This fine type of writing is fast becoming extinct because we are 'stuck' teaching the children 'keyboarding' and no one has time to teach penmanship any longer.
AND their spelling is dying due to 'Tweets' and 'messaging' shortcuts! I may just have to stab myself with a fountain pen or drown myself in my inkwell and end it all!!!!
I don't mind seeing penmanship die out - it's pretty much useless. Sure, it looks great, but people don't need it anymore
Back when I was in school, the teachers made us write individual letters in fancy script - but some of them were real hard to tell apart. For example, the capital L can look like a capital S if you do it badly.
Later, I decided this was stupid, and switched to my own style - one where each letter is easy to tell apart from the rest.
If the teachers had just taught us THAT in school, I could have avoided a whole lot of trouble with teachers and parents alike!