Even as a kid, I had a tendency to drift off with my thoughts in the middle of class and one way I kept myself glued to the discussion was to write and doodle on the sides of the book pages. This went on until college — I wrote on textbooks, notebooks, reviewers, flyers and once, even the back of my test paper. You see, we were required to write an algorithm for which I only had 1 line as my answer. I had 45 minutes to spare and a whole page to fill.
Then the digital age came and everything was done on the computer — even doodles and design. For a while, I forgot about my pens and notebooks. Thank God for hipsters bringing up their so-called authenticism (don’t shoot me!), DIYs, crafts and designs done by hand came back. ❤️
My 2013-2014 was about mastering my know-how on flowers. This year, I thought I should try learning calligraphy and try going back to hand lettering.
Step 1: Attend workshops. It was such fun to have learned from Abbey Sy! In perfect timing, she just launched her book a few months back and I was already well enough to go out after giving birth. Man oh man, do I have a lot of catching up to do. With Abbey’s very detailed workshop (& book) though, at least starting was easier. It was a super added bonus that she was their to show us how she would have done it and provide her guidance.
And the kit from Joan & Klaire is just amazeballs (I used that work in our exercise! LOL) — they make sure to make such wonderful materials that inspire us to create, create, create. I mean, look at that hard bound dotted book, the canvass for our final activity and that yummy leather case. After the workshop, I felt like a kid with such enthusiasm, carrying my writing goodies. (Yes, I am a nerd like that.)
red electro-pleated dress, thrifted | black ankle booties, cotton on | teal bag, parfois | layered necklaces, forever new | white brinmed floppy hat, cotton on