When 2014 started, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that it would be as epic as it has been. We’re already at the tail end of November, and things still seem to be happening. Good things. And I can’t help but feel really blessed, thankful, and lucky that I’ve been given the chance to experience it, to still be a part of it.
One of the lucky opportunities that happened lately was being invited to take part in the FILED Wanderland launch, more specifically, for their 2015 Doodle and Scribble planners.
October was such a fun month, wasn’t it? It was so much fun that I got inspired to make that month’s favorites canvas a colorful one! I also thought it would be great to include a jack-o-lantern head as the first O for the header.
And by chance, I was painting this at Epicurious in Shangri-La Mall where they sold tiny pumpkins. Of course, I took that as a chance to make this photo extra special.
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The month of October started with another dream coming true, as I was able to set up my Intimate Spaces exhibit pieces at Cafe Publico‘s first ever Blue Door Gallery show AND draw on the blue door with chalk.
It was really more of being able to draw on the door more than anything. I remember that my siblings and I used to draw on our bedroom walls with crayons, and this reminded me of that sweet childhood memory.
I’ve been keeping this secret for so long, and I’ve been on the edge of my seat, waiting for the right time to tell you. And now, that time is finally here!
I was commissioned by Founder and Commander-in-Chic (super love this title), Mikka Padua, to work on Seek the Uniq‘s site relaunch, to create the watercolored visuals for their site header, footer, category headers, and social media. It was such an exciting experience because I’ve always admired their aesthetic and the high standards they follow when curating their finds.
Naturally, I felt so flattered that they were considering my watercolor work for their website.
If you’re not familiar with Seek the Uniq, it’s a chic online shop featuring carefully curated unique finds from the Philippines and all over the world. I love that they also include the stories behind the brands and products that they feature on each product’s information page. I think that extra special touch gives Seek the Uniq its, well, unique edge.
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I consider myself a bazaar newbie, as the recently concluded BGC Art Mart (September 27 and 28, October 4 and 5) was only the second bazaar I’ve participated in. Despite this, I can say that this experience was completely the opposite of my first one, and I’ve come out of it a more energized and inspired artist.
I thought that I had finished my streak of workshops this year, but impulsively, I signed up for Ink Scribbler‘s Scribble Workshop when Alexis announced a new batch of sessions on her Instagram.
September was a crazy month, even crazier than August!
And although I still have a long way to go before I can properly come up for air, I’m not really complaining because this month has been a month of doing what I love. Everyday. Not a lot of people can say that, so I feel thankful every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to sleep.
It has been hard to work on the personal projects because of client work though, and that’s why my September favorites list is a tad bit late. But better late than never!
Leaving you with just a short blog update, an invitation to attend the BGC Art Mart this coming weekend (as well as the weekend of October 4 and 5), and visit our Homeycomb booth.
The husband will be selling his comics, some Wonderpop shirts with his designs, and his limited edition Bakemono High Chuck toy.
And I’ll be selling my most recent watercolored works as notebooks, postcard prints, Christmas gift tags, and a limited number of handdrawn canvas tote bags.
We hope to see you there!
The husband has been wanting to document my painting process since the Hyperlapse app came out, and of course, I wanted to see what my painting looked like from an outsider’s perspective.
It took a while to find the perfect time to do it, but we finally got the chance when we decided to work at M&S Food in BHS Central. The lighting was good enough and there weren’t too many distractions around us.
This is 1 of 3 Wildflower girls I painted for this weekend’s BGC Art Mart, to be sold as a postcard print set. Don’t forget to drop by! We’ll be in front of Brothers Burger High Street on September 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 4-9PM.
It’s now September, and time flies really fast, doesn’t it? I didn’t even notice it until a few days ago because August was such a busy month, with a lot of new discoveries and events. No wonder I had a hard time just narrowing it down to just a few, but I finally and successfully chose the ones closest to my heart (and tummy).
Presenting, my August 2014 favorites!