While Kevin McFadden sees the pairing of his Lamy Studio fountain pen and a Rhodia Webbie as a match made in heaven, he is asking if there are any better options for lefties. One of his New Year resolutions was to transform what he refers to as his “historically terrible handwriting” (which I don’t think is bad at all) into something more legible and easier to read.
My thoughts on the subject:
1. Try a Quo Vadis Habana. The Habana is different than the Webbie in that it has a somewhat flexible cover and will open/lie a little bit flatter than a Webbie. On the flip side, the Habana does not come in a dotGrid format and the three available sizes are not the same as what is available in the Webbie. The paper is 85g versus 90g in the Webbie. (You can peruse the entire Exaclair catalog here.)
2. Use a dotWebbie… Whoops. You’re already doing that. Okay then, how about using a separate 6×8″ dotPad to specifically to work on your handwriting?
3. Try working on some simple breathing exercises – something along the lines of “Breathing in…two…three…breathing out…two… three” (in through the nose, out through the mouth) Being mindful of one’s breath can help the mind to be fully relaxed and present while slowly and deliberately writing out the words to a favorite quote. (Try keeping a tablet or notebook solely for this purpose.)
To our lefty readers- or to anyone who has worked to improve their handwriting. Any additional suggestions for Kevin?
Image above courtesy of Kevin.