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.

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

Workshop is inclusive of materials and food.


Ang INK Fest 2014: A Celebration of Creativity in Children’s Literature

Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan presents INK Fest 2014 at the 10a Alabama this coming Saturday!
Enjoy the day featuring talks from your favorite illustrators, live art and of course, our lovely artwork on display.


For directions to 10A Alabama, you can refer to this map. 🙂


Images drawn by Sabrina Palmares

For more information visit our facebook page. 🙂

Craftheads. Come One Come All at Sweet Home 10a Alabama.


Tucked within New Manila, an old residence houses Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery.  Also, a crafts fair which sells handmade items from the recycled given new form & function to the cute & quirky one of a kind pieces.

DSC_0835DSC_0826 DSC_0821From  Ang INK’s table from the previous fair featuring curious little pieces from the Speculiars


Pergy Acuña’s infamous embroidered macho men dolls complete with moustache, which you can customize upon request.

DSC_0845And those magical artworks on sale from Sabrina

10150717_668850223190683_3834780426725745007_n10a Alabama handmade crafts & art fair happens this weekend!

Curious? you can get there by:

  1. Taking E Rodriguez Sr Ave from Cubao towards Manila, you’ll pass Tomas Morato Avenue on your right.
  2. After passing Tomas Morato, take the first right immediately which is Alabama Street
  3. Look for the house with 10a on the street’s right side. Look for the white gate with the 10a Alabama sign.