Calligraphy is something I used to play around with when I was younger. Any time an occasion came along that required a greeting card, my father would inevitably slide the envelope and pen my way. Recently, I decided to give the hand-lettering another try (beyond my usual birthday and Christmas cards) with a birth announcement for a friend's new addition.
The verdict? I'm rusty and need to buy paper better suited for the job (I'll think up any excuse to buy paper; I have a problem). That being said, I had fun working on this and will probably keep my pen nibs and ink within reach for a while.