An artsy craftsy summer at the SM Stationery Art Fest

Summer for me means unwinding, relaxing, and trying new things. I did all of those today at the SM Stationery Art Fest at SM Megamall. I also met new friends!

If you love arts and crafts supplies and learning as much as I do, I bet you’d have a blast as well at the SM Stationery Art Fest. I’m still adding items to my wishlist haha. From today till April 17, Sunday, they’re having pop-up booths of arts and crafts brands, coloring activities, on-the-spot calligraphy and papercutting, and more!

This coming weekend (April 16-17), they’ll be having the workshops of super-talented local creatives. The corresponding workshop per brand is free when you purchase Php300 worth of products from their partner brands: Ifex (International Fine Paper Exchange), Pentel, Titus and Faber-Castell. For updates and for the details, check out their FB page: facebook.com/smstationeryph. Or check out my previous post.

I have always loved arts and crafts supplies so I was really excited about today’s event. (So excited that I went to the venue one hour earlier, lol)

Even the stage got me excited! How awesome is this giant orange comma:

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At the Ifex booth were these beautiful artworks by Alexis of Inkscribbler. They also sold various pads (Canson is one of my faves!), calligraphy pads and the books of Abbey Sy:

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Here’s Wednesday Sambile, doing on-the-spot papercutting and calligraphy! Starting today until Sunday, you can get a free papercut and/or calligraphy from her when you buy Php200 worth of products from Ifex.

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These paper samples from Ifex had me salivating–I’m a sucker for colorful things and paper so I spent a lot of time just admiring these samples. You can order paper from them for use in invites, greeting cards, business cards, etc.:

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At the Pilot booth, where you can test their parallel pens:IMG_20160413_203815.jpg

Here’s Tippy and Pearl trying them out:

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Adult coloring books!

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There were artworks everywhere to inspire you even more:

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I got excited when I saw the Faber-Castell polychromos pencils at their booth:

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The greatest part was when I asked if I could try them and they said yes! Another item ticked off my bucket list. 🙂

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They’re so easy to blend and smooth–I can imagine why it’s part of their premium line. Wish I could have this set (and the beautiful container!).

More artworks:

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These mason jars with colored pens inside and fresh flowers are so pretty! At the Titus booth:

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These flowers are fresh and lovely! I had to take another photo. I want to draw/paint this one day:

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Since I love notebooks and pens, I was drawn to SM Stationery’s stall. Notebooks and pens make my heart beat faster haha:IMG_20160413_160715.jpg

Got myself nifty pens! Look at those cute designs!

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In the venue are huge color-it-yourself murals that anyone can color or doodle on. Here’s me trying it out. Thanks to Tita Ella for taking this photo!
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Happy to see everyone coloring and doodling! Love how art brings people together, no matter what your age may be:

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I ended the day feeling inspired and invigorated, and surprisingly relaxed. Something about art puts me in the zone and most of the time it’s almost the same relaxed level of feeling you get from a massage or from a chill day. Does that happen to you too?

Here’s a peek of my loot–Expect a detailed review soon! I can’t wait to play with all of them. 🙂
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Hurry on over to SM Megamall for the SM Stationery Art Fest until this Sunday, April 17. Unleash your creative side and have an artsy craftsy summer! 🙂

P.S. Check out the instagram hashtag: #SMStationeryArtFest for more photos from today’s event.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. 🙂

 

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Artsy event alert! SM Stationery’s Art Fest

When I pass by SM Department Stores, I can’t resist checking out my fave section–the stationery section. I often find great deals and cute office and school supplies there, and if you know me, you’d know that stationery’s one of my weaknesses. (Along with stickers, art materials, books and milk tea 🙂 )

As a kid I collected stationery and stickers, and traded sheets of stationery with friends who were as obsessed as I am. We’d go to each other’s houses carrying various folders (Mine were the free promotional folders from the conferences my parents attended haha) filled with our “collection”. Then we’d trade sheets of stationery–dependent on the quality of the paper, size of the sheet, design, etc. That’s how I learned to haggle, lol.

My love for stationery and school/office supplies never waned, which was why I got so excited when I learned about this event!

Here’s a teaser:

 

 

 

In partnership with my fave art brands (or brands I hoard) Faber-Castell, Pentel, Ifex and Titus Pens, SM Stationery will be having an Art Fest at the Mega Fashion Hall on April 13-17, packed with workshops by local creatives and an exhibit:

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For only Php300, you can join a workshop by the artists above. Here are the detailed mechanics:

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For updates and more details, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/smstationeryph

I can’t wait! See you! 🙂
#SMStationeryArtFest

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. 🙂