Have you heard the rumor that handwriting will no longer be taught in school – another casualty of 21st century technology?? If true, a tragedy indeed. Another avenue of individual expression squelched.
I was reminded of the sense of accomplishment in learning to link letters together in very specific ways as I watched my granddaughter – so pleased with her own efforts. Basically, she was linking printed letters into a continuous whole. Having been taught the Palmer Method, I wrote the upper and lower case letters in cursive for her
leaving lines in between where she meticulously copied each one.
My next goal – showing her the art and individual flavor of a practiced hand….
upper case ‘T’
Upper case ‘A’
The above images taken from this document
(I don’t think there is any family connection here – just a lovely old piece that somehow ended up in my collection….)
My great great grandfather’s will – in my opinion a work of art as well as a family treasure
~I hope to inspire her to see penmanship as art; to practice with diligence and flair~
One response to “The Art of the Pen(cil)”
Love this–we need to save handwriting!