You’ve decided you want to improve your handwriting and you’re probably hoping a fountain pen will do the trick -- maybe a friend told you it would. Maybe you’re just adventurous and you want to try your hand at calligraphy (or you might, once your handwriting improves). Good for you! A fountain pen may make your writing look a bit better, but if your writing looks as if frenzied chickens got loose on the page, chances are this won’t be enough. After coaching handwriting and teaching calligraphy over the years, I’ve learned to see the characteristics of those who’ll be able to pick up the necessary motions quickly from those who’ll have to work a bit harder. Crampy, uneven letters are often the result of drawing the letters with the fingers rather than using the whole arm to write. People who inevitably have trouble with handwriting and calligraphy write with their fingers. If you use the right muscle groups, your writing will have a smooth, easy flow and not look tortured. Fig. 1. Top
The Best Ways to De-Stink Your StuffIt doesn't matter how clean you think you are, your stuff is bound to get a little stinky once and a while. That means your clothes, shoes, carpets, couches, and who knows what else. So, what's the best way to handle the stench? Let's take a look.P Different deodorizers work better for different situations, but a few catch-all odor-destroyers work better than others. De-Stink Your Whole HouseP SExpand After a long winter and a wet spring opening up the windows to let air in isn't always enough to de-stink the house. We've mentioned before vinegar is a good way to reduce the stink and it really does work. De-Stink Clothes, Shoes, and Small AreasP Now that your house is smelling fresh it's time to move onto your closets where your clothes and shoes are still adding a nefarious odor to the air. Cat litter exists for one single purpose: to eliminate the smell of cat poop. De-Stink FurnitureP Baking soda is great for all sorts of things, but it's also perfect for upholstered furniture.
How to Choose a Fountain PenPeter Twydle Choosing A Fountain Pen by Peter Twydle Many years ago, in the days when we owned a chain of specialist pen shops, our policy was to let the customer try as many different styles of pen and nib sizes they needed, in order to find just the right pen for them. A fountain pen is, after all, a very personal thing, being an extension of our own personality. If you are looking for a fountain pen to use, either occasionally or on a regular basis, then the purpose of this article is to point out the criteria you should consider in order to make a more informed choice. First - price. With a fountain pen, the main difference in price is a reflection of the quality of the nib. So, as a general rule of thumb - up to £50 for a steel-nib pen. £100 - £300 for a gold-nib pen, and anything upwards from there for precious metals, Special and Limited Editions, and other rarity value, as in vintage pens. Second - size. I suppose it is a subjective matter as to how large you want your pen to be.
Cursive Handwriting(Click the titles for your downloads) Cursive Handwriting Charts 3 pages of cursive handwriting charts including these ~ Cursive lower case Cursive upper case Cursive handwriting chart with both upper & lower case letters These charts use the official South African school cursive form which is elegant and flowing.Start this when the child is in Grade 2 or 3 (around 8 or 9 years of age) and when he knows his print handwriting.Let your child use whiteboard markers to learn the letter shape and practice letter formation.Once the child masters lower case letters, let him/her learn the upper case letters.Then your child can copy and then write dictations and copywork in pencil on notebook pages.Only once the child can confidently write in pencil without too many errors, may he use a pen. Teaching Cursive step-by-step booklet 4 pages of simple tips and strategies to teach cursive handwriting using these laminated charts. Cursive Lowercase Practice Sheets Cursive Uppercase Practice Sheets Blessings,
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handwriting tipsThe cover on this penmanship book from the late 1800s is as ornate as the instructions contained inside it. Note the upper right hand corner -- it specifies that this version is intended for boys, indicating that boys learned a different handwriting style from the one girls were taught. Handwriting in America: A Cultural History isn't a new book by any means. Published in hardback in 1996, it's been around for a bit; you can get it in paperback or at used-book stores. Handwriting in America: A Cultural History is a fascinating look at how penmanship reached the state it’s in today. If you read this book (which reads much like and may be a thesis, with numerous quotes from a huge range of sources), prepare to have just about everything you ever believed about handwriting turned upside down. The ribbon around this hand is actually a penmanship tool, intended to train muscles to the proper position and range of motion. This is what hooked me on the book. But writing? Later came A. Top
1a943212a76254857242b4b591fd7c1dHow to Survive Deadly Bites and Stings from Wild AnimalsAs a follow-up to an earlier post on surviving deadly animal attacks in the wild and another one on relieving a jellyfish sting, listed below are things you should do (and shouldn't do) if you are ever bitten or stung by potentially poisonous wild animals. In general, seek professional medical attention as soon as possible if there is any possibility of infection from a poisonous animal and wash the infected area with soap and water. Though you may be eliminating all possibilities of acquiring superhero mutant powers from radioactive spiders and other radiation-laced creatures, it's probably not worth the risk of getting a painfully infected, fluid-filled blister afterwards or being hospitalized for a really long time. Got other tips or stories relating to wild animal bites and stings? Click on image below to enlarge.
Hand-Drawing Style In Modern Web Design | Design ShowcaseThe most valuable and innovative ideas had all been first. That’s no big news, since designers tend to produce first sketches as paper prototypes anyway; still it’s important, because web design is different from “usual” design. Of course, it also has a personal note and it is hand-made, however users can’t see that. As CSS is “boxy but good”, designs tend to have a rather limited appearance — they are too boxy and too right-angled. If designers want to achieve a different design, they have to draw their sites by themselves — or at least some parts of it. And in fact, this is done quite often: whether a blog, a shop, an ad, a private page, or some collaborative project — doesn’t matter whether with Flash or (X)HTML. Sometimes designers create whole pages with paper, pencil and/or a tablet PC. How impressive can the results be? 1. The interesting thing is that the hand-drawn style is often which is used by designers to present their work on their site. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 6.
5758e86e690ef4a9ed16d0c3f70c719dThe Eat Well Guide Travel Map Offers Healthy Eating Options for Your Next Road TripIf you really want to eat well, pack the foods in a basket and make it on the road. Everything that this pulled up in my local area was High end trendy spots where a sandwich will cost you $15.00 Great for the wealthy to use, but not so much for the rest of us. Maybe in other areas it's more reasonable. Plus you get far more quality time with the family during a 1 hour stop at a roadside park. My problem is I search out the famous greasy spoons along the route.