A commenter today, Amy, raised a valid point about using our handwriting on our pages. We discussed this to some extent in our comments (read the comments in the post below) and our resident Queen of Handwriting On Pages, Nicole, suggested that we share layouts with our handwriting.
I have to confess I had to go into the "archives" to find these examples, and that I haven't done page with handwritten journaling on it for quite some time.
A perfect example of why I DON'T like my handwriting - errors (not even spelling errors, just writing completely the wrong word!) This is pretty much my day to day handwriting and not overly even or pretty to look at. Ok for writing cheques and paying the bills! HOWEVER, had I actually scribbled out what I had to say on a scrap bit of paper and tidied the wording up and worked on spacing, I am sure I would have been more satisfied.
Please do excuse the awful (and crooked photo, Nicole will have a pink fit!). If I remember rightly, this page was based on a sketch challenge by Nicole herself. This time I drew lines with a coloured felt tipped pen (I used a ruler as a very rough guide so they were basically straight) and then I wrote my journaling in pencil first. I even wrote captions on the photos as I wanted to include a couple of little bit of detail about the photos I had used.
Please note, you will often see dodgy birthday cakes featured on my pages and on my blog. I am becoming well known for my efforts! (or lack thereof!)
Look out for some more handwritten pages from the gang this week, and feel free to post some of your own - just leave a comment with a link to your blog, or pop them onto our Flickr page - but please still leave a comment so we know to go there and have a look!