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Zig Marker Italic Guide Sheets

We had our first Italic Calligraphy workshop last Saturday at The Workroom. I promised the class that I would share some guide sheets here at the blog. This is what I use when I practice with a Zig Marker that has a 2 mm and 3.5 mm edge.

Zig Marker Italic Guide Sheets

Practicing Italic

When I measured the nib width of the marker it was 0.25 mm off, so the 2 mm edge is actually 1.75 mm and the 3.5 mm is actually 3.25 mm.

We recommend using a good quality sheet of paper so that there is a reduced chance of feathering. I usually print on A4 sheets of paper that are around 140 gsm. The paper on the photo is a light grey Fabriano purchased from Art Friend.

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You can download our Zig Marker Italic Guide Sheets printables in two sizes: 1.75 mm and 3.25 mm.

Zig 2 mm or 1.75 mm Guide Sheet

Zig 3.5 or 3.25 mm

One Stop #socialmediaclass by Erin Loechner

I’m always eager to learn more about social media. I feel like my knowledge is not yet sufficient and I was so psyched to learn that Bloesem was offering a class by Erin Loechner.

Erin Loechner from Clementine Daily, DesignforMankind and DesignforMiniKind

Erin is a US-based professional blogger, founder of Clementine Daily, and author of two award winning websites: DesignforMankind and DesignforMiniKind. This friendly lady definitely has the right credentials to teach this class.

What I liked about the class was that Erin encouraged us to ask questions and she let us pick her mind. She gave her insight and helped us develop a simple Social Media Plan.

Working on my To Do list this week

To make the most out of this class, it is best to have a basic understanding of the different social media tools available. It’s not every day that you get to talk to a social media expert so prepare your questions in advance.

Delicious Curry Noodle and such a refreshing Mango Lemongrass drink

I had a great time in the class and I got to connect a little with my other classmates. The food was excellent, as usual, and the space was a lovely setting for a class since it was flooded with natural light. I’m sure I’ll be back for another Bloesem class.

From left to right: Maggie (not.a.sponge*), Imelda, Erin (instructor), Sally (Find and Seek Books), Me and Renee (Travel Shopa, not present in the photo)