MY ART CONFESSION: I SUCK AT DRAWING

Here’s a confession: I may be good at photography, product styling, flat lay, and design, but I am horrible when it comes to drawing, painting, and lettering. It is true, that you cannot really have it all, but in my case, I guess it is because I did not continuously practice when I was a kid, and instead, gave up and just focused on other art related stuff. But of course, it is never too late for me, or for anyone; hence, I attended the SM Stationery Art Fest in SM Makati!

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018Look what Crissey Si did during our Oriental Pattern Collage class! So cute!!

The Art Fest offers different classes: Brush Pen Calligraphy by Carl Chua, Script Lettering by Paolo Tugano, Watercolor Bouquet by Joy Poa, Oriental Pattern Collage by Ian De Jesus, Doodling Fun by Tippy Go of Googly Gooeys, Crunchy Slime Time by Teacher Jill, Glowy Slime Time by Teacher Jill, Basics on Psychedelic Art by Evanna Chan, Etching with Sakura Oil Pastesls by Ian De Jesus, Watercolor Nightscapes by Avin Del Rosario, and Floral Watercolor Painting by Kristine Barcoma.

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018To join these classes, I just purchased a minimum single-receipt worth Php 300 from one participating brand or booth such as Pilot Pens, ifex Fine Paper, Faber Castell, elmers, Sakura and Tokyo Finds. The purchases I made from SM Stationery booths qualified me to join one or more workshop of my choice.

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018And because I attended several classes, the Brush Pen Calligraphy, the Script Lettering, the Oriental Pattern Collage, the Glowy Slime Time, and the Basics on Psychedelic Art classes, I bought from five brands/booths. So, which one I had fun the most? Definitely the Glowy Slime Time – who would not enjoy making slime anyway?

With this, let me share with you a few details on how to make slime:

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018First, let us talk about its ingredients, what you need are glue, baking soda, glow in the dark powder, food coloring, glitter, shaving cream, and contact lens solution.

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018Basically, we put everything all together in one container with just the right amount that was instructed by teacher Jill. However, the tricky part was turning it into a perfect, not sticky slime by putting the contact lens solution – just pour two tablespoons of the contact lens solution at a time until the slime is not sticky at all.

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018And after a few minutes, we all have a soft and squishy slime! Oh, and it glows in the dark!

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018By the way, do not worry about the materials that you need in the workshop. Everything is provided for free, except for Pilot’s workshops, but you need to return or leave the materials on the workshop table after every session.

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018Of course, it is not surprising how good Ava Te-Zabat at this! So, envious!

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018Tippy Pelayo-Go of Googly Gooeys is just so good in all art related things!

On the other hand, the ones that I was really interested in learning were the Brush Pen Calligraphy and the Script Lettering!

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018SM Stationery Art Fest 2018Although admittedly, it was difficult, as it requires more time and practice, but at least I already knew some techniques to make doing it easier!

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018So now, time to practice!