I have not been updating for a while. This is about my fave drawstring bag, the Type bag which was designed by an inspiring friend. She’s none other than Noni Devora. I also featured her here on FAM.
The Type Bag
Last year, we were able to create and organize an event called, The Pen Meet. Luckily, one of the guest artists present was a dear friend of mine. She’s none other than Ate Noni. To be honest, I don’t remember interacting with her even when we were younger even if we both went to the same school back then. It was just 2015 that I can definitely say that we talked! But, this is all about her Type bag!
It was through an event that we were able to converse. It was Type Kita’s event called Pass on the Passion. Literally and figuratively, the passion was passed to us, aspirants.
I’d like to apologize for not being able to update this. It has been more than a month since I did and it’s about time that I share another favorite of mine.
The is from Ate Noni’s Instagram account. For the bag to be born, a collaboration was formed with Couch. The material for the bag is canvas and it’s a drawstring type of bag. Ate Noni personally paints her pouches and bags. It is such a pleasure to receive her products.
This is not a sponsored post. The bag was given to me as a gift and it is one of my favorite bags as well.
Why I love it?
This is my very first drawstring bag which was hand-painted. It’s a fact that I love stuff that is locally made. I am quite vocal with my love for local artists. They need our support. I previously shared my go-to tote bag. Now, here’s my go-to drawstring bag!
Since this bag is white, it could be matched with almost any color. Just like black! Other than that, the string is blue which is my favorite color. I think it’s the standard size for a drawstring bag?
It could fit my:
- power bank
- make-up kit (at times, I bring it)
- a water bottle (if I had one)
You can wear it as an accent if you are wearing a monochromatic outfit. I did that when I wore a black top, black bottom and black footwear.
Not only that but I personally admire the person behind it. She’s a leftie just like me. She is also doing calligraphy but better than I do. Lastly, she is letting the world know that leftie can do calligraphy as well. It really feels different when you get a gift from someone you admire. It gives you that kilig feeling whenever.
Kilig is a Tagalog term which now part of the Oxford Dictionary. As a adjective, kilig means, “Of a person: exhilarated by an exciting or romantic experience; thrilled, elated, gratified,” or “Causing or expressing a rush of excitement or exhilaration; thrilling, enthralling, captivating.”
It also inspires to be better at what I do. Receiving the bag gave me a different kind of motivation that keeps me sane in the things that I am doing. Pursuing another degree and being creative is not as easy as it seems. It’s a lifelong challenge that I am willing to endure just to reach my goal.
I am sharing this to you to shed some light on the many wonderful things that local artists do. Art may not be that well-support here but we have to start somewhere. I admire that there are events where art is the main event.
Being a creative is soul is also a struggle especially if the people you think will support you, do not. It’s a bit sad when that happens but it is a reality. Most will stick to what will do or in Filipino, “pwede na“.
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Not only that, but I would love that you try to check Ate Noni’s Instagram [x] so you could see more of her products and her works. I am also proposing to you that you try supporting local artists or crafters or businesses as they need us!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The bag was given to me as a gift. It just felt right to share my thoughts and feelings about this bag.