Category Archives: Calligraphy & Lettering

The Dylan Thomas International Prize

The Dylan Thomas International Prize, sponsored by Swansea University, was launched at an event hosted by the Secretary of State for Wales, the Rt. Hon. David Jones MP in 2014. The International Dylan Thomas Prize, which is the largest literary … Continue reading

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Is this Art?

Last night I went to my local pub and I noticed that over the bar were several small picture frames of various sizes with poems, quotations, wise thoughts etc, all typed on what was possibly the very first Remington trypewriter … Continue reading

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Can’t win ’em all

At the end of the last post I wrote, “One thing is for sure, they with never get a robot to master calligraphy like a real live person!” I should have quit while I was winning! One of my bloggy … Continue reading

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Book of Shadows

Five years ago I was approached by the “High Priestess” (eh?) of a nearby coven because someone had told her of my prowess with the quill and my unique illustrating abilities. She forced a vast quantity of money into my … Continue reading

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Texting vs Picturing?

After a lot of pressure from my friend(?) and enemies I reluctantly bought a cell-phone, or mobile as some unenlightened folk would call it. I had been resisting buying one for a long time, because being an old “stick-in-mud” I … Continue reading

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A healthy menu

One of my many lady friends, who is French, asked me to write out this menu to frame and put up in her kitchen: Don’t understand it? Here are the first five lines to start you off. . . Place … Continue reading

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Your handwriting as a font

If you write a letter with MS Word, LibreOffice or similar, you have to use one of the fonts installed on your computer. This results in an impersonal look of the document. MyScriptFont.com enables you to use your own handwriting … Continue reading

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Blast from the past

This post was originally on my Facebook page. “Gaze upon this and feel ashamed of thine own handwriting”. This is a page from a 12 year old schoolboys handwriting exercise book dated 1874. I bought the book at an antiques … Continue reading

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Change of use

This blogpage is changing. From today it will not be just a general page about anything that springs to mind, because quite frankly I can’t think of any topics to write about these days that people would be interested in. … Continue reading

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My workspace

This is where all my major works of art are created, and look, there I am at the bottom center taking a well earned rest from my creative labours. I have been asked to create a Remembrance Day scroll for … Continue reading

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