I've began to observe my surroundings in the classroom more and more as I've become older. This year I noticed that my habit of ensuring my handwriting is legible and neat has gone quite a bit over the top when you consider they are only classroom notes.
I also have started noticing that people habitually use the same pen over and over again until it is either out of ink or they lose it. That has been the case with me however considering I prefer to write using a classic piston filling fountain pen I am sure to not lose it. Yikes if I did as my newer pens cost quite a bit when compared to a ball-point pens which are a fraction of the price.
Do any of you share this little oddity with me? I feel I may be taking this a step far by considering it calligraphy as I've never formally set out to purely create calligraphy, however my normal writing is an italic hand with clearly defined lettering patterns and accents.
What say you on your handwriting/ penmanship?
Is penmanship truly a lost and dead art?