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May 2017 Printable Calendar

Flores de Mayo is a festival celebrated around the Philippines all of May. I created a Dingbat (font) of Philippine flowers, with each letter featuring a flower whose name begins with that letter. It’s composed of individual floral illustrations as well as bouquets…

Travel Diary: New York City

We tried. Told ourselves, nope, we’re just staying in the west coast for this trip. PJ and I were super okay with our decision. Until one snowy day in Tahoe, we got super bored and decided to check flights and…

Handmade Ceramic Paint Palettes

My passion (passion talaga?!) for art materials has evolved through the years (naks!). Putting the workshop kits together is one of my main motivators for holding my workshops. 😛  I love sharing my favorite art supplies with my students. Now that…

Paint, Pattern, Print

Paint, Pattern, Print. This is basically my design process: I paint something, create a pattern with it, and then print it on a surface. I shared my paper stories at IFEX PH‘s Experience Paper event at Green Sun Hotel, Makati. Paper-loving guests were greeted at…

Handmade Watercolors Workshop by Alessandra Lanot

Handmade Watercolors

Happy to announce that I’ve started producing my own watercolors for my workshops!:) I created my first batch of handmade watercolor sets for last weekend’s workshop, and these sets will now be part of the watercolor workshop kits. The first…

Watercolor Process: Glazing

The glazing technique in watercolor is layering wet washes over dry ones. I’m still horribly suffering from jetlag, and just made most of the time by testing out my new handmade watercolors. Here’s a step-by-step look into my watercolor…

Handmade Calligraphy Pens and Watercolors

On the last day of 2016, PJ and I flew to San Francisco to be with the Lanot family and my Hilario cousins. My cousin-in-law Tom is a woodwork hobbyist and his garage is full of awesome tools. I…