This week's Living Lovely challenge was to write and send a handwritten letter. Handwritten? Gasp! This was actually one of my very first topics when I started this blog last winter. You can read my Gone Postal post here (and do not worry, there is no violence involved in the post.)
There's something so special about a handwritten note - like you a get a little piece of the person with it. For this occasion I dug out my box of brass-tipped pens and fancy bottles of ink.
But ended up using this lovely bottle of blue ink that I found at Goodwill of all places.
Along with a couple sheets of parchment paper from this pad with lovely herb garden knowledge on the margin.
And I decided I should write in cursive because...well...it just seemed like the thing to do. And I know I mentioned in my post the other day about how I haven't written cursive since about fourth grade so when I wrote my greeting and it came out looking exactly like my grandmother's handwriting I thought that was a little strange.
This kind of pen and ink writing was surprisingly easy once the tip stayed moist. I decided to send a letter to my friend who lives many hours away and I don't get to see very often.
And what letter of this sort would be complete without a seal?
I had a lot of fun with my letter writing despite the fact that spelling seems to go out the window when cursive writing comes in - I think it's more likely that my pen just gets to scrolling along and runs away from me. Hmmm. The Tale of the Possessed Pen sounds like something I should start handwriting in prep for Nanowrimo.