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Watercolored Envelopes

I reunited with my favorite Radiant Watercolors by Dr. Ph Martin’s for a Watercolor Demo for the Silver Ultra Mini Brush Series at Craft Carrot’s flagship store on East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo. I’ve been using Silver Brush for watercolor…

Ampersand April

Random challenge: chose 4 of my fave ampersands, and did this no-pencil watercolor lettering exercise. Used gray ecoline ink and a 20/0 brush. πŸ™‚…

Succulents & Serifs

The world is always silent once brush touches paper. Painting quiet little serifs is such a relaxing process; it’s like nothing else matters more than straightening those lines one tiny brushstroke at a time. I love getting into that…

Petal by Petal Patience

I don’t have to go far to look for botanical inspiration. Our restaurant Hillside is surrounded by so much beautiful greens–decorative plants, flowers, herbs, succulents! It’s located right inside Cedar Hills Garden Center along Mother Ignacia Ave, QC. Sometimes,…

Peek into the Process: Watercolored Rose

I recently documented my watercolor processes for my new Workshop Zines (read: upgraded handouts!). Below are two step-by-step photos from the Botanical Watercolor module. The first is the wet-on-wet technique applied to a single petal, and the second is…

Peek into the Process: Watercolored Kingfisher

Working with watercolor requires lots of patience—not so much for the amount of practice required (because it actually can be a forgiving medium if you follow the right steps), but rather patience for the times you are waiting for…

Burn Bright

That song on the tv commercial of Unionbay (ang 90s!!) that plays in between the NBA Finals (PH broadcast on btv) is so cute! It’s such a happy happy song about living in the present, doing it now. “Burn…

Peek into the Process: A Step-by-Step Lettering Guide

I’m always trying to improve my workshop guides and handouts, and though I’ve taught numerous classes already, each is always a learning experience. Sometimes, a finished piece of work can be really intimidating for beginners, so I’ve broken down…

Fruits of Craft & Kitchen Experiments

Any chance I get, I try to squeeze in some time for an artwork. Or two. Or four. πŸ˜› Sometimes, I join in the workshops and paint together with my students. Here are some birds (kingfisher, woodpecker, doves) that…