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Anne Cowie


Anne Cowie: Not a picture, but a path of soul language.

Book list
Students may find these three books to be helpful, though none are about calligraphy/book making. I'll be sharing quotes from them. They are NOT required. OPTIONAL.

B1772. Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch. Paper $14.95
B3814.Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff. Paper $22.95
B3819. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Process of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh. Paper $14.00

Materials Needed:
Supply fee for Anne's class is $15. This will include ALL materials and papers for all the exercises. If you have favorite small pen nibs and favorite black and white ink or gouache, you might want to have them available for extra work. (Anne will have some to share.)
Please bring a poem or text to work with.


Most of what we do in class will be black and white acrylic, which will be provided. The small nibs and favorite inks or gouaches are for those who want to go further outside of class or work into the wee hours at Cheerio. For this, the smaller sizes of broad edge pen nibs (such as Mitchell 2 thru 5 or similar sized nibs) might come in handy.

OPTIONAL (not needed for class exercises)
WNG331 Ivory Black, WNG335 Jet Black W&N Gouache. $9.20 each
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink. $3.75
I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink 6 oz. $12.95
WNG512. Winsor & Newton Gouache: Permanent White. $9.20
I38. Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White 1oz. $10.00
I108. Dr. Martin's Pen White 1oz. $10.00

OPTIONAL (not needed for class exercises)
N04. Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs. Straight cut. 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm). Retail Price $1.45. $.85 each
N02. Brause Nibs: Sizes in millimeters (0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5,). Oblique cut. $2.10 each. JNB $2.00 each


I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




Your Price $5.75

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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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin's Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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I108. Dr. Martin's Pen White
Dr. Martin's Pen-White

A great white ink for pointed pen work! 1oz dropper bottle. Can be thinned with water if necessary.

"The new ink is Dr Martin's Pen White, which sold out at Odyssey. I loved it so much that I went back to the supply store and bought a second bottle. Pat Blair tried it, and it worked beautifully out of the bottle with her Spencerian script. No mixing required. The dropper made dispensing easy. It did get a bit thicker as I was using it, and I added a bit of water to the dropper. All my pieces (white on dark paper) at Odyssey and at IAMPETH were done using that ink. -- Aline Chan



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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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