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!
回家嘗試自己寫...... 結果.... 完全不知道從何下手Orz
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!!
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~
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~
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– 紙, 筆, 墨水和學習手冊
jenna(老師) 很用心的寫了每個人的名牌~ 好 • 美 • 呀
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
是說描的都很漂亮啊… 自己free hand寫就頭上三條線…. 痾哈哈
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
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*
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