Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

Collage obsession: handwriting

Sherry, of Collage Obsession, was bemoaning the fact that writing by hand seems to be a lost art so she invited us to share a creation showing handwriting.

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the handwritten text in my image is part of a scan of a page from an old poetry book I found in a flea market in Belgium. Many of the pages have poems (in French) copied on to them in painstaking handwritten script. Copying such poems into books was one of the pasttimes of genteel ladies in days gone by. This entry is dated 4 October 1888. The owner of the book was a young lady called Adele and her initials are monogrammed on the cover of the book.

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Comments on: "Collage obsession: handwriting" (6)

  1. Ahh if only my handwriting was as lovely as this!

  2. Lovely examples!

  3. Handwriting is a dying art. We will soon forget how to write and need a keyboard at all times.

  4. Thanks for sharing these handwriting-themed images with us! So interesting to learn about the books women kept in olden times…similar to our journal-keeping now, I guess.

  5. what a cool collage, i love your take on the “handwriting” theme! and that vintage album is an AMAZING find, i’m sooooo envious!!! 🙂

  6. Carol, this is beautiful and what a find! Thx for commenting on my blog. Happy belated birthday!

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