Saturday, October 31

Life Lately: Beatiful Plates, New Studio, and Colors

1. L-R: An old acrylic painting from years back, washi kombi collage, mommy's old painting, one of the very first rubbercut prints I made, artwork from Mall.

My new studio is slowly starting to look and feel like a real one. I'm planning to host an open studio with an intimate poetry reading, tea gathering, or even film showing. Soon.

Studio

Craft Camp
2. One of our neighbors, Got Heart, sells organic produce and other healthy food options. The other weekend, they set up a mini thrift shop. Got myself a bamboo tea scoop and ceramic grater. 

The beautiful blue plate and floral mug are from a local supermarket.

Plates
3. Surprisingly, I'm not so bummed my phone got busted a few days ago. I met up with Ella, a good friend from my previous job, without having the pressure of documenting every tiny moment through photos. I also got to work on so many works in progress. I love that my works are starting to have colors again!

Papercutting

Papercutting

Patterns

4. Floral temporary tatt from Alessa. I'm so tempted to make this permanent! 

Temporary Tattoo
Photo from Alessa
5. I'm back to working with clay! I miss the feeling of kneading and transforming it into different forms and shapes. The process is very relaxing and calming - what I really need these days. Haha!  

Here are some of the 120 plates I'm making for a dear friend's wedding in December. :)

Pottery

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PS For my workshop schedule in November, go to workshops.heykessy.com.

Thursday, October 29

Shibori Workshop at the 2nd Craft Camp

Early this year, I made a list of crafts I'd love to share to other crafters. Shibori was on top of the list! So, when we set the 2nd Craft Camp in La Union, I knew it was time to hold a Shibori Workshop. 

I taught the campers how to prepare the indigo vat and two Shibori techniques. They experimented with different Shibori tools like wooden tiles, sticks, and rubber bands to come up with their own patters. A slight change in the angle and size of the fold or the placement of the rubber bands or sticks can easily result to a totally different design. 

Thank god for the clear skies, we were able to hang dry the freshly-indigo dyed beach blankets outside, just right infront of the beach. 


La Union

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

Shibori Workshop

La Union Sunset

Shibori Workshop

After the workshop, and shortly before it drizzled, everyone ran to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. :)

My next Shibori Workshop is on November 29 at the Hey Kessy studio. You can reserve a slot at workshops.heykessy.com.

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PS We are already planning our next Craft Camp events! Make sure to like our FB page or visit our website for update! :)
PPS Thanks for the photos, Mace! :)

Sunday, October 11

Some Things Work

The festival was exactly how I imagined it to be, only 3000x better! We can't thank enough the people who came and celebrated art with us, the artists who gave live demos, did live art, joined the exhibits and fairs, hosts of the open mic, Sta. Clara for giving us a fair weather, the sponsors - Hey Kessy, Sharpie, Swap, Ifex, and Jugo Bar - my friends and family, and of course to my partners-in-crime, Erbee, Lou, Dana, Tita, and Arlene!

Katipunan Art Festival

Katipunan Art Festival

2/3 of my works for the All One Piece papercutting exhibit at the Small, Absolute Things Gallery at the Hey Kessy shop. Exhibit runs until the end of October!

Papercutting

Papercutting

Katipunan Art Festival
Photo from Tippy ♡

Offered these eggs to Sta. Clara days before the event. They worked! 

Washied Eggs

Don't worry, more photos soon! Just have to run again for the second Craft Camp next weekend. :)

PS Shout out to these guys who've seen me at my lowest and happiest before, during, and after the festival - Mommy, Tippy, Abbey, Macy, Mikko, Alessa, June, Mon, Fandra, and Jen! 
Thank you for always being there for me. ♡
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