My new fountain pen and I are doing great. I’m practicing every day, and hopefully, there will be more of these “follow-ups” as I go along.
As long as I stick to the yellow notepad paper I mentioned in previous post on this subject, or if I find a similar, good absorbing paper, I’ll be just fine … in spite of being a southpaw. I’ve given up on holding my hand in a different angle — that was just too painful, and produced an entirely different script. I’d rather make sure the paper and ink is alright instead.
As I was browsing around, here in WordPress this morning, I found that handwriting was the Daily Prompt on the 2nd of April, so lots was posted about this. Thanks to that, I also found this helpful link, about improving one’s handwriting. I’m going to check out those various videos and tips in there, and I’ll post it here now, in case someone is interested: IMPROVE HANDWRITING.
Another thing I learned, while reading various blogs, was that cursive script is no longer taught in school. Isn’t that kind of sad?! Will the kids be able to read old notes and stuff they’ll find as they grow up?! I had no idea about this.
I’m still ‘affected’ by the handwriting I was taught when I was seven, even though of course I’ve added a lot of personality to my letters. I remember how they pointed out the importance of not to make lowercase n look like u, and that my mother did that anyway 🙂 All her lowercase n:s and m:s looked like u.
Although I’m sixty, I think it’s possible to improve my handwriting — I’ve come to believe that now. It’s something I’ve always wanted, I should have started it before the Internet came around, while I still was writing letters … oodles of them, and long ones too.