Saturday, August 31

Ateneo Art Awards 2013


Ateneo Art Awards
Raffy Napay's Thread Experience

Ateneo Art Awards
Joey Cobcobo's Lola 101: Part 2 - 4

Ateneo Art Awards

Ateneo Art Awards
Charles Buenconsejo's Reality is a Hologram
Ateneo Art Awards
Ryan Villamael's Flatland
 Ateneo Art Awards

Ateneo Art Awards
Zean Cabangis' Goat Paths
Ateneo Art Awards
Buen Calubayan's Fressie Capulong

Ateneo Art Awards
Joven Mansit's Ulat Panahon
Ateneo Art Awards

Ateneo Art Awards

Ateneo Art Awards

Mommy, Moy, and I went to Shangri-La to check out the Ateneo Art Awards exhibit. I wish more art events like this will be held in malls so art would be made available to more people.

Another art exhibit I want to see is Inksurge's General Observations at Pablo, Fort, which runs until September 14. 

Mini Feature: Frankie Newsletter

My papercuts are included in Frankie Magazine's August 20 Newsletter!! :) :)

I'm one big Frankie fan so this is a big deal for me! :p You can read the newsletter and check out other crafters' projects here.

Frankie Newsletter

Thanks Frankie! :)

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PS I have a Washi + Papercutting Workshop on October 5. For more details and to register, go here

Friday, August 30

Brass Jewelry Workshop on September 28! :)

Hello Makati dwellers! :)

I will hold a Brass Jewelry Workshop on September 28, Saturday, from 9am to 12nn at Commune, G/F Liberty Center, HV dela Costa, Salcedo Village.

Brass Jewelry Workshop

Fee is P1950. Materials and tools that you need to make bespoke brass rings and bangles of different thickness will be provided. Snacks will also be served.

Brass Jewelry

Brass Jewelry

Brass Jewelry

You can read about the previous Brass Jewelry Workshop here.

To register, go here.

Hope to see you there :)

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PS If you are not familiar with the venue, here's a map!

Tuesday, August 27

Knitting: Headband

I didn't get to finish the headband before I left Edwina's place when we had a knit up days ago. So happy I found a binding off tutorial on Youtube which was really helpful and easy to follow. You can find it here.

This is the headband. I couldn't control the tension so the stitches look irregular! I need more practice :p 

Knitting

Knitting

The next project on my list is a beanie! It was my initial dream project when I bought my first ball of yarn and knitting needles back in November last year. I wish I can finally do it now! :p

Thanks so much Edwina for teaching me how to knit!

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PS Hey Kessy will be at the Crafthursday: Arts and Crafts Fest of U.P. Beta Sigma Ladies Corps at CIDL135 (Clothing Technology building near Bio and Sampaguita Residence Hall) on August 29, Thursday, from 1-5.30 PM.

PPS We have two craft workshops for the month of September. More details to follow but you can already register here for the ff :

1. Mansilliana Sunday x Hey Kessy Brass Jewelry Workshop (September 28, Saturday)
2. Hey Kessy x Moonleaf: Washi & Twine Monogram (September 29, Sunday)

Saturday, August 24

Papercut Necklace

I made two papercut necklaces. The first one has a light-colored twig, covered with Hey Kessy washi tape. It makes the pendant more durable and stable.

Papercut Necklace

Papercut Necklace 

I tried to model it! :p (Thanks mommy for being a patient photographer! Haha)

Papercut Necklace

For the second necklace, I made thin letters and plants. I wanted to it to look as clean and simple as possible so I used Hey Kessy washi tape to add just a little bit of color. 

Papercut Necklace

Papercut Necklace

Papercut Necklace

Papercut Necklace

Papercut Necklace

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PS I have a Washi + Papercutting Workshop on October 5, Saturday, 9am-12nn, at Studio SnR . You can register here :)

Sunday, August 18

Washi Jewelry Workshop in Davao! :)

Hello :)

I will hold a Hey Kessy Washi Jewelry and DIY Washi Organizer Workshop this week in Davao!

Davao Workshop

Each participant will get a craft jewelry kit containing 1 Hey Kessy washi tape, jewelry findings, unfinished wooden bangles, flat beads, charms, strings, and other craft materials they need to make washi jewelry.

Washi Jewelry

Wood

Everyone will also get a DIY Hey Kessy Washi Organizer craft kit :)

Washi Organizer

I really hope to meet and craft with kindred spirits from Davao, so if you are one or have washi tapes but don't know what to do with them, join the workshop on August 25, Sunday, 2-5PM. This is my first out-of-town washi workshop so this is special! :)

Fee is only P1000, inclusive of all the materials mentioned above and yummy snacks from Yellow Hauz. You can register here

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PS If you don't know where the Yellow Hauz is, here's a map! :)

Friday, August 16

Works in Progress, Mid-August


1. I had a knit up with my friend, Edwina, the other day. She lent me a ball of yarn last November when I asked her to teach me the craft. I wanted to make myself and my friends beannies for Christmas. That didn't happen haha :p

Anyhoo, I'm making a headband for myself. Knitting is super addicting!

Knitting

2. These are the leather purses I've made at Alessa's Leather Crafternoon. I really liked the sling bag she made and tried to make one too, but I couldn't figure out where or how to attach the straps so I ended up with coin purses instead. I added the extra brass rings that I had hand-engraved so they wouldn't look as plain.

 Leather Purse

I'll just add the straps next time.

3.Tadaaah! This is my first time making my own sandals! My sister, Germee, made her own shoes (with heels) before. I got inspired and brought the necessary raw materials. Hey Kessy washi tapes don't just keep the different layers together, they also make them look better :)

Hope I can finish this before next week! Workshop, anyone? :p

DIY Sandals

Thursday, August 15

Brass and Silver Jewelry Workshop

At the first Brass and Silver Jewelry Workshop at Pipino, I taught the participants how to transform brass into bespoke rings and bangles. I also showed them how to engrave on their pieces using different techniques.

Brass and Silver Jewelry Workshop

Brass and Silver Jewelry Workshop

Brass and Silver Jewelry Workshop


Yahoo Feature: Do More This Weekend

Good morning! :) 
Local crafters and makers are featured on Yahoo. I'm really happy my "Ti Ayat Ti Maysa Nga Ubing" papercut is included. You can find the article written by Tatin Yang here.




Thanks Yahoo! :)

Wednesday, August 7

India and Nepal in 10 Frames

1. My first breakfast meal in India. I loved the grilled veggie and cottage cheese cubes.

Goals

2. We went up a hill in Jaipur via these elephants. They were enormous! We were told that they would start their day really, like at 7am, and by 12nn, they'd go home to rest. You could see them walking along with cars, motorcycles, and practically everyone else along the road.

Goals

3. The first time I saw the Taj, I was speechless. It reminded me of kingdoms where people and animals live in peace and of the movie A Little Princess.

Goals

4. They were not lying when they said India was all about colors, spices, and details (!!!). Intricate designs are everywhere - shoes, walls, ceilings, textiles, skin, etc. You wouldn't run out of sources of inspiration when you're in India.

Goals

5. This little Indian girl was telling me something I didn't understand. I guess it was something about her teeth?

India and Nepal

6. Now, we go to Nepal. It's people were as accommodating to foreigners as we are.

Goals

7. We went to a small touristy town on top of a hill - their version of Baguio. On our way up this town, I ate a very delicious chicken meal. Later on, I would find out it wasn't prepared well and spend the majority of the week in outhouses :s

India and Nepal

8. This is how a typical Nepali meal looks like. It's composed of rice, curry, veggies, dal (lentil soup), yoghurt, and veggie chips. This photo was taken when we were in Bhaktapur.

India and Nepal

9. With three of the Holy High Men we saw in Kathmandu. They thought I was a Nepali.

Nepal

10. A small portion of the old market in Kathmandu had a vast collection of clay products. I liked the way they arranged their pots, drinking bowls, and vases.

These small bowls are used for a local alcoholic drink.

India and Nepal

Monday, August 5

Washi-lined Envelopes, Paper Straws, and Resignation

Two weeks into my corporate freedom, I'm able to focus more on crafting and doing the projects I have long been planning for. Yes! I already resigned from work! :) I didn't expect I'd have worries and hesitations during my last week at work. Before leaving the company I worked for two years, without a part-time office job to inject structure into my everyday life, I was worried I'd be lazy and just bum around the house. But I knew I had to leave.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On another account, while I was thinking what I'd make for the Stationary Swap on August 10, I found some brown envelopes and lined them with washi. Brown and washi do look good together!

Washi-lined Envelopes

And these are the craft kits I've prepared for our workshop last week. Each of the participants' initial made of cardboard and washi was placed on the cover.

Washi Jewelry July 13

Now, I wanna come up with an alternative use for these floral paper straws from Hey Kessy other than for drinking and making garlands.

Floral Paper Straws

India and Nepal

PS Thanks so much to those who have emailed me regarding the seeds, petals, and leaves. I am sorry for not being able to email you individually, save for Gail - the one who got the package :)
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