Here is my sketch and first attempt. I wanted to use a printed fabric for the background but decided this was too busy. Also quickly realized that plastic embroidery hoops aren't the best, I felt like the fabric was slipping through the frame and losing tension because of how smooth it is.
I was able to find awesome modern calligraphy practice worksheets (they remind me of learning how to write my name in elementary school):
Brush calligraphy was an afterthought, since my handwriting on its own isn't terrible, but I'd love to use it for future projects... I still need a lot of practice. Can't wait to embroider all the things!! I think it will be a huge part of my Spring after I finish up some big cosplay projects <3