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With eeee…nthusiasm

I finally sat my happy little self down to practice something that I’ve wanted to take a stab at for far too long. I can’t help but ask myself “why I didn’t start sooner”? Thinking about it I would have to say it was a lack of belief in my own abilities. Have you ever thought to yourself, “why try when I just know that it isn’t going to turn out how I am expecting it to?”

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In fact, I’m still surprised that it came out looking like what I intended it to. So, I can officially say that you just have to believe that you can. Do that hard thing you don’t want to do today and believe in yourself. Have the same amount of faith in yourself that those around you have. It could be your parent(s), aunt(s) or uncle(s), your friend(s), or co-worker(s), children(s), or even your pet(s). I know I went overboard with the (s)’s you get the idea. It should be the reflection in the mirror you see every morning while you get ready because…

The only person you need to convince is yourself.

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This week’s practice was the minuscule letter “e”. The letter “e” can be executed utilizing Spencerian principles #2 & #3 the right and left curves. Start on baseline up with the right curve, short, sharp but not pointed turn at x-height into the left curve following the same curve as the minuscule “o” to the baseline, transitioning back into the right curve ending at the x-height. Always helpful to count as you execute the strokes eg. 2,3,2. Take care to not make the top or the “loop” of the e too wide.

I found it easiest to execute the letter “e” in one fell-swoop. It made it easier for me to keep the “loop” tighter and from becoming pointed in anyway. I was rather enthusiastic about this practice page as I found myself going eeee, think of it more like weee. In the words of the late Mitch Hedberg, “That’s what you say when you’re having fun. You refer to yourself and some other people.” Happy practicing.

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