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Michael Sull At The San Francisco Pen Show August 28 2015

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#1 httpmom


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 01:13

Here's a juicy one! Michael Sull made individual name place cards for all the students in his class yesterday at The San Francisco Pen Show. This is mine and it's really spectacular, wouldn't you agree!?


The class was from 1:00-5:00 but it got a bit frazzled at the start* so he continued on past the allotted time by an hour and a half....he is such a giving person and a wonderful teacher. He helped me get my pen 'hold' in order and it's made a remarkable difference. I bought two of his pens for the flanges are especially made by him to facilitate proper Spencerian. Also such a treat to hear him tell all the stories he's accumulated over the years of being a calligrapher. I feel overwhelmingly privileged to have taken his Spencerian Class. Never forget it.


*I was frazzled and late as well, because I got a very scary full blown out tire on a super busy S F Bay Area highway on the way to the Sofitel Hotel. His mannerism was so calm and relaxing however, that I completely let go of the stressed mental state in which I started the class. We should all be so graced by our teachers.

Here is a book he signed.


I also have a video of a book signing but I am unsure if those are allowed on FPN and/or if it would be proper/acceptable to be putting up someone else's work.

Edited by httpmom, 30 August 2015 - 01:14.

"You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” "Forever optimistic with a theme and purpose." "My other pen is oblique and dippy."

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 03:18


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:39

The names cards were written the night before. It was, as he said, his gift to us. There were 20 people signed up for the class. We asked how long it took to complete the names and he told us about an hour. Such a thoughtful human being! He is completely dedicated to keeping this tradition going. You have to admire that in a teacher. The names were very touching to me and I was absolutely taken aback by the gesture.
"You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.” "Forever optimistic with a theme and purpose." "My other pen is oblique and dippy."

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 15:17

Hi, Casey. Glad you enjoyed your class. And, yes, you will remember your class with Mr. Sull and think on it once in a while. I still remember the calligraphy class that I attended, taught by Sheila Waters. Congratulations!


From a person's actions, we may infer attitudes, beliefs, --- and values. We do not know these characteristics outright. The human dichotomies of trust and distrust, honor and duplicity, love and hate --- all depend on internal states we cannot directly experience. Isn't this what adds zest to our life?

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 15:41

Thanks for sharing this special report!

Glad you're OK! (scary road experience).

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:39

Ah so you were the lady behind me.  

I was sitting to the right of the lady in your pix.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 17:07

I first met Mike Sull at a pen show too a few years ago.. how wonderful for him to bring and teach his art to shows like this. Wish I could have been there!

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