.

Copyright 2004-2008 Debbie Campbell (debbie@anomaly.org)