Teach yo’self: Relearning calligraphy

I’ve been doing some calligraphy drills recently because I was so inspired by the awesome calligraphers I met at the typekita 2 event. My goal is to fill up a page with drills for 30 days.
Day 1:

Day 3: I tried writing after doing drills on the third day and I think doing the drills really work! Not perfect, but a start;

Wish me luck! What have you been up to lately?

Artsycraftsy exploration: Type Kita 2

Because I had so much fun at the last type kita event (and I’m trying to learn typography), I’m attending both days in this year’s type kita exhibit!¬† :)
The first day was yesterday–I went with Jaycee and Almi and was so happy I got to watch Kay Aranzanso’s live chalk lettering and The Fozzy Book and La Bella Scrittura’s calligraphy demo–both are in my bucket list, so yay!



I don’t want to spoil the surprise, it’s best to check it out for yourself today! :) Here’s my loot:


Here’s my fave pic taken by Fran with the Ang Ink/Speculiars peeps. I spilled some water on my shorts during the calligraphy workshop because I’m graceful like that haha and it looks like I peed on myself with excitement Lol:


Best. Day. Ever!

See them live today! :)

Artsycraftsy experiment: The Unbubu project

I can still remember that incident when I was a freshman in highschool. A classmate was asking if anyone had a highlighter. I’ve been reading about that in the makeup section of magazines but wasn’t that knowledgeable yet in the world of arts and crafts (i.e. Highlighter pens) so I asked her out loud: Ano yun? She looked at me as if I didn’t know what water was. “Highlighter! Yung panghighlight ng books! Ang bobo mo naman.”
Except she said it in that pa-cute way: “Bubu”

Of course, her words stung–I was an overly-conscious pre-teen and was over sensitive.

But that’s the past. I’d like to think I have more knowledge in the world of makeup and arts/crafts supplies nowadays. I hope the ates at Natio aren’t annoyed when I butt in when they’re asked by the customers about which pen/paint is better hehe. I speak from experience now because I am a pen/arts and crafts materials addict/hoarder (this childhood trauma might be the root of that lol).

I’m actually proud of my past self for daring to ask. Never be ashamed to ask–it’s presumptuous to think that we know everything.

I made my #unbubu project because that incident made me value the importance of humility and curiosity. And of being kinder to others.

But it’s also pun-ny and I love puns.

I’m mixing Buffy quotes with photos I painted from Bust magazine:


Before that, I painted Shailened Woodley:


And Ellen Page:


Artsycraftsy experiment: hydrus and micron

I was able to score a copy of The Paris Review with Samantha Hahn’s illustrations. I got so inspired that I made some fanart, using¬† Hydrus from Dr Ph. Martins and a Micron pen. I don’t use pencils to sketch first so the proportions are whack but that’s the way I roll. Excited to make more!


From the band Warpaint, guess who?


I spilled the paint accidentally on top of this haha–but it adds character, so I don’t mind :)