Some days the daily lettering actually has another purpose besides just practice. As it does today. These are four of a bunch of thank-you notes I wrote today. I was way behind.
I also finished a commission. I may show an image of it in a month or so, when it's no longer a surprise to the recipient. I'll give you a hint, though: it's a poem that is requested often. I think I did it the first time in 1986, and have probably done it every other year, on average, since then. It's long and oh so androcentric. I was quite pleased with the way this iteration turned out.