Category: Shared Links

On the Individuality of Handwriting

Here’s a very nice article about how handwriting is an expression of one’s individual personality and history –> Dancing With Words.

It was mostly my mom who taught me how to write, and she made practice sheets for me to learn how to write in cursive at an early age. However, as soon as I’m not required to write in cursive anymore, I adapted a kind of handwriting that I imitated from my father. Bold, squarish letters that stand right up, like the copperplate font. As I grew older, my handwriting became a combination of my dad’s and mom’s. Slanted and curving bold letters.

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Handwriting also shows our emotions. When I’m excited, the peaks in my writing become more pointed as I write faster. When I’m angry, the letters are wider and the corners are sharper. It’s a good observation. The article is a nice read.

My First Eyedropper

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Thanks to this video from Ink Nouveau, I found out that I can convert my Edison Pearlette to an eyedropper. I had a bit of silicone grease lying around so I thought I’d give it a try. Works great! I’m not sure if it’s really supposed to improve inkflow, but my pen’s writing wetter more consistently after the conversion. I loaded it with a lot of Diamine Sepia, which I decided was the perfect color of ink for the pen. 🙂 Awesome.

Eyes on Me

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I was trying out a few new prime lenses which I got as gifts from a friend who shares my interest in photography. This photo was taken in low light, inside my office. Aperture wide open. 🙂 Last time I went on a photowalk was back in 2009 or 2010, I can’t remember. I’m a little rusty, but It’s alright. There’s always time to learn. 🙂