Thick mattresses and crisp sheets will shift any of your camping hesitations :P
Restrooms are super clean and airy, but still private.
With nothing planned for the day, I brought out my bag of craft materials.
Started working on a new macramé piece, with the sea as my backdrop.
The repetitive knots of macramé are so meditative, and freeform patterns allow you to be as creative or symmetrical as you want to be. You take it one row at a time, and for a few hours, focus on nothing but the work of your hands.
I'll be teaching macramé crafts at West Elm on March 5. We'll be knotting rope to make textile for beautiful wall hangings.
(and occasionally in other parts of the Philippines, and the world!:P)
Workshops are one-day intensive courses, and are open to beginners, "non-artists", or those looking to develop their art skills. All materials, kits, and snacks are included in the workshops.
Scroll down to see the list of Workshops & Upcoming Schedules
Play with an assortment of brushes (flat, round, mop) and practice Script & Serif lettering techniques. Learn typography basics and specific watercolor techniques to help you create your own watercolored typeface!
Workshop fee is P2750 and is inclusive of a workshop kit with:
- Sakura Koi 24 color set
- fine watercolor brushes
- watercolor paper
- lettering supplies
- snacks & refreshments
March 13, Sunday, 2-5pm @ Pottery Barn @ Central Square BGC
Learn basic botanical painting in this watercolor class focused on flowers and leaves. Get to know your paints and learn how to mix colors better. Create motifs and monograms to help you get started on creating designs for commercial use. The first two workshops sold out in a day, so I've opened a new class!
Workshop fee is P2850 and is inclusive of a workshop kit with:
- Winsor & Newton Watercolor set (12 colors)
- professional quality watercolor brushes
- watercolor paper
- snacks & refreshments
March 12, Saturday, 2-5pm @ Pottery Barn Estancia Mall, Pasig
March 19, Saturday, 9am-12nn @ Bungalow300 Alabang
Learn about different design styles, spacing types, and layout orientation. Each participant will be able to create hand-drawn repeat patterns (square repeats and half-drop repeats), and patterns will be digitally printed on fabric in class, and after class through our printing partner. At the end of the class, students will get to take home A4 fabric prints perfect for small fabric crafts. As an additional workshop output, your patterns will also be printed on Totebags and Pouches, which will be sent to you via airmail after production.
Workshop fee is P2550 and is inclusive of workshop kit with:
- a set of A4 canvas sheets (for printing in class, and more to take home!)
- brush pen
- your final artwork printed on a Totebag & Pouch
April 16, Saturday, 4-6:30pm @ DesignWeekPhilippines Intramuros
Join this addicting world of carving! Create your own block stamps & use them for various craft projects--blocks can be printed on paper or textiles! Learn different layout orientations to create a variety of patterns, even with just one stamp.
Workshop fee is P2450 and is inclusive of a workshop kit with:
- Carving blocks
- Carving tools
- Drawing materials
- Fabric and Paper for stamping
- Multi-surface ink pad
April 17, Sunday, 2-5pm @ DesignWeekPhilippines Intramuros
I was doing my usual goal-setting during some down-time on New Year's Day. I am grateful for so much in 2015, but looking at my list from last year, I see there is still much to be done. Some dreams don't make sense anymore, but others are ideas itching to see reality. All I did was refine the list, because I realize I don't want much for this year (naks, mature daw). So this 2016, this is my mantra:
So here are the 15 things I'm grateful for in 2015!:)
JT Concert! #1 talaga?! Haha! It happened on New Year's Day in Vegas. This wasn't the first time I saw him perform live, but it was my first full JT concert (after many years of being a fan, and after sitting beside him in the hotel lounge for hours, per bawal magpa picture huhu)
I organized some artwork swaps this year. The fourth Craft Soirée was a Watercolor Swap with some of the most awesome watercolor artists in Manila.
The 5th Craft Soirée was a Stamp Swap,
which was held during the Katipunan Art Festival.
I made some wreath stamps and monograms for the art exchange!
It was held at Ninyo Fusion Cuisine
Thanks to Medium.ph and CraftCarrot.com for giving out carving blocks for all the participants!
In 2015, I taught a total of 80 workshops!!
I always try to improve the workshop kits. This year, I added better workshop zines for all the classes.
I also give out my custom pencils at the workshops!
Of the 80 workshops, I taught 3 in the US. This one was for Nomad Hotel and Eleven Madison Park. I also taught another round of classes at Makeshift Society SF and Brooklyn.
A diy feature by FYI Network on Rubberstamps
plus features by Uppercase Magazine, Buzzfeed, and FemaleNetwork.com!
The LifeAfterBreakfast x Oliver&Maude collaboration!
Made the sampaguita patterns and script monograms!
Can't believe my design was printed on flip-flops! :)
The 2nd Craft Camp!
This time, Mansy, Mikko, Macy, Nica and I headed to La Union for two whole days of crafting!
My macramé exhibit at Manila FAME
New food and interiors at PIPINO! This is my new fave combo: Tortang Talong (we used chickpeas instead of eggs) with Cauli-Rice, and Vegan Sinigang from scratch!
We added couches and plants
And I utilized the wall for my craft experiments and artworks :P One of my macramé pieces found its home here!
Some of the wedding invitations that I designed this year. These were all for friends :P
My newest workshop in 2015 was the White & Gold Calligraphy class!
I really enjoy sharing my love for writing with white ink :P
When I find a beach as rocky as this, instead of feeling bummer out, I get super excited. Because it's an opportunity for coral hunting! I found 3 coral alphabets this year!
Travels to Bohol, Baler, Hong Kong, US, Bangkok, and Bicol.
Went to Disneyland twice this year (Anaheim & HK). I also loved visiting the Flower Market in Hong Kong!
Awesome new food at Hillside Cafe! We partnered with Chef Nino Laus, and he created new dishes for the resto :) Whenever PJ asks me where I want to eat, biases aside, I always seem to crave for Hillside food!:P