Monday, May 23

Let's Make Sun Prints this Weekend

I take every chance I get to walk around our neighborhood. But when it gets too hot and humid, I just stay on our mini terrace in the studio. It's facing West, so at midday, it's always perfect - unless it's raining - to make sun prints! It's a process to develop images using sunlight. Hey Kessy has different sun printing solution colors but I stick with the classic blue. :)

If you want to try making your own sun prints, I'll have a sun printing craft station at Park Fest on May 28, 10am-3pm, at Nayong Pilipino!

Sun Printing

Sun Printing

Here are some of the sun prints I made recently:

Sun Printing

Sun Printing

Sun Printing

Sun Printing

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Workshop Schedule
Papercutting Workshops
June 25, QC
July 2, BGC

Rubbercutting Workshop
July 25, QC

Sun Printing Craft Station
May 28, Park Fest, Nayong Pilipino Park

Go to workshops.heykessy.com to register. :)


Tuesday, May 17

Dagit Arts Festival in Dumaguete

My friends from Gugma Gaia Raz and Elle worked with DTI Dumaguete for the Dagit Arts Festival last February, and I was lucky enough to have been invited to have a short talk on papercutting and do a live demo. During my short stay, I also got to go around town, try out neighborhood cafes, and visit Silliman University.

One of my bestfriends from college, Monica, used to tell me dreamy stories about the university. I spent a good half day walking around the campus. With so many trees and large spaces to read, relax, or just observe life,  it instantly became my favorite.

Dagit Arts Festival
Photo from DTI Dumaguete

Dumaguete Arts Festival
with Raz and Elle
 Dagit Arts Festival

Dumaguete Arts Festival
Dumaguete Arts Festival

Dumaguete Arts Festival
Fabric Collage Art
Dumaguete Arts Festival
Dumaguete Arts Festival
Inside Silliman University
Dumaguete Arts Festival
Anthropology Museum in Silliman
Dumaguete Arts Festival

I also met local crafters and makers at the festival, and it's quite an honor to have one of their products named after me! The Mansilliana sling bag, hand-woven in Dumaguete, is available at Shaoi Arts and Crafts.

Dumaguete Arts Festival
Top from Brown Belly
Dumaguete Arts Festival

Dumaguete Arts Festival

My friend Bombee was right, I would easily fall in love with Dumaguete. Looking forward to going back and holding workshops there! 🌿

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For my Papercutting workshops, you can register through Hey Kessy here: www.workshops.heykessy.com.


Tuesday, April 12

Ceramic Bowls I Made in Sagada

I found this post in my Drafts folder and I'm sure it stayed there for a year or so. These ceramic pieces were the ones I made way back in 2013 when I had my self-imposed art retreat in Sagada. Though I haven't gotten the chance to blog about it, that almost-a-month stay in the small town, is one of the trips that have changed me and the way I make. I learned how to appreciate using other glaze colors, try different bowl shapes, trek by myself to and from the pottery studio every day, and equally important, I've gotten over my fear of dogs. :)

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery

Sagada Pottery
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