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Day 258 by my lovely aunt, Gloria Smelko, who’s celebrating her birthday today!

"Cursive writing has always been a love of mine. From a very young age the art of writing a ribbon of letters was like drawing a picture. Every stroke would convey a feeling. Hard and short strokes could show excitement or anger while long rounded and flowing strokes would give a feeling of love, friendship or sadness. To know that this art form will one day be lost saddens me. Its fluid letters and numbers will become an ancient form of communication to young people who are no longer taught how to write letters in cursive and thereby will not be able to read it either. Computers have given us an abundance of fonts to choose from with scripts and italics that try to copy cursive letters but true cursive writing is unique in every letter and as individual as the person writing it."

Day 258 by my lovely aunt, Gloria Smelko, who’s celebrating her birthday today!

"Cursive writing has always been a love of mine. From a very young age the art of writing a ribbon of letters was like drawing a picture. Every stroke would convey a feeling. Hard and short strokes could show excitement or anger while long rounded and flowing strokes would give a feeling of love, friendship or sadness. To know that this art form will one day be lost saddens me. Its fluid letters and numbers will become an ancient form of communication to young people who are no longer taught how to write letters in cursive and thereby will not be able to read it either. Computers have given us an abundance of fonts to choose from with scripts and italics that try to copy cursive letters but true cursive writing is unique in every letter and as individual as the person writing it."

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Day 245 by Sean Vecchione | seanvec.com | @seanvec
Today is the unofficial first day of fall, the day after Labor Day here in the states, so I went with am abrupt, dark, hopefully foreboding start to autumn. Also - no white after Labor Day!Gabriel Byrne from Miller’s Crossing is standing behind the 4. This is a still from a very important scene in that film, which is one my favorites and reminds me of the upcoming season.

Day 245 by Sean Vecchione | seanvec.com | @seanvec

Today is the unofficial first day of fall, the day after Labor Day here in the states, so I went with am abrupt, dark, hopefully foreboding start to autumn. Also - no white after Labor Day!

Gabriel Byrne from Miller’s Crossing is standing behind the 4. This is a still from a very important scene in that film, which is one my favorites and reminds me of the upcoming season.

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