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Just finished the final page from copybook 4.* Now it’s time to face the challenges of copybook 5 . . . full sentences.

*Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship: In 12 Numbers, Four distinct Series, by P.R. Spencer

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practice, practice, practice

Shortly after I started learning to write in Spencerian Script, Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000-hour rule” popped to mind. A brief search revealed the existence of some strong (and compelling) opposition to his “rule,” but, I will carry on, undaunted.

So, for fun and curiosity, I shall continue keeping track of the hours I spend practicing.

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the test of inversion

Observe particularly how and where the curve and straight lines unite: also the equal spaces between straight lines when connected by single curves. Write this copy so that it will bear the test of inversion.*

My sample text.

Will it bear the test of inversion? Let us see . . .

Hmmm, not too bad. Not too bad at all. Getting there. :o)

* from page 23, Copybook 1, Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship: In 12 Numbers, Four distinct Series, by P.R. Spencer

 

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