Last December, I decided to create Christmas tree ornaments made out of air dry clay. It was already late November when I decided to check out the little Christmas tree I have had in my shopping cart. This thrifty mom I did not order or added decorative balls and ornaments anymore, simply because I can actually craft them myself. The girls can create whatever design they like too.
Indak is part of my daughter’s plate in school. They had an activity at school wherein they needed to prepare a Zine. A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. (source: Wikipedia)
She searched for references and came up with different drawings. One of which is that featured image. In each image, a description, experience, or story is required. She thought of including something about dancing and love.
Last Saturday, October 19, my girls attended the Hulma MNL Basic Air Dry Clay Funko Pop Inspired Workshop at the Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop in its Main Branch in Roces Avenue.
Founded last February 2019, Hulma MNL was built by friends Marge and Czarina to help artists and aspiring ones discover and develop their skills. As they have mentioned in their Facebook page: “We exist to share the love of arts and crafts.”
Kea and I have not tried painting on T-shirts, ever. But this day had to come when we dared go for it. We have plain white and colored T-shirts I ordered and got on sale online. Kea was suppose to use them for a DIY iron on project, but it did not push through. We didn’t have a printer with pigment dye to achieve great results.
Painting on T-Shirts
This t-shirt painting activity is not new anymore. Many artists have already done this, but she haven’t. I have not, and I did not have the confidence too. My daughter inspired me to try it with her. Because of her encouragement, I did found an image in Pinterest that I could use as reference. A simple design that would be perfect for my younger daughter.
My daughter K, @heyitskea on Instagram, learned about an app she can use for digital arts. So, she decided to try it and installed AutoDesk Sketchbook. Then there was the image of her being so busy with a few little artworks. She made a few until she decided to try something a little complicated, a BTS fan art as she call it. This one below took a little time and really challenged her because she did not use any stylus, just her fingers and mobile phone.
She is an ARMY, and her bias is Kim Tae-hyung, also known by his stage name V. K may have thought of challenging herself to make something a little more complicated. That is when she saw this photo of V and tried making her fan art. She posted this in her Instagram account and captioned: “My first try on realism digital art and it’s Taehyung! ?? I’m sooooo happy! This took me a week to finish tho ? Still getting used with it (app).”