FREEBIE ALERT! Lorra Elena x SheenaLovesSunsets Collab

I don’t get to do much painting these days because of mommy duties, but I’m super thankful that creative friends still remember me and ask me to do simple collaborations with them.

A couple of weeks ago, Sheena Sy of SheenaLovesSunsets.com asked me to create some lettering to go with her illustrations for a travel-themed downloadable set for YOU! Yes, YOU!

We made a wallpaper for your desktop computers, laptops, and phones. All for free! Continue reading

Book Projects 2015

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.

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The Lessons I’ve Learned This Year (2014 Edition)

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2014 was a whirlwind of a year, wasn’t it?

I thought I was going to hit a home run all the way to the end, but as life always does, 2014 decided to end with a huge upset of the status quo.

But I promised myself that I’ll always try to look at the brighter side of things, and remember that 2014 was a year of courageous firsts, open doors, and exciting adventures.

Being more positive, more than I’ve ever been my entire life, has opened my eyes to the opportunity to learn from my mistakes instead of dwelling on the bad moments. That in itself is a huge lesson, but that wasn’t the only lesson I learned. I’ve decided to compile the 10 big lessons I learned last year and share them with you through this blog post. Continue reading

Watercolor Lettering Workshop with Life After Breakfast

You know how comic book superheroes have secret origin stories?

I’m not sure if I’ve ever said this here but the secret origin story of Stars for Dreams can be traced all the way back to 2012 (seems like such a long time ago), during the first ever craft soiree, organized by Life After Breakfast’s Alessa Lanot.

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It was such an impulsive decision really, I had printed out a bunch of business cards that already had the URL even before I had actually purchased the domain. Smart right? So when the time came that I signed up for the craft soiree, I had to buy the domain and populate it as well as I could at the time, just so it wouldn’t be embarrassing when I give my card out to the other participants and they’ll be met with a website that doesn’t exist.

I won’t always recommend it, but it was a great way to face my fears and do something brave for a chance.

Anyway, back to the present day, there are no more LAB craft soirees in its original form. Since then, it’s been replaced with arts and crafts workshops. Continue reading