Art Attack: Century City presents a Century of Art

They often times say that Filipinos view art as something intended only for the rich. To me, this is unfortunate as I believe that art is something that everyone should have a chance to enjoy. That’s why I find the street art in BGC cool, because it brings art closer to the younger generation and…

Hand lettering practice sessions – 16 August 2015

Today is a good day – I managed to get an early start from my very long list of to do’s at work. I finished two reports and checked my work emails. After laboring on work related matters for almost the rest of the day, I managed to squeeze in some practice sessions for hand…

Battling away stress with Calligraphy and Adult coloring books 

For the past two weeks, I have decided to adapt a more positive vibe on how I approach stress. Before I used to be so antagonistic and negative whenever I am thrust in a stressful situation.  Realizing that the negativity is affecting no one but myself, I have decided to take a different approach. Of…

Adult coloring books: still no need to color within the lines 

   The latest thing to hit the young, urban creative-types is the proliferation of adult coloring books. It’s similar to the coloring books of our elementary days — except that this one has more complicated patterns and are much more expensive than the usual Barbie or Disney coloring book.  Said to relieve stress and help…

Taking chances/Unexplained Art (Day 34 and Day 35/Project 365)

Day 34 I am married to a very gifted dude who loves to draw and writes poetry and short stories. The thing is, this dude I married had a fascination with the world of knights and castles, of monsters and things we’d rather not understand. Just this evening, I caught him all hunched up on…

Sketches…

I grew up in a family truly immersed with the arts. Singing, dancing, sketching, drawing–as long as it involved the arts, someone in my paternal family has perfected it. My grandpa used to earn a living painting giant movie posters–the old school kind–which used to dot Manila’s old movie theaters, before laser printing and bill…

‘shrooms for the new home

Seen over at Boing Boing and the Red Ferret: If you think this is just your average driftwood with a few mushrooms latching itself. Think again. Hit the lights, revel in the darkness, push the on-off button at the back, et voila! A great conversation piece for your starter home/ design-challenged dwelling space. With the…

Eating my veggies…

When I was growing up, no amount of torture can make me eat my veggies. My parents have tried everything: from bribing me with new books to threatening me that the bumbay will get me if I don’t eat my kalabasa. Short of threatening that they will give me up for adoption, my parents tried…