GoDaddy was making me want to brain myself (IIS6 with PHP in safe mode!!!! ARRRRGHHHHHH), so I took a break, bought a swashy font (Parfumerie Script Pro) off my wishlist, and went to town setting a sentence and then tracing it with a metallic gel pen. Might have to frame this one and put it in my office as a patience reminder.

The larger a body

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The larger a body, the more slowly it moves

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Moving on from single words to full sentences. Next stop: capital letters and maybe even some swashes!

Copperplate Pangram

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Copperplate pangram

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Adrian built a little light box for photography today and naturally my papercraft figures make for good subjects.

El Chapulin Colorado papercraft

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Papercraft: El Chapulin Colorado

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I like how the connectors in the lowercase o’s give it motion and really illustrate the word.

look

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look!

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Decided to relax after writing practice by making something cute and in my own basic handwriting. Chinito is Adrian’s family’s nickname for him. Funny how a Chinese girl managed to marry a Costa Rican nicknamed Chinese. Or maybe it makes 100% sense. Also note that my natural handwriting is very much straight up and down – a clear indicator of my Type A personality. The proper 55° slant is proving very difficult for me.

Chinito ?

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Handwriting script trial

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Pretty happy with how this is going. I like this whole “being inspired to do something analog by something digital” thing.

ocean

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First ornamental script writing class

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This past weekend, Adrian and I went down to NYC for a rehearsal of this new reed quintet project he has going on. A reed quintet consists of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and bass clarinet; basically, like a woodwind quintet but without the sad reedless instruments of flute and horn. It’s a pretty cool sound and they’ve got a really solid group together. I tagged along to hang with some other friends in the area and to take some preliminary photos as they gear up for a music festival retreat and coming gigs. I’ll also be doing their website in the near future… once they decide on a name. In any case, I just spent a good chunk of time tweaking up one of the photos, so here’s a public preview of an awesome up and coming group!

From left to right: Benito Meza, clarinet; Doug O’Connor, saxophone; Merideth Hite, oboe; Adrian Sandi, clarinet; Harrison Hollingsworth, bassoon

Reed Quintet

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Project Reed Quintet

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