The Man On The Journey

When I learned to print as a child I had the worst death-grip on my pencil, I didn’t particularly enjoy writing, and I never practiced. However, over the years, as I’ve gotten more into photography and design, I’ve realized that a lot of my favorite designs have graceful script incorporated into them.

My name is Tim Larson, I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and work for Rock Point Church, I love to travel, I am in my early thirties, and I have bad penmanship… there, I said it.

As I’ve seen good handwritten scripts, I’ve resigned to the fact that I just don’t have the skill that it takes to produce anything worth writing. After all, most of the work I do is on the computer, and there are thousands of fonts to choose from, so why bother?

But, the more I look at fonts, the more I dislike their uniformity. Every letter is produced the exact same every time it is typed.

There are also times that you just need to hand write things, and who doesn’t like a handwritten note every once and a while?

With all of this, I’ve made the decision to improve my handwriting, but I know this won’t happen overnight.

I’ve traveled the world and I love journeys, and even though this journey into penmanship might not be the furthest I’ve traveled from home, it will take effort none the less.

This website is really just for me to track my own progress, but I would love your feedback as I go as well. I’m doing this on my own and will inevitably make mistakes. I’d love to hear your tips and advice.

So, without further ado, I present to you my journey into improved penmanship.

Day 1