Writing by hand #FridayReflections

Image of my handwriting

After a long time, I was excited by the Friday prompt. It brought back memories of my school days when we only wrote by hand . And we only wrote by pen.

We actually filled book after book of Marion Richardson’s ย writing patterns so that we got the perfect letters while writing Cursive.

Believe it or not, my handwriting used to look like this

Image for Marion Richardson hand writing

Today, I’ve actually written after a long, long time and this is how my handwriting looks now :

Image of my handwriting

Well, I can see my old teachers cringe at this shabby piece of handwriting.

I definitely won’t win the Handwriting Prize for this one, will I? What did you think of this example of my handwriting?

Have you also stopped writing by hand? Do you ย use an ink pen with a nib? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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I am linking this post to Corinne and Sanch’s #FridayReflections.ย 

Proud Mumbai gal who always sees the humour in life. The mum who made banana fritters when all the other mums made cupcakes.

14 Comments

  1. Dashy
    May 11, 2017

    Ahh it’s been a while since I wrote by hand too. The diary used to keep me in touch with pen and paper, but then I found myself an online space for that too, and since typing is so much more convenient I don’t look back at the pen…unless the laptop’s charge runs out that is :p . But the feel is different altogether to write by hand, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Bellybytes
      May 12, 2017

      Glad to see you back Dashy! Of course it’s different writing by hand . You actually enjoy watching the words flow out of your pen.

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  2. Sheethal
    May 11, 2017

    Your handwriting is definitely nice. How much we used to write long back and now, we barely use a pen.
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    1. Bellybytes
      May 12, 2017

      Sigh. That’s true. Apart from signing papers we hardly ever use a pen!

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  3. Dahlia
    May 12, 2017

    Wow! Your handwriting is terrific – mine is terrible ๐Ÿ˜€ I think I would have never started writing if we still had to write by hand ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Bellybytes
      May 12, 2017

      Perhaps…. typing especially cut and paste makes writing that much easier

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  4. The only thing I have handwritten in a long time is either shopping lists, sympathy cards, and notes for classes I have taken. My handwriting has never been good. Your current example is better – your first example from years ago is wonderful! Cursive isn’t even taught in many United States schools anymore – something I deeply oppose.
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    1. Bellybytes
      May 14, 2017

      It’s a shame isn’t it ? I wonder if they teach cursive at all in school these days … I’m going to teach my grandchildren for sure

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  5. Shivi
    May 14, 2017

    Wow.. your handwriting is definitely nice.. Its been while since I write in paper.. I really want to write now after reading yours.. .
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    1. Bellybytes
      May 14, 2017

      Do it . Believe me it’s good for the soul. We get so used to typing that your fingers start cramping after two lines or so….

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  6. Thanks for sharing your handwriting! The first piece looks like calligraphy. I like your current handwriting too. I still write a fair bit and I do have a fountain pen which I use occasionally. I prefer gel/roller ball pens because they are smooth and so easy to write. Thanks for joining in!
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    1. Bellybytes
      May 15, 2017

      It was a prompt too tempting to pass up!

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  7. Vinitha
    May 19, 2017

    I can imagine how well that handwriting of yours must have been in those running letters when you were writing using pen frequently. It is good now too even with less pen usage, Sunita. I love writing with my pen. I do that daily even now. Actually this prompt really tempted me to write and post but I couldn’t finish up the post. I will join next week with my handwriting for Friday reflections as I saw that we can use a prompt from earlier. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    1. Bellybytes
      May 19, 2017

      Yes ๐Ÿ‘€ img forward to that

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