Artis Artisan Bazaar, A Love Story
I've never been a believer in love at first site BUT I totally believe in love at first visit. Seriously, Antipolo, you are so tempting with your lush green, accessibility and dreamy homes. You're close enough to Manila but far enough away to feel away from the crowds. It is a place of both city and provincial life. Granted, I think the worlds collided between Artis Artisan Bazaar and The Beehouse which made the perfect cocktail. Antipolo brought it's A game and so did all the artists. Artis Artisan Bazaar is best described as a community of creatives who got together, sold works, ate burgers and taught mini workshops. It was the chillest event I have ever been to. Marie Gucci knows how to set a tone. She just smiles and peacefully moves from one event to another.
I am still in awe that I got to be a demonstrator with such a talented lineup. Some of them included Arlene Sy, Manysa Abemis, Marie Gutierrez and Dianne Pascual. Being the month of love, I did a basic demo of sewing paper garlands. I brought both of my machines and well over a hundred paper hearts. Teaching workshops is fun! I always thought it was a bit overwhelming but this demo was so fun and easy! All of the ten participants threaded one of my two machines and then sewed a garland. It is amazing what can be done with a little direction and confidence. I am thinking I might try a real workshop soon.
The Antipolo Beehouse is now open for events as a venue. Perfect, right? So, when can I move in?
And that my friends, is how I fell in love with Antipolo. Now, who would like to have us being a in a reality tv show of a foreigner family living the province life? Sign me up.