Just Add Water 3 / Agueda

After a long hiatus, one of my favorite events was held again last month! This is Just Add Water 3 at SM Aura. It was organized by the members of WatercoloristsPH.

I usually attend this event with Hannah and the rest of the January Makers PH girls. But due to their work schedule, they couldn’t make it this time. Thankfully, Aira and Inggo accompanied me! ♥

Daniel Smith paint swatch from Craft Carrot ♥

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I allowed myself to splurge on watercolor materials for this event. Since Craft Carrot was on sale that day, I finally bought a Daniel Smith Sap Green! It was around 450 even with the discount, but I know that this will last me for a long time. ♥ I tried to find a brush holder from the other sellers, unfortunately they don’t have it huhu.

One of the reasons that we went here is because of Agueda. I ordered a custom 4″x4″ cookie and some Paint-your-Own cookie set from her to give as gifts. Of course, I painted my own set right away.

The first attempts at a peony.

Done!

I didn’t use my cookie “palette” and requested if I could use her paints. Thanks, Dandi!

A close up view. ♥

I won !

Painting my round set. ♥

Hydrangeaaaaaas. ♥ Loved how this one turned out!

Aira’s creations + mine. ♥

Behind the scenes photoshoot.

Dandi offered that we have our creations “dusted” so it would dry quickly. Back in the first Agueda PYO cookie, we had to let it dry for a while before we could pack it.

Still so pretty. ♥

Even though we stayed there for just a few hours, we still had fun. ♥ Thank you Agueda for accommodating my orders! Until next time.

Katipunan Art Festival

The Katipunan Art Festival held two weeks ago was the most fun we’ve had as a group! I finally got another charger for my digicam woohooo! High quality and picture heavy post ahead:

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The  January Makers PH team was complete that weekend. Monique was part of the organizer team, so she wasn’t available 100% of the time at our booth. We were seated beside Abbey Sy‘s table where Jean (owner of seamountainco) was also a part of. It was a good thing that our booths were beside each other! ♥ Manning the JanMakers table was Hannah and I.

Our table!

Pictured above is our finally complete table setup lol. We finally got to use Monique’s mesh wire where we could hang stuff. Thanks to our first workshop, we finally had the funds to buy our own table for bazaars. It was also by fate that on the day we went shopping, the table was at 30% off! Lucky! ♥

Monique’s side of the table.

Her cute 90s candies & chichirya stickers!

Harry potter-inspired food stickers, 90s candies & chichirya stickers in their cute packaging. ♥

The mesh wire display. ♥

Hannah’s cute animal cut-it-yourself sticker packs. ♥

Other side of the wire mesh: my flower sticker packs, seamountainco individual pans, and our logo. ♥

The center of the table: my individual stickers, home decor (lol), and cute birds.

My postcards. ♥

Jean also made postcards of her artworks. She also made her own sticker pack. ♥

An original watercolor painting for sale. ♥

My original watercolor painting – Magnolia. ♥

Which was sold to this gentleman. ♥ THANK YOU so much!!! (That’s me in my “presko/pochahontas/buwan ng wika” outfit. HAHA.

It was a good thing that the weather cooperated the whole weekend, albeit a bit rainy in the morning but sunny (and windy) the whole day. It was the perfect weather that provided a big crowd for the booths.

Hello to our neighbor The Republika Shop!

Abbey’s table.

Oh, and I love the fact that some of the sellers were also participants from 10a Alabama years ago. I think some from the organizer team were also a part of it? So this event was a mixture of veterans and newcomers.

Graffiti wall!

I’m also thankful for our friends who visited us during the fair. Thank you for the effort! ♥

Ruth & Joy visited our table! ♥

Thanks for visiting Gerard! ♥

Thanks Ma’am Cara! ♥ (Check out her blog!)

Thank you also to Aira and Shine huhu sorry we didn’t get to take photos.

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We would like to say ✨ THANK YOU ✨ to everyone who bought from us last weekend at the #KatipunanArtFestival at UP Town Center last weekend. ❤ Thank you & Congratulations to the organizers for the successful & fun event! . Thank you also to our friends who visited. Kahit medyo mahirap ang commute pumunta pa rin kayo, effort!!! 🙌 We ❤ you guys. . Thank you & Congratulations to the @januarymakersph team: @mnq_illustration, @jeankelly11, and @hmb_urger. Ang layo na ng narating natin mga bes. 😂 I can't imagine anyone else doing this w/ me for 6 months charot. 😂😂😂 Kahit nakakapagod mag man ng booth, sobrang saya pa rin dahil ang kukulit natin. 😂 Here's to many more bazaars in the future! . ❤ @suffnirain

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Got no photos from the bazaar except the booth I posted last Saturday 😂 Massive ✨THANK YOU ✨to everyone who bought our merch especially those who got my stickers and prints during the Katipunan Art Festival! Couldn’t believe that all of my sticker sets were sold out since Day 1 😭 Special shoutout also to all of our friends who dropped by our booth yesterday! 💕 Mahaba man to but I’d like to show my appreciation also for my @januarymakersph sisters, for being patient and understanding of my ‘dual’ role during the festival. Not many knew but for the past months, I’ve been volunteering to help the organizers for this festival. While I was busy roaming around documenting events, helping with food and all, my friends were the ones busy selling and manning our booth for the past two days. Uupo lang ako dun to eat lunch, make some distracted chika, deal a bit with customers and then off again to where I think I was needed. It was crazy!!! Salamat sa pagbili ng microfiber na towel at sa pagtulong sa pag benta ng items ko! I’m proud to see our progress since we started this bazaar journey six months ago (may mesh wire at own table na tayo yahoo! 😜) Hugs guys!! Salamat sa support!! ❤️

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Until the next event! ♥

Just Add Water + Ink

After a week, I’m still on the #JAWInk2017 & #CampJAWI high. ♥ This event was great! We went on Saturday at around 1pm and the venue was crowded compared last year! There were a lot of booths again selling watercolor & calligraphy materials.

Community Art Wall.

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First agenda was to visit Agueda Manila‘s booth again. Thanks to Dandi for reserving the square pieces for Hannah and I! ♥

Lezz do this. Colors were food coloring.

Finished product ♥ Mine on the left / Right is Hannah’s.

Community art wall again. These are 4″ x 6″ postcards created by various watercolorists. The freckled girl left of Sailor Moon is Hannah’s. The pink gerbera left of the hydrangea one is mine. ♥

#Art Tambay at Craft Coffee again.

Since there were no tables available at the event itself, we decided again to hang out at Craft Coffee. Hannah & I were the first ones of the #January Girls to arrive. We took over the long table at Craft, woohoo! January Girl members present were: Me, HannahJean (Thanks again for the watercolor huhuhu), Monique, and our new member (haha) Naresa!

Here are some of my instagram posts that day:

It was so much fun! I also got to meet other Watercolorist ph members as well. ♥ I can’t wait for the next one! As for now, I need to try out the watercolor that I got from seamountainco. ♥ You can order your own handmade watercolor from seamountainco through this link.

January Girls

We had an art tambay last Sunday. Attendees were: Aiza, whom Jean & I met at the WatercoloristPH Art Trade last January; Sylvie – Aiza’s friend, and my bestfriend Hannah. We decided to meet at Makati since this is the “center” for the whole group. Jean recommended Local Edition, a coffee shop near Greenbelt.

Interior.

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Title of this blog post was from Aiza’s comment that we’re the January Girls because that’s the month that we met last year. I liked it, so there lol.

Our messy table.

I wish for more art tambays like this. I’m glad that everyone has the same interests & similar personalities. The whole afternoon was spent on chatting, giggling, painting (and sharing our paint!) and sharing watercolor papers. I’m really happy that I met all of them. ♥

My painting. I decided to paint a bouquet. ♥

Final.

Our table. The baristas gave us Manila paper placemats to protect the table. lol.

Gifts from friends. Postcard from Jean. Calligraphy from Aiza. Stickers from Sylvie. ♥ Thank you!

The interior of Local Edition only accommodates a small amount of people. We took over the center table for our group. Coffee was good! I tried their hot cafe latte for round 1, and the iced version on round 2. The male barista was nice, the one who took over, not so much. Its as if she was glad that our group was leaving. Huhu. Let me share something from an old blog:

As much as possible we’d like to do 2 rounds as courtesy to the cafes for staying that long. (At least its better than staying the whole day and ordering just one drink, in my opinion.) We also don’t use the electrical outlets, as we just lug around our art materials and draw / chat the whole time we’re together. Also, if there’s an influx of customers in need of seats, we either offer our extra seats or leave the place itself so the next customers could sit. 🙂

So, we did that after 4 hours. Hmm. We’re planning on meeting up again next month. Hopefully that follows through. (With more members?!). ♥

Just Add Water 2

(First of all, I’m sorry I’m not good at events blogging. HAHA.)

Last week was the Just Add Water 2 event organized by the members of WatercoloristsPH! It was held at The Podium mall Atrium. There were art stores, artists selling their wares, and art workshops. Last year’s Just Add Water event was so much fun that I wanted my artist friends to experience it too. So I invited Hannah and Hasay  to the event. Hasay invited her friend Yuki as well.♥

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We found out that our block mate from college is one of the food merchants . She owns Agueda, a dessert shop selling brigadeiros. For the event, she also sold sugar cookies which you can paint on and eat after.

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Our cookies and plates.

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The “paints” were food coloring I think?

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Left: Hannah’s / Right: Mine.

This was a hit with the kids there. It was a fun experience! We’ll do better next time. After the sugar cookie painting session, we wanted to paint our Artist Trading Cards but there were no seats left. So we decided to do our Art Tambay / painting session at Craft. Thank you, Craft, for the delicious drinks.

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Left: The new Prang / Right: My old dirty Prang HAHAHA.

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My rushed ATCs.

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The community art wall! Contribute a postcard, get another postcard. ♥

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My postcard. ♥ For some reason Hannah took this one out of the others on the wall.

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My ATC loot. ♥

Above (Top left + Clockwise ): Landscape ATC by Yuki , Comic by Hasay, Postcard & ATC (Girl with leaves/flowers on her head) by Joyce Luga (A coincidence that I also got the postcard!), Pink flower ATC by Frances, and ATC by Hasay again. ♥

I had a lot of fun. I got to do an Art Tambay at a coffee shop with new and old friends, painting and talking about our similar interests. Really grateful. I wish for more days like this. ♥ Hopefully somewhere up north next time?

A watercolor affair

After resigning from my job last January 2015, I promised myself that I would do more art and try out all of my art materials. And I did! At the same time, I also shared my works on Instagram and got to know a lot of local artists. A few months after that, I joined a local watercolor group hoping to meet new people (seriously). The admin organized a watercolor atc trade event a few weeks ago and I attended. So, what are ATCs? According to this link:

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized “swap” events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″

I attended the event with my IG friend Jean (@jeankelly11 & @watercolordive). We met up at Glorietta and got lost on the way to the venue. But it was a blessing in disguise because the next person to arrive at the event was one of our idols – Margaret Morales ! We were table mates and group mates for the trade. I was sooooooo happy! She was really nice and down to earth. 🙂

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When we finally had enough people, we went to our assigned groups and started trading! I was in Group 3. Two from my group didn’t get to attend, but they sent their cards to the admin to be traded.

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On the left are Jen Mandia ‘s delicious looking ATCs, on the right are Dindin Lagdameo ‘s colorful ATCs.

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Clockwise from upper left: Dianne Zaragoza ‘s , Mikai Tuazon ‘s kyooot large ATC , Monique‘s food ATC, Dindin’s, Jen Mandia’s, and Ardee‘s period fashion ATC.

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Monique‘s food ATC, Margaret Morales‘ amazing ATCs, Aiza‘s crazy detailed ATCs (huhu my photo didn’t do justice to her art, go check her IG!), and finally my ATCs.

My ATCs captured by Maggie.

My ATCs captured by Maggie.

What I received after the trade.

What I received after the trade.

Everyone is so talented and inspiring! I had a great time chatting with people with the same interests as mine. If given the chance, I’m sure we can talk about art materials the whole day HAHA. We only met that day but it felt like we’ve been friends for a long time. ❤ We even took outfit photos together AHAHA (but I won’t upload that here).  Hay. So grateful 🙂 . Hopefully there will be a next time. I promise to attend more art related events this year!