Tuesday, February 17, 2009

you heard me "write."

i love to write.

always have.

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i can remember using my grandpa's outdated checks to practice my signature.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.


Unknown said...

Okay, I think we all said it at MAC, but I have to say again - this really is super cool. I share your love of writing, although it has faded some in recent years. I remember being in high school and college and thinking, "What can I write while I'm sitting here bored?" I of course downloaded your font and am excited to use it!!

campers said...

looks just like it....Everytime I get something in the mail from you...I know instantly it's from you cause of your unmistakable writing...I love it! :~)

The Rowe Crew said...

SO fun! I wish I liked my handwriting so I could do this too. Very cute :o)

Brooke & Freeland said...

SO FUN! Love your handwriting .. and I was so excited to find that site. I was just looking on Monday for a website where I could download those for a project Im working on! Its adorable!

annalee said...

yea! i'm excited you did it. i think your handwriting is way cute too, although i can indentify with thinking your own "sloppy" handwriting isn't your favorite. i am cracking up that people like "annalee script" the most because to me it is so sloppy. i guess we are our own hardest critics!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Wow! I wanna try that too! I love to write. In college someone once asked me if they could buy my notes from one of my classes because they were so neat and clean. I thought he was weird, but loved the compliment!

I am gonna check out that website! Thanks for sharing!

CASEY said...

I don't remember how I initially found your blog but love everything you write about.

Once you start writing about handwriting, I figured it was time to de-lurk!

I sent in my handwriting to Font for Peas, and it wasn't turned into a font. However, she sent me a link to http://www.yourfonts.com/. I created my own font here in about 15 minutes (and for free!). So, if you want a font other than your "sloppy" handwriting, you might want to try it out.

kristin fulghum said...

so fun. i love your font and i must agree with you...i love to write as well. i will never go to an electronic planner!

Kelly | Fabulous K said...

i use kevin and amanda fonts all the time. so many people ask when I am going to so my own handwriting...i need to soon! :)

The Johnson Family 5 said...

I how like ALL of her fonts downloaded and I just saw this one the other day! How fun!

the thorntons said...

When I saw that on Annalee's blog, I told myself I was going to do it, but now I MUST! It looks really good!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for my super cute gift I got in the mail yesterday!! I laughed out loud. No one else understood the dictionary thing, but I did! Love you!!

Elly Doran said...

That is really fun Brittney. I am glad people like you have good handwriting for people like me, who don't!