May 31, 2018

Arternoon Tea Event with Stabilo

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It was mid-May when I was invited to an exclusive journaling workshop hosted by Stabilo Philippines. The event was held at Bizu in Greenbelt 2 where Stabilo also showcased their new pastel line of highlighters, pens and pencils. When I got to the event place, I was surprised that the foreign execs and staff of Stabilo had come to visit and take a peek at the Arternoon Tea.

The setup of the place was gorgeous. There was a middle table where participants for the journaling workshop by Aina will be seated.


May 31, 2018

Your Basic Calligraphy Materials

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If you're mildly interested in starting on calligraphy as a hobby then you might want to check out what materials you would need first. This post is intended for just that. Once you've started though, I can assure you that calligraphy is one hobby that you'll really enjoy. You'll learn to appreciate the high quality kinds of paper, the different kinds and colors of calligraphy inks, the zen-like state you'll get into while you practice and the significant improvement in your handwriting.

One of the queries that I always get when I'm teaching calligraphy workshops is if they have bad handwriting to start with, will their calligraphy be bad as well? Taking up calligraphy is like learning how to write all over again and with the proper tools you can be sure that even with only 15 minutes a day, your calligraphy game will improve.


May 31, 2018

My Watercolor Lettering Demo

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Last weekend was pretty busy for me because I did an on-stage watercolor lettering demo at the National Bookstore Back to School Fair for Zig Kuretake. I have long since been a loyal advocate of the brand and I truly love their products. I felt really flattered and honored when I was invited to do a demo for the event and while I've already done workshops myself, I have never done a demo onstage.

My watercolor lettering demo would be using Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors since I was representing the brand Zig. What I was really scared of was that I would get a case of the nerves, aka hand shaking. So on my first day, that's exactly what happened. I was calm, I was composed and yet my hands were shaking. Grrrr, hands. You're not cooperating!
IG Stories grabbed from @nationalbookstore


May 08, 2018

My Ongoing Calligraphy Journey

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If you have been a reader of mine, you may have noticed that I have been on hiatus for quite a number of months. Late last year, I started to concentrate on doing my wedding preparations and I got married in January. Yes I'm married! Then after I got married, I've been dealing with some personal issues, some of which had me doing an inner battle with myself before I could muster up the will to go to work. I lost most of the time and I really felt completely burned out. Of course, with all that stress, I was also fighting a huge creative block. 

My personal mantra lately