Thursday, 2 May 2019

My Handwriting 'Journey' - #TakeANote | AD

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Today I thought I'd share a little about my 'handwriting journey' (if that's even a thing?), because there was a point where I absolutely hated it. Throughout the whole of school I don't think there was ever a time where I had the same handwriting for more than a couple of days in a row. I know back then many people were probably in the same boat, and of course you would have to prioritise getting the information given in classes down on paper, even if it was scribbles. 
But I really didn't like any of my handwriting and it changed ALL the time.

I went through an old Science book (so please ignore what the writing actually says), and found many perfect examples of this 'all over the place' style I had going on:
Back then I was also a massive lover of all things stationery and I found myself using different pens every day, which probably didn't help things. I tried out many different styles, writing straight, in italics, joined up, not joined up, and at one point I had a phase of making all my Ms and Ns have long tails just to see how that looked. But I could never figure it out, so all my school work books look a total mess!

Eventually I found 'my' handwriting. When I started this creative/crafty journey, I was writing happy mail regularly, and through doing that (and not being in a total rush to write large chunks of writing like I was back at school), I finally figured things out!
First of all I realised I much preferred writing with gel ink pens over anything else. Also I started looping my Ys and Gs, which seemed to make a massive difference in my overall handwriting. It just flowed better which made everything much more neat and together. 

I don't tend to use many other pens for writing now, I stick with black gel ink pens. 
But I have been lucky enough to be sent a few pens for National Stationery Week to try out, one being this beautiful fountain pen from Maped Helix!
I haven't used a fountain pen in years, the last time I did was probably in school (during my experimental pen days!). I'm definitely a black ink person in general, but this pen comes with a blue ink cartridge so I thought I'd pop it in and make use of it. After writing a little letter to my future self (because I didn't have anything to really write about, highly recommend doing this if you are wanting to test a pen. Give your scribbles a purpose), I actually really like it. I'm going to have to find some black ink cartridges for it so I can use it a little more often. 

The lovely team over at Maped Helix have sent me an extra fountain pen to giveaway. I chose to keep the silver one for myself, and the rose gold/copper coloured one will be heading off to one of you! 
It's a really beautiful pen and they are not wrong about the 'Smooth Writing' claim at the top of the packaging!

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning this fountain pen, then you can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below:

The giveaway will close at midnight on Sunday.

Do you like your handwriting? Or are you still trying to find 'your' style?

- Daisy X
*Please note, the Maped Helix Fountain Pens were kindly gifted to me to create some content on during National Stationery Week. 
All views & opinions shared are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I was hoping to enter the giveaway, and it says in the blog text the competition is open until midnight on Sunday but now I find it is closed already (and it is four pm in the afternoon on Sunday)?