MBOJ Workshops at LuxTots, Pasadena, CA

I know it’s been a little quiet around here this week! I’m catching up on some work that I have had sitting around, and I’m also just coming down off this huge high that was my first Beginners Calligraphy Workshop, held at the gorgeous LuxTots, a kids lifestyle boutique in Pasadena, CA.

I’m so lucky that I was just able to get images from Sadaf Murad Photography today….and I just couldn’t wait to share them with you. Here are some outtakes from that day…..

MBOJLUXTOTS4MBOJLUXTOTS1MBOJLUXTOTS11MBOJLUXTOTS9The stunning florals were provided by the talented and kind Charmain of Emblem Flowers, whose work I have admired from afar for a while. I’m so glad I was able to work with her on this project!MBOJLUXTOTS8MBOJLUXTOTS5


Pastries and refreshments were provided by Copa Vida; if you guys are ever in the Pasadena area, you need to stop by – my favorite thing here are the baked eggs. I mean, I could eat them all day, everyday. MBOJLUXTOTS10MBOJLUXTOTS6I am so lucky to have had the most charming group of women attend my class. They were sweet and interesting and laughed at my attempts at jokes (thanks, guys) … I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to teach.MBOJLUXTOTS2MBOJLUXTOTS13And some of them were just naturals at calligraphy. MBOJLUXTOTS3MBOJLUXTOTS7

I’m not going to lie – this whole thing was awesome but so surreal to me. Teaching has been something that I never thought I’d be doing, but it brings me such joy to watch others find the fun in calligraphy, much like I did. There is this moment in your calligraphy practice when you just hit that curve of a letter just right…and your thick and thin lines are just as you want them to be, and for the first time. And you’re like – yeah ok, that was totally satisfying. From that moment on….you’re hooked. I know I was. And I saw that happen for some of my students that day. And that was the most rewarding thing, ever. MBOJLUXTOTS12

Thanks to everyone who came, and to everyone who contributed to make this event such a success! If you’re interested in being on the waitlist for upcoming workshops, please email me at ohhello (at) mybabyolivejuice (dot) com. My upcoming workshops are listed here. As of right now, I only have one planned but it’s already sold out…but I hope to have more before the year is out! I’ll keep you posted!

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