It's been a while since I wrote about my daily calligraphy, except in passing. Recently I bought myself some new pen nibs, spiffy ones from Japan whose packaging I can't read, except to see that these are G nibs. I searched them out because I wanted the pen to spread apart under pressure, making a much thicker line. These are quite springy and give a good contrast between thick and thin strokes.
Here's the full view of that composition: the writing makes right turns every time it gets to the end of the space, and spirals in to the middle.
I like that effect and need to explore it more. The problem, of course, is how to deal with the absolute finite amount of space left as you get to the center. Do you write smaller to make sure you finish your phrase (as I did in this sample) or just stop writing when you run out of space? Does it matter?
The learning on this one: watch your hand while you're turning the book around so it doesn't smudge.