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The Spontaneous Mark & Alternative

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Pamela Paulsrud

(Mo—We) Level: All
The Spontaneous Mark & Alternative
Image: Speaking from the Heart

Pamela Paulsrud: B-PP - The Spontaneous Mark & Alternative Image: Speaking from the Heart

*Highly recommended.

* B1772. Free Play: Improvisations in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. Paper $14.95
B3244. Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach. Hardcover $39.33. Pre-order price $35.40
B2917. Textasy: Work of Brody Neuenschwander. Hardcover $90.00
B3377. Calligraphic Symphonies / Kalligrafische Sinfonien by Gottfried Pott. Hardcover $95.00
Schrift Kang Bild: The Music of Lettering by Gottfried Pott. Out of print.
Symbols Signs Letters: About Handwriting/Experimenting With Alphabets and the interpretation of Texts by Martin Andersch. Out of print

Supply List:
Sumi & walnut ink (I70, I53)
• eyedropper (S701)
• water jar (S784)
• rags
• 3 sheets Arches 140# HP WC paper (22×30) (PS47)
• 1 sheet Arches Black Cover (22×30) (PS90)
• 11×14 layout pad (P11) • 3 pencils ranging from soft to hard (e.g. 5B, 2B, F) (S142)
• kneaded eraser (E09)
• fine point black permanent pen
• white gel pen (M76)
• scissors
• Xacto knife (S417, S130)
• cutting mat (S504)
• ruler (S271)
• bone folder (S308)
• double-stick paper (acid-free)
• favorite and experimental writing tools (ruling pen, "Cola" pen, Automatic pens and smaller edged and pointed nibs, sticks, feathers or bones…) (N22, N30, N27, N44)
• images and text to be xeroxed in class (the original will not be harmed)

B3377. Calligraphic Symphonies / Pott
Calligraphic Symphonies / Kalligrafische Sinfonien by Gottfried Pott. 2010. 224pp. 9.5 x 11.5. Hardcover.

To Gottfried Pott, calligraphy is visualized music; he composes fugues out of letters. Over 100 illustrations. Text in English and German.

Chapters include:
- History Is Important but Should Not Be the Objective
- Developments in the More Recent History of Lettering
- The Handwritten Form - a Treasure in Jeopardy
- Quality Takes Effort, Beauty Is the Reward
- No One Was Born with a Pen in Their Hand
- Encounters with Lettering that Were Meaningful to Me
- Fascination with Lettering - Immersion and Spontaneity
- Movement Made Visible - the Calligraphic Line
- The "Schreibmeisterbuch" A Letter Collection - Source and Impulses
- On the Value of Composing and Designing
- Looking at the Past Has Brought Me into the Present
- Playful Experimenting - a Prerequisite for Discoveries
- Calligraphy Means Creating Images from Letters

Click here to see more pictures of this book.

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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019

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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.

Your Price $10.49

S701. Lipstick Hematite Burnisher
True Hematite Lipstick Burnisher

Limited Stock.

For burnishing raised gold to a mirror finish. The entire lipstick shaft is made of hematite rather than being only a hematite tip. 5.75".

" is the best burnisher by far that I have tried on the market today, and I have had great success with it in these early trials." - Peter Thornton, Tennessee, Jan. 2010.

"Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity of testing this one. It's a real beauty. Has a nice hold, an authentic hematite burnisher. Tested & True Hematite!" - Jerry Tresser, Florida, Nov. 2009.

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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.

Your Price $5.55

PS47. Arches WC HP 140LB 22x30
Arches Watercolor
Hot Press 140lb. 300gsm. 22"x30".

Superior quality, 100% rag, for pen and all techniques with opaque and transparent watercolor. Long used by calligraphers. HP (Hot press) finish is a very smooth sheet that will give a sharp smooth edge to your letters. Cold press watercolor paper can be used for calligraphy, but the letters won't be as crisp. You will see the cold press texture in your lettering. This has always been one of our most popular sheets.

Grain runs parallel to the underlined dimension.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)

Your Price $15.98

PS90. Arches Cover Paper Black
Arches Cover Black
22"x30". 250gsm. Mouldmade in France. 100% cotton. pH neutral, lightly sized, textured surface. 4 deckles. Black.

Laurie Doctor and others recommend this sheet for book and portfolio covers. It folds without cracking. Judy Melvin likes it for her calligraphic painting - however this is NOT the Arches Black that will bleach correctly. When bleach is applied to this new version the paper turns pink (salmon). Grain direction is parallel to underlined dimension.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)

Your Price $13.70

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.

"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.

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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.

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M76. Signo / Gel Impact Pen
These Uniball pens are highly praised for their smooth writing and exceptional coverage.

1mm line, acid-free, fade-resistant. Try the white pen on black paper for Zentangles and other projects.

Choose color: White, Gold, or Silver.

Gold and Silver are now called Gel Impact; White is still labeled Signo.

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