Update as of Sept 2017:
I will be giving a talk at the Katipunan Art Fest this year! 🙂 More details here.
Meanwhile, here’s a peek at what happened in 2015’s KAF!
I just got home from the Katipunan Art Festival but I can’t wait to post the photos on the blog already before I go to sleep!
To be honest, I was a bit nervous while preparing for my watercolor demo slot. I don’t know how I’m supposed to fit something I do for a bunch of hours into just 1 hour…in front of people. 😀 *Beads of sweat falling down from my temples* So, I pretty much planned what I was supposed to do since I didn’t have the time to think about colors & lay-outs during the actual event. Hehe.
But, I’m happy I was able to take my mind off the demo as we first attended the Plus 63 HQ tour! 🙂
Above: One of the prizes that Dan Matutina raffled off after his talk at Plus 63! 🙂
Dan Matutina & his team was generous enough to share with us their projects and a peek at their typical day in the studio.
There was also a mini giveaway at the end! These posters are ❤! Dan’s personal style is usually characterized by geometric figures, excellent lay-out and well-thought of shadow placements. It makes me want to laugh when look at my work because I tend to occupy each tiny corner. Hehe.
I’ve been a fan of Dan Matutina for so many years now. It took me a while to muster the courage to talk to him. I attended one of his exhibits a couple of years ago and ended up smiling like a true fangirl. I asked the hubby to do all the talking. 😀
Above: The quirky and friendly entrance to the Plus 63 HQ! 🙂
Waahh! Kanel won Dan’s London Formula E poster!
Above: Some details from the studio–reference books & that uber cute wooden sheep holder of their family tree! 😀
After the studio tour, we all headed to Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge for the demo! I was so caught up in the moment I wasn’t able to document much of that part of the day. Thanks to @drian_olivares for this photo! 🙂 (Yes, I draw and write sideways. I am also left-handed). I’m so happy to have done the demo with June & Abbey. We were just in La Union a little over a month ago where we had a mini watercolor playdate. We didn’t know it was sort of our practice session for this event as yesterday, we were already familiar with each other’s preferences in terms of paint brands, palettes, coloring styles et cetera. 🙂
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the demo! 🙂 Here are the outputs before we gave them away. I gave mine to someone whose name started with an R who was born in December as I’m expecting to finally meet our little bundle of joy by the end of the year. 😀 I’m hoping his dad approves of the name I want to give him! 😀
Clockwise: Two of my faves, Mansy, one of the organizers of the Katipunan Art Festival & Abbey Sy, the editor and proponent ABC’s of Hand Lettering + Candy Magazine Online editor Macy Alcaraz & Abbey, Live demo area signage!
Above: Jelvin, Carl, Mansy, Rico & John Ed! 🙂 So happy to see these guys again. I volunteered to do some documentation duties for the day but the whole thing just made me realize how much I missed holding a camera and actually taking photos of practically everything instead of my usual styled or flatlay entries on Instagram.
I’m so happy everyone was game for an impromptu portrait sesh! (Abbey said I should write “sesh” instead of “session”. Ooh. I feel so young already. Hahahaha.)
First Row (L-R): Abbey Sy, June Digan, Rico Sta. Cruz, Carl Chua
Second Row (L-R): Alessa Lanot, Jelvin Base, Geli Balcruz, Kanel Adriano
Third Row: Kitty Jardenil, Mansy Abesamis & John Ed de Vera
Thank you guys for indulging me and letting me enjoy my photographer doooooties! 🙂
So amused at at Katipunan Art Festival’s branding–how they’re made up of all these tiny mathematical symbols and lines plus the straightforward color scheme. (Thank you Macy for being my hand model. Hehe.)
After the demo, we went around and checked out the booths.
Rubbercut prints from Stay Weird by Tweed & Twine. 🙂
Vintage Collages by Arlene Barbaza (Ponggo’s teacher from grade school. Hehehe.)
Dainty Paintings by HappiWasabiiiObligatory group photooooooo! 🙂 Wow! What a day. I initially planned on going home right after the demo but I didn’t notice the time anymore. When we got out of the venue, the sun was already setting. Whew!
Congratulations to the Katipunan Art Festival team for pulling off such a gargantuan task of organizing multiple venues and events! Thanks again for this refreshing & inspiring day of meeting old and new friends + kindred souls!
P.S. Thanks to Abbey, my ever efficient live spell-checker, editor & link database while finishing this post! Haha. 😀
Plus 63 Design Co.
Dan Matutina’s Website: TwistedFork.Me
Read more about other art events:
Free Workshops in Metro Manila
A Colorful Havaianas Filipinas Launch
Vitamin Sea in La Union
Comic Making Workshop with Manix Abrera
INK Fest 2015
Photos: Singapore Watercolor Lettering Workshops
Oh Brighter Days with Heima
All About Color This Weekend
Kuala Lumpur Book Fest
INK Fest + Color Pop Fair in Photos
SM Stationery Art Fest