Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Penmanship...


 
 
 


 
It's a done deal....I hate windows 8.   I am going to have to buy a wig because I am tearing my hair out every time I download pictures.  Why you ask ( indulge me) because it takes forever...and than the pictures are all scrambled.   What am I doing wrong?  It does not help that I am coming down with some horrible dirty little bug.  It's tenacious. 
At least I was able to find my card that I made today for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This card reminds me of when I was in first grade.  I took great pains to practice my handwriting.  I was so proud of myself (I added curly cues).  Even than I had to add details.  Today's generation doesn't even know the meaning of penmanship.  My grandmother had gorgeous handwriting.  I imagine her being the lady on the front of this card.  Sitting, practicing her writing.  I used sepia tones and creams...and added black for a bit of drama.  I used black seam binding and my very favorite lace ever the charlotte lace.  Well it is getting nearer to midnight.  I suppose I should try to get some shut-eye.  Hope you enjoy!  hugs, cherry

7 comments:

NancyB said...

Love this card and the black flower and seam binding really pops! The school that my nephews go to are not even teaching these kids to write in cursive! Imagine that!

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Ros Crawford said...

This is so beautiful ... I love the tones you used ... sorry about your computer problems ... hope things get better for you

Shani Thomas said...

A stunning card, really. And I sympathize with the computer problems.

pattyo said...

Pretty card, Cherry. I hear cursive isn't being taught in schools anymore--I guess you're just supposed to print your name when you sign things now. I haven't tried to upload pictures using Windows 8; I'm still using my son's laptop to do it using Winbdows 7. Hope you feel better soon.

Darla Walden said...

What a beautiful card. What are the papers?

Rebekah said...

Oh wow! Another stunner. I have a bunch of catching up to do visiting your blog. So many masterpieces!