Tuesday, February 17, 2009
you heard me "write."
i love to write.
not necessarily stories.
just actually writing words. handwriting.
i can remember loving the handwriting pages when i was in elementary school.
i can remember using my grandpa's outdated checks to practice my signature.
i can remember writing thousands of notes in middle school.
i can recall too many journals that have tons of writing about boyfriends and friends.
i love pens. new, roller ball pens with micro tips.
i loved taking notes during class or church...not necessarily for the content, but just to write.
i loved addressing our wedding invitations.
i loved writing on the white board as a teacher.
i love addressing Christmas cards.
i love to write in my planner.
i love to write!
and, i found out that lots of people don't love to write...
In the United States, starting in the late 19th C, there were cries that handwriting was being neglected due to the typewriter. By the 21st C, blame was being attached to the use of computers. Linked to this decline in penmanship, has been a decrease from two hours per day in penmanship instruction during the 19th C, to less than an hour per semester, in 2007.
...or maybe they're too lazy. maybe i'm too lazy sometimes, too!
so, when i found out, through annalee, that my handwriting could become a font, i jumped at the opportunity.
not so that i could stop writing. but so that i could have my handwriting when i don't have the time to actually write it.
so, here it is. my very own font.
they didn't choose the ones that i hoped. they chose my sloppy handwriting.
but, none the less, i'm so excited.