Thursday, January 14, 2010

practice your penmanship

All images courtesy of Joanne. Here's her shop. I've always admired her and I had a sneaky feeling she had some good sources for awesome stuff. So, these are images from rare penmanship practice books from the md-1800s to the early 1900s. These pictures- I think they describe as "flourishing". But I'm still learning about this. PS- look at the doodles on the cover in the last image.
I'm off with my 19 year old son, Ethan today. He's getting a tattoo. OMG! What are we, the tattoo family?? No, not really. We're just kind of "into" it right now.
I'll be back this afternoon.
Stay classy,
*click images to see them bigger. please.


anabela / fieldguided said...

Haha, tattoo family. You're so funny!!

Lorie McCown said...

what a lost art that is...

Lisa said...

graphicsfairy.blogspot has quite a few really cool pen flourishes to look at and use... just in case you didn't already know.