It's a priveledge to have such amazing people in my life and an honor to be part of theirs. The last couple weeks have been a reminder of all things cosmic. Live this one life.
I chose to letter something short, but significant. I kicked off keeping contrast in mind. The original weight range was too dramatic so I tried to even out the stroke weights, but there are significant imperfections and forced curves. It's been quite a learning experience and I fully intend to continue refining. In my fear to start a new sketch, I started focusing on the decorations rather than the letter-forms. I'll muster the courage and start a new one soon :)
Open to hearing your thoughts. Thanks everyone, Cheers!