Calligraphy finds its place most comfortably in the context of the marriage. The graceful lines, organic forms and classic flourishes exude formality and elegance.
I have had the occasion to calligraph numerous marriage invitations. I create my own alphabets based on examples from Art Nouveau and Art Deco scripts.
As a left-hander, I have a very specific nib that I must use. Unlike the majority of calligraphy nibs, a left-hand nib is oblique.
I am fiercely loyal to the brand of my 1st calligraphy set gifted to me at age 11. However, about a decade ago, this little British company was sold and the pens are currently made in China and of lesser quality.
I still have the original British calligraphy pen and have since bought a spare as well, but locating left-hand nibs for a currently extinct calligraphy pen proves quite a difficult task indeed.
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