At the end of last year, I declared to myself and the universe that 2015 will be a year for book projects. And even before 2014 ended, I already had a few book-related prospects lined up. As always, God has been generous and His love is overflowing.
Originally uploaded on March 18, 2015 Last updated: October 13, 2015
I’ve been getting quite a number of questions on Instagram about the materials that I like using and would recommend, and I’ve been wanting to create this list since last year anyway, so I decided to compile everything for anyone who’s interested.
This did take a while because for the last few months, I kept adding to the list and it always felt like it wasn’t ready for sharing. But enough of that! I can’t keep procrastinating, right? I’ll just have to surrender to the fact that this list is always going to be flexible and I should just add to it whenever I find a new material that I love.
So without further ado, here are my beloved materials and recommendations!
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.
Click through to know more about each favorite and see pictures!
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.
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.
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.
I don’t think I’ve ever published it here, but the husband is a comics creator and this year, he decided to go at it full-time. And although that means a lot of sleepless nights and sacrifices, it’s also been extremely rewarding for the both of us so far. It’s not really my main thing but I do enjoy creating a comic book or two, as much as I enjoy assisting the husband in his endeavors. We’re also having the time of our lives collaborating on our weekly webcomic Homeycomb: A Married Life, where we get to commemorate and make fun of our newlywed experiences. But before I get ahead of myself, I’d also like to share our wonderful breakfast experience at Epic Coffee Roastery in Kapitolyo. Continue reading →
I was supposed to blog about this earlier this week but I met some unfortunate technical difficulties that just delayed my ability to finish my workload and be able to write about Heyjow. While that problem’s temporarily settled, I’m taking the opportunity to finally share with you Joana Ballesteros‘ beautiful creations.
What attracted me to Heyjow was the fact that they specialize in handmade jewelry, using materials that have an earthy and natural look to them. Joana loves to travel and that love bleeds into her designs, incorporating colors and styles that naturally occur in nature. Continue reading →