Tuesday, January 27, 2015

red apple

I started chapter 2 yesterday.
unit 4 adds "P" "B" "V" "F" "SH" "CH" & "J" and a bunch more brief forms to my vocabulary.

I feel kind of giddy, there are so many more things I can write now!
(although I will definitely need a lot more practice to get the new shapes down and memorize everything.)

Red apple

key after the jump.
(As always, if you know Gregg and spot a mistake, please let me know.)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

grey cat

the gray cat shorthand

Coming up on the end of chapter one. A little nonsensical due to the limited vocabulary, but getting better. Still need to work on my penmanship.
(if you know shorthand and you spot a mistake, please feel free to let me know so I can fix it)

key after the jump.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I can knit...

I can knit

can you read it?
(just started unit two, I hope I wrote this right...)
key below the jump

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Week One / Unit One

 unit one shorthand practice

I finished up unit one today.

I spent a lot of time trying to draw the forms properly, especially ar/al and ac/ag. I can read pretty well, but the shapes don't stick in my head when it comes to writing. I'm painfully slow at writing, and have trouble remembering the letters and proper way to attach letters and vowels. I think I'll have to pay better attention to writing and form shapes in coming weeks.

Despite all this I'm still enjoying myself, It's only been a week and I'm still making a lot of progress. I've known for a while that I'm better at learning to read than to 'spell' so I knew this would probably be a problem, and the best way to counter it is to copy more and practice, practice, practice! I'm taking pictures and keeping my notes to compare as I go along so I can see how much progress I'm making.

shorthand practice 1-4-15