For the past weeks of Heima they opened 2 back to back exhibits, the first one is the “Hello Sailor” exhibit in Cubao-X, a collaboration exhibit of Soleil Ignacio and Tokwa Peñaflorida. Then for the next exhibit, “Southern Stories” is again a collaboration exhibit of Aleyn Comprendio and Charles Buenconsejo which I went to last week(here). And yesterday together with all the artists and another extra artists, Heima had their 3rd Design Discussion. Also that night they released their 5th collection/their summer collection.This design discussion is partly different from the seminars I attended to, and the fun part there is this design discussion is actually an informal seminar, which is good for young people/aspiring artists like me. One more good thing about yesterday is their background or whatever you call it.The cool thing about that is it’s like a ribbon around it, but those cute things around the “Heima DD3” text are neon papers. How cool is that right? People in Heima are truly artistic! :)
Let’s now move on to the discussion proper.The first speaker is Soleil Ignacio. I tell you her works are really great, well I first knew and heard her name because of the Keds shoes exhibit, and it’s my first time to see her yesterday. And yesterday I truly became a fan of her because of this…she did my favorite Yoko Ono illustration!:) And look at this! This could be a cover of ELLE MAGAZINE!
Before the other half of the “Hello Sailor” team is the business manager(am I right) of Brushstrokes Creatives.
Next speaker is the other half of “Hello Sailor”, Tokwa Peñaflorida! Which also happened to be a Caviteño. :) This guy is not a normal illustrator, because he is really versatile especially in terms of capturing the eyes of the children.♥He also showed us the video of how he illustrated one of his artworks, and this video really entertained me. :)
So after his talk they had an open forum which they will answer the same questions at the same time, since Soleil and Tokwa already collaborated a lot of times.So if you haven’t seen their exhibit yet, better go to Heima Cubao-X and you’ll see their awesome artworks!
The next topic is all about photography! Which I’m truly waiting for, so the first one to speak is Charles Buenconsejo.As I expected he is really a cool guy! His style is also cool and his presentation is really good , first is because it is full of quotable quotes that will inspire you, like this one…"The inner and outer world share a similar landscape." And his presentation is in its timeline arrangement, which is really good. I felt the real photographer inside me as he talked about his life.
Then finally my favorite Aleyn Comprendio with her very inspiring discussion. And the last discussion I’ve heard that day because…I will discuss it a little later.Her story is really different from everyone there. First is because she didn’t have an artistic background, and next one is she is a purely self-taught photographer. Her story inspired me, just because of this thing, she did her best to be the best, and she created her name in the industry where she truly belong with her uniqueness. And just like Charles’ presentation I also got a good quote from her.LIFE IS AWESOME!
Since yes that just like what I said earlier Aleyn was the last speaker I listened to, because I already have to go already, just to get my eyeglasses with me and go home, which is the sad part of this entry. :( Anyway of course I never stopped myself even though I only got a few minutes to roam around I still went to the Heima Store and the booth of Coast Thru Life(sad I already left when they talked).The collaborative painting of Soleil Ignacio and Tokwa Peñaflorida for the “Hello Sailor” exhibit.Keds’ shoes everywhere. :) The Coast Thru Life booth.
Yes! That’s it and I’m really looking forward for the next Heima Design Discussion, and to everyone visit Heima Store in LRI Makati or Cubao-X for their new collection. Have a nice week to everyone!