Suzanne Perez Tobias wrote a story in the Wichita Eagle about learning to chronicle her life in childhood diaries. She posted these on Facebook, and included one in the story. These are included here with her permission.
Read the story here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/06/12/2844643/diaries-offer-windows-into-our.html
This is from Deb During Debworks Brown, who is the Executive Director at Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce in Iowa and Chief Marketing Officer at Debworks. This map was drawn for the Webster City Area's "Summer Nights" festival coming up on June 14. It just goes to show that sometimes an old-fashioned piece of paper and some colored pens do the trick.
This beautiful vintage handwriting is from The Graphics Fairy, who has posted it for people to use in their artwork. It's from Amsterdam and postmarked 22 September 1903. I ran across this through pinterest and was immediately struck by the beautiful handwriting. Thank you to The Graphics Fairy, and please go check out that site for all sorts of interesting art ideas.