Watercolor Floral Workshop by @jhaamsey (A Review)

Last year, I dive in to the whimsical world of watercolor ( well aside from other worlds I dive into like photography and dancing lol) but found myself in a rust lately. I haven’t hold a single brush. So to re-ignite my fire for watercolors, I purposely search and signed up for a watercolor workshop specifically florals since this is a good background for calligraphy.

I actually tried watching youtube and instagram videos before in drawing florals. Not like it was a disaster but it lacked finesse. Here is my so-so attempt.

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So in my searching, I found @jhaamsey  upcoming workshop in instagram. It was worth P1800 inclusive of the painting materials, workbook and food. For me that was a pretty good deal. It was held on February 10, 2018 at Craft Coffee Revolution, Greenhills.

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This is it! I arrived minutes earlier than the schedule which is pretty unusual for someone like me who has lazy ass during Saturdays. Craft Revolution Cafe’ is cozy. It is a mall cafe’ but I love the atmosphere. The woody interior makes it more elegant.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetMy classmates and @jhaamseywites (the one in dark blue)

You know, what I love about attending workshops? Not only I got a personal guidance to learn a skill but I got to meet new people who share the same interest with me. We came from different background and different generations. Two of us even came from Indonesia. So we Filipinos tried to speak in English all the time so they won’t feel left out. I added them on Instagram immediately. I used to be introvert but I don’t know what happened to me lately and socializing became my thing.

The first part of the workshop is about the basic drills  and technique of watercolor in general. Here is my output for the drills.

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All that information in one sitting made me viciously hungry. So good thing that after the drill was meryenda break. This is inclusive of the workshop fee so I don’t expect much with the food. I expect that it would not be enough for my appetite. But I have to say I truly enjoyed the food in terms of serving and taste. These  pictures did not do justice.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetProcessed with VSCO with c1 presetI super love the grilled cheese sandwich and the nachos. Totally recommended. It inspired me to make my own sandwich this week. However, the hot chocolate was not hot anymore when it was served to me. I almost asked the staff to at least heat it in the microwave. The serving was also too small compared to the coffee which my classmates chose. But overall, the sandwich and chips are bomb! I wanna try their other sandwiches.

So here are the rest of the photos of the workshop.  In general, I truly enjoyed the whole workshop and I learned a lot. @jhaamseywrites  truly did not only teach the principle but she roamed a lot and made sure she got one-on-one guidance for each one of us.

2018_0210_16003500photo credit: danica. That’s me getting some attention from sensei.

This is me working on my final output after all the basic drills. I am still not good in it and my classmates’ works are lot more excellent.  But I must say I improved a lot compared with my own previous attempts. My roses finally looked like a rose. And that is more important! Haha!

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It’s done! I got a lot of mishaps and this was not perfect but still an improvement.

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Some group photos. I want to give another special thanks to @jhaamseywrites for sharing these photos from the official photographer who uses Fuji Camera too. Danica uses Fuji-XA2. I can’t help but notice haha!

 

 

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Overall, I love this workshop because of these things;

  1. The kit is superb. I got a lot of surprises when I dig the the kit like the black notebook, washi tape and craft yarn. I also love the workbook.
  2. The flow of the workshop is clear and concise. It is easy to take the information. I totally recommend this to beginners. If you are interested, here are her social media accounts.

Instagram: @jhaamsey

FB: Jhaamsey Writes

3. The venue has nice atmosphere.

4. The food oh the food! I’m craving for that grilled cheese sandwich and chips.            Where will Craft Coffee Revolution  have another branch in BGC?

The only thing I HATE about this workshop is I did not won the raffle. I really want that Papelito calligraphy workbook but that’s my problem. Haha!

That’s it for the Day 11 of my 30-Day Blogging Marathon. Oh yes, I was actually absent for 7 days because I was emotionally down and I could not squeezed anything from my brain. But here I am, rose from the ashes, to finish the rest of the days. See you tomorrow!