Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Writing's On The Wall

Or rather, on the page. The REAL page.
I'm breaking with my own non-conformist ways to go with the crowd on the handwriting post. I know, it's so unlike me, but I really thought it was clever, kind of cool, and hard to resist.
I saw this first at:
Chani's

Flutter's

Jennifer's

Brian's
And now you get to see what the handwriting of a lunatic - pardon - eccentrically creative individual looks like. It might be easier to read some of the others!

See now, that was on lined graph paper - anybody can stay fairly even and nice looking. But here you have the chicken scratchings I do when I'm on a roll and writing at a more normal pace. It's hard for even me to read! (Addendum: I just noticed that you can see the picture I was doodling on the back of this page. I think there's a calendar on there too. what can I say - I think this was written in carpoop, which is V boring! But it's kind of trippy to look at up close. Go ahead - you know you want to!)
It's sad, isn't it? That such a sweet little child could grow up to have the handwriting of a killer. Or maybe a doctor? Or maybe, just plain ole scribbling?

16 comments:

thailandchani said...

Oh, I think it's very pretty! :) Far more readable than mine!

Jennifer H said...

I like your handwriting. Looks like the handwriting of a published author. :-)

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

You non conformist you. Im not sure I can even participate in this. Not only is my handwriting kind of sloppy, but my notebook doesn't have spell check. And you know how THAT goes.

Still, it is kind of cool to see how other people write.

Madge said...

love it. i need to do this.

Kelley said...

Your handwriting is very "tortured soul" - is there something you're not telling us? :)

Gypsy said...

The computer is killing my handwriting. But yours is nice.

liv said...

oh, great...just as i was going to tell you how much i relate to your handwriting, my best high school friend comes in with the tortured soul bit. i shut up now.

Saphira said...

I do have to say that your handwriting is WAY better than almost all the doctors that come through my unit at the hospital! Learning to read that is like learning to read another language!

tysdaddy said...

I love the way edits look on paper. We scratch out and rewrite, leaving traces behind.

Very nice. Clicking on the second picture and seeing it show up so large and full of life was very cool!

Glad you played along . . .

flutter said...

complete and total artist.

catnip said...

I love seeing the doodle through the paper. Very cool.

bandick said...

I've always wanted to have mine analyzed. I want to know why I can't write the letters g, z, y, and j. Lower case only. My hand frequently spasms when I try to write the bottom loop. I'm also very inconsistent with case. In one word I'll use lower case r and in the next it will be upper case R.

I'd probably journal more if I didn't hate my writing so much! At least there are no loops in Pickle!

Vodka Mom said...

and now I love YOUR header!!! Crap- one of you fabulous bloggers HAS to come teach me how to use the damn camera. As soon as I find out where Bitchy and Sassy have hidden it.

:-) I love collecting all these great blogs- now WHEN will I find time to read them everyday???????

hele said...

I'm not sure which I like most. Your wonderful nonconformist scribble or your light-filled childhood face with your two fingers doing an interesting bridge thingy.

Maggie, Dammit said...

I love your handwriting.

and you said dammit! ;)

sheepincognito said...

Just visiting from Bennie Waddell's blog - love the idea of the handwritten blog...but written in carpoop?? (here: " I think this was written in carpoop, which is V boring!") What in tarnation might that be? Is is the crud that we scrape from the bottom of the carseats after removing the toddler? Is it what we find in the diaper after we arrive home from a two hour car trip with the baby?
Sorry, couldn't help laughing out loud at that one...one of the best spelling errors I've seen in a while...Carpoop. ha! Yep, that WOULD make for some interesting textures on your writing paper...yech.