I’m moving

Hello guys!

I’m currently fixing my site so I decided to move to Weebly. I will no longer use this WordPress account.

Blog and workshop will be posted on the new site:

datzaragoza.weebly.com

See you there!

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Not Another Giveaway!

  
I’ve been very grateful to the calligraphy community, and since August is my birthday month and I hit the 1k mark, I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram! 

  1. 6 Vintage Nibs
  2. 5 Pen Rests c/o @penrestmnl
  3. 1 Monologue SketchBook 200gsm A6
  4. 1 4×6 watercolor artwork of your choice (please include a reference if it’s a portrait)
  5. 2 Prints of any of my artworks
  6. A no. 2 brush
  7. 1 Match mechanical pencil

To join:

  • Follow @dtzrgza and @penrestmnl
  • Repost this photo on IG with the hashtag #notanothergiveaway
  • Tag your friends!

Note: This is open to Philippine Residents only. Instagram account must be public to join the giveaway. 

Giveaway closes on my bday, August 16, 2015, Sunday. I’ll be announcing the winner on August 17, Monday. 

Shopping Ban

Ever since I started calligraphy, I’ve been buying, or more like hoarding, a lot of calligraphy-related supplies. My debt to my mom grew a little, and I haven’t been saving up. So in light of this, I decided to impose this ban to myself. I’ve read this from Helga’s site, which is originally from Blonde on a Budget.

My goal is to ban shopping for a month or two in order to pay all my debts, save up, and gain control and discipline from randomly buying anything I want. I know this will be hard for me since I wanted to buy a lot of things.

So, here we go.

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Arts and Crafts Shops in the Philippines

When I first started out, I found it really hard to find the supplies needed for the craft. I live in the south, and local arts and crafts shops are hard to find, or too far, not to mention the local book stores rarely have the supplies. So, I’m making this list as a reference.

Aside from Deovir Art Supplies, National Bookstore, and Fully Booked (Note that Greenbelt 5 branch has most of the materials), there’s a store especially for Calligraphy supplies called Scribe Writing Essentials. Although their stores are located mostly in Manila.

So here’s the list for all the shops I found (The ones with the check mark are the ones I’ve ordered from, and are pretty friendly):

General Arts and Crafts:

Ink and water friendly paper

Painting Supplies (Watercolor sets, Brushes, Waterbrushes)

Holders, Vintage Nibs, Inks, and Inkwell

*This post is updated regularly

A new hobby

I have always been fascinated with Calligraphy. I recently followed a letterer, Seb Lester, and was always in awe whenever he posts his works. I tried calligraphy, sans the pen, and did it digitally. After posting, a friend of a friend contacted me to make her wedding logo (which I will post once their wedding site is published), and was pretty happy with my work.

So, I gave it a go and tried calligraphy.

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