Having been to a lot of museums as of late, it got me thinking about handwriting…
In most of the exhibits I visited, there were displays of handwritten notes to and from the artist to friends or other well known figures. The letters were more often than not written in a fine black ink… in a calligraphic or cursive style. They were gorgeous documentations of a fleeting art. What will our ancestors have to remember our correspondence with one another? Printed emails?
Ever since I received my Parker Pen, I’ve been sketching and writing away in my sketchbook (I love how water reacts to the inks). There’s something so glamorous about an organic handwriting… it creates a certain romance on paper no matter what the words may be.
A beautiful pen can be inspiring in itself, don’t you think?
What about you, do you still handwrite letters? Who doesn’t like getting a beautiful piece of mail!?
Happy National Handwriting Day!