Here’s an extremely happy photo of me in MoMa New York, taken by a kind stranger I took photos of:
I’ve made it my goal to start the year with a vision in mind, and I named 2016 as The Year for Abundance. Little did I know that 2016 will be filled to the brim with opportunities, new adventures, new experiences and new friends! So glad I used this word as my word for the year. Here are some of the highlights of my 2016:
❤ Went to Art Fair and Art in the Park 🙂
❤ Did lots of journaling in Taal, Batangas
❤ Got invited to the #Smstationeryartfest event
❤ Joined the #100dayproject and drew hands
❤ Brush calligraphy on tote bags for Avon, all through Geli! Thanks beh 🙂
❤ Urban sketchwalk at BGC with Kuya Robert
❤ Had a series of private watercolor workshops
❤ Together with the #artitasofmanila, we painted a higante for Nayong Pilipino’s Parkfest!
❤ Finally visited New York. I’m realizing I really miss it nowadays.
❤ Went to Vegas!
❤ Created a one-second everyday video of my US trip. Excited to do this more when traveling
❤ Saw Hoover Dam and Bryce Canyon!
❤ Stayed overnight at Sonya’s Garden, painted a lot.
❤ Obsessed with planners and journals so I made a post on how I decorate mine!
❤ Joined the #colorexploration project of Tita Ella (@ella_lama) and Tita Ria (@hueandai)
❤ Artambay goes to Baguio! With Ella and Aiz_kim 🙂
❤ Talked about how people can be inspired to create art consistently for #realtalktambay
❤ Started #LadiesDrawingNightPH because I was so inspired by the one from the U.S.
❤ Finished Inktober 2016 with illustrated women
❤ Started a series about people and their journals, called Journal Journey here in my blog
❤ Collaborating with the gf for a Women Empowerment project, From Her to Her. You can still submit your words of wisdom! Click here.
❤ My brush calligraphy being reposted by my idol Grace Bonney of Design Sponge in her instagram!
❤ Posted about exchange gift ideas from SM Stationery!
-Woodworking, Portrait painting with @carlacochua and @beyondreverie, Florals with @arlenesy.
❤ Sold my handpainted stickers at Ella’s booth for Art Mart!
❤ Joined a session of “People Painting Faces” hosted by @justaddwaterph
❤ Shot several journal flipthroughs and timelapse vids in my instagram! (@mabuhaydiy)
Favorite books this year:
❤ A Man Called Ove
❤ The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
❤ Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend haha
❤ Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbery
Obsessions this year:
❤ Acrylic stamps
❤ My Midori
❤ Stickers like when I was a kid
Fave movie this year:
❤ The Handmaiden
I keep on listening to:
❤ Scavenger Hunt
2016, you give me tons of mixed feelings but this list makes me feel better. I hope the world becomes better next year, I hope people can be better humans. Can my 2017 be the year for positive change? I’m still thinking of my word for 2017, but I still have that hope about humanity inside me. Here’s to a better year ahead! Happy Holidays!