Are You Being Robbed of Your Rhythm?
Do you become unhappy and frustrated during disciplined practice? Are you still
wondering what it feels like to have your letters flow line after line?
It Is Not Your Fault!
Without the proper practice pad you will never find that place of rhythm and flow.
I Stumbled Onto This Pad 16 Years Ago
I had never heard of it. None of the wholesalers stocked it. As I continued to search for a source for months a friend gave me the number for Denys Taipale-Knight. She was the creator of the pad and was selling it herself. Eureka! I had found gold. We quickly made arrangements to sell the Westwind Padô at Jerrol's.
Life Was Good Until....
1992 when Denys had enough, sick of the problems with printers failing to fulfill orders and all the issues surrounding producing and selling her unique practice pad. She quit. No more Westwind Padô.
My Mom Got Mad at Me!
Yes, mom's a calligrapher and is always making greeting cards for my two kids. And now I had to tell her that I could no longer get her the practice pad she had come to rely on.
This would not do. I looked like the bad guy. The instructors were mad, the students were mad, my mom was mad. She kept telling me that she would not go back to the scratchy, blotchy pad that never allowed her to "Zen Out" during practice and let the letters flow.
So I had to contact Denys and her husband Stan Knight. I made them a proposal to purchase the trademarked secrets of the Westwind Padô. She insisted I promise to manufacture only the very highest quality pad using her "secrets" learned through trial and error.
Now the Problems with Printers, Paper and Ink Density Had Become Mine
I had to find a printer that would allow me to test the paper, control the type and density of the ink. I even had to make sure that they printed on the right side of the paper. I insisted that a calligrapher be on hand during printing to test the pads as they came off the press.
Back to Mom
I took one of the first pads off the press and gave it to mom for the big test. If mom wasn't happy no calligrapher would be happy either.
She gave me the thumbs up. Well not really. I don't know about your mom, but mine doesn't do "thumbs up". But she gave me my first testimonial. Thanks Mom!!
The Westwind Padô is now available. You too can experience the joy that comes from practicing with a pad that was designed to allow you to concentrate on the rhythm and flow of lettering and not on the pad.
PS This is the practice pad Instructors insist students use. I will pay the shipping just so you can try the same pad my mother uses.†