We Updated The Home Page For Flying Twigs

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Here’s the index image for the new home page at Flying Twigs. I wanted to show that the main image is a greeting card, and that meant being able to show more than just the front of it.

The only way to do that is either to angle it so that the back peeps out from the side, or to show the back of the card from above. I chose the latter way, and that creates a perspective issue with the card tapering so that it’s smaller at the bottom that at the top.

To correct that, I pulled the image out at the bottom in Photoshop.

What do you think?

And what do you think of the new home page at Flying Twigs ?

Sailor Sketching Pen

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I bought a Sailor DE Brush Stroke Style Calligraphy Fountain Pen about a year ago. It has a bent-up nib that is tipped at about 55 degrees.

I scribbled with it a couple of times and then put it in my pen pot and forgot about it. It didn’t forget about me however, and kept eyeing me as though to ask when I was going to take it out again.

About a week ago I took it out and the nib had dried out and the ink wouldn’t flow. I gave it a few hefty shakes and then another shake and another, and eventually it started to write again.

So I put it down on the desk and let it settle and then sketched this bird. I have to say that I like the irregularity of the line.

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