Mommy and Baby Favorites #1

I thought, what better way to revive my Favorites series than with a Mommy and Baby list? It was a great way to blend my old life with my new life – watercolors and motherhood.

My style for this has changed a bit since I haven’t done it in a while and I wanted to experiment with sorely missed art materials. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, despite painting it in installments (meaning, whenever the baby would give me the time to do it and the husband wasn’t too busy with his own work).

If you’re a mommy too, what are your own favorites? Do you use any of these products?

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November 2015 Favorites

November has been such a full and happy month of events, memory-building, and errands! We were just two months away from our due date then (just one more month now), so a lot of the things we needed to do were for the baby.

But the husband and I have also talked about making sure that we still spent time on things that make us happy individually and as a couple. Basically, to not forget the life that we’ve built before the baby. Instead, build on top of it.

That probably won’t be as easy to do once the baby is actually here with us, but I’m sure it’s not impossible!

Aside from that, when I made my November 2015 Favorites canvas, I also tried out my new Joby phone stand and recorded the entire process. Play the video below to watch.

What do you think? Are there any other videos you’re interested in seeing from me? Let me know in the comments section below! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to follow my uploads and see the latest ones right away.

I’m glad that I’m able to share this list before the year ends, and hopefully, I’ll be able to do the same for my December favorites too.
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October 2015 Favorites

I don’t know if any of you are wondering but I’ve moved on to using Canson Montval, almost exclusively, for all my watercolor needs. And that means a bigger canvas to play with for my favorites!

I used to paint my monthly favorites on a smaller sized Berkeley watercolor pad but they’ve since changed their quality and their paper doesn’t work for me anymore.

Montval is a much more expensive pad but that also forces me to up my game whenever I paint something, whether it’s an exercise or for a more important project. I see that as a great learning opportunity!

Anyway, here are my October 2015 favorites – which are mostly sweet food items because, well, read on and find out!

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Hokkaido Haul

Over the Holy Week break, I joined my family on a trip to Hokkaido in Japan, hitting cities such as Sapporo and Otaru.

I didn’t really plan to do any art supplies shopping because it was a guided tour but I still managed to find some treasures, both ones that I’ve been looking for and ones that I didn’t expect I’d even see there.

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2015 Instagram Giveaway

This giveaway is long overdue, as I was supposed to have done it before the new year. That plan didn’t pan out, but I’m not scrapping the idea!

I thought that the new year would still be a good reason to let you guys know how much I continue to appreciate your support and encouragement!

I decided on THREE SETS OF PRIZES, so that means there will be THREE DIFFERENT WINNERS! I really wanted to extend the prizes to as many of you as possible. If I could, I would have a prize for all of you. Maybe in the future. But for now, there will be three winners, and I hope that a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone of you will be enough!

Some qualifications for the giveaway:

  1. You must be a resident of the Philippines.
  2. You must have an Instagram account.

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November 2014 Favorites

This year seems to be intent on leaving us all behind. If you’re anything like me, you probably blinked just a few times and woke up to the monster month (of extra heavy traffic for both vehicles and people, of an enormous workload that is bent on ending before the year does, of meetups that I can’t be a part of, for shame) that is December.

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But despite how fast it went by, November was still great and here are my fave moments from the month that just passed!

Click through to know more about each favorite and see pictures!

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The BGC Art Mart Experience 1.0

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.

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Wildflower Watercolor Timelapse

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.

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