Hi! I'm Joan from The Philippines, also known as the Pearl of the Orient Sea. While working as a museum educator and as a local tour guide in our city, I fell in love with the arts and crafts from our culture. I am glad to be part of your journey in learning about other cultures, and to share my beautiful craft with you.
I started crafting when I was little child. Since my parents couldn’t afford to buy us the toys that we wanted, my aunt taught me and my siblings how to make different arts and crafts as a way to play. We would make leaf stamps, paper dolls, paper mosaics, and simple origami. Every time we would complete a craft we would be so proud, and we would put it to the wall corner to show it to our parents. This was one of the best parts of my childhood. As an adult, I continue to enjoy craft making, and my favorite materials to work with are paint, colored pencils, paper, and indigenous materials.