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    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…

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    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…

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    Art in Aura: Realistic Florals Watercolor Workshop

    I was invited by SM Aura to conduct a watercolor workshop last August 26, as part of their Art in Aura campaign, and since BGC is a place I haven’t put up a workshop yet I immediately said yes! There are also artists’ booths selling merchandise around the area. Art in Aura happens every weekend and artists are encouraged to join! There was supposedly a storm coming that day so inside of using the Providore Backyard as the venue, we were relocated inside the mall – which was a blessing because of the aircon!! A bunch of kids playing with my Prang before the workshop started. Know any kids that like…

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    July Watercolor Workshops

    July had been my busiest month yet with a short business trip to Singapore plus several workshops booked just right after the trip. I thought I was going to expire due to exhaustion but thankfully, I’m still alive and very happy that I pushed through with all the commitments. I managed to finish all my workshop preparations (shout out to Candice Amoranto who nicely printed my notes for me – you’re my savior!) before I head to Singapore so that really helped in keeping me calm during the trip. Honestly I was feeling very shy to hold a workshop at the office – especially having my colleagues as my students.…

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    Art Mod Fair 2017 with Faber-Castell

    Last June 11, I went to the Art Mod Fair in SM Megamall Megatrade Center for a Watercolor Floral Workshop with a dream brand. I was first contacted by Faber-Castell when I was in Japan and I prayed so hard to make our schedules align so we can make this collaboration a reality. I’ve been using Faber-Castell since I was a kid and to work with them now that I am an adult who is moonlighting as an artist is really a dream come true. I’ve first used the classic red watercolor pencils and I just bought a blue line (art grip) watercolor pencils from Sekaido and I must say the difference…