Saturday, February 4, 2012

real paper, real ink.


Today I am doing my first meme, a link from Edenlands Blog. She's so good. Not goody good, she's like bad good. Just check her out, then you will know what I mean.

 Here are my thoughts on handwriting. 

A time of letters, of shapes, of flowing swirls of colour. A real love letter. A crinkly piece of paper, folded then re-folded. The individual art of writing. The meaning of which has been thought and stated and time to process and forward to the intended receiver and reader. Not a flyaway word, not easily deleted or removed. It can be treasured. Or burnt I guess.......


The only time I actually seem to write these days is to sign my name on school permission slips or new bank cards, I wonder how long this will even last. 

Here is one of of my fav handwriting of all time and a sample of my own. 

I love this girls writing, I love her too and I love what she writes.


This is my unreadable journal writing I like to do
Its so important to really write, we need to keep it balanced between typing and actual writing, cause its healthy and....... one day the earth just might destroy all the computers and then what??.....

18 comments:

  1. I'm trying to keep the letter writing going by making (encouraging!) Miss8 to write either a letter or card every Sunday. Otherwise she'll never know the joy of hand written letters! She is growing up in an age when everything is digital.

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    1. I love to hear people still value the jot of handwritting.

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  2. I like "not easily deleted".

    Your journal writing looks like a piece of visual art - like it's purposely unreadable - which is cool!

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    1. Its just nice to get all the emotions out in a nice flowing movement, I can't even read half my stuff after either.

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  3. Jon and I were talking about this the other day because he noticed how I love writing my lists all the time but also how I rewrote things unnecessarily and I told him I just love to write. I try out new handwriting, jot things down, hand write blog posts & then type them. I just love the act of writing. It's soothing I think. And I love beautiful handwriting. Nice post rexy :)

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    1. Yay, love your writing cass, and I am glad you still hand write blog posts...Me too.

      xx Very soothing indeed.

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    2. Good to see another Virgo list maker in Cassie! I love typing but I think I love writing more. Lovely post Rex. And I love that woman's writing too - it reminds me of an architects', which is kind of how I see her too in her art. An architect of art, if that makes sense. xx

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  4. Oh I adore, love, marry this. Of course I do .. it's you! Love your journal, love your friends revelations, love that I am good bad. Heh.

    Thank you for sharing your writing. And I think one day, all the computers will just fizzle. And we'll all look at each other like, huh?!

    xx eden

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    1. Your linky link has got so huge, if you ever come back and read this, I think your handwriting is fantastic.

      xx

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  5. Rex, I love to sit and actually write a card to someone. These days most of my writing is in the form of school notes. All of our lectures are typically on Powerpoint. But I don't truly learn anything until I write is down myself, and then use different colors so I can visually differentiate. Most of the kids here don't write anything anymore. NAd the language they use in texting has become so broken. My son teases me because I use capitals and punctuation in my text. He says nobody cares about those things anymore.

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    1. It's good to be able to learn that way it makes the world versatile and adaptable to all kind of ways of learning. I think students need to he versatile in their learning methods.

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  6. My stepfather always describes my grandmothers handwriting like chicken scratchings, and that I write like her too! Sometimes I can't even read my own writing a word here or there, and then I think 'chicken scratchings'.
    As for the computers fizzling out, I get your meaning, but I also would like to point out modern technology has been great for many people with disabilities. They can engage in the world where once being housebound meant totally isolated. They can write books even if they have no hands. And from a personal view it is wonderful for those with vision impairments who instead of having to lug around heavy equipment if they want to read the local newspaper or study, can now view with their zoom softwares online. Or photograph and have their phones read it to them, rather than having to rely on someone else, creating more independence. So its not all bad.

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    1. Thanks Tania, your right, it has had many wonderful benifits. I think what is important is the balance if it all, to be versatile.

      By the way, I LOVE scratchy writing!!

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  7. Phew! Great discussions--which wouldn't be possible without the technology. However like fire a great tool but not when it is master. I love writing. I call it the felt space, the feel of the pen, the visual and sound session as it emerges on the texture of the paper, whether an on an old envelope a serviette or on the sand. The quality of the experience has so many layers. I write and doodle on everything. Sometimes can't think without a pen in my hand. i noticed today while indulging in a cooked breakfast at the local coffee shop how the written art form and literacy is developing! Where you ask, on the menu board- today I had a smashed avocado with goat cheese , poached eggs on wilted spinach. Now that is something. Thank god human beings won't let our creativity be quashed it seeps out everywhere Bon appetit Val

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    1. This is kinda cool mum. I am going to repost this somewhere else if that's ok.

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  8. Yes sorry Rex had a bandwagon moment. Sounds delish Val!

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    1. It's always good to be passionate!

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  9. I can type with my eyes closed... which is a good thing because I'm practically blind without my contact lens and just have limited vision in one eye. So when I want to really really write something deep from my soul, it is pen, paper, and one good eye just two inches from the paper. It is those nights when I'm waking up from a dream I want to capture, a chapter in a book I'm writing, or part of a song that my husband and I are working on. I keep pen and paper in every room of the house, but especially by the side of my bed.

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