A craft for a cause

I’ve been illustrating and designing for the longest as a profession for commercial work.

Not so long ago,  I was encouraged to work on my personal art. The output ranged from freehand lettering found randomly in pages of my planner, illustrations and watercolor drawings filled my softbound sketchbook and tried my luck on abstract paintings on larger canvases. All this time I’ve spent on building personal works was able to relieve stress.

I was able to not only build a portfolio, but also define my style of work. Something I’ve been frustrated and yes, stressed about for some time.

Since it helped me overcome not only hurdles in my struggles as a visual creative but also how I’m dealing with life in a better perspective. As a way to give back, we’ve collaborated with Buhay Movement aligned to their cause as one of the leading mental health advocates as who also recommend art and crafts as a means of an outlet.

On June 9, 2018 at Gift Avenue Cafe  we invite all to learn on how to create beautiful acrylic florals at Flower Power, workshop for a cause.

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Proceeds will go to Buhay Movement, a group that promotes mental health awareness.

Workshop is inclusive of materials and food.

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Tinkering Tales

Tinkering with something new, with concepts and traditional mediums that have been long untouched which meant the perfect time to re-discover them.

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My work will be up alongside other fellow INKies of Ang INK for our 25th year and  we will be celebrating it at Ayala Museum

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We’d love for you to join us at the opening reception of our exhibit, Tinker Tales on Sept. 12, 2016, 6 PM. See you there!

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Ready. Steady. Let’s Draw.

Sessions Illustrated is at it again. We’ll be back this coming weekend. So anyone up for another Saturday afternoon? We’ve got character design workshop this time featuring a sub genre you’ve might have encountered in a tv series or an anime you’ve been following. Steam Punk! If you happen to be in the QC area, drop by then. Order a cup of coffee. Bring out your drawing materials. Let’s draw as we also get to unwind this weekend.

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Check out for additional updates over at their facebook page about our SI activities. 🙂

Magical Medicine

In behalf of KASIBULAN, we’d like to thank all those who paid a visit to Hilom from opening day, the live art performance up to the last day.

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24″ x 24″
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What makes this exhibit special was this was one of the rare moments I’ve worked on a larger canvas than usual. The entire time I was more comfortable working with smaller pieces also digitally made. Since past exhibitions last year, I’ve decided to pick up my old brushes, paints, pastels, markers, pens, etc. It was  like breaking out of from one’s comfort zone, returning back to where it all began. Traditional medium.

I’m still using digital, but from now on I will keep on using traditional material too. It’s been quite a while. 🙂
Also, I think it’s about time I should try larger canvases too.