The last few days have proven that the bigger the heartbreak, the greater the comfort. The support from the local and international community have been very overwhelming. We are very grateful for everyone’s support and are fully committed to rebuild Malapascua with a vengeance.
One purple afternoon
time to go down
FujiFilm Superia X-Tra 400
Fuji Superia X-tra 400
behind blinds before sundown
FUJICOLOR SUPERIA 200
Photos take from The Fozzy Book
The Fozzy Book will be available at the Seatizen’s Festival Art Shack on Sunday, September 15 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center from 7AM-6PM. It is owned by Fozzy Castro-Dayrit.
Before dipping her hands fully in calligraphy, Fozzy was an Advertising suit for eight years. Driven by inspiration, love of letters, and paper hoarding, she quit the corporate world and set out to focus on writing pretty. She is completely self-taught and dreams of joining the IAMPETH Convention one day.
Fozzy is a full-time mom to a feisty little girl named Hero, who is turning 2 in November.
What inspires you to create?
Anything, really. Happiness. Sadness. The idea that I could actually create something. Sometimes it’s just a little spark of an idea, and I create it anyway. Sometimes it fails, so it forces me to stop and sulk for a while. But then something new comes up and it’s like a light bulb that suddenly turns on.
I like looking at works of people I look up to. I like looking at things totally unrelated to calligraphy and writing. Just to find that something that makes my heart go a little faster.
What advice would you give aspiring artists?
Just go ahead and do whatever you’re passionate about doing. I taught myself how to do calligraphy and I don’t regret all the fumbling, the embarrassment and the self-loathing. It helps you find your strength and helps you find who you in your art.
How did you get into (and love) calligraphy?
I’ve always been a fan of letters and paper. I was the kid that had an impossibly fat pencil case filled with markers and pens of every imaginable color.
I was really drawn into pointed-pen calligraphy (the style I focus on now) when I was preparing for my wedding. Inspirational blogs in the US always had beautiful writing and I really, just really wanted to do that. So I began researching and asking and pestering until I got answers and guidance for me to be able to do calligraphy on my own. I’ve never enjoyed a journey as much as this.
The ArtSea Kids’ Art Workshop will be conducted by Artists for Nature (AFN), an organization committed to promote environmental awareness and support conservation programs of various eco foundations through art. It is composed of artists driven by their desire to conserve Mother Nature to use art as a vehicle for environmental education and fundraiser for specific eco projects.
30 slots available.
To register, please sign up here.
"The Philippines is worth diving for" shirts are available in four different designs in three sizes (S, M, L). These will be sold at the Seatizen’s Festival on September 15, 2013 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. Another reason to attend the Seatizen’s Festival!
They can also be ordered online here.
This is a collaboration between Islands Souvenirs and SPS for the benefit of the Malapascua Arts-Science Festival in April 2014.