By Anne A. Jambora
She spends hours hunched over a piece of cloth, her thin, bony hands sewing with precision through its tiny patterned holes. Her strained eyes, squinting and blinking, remain focused. And this she does—on and off, between work and play—for the next two to three years, pouring her heart over one single work of staggering detail.
By Pam Pastor
Fozzy Castro-Dayrit has always been fascinated with letters and writing. “Arts and letters and words have always been my outlet and my source of happiness. I was one of those kids who had every color of pen possible in an impossibly crammed pencil case.” In high school, classmates would ask her to write their names on their binders and notebooks, using her different styles. “I liked drawing fat letters and skinny ones and swirly ones,” Fozzy said.
By Tatin Yang
Twenty-nine-year-old Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY grew up in a crafty home. Her mom loved making crafts, and it was only natural for Mikko to follow in her mom’s footsteps.
By Pam Pastor
The tools that finally tore four kids away from their beloved gadgets and computers were surprisingly simple—fresh notebooks and new pens. Four boys between the ages of 7 and 11 spent an entire Saturday just drawing, seemingly forgetting about the lures of Facebook games and the Internet. In this age of instant gratification and digital [...]