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  1. I've never truly focused on my penmanship till 20' Christmas when I entered the hobby. My handwriting was and still is pretty poor but I'm keeping at it. I'd love to see all else who are improving their hand! Post your progress in here alongside me! In a months time, we can review where I started, you started and where we are then, reflect and admire the improvements. Feel free to post as much as you want in this thread, your methods of practice or what you've gotten to, where you started, aslong as it relates to your progress, or method of progressing. - My photo here is
  2. I'm continuing to work on my Copperplate script, and used holiday greetings and vocabulary here. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are appreciated. I had to switch to a Blue Pumpkin nib midway here because my Brause EF was catching on my paper. Happy holidays to all!
  3. Is there such a thing as elegant printing vs cursive/script? Such as for snail mail letter writing? Can anyone post samples of printing in letter writing? Are there actual styles for this? Thanks Aloha jim
  4. I had an older post on here but things have changed some and I'm getting discouraged. I'm 30 years old and in college to get my Associates Degree in Network Administration in the IT field. So I work on computers all day. I rarely get to write by hand and when I do Its been so long since I wrote in cursive that I just fall back to print for note taking or anything because it takes me too long to write legibly in cursive. The only time I get to write in cursive is when I'm at home studying or writing my new found Pen Pals from these forums. I'm trying to practice Palmer method of cursive u
  5. Hi! I just joined this network, and I'm new to calligraphy world. I'm looking for a workbook to practice copperplate font. Suggestions?
  6. What is some good paper for both printing and writing? I have found worksheets online which will help me practice my handwriting but I want it to be good to write on. I've heard Tomoe River paper is kind of good for printing and amazing for writing so... Is that what I should go with? What should I do? Thank you!
  7. 'She who must be obeyed' has a 45 minute commute to and from work. During this time, she has done various things, but her present diversion is learning to write Hindi. (Devanagari) It give her an excuse to use her fountain pens (and an excuse to buy new ones). One of the features of the written language is conjuncts, clusters of letters joined together according to a system a bit more complicated than most if not all Western cursive scripts. (Salman, I imagine, could explain this much better.) In any event, it got me thinking. So what does that have to do with Spencerian? Simply put, I notic
  8. No matter how well conceived the architecture of a hand, there will always be pairs or groups of letters which do not go together easily. Some of these groups or words force us to make adjustments to normal spacing or letter shape if they are to look correct, while others require such perfection of execution that even the tiniest deviations from perfection howl off the page at us: "Sloppy penman, Sloppy penman." I imagine many of us have personal betes noires. I know I do and will often fill an entire practice pages with them trying to better myself. (Whether I succeed or not is open to inte





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