Friday, October 5, 2012

Arts and Crafts Week!

Since Saturday I've been binging on arts and crafts activities because I needed to counter all the left-brain stuff I've been doing lately including a failed attempt at finishing a Finance course in Coursera (more on that next time). 

Watercolor Crafternoon

Alessa taught us the basics of using watercolor, fed us yummy food care of Pino, and even live-streamed the first half of the ADMU-DLSU basketball game. Even though the place was packed, the vibe was laid-back and everyone was so into experimenting with their watercolor sets. 

Rubbercut Printing

I went to CraftMnl in The Collective on a quiet Sunday afternoon to learn rubbercut printing from Fara Manuel.  It took me quite a while to finish engraving my design but I was really happy how it turned out. I only noticed that my wrists were in pain after 2 hours! I'm planning to frame one of the prints and display it at home.

Calligraphy Date

My friend Alex graciously offered to teach me calligraphy when I told her the class I wanted to attend was already full. She even brought supplies including my own nib! Thank you again for teaching me and for the company, Alex :) I promise I'll practice regularly!

Pimping up my earphones (work in progress)

I don't like my earphones getting all tangled up in my bag so I'm always in the look out for nice cord organizers. So when I saw this on Pinterest, I had to do it. It's not yet done because I only do it while watching TV or while my husband is playing with his PS3. I think I've had that yarn for more than 5 years!

Watched a documentary about Helvetica 

Most of us take typography for granted but it can influence how your work is perceived. For example, you wouldn't  use Comic Sans when you are presenting in front of a roomful of bankers unless you don't want to be taken seriously. Helvetica is perhaps the most used typeface in the whole world and this documentary showed why it is such an appealing font. 

Oh, and look at what my wonderful husband gave me!

I've been eyeing this for a long time and C probably sensed my desperation so one night he came home with these. <3

I think my arts and crafts week isn't done yet. My dad and I already scheduled an art supplies shopping date this weekend. He IS the artist in this family so he can help me out with picking some stuff. Yay!

No comments:

Post a Comment