So I haven't put up a new post in almost 2 months, but for good reasons. I was busy juggling a couple of things in April and may have spread myself too thin while doing so, but all's good and I'm back now!
I’ve always wanted to pick up brush lettering but never found the time to do so. A couple weeks ago, my cousin and I spent the afternoon over at Naiise’s Orchard Gateway space learning the fundamentals of brush lettering and floral illustrations from the best teacher – Dora!
One reason why I never learnt brush lettering/calligraphy even after such a long time of wanting to do so was because it seemed so difficult. But this 2-in-1 session was definitely an easy way for beginners like me to pick up brush lettering and have fun!
We spent almost the first half of the session practicing strokes and working on the techniques Dora shared with us. Throughout the session, Dora was very patient and with more (a lot more) practice I’m sure I’ll be able to eventually write something, hopefully in time for Mother’s Day so I can give her a handwritten card. You’ll be surprised to know that there’s actually no secret to brush lettering except keeping your brush upright and controlling the strokes well.
The last hour was spent decorating our own cakes with cake toppers. Since I felt more confident in drawing than writing, I did my best attempt at drawing flowers and creating a garden party. At the end, we took home worksheets for additional practice and a well-decorated cake, if I may say so myself!
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