Thank you, Tippy for the appreciation! Everyone, check out GooglyGooeys.Com for workshop schedules!
I was close to giving up last year trying to get in to this event because everytime I visit Tippy's website, all the slots for her workshop have already been filled! Luckily, I have a very determined boyfriend who loves to surprise me. He e-mailed Tippy a few months back and got me on the waiting list! Today, I finally got the chance to attend a GooglyGooeys Watercolor & Lettering Workshop! Hooray!
I was extremely early, assuming that EDSA would be traffic due to the Papal Visit, yet I was wrong. Got the chance to look around the area and enjoyed the comfy vibe over at Scarsdale, Shaw while waiting. Soon enough, I started meeting new people from different fields gathered in one place for the love of colors!
I can't put the experience into words. Well, we were first given our super duper cute GooglyGooeys Workshop Kits (politely asked if I could exchange mine for the blue one! Lol. Blue > Pink. Thank you for letting me! Haha!). Tippy, then started to teach us different ways to handle the brush. She also explained how to get those crazy effects and how the kind of paper is extremely important especially if you want to achieve a specific style on your artwork.
After a few hours she started discussing how to use the brush pen! Oh the wonders of the brush pen! I've never tried brush pens before. Well, not the good ones at least. My hand control for dip pens are just no way applicable to brush calligraphy. Tippy made it so easy when she made a demo. She taught us techniques and told us to "not worry and just make it your own style". -- I felt reunited with doodling today and it was so much fun! First photo of the three below shows my version of her "Let your pen go where it wants to go." Second photo shows the first part of the huge lettering worksheet! You have no idea how fun it was to fill up that page!
In the third photo above is my so called "End-of-the-workshop-project" applying the favorite things I've learned from the event. (1) Dry brush style, (2) making thick paint look like pastel colors, and (3) carefree thick and thin style of lettering. No rules! All in all, the workshop was very insightful and I had SO MUCH fun! Thank you so much!
Travel. Calligraphy. Painting. Journaling. Design. Postcrossing.