A while back I got this copperplate calligraphy instruction book by Eleanor Winters. After flipping through it, I realized I would need one of those funky-looking oblique pens to achieve the super skinny and big fat lines characteristic of copperplate. I just got the pen, and it’s so strange! Using it is like learning to write all over again. I now have even higher respect for the calligraphy-saavy. I’m plagued by wobbly letters, but I really like dipping the pen in the ink. I pretend I’m signing the Declaration of Independence every time I dip. Eleanors’ book looks great, but I’m not sure how much I’ll use it except for learning the technical stuff like how to hold the pen, what kind of ink to use, etc… I think I want to make up my own way to write with this funny pen, rather than learn somebody else’s way. Any objections?