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Calligraphy Definition

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1.) Fancy penmanship, especially highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes.2.) Handwriting; penmanship.3.) The art of writing beautifully4.) A script, usually cursive, although sometimes angular, produced chiefly by brush, especially Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic writing of high aesthetic value.5.) Fine Arts. A line or a group of lines either derived from or resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing especially produced with a brush or pen.

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The Urgency of a Handwriting Comeback

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Happy National Handwriting Day A look at the open diary in front of me (which belongs to me) and the notebook that is carelessly tossed a meter away (which belongs to my colleague), and there is little doubt in my head about the dire need of a national handwriting day, every day of the year. We have that bad handwriting. The hypocrite that I am blames technology. With the advent of computers and mobile phones, we are habitual of typing instant text messages and send it in a jiffy. What is the use of laboring over handwriting anyways when there...

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Penmanship for Holiday Season

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Parker Red Sonnet Fountain Pen In this fast paced world of new technology and busy days it is not often we get a reason to stop and reconnect to our traditions. Sending holiday cards allows us that excuse to connect. When carefully addressing aunt Betty's or cousin Bill's card we have the opportunity to not only use our best penmanship, it grants us permission to utilize our finest writing materials and ink. I enjoy getting into the spirit by using a red fountain pen and green ink. In the wonderful world of fountain pens there are many, many options of...

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Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point Copper Fountain Pen - Review

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Meet Pilot’s newest addition to the Vanishing Point line, the 2014 Limited Edition Copper. I had been admiring the Vanishing Point pens for a couple of years now, waiting to see if they would come out with a model that I couldn’t resist.As bright as a shiny new copper penny, this pen really called out to me. It is almost as much fun to just look at as it is to write with. The 2014 Copper pen comes with rhodium appointments on the barrel and clip and a rhodium-plated medium 18k gold nib, which I found to be a little...

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Pilot E95 Black and Burgundy/Ivory Fountain Pen Review

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Pilot E95 Burgundy/Ivory Fountain Pen The Pilot E95 is the latest in a long line of 14k gold nib pens. It comes in two versions, black and burgundy/ivory, both with gold trim. The standard Black with Gold trim is nice, but the Burgundy/Ivory really caught my eye.It is a shorter pen, only 4.7" capped and 5.8" posted, but perfect for my hands. The pen would probably be too small for someone with large hands. It has that vintage look from the 1960s and still is very classy and sleek. The scripted "E" on the cap and the gold inlaid nib...

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