The ampersand is the logogram '&,' a ligature of cursive letters 'e' and 't,' as shorthand for 'et' which means 'and' in Latin.
For these couple days, I have done idea sketches of ampersands to find one good solid shape for the self initiative lettering project.
After few sketches, I realized that I already built my own ampersand archive! Drawing a letter in diverse styles can be a good practice for hand lettering. And I think it can be a daily challenge to keep myself up to have drawing habit.