I saw this video from Boho Berry a while back where she talks about her calligraphy practice, and since I want to alter my handwriting from the moment I could write, I thought I’d give it a try.
I did a lot of research, skimmed through instagram profiles and blogs, and figured that I would begin with looking at the way that I write now. I printed some sheets of French lined paper and started to write the alphabet a few times. I wanted to use this kind of paper because I used it when I started to learn how to write, and I found it really helpful to stay in between the lines and to write small. It does have some rules, but I wrote them down to help me remember how to use it properly.
Then I looked up in what style I do want to write. I want to change my normal everyday handwriting, but also want to learn how to write really fancy in cursive. That did narrow down my search, but there still are a lot of different types of handwriting to choose from!
I figured it would be the easiest way to learn the handwriting from Boho Berry, since I started my journey at her blog and youtube account. The French ruled paper did come in handy here, because she has a video specially about this type of paper.
I searched her Pinterest, Instagram and blog to find pictures to use as a reference. Here are some of the photos I picked:
But I didn’t stay at Boho Berry, I went through the official Bullet Journal site and found some posts about improving your handwriting. I found some tips that I am going to use in this journey:
- Use a steady work surface to write.
- Write down long texts (quotes, song lyrics, etc.)
- Write slow and practice any time you need to write. Even when you fill in forms.
- Participate in handwriting challenges, like ‘Rock Your Handwriting’.
I also found a lot of posts that I have read a few times, and will use to make my handwriting a lot nicer:
And thats it for now! See you in the next post!