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RE: left handed calligraphy


From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 18:41:44 PST

I don't know about calligraphy but my handwriting has improved greatly since
I stopped writing "upside down". You know with my wrist in hook type
position. Instead I hold my wrist straight and keep my fingers "under" the
writing instrument instead of above it. My hand doesn't drag over the
writing as much. According to my Mom and her best friend (both left handed)
this is an American manner of writing. (Mom's Canadian her best friend is
British you should hear them about holding silverware).

Kimberly Herbert (
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

-----Original Message-----
From: Litesal []
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 7:21 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: left handed calligraphy

Since we're discussing calligraphy. . .

Does anyone have advice for helping left handed people do calligraphy. I
taught a course this summer, and although I provided them with the left
handed nib, they still had a lot of trouble getting the slant correct, and
not smearing their work.


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