Grand Finale

Grand Finale

Five weeks in.

We have finished the alphabet with the last set of letters (v w x z). Good news is, that these don’t have to be joined, so yeey! Joining is the hardest…

Over all it was a great lesson! Perfectionist in me had to stand down for a bit as we have focused on all the positive changes we have made in past 5 weeks. It is really difficult to sum up how it went and how I feel right now.

To be completely honest with you, I did run out of juice towards the end. I did break the routine once when the in-laws came to visit and it was very hard to resume after that. I was annoyed with myself and that showed on the crooked strokes. As soon as I got back to my zen (new pen, juicy ink…) my handwriting got better.

I know, that everyone is looking for some quick fix/guide. Here is the thing: Unfortunately there are no quick tips when it comes to handwriting.


It is a lot of hard work…unless you have someone with you to point you to the right direction you could end up doing the same thing over and over again (by this I mean the same mistakes). Repetition is not necessarily improvement.

Here are few pointers that worked for me:

  • Be smart, set your goals.
  • Be realistic.
  • Slow down, write bigger.
  • Don’t write with fingers.
  • Do drills and focus. Rhythm will come (and this comes from someone who has none, trust me)
  • Find the style you like and implement it into your own handwriting.
  • Invent your own style.
  • Stationery helps.
  • Use lined paper-stay on the line.
  • Get Lamy Safari fountain pen or Lamy Al-Star. It will help with the correct grip.
  • Use colours.

My goal was to have a neat handwriting and to slow down.Β Check and check πŸ™‚

Now when I look at it (with my trained eye) I see the script, strokes and then it hits me…this is how I write now πŸ™‚ and it is the best handwriting I have ever done πŸ˜‰


Mishka (^_~)


Reader Comments

  1. Awesome you!! Brilliant work!!

    Congratulations to you Mishka, your results show that you have a real passion to develop and improve your handwriting ability. I’m sure you will go on to further develop your own styles as well as being able to easily return to the more basic and formal scripts. Whats next?

    πŸ™‚ J.

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