Monday, 27 June 2016

Viking Arty Party

A note from Joelle... 

♫♪ 'Everything At Once' - Lenka ♫♪

Happy Monday!
How was your weekend? Mine wasn't so good as I'm currently bunged up with a cold and currently have a hot water bottle strapped to my stomach.
But during the week, I had a whale of a time and the Viking Arty Party!
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Now, I don't do DIY and I haven't done craft activities since primary school, but it's something I've wanted to do for a while. And now that uni is over and I've got some more free 
We've seen a HUGE rise in adults buying adult colouring books and pinning all these cool craft ideas to the Pinterest boards.
Viking Arty Party
First up was Origami, something I have never done before. Our tutor Samuel Tsang wrote a book call Mindful Origami and taught us how to fold paper into envelopes and classic cranes.
Viking Arty Party
Viking Arty Party
 Just look at Samuel's creations! :O
Viking Arty Party
 Up next was a block printing session where we designed our own magazine holders. I went for orange hexagons, but some of the other bloggers went all-out with their designs! I saw strawberries, flamingos and coffee beans - very creative designs.
                   Viking Arty Party
Viking Arty Party
Viking Arty Party

Finally, the lovely Suzie from A L'aise taught us a beginner's calligraphy class. Taking a handwriting class was on the 2016 bucket list, so I'm thrilled to be able to tick it off.  
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Viking Arty Party

I'd like to say a big thank you to Viking and the lovely PR women who organised such an incredible event!
Over the summer, I am going to continue working on this calligraphy and maybe even handwrite my poems in my new fancy font! 
Like I mentioned before, crafting activities is not only for kids but adults too. Putting your phone  down, putting your mind to something and then using your own hands to create it is an amazing achievement!

I really recommend checking out Mindful Origami, Tea and Crafting and A'Laise for books, classes and tip 'n' tricks!
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