Monday, September 12, 2016

The One About Pinto Art Museum

One bright, sunny day in June, my friends and I took on a long drive to Antipolo.  Antipolo is quite far from my residence but I have been wanting to go there for the longest time.

You see, Pinto Art Museum beckons.

Whether or not one lives nearby, Pinto Art Museum feels like it’s worlds away.  You’d feel transported to another realm with its white-washed walls, lush greenery, abundance of natural light, and fresh air.  The entire place is peaceful and inviting.

Nestled in a huge property in the mountains of Antipolo, the place is divided into several galleries, gardens, and a lovely cafĂ©, with sculptures ranging from pretty to cute to bizarre dotting the greenery.  The galleries are home to works by various artists.  I have noticed that the artists use every medium imaginable to create their masterpieces – yes, there ‘s every kind of paint, clay, and textile but there is also x-ray film, wire, and other found objects.  A visual treat awaits at every nook and cranny of the place.


It’s not everyday that I come across a thing of beauty.  Pinto Art Museum has an abundance of beautiful things – and it’s not just the art.  The wooden doors, the flowers that sweep the staircase, the inviting outdoor couch, the al fresco dining sets…everything just comes so beautifully put together, making Pinto Art Museum truly a place for creativity and inspiration.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

100 Days of Calligraphy: Day 5

Day 5 of my 100 Days of Calligraphy Challenge had me laboring over the o-form.  Now, it's my first so-called complete figure that had me writing the entire form in one stroke.  The challenge was to perfectly time when I had to exert pressure on my nib and when to release while making certain that my o's were a series of equal widths.

Not so bad, if I may say so myself.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The One About FIDA Sewing and Arts School

I have always declared that the Philippines needs more creative spaces.  With malls and commercial establishments being built one after another, a quaint craft supply store or a small workshop venue always appears to be a breath of fresh air for artistic souls.  Just think of it:  a space when creative juices can freely flow, where untapped potential can redeem itself, where there are no mistakes, just artsy opportunities.

FIDA (Fashion Institute of Design and Arts) Sewing and Arts School is the (relatively) new kid on the creative block.  Founded in 2009 with schools in Davao and Cebu, their new branch is located in Silang, Cavite.   It is owned by Christine Munda who served as the academic director of the School for Fashion and the Arts (SOFA) at its inception.  Armed with her business degree and advanced fashion design education, she put up her own businesses in apparel, arts and crafts, and interior design.  Her vast experience in fashion and the arts ultimately led her to putting up FIDA.

The new FIDA location in Silang, Cavite promises to be a haven for individuals seeking to pursue inspired hobbies and artistic endeavors.  The school will be having its Open House and Soft Launch this week with a bevy of craft classes and sewing workshops.


Check out the classes that are offered this summer!

Naturally, the sewing classes caught my eye!  And hey, they even have workshops for crafty kiddies and young sewing enthusiasts!

As a creative, I cannot stress enough that one should allow herself the gift of inspired creativity.  FIDA Sewing and Arts School sounds like the perfect place for such gift. :)

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