It is a lot of fun Gennie. If you have a lot of patience and are really good at painting then it’s pretty easy to become good at it. There are a lot of books out there, which is what I used to get started. I think the most difficult challenge is getting use to the pressure you have to put on the nib to get the flow of the ink just right. Another challenge for me is that I am left-handed so I have to be careful not to smudge the ink as I am writing.