#HandletteredABCs by Nanay and Rio

Thursday, January 07, 2016 24 Comments A+ a-

Handlettered  ABC's :  First brush calligraphy project

Thanks to my brush calligraphy inspiration, Sharisse of piecescalligraphy, for teaching me to love my own handwriting and be confident with my own strokes.

I used to get frustrated when I can't deviate from my own handwriting style. Why do I always end up with my traditional, Tita Fe style of handwriting?  ** Tita Fe taught me how to write legibly.

When I saw Sharisse's Instagram posts, I knew I have finally found my classic yet modern, simple yet creative brush calligraphy inspiration. I can see my high school handwriting in her strokes. I realized that you can gain confidence in doing calligraphy by being spontaneous, natural and believing in your own handwriting strokes and style.

I was happy to know that my friend recognized my handwriting printed on the canvas pencil case I gave her last Christmas.  I hope to launch more calligraphy works and print them on our line of personalized canvas bags, pouches pencil cases and purses.

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For my first project this 2016, I joined the #handletteredABCs daily posts of the growing calligraphy community in Instagram. I have posted my first entry ( letter A and posted it late, as usual!) and I'm glad to be part of the thousands of calligraphers worldwide who are diligently working on this daily project.

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May this daily writing exercise give me the confidence and discipline I need to pursue my future calligraphy projects. I have also decided to tag #MaestroRio in this endeavor. Nanay will learn calligraphy while teaching little Rio how to write the letters of the alphabet! Look at Rio's letter A masterpiece!

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Let's do this, anak! Watch his short video. I used Snapchat to record this video but I still don't know how to maximize this new app so I uploaded it it in You Tube. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT7BtTu_xB8

 

Nanays, if you want to learn calligraphy, follow @piecescalligraphy in IG and watch her basic strokes videos in her blog. I'll be happy to join you in pursuing your calligraphy/lettering goals this year. 

Happy writing and happy new year!

 

 

 

 

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lally
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January 7, 2016 at 10:49 AM delete

super talented ka talaga Nanay Nadia! Thanks sa pouch with my name on it! ang ganda..,.^_^

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ceemee
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January 7, 2016 at 10:54 AM delete

I love the letterings you did on the pencil cases, Nadia!

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nanaystrip
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January 7, 2016 at 11:05 AM delete

Super salamat naman, Lally! I'm glad you liked the personalized pouch. Kitakits soon. Chika uli!

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nanaystrip
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January 7, 2016 at 11:07 AM delete

Thanks, Cym! Sana magtuluy-tuloy na ang mga projects na ito. Long time no see. Happy new year to you and your family!

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Toni Tiu
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January 7, 2016 at 12:15 PM delete

Ang ganda ng "kaibigan" pouch! I loved the touch of glitter in the letters. Good job! :D

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Bave
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January 7, 2016 at 12:39 PM delete

WOW!!!!!!!! gusto ko din kumarir sa calligraphy... ang saya nyan!
Good Job Nanay Nadia!

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nanaystrip
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January 10, 2016 at 3:48 AM delete

Thanks, Toni! Cheers to more calligraphy projects this year. Happy new year!

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nanaystrip
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January 10, 2016 at 10:17 AM delete

Hello Bave! Taralets, karirin na natin ito! Salamat sa pagbisita!

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January 11, 2016 at 7:56 AM delete

Thank you for sharing! I would love to learn new skill. This one specifically looks interesting and very useful. Plus I have addiction with pen and paper. :D

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January 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM delete

Great stuff! I have always been told I have good handwriting. Maybe I should try this out too ano?

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January 12, 2016 at 2:12 AM delete

This is one of our elective subjects way back in high school but I need to relearn this skill again.

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January 12, 2016 at 2:40 AM delete

Ang galing! I want to do calligraphy again, heehee. But I think I don't have the knack for it. But it's so relaxing to do. :)

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msbolin
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January 12, 2016 at 5:39 AM delete

My son is into calligraphy. Been thinking to join him but I would rather read books. But seeing that you could even do some calligraphy sa pencil case gives me the push to try it na talaga. Thanks for this, and by the way, I've been following your blog since last year. Got interested on your first calligraphy post.

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January 12, 2016 at 8:48 AM delete

Love your work! Lally's pouch looks so nice!

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Mommy Levy
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January 12, 2016 at 2:23 PM delete

Yey, thanks for sharing the link. I want to learn hand lettering too.

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January 12, 2016 at 7:47 PM delete

I find calligraphy really interesting, thanks for sharing this post :)

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mommy madz
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January 12, 2016 at 7:55 PM delete

Calligraphy takes a lot of patience they say to get the strokes that you want.I'm also interested in calligraphy but I use Pinterest.Thank you mommy for the info about @piecescalligraphy.Your handlettered pouch looks great!

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January 13, 2016 at 7:25 AM delete

I stalk Sharisse on IG and YouTube too! :) Was actually really happy when she followed me back. Been wanting to take some brush calligraphy classes. I thought I could do it on my own by just watching videos so I bought a couple of brush pens to practice with. But I think I really need a workshop. Nakakainggit yung mga nagsasubmit sa Handlettered ABCs. Ang gagaling ninyo!

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Maan Laxa
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January 13, 2016 at 2:12 PM delete

Ganda ng pouch! I'm into brush lettering and calligraphy narin ngayon (ang sayaaa) but I'm more comfortable doing calligraphy!

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Cheanne
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January 14, 2016 at 1:10 AM delete

I've wanted to learn calligraphy also after seeing so many of it around lately. I've gotten as far as buying a few pens and taking it out for some practice. I'll be sure to follow your recommendation on the Instagram follow. :) Thanks for sharing!

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January 14, 2016 at 11:55 PM delete

How I wish I have pretty neat handwriting to try calligraphy. Looks impossible! Love your work! :)

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January 17, 2016 at 2:02 AM delete

Ayan ang isa ko pang frustration! Hehe, I also don't have the time to sit down and learn. Sana magawa ko yan soon :)

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Ayi
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January 18, 2016 at 7:04 AM delete

I'm following her on Instagram. Amazing :) I wanted to do calligraphy ever since but never got a chance to work on it until now.

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