My friend at Haff It Your Way was kind and patient and allowed me to practice on her. For my "guinea pig" piece, I think it turned out pretty well! We worked together and communicated through MANY messages to design this piece especially for her. I saw this as a personal challenge and opportunity for growth. I'm happy that we did this, but I'm still not comfortable to take orders on just yet.
A few other examples of letter work I've done include "Handmade with LOVE" and "h&n". My son's handwritten name has got to be my favorite! Actually, THAT one was fun, probably because it was personal and I wasn't trying to duplicate a specific font. A child's handwriting is very forgiving in carving.