Hello blogworld. It's been a while...like really a long while. One of the main reasons I started this blog was to have an avenue for my silly little writing (a close second next to my love for the arts) and i truly miss it now having not written anything for months. My creative pursuit has brought me so much blessings to the detriment of my weak time management skills, not to mention my sanity. Though I must admit that whenever I hit the publish button after finishing a post, I sometimes feel like I'm just throwing my thoughts to a void. But then again you my dear friends would almost always prove me wrong by dropping by and leaving me the loveliest and sweetest comments. So, thank you. Thank you for sticking around even when the blog falls silent every now and then.
Anyway, since it's been ages since my last entry, I thought it would be appropriate to deem this one as a "look back" post. So many interesting things have happened and are still happening and it would be a pity if it's left unshared. From the moment I stated on my 2012 New Year's resolution "do illustrations more...should really give this old love a chance" I've been really doing just that as evident on the evolution of my posts. So expect more work in progress photos here on the blog.
So, to commence my first entry for this year let's look back at some of the highlights of what transpired during my blog absence (not in any particular order):
ONE OF MY POSTCARDS GOT FEATURED IN A NATIONAL MAG!
I know it was just a tiny spot, but it was kind of a big deal for me. And it's Working Mom Mag!!!Another feat checked from my bucket list!
JOINED MY VERY FIRST BAZAAR!
Thanks to a sweet friend who shared her slot, I managed to join the annual Brent Bazaar. I sold my mini artprints and postcards and a few of my hanpainted kitty purses and mini pillows. I was overwhelmed with excitement but went crazy trying to rush the handmade stuff i barely had time to make my booth aesthetically pleasing. Vowed to prepare better for this year.
DID MY ANNUAL HAIR ASSASINATION
Instead of having my usual perm this year, I decided to chop my waves only to have it permed again few months after. The one on the left was taken immediately after the initial curl onslaught, with wispy ends and intact bangs. Yup, finally got tired of them bangs so i decided to grow them back...which is kind of a pain. These days I hide their monstrosity under a hat.
ENJOYED BAGUIO'S FIRST EVER ART IN THE PARK
I was very excited when I heard about Baguio's first art in the park. It is really amazing to see local artists' unique work and talent. My only hope for the next one is for it to be bigger and better advertised. It's a pity that not too many people know about the event.
MY ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT MT CLOUD BOOKSHOP AS POSTCARDS AND BOOKPLATES!
When I was asked by Padma, the owner of Mt.Cloud Bookshop if i would like to consign my paper goodies to them, I was more than elated. Mt. Cloud Bookshop is a famous spot both for local and tourists alike for its unique and quirky vibe plus it has this air of the old Baguio you can't help but fall back into. Definitely the kind of place I want my work be part of.
By the way, I have a workshop for the month of April. So if you're in Baguio and free on he 12th and 13th, do join in the fun. You can register online HERE!