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I was there when Boysen Color Stories made its debut in Interior & Design Manila (IDM) at the SMX Convention Center last March 7, 2019. I was welcomed by the smiling faces of the event crew and Aiza Ramadhan, one of Boysen’s event coordinators. Her instruction was pretty straightforward, “just choose a color palette that appeals to you, line up, and paint.”

Check out this video to see what went down when I tried painting at Boysen Color Stories in IDM. This vlog can also be your helpful guide when you visit the booth in the future.

My Color Stories Experience

Boysen’s interactive booths are always a hit among booth visitors. People seem to be naturally drawn to hold a paint brush and try coloring. For me, painting takes me back to my childhood when I used to have one of those art sets for kids –the complete set with watercolor, color markers and a free coloring book. I colored all day with the TV playing cartoon shows in the background. This feeling is similar to my Color Stories experience, like being a kid again and painting an enormous coloring book.

There were no rules; I just went for it and painted. It could be messy but they handed out tissues after you paint.  Before I left, I got to take home postcards of the paintings with my name written on them, mementos of my fantasy collaboration with notable Filipino artists.

Seeing The Bigger Picture

The booth Color Stories welcomes your artistic vision –that is its appeal. Its minimalist design with lots of open spaces invites you to take part in it. Whether you are there to paint or to use the artwork as a backdrop for your selfies, it embraces you with no judgment. From your color palette choice, to your painting technique and to your decision where to paint, these are all subtle ways to convey your artistic side freely.

It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or not, Color Stories will bring out the inner artist in you. It is worth celebrating when the lines are blurred to pave way for accessibility. When booths like Color Stories are open for all, for the amateur, for the average, and for the young and young at heart, it adds a new dimension to the way we appreciate and make art. We are no longer passive consumers of art, but rather an active participant in making the world more colorful.

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Yasmin Aguila
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Yasmin is a copywriter who writes poems when she is in love. She is also a feminist and a film enthusiast.

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