Few weeks ago while contemplating on how I will spend my “birth month”, I suddenly saw some several posts from BDJ’s Ig account. At first, I just scanned through those until I saw a post stating that they are offering Calligraphy Workshop.
It caught my attention because I’ve been looking for a Calligraphy workshop. I got interested with it months ago, but lost the drive because I didn’t know the basics and, I’m too lazy to watch Youtube Videos related to this craft. Haha.
Lo and behold, upon logging in to our office computer, I immediately opened my account at ilovebdj, ordered a workshop pass, then poof!
Actually, I’ve never been into workshops like these. I am hesitant to shell out some moolah for this kind of stuff, you know. But since, it’s my “Birth Month”, I just pursued and considered this as a gift for myself. 🙂
Fast forward to the special day:
Day 1 – October 21, 2017
Since my workshop starts at 1PM, I left our house at around 10:30 AM. Luckily, I was able to arrive at 12NN, earlier than expected. So I went straight to the venue, and I almost got lost! It’s been a while since I visited EDSA Shangrila Mall.
I was overwhelmed with the crowd! Haha
I immediately went to registration area to get my stuff and roamed around the venue while waiting for my workshop to start.
Day 1 Potato Corner loot 🙂
Fruit tea by Basilur. Tastes good!
The venue is quite cramped though. But it’s fine with me.
Take a pose with your favorite brand! Paying homage to Goldilocks! Haha
While I’m enjoying the free snacks, I took a glance at the Talk area, and actually, if you’re strong enough to just stand at the side, you can actually get to listen to talks for free. Haha.
Each of their Guru Talks costs 100 Php
There’s also a spot called “Pin Your Dreams” wherein you can write your dreams on a piece of paper and post in on their wall.
I’m not creative but atleast I tried 😂
CALLIGRAPHY 101 by Miss Leah Ang
Few minutes before 1PM, I went to the Workshop area to get a good seat. The organizers welcomed me and gave me this workshop kit:
Which contains some stuff from their sponsors (I’ll show you later) and some art materials needed for the workshop.
A clipboard with practice sheets, calligraphy pens, stickers, etc..
The level of my excitement increased as I saw these babies because SA WAKAS, LEGIT CALLIGRAPHY TOOLS. hahaha
Miss Leah Ang of @calligraphylovemnl and Admin of CalligrafriendsPH
We started of with basic strokes. I was amazed because I really have little idea about calligraphy. And then those basic strokes were like, “SO BASIIIIIC! ” hahaha yeah ikr!
May kasama pang nginig yan haha jusko.
I was able to follow a bit, but my hand doesn’t seem to cooperate. Anyway, as Miss Leah said, practice practice practice.
My favorite part was the color blending part
Pagbigyan, Day 1 ko pa lang hahq
Expectations vs Reality LOL
Miss Leah gave each of us participants a fansign, err names made by her. She said that it took her almost 30mins per name. What a great effort!!
Seriously, I had so much fun from this workshop. By the way, here’s a group photo that I got from BDJ’s Ig account:
Follow miss Leah at @calligraphylovemnl and if you’re interested with Calligraphy, you can join CalligrafriendsPH group. 🙂
DAY 2 – Oct 22, 2017
We got into an emergency last sunday midnight so I had a little sleep before I went to the event.
Day two was dedicated for Design Your Dreamboard and Brush Calligraphy Workshop. But before anything else, i grabbed again some snacks.
Day 2 Potato Corner loot.
While roaming around, I suddenly bumped into this girl
She’s so nice and friendly! We had a short pep talk about Taiwan adventures; well, that’s the initial topic I had in mind when I saw her. Hahaha. Her FB videos are our inspirations when we went to Taiwan. Hihi.
Day two was not jam packed as compared to yesterday, so I took the chance to take a photo from their Photo booth.
Also, I went to Design Your Feather Bookmark Booth while killing time.
I was not prepared for this actually. LOL
Here’s the finished product:
I told yah! I’m not prepared haha
I was not able to take a photo of it during the event so there.
DESIGN YOUR OWN DREAMBOARD
I knew some friends who actually make their own dreamboards. The first time I had my BDJ Planner, I wasn’t able to make one.
It’s nice that they have this booth, and offers a lot of stuff like art materials, magazines, and some cool stickers.
I was not able to finish on time but here’s my dreamboard. Try to not laugh 😂
I put Solenn and Nico because Nico is actually Husband Goals hahaha
BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY by SCRIBE
So yes, I added another workshop, a calligraphy workshop again.
Got another workshop kit aaaandd….. Yay for the Sharpies!!!
I thought it will be kinda different from yesterday’s worskhop, like it will be some sort of a watercolor calligraphy.
Sadly, it’s not.
It’s just another basic calligraphy, but I still listened. Lol. Anyway, the other participants were newbies like me, and I was able to share what I learned from yesterday’s workshop. 🙂
I practiced my strokes and lettering while the speaker assisted the other participants.
After the workshop, I went to their Crafts booth and bought these babies:
I hope my drive to do calligraphy will not cease. LOL
Before I left the venue, off to my 3rd and 4th Potato Corner. A participant yesterday gave her day 2 fries, and someone from the Design Your Dreamboard booth gave us also another stub. Hahaha.
Potato Corner is our all time favorite, right? 😀
I also got a cotton candy sponsored by Wacoal and some drinks and yogurt. No photos though.
These stuff are from event sponsors. Thank you!
I really did enjoyed my first time experience at the BDJ Launch Weekend. Aside from all the loots and giveaways that I got, the most valuable part was I got to talk with the other bellas. I admit that I am a shy type of person (well, kinda), but this time I braved myself and went to the event all by myself!
Got to meet some bellas who are regulars of this kind of event. I am so happy that I was able to laugh and share my smiles to them.
And I felt girly girly after the event. Hahahaha
Thank you so much Belle De Jour and Viviamo!Inc for making this event happen!
Thank you also for all the sponsors 🙂
I’m excited to get my 2018 BDJ Planner!