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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

In my experience, wine comes first, Phalacrocorax aristotelis later.


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Desperate Housewife



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Gino, no, unfortunately that wasn't me..... but it sounds interesting none the less. Was it pleasing?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gino, that's the best post I've read in ages.   Very Happy

Pan Macmillan, to return to the thread, have just run a competition where people could submit samples of their handwriting and the winners' (not sure how many) writing will be made into a font.  Fun.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DH

I was not actually able to partake but the contemplation was enjoyable

Evie

That was in the old days when we had regular correspondence from "Peter" the would be rival to  the Marquis de Sade

I will certainly submit a handwriting  sample but it will be rather like that of Guy Fawkes after what our American allies refer to as enhanced interrogation



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok don't laugh but here is an example of my handwriting, as I said people say it is nice, but I can't see where to be honest, I also have a calligraphy sample, now please bear in mind I am incredibly rusty, I haven't done any calligraphy for about 18/20 years and I have lost all my guide sheets which make the writing straight and in proportion, so this was done completely freehand and its a pen which hasn't been used for such a long while there were inevitably a few splodges!  Embarassed





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry can't workout how to add pictures ![img]
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I was trying to send a .tif with system 8 now I have sent a .jpg with system 7 no problem.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is fascinating - well done Apple. I think it may be a technical challenge too far for me to scan, upload and post a sample of my handwriting, but I will try later.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hooray, I have overcome my technophobia!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is brilliant - great idea, Apple! Both examples of calligraphy are lovely, and all your handwriting has lots of character and individuality. I'd love to be able to form certain letters as Gino does, but I haven't been trained properly. I shouldn't think people learn handwriting much nowadays. I learned how to form the individual letters, and later on how to join them up, and that was about it. Maybe it's because I didn't learn a particular style that my own handwriting is very changeable. I have at least three radically different r's that vary according to my mood and writing implement, and I have found that when writing in French I am more inclined to adopt a French handwriting style, with more loops than I'd usually use.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't my idea, it was yours if anything Chib, when you posted your handwriting and I just pinched it and ran with it!

Desperate Housewife - That calligraphy is beautiful, thats how mine used to look about 20 years ago but now I am severely rusty and I'm almost ashamed to have mine on the same thread as yours!

I'd love to know what some handwriting experts would make of our samples and what our handwriting is to say about us, because how we write is supposed so say a lot about our characters.

I was never officially taught handwriting, we were taught how to form letters and then we were left to get on with it and mine just evolved as I grew older, to what I have now.



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