I learned something new this week at the office. As an International Women’s Day Event, our unit’s employee engagement champion organized several small activities for us women. One session focused on : the Calligraphy, Watercolor, and Typography lessons. I am glad to share bits of the experience. After all this blog is about working women (or even men!) like me who finds and share their passions, finds life balance and just sharing positivity through experiences like different lifestyle non-work activities.
First off, Rachel taught us how to do Calligraphy. I am not good at doing artsy stuff haha and this includes calligraphy. But, I always want to learn something new and at least try doing new things. I must say doing those strokes require patience aside from talent hehe. I am so amazed at my office friends’ talent! I was just acually there for the fun and food haha kidding! But seriously, it is a good form of de-stressing and a nice way to discover our own style.
I personally loved the watercolor segment. Maybe because my not-for-arts strength are not evident haha. It’s like playing with colors and designs. I just love mixing and experimenting the colors which is so amusing. Thanks to Mitchi for sharing styles and techniques on playing up the colorful designs which can be used as a background for calligraphy styled words.
Then, Lish taught us about Typography or the art of putting or organizing words and other characters together. She talked about the Do’s and Dont’s. I have learned about how important Kerning is or the spacing of characters. I use Canva for my blog and Instagram account sometimes so this is a big help.
It was a noon/afternoon gathering full of fun and new learning.
Have you learned something new lately? Share about them through the comments below.