Your Committee Answers the Hard Questions

Some weeks ago I put some hard calligraphy questions to your committee about Calligraphy Southscribes and calligraphy in general. So here we go:


Who Are You? 
 Patricia  Moody.

What Position/s do you hold at Calligraphy Southscribes?
President & second workshop co-ordinator.

How long have you been involved with Calligraphy?
Since school, but only seriously for 30 years !!!

Why Calligraphy?
A natural progression from the formal, and compulsory, Italic lessons done at school, coupled with, a love a letterforms,  art, colour & design in general.

Favourite Hand and Why?
Italic: For it’s complete versatility, vibrancy, and ability to cover all the emotions of  any piece of prose, poetry, or music. Traditional or modern, there is an Italic variation just waiting to be used!

Favourite Piece of Calligraphy Gear and Why?
Too many to name, as every writing tool can be a joy to work with. However Mitchell nibs, Parallel pens, and Ruling pens would all be near the top of the  list.

Most successful Calligraphy tip?
Don’t be too pedantic about cleaning your nibs. They are very forgiving, and mine tend to only get a wipe with a tissue rather than washed!

You would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes where in one year’s time?
Apart from retaining the wonderful core group of members who continually support our activities, it would be brilliant if we could increase our membership  and participating numbers to a higher level.
This beautiful art form has so much to offer, and as an antidote to the all pervasive new machine  and digital age, what could be a nicer activity to be involved in.


Who Are You?   
Penny Laver

What Position/s do you hold at Calligraphy Southscribes?
 Vice President and Workshop Coordinator
How long have you been involved with Calligraphy? 
For nearly 20 years

Why Calligraphy?   
Bought David Harris’ book many years ago and was very quickly hooked.

Favourite Hand and Why?  
I don’t really have a favourite; the hand I use depends on the project and the text.

Favourite Piece of Calligraphy Gear and Why?  
 John Neal’s Ruling pen, just a beautifully crafted  tool and fun to use.

Most successful Calligraphy tip?  
 Keep practising!

You would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes where in one year’s time?
A vibrant society with new members becoming involved with the beautiful art of calligraphy.

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