A Passion for Penmanship
As a young second grader, I had a teacher that took penmanship to the next level. No one was to turn in work with so-called “chicken scratch” for penmanship. As I got older, my handwriting was what I was complimented for from friends who borrowed my notes and from teachers who saw high schoolers handwriting resembling a doctor (probably why I can’t be a doctor, I like good penmanship).
From there I studied handwriting and how to improve and how to change it based on the circumstance. Likewise, I started researching handwriting as art and stumbled upon a Buzzfeed article. The article featured handwriting out of this world. Further searched I found hand-lettering and purchased practice books and worksheets to practice my calligraphy. This brings me to an extensive pen collection. The images used only so a small fraction of what I use. Currently, I am a fan of Tombow brush markers, Pental Touch Brush Pens, and Crayoligraphy (the use of Crayola markers).
I enjoy the Tombow Brush pens as they are always on sale at Michael’s but they also feature a fine tip side for extra hand-lettering fun. My Pental Brush Pens were a gift for my birthday, but they have beautiful hue and show amazingly. Rhodia is always my notebook of choice to practice designs and small lettering. More to come on my journals and notebooks.