I don't know if it is perfectionism, or being a girl, or what, but I have a tendency to be a little obsessive when it comes to handwriting and though I realize I don't have horrible handwriting I know I don't have beautiful handwriting. I remember from a small age admiring my dear friend Kelsie Donleycott's handwriting. It seemed no matter how hard I tried or how long I practiced my handwriting never looked as artistic as hers.
In fourth grade however my shining moment came. At my school each student was required to cover their books to protect them. Most everyone used kraft colored grocery bags to cover them and then we would spend much of our time after that doodling all over them. I had long been practicing "bubble letters" and somehow my bubble letters seemed to be outstanding enough that they had gotten the popular group's attention!! I was then commissioned to doodle on several of their kraft covered book with my doodle letters.
Maybe that was the beginning of my design career. At any rate, I, to this day, obsess over people that have naturally artistic looking handwriting.
To further exhaust the topic of handwriting, I found a few related things on the internet that I thought were fun.
1. This article displays skilled typographers handwriting. Turns out that a lot of typographers don't have that great of handwriting either no matter how beautiful of a typeface they design.
2. This silly quiz. These were my results:
What Your Handwriting Says About You
You are a fairly energetic person. You know how do pace yourself, and you deal well with stress.
You are reserved and not very outgoing. You are deeply thoughtful and introspective. You have a lot of control over your actions and emotions.
You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.
You need a bit of space in your life, but you're not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.
You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.
You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.