Dallas Calligraphy - Song Lyrics
This piece was commissioned by a bride in Dallas, TX. These are the song lyrics to what will be the "first dance" at her wedding. We did something similar to the "just relax" hand as every word is connected in lowercase. We went with copperplate gold ink on ecru paper that is deckled at the top and has a slightly textured surface. Even with the texture, it calligraphed like a dream with a Zebra G nib. This is not my "go-to" nib by any stretch of the imagination, however it is like that old faithful, workhorse that you can use even when you are unsure of the "work conditions". It performs well on surfaces that I wouldn't dare use one of my treasured vintage nibs on.
I only wish that I could have found paper suitable for pointed pen that was deckled on all sides in smaller sheets....the next calligraphy materials hunt shall commence.