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Well, this Friday's flourish is a testimony as to why I shouldn't pick up the pen immediately after returning from Starbucks! You can see in the bottom, left corner the wonderful lettering of George Bickham. This is from page 6 of The Universal Penman. I used FW Acrylic "Prussian Blue" ink. Not so great in this nib, which is a "Spencerian #48." Just a month or so ago, I found a little box of various nibs in the secretary desk we inherited from my husband's grandparents over 10 years ago!
Caffeine, acrylic ink, stiff nib, not using full arm movement -- all elements for the perfect storm of average flourishing. I hope next week will be better....