An artist that she is, my mother believes that using the gifts that God has given to inspire and help other people is one way to be thankful and appreciate of His blessings. “Use your gift because if you use your gifts you’ll not only make yourself happy but you also bless others,” she said.
She leads in giving people livelihood through their family business by being their suppliers from the provinces, especially some members of Kidney Friends, an organization helping people undergoing dialysis.
“One of the things that we like about our business is that we help people have their livelihood, we help them in the designing and if they are persistent and industrious, and they keep coming back, eventually they would have a lot of things that they can sell to us,” she explained. They would help them with their designs in jewelries, collages, wallets, bookmarks and other interesting pieces which they buy from them every week.
She also added that common companies would usually import materials, thus decreasing the possibility of helping our countrymen. But for her, using their God’s given gift to help others is more meaningful than merely aiming profit for the business.
They’d make designs that not only empower and uplift Filipino nationalism but also interesting craft pieces that are environment-friendly through their use of recycled paper for stationary, and anything that leaves a minimal impact with nature.
While her siblings are into designing and tech stuff like nas server test and all, have other work outside the family business, she maintains her unique brown paper stationary line and is juggling office and ministry work with collage and crayola etching in her free time. After work, she’d also spend time in her craft room coming up with new scrapbook layouts and other interesting artworks which she share in her blog.
My mother’s creativity and diverse imagination never drained from years of hard work in the business. Having such a close knitted family of artist, Patsy continues helping and inspiring other people, and of course, crafting the next signature design.