My tummy hurt because I was extremely nervous before giving my talk yesterday at #realtalktambay. I was invited to talk about creating consistently and talking about what I love is exciting for me but also nerve-wracking. 🙂
Happy to report that I didn’t faint while speaking! 🙂 Glad I got out of my comfort zone and happy I leapt into the fire and found out how nourishing it was haha (based on the latest Magic Lessons podcast which I am so enjoying!)
Here are the tips I shared:
Group photo! I enjoyed that the speakers and organizers wore similar colors lol:
I made my wallet cry from my visit to the newly-opened The Craft Central store in Greenbelt but it was worth it:
Before I slept around 4am because of too much tea last night I listened to the Magic Lessons podcast and made sleepy sketchnotes in the semi-dark: meaning I used my phone as light if I wanted to write something:
New artworks up on my wall!
Thank you universe and tita @ella_lama for this amazing learning opportunity 🙂
Thanks to @ella_lama, I got myself the english neko atsume app and I’ve been hooked since day 1! I am 10 gold coins away from the yard expansion and I can’t wait to finally expand my yard so I can save up for the toys and fancy food for my kitties. I love cocoa, snowball and breezy 🙂 I made a quick sketch inspired by my obsession:
Here’s our take on Katha Magazine’s “Versus”. Inspired by the botanical lettering of Bethany Robertson, Ella did the one on top and I did the one at the bottom:
Some snaps from my instagram (@aphazia) feed– I’m embracing my messy brush calligraphy style and making more urban sketches. For my recent urban sketches I’ve been using my trusty fudebiyori brush pens and adding tone by using my water brush. 🙂
I’ve been using fave poems for brush calligraphy practice. The one above is from Mary Oliver.
This one’s from Elizabeth Bishop. 🙂
I’ve been studying how to paint freehand portraits too, of imaginary ladies, thanks to tips from Jean (thanks, Jean!) during our artambay:
Brush calligraphy relaxes me, while lettering challenges me. Been experimenting with my new brush pens, paint and pens:
I’ve always wanted to try this since I’ve seen it years ago and I was finally able to try it recently:
I’m pretty happy with my calligraphy progress as well. My hands are still shaky as hell, but practice makes permanent 🙂
I plan on writing this quote again in a month to check my progress. My friends have been doing it and I’m curious as to whether mine will improve as well.
A wise friend named Geli gave me advice in brush lettering/calligraphy: Embrace your own style, she said.
I’ve been practicing daily-mostly foregoing my morning yoga so I could write a few words. I’m slowly learning what works for me and what doesn’t, so I just need to wake up earlier so I could squeeze in a few minutes of yoga too 🙂
I joined the #10daysofheartache challenge hosted by Imma (lol) and instead of calligraphy, I used brush pen lettering:
I’m hoping this helps me improve
Tried some brush lettering since I had some leftover ink:
Then I tried it with my fave color:
Tried it using a fat brush pen:
I love Rumi, so I wrote some Rumi quotes using gold liquid acrylic paint and some watery gouache: