I have this little issue. It has plagued me since I was a tween.

 

I am an obsessive compulsive doodler.

If I have a pen and paper, I am done. My entire life, notebooks have been covered in scribbles ranging from hearts to bubble letters to that 9 dot game where you have to connect the dots without crossing lines… even in college. I rarely payed attention in class because I was too busy perfecting my corner cluster of stars. My mom once said that giving me a pen was like giving a murderer a loaded gun because I destroy everything within reach. Morbid? Yes. And totally true.

 

Sidebar: Do you know my friend Amanda? She is awesome. She makes delicious food and takes amazing photos and also offers a bunch of fun FREE handwriting fonts on her blog. I know. I think she is my soul mate too.

 

Anywho… I draw freaky hearts all over my possessions. Now you know.

 

Amanda had an incredible idea to help the tornado victims in Alabama. She had a few of her blog friends submit their handwriting, then she worked her magic and made them into fonts! Totally cool. Totally wizard-like. Totally something I couldn’t do.

 

I love, love, love this idea since I am obsessed with handwriting and fancy fonts. You can get fabulous fonts from all of these awesome bloggers:

Bridget – Bake at 350
Amanda – I am Baker
Rachael – La Fuji Mama
Ashley – Make It and Love It
Sara – Our Best Bites
Jenny – Picky Palate
Rachael – Rachael Rossman
Layla – The Lettered Cottage
Cheryl – Tidy Mom
Maria – Two Peas and Their Pod

 

You can now download my handwriting… cool, right? You can write your term paper or a love note or your grocery list or your work resignation or your super private diary entry with my handwriting, which would be like me writing it but it’s really you writing it but it just looks like me writing it. Wait… what?

 

I even drew you this cupcake for when you get hungry. 

 

It is calorie free, just like all the cupcakes I bake. Me = artist.

 

If you love the fonts, consider making a donation to Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa, a group who has organized an all volunteer state-wide effort to provide food, shelter, clothing to thousands of people around Alabama affected by the April 27th tornadoes. And thanks to Amanda!

 

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    Brittany — May 13, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    So cool!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — May 13, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    What a neat idea!

    (and good job on that cupcake!)

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles — May 13, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    So cool! I totally wish I could turn my writing into a font :D

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — May 13, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    That IS so so cool!!! I’m totally going to check it out. Thanks Jess!

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    Beth @ Persnickety Hall — May 13, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    Oh i adore Amanda’s site and fonts! And i have to say, your font is so cute! Totally snagged it.

    Great idea ya’ll! :)

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    Kelly — May 13, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    So cool!!! I went and downloaded the fonts!!!

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    Gen — May 13, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    what an awesome idea!!!!!! I’ll definitely be downloading new fonts!!!!

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    Kelly — May 13, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    That is really fun. At work we handwrite our names for our name tag and mine is my first name with a little smiley cupcake and a cherry on top.

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    Kat @ Living Like the Kings — May 13, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    I love her fonts! I use them in my blog! :) on a sidenote, they just did some kinda study that proved that doodlers are happier. CRAZY

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    Angela — May 13, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    So cool!!! I love her fonts!!

    Have you heard of the Doodle Daily? This guy is a doodler too, and has posted a doodle everyday for over 650 days!! http://thedoodledaily.com/

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — May 13, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    I saw this on Amanda’s site last night and INSTANTLY!!!! knew yours! :)

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    Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit — May 13, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    what a fun idea!

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — May 13, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    uh ohhh another procrastinaing thing for me to do :) I cannot wait!

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    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — May 13, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    I saw that post—you all have such nice handwriting!!!

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    Rebecca — May 13, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    Thank you for doing this and for mentioning Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa. I live in AL and am minutes away from where some of the tornadoes hit. The church I work at has been working with TFT on donation drives and they truly are doing some amazing things to reach out to people who need help right now!

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    The Teenage Taste — May 13, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    I just clicked the link and decided that I want to download all of the different font styles. I love your handwriting Jess! :-D

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    Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous — May 13, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    I came across Amanda’s site last weekend…probably through Sweet Eats! I totally want to turn my handwriting into a font…love yours too Jessica!

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — May 14, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    That is awesome!! I love your handwriting- I always wish I had cool print. I’m a cursive girl all the way, and my print is just weird looking!

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    Maria — May 14, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    I am actually a fellow toomer in other words I go to Auburn University and have many friends from Tuscaloosa. Thank you so much for mentioning it in your blog. They have done so many amazing things and to see two huge rivals unite is fascinating! Keep baking I love reading!

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    Lisa {smart food and fit} — May 14, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    I love doodling, art was my favorite subject in school. I wanted to be an artist when I was a kid. It’s funny to see my son do the same, he loves to doodle and draw on everything. His teacher’s get mad because he spends too much time on drawing than on his writing! :)
    I’ll check out the free fonts, I definitely need some fun fonts on my site! Have a great doodley doo day! :)

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    chutneyandspice — May 15, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    Not sure my handwriting would make a very pretty font – my husbands would be even worse. Such a lovely idea for a good cause.

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    chelon — May 16, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    that is a wonderful idea! thanks for spreading the word. a good portion of my family is in alabama, and amazingly had very little damage. (devastation all around them, within blocks, but they emerged relatively unscathed). i live in nashville and escaped the floods last year unharmed and with no damage to hearth or home. volunteering has been my way of showing how thankful i am that i and mine have been so lucky, and to help those that didn’t manage to come out as well. it’s awesome that people so far removed from the devastation are trying to help too! thank you all!

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