Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Snapshots (7)

To participate in  Saturday Snapshots meme hosted by Alyce @ at home with books, post a photo that you ( or a friend or a family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post at her site. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos you find online.

I couldn't believe I would have a real chance in winning from Reader's Digest Asia caption contest and yet here is the first prize! 

The Complete Calligraphy Stationery Set 
It was gorgeous looking kit. It was funny after Reader's Digest Asia sent me the tracking number, I was  frequently checking DHL. I saw the package's journey in real-time whether it was held up or if it was en route. lolz

The nibs, the stamps, how-to mini-books
This little loot gave possibilities to make me try my hand in being creative. Lolz. I just realized we shouldn't discount those grade school art subjects/projects, they will come in handy! I remember my art teacher gave us a calligraphy project and I distinct recall how challenging it was. Haha. I nearly bribe a fellow classmate with my snack to do the assignment since he was a Jedi-master with his pencil. Of course, I didn't since I felt that I've cheated myself so I worked on it. My art teacher gave me a passing score for the effort. Lolz. Ah, kid memories.... 

No, I will not be  negative about the experience. I will meet the challenge with a smile and lots of perseverance. '☺

Inside the book
Think steady hands. '☺ I can't wait to try these techniques. Definitely, will be doing a lot of practice.
More techniques
I think going slow will do for me so I won't get too frustrated with my own output. Haha.  Oh, before I forget here was what Reader's Digest wants captioned. 

What comes to your mind? 

Here was my entry : 

Didn't know I had a laughing bone in me 


  1. Congratulations on your prize, it does look beautiful and way out of my league. You deserved, it loved your caption :-)

  2. Ohh how fun! I have an old calligraphy set around here somewhere. Your post makes me think I should see if I can find it and maybe give it a try.

  3. @Trish If you do find your kit, I wouldn't mind seeing your little projects if you still have them around too. :D Good luck!

  4. I always wanted to calligraphy. Not sure my hand is steady enough now. Loved your caption! Very cute!

  5. Awesome! Congratulations, and enjoy the loot...and the chance to face your obsession and conquer it! LOL


  6. Congratulations on your win!

  7. Congrats on winning a prize - that's fantastic. Now you can make hand-lettered holiday cards (just kidding ;)

  8. I always admire people who have developed a talent for this people art. enjoy

  9. Congratulations! I use to do calligraphy when I was a teen. I don't know how much I remember now!

  10. That's a nifty looking kit! Have fun with it. I love your caption!

    Here's my Snapshot:

  11. Congratulations on the win. I have never tried calligraphy. Love the caption!

  12. Congrats on the win! I have terrible penmanship, so I'm not sure how successful I'd be, but it looks like a lot of fun in theory. :)

  13. @KayThanks. I may have to be un-kink my fingers these days. :D


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