Crafting is something I love but don’t do nearly enough of – there are just not enough hours in the day to do all the things I enjoy and still get plenty of sleep each night! But recently I went to the Viking Arty Party for bloggers hosted at The Gallery at Lumiére London, where I got to learn more about calligraphy and origami. The caligraphy session was hosted by Suzie of A L’Aise, and the origami session by Samuel Tsang, author of The Book of Mindful Origami. It was nice to learn about the crafts, and was pleasantly surprised to learn that calligraphy letters are made in a very similar way to the joined up cursive I learned in elementary school in the USA – which made me pretty much a natural! We spent the duration practicing letters, both upper and lower case, and then I got cheeky and started practicing how to write my name for vanity reasons. During the origami session we learned how to make a paper crane, which was nice but I wish we’d done something more exciting; I feel like every origami session I’ve experienced has taught how to make a paper crane with the story of Sadako Sasaki. But it was inspiring to see so many other crafters learning how to fold paper for their first time, which was rewarding in itself. Overall it was a nice event, though I wish it happened more regularly and was ticketed so I could go back with my non-blogger friends!
Much love, Katie xo