I am a self-confessed creative and an artist. I enjoy making and creating. But oftentimes I don’t get to touch my art supplies for days, sometimes even weeks. It’s always the excuse of being too busy, or getting caught in the whirlwind world of motherhood. There are always meals to cook, piles of laundry to do, a huge mess to clean up, or a class to drive the little girl to. Every day, there is always some reason not to make, and I wanted to change that.
It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.
She further explains:
It is for anyone who is hungry to jump-start their creative practice, who is curious about being part of a community that celebrates process, and those who are busy with work and family commitments, but searching for a bite-sized way to play creatively.
She had me at “celebrating the process of creating.”
How do you deal with a holiday hangover after all the Christmas festivities? You spend one Saturday in January teaching fun and unique ways to document your holiday memories, of course! That’s exactly how I spent one morning back in January.
In collaboration with Craft Party PH and Life Documented Manila, I taught my first ever workshop since moving back to Manila. It was a morning filled with lots of pretty paper, stamps, embellishments, family photos, stories, and women eager to tell and keep their Christmas memories creatively.
Here’s a a little confession: I love I’m obsessed with clear stamps! I favor them over rubber stamps, because being transparent, they allow you to see precisely where you’re stamping. No more guessing whether your images are positioned accurately, making the whole stamping process faster. They are also easy to clean, and take up very little storage space. Plus, they come in lots of different cute designs and sets!