DMC Handcrafted: Dare Your Mind To Create Event and Upcoming Workshop

I remember when I was younger, I was so much into arts and crafts.   My mom is an artisan (she made...

I remember when I was younger, I was so much into arts and crafts.   My mom is an artisan (she made vases, crocheted, sewed dresses and curtains, did macramé art on a full length mirror which still hanged on our wall) and I got that creative side from her.  I loved drawing, painting, making beautiful things out of nothing, making cards, cross-stitching, collecting figurines and making friendship bracelets.  You could say that I was a lot more into arts and I was really passionate about being creative.  Forward to now, what happened?  Well, since I became too busy with work (been working for more than a decade and since I graduated!) and being a mom, I sadly set aside what I loved doing then.  I had forgotten how to be creative.  Until I attended DMC’s Dare Your Mind To Create event a few days ago.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event

DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
So much beauty in every corner of the pretty Early Bird Breakfast Club Restaurant at Century City Mall in Makati City.  Even their food was delicious and came with a good-looking presentation, that I cannot help share.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Breakfast Sausages
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Chicken Adobo Flakes
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
French Fries
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Choco Banana Berry French Toast (I die!)
The event honestly woke up the sleeping creative monster in me.  It reminded me of my childhood, of how making something beautiful by using my mind and my heart made me truly happy.   It also brought memories of my bonding with my mom who was my role model in creativity.  It was a beautiful first event of the year that I attended especially when seven (7) amazing crafty women stood up to speak of their passion in their creations and how it changed their lives.  These were Alessa Lanot, whom I met during a short painting class I attended in Tagaytay, Candy Reyes-Alipio, Karla Quimsing, Len Cabili, Marielle Nadal-Reyes, Mikko Sumulong and Trey Ajusto.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
L-R:  Marielle, Candy, Trey, and Michelle Karla Sumulong (who's a full-time crafter and blogs in www.itrydiy.me).  Not in the photo is Len and Alessa Lanot (a designer, a crafter and owner of various organic and vegetarian restos in the Metro.  She also writes about her crafts in her website called Life After Breakfast)
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Candy Reyes-Alipio is the creative mind behind Knitting Expedition which makes knitted products with the locals of Mt. Pulag.  She also works with Ricefield Collective, a group of women farmers from Banaue.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Len Cabili owns the fashion line called Filip+Inna where her clothes are designed with traditional Filipino patterns, featured in Elle magazine, worn by Tory Burch and Amanda Hearts.  She also has a collaboration with BAYO.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Trey Ajusto sells her own line of crochet yarn and craft supplies called Ganstsilyo Guru.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Karla Quimsing owns Damgo (dreams) an online store where she sells beautiful dreamcatchers.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
Marielle Nadal-Reyes is the founder of CraftMNL, a studio in Makati for crafters where they do workshops together.  She also owns Yellow Bug Love, where she sells hand crafted wedding decors.
I was moved with the stories shared by each of these beautiful women.  They made crafting and creating something unique and meaningful, part of their lives.  They dared to think outside of the box and just went the direction which others don’t take (myself included) to share their hearts and their minds, through the wonderful creations they produced out of crafting.  They weren’t afraid to make mistakes because it’s part of the journey.  It’s so much alike our lives, mistakes are part of it, the important thing is the learning and being wise.  This is what DMC is challenging everybody to do.  As far as I know, it had been successful with me.  I was inspired to once again create, to draw, to stitch, one project at a time, one day at a time. 

So imagine how thrilled I was when I received gifts from these talented women after the event.  For me, it's not just a simple gift.  Each of them gave me a piece of their hearts through their created crafts.  They were all wonderful.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
If you want to learn and be inspired to do crafts and just dare to create, DMC is holding a craft fair entitled “DMC HANDCRAFTED” for those who want to start crafting and learn how to.  It will run from January 30 to February 1 at Century City Mall Event Center where you could also buy handmade pieces or make your own projects.  There will be free workshops and also live entertainment at night.
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
DMC Dare Your Mind To Create and Handcrafted Event
For more details and updates on DMC's Handcrafted Arts & Crafts Fair, like them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram.  You may also check their websites for other information you may need: http://www.dmc-ap.com/ and http://www.focusglobalinc.com/

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2 comments

  1. HI Louise! Happy New Year ! I love your lists and in my case saying goodbye,telling your kids where you are and when to come back is a great trait that not only lessens Mommy guilt but allows our kids to learn and practice it until they grow up which is very important for me as a parent.

    Now that most of my kids are now teens with two adults who already had finished school,I have more time to do the things I love such as running, going to the gym and reading. Still I would love to spend time running, biking, trekking,mountain climbing or swimming with all of them in the future as well

    I know it is a bit expensive but who knows ? Parents especially Moms have this ample source of creativity to reach dreams and goals no matter how impossible they are. Besides "it is never too late to achieve the dreams you thought you once missed,"

    All the best to you and your family and hope to meet you soon.

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  2. Hello Sarah! I agree with you in all levels! I do wish to meet you soon! All the best to you as well and kudos for having two children finish school already. I have a looooong way to go! Take care always! :)

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