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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2016 - 08:27 PM

Cleaning out some stuff we had stored at my dads and came across this welcome sign I did in 1988.  When I was young, I did calligraphy to support my first car.  I came across this lettering and it quickly became my favorite.  This sign was hand lettered on parchment (about 10 hours into the lettering), them burnt around the edges and mounted on an old piece of roofing slate.  Poured a protective coating over it (can't recall what it was right now) and put the leather strap on to hang it.  After all these years it was really good to see it again.  I could never recall where it went.  Now I have to figure out where to hang it.  Shame you can't make money at this anymore.  I retired from doing this years ago.  It was even hard to get people to pay for this stuff back then.

 

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Posted February 28, 2016 - 08:35 PM

Very nice ! Always great to find something you made or had after all those years. Good for you.                                                                                Roger


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Posted February 28, 2016 - 09:20 PM

Really cool.
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 09:45 PM

I did calligraphy for a while, but it was Ye Olde stuff, not that.
Really cool.
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 10:01 PM

I did calligraphy for a while, but it was Ye Olde stuff, not that.
Really cool.


Oh yeah, did a lot of that stuff. I really enjoyed the time I did this. Anymore, I don't have the time, patience and I'm just not steady enough. Besides, when I do get some time to myself, I prefer to be on the tractor!
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Really cool. As for place to hang it... How about in the first room of the house? Or around your neck as a necklace?
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Cleaning out some stuff we had stored at my dads and came across this welcome sign I did in 1988.

 

Nice sign. Is that what they use to call decoupage.  


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 05:26 AM

Nice sign. Is that what they use to call decoupage.  

That's the word I was looking for!  Thanks.


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 05:27 AM

Really cool. As for place to hang it... How about in the first room of the house? Or around your neck as a necklace?

Casey, I do appreciate that you told me where to hang it as opposed to where to put it.


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Posted February 29, 2016 - 10:48 PM

That's some beautiful calligraphy Jeff! I was a sign painter for a long time, which as you know shares a lot of the same strokes and styles, but getting the price out of the work as you said just got to the point that competing with computer generated art became impossible. I actually tried to compete too long and will pay the price at retirement or lack of---LOL!

 

I still do a bit of it here and there but glad not to be in the biz full time anymore.

 

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Posted April 13, 2016 - 04:21 PM

Nice work its like when i did my dad dogs cross ecapt i engravd the letters i the wood
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