In the beginning

spencer004Desperately wanted to dive straight in at the deep end, Spencerian did not seem TOO hard. It is, very. I started officially on the 1st of September. I ordered nibs, an oblique holder and Iron Gall Ink from Blots in Prestwich. Through a completely different set of coincidences, we discovered that we had been at primary school together. My first efforts were pretty poor. I had already bought the “Theory of Spencerian Penmanship” and this was to be my guide for the next few weeks. Here are two scans from the sketch book I am using. Both are really quite poor! spencer005

I will post a later version of my Spencerian script later. This was about a month ago that these two pages were made. I continued with the Spencerian untilĀ  the end of September.