Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentine Flag

One of our company's Valentine Contet this year is to make a valentine flag made of 1/2 Red Board Paper. As part of the committee who organized the event, I tried mu absolute best to tone my entry down. To avoid biases haha!

So here's the flag I made:

I made a paper cut heart with my family's names on it - Marc (my husband), my name (Pats), and Aimee (our daughter). And since I was watching the new Game Of Thrones trailer earlier this week, I got inspired to make or house banner LOL. Here's what I did:

I added some ribbons to kind of make it flowy. I wanted to add glitter paint, but I had no time and it won't be "toned down" anymore.

Hope to win PHP500.00! Haha!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

How I Got interested in Calligraphy

When I was in high school, I've always had a knack for doodling on the pages of my notebook. Usually they are letterings of interesting words from my teacher. I think it kind of helped me breeze through those four gruelling years because writing them down in facy fonts made me remember them more (For example, I clearly remember writing the words "Pythagorean Theorem" such that until now, I can still remember that A square + B square equals C square). Lol!

When I saw so many lovely works on instagram, I really wanted to try it out. I started with brush / calligraphy pens and did simple lettering at first. I think I did OK, but I need some practice. 

Here's my first piece

Then I wanted to try the classic calligraphy tools. But it turns out it's more difficult than I thought. I guess I really need more practice. And so here I set up this blog to kind of document my practice sessions and see ny improvoement (if any) in the future. I'm also lookong at attending workshops but they are just too darn expensive :( Plus I don't have the time because of mothehood duties. Maybe someday. I hope so. :)

My first decent take using pointed pen calligraphy. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

First Post!

Hello there!

This marks as my first post in this blog. :) Some of the things you can expect here are:
- Calligraphy & Lettering
- Paper Cutting
- DIY Tutorials
- Photoshop / Digital Works

Hope you enjoy your stay!