Ichabod is itchy

November 7, 2006

Flourishes galore

Filed under: writing — by ichabodisitchy @ 8:53 pm

Minx has been talking about handwriting— bemoaning the general loss of penmanship as an art… I mentioned that when I was at school in Brasil, we were taught to write with lots of ‘swishes and swirls’ (always using a fountain pen rather than a biro of course) and Minx requested a sample.

So here it is– hope you can make it out on the photo…




  1. Beautiful! I haven’t handwritten a letter in I don’t care to remember how long – but I do write cards! There’s something to be said for using real ink (makes it feel special) although I’ve never used a quill – do you make your own?

    Comment by Equiano — November 9, 2006 @ 9:58 am |Reply

  2. Thanks for your nice comment Equiano. We have made quills in the past but I must admit I cheat and buy them ready made 🙂 you still get very inky fingers using it though (although I guess that it all part of the fun– makes writing in ink feel more authentic!)

    Comment by ichabodisitchy — November 9, 2006 @ 7:10 pm |Reply

  3. Lovely, Sian. I used to have beautiful handwriting before I joined the staff of Nature. For many years we had to write all our letters by hand and I am afraid it ruined my previously beautiful penmanship. Both my daughters have calligraphy sets but they aren’t very keen to use them….

    Comment by Web editor — November 9, 2006 @ 9:43 pm |Reply

  4. Oh Sian, ablsolutely gorgeous. You have a perfect hand, I am slayed!

    Comment by Minx — November 11, 2006 @ 6:48 pm |Reply

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