After appreciating other talented artists for the last few years, I decided to really set aside time to practice hand lettering. They all have said, "practice daily" but I assumed this is a gift that you either have or you don't. The progress that I have made in just two weeks is a little hard for me to believe, but I'll take it.
There are so many resources that the experts provide for us beginners, such as a list of tried and true tools, tips and practice worksheets. I have found Ian Barnard's worksheets incredibly helpful, these worksheets walk you step-by-step on drawing serif letters.
Also, subscribe for freebies with MakeMediaCo. and a great instructional booklet for brush lettering is emailed right away.
After a semi-expensive trip to hobby lobby and a few practice coloring sessions with my 3 year old, this is where I'm at now. I know I have a ways to go; the kerning, spacing, character heights are all far from perfect. But as the quote I lettered says, "be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire," I'll continue on because creativity does just that for me.