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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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    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…