Friday, January 17, 2020

A Word About Ligatures

A ligature is a combination of two or more Letters that flow together in such a way that an ending portion of one letter forms the beginning of the next.  These are fun to practice.  The one that is the most common in people’s handwriting is the ligature           

The two ‘dancing’ variations are more challenging to write variations are more challenging to write:


Like the letters   a ligature stands alone in a word, neither touching the letter before or the one after it.  “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is a truism that applies to ligatures.  By combining two gases, hydrogen and oxygen, we get a completely different liquid, water.  Similarly, each ligature has its own distinct flavor or personality.

You can see some frequently used ligatures below.  Practice a few for fun.  How does it feel?  Can you find all the ligatures in the paragraph below?


Saturday, January 4, 2020

2020 - A New Year to have fun with handwriting

There is so much that can be said about the Alphabet and handwriting.  Fluidity of thinking is strengthened as we employ healthy handwriting strokes along with many other psychological aspects involving the hand-brain connection.  The Vimala Alphabet letters were created to engender forward thinking; finding the solution in the challenge by always ending to the right, to the next step, the next moment, the future outcome.  

Let your letters open your mind to healthy, constructive thinking patterns.  Most of all enjoy your writing!  Take time to journal.  Make time to write a letter or a note to someone who would enjoy hearing from you.  Keep a little scrapbook with all your best practice pages.  The best way to learn more about the letters is to practice them!  The letters will enrich you.  Keep notes on what you think and feel.  Let your pen flow across the page with an easy rhythm, and write several lines of your first initial every day.  Find out more about the animal that represents this special letter.  The first initial of our first name plays in our lives.  See what gifts or challenges yours brings, and have fun with it.  

May the blessings of 2020 bring you success and happiness as this new decade begins!