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Inky T O D - Ink Pen Paper And Handwriting Musings #2 - What Do You Like About Your Handwriting?


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 20:37

Inky TODs are Topics O'Day and are meant to generate conversation about a particular topic. Yesterday, my beloved nib guy (who is also a penpal) sent me the following following:


I was contemplating on some of the things you expressed about your handwriting.

I like to know what your opinions are concerning this matter as we leave our marks behind with the pen we use.

Personally, before I go six feet under, I like to impress my daughter and everyone that is left behind with the knowledge that I have acquired and mastered three handwriting script, of which I deemed most useful: Fraktur for the times when I want to be a little mysterious, Spencerian for all the times I like to show off, and for the everyday hand italics. These three scripts, I am currently nurturing and to perfect. The closer I get to it, the more I like it.


Musing one:  http://www.fountainp...y/#entry4035298


2.  What is it about your handwriting that you like or dislike,  and what is it about your handwriting that are actually going to change?

Now before Lapis asks why this topic is here (and not in another forum) - the answer is because for me the answer has something to do with ink. If it doesn't for you, that's okay.

For the best handwritten reply (or perhaps more than one great reply), I will send out a gift. (Nothing huge, but you can be surprised.) Enter as many times as you want. Only the handwritten posts will be considered for special gifts, but all posts are appreciated.


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#2 evyxmsj

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 20:56

Mine is terrible  :o    Cross your T's!? Pssht!

 

Pro: it's pretty identifiable as mine!

Con: not even I can read it sometimes...

 

Edit: not going for your competition, but couldn't resist jumping in there for all the scratchers out there  :)


Edited by evyxmsj, 06 April 2018 - 20:58.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 21:46

​Here's mine:

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 03:19

Same quote, four different pens and inks.  I think it gives a pretty good representation of my handwriting. Especially when I slow down a little.

 

Three of the four are KWZI inks: El Dorado, Pine Green and Brown #4 plus Noodler's Apache Sunset.

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Edited by Runnin_Ute, 07 April 2018 - 03:20.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:43

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 18:58

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#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 21:51

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#8 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 21:51

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

Why do I like those nibs? 

What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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#9 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 21:51

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

Why do I like those nibs? 

What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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#10 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 21:51

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

Why do I like those nibs? 

What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

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#11 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 21:51

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

Why do I like those nibs? 

What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 05:15

I have the perfect reply that I will make layer today because it is after midnight and I really should be sleeping.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 12:51

2.  What is it about your handwriting that you like or dislike,  and what is it about your handwriting that are actually going to change?


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:31

I like hand writing things because I feel it is more personal. I also think an individual's handwriting says a lot about them. I have 3 styles I write in. An italic nib stylized script,which I feel is the most me, a pointed pen cursive, and an Old English style for frou frou things. (Not counting my quick chicken scratch)

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 18:47

I don't particularly like my handwriting, but at least it's a bit legible; at school I had spectacular but illegible handwriting, and I held pens in such a way it was painful, so I had to start anew. Fountain pens have helped with greater girth and no dragging across the page, and to think clearly as I write, at a slower pace than I think, which used to drive me mad as a kid. Sometimes I have problems with specific letters, like r, but at least my u, v and x now look distinct!

 

I might try to improve my capital letters, the E looks iffy. Being mesmerized by Tsuyu Kusa, Verdigris and finally Kon Peki also helps :rolleyes: .


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 23:27

I like hand writing things because I feel it is more personal. I also think an individual's handwriting says a lot about them. I have 3 styles I write in. An italic nib stylized script,which I feel is the most me, a pointed pen cursive, and an Old English style for frou frou things. (Not counting my quick chicken scratch)

 

OMG, I love that quote, where did you find it?

 

I hate the new trend of marketers to use handwritten fonts.  When I used Calligraphr, it would allow me to use up to 8 different variants of the same letter.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:51

I forgot I scanned my reply to this thread.

It's very interesting to read how everybody adapts their handwriting to fit the occasion. Amber's replies are so colorful, and knarflj's handwriting is so neat.

Also Aysun, your script is top notch, I tip my metaphorical hat to that.

Though I don't agree with Stoker's words. If a person shows a variety of handwriting styles, I think it's good to welcome them. They're like different facets of the same personality. Sometimes we're coherent, sometimes we're contradictory, it's the wonder of the human mind.

Being always uniform and same to yesterday's self implies an inability to adapt and change, which can be beneficial to our lives.

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 13:44

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#19 amberleadavis

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 00:28

In response to RBN's post about childish and forgeable penmanship.

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 00:29

BTW, sorry that the LCR on TR paper with this huge wet nib didn't dry after 45 minutes.

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