Wednesday, October 13, 2010

handwriting without tears

the IAMPETH people are having a debate about a method for teaching penmanship called Handwriting Without Tears. most people think it is really ugly. when i first saw the sample, i thought of an envelope that i received many years ago in an exchange. i aways loved it. so, i took it to my guild meeting on saturday and asked the other scribes what they thought of it. they all thought it was pretty. so, IMHO, it can be pretty in the right context.

someone asked if i would have been upset if my kids had been taught this method in school. honestly, it would be fine with me if the two boys had learned to write this way. they both cram all the letters very close and their penmanship is pretty hard to read. i like space between letters.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pear envelope and the pear colored envelope. Nice lettering too. Such inspiration on these pages, Jean!