日誌diary • mon voir // calligraphy workshop @ wayfare 美式書法 寫字的藝術


上禮拜六和可愛的charmaine一起去了mon voir的calligraphy workshop!

忘記是從什麼時候開始, 我就對calligraphy充滿了愛慕與憧憬...
就是覺得它超級美麗又有藝術感

常常在網路上看別人寫  都看得我臉紅心跳的哈哈哈,
心裡想著要是我也能寫出漂亮的calligraphy該有多好!
(甚至連新的刺青都想要刺美麗的字啊! lol)
 

我試著在網路上尋找tutorial, 也到michaels買了很簡陋的筆
(結果老師一上課就說不要去michaels買筆因為品質很差LOL)
回家嘗試自己寫...... 結果.... 完全不知道從何下手Orz  
好不容易下了手又覺得很卡 然後寫的超醜..
寫兩三次之後我就完全放棄了...

接著開始想  是否該去個workshop會學比較快?
畢竟有人教就是有差, 就跟我學韓文一樣
但查到的知名calligrapher workshop不是遠得要命就是貴得要死…. 本人只好再一次放棄Orz


But! 雖然小小放棄了一陣子 但並沒有心死!!  
前陣子某天在fb看到avon貼她自己寫的calligraphy (寫得很棒啊)
又再度點燃我心中的火苗~~  立馬問她是在哪學的?  她說是mon voir  

我去了mon voir網站看… 어머! workshop價錢比我以前查到的便宜很多啊!!  所以當下就報名了~  
還邀了可愛小巨人charmaine一起去!  (開心燦爛笑)
 


me and charmaine spent our saturday morning attending a calligraphy workshop by mon voir last week! can't recall when was the first time i encountered calligraphy, but i was indeed amazed & captured by the beauty of it... modern calligraphy is just so neat and gorgeous!

i often looked through other people's calligraphy works online and my heart will beats so fast! haha! and secretly thinking it'd be so awesome if i could write beautifully like they do one day. (i even want my new tattoo to be calligraphy! lol) 

back in the days, i tried searching for tutorials and went to michaels to get calligraphy pen set (and jenna *our instructor* just told us do not get calligraphy pen from michaels coz they are not well made! hahaha) 
i tried writing it at home but end up being so confused & the letters were miserable lol. after a few times, i just gave up. then i started to think..maybe i should go to a workshop? so i could learn it right? coz after all it is still better to have an instructor when you want to learn something, at least to me. just like how i learned korean. however, the workshops that i found were either too far or too expensive... so i gave up again. (sad face)

but!! although i gave up for a while, my heart wasn't dead! not long ago i saw avon's calligraphy post on facebook (it was pretty!) and that just ignited the fire for calligraphy in my heart again!! right away i asked her which workshop did she go? she told me it's mon voir

i looked up mon voir website.... and wow the price was way less than the ones i found before! so i signed up immediately~! also invited my cute tiny giant - charmaine to join me! yay~ 

workshop辦在costa mesa的wayfare,
wayfare是一個很酷的community
開放給大家在他們非常有設計感的空間裡開會喝咖啡, 或是辦活動等等, 還有小間office出租

那裡的一切我都好喜歡!! 尤其是woolsey的手工桌子!
而且不時也有自己舉辦的活動像是水彩品酒夜(邊畫水彩邊喝酒) 是不是超讚!!
我想我以後還會參加其他活動的 –w-

 

the workshop was held at wayfare in costa mesa, which is a community for people to co-work, mingle, also for workshops or conferences. they even have private offices for rent. i absolutely love everything about it! the idea and the actual space are amazing! especially the handmade tables by woolsey...oh dear i just wanna put one in our house! 

they also have their own events from time to time like "watercolor and wine night", isn't it just sounds fabulous? i bet i'll be going there again in the future... :D 

workshop費用已經包括材料, , 墨水和學習手冊
jenna(老師) 很用心的寫了每個人的名牌好 • 美 •   

她介紹了一下自己是怎麼開始接觸calligraphy, 
以及一些基本知識  像是不同的筆頭, 紙的材質, 和墨水調法之類的


然後就開始畫線條嘍沾墨水的那瞬間真的是又緊張又期待!
練習完簡單線條, 就接著描手冊裡jenna寫的字母

是說描的都很漂亮啊… 自己free hand寫就頭上三條線…. 痾哈哈
真的需要花大量時間練習! (我會努力擠出時間的….)

 

the kit set (pen, ink, papers, and a guidebook) was included in the fee. jenna was so sweet, she wrote our name cards one by one, and they are b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. 

she talked about how she started writing, and briefly went through the basic knowledge about calligraphy, like the differences between each nibs, paper types, and how to mix your own ink...etc. 

then it's time for practice. seriously i was sooo excited + nervous when i dipped my pen in that ink jar! we started with simple lines & circles. drew so many 7s and Vs... haha (it's fun). after doing that for a while, i began to trace the letters from jenna's guidebook. in fact the traced ones were pretty good, but the free hand ones....ha...i can only say i need tons of practice...! lol 

charmaine寫得好漂亮~  
認真的樣子更是無敵迷人!!  wakaka  (偷親)

charmaine writes beautifully! and her being is even more beautiful than the letters when she's in her concentration mode~  *kiss*
 

三個小時一下就過了, 依依不捨得離開wayfare~
charmaine去吃了拉麵&烤牛舌飯 (yum)


準備這個周末去買紙, 要開始練習啦!! 
說什麼都要寫出美美的calligraphy! (充滿鬥志)

希望我的新刺青可以是自己寫的呀….. ㅋㅋ

 

3 hours gone by so fast, we left wayfare around noon and headed to mitsuwa for lunch. (ramen & beef tongue, yum!) 

i'll probably go get some papers this weekend and start practicing my writings at home~ hopefully it'll get better and i'll be able to design my own calligraphy tattoo! hehe