The days when it was possible to make a few extra dollars doing show cards are long over. But drawing type and letters should not be allowed to atrophy. So, get those drafting tools, Speed Balls, brushes, and India inks out of the closet and get back to making alphabets the old-fashioned way. I’m not saying carve inscriptions in stone, but learning to draw letters will, so they say, make you a better person. DIY! DIY! DIY!
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