Monday, February 21, 2011

Penmanship


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My regular handwriting is really awful... my grocery lists are a scrawly bunch of lines that look like I wrote them in the car while driving on a dirt road. My scattered brain tosses out words faster than my poor fingers could ever hope to put on paper.

However I do like lettering and typography, and for me, making letters on the page is soothing. After finding this wonderful website, I've been practicing Spencerian Script.

http://www.iampeth.com/lessons.php

I encourage you to try it. You don't need any fancy materials. A pencil and a spiral bound notebook from the dollar store will get you started.

Marilyn.


In art the hand can never execute anything
higher than the heart can inspire. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

6 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to give this a try, my handwriting looks like a hurried doctor....thanks!

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  2. Wow!! Beautiful! The patience ...

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  3. Nadine! Hello! I have no patience at all... it's just kinda relaxing, like doing a jigsaw puzzle, trying to get the pieces to fit right. :-)

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  4. This script reminds me that my grandparents were taught Copperplate at school. Steel nibs on wooden handles were dipped into inkwells set into their desks; copybooks not to be blotted.

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  5. I love it! Can't wait to try it out for myself. Thanks for the link!!!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this link - it looks really interesting

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