• Blog,  Personal

    Getting back into writing

    Hi everyone who has ever visited this space in the internet. I have no excuses why I stopped taking care of this website – maybe because the pictures on my old posts are disappearing for some reason (it’s like Thanos affected them) or because I am no longer happy with the layout (shame on this useless IT professional) – but I think it’s time to get back to writing. I still want to record my thoughts and funny experiences in this blog, no matter that I don’t plug it in my Instagram. Writing, like painting, is something you do for you.

  • Blog,  Monthly Retrospective,  Workshops

    Recap: January 2018

    Hello 2018! I went from blogging every month to not updating for two months! Hope you bear with me on this very lengthy update. Last December I had two trips to Japan – one with my friend to watch Bigbang’s Last Dance Concert and the other one with my family. When I started my official leave from work I just wanted to spend quality time with my family and friends. Leaves are precious when you are an employee so I really aimed to get my much-needed rest and relaxation. I still painted of course, and even brought my Escoda  watercolorbook and brushes (thank you Escoda family!) to Japan! I’m not…

  • Personal,  Uncategorized,  Workshops

    October Workshops And Suggestions for Artists Planning a Workshop

    I had a back-to-back art workshop at Art in Aura last October. I don’t know what came over me to schedule workshops for the weekends, as if holding one workshop wasn’t a challenge enough! Looking back, I was pretty stressed out about it (talking to so many people reminded me of my management trainee days), given once again it decided to rain very hard (why the typhoon just happens to hit Manila when I have a workshop is a mystery….). Before diving into the workshop pictures, I’d take this opportunity to write about what goes on when I decide to have a workshop.  If you are just interested in seeing…

  • Blog,  Personal

    Those I Hold Dear

    Lucky to have a holiday after such a hectic week. As usual I spent my time hanging around my favorite corner, while there is still natural light pouring in through the windows. I’ve had this small table for ages, which I bought for only 499 pesos in CDR King. You’ve probably recognize it as the table I use for all my IG posts and even my attempt in filming for my Youtube channel. Sometimes I take self-portraits because I like to document my creative journey and this part of my life where I feel most alive. I’d like to remember this moment – the tranquility and content – of just spending…

  • Blog,  Monthly Retrospective,  Personal

    Art Weekend at Commercenter Alabang

    I was invited by Artnebula to conduct a Realistic Florals Workshop last May 6 at Commercenter, Alabang. I didn’t hesitate to the offer because (1) it was artnebulaph, an online artshop which I love, providing the materials, and (2) it was going to be in Alabang! I only held one workshop back then in Molito and I really wanted to have another session in the South. We need more art events here! Artnebula also prepared booths for the invited artists to sell their merchandise! So thoughtful! I’ve never tried selling any of my merchandise (if I have any) in a booth so I had to think about what to print to…