A bullet journal handwriting style
Do you own a bullet journal?
In recent years, many people have taken up bullet journaling and have sworn to this system as a way to organize and build a structured life. I am no different.
To be honest, starting a bullet journal was a bit overwhelming for me, thanks to all the perfectly illustrated journals I would spend hours ogling over on Pinterest and Instagram.
Let’s be honest, We have heard time and again people telling us not to put too much emphasis on how our bullet journal looks like rather, ensuring we use it to serve its purpose.
I agree 100%. But hear me out.
You are only human if you choose both beauty and purpose when it comes to your journaling. In the past, scribbling down my to-do list worked for me and served its purpose just fine.
Sometimes doodling and putting in some artistic features into your bullet journal might be just what you need. Rather than making journaling a mechanical activity, putting in some creativity can act as a stress reliever and even bring out the inner artist in you.
In my quest to do so, I started experimenting with different handwriting styles, especially when writing page titles and headers. And that is how Georgette handwriting style was born.
Georgette style is a monoline handwriting style that can be used with any type of pen, be it a ballpoint pen, a gel pen, an ink pen, a brush pen or even a pencil.
This handwriting style is sort of a hybrid of your everyday handwriting and a fancy calligraphy font. It comes with beginning and ending swashes and practice words to help with muscle memory.
This handwriting style has its own worksheets that include:
- Uppercase letters
- Lowercase letters
- Beginning swashes
- Ending swashes
- All letter connection practice
- Common BuJo practice words
UPPERCASE & LOWERCASE LETTERS
This is the foundation of any lettering form. Once you familiarize yourself with the lowercase and uppercase characters of a given writing style, then it becomes very easy to learn that given style.
The lowercase and uppercase letters usually have a unique pattern across all letters depending on the style. For instance, within this Georgette style, you will notice how the ascenders extend at the beginning of each letter.
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BEGINNING & ENDING SWASH CHARACTERS
You may have come across alternate characters with beginning and ending swashes or seen people use them in their lettering and calligraphy work to provide a randomness and unique decorative element to their usual style.
The beginning and ending swash characters used in this Georgette style is common and very beginner friendly.
ALL LETTER CONNECTIONS
Ever watched a YouTube or Instagram video and admired how someone seamlessly moves from one letter to another with no hesitation and in a smooth fashion?
Muscle memory is to thank for that.
Once you repeat a given writing pattern over and over again, your hand movements become more fluid making it easier for you to recall those writing patterns even days into the future.
That’s the purpose of practicing with various letter combinations.
To wrap it up, common bullet journal words have been included towards the end. These practice words include beginning and end swashes. Plenty of practice space has been provided under each word for you to repeat as many times as you wish.
So, get practicing and enjoy applying this style in your next BuJo spread.