On April 22, Saturday, Papel de Pinay held its first workshop for 2017. There were 5 participants (who were all very creative, I must say) in attendance. As usual, workshop kits were distributed, and everyone enjoyed the sumptuous meals and drinks served by Café Mithi.
Each participant applied their learnings during the final activity, where they made and framed their own papercut designs.
Pretty impressive works for first-timers, yeah?
It’s always a wonderful feeling to be able to impart one’s skill to another. It’s definitely a crafternoon to remember.
As I’ve posted in my facebook page, I will be joining the 10th Global Pinoy Bazaar running from August 22-24 at the World Trade Center. I will be joining on the 23rd, Saturday. Check their feature on me here.
I will be posting about my first ever bazaar experience soon! 🙂
A couple of weeks ago, our family went for a vacation in Baguio, a tourist destination north of Manila. This is the go-to place for people who would like to take a break from their busy urban lives and enjoy cool weather and a laidback atmosphere. Now Baguio is a city, but it has this suburban feel to it where you wouldn’t have to keep track of time and everyone’s nice to everybody. I was just there earlier this year but I cannot possibly get tired of visiting this city with its beautiful parks and sites to see. There is just something about this place that makes me want to, as cliche as it may sound, stop and smell the flowers.
Taken at the Baguio Botanical Gardens
La Trinidad, a city just outside Baguio, is famous for its Strawberry Farm. Too bad strawberries were out of season when we visited, though they also have rows and rows of fresh lettuces to get lost in!
This was taken at The Good Shepherd Convent. The convent sells products made by the Good Shepherd nuns. They carry items such as fruit preserves, strawberry and ube jams, cashew and peanut brittle, and coco jam. According to the City of Pines website, the money generated from the sale of their products is used for the different charities sponsored by the Good Shepherd nuns and also for the maintenance and upkeep of the convent. Cool, huh?
They don’t call Baguio the City of Pines for nothing. 😉
This post may have been generally about my latest travel but of course I could not possibly forget to insert a papercut project, could I? This was a papercut I made a few months back, which my brother promised to photograph for me. I figured this would fit nicely in a blog post about spending quality time with your family.
One of my favorite projects to date is a line from Snow Patrol’s Signal Fire. It appears on Spider-Man 3’s soundtrack, particularly, in the movie’s end credits. A little trivia: did you know that the song was initially offered to the movie Shrek the Third? Good thing it got rejected as I do not think it’s fitting to be in an animated film.
Moving on from my love for the song (and the band!), this project took me more than an hour to make. I’ve always wanted to do something in an infinity pattern and a project with different kinds of birds. I decided to combine the two and came up with this:
Notice how I connected all the letters just like a strikethrough text. I wasn’t sure about this at first as it might make the text hard to read. I was quite relieved it turned out fine. I also kept the leaves and flowers to a minimum as I didn’t want to make it too crowded. The birds weren’t that difficult to make too, though I had to google some bird outlines for basis. Cutting the tiny holes for birds’ eyes was another story. If anyone knows what tool I can use for them, please do tell! 🙂
Ending this post by sharing Signal Fire’s music video. Enjoy!