Not A Creative Talk

Artisan Life, Crafting + Workshop, Happenings

What’s your greatest fear? Mine is public speaking. Statistic says public speaking is one of the greatest fears. Where 74% suffer from performance anxiety. And I’m one of those 74%. When I was in college, I really wanted to conquer that. So I joined Toastmasters. It gave me butterflies in my stomach the whole day […]

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Calligraphy Station for Plains and Prints x Vania Romoff

Artisan Life, Crafting + Workshop, Design Projects, Fun Stuff, Happenings

Since I’m such a bad blogger… I am still trying to catch up some long overdue posts. Just a heads up, for the next few months, you’ll be reading throwback of my projects, collabs and everything in between. So, back in July of last year, I had a collab with Chimes for the launch of […]

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Happy New Year + January 2018 Desktop and Smartphone Wallpaper

Artisan Life, Happenings, Resources

Hello there and happy happy New Year family and friends! This is probably one of the best Christmases and New Year I’ve had. Well, for one, we are spending the holidays with the entire family in Vancouver. Secondly, we have a new member in the family. My little cute nephew, Magnus. Such a wonderful gift […]

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A little recap of what’s happening

Artisan Life, Happenings

Just like that… 4th quarter of the year is finally here… and it’s approaching like a bullet train. Reminds me of our Shinkansen experience from Osaka to Kyoto. Where we weren’t really able to fully enjoy the ride because we were still so amased then suddenly we’ve already arrived. It was that quick. That’s how […]

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Brush Calligraphy For Plains and Print X Vania Romoff


Artisan Life, Design Projects, Fun Stuff, Happenings

This week is all about painting, lettering and crafting… Here’s what’s keeping me busy this week… aside from the upcoming Artisan Paperie 8th Anniversary, De+stash Pop-up and Watercolor Society’s 4th Annual Exhibition which will all happen this month… I’ll be doing a brush calligraphy for Plains and Prints x Vania Romoff Preview at Chimes. If you’ve been following me on, Instagram @iam_artisan, where I […]

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July 6, 2017

Artisan Paperie’s 8th Anniversary


Artisan Life, Crafting + Workshop, Happenings

The last time I wrote about this was few years ago. We turned 3 and 4 then. Now, it’s Artisan Paperie‘s 8th Anniversary. 8 years! I’ve been in the creative business, officially. When I had the courage in opening a design studio and craft shop 8 years ago. Wow! Can you believe that? I’m still having a hard time believing it. Every year, […]

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July 5, 2017

De+stash Pop-up at Coffee at Yellow Hauz


Bazaar + Exhibit

Few months ago, I watched Minimalism on Netflix. Have you seen this too? High five if you had and if you opened your mind to it and somewhat practising it. I’ve been hearing about minimalism for quite some time now. I think, I first heard it from my cousin, Karen, when she was reading articles […]

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June 30, 2017

Independence Day heART at Abreeza Mall


Design Projects, Fun Stuff

Have you seen the big heART installed in every Ayala malls? If you haven’t noticed it yet, you’ll find it outside the malls and mostly in Manila. They had different artists painted over it and sometimes depends on the artist’s style or with a theme. When I saw it, I was hoping I’d have a chance to paint the […]

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June 26, 2017

Wire Writing and Rubber Stamp Workshop


Crafting + Workshop

Summer is almost over… yes, I know it’s a bummer. Some schools start this Monday, some are extended until August. Either way if you’re looking for something to do or itching to learn a new hobby, you might want to join us here. Davao Workshop (organised by two lovely ladies, Lyn and Lynn), have a 1-day […]

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June 2, 2017

Instagram Sunday #81


Instagram Sunday

Home sweet home after almost a month of being away. I must say, I fully maximised summer this year. Had my few shares of the beach and to cap it off, spent a two-week vacation with the family. I just got home the other day and I think I’m still experiencing jet lag. I slept at […]

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May 22, 2017

On blogging and Instax Camera Giveaway


Artisan Life, Happenings

Admittedly, I’m a very lousy blogger since this year started (It’s been years, who am I kidding?). To be honest though, I quite miss it. I’m not really a writer yet somehow writing has been part of my creative process. I like writing on my journals and I blog what I do, thinking someone might be inspired as […]

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May 10, 2017

Paper Flower Workshop in Panabo


Crafting + Workshop

I’ve been a lousy blogger lately. Pretty sure you’re not surprise about that. My laptop is still under repair so it’s hard to work without all my files. Buying a new one is not even an option. Well, simply because I cannot afford it. So, I need to extend more patience and dealing with whatever tool I […]

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March 16, 2017

Modern Calligraphy Workshop (Feb 2017)


Crafting + Workshop

I know some of you have been seeing a lot about calligraphy on your feed. Either from the people you follow for inspiration or from your friends. I’ve been asked a lot about a workshop for this, but I was a bit hesitant because I’m not sure if I’ll be able to translate what I’ve learned into words. […]

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February 14, 2017

Instagram Sunday #80


Instagram Sunday

Hello friends! Yay! For 2017! So far, how’s this year treating you? My few days were already quite busy and productive. I had few unlucky events but there’s also better things beyond that. Like they say, you can only control how you react or think. So, I’m looking at it different, see it as a learning. […]

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January 8, 2017

Lettering Ideas For Gift Wrapping


DIY

One thing I like about christmas season is the gift wrapping part. I had few blog posts about gift wrapping in different ways. My fascination to it lead me in designing my own gift wrapper. I guess, gift giving is a simple way of making someone happy. The excitement of opening a gift reminds us of […]

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December 16, 2016

Artisan Paperie Hand-painted iPhone Case


Artisan Paperie, Shop

I have a thing with phone cases since I had my very first iPhone. I used to buy Cath Kidston and other cute designs and change it every two months. Then just last year when I visited my sister in Vancouver, I saw a plain transparent and black iPhone 6 case. I suddenly imagine painting on it or […]

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December 8, 2016