March 8th, #17 blog post
Lessons from…On the Wings of My Pen
Hand Lettering Humpday #2
It’s that time again, my lovelies (Yes, guys, that includes you too…I see you rolling your eyes at me)
Cute Ways to Write Letters…
Do you remember back in elementary school when your teacher had you take out your pad of paper, pencil, and pink eraser to practice your penmanship?
I sure do…and I had a bit of a harder time. You see, I’m a lefty and the teacher would always tip my paper to the RIGHT!!! GRRR…”Don’t do that,” I thought to myself, quietly. I went away from each lesson with a pencil smudge on the edge of my hand, as well as on the paper. It was inevitable! No biggie, I accepted that this was just the way it was gonna be, so I went with it. Just adapt, RIGHT?
Did you enjoy penmanship practice? Or was it a trial for you? Have more interest now?
I’m still practicing, and I’m 55 now. I don’t mind my handwriting, but it’s really not as good as I’d like it to be. Cute ways to write letters? Maybe not exactly… but still working at it.
Someday they will want to post my handwriting for the world to see…well, maybe not, but a creative woman can dream, can’t she?
Very Sad Day we Live in?
Can you believe that the elementary school system is trying to eliminate cursive writing from the regular school curriculum? Yeah, I know…CRAZY huh?
How will they ever be able to read historic documents or even sign their name? Crazy world we live in, YES? Ohhh Man!!
Where did all these creative lettering people come from?
Anyway…have you seen all the cool fonts and free Hand lettering sheets on Websites, Pinterest, You tube, and the like? Yeah…Me too!
I look and look and look and DROOL!! I’m thinking…”How in the world did they get that good? Were they born knowing how to do that? Did they have a perfectionistic parent who made them practice when I was outside playing with my dog? Or did they just have more determination than me…practicing?”
Well, aside of all that wondering, I decided it was ‘high time’ we did some practicing of our own on BJC (our FB group page, link below) …Thus, the need for Hand lettering Humpday. So each week on Wednesday I will be posting a new font for our hand lettering practice.
Wanna try it?
You can post your practice in your journal or notebook and take a pic for our comments below, if you’d like to share, or on our group page (link below). Would love to see you grow in your hand lettering practice. It helps us all to be able to try something new without judgement and to support each other as we try new things in our journals.
It’s been a lot of fun for me to practice each week, right along with you. You might find it to be fun for you too! 😉
Check out my practice page posted above for inspiration and courage.
Please leave me a comment, question, or pic of what Your Hand Lettering Humpday pages look like (if you have them) in the comments section below. I will answer all of your questions and comments promptly!
Soo happy to have you with me on this journey! Are We having fun yet?
Was this post helpful?? I look forward to your comments…
**Next we will begin Lesson #18, and it will be something FUN, stay tuned…
***Look for my previous 16 posts if you haven’t already.