Practice makes permanent: Brush calligraphy

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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. 🙂

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Exploring the Universe: Japan 2015-Osaka!

I can’t get over how happy I was that we were able to visit one of my dream destinations last March: Japan! My excitement was beyond words–I was dreaming of this since I was a kid and I couldn’t believe we were finally going! There will be miracles when you believe!

I borrowed sd cards and filled around 10 gb with photos. In my excitement, most of those shots are blurry, though. I wanted to capture every moment but my hands wouldn’t cooperate, heh. I also wanted to fill my travel sketchbook with daily observations/food/people dorkwings but I couldn’t really decide if I wanted to draw or just stare at everything with happy tears streaming down my facee

(I did some drawings after, though, before I forget the happy memories. See my instagram for sneak peeks: @aphazia)

Here are some highlights of our Osaka trip. We went to Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Tokyo.
Click each photo if you want to enlarge it. 🙂
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Touchdown! First photo op, with vendo and Pikachu because why not:

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My first pen meet!

I was able to join the 3rd pen meet Manila last Saturday at Project Pie, and it was one of the funnest events I’ve attended. I didn’t know what to expect, since it was my first but I loved the energy and super enjoyed the time I spent with everyone–mostly friends from instagram and the local arts/crafts scene 🙂

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I’m planning on joining the next one! Thanks, Sienne of inkcatcher for organizing this fun event! 🙂

I went to BGC after for the art mart and bought the following:

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(see my instagram: @aphazia for details on who made what) 🙂

#booksiwanttomarry project

I started this project since Ella and I saw a book at National with illustrated bookshelves. I’ve been thinking of doing something like this for the longest time but seeing that book gave me that push. So I started this personal project, featuring books I love. It made me realize most of the books I love have been given away or loaned to friends though, so I’m making do with existing books here.

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See more painted books on my instagram: @aphazia
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