What is the best comeback blog post?

I don’t know but I’m starting mine with this –

To be honest, I often have long breaks so this is not the first time I’ve returned to blogging. It’s figuring out what to write for my comeback post that has always been difficult. I have no excuse to offer. It’s just my ‘blogging rhythm’ is different from the others and that I can not maintain that regular rhythm.

So what did I do during this period? There have been a lot of events and milestones that are blog-worthy but didn’t share them because I wanted to keep them private. However, I can share to you that I have devoted my time offline to practicing calligraphy and making artsy-fartsy stuff on the side during this period of absence. Happy to say that my hard work paid off and I have finally developed my own style! I was asked to do a small project addressing envelopes and I had a blast doing them with my new calligraphy style. I even did the project pro bono just because I enjoyed the whole process 🙂

Right now, I’m brushing up on brush calligraphy and, still, I find it very challenging. But I’m not giving up this time. My brush pens just arrived — brought to Cambodia by my sister last week – and I’ve been using them non-stop. The pens are heaven-sent. The pens are from an online art shop in the Philippines. I saw the shop’s ad from a musicians friend catalog and the rest, they say, is history.

Looking at my practice sheets, gee, I have a death grip! I think I need to work on having a lighter touch for my upstrokes. As you can see in the photo, those lines aren’t much different compared to my downstrokes! I want them to be much, much thinner. I definitely still feel like I’m trying to get more control of pen and hand movements, but hopefully these will improve soon.

Fab prizes from Papemelroti for the best ATC!

Yes, you heard it right! I’m taking a breather from a hectic routine just to bring you this news from Papemelroti. It’s an exciting opportunity to win products from my favourite hobby shop in the Philippines.

ATC is the acronym for Artist Trading Cards. Basically, they are miniature art and they are made for swapping, collecting or trading with other ATC makers. So now, Papemelroti is hosting an Artist Trading Card-making contest and the winner gets to bring home this fantabulous scrapbooking set. And here’s a look at the prize:

win a scrapbook set from Papemelroti
These are half of what’s for grabs at Papemelroti!
P.S. Please take note that this is not a paid post. I’m simply sharing this exciting opportunity/ good news from them. Oh, and this photo is nicked from Papemelroti’s website.

So what’s in the prize pack? A LOT!!!

10-compartment organizer

Each Moment Handcrafted Tags

3-drawer Adventure Box

Bless this Earth Rubber Stamp

Adventure Notebook

Friend Sticker

Quotes Sticker

Adventure Bookmark

Adventure Bound Notebook

Always Remember Scrapbook Ornament

Assorted Craft Cut Pieces

Ellipse Scrapbook Ornaments

Adventure Spiral Notebook

Believe Craft Cut Sheet

Today Craft Cut Sheet

Cutout Kraft Letter Sheet

Adventure Medium Scrapbook with Matching Paper Bag

All of these Papemelroti products are made with 100% unbleached recycled paper. For more details about how to win this prizes, all you have to do is make your own ATC out of any materials you can use.

There is a big community of collectors/swappers/traders out there. I think it’s a fantastic way to express one’s artistic and creative sides and also a great venue to meet other people with similar interests and forge new friendships.  Don’t know how to make one, DON’T WORRY. Papemelroti will teach you how!

So why don’t you go and visit Papemelroti now to learn more about ATCs and how to win the cool prizes!