cut and paint and write

We were at Robinson’s the other day and we did what always do whenever we find ourselves at the mall: check out Booksale for great finds.  Often, we show each other books that we think are fantastic and discuss whether any volume should have a space in our bookshelves at home. During one of these discussions the other day, I chanced upon a beautifully bound book, The Great Chiefs. Upon seeing the cover, the boyfriend suggested that I do a project combining watercolor painting, papercutting, and calligraphy. I said yes immediately, despite having no idea how to go about it.

On our way home (with no new book under our name), he further suggested that I do Noli Me Tangere and feature Maria Clara on the cover. I loved the idea and for the last 12 hours, I’ve been busy sketching, painting, and cutting.

Here was the initial sketch:

Finalizing Maria Clara:

I finished painting at around 2AM.


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screen printing fabric

Early last December, I attended a screen printing workshop conducted by Hocus Prints Manila. I left the session gazing at wider horizons and endless possibilities. I felt like I could conquer the world.

*aherm* There I go again, being dramatic. Seriously, though, do you have any idea how happy I am thinking that I can print my own fabric? My first love is sewing. I dabble in all kinds of crafts but I am a sewing enthusiast and I am positively ecstatic about making my own fabric.

I have  photos of our first batch below.


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