Finding Penmanship Inspiration {#loveYOURlettering, Part 2}




Throughout the #loveYOURlettering series catch-up times are built in during the weekends. Sunday’s are the day to gather inspiration for the coming week. This week we will be reviewing some of the basic lessons from #loveYOURlettering: Part 1, so today spend some time browsing Instagram or Pinterest looking for penmanship inspiration.

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Keep your eyes open for penmanship samples that inspire you.

You will hear me say it more than a few times during this series, you might even start rolling your eyes the way my teens and tweens do when Vince and I tell corny jokes, but the goal of #loveYOURlettering is not to have your writing look just like mine, or anyone else’s.

Our goal for #loveYOURlettering is to apply penmanship and lettering principles to our own handwriting for improvement and building confidence in our own unique hand.

One way I curate penmanship samples is by looking through Pinterest. Bullet journal groups and tags are also a seemingly endless fount of beautiful handwriting.

I keep a board for lettering and penmanship inspiration. Feel free to check out my Pinterest board, or comment below and share yours!

I also love browsing antique and vintage books in search of old signatures, margin notes, or on rare treasure finds, a letter tucked away. These are a few samples I was lucky enough to uncover in books I purchased locally at Rust.

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I would love to see some of your favorite penmanship inspiration. Share here, or on Facebook or tag #loveyourlettering on Instagram to share with the community.

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4 thoughts on “Finding Penmanship Inspiration {#loveYOURlettering, Part 2}

  1. I downloaded one of the writing samples on your Pinterest board. It has something like 1,181 characters including swashes, flourishes, and special characters. I broke down the huge images of the lettering into individual pages that can be printed on 8.5 X 11 paper in two PDF files. It’s so folks can print them out and use them as a reference to do their own lettering if they like this style (hand). I’d love to share them, so here is a link to the files on my Dropbox account if you want to make them available.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10259465/creativlei%20inspiration%20hand/Capital/Uppercase.pdf

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10259465/creativlei%20inspiration%20hand/Lowercase/Lowercase_Numerals_SpecialCharacters.pdf

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