Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Hallmark WorkShop: Calligraphy 101 ~ #LoveHallmarkCA

I had the most wonderful time participating at Hallmark’s Calligraphy workshop at Hopson Grace Store. The workshop ran by Lisa Mavian from PostCalligraphy. It has been decades since I used a calligraphy pen. It was fun learning it all over again but this time I had an instructor. In the past I self taught but even then I think I was doing it all wrong. I had a classmate demonstrating her Calligraphy penmanship that I wanted to give it a try. I got my mom to get me a Calligraphy set/kit. I worked on it for a few weeks and then forgotten about it. This experience was so much different. I was actually dipping a pen into a jar of ink. All I need to do is stick a feather on the pen and I would be writing like Victorian era.

I email and text all the time but I like it when I write out my notes or cards. It is so much more personal and heartfelt when the note is handwritten rather than typed. I always print my letters all the time and during the calligraphy workshop I had to remember my cursive writing. I have to dig into my memories how to do some of the letters.

We practiced with pencil first when writing - light strokes going up and heavy strokes going down. I couldn’t tell when I was using the pencil but once we used the pen, I could see how pretty it looks. I think I am going to start using my calligraphy pen more often to write my notes to the teachers or thank you notes, or even in Hallmark greeting cards.

Before blogging, I use to have a journal that I would write down my thoughts. Once in awhile I still write in my journal. If your mother enjoys writing and/or loves to send out hand written notes, think of Hallmark when looking for your Mother’s Day gift. Hallmark has a great selection of blank books and stationeries and other items they might enjoy.  Don't forget to stop by to pick up a card for Mother's Day.

*Disclosure - I am apart of Hallmark Press Pause Panel.  The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. #LoveHallmarkCA





8 comments:

  1. Thanks!@ This sounds awesome!

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  2. What a fun experience! I love to hand write still!

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  3. I love calligraphy, I learnt it at school when I was about 10 yrs old, mainly italics and Old English. Unfortunately my 'normal' handwriting is hardly readable, thankfully most of my writing is now done on the computer :-)

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  4. I haven't written in my diary in forever or wrote a letter to a relative. Your blog brings back memories

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  5. I loved calligraphy once upon a time. It's so very beautiful.

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  6. This looks like so much fun! I would love to take a class like this.

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  7. I loved calligraphy, there's just not much time to do it nowadays

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