I’ve long been a fan of Fonts for Peas, free handwriting fonts at Kevin and Amanda’s blog. People can submit samples of their handwriting and, if Amanda chooses you, she’ll turn your writing into a font and make it a free download on her site. Over a year ago (!), I said I was submitting my handwriting to her “tomorrow.” This did not happen – until some time this summer, when I finally got around to writing out the alphabet – caps, lowercase, punctuation, doodles – and repeating “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” four or five times. I turned in three writing samples – printing, (semi) cursive, and “writing a letter” – the handwriting I use when I am not in such a rush. And that handwriting style was chosen to be turned into a font!
It’s funny – the letters all look like mine individually, but because her font program links certain letters and not others, and I am sure my actual writing is far more random, it ends up looking a bit loopier and girlier than my normal hand. But there’s no doubt it’s me.
And now it’s available here for download – Pea MLE. Cool!