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Spencerian 2/18/2017

Just some more of this week’s Spencerian practice. I have finally learned to write numbers in a style fitting for cursive! Now I will start doing more practice of words as finally combinations of majorscules and then probably try and then try and learn more flourishes from examples of famous penmen of the past. 140 more words


Atlas Obscura: Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

I love this article from Atlas Obscura: Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs. “In September 1885, a bunch of librarians spent four days holed up in scenic Lake George, just over 200 miles north of New York City. 60 more words

Other Things I Think Are Cool

Digital vs Manual Skills

The journey into my stationary drawer and the the mailbox this month is a very healthy investigation into my skills.  #InCoWriMo is a challenge in correspondence by hand, by snail mail during the month of February.   362 more words


Penji 2/15/2017

I’ve been very slowly working my way through a book on penji, which is the Japanese for… I guess penmanship might be the right word. Anyway, learning shodo has not improved my handwriting and I actually never learned to write my katakana or hiragana cleanly, so I thought it would be cool to go back and learn how to write them well. 51 more words


Spencerian 2/15/2017

I’ve done a lot of work the past two days. Finished my first run through of the alphabet and finally began learning how to write numbers correctly. 48 more words


Spencerian 2/12/2017

U, V, and W complete with a beautiful smudge. Just beautiful. I make the most beautiful smudges you’ve ever seen. Believe me.


News 2/12/2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve made any updates, so I figured I’d hop on and catch anyone reading up on my going-ons.

Had a bit of trouble last week as me and the wife started to get antsy about whether or not her green card application was making any progress. 775 more words