Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!

Although penmanship has never been a strength of mine, I'm having fun playing around with handwriting styles and my new Parker Urban fountain pen, a post-Christmas gift from my husband.  The calendar page is from a desk calendar he found at an antique mall.  Since 1960 was a leap year, too, it seems appropriate. 

I've been working on a post about my efforts with Spencerian Business Script, shown above, and what led me to this uncharacteristic new interest.  However, I've been thoroughly enjoying time with family, friends, and books these past two weeks, so it's not quite ready.  I very much doubt that pencasting is anywhere in my near future, but I'm finding that as I get older, I'm more open to trying things that don't come easily to me.

I hope 2012 finds you and your loved ones well and happy.  I've enjoyed dipping my toe into the blogosphere (Thanks, Dwayne, for encouraging me!) and am looking forward to reading your posts in the year ahead!


  1. Lovely! And thanks for the handwritten goodies from Christmas!

  2. No complaints about your handwriting; it is beautiful. I find since I started using a fountain pen I am forced to continually improve my penmanship, but I cannot write nearly as nicely as you write.

    Have a very prosperous and happy New Year!

  3. It is so nice to see such excellent handwriting!

    All best wishes to You & Yours for a wonderful 2012.

  4. Amazing handwriting! I only wirte some hieroglyphes... Happy New Year!

  5. Thank you all very much for the compliments on my handwriting. I feel forced to admit that writing like that is a slow process and takes more effort than I can sustain for very long - it's fun but not practical for me. Most of the time I print legibly but sloppily!

  6. I read a book a couple of years ago about handwriting, how it has evolved and devolved. I think you'd enjoy it if you haven't already read it. I'll try to come up with a title if you want... P.S. Nice penmanship!