Craft, Do new things, Workshops

WORKSHOP: Making bracelet your own style

My dear readers,

My fifth workshop in 2019 – “Making bracelet your own style” was held on December 29th in QSpace, a warm and cozy co-working place at the center of District 1, Saigon. It was a 2 hour workshop with full of colors, sharing and loving. 

The workshop was meant to serve my big topic of “Try new things”. We tried new things together, we shared our emotions and inner thoughts freely. We created and relaxed at the same time. We had fun and connected with each other, by making same-style bracelets with our friends and by giving our design as a gift to our loved ones. 

This workshop will be hosted again in the new year, January 12nd, 2020, we hope to see you soon. Together, we will blow all of the shining colors to welcome this new meaningful year.

Have a wonderful year end.

Pictures from my workshop below:

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8 reasons we should try some Crafting

It’s always amusing and fun to do something new; however, regularly we fall into the snare of spending our days the same way. In case you are stuck in a similar old daily practice, it may be a great opportunity to try something new.

Consider learning something new. What do you want to do that you have postponed or ignored? Have you dreamed of learning to dance, to sail, knit a sweater, sew, sculpt, paint, skydive, fly, ski, golf? Whatever you choose, your life will be enriched with fun, new friends and the pride of doing something new.

So, to provide an example, how about we try some Crafting?

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Pottery: Connect your soul to the mother earth

Pottery: Connect your soul to the mother earth

Ever feel like you can never do something artistic? (by counting whorls on your fingertips?)

Myth: Just some clever gifted ones can do art.

The truth is: Anyone can.

Don’t believe me? Okay, just do it, and this is one of our many SMALL new things.

Now, how to start: You may want to register to a 3 hour ceramic class just to practice. A session like that could be easily found via Google or Facebook search with around VND300-600k per day. You don’t need to enroll to a course of hundred hours, just try one day or two, and if you feel like it and want to advance on it, you can enroll later. The reason you need to find a class is that you don’t have available materials at home, nor the wheel, nor the kiln. Plus, attending a session will get you a mentor whom you can ask questions and help you a bit with your process.

The easiest way to start is to make some easy (chibi) figurines, which does not need any much sculpting skill. You may recall the feeling of touching and sculpting the clay back in your childhood days. It is even better. Feel the wet clay under your palm, it’s a bit cold. And believe me, it feels like you connect your soul to the mother earth. It’s a very good feeling, it makes you calm.

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