Wednesday, April 29

"Ah Ewan" Papercut

Relatively bigger than my usual papercuts back in 2014, I made the "Ah Ewan" papercut for the second Type Kita exhibit. I started working on it while my sister Erlyn and I were in Singapore for a month. I didn't think I'd be able to finish it in time for the event because we'd go back to Manila on weekends then. It's the first black papercut I ever made! :)

Papercut

Papercut

Papercut

On another note, I'm working on the first floor of the studio again. I like how several tables are at my disposal for doing different things like crafting, reading, painting, etc. Plus, I can't take the summer heat in the attic.

Thursday, April 23

Going Back to Elyu

My recent trip to the beach with Tippy and Abbey has left me dreamy for days now. I can't help but think about reading, eating pizza, drinking ice cold cranberry juice, and having honest conversations about life, art, and crafting with good friends.

I especially loved the moment when we sat at the farthest end of the hostel, facing the beach, at around 5 or 5:30 in the afternoon; the sky was of light blue-grayish shade; the ocean breeze was just right. And I sat there, calm, in awe of how peaceful, that space was in that moment. None of us even took photos. We just stayed doing nothing but consciously feeling that we were in a happy place and moment. Manila and everything with it, the good and the bad, seemed so far away. I knew the moment would end soon, so I take as much as I could from it by just sitting still, transfixed.

If we go back to the 90s, this is definitely a Chicken Soup for the Soul moment I'd go back to every time I'd need good vibes. 

I wish I were a better a writer so I could describe that brief happy moment better, but here are some photos that might help. :)

La Union Beach

La Union Beach

La Union Beach

La Union Beach

La Union Beach
Photo by Tippy
Papercutting
Photo by Tippy 
Googlygooeys
The Googlygooeys bag!
 La Union Beach

Steve Jobs

Before we headed home, we had ice cold dirty white at El Union, a happy place for coffee and grilled cheese lovers.       We also chanced upon a wall of Bougainvillea, and yet, we pulled up, and had a short photo op!

El Union

El Union

La Union Beach

La Union Beach
 
La Union Beach
A cute BTS for you! 
La Union Beach

La Union Beach

La Union Beach

Flotjet

La Union Beach

My friend Monica, who loves the beach, always say that people are always happier when at the beach. And I couldn't agree more.

Hostel: 
Flotsam and Jetsam

Food and Drinks:
Barlic pizza, Flotsam and Jetsam
Cranberry cocktails, Flotsam and Jetsam
Tuna kinilaw, San Juan Surf Resort (I had this during my trip in February with Kenwyn)
Dirty white, El Union Coffee

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PS Wish I can go back soon to La Union, and even hold workshops there. If you are interested in attending, you can fill out this form. :) 

Saturday, April 4

Studio Pictures

I'm not sure if I've posted these photos of the studio (and me, too!) before, but I'm gonna share them anyway! Judging from my hair style, the arrangement of the tables, plants, and the shawl that is now nowhere to be found, these were taken some time between March and April last year. We just moved in to the studio, and we were in limbo as to when we'd open the shop.

I can still remember being happy, excited, and anxious all at the same time. Manila Fame's Red Box program just ended at that time, and I couldn't be happier.

In other news, I've just started sorting the photos from my birthday celebration earlier this week. Seeing how my friends and family enjoyed crafting made it one of my best nights ever!

Afternoon at the Studio

Afternoon at the Studio

Afternoon at the Studio

Afternoon at the Studio
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