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"Walnut ink and gouache on Strathmore Art Paper with traditional dip pens." Linda Yoshida

“Walnut ink and gouache on Strathmore Art Paper with traditional dip pens.” Linda Yoshida and her Unique Oblique

How to Use the Oblique Holder

Here is a Youtube video describing how to hold and set your oblique holder. This second video describes the basics of an oblique holder.

Where to learn calligraphy
First, contact your local guild and see if there are any lessons going on. Face to face instruction is always your best bet.
You can also buy instructional books online, or check your bookstore or library.
DasherieMag is a new magazine for calligraphers, check it out for tutorials, projects, inspirational articles, featured artists etc.
Some calligraphers also offer online classes.
There are free lessons online as well. Check out IAMPETH, Youtube, Joe Vitolo’s book, etc. I have a series of Youtube tutorials called the Pointed Pen Calligraphy 101.
If you’re lucky, there is a calligraphy conference near you. Check out IAMPETH Convention, Legacies, Summit, Passionate Pen.

What to write
Use Postcrossing to send and receive a random postcard from around the world.
Join the Letter Writers Alliance.
Are you a serious letter writer? Find a penpal with similar interests at the Letter Exchange.
You can also thank a soldier, or send a holiday card or cheerful letter to a senior.
SwapBot organizes themed mail exchanges around the world.
Join the annual Graceful Envelope Contest.
Send More Love Letters and spread the love.

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