|This is practice of the basic strokes. I love how it ended up looking kind of like a messy pattern.|
|My first attempt at doing the alphabet free handed (as opposed to tracing). Little wonky.|
One of the hardest things for me is relearning how to hold the pen. Somehow, as a misguided/rebellious third grader, I developed a really bizarre way of holding pens where my thumb hangs over the top of the pen and wiggles as I'm writing. It's pretty weird, but it works for me. I think its one reason I can write in really tiny handwriting and make detailed doodles. But it just won't work with a calligraphy pen because I would bend the nib and the ink wouldn't come out.
|Still some work to do but still improving :o)|