So we’re kicking off another month of the #RockYourHandwriting challenge and people usually ask a few questions – “what do I need?” “What are some good beginning supplies?”
First of all, you don’t really NEED anything. You can practice to your heart’s content with whatever you want to! The true focus is the process, rather than the tools you’re using. I highlight this often in my beginning handlettering post, but you can have the most expensive tools and it won’t mean much if you don’t actually hone your skills. So, know that.
Secondly, if you’re looking for where to start on all this stuff, I compiled a list of the things I’m using right now – I recently compiled a “March Supply Graveyard” post that highlights the supplies I’ve used the most often, and this one is geared specifically for handwriting. I’ve used all these things for the #RockYourHandwriting challenges and one of the most common questions I’ve gotten is, “What pen are you using?” So here’s one of two posts I’ll create to highlight this question.
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I am a pen fanatic. Through years of experimentation I have a few favorites – you’ll notice that these suggestions are mostly very colorful and NOT ball point. I’m not a ball-point person, and you’ll see that reflected on this sheet.
I have only just started delving into the world of fountain pens, so these are just the really basic beginner pens I’d suggest if you’re also starting! I would check out my friends Kim and Kara for their fountain pen reviews and how they use them – a new rabbit hole for all of us!
For writing, I straight up just do dip-pen calligraphy. To think, way back when, this is how they wrote everything – so this WAS their handwriting. Unreal.
These things are fun to play around with, great to add to a wishlist, or gift to someone who shares your love for stationery and letters – there are SO many things I want to try in the future, but for now these are some tried and true things I’ve used for working on my handwriting. What should I try next? Let me know down below! Pin and share with friends who may find this useful