so, i have been wanting to learn the beautiful art of calligraphy forever. and my talented friend virginia (whose graphic design work and beautiful penmanship you often see on my blog here) is basically the queen of calligraphy. her stuff is so good, and everytime i see it, i’m like, “naomi, you ought to at least step up your block letters!”
and so i’ve been telling her for almost a year now, “i want you to teach me.” trouble is, when it comes to me and doing anything, especially something new, i have to properly carve out a time and put it on my calendar, or it doesn’t happen. (it’s truly the only way i’ve managed to stick to going to the gym 3x a week! carving out the time and putting it on my calendar!)
so last month, i told virginia, “i’m putting this on my calendar, and while we’re at it, let’s make it a party!” and so we did just that! because it’s not often these days i get to throw a party (my tiny city apartment just doesn’t accommodate more than like 3 people at a time, lol.) and everyone is always so busy, it’s hard to see friends outside of a playdate or dinner out. but it was so much fun learning a new skill together, i definitely wanna do more of this sort of thing, where we learn something together, or experience something outside of just mingling or eating with one another.
a few girlfriends have actually texted me pictures the past few days of letters and envelopes they have addressed since our party on saturday and i am so impressed with how quickly they’ve caught on and are actually doing it! i am still struggling with my simple “O”‘s but it’s okay, i understand it takes patience and practice.
a few photos from our “class” below!
virginia and i had so much fun putting together this table before everyone arrived! (we also rented out the party room above sprinkles bakery which also meant our party smelled amazing!)
virginia put together the sweetest most organized packets for everyone! i felt like i was back in school when she was all, “now turn to page 4…” ha! it’s been a while. it was a good feeling. ;)
i won’t tell you how many cupcakes i ate over the weekend, but let’s just say i don’t think i’ll be craving a cupcake for a very very long time.
loved these tote bags with virginia’s handwriting “new york city girl” which everyone was able to put all their supplies in afterwards to take home.
and a group shot (with most of the group!) a few friends came in from out of the city which made it extra special! these women are so rad. thanks again for coming, friends!