Using handwriting is a curious thing, it's such an intrinsic part of self. Therefore it seems to me my samples work when my writing flows, slopes, is semi-joined. For the other samples (those for example using a card edge) seem to push me towards an upright hand, the chalk board one with its precision and legibility, but little comfort. Also, the sloping hand self is attached to the self that jumps ahead seeing the next phase of experiments, their untried nature being the very thing that attracts me.
So, if I discuss the story so far I'll be able to decide where the gaps are so that I can fill them in, decide what I should try again. These samples are from my very first session.
Some warming up handwriting exercises on a piece of printing paper leftover from a dressmaking pattern download: testing out a range of felt tips -- thick permanent marker, fine super colour marker, the brush and felt tip ends of an Art and Graphic Twin.
I particularly like the impression of entanglements and knots. In 4:2:5 there is a sense of disorder, the very opposite in 4:2:6. The pressure of my hand on the pen is noticeable in 4:2:6. Both have energy and have started me thinking about how they can be achieved in stitch.
And below an example using bleach, which I like very much indeed.