Sunday, December 26, 2010

Onward We go...

Looking forward to what the New Year
has to offer.  I guess more importantly, what I have to
offer to the New Year and this new venture/partnership
we got going on.  Ready for the challenges and the
road bumps, ready for what may come.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Seasons Greetings

M  R  R  Y  *  C  H  R  I  S  T  M  A  S
R  Y  O  N  E  !

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry, Merry and Happy, Happy

I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Thank you for all the support and for giving us a chance.

Thank you to the Bayanihan Center and Ms. Angelica for the Tiangge sa Soma.
Thank you the Madrone Bar and Ms. Camille for the Madrone Pop-Up Shop.

Hopefully we can keep this going.  We've been getting some really good responses and it's all very encouraging and wonderful. 
We love the suggestions and are looking forward to more pics from people for our Sariwa ba? page.
Please send them in when you can:

Special Thank you to Ms. Mimi for our sale of a Sariwa original.  I hope your Aunt enjoys it.
Hope to see you in the New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thank you - Madrone

It was storming, but those of you that could, we appreciate you all coming by.  The friendly faces and awesome treats more than soothe the stomach. 
As always, the support is great and is greatly humbling an experience.  Good enough to keep going and keep doing more...better this Sunday than the 1st time.
It's very enouraging.  Thank you all...and see you in the Spring time.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

On to the next one...

You are cordially invited...
Sunday, Dec 19th, 2010 from 1pm to 8pm
500 Divisadero St @ Fell in the City
Come by,
Say hi,
Let us know what you think.
And may be if you see something
for someone...

Friday, December 3, 2010


We have arrived-ded.  Doesn't make sense, but if you said it with a Filipino accent it does (at least it does to me)...and we are here.  Last night was rough, but a lot of fun. 
Much respect to those who sell their art for a living.  That's hard work.  Definitely Love of Labor.  Not for the thin-skinned.  And I am very much humbled by the whole process.  It takes a lot to get started and it takes a lot to keep it going. 
It was great to be back in the old neighborhood too.  Funny how everything comes back full circle.  I can't say I missed the smell, but the people are something else.
I have some pics of the Soma event under Tiannge.  Thank you for the support and love and to everyone that was able to come thank you again.  And if we didn't see you last night, may be the next fair...Sunday, Dec 19th...1pm to 8pm...Madrone Art Bar 500 Divisadero St , San Francisco

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Are we there yet?
I guess only tomorrow will tell.  I found out the other hard thing about doing something...and that's getting judged.  How will we be received?  Will we sell anything?  Will people like what we have to offer?
The fear comes from not knowing...but you'll never know until you make and go and do and get ready to be rejected, right? 
                    "Hope for the best, expect the worse." 
That's a horrible way to look at life, no? 
Yes it is..better to just make and go I are world.
                        "Love me or leave me alone!"
Will be posting photos tomorrow.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

Thank you to everyone who have been supportive of us and our ideas.  Those who have allowed us to be ourselves unapologetically.  It means just as much when you are not mean as it does when are you nice.
Salamat po.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


As we live our lives, we move about in the world as if we are the only ones in it.  Until you find yourself on a road you've never been on before.  Where nothing is familiar and everything seems shifty. 
If you are lucky enough, someone will stop and help you out along the way.  Show you the best way to get around, the safer way to go.  We are reminded that we are not alone in this world. That there are other people out there, some willing to help, others would rather turn away.  And both are ok.  It's okay to not help out others, as long as your aware that no one may be there for you when you need it.
I like Karma.  Someone helps us me today, so that I may help someone someday.
On the road to creativity, ask for directions.  Someone has been there before and they are willing to help.

Friday, November 19, 2010


The hard thing about doing something is believing in the process.  Knowing that as you are doing something inane or mundane that it is all part of a bigger goal, the larger picture.  One must stay motivated to keep going.  One has to stay focused and not stray into the daily hustle of life.  Because we all know that the daily routines of life is what keeps us down.  It's what makes us think that we can't possibly do anymore today than we already have.  But we can and we should.  Because that is the only we will ever get any further than where we are now.
Instead of looking at the daily routines as a hinderance, we should look at it as part of the process, because it is.  Just as we have to do the laundry, we also have to better ourselves if we want more out of this life.  We have to stay motivated and believe that we are doing something for ourselves.  Nothing worth doing is ever easy.  Most things that come easy are hardly of substance.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Creative Drive

It's exhilarating to destroy and create and create some more.  But it's also exhausting, I suppose that goes without saying.  The mind constantly wonders into what I could do and how I could do it, non-stop.  Always on, it's the body that cannot keep up.  But I'm up for it and I'm ready for it.
To fail now is to know you need more planning and more doing.  To succeed now means to keep up the hard work and never let up.  Neither of which can be defined until I am 6ft under.
With that said, let us keep chugging along.  However slow or fast we go thru this life, it's not what we take with us to the grave that makes the difference, it's what we leave behind.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Palengke Fair - San Francisco

Challenge still accepted with 3 weeks to create an inventory.  But what the heck, nothing to it right?  Along with making at least 10 bags for the Fair, I also need to make other things.  Ideas flying around, possibly key chains, ornaments and maybe even a few small trees for center pieces.  Three weeks is not a long time, so every minute has to count.  I'm reminded of origami.  Where no fold is made without use.
I'm not sure I'm breathing right now, I feel a bit overwhelmed.  But the alternative is not an option.  Because we know what happens when we don't do anything.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Fixing the wheel, while the engine is running...
That's the City life for you.  But something's gotta give and I guess it's me.  Things need to get done and I need to do them.  There are things things that I would like to do that also should get done.  But who has the energy right?  Who has the time?  Who has the spirit?  Anyone? 
Me's hard, but the art is just as important as the things that need to get done...the laundry, the bills, the cleaning of the bathrooms, the list go on.  And on and on...but that's the same for everyone, right?
It's all important...but who has the time?  Labor of love I suppose, you make time even when there couldn't possibly be any time.
Here's to the crafty in us all.  The ladie's who knit on the bus and the the trains, the ladies and gents all over who do what they do and inspire us at the fairs and markets. 
I wanna do it do it, and if they can make the time, I can too, right?
Guess we'll see.
Taking on the task of 10 bags in 5 weeks and possibly a few more pieces of items in the same time period.
Challenge accepted.