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From Atx To Pdx: A Longwinded Introduction

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#1 Cannalligraphy

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:57

First I’d like to say hello! My name’s Ava Marie. Born and raised in the south (little German town right outside Austin, TX), but I live and breathe in Portland, OR. 

 

I’ve loved pens since I was very young. I would see your typical ‘Unused Corporate Desk Pen Set' while roaming the halls of IBM’s Austin campus with my mom in the 90s. I always got so excited when she let me pick up and inspect them. I wanted to understand them and just...create.

 

Writing eluded for a lot of reasons, but being dyslexic & dysgraphic tend to be the top 2 on the board. I’ve always hated anything that required picking up a pen as it all got worse. So I just put it all out of my mind and carried my laptop everywhere for 15 years. Though I was never caught without my trusty Parker Jotter (guess it’s in my blood, eh?).

 

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Last year marked the end of that extra 5 pounds I walked around with all day when I needed to take notes quietly in a few seminars I was planning to attend. 

 

I finally revisited writing and took a new approach this time. I started to rummage through old letters from friends and family…comparing my letter forms to the ones I liked in those pages. I formed my own set of “rules” for myself on how to write each letter. Now I’ve formed that bond with analogue I wanted as a kid (even managed to find it somewhat as an adult, being a tube amp & vinyl nut, too). Every day of my life is full of ink on paper now, and it feels great. 

 

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But for the sake of keeping this somewhat brief I’ll just show you how far the rabbit hole has taken me so far without the help (and I’m sure enabling nature) of FPN so far. Really happy to be here to learn more and maybe even pass a few tidbits of my own on.

 

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My 'Daily Drivers' right now are the Pilot Heritage 92 (Fine Nib, Noodler's 'Borealis Black'), the Lamy Al-Star (1.9 Stub, Diamine's 'Imperial Purple'), and a little prototype of my own fitted with an EF Bock 250 (between the VP & Urushi Brush) sporting Pilot's Standard Blue.

 


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#2 jar

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:50

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.


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#3 Beauport

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 13:14

Greetings and a warm welcome !


Retired, twice. Time to do more things, writing being one.

#4 rahulchandna

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 13:30

Greetings and welcome !



#5 Wahl

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 17:17

Hi Ava Marie  :W2FPN:



#6 Chrissy

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 22:11

Hello Ava Marie and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 



#7 Sasha Royale

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 23:54

Welcome !  

 

So, write because you enjoy writing.  It matters not if anyone ever reads it.  Write with joy. 


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#8 PAKMAN

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 00:04

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#9 cattar

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 00:15

Welcome.
Join pdxpen on yahoo groups. Lots of pen & ink fans. Meetings every couple months.

#10 DaveT

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 00:51

Ava Marie, hello and welcome from Indiana!

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines


#11 tbickiii

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:59

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


Thomas
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#12 Bisquitlips

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 00:50

Welcome!!!

 

Very glad to have you!


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

#13 northstar

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:42

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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