MOMI LEARNS/ valued lessons from calligraphy

Aug 26, 2016 | Likes, Only Berlin

It is after they took a calligraphy class when she learned that beyond acquainting oneself on the decorative style of handwriting, there are valued  lessons from this art of writing.

I learned of his interest in calligraphy when I saw him experimenting with his handwriting. From then on, I would buy him books and pens to support his new found love.  Seeing that he enjoys following the book and even watches some tutorials on youtube, this mother decided to look for classes to help her son level up.


Fortunately, an opportunity to learn clay art led me to know The Crafters Marketplace. A go-to-place of hobbyists, The Crafters Marketplace is a small yet pleasant craft shop offering cute knick knacks from pen holders to handmade necklaces and stationeries. We enrolled in a 2 1/2-hour calligraphy class with Honey and Joe as our teachers. The husband and wife tandem is very passionate about their craft that it very well reflect on how they handle the class and how they answer each query. They are patient and generous to even share tricks on how to save on ink or how to write legibly.

After the class, I asked my son if he enjoyed. He said yes. I checked as well if he learned something new. He said he learned of discipline. I asked him to elaborate. And I am just so happy he sees and thinks beyond –

DISCIPLINE

Valued lesson learned from calligraphy #1: Discipline

He wants to improve everyday and so he needs to allot time to practice. He knows so well that practice makes perfect. And he says discipline is needed to follow his schedule to practice.

Aside from discipline, he mentioned about Perseverance.

PERSEVERANCE

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Valued lesson learned from calligraphy #2: Perseverance

He says calligraphy itself is hard. But despite that, he reassures me he will not give up. He will give time to practice and each day, there will be improvements.

More than anything, though, he learned the basics of calligraphy. And it was all he needs- he told me- to explore and develop.

And as for this mother, she learned that it is never too late to learn something new. Calligraphy is something alien to me and yet the fulfillment and happiness I feel every time I see my handwriting improve is just so overwhelming. I also have to credit my son for pushing his mama to discover her passion.

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They say calligraphy is the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush.

She has always love calligraphy. She prefers, though, to continue dreaming and imagining herself doing calligraphy until her son showed enthusiasm. She joined her son and together they explored something new. And they both enjoyed.

What to pursue that passion? The Crafter’s Marketplace holds regular Calligraphy sessions at their cute workshop studio at the Rustan’s Supermarket in  Shangri-la EDSA Mandaluyong City. You may check the schedule at their Facebook page.

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44 Comments

  1. ROBERT LEE

    And I know exactly where it is because I nearly always pass by since I am at the mall when I am not in Quezon City or Makati. You are correct in saying discipline and perseverance can be learned and only if it is intentional.

    Gotta make the connection like you did for it to become a lesson.

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    • momiberlin

      Haha. Very near your place. I agree on making the connection. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kimberly C.

    I love it when a parent supports their child’s creativeness. I would’ve done the same thing for my son. Just give him the basis training and he’s off and running. Thank you for posting this. Behind every great child is an amazing mom. ;_

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  3. TRAVEL EAT PINAS

    This is a great bonding for you two. Your child indeed is artistic and I love that he is into art, children now a days love gadgets and stuffs involving technology.

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  4. tara pittman

    That writing sure does take talent. It is so pretty

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  5. Amy Jones

    Caligraphy is a beautiful art, keep the good job!

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  6. Carol Cassara

    I am impressed with his commitment. And wow, it’s gorgeous, so gorgeous! Takes patience.

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  7. Melanie Smith

    It is such a hard job. But you are doing great!!

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  8. Karlyn Cruz

    Wow! I always wanted to try calligraphy. That looks so tough!

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  9. Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo

    Wow! This is a great bonding moments!! I attended some workshops before about calligraphy and it was a great experience.

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    • momiberlin

      Indeed a great experience. So liberating if to describe. Yes, a great bonding for us.

      Reply
  10. LIz Mays

    I hadn’t thought about it, but you’re so right! This is valuable!

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you for agreeing. 🙂

      Reply
  11. Elizabeth O.

    Learning calligraphy is good practice, aside from the fact that you’re going to learn how to write beautifully, you also learn good values along the way. Like what you experienced! I think aside from discipline and perseverance, you also learn patience.

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  12. R U S S

    You are one super cool mom! I’m sure that all your efforts are much appreciated. On a different note, I would have loved to learn calligraphy but it’s something that I have been putting off for a while. Hopefully, I’ll have time to squeeze it in.

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  13. Dawn

    I took calligraphy in school and I absolutely loved it. I had horrible handwriting and it make me feel more confident. These lessons you have put together are genius.

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you. Calligraphy can be relaxing and yes, once youve seen the product of your effort, it seems you felt a little confident.

      Reply
  14. Shayne

    I have always been fascinated by people who knows how to do calligraphy. It looks very pretty but not easy to make. Kudos to the patient ones who learn the ropes. 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      which reminds me to practice. cliche as it may sound but truly, practice makes perfect. Join too and learn with us!

      Reply
  15. Kait

    Caligraphy reminds me so much of my grandmother. She used to make beautiful prints for us as children and I still have several of them to this day.

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  16. Taty Pradilla

    I have always wanted to learn calligraphy. I think this is something my daughter could probably learn very quickly. She is a little artist.

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  17. Ana De- Jesus

    I would love to learn calligraphy I think it is beautiful but sadly my writing style leaves something to be desired lol.

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    • momiberlin

      Push. There are so many workshops offering tutorials and the basics.

      Reply
  18. Rachel Mouton

    I just love calligraphy. It is so beautiful. I always wanted to learn how to do it 🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Calligraphy is beautiful Love it as well.

      Reply
  19. Enricoh Alfonzo

    I love calligraphy! I studied it for years and I always try to practice as often as I can. Its a brilliant art form and very therapeutic.

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    • momiberlin

      Very therapeutic indeed. I hope I have that same eagerness to practice everyday.

      Reply
  20. Martine

    I envy you! I want to succeed in calligraphy, but my personality is so impatient that I often fail at my many attempts to practice. I suppose I have to want it more, so that I will put extra effort into the practice!

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    • momiberlin

      Dont envy me as I stopped practicing now that the baby demands more time. But seriously, calligraphy is something i really want to pursue career level. ehehe.

      Reply
  21. Christine Tatum

    This is amazing. Calligraphy is such a great art to learn. LOVE THIS!

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    • momiberlin

      Love calligraphy so much. And yes, such a great art.

      Reply
  22. Echo

    Calligraphy is so beautiful. I used to know how, but I lost it along the way. I should try to pick it up again.

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    • momiberlin

      Yes, try it again as it can be so relaxing.

      Reply
  23. Katy

    I use to love calligraphy when I was younger. It definitely takes so much discipline. I wish I still practiced it so I could create art prints.

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    • momiberlin

      you could always go back and practice. no one’s too old to try.

      Reply
  24. kathy kenny ngo

    Wow calligraphy is the best. Never to old to try. Thanks for sharing this inspiring article.

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    • momiberlin

      yup. never too old to try. thank you.

      Reply
  25. Marielle Altenor

    I’ve been wanting to learn calligraphy. To be able to write so beautifully would be amazing!

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  26. Zwitsy

    Good thing that there are calligraphy lessons being conducted nowadays. Those who are born to have the talent in doing so are very much lucky indeed. But for those who don’t, they can now make it happen. I believe it is possible to practice at home even without taking any lesson – online tutorials perhaps?

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  27. Cathy Roberts

    Caligraphy is such a beautiful artform and so much becoming extinct in the States. Its sad to see things like this go by the wayside. I took Caligraphy when I was in Middle school. Actually I lost the teachers pen and didn’t go back for weeks:D.

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  28. sabine

    Yes the connection is so important. Too bad I am so far away from you. I would love to meet you and try this out!

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  29. Sabine

    Dip pen calligraphy seems awesome. I wished I lived closer so I could come and stop by one day. Keep up doing the good work, the results are amazing

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  30. Mardene Carr

    This looks super cool. I think this is something every child should get to do at least once

    Reply

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