Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day Flourish Friday

I thought I'd do a little flourish in honor of Father's Day.  I don't know what I was thinking.  I see Tom in a tie nearly every morning, and I still didn't get this right.  I guess instead of a Double Windsor, it's a Double Jane.  (That little, extra, round knot is my special signature...)

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there, including Rachel and Matt's terrific dad!
I tried to play around with the descenders a little bit.
All of today's flourishes were done with a vintage Gillott 404 and Moon Palace Sumi. I then scanned them and played with them in Photoshop Elements.

This is my champion. His name is Floyd.
This was taken a few months ago on his 80th birthday.
My dad is one of the sweetest guys you'd ever meet.
Happy Father's Day Dad! 
I love you!!!
Janie Bird
He's the only one that gets to call me that! :)


  1. Love that tie!!!!! Great job and wonderful photo of your Dad. He looks like a real sweetie!!

  2. Hi Jane,
    I love the flourish! And - your Dad looks like a very nice man.

  3. Oh what fun!!! I adore the tie!

    Your Dad looks so sweet. Our father's both passed on years ago. You, and others that still have their Dad's, are so very fortunate. Cherish that.

    Have a lovely weekend~~

  4. wow!!! i'll take the double jane to the double windsor any day.....this is fantastic, jane!!!!! you're the only person i know who could ever make a tie look good in sumi!! happy father's day to your dad.....i love the photo, and can see that sweetness definitely runs in your family!!!
    xox, :))

  5. Great post! Love the tie! Love the dad! Love the new (old) name. That sounds like a dad. : )

  6. Oh Jane,

    I just love this flourish. You are sooo talented. Your dad looks wonderful. I would have never guessed that he's 80. Your nick name made me chuckle. My daughter has a friend who nick named me "Mama Bird", and I always told him he is the only one who could get away with calling me that. lol. Linda

  7. It's not "wrong", it's "stylized"! And of course, beautiful, Jane. Hope your dad and husband have a happy Father's Day.

  8. Jane, I so love your tie and tribute to your Dad. Your Dad looks like such a nice person but of course, he has given the world a wonderful daughter too! Your flourishes are wonderful.

  9. Oh my goodness... that tie is fabulous! I love it!! :) What a special dad you are blessed with!


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