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My First Inktober: What I Learned

My First Inktober: What I Learned

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in Blog, blog posts | No Comments

If you just want to look at the drawings and skip reading about the valuable lessons I learned during this art journey, then visit my Instagram page, or click here. I’ve recently gotten back into the groove of doing personal sketches and creating analog art for myself, and I’ve obtained enough confidence from doing so […]

Bless me, Internet, for I have sinned. It has been 3 years since my last blog post.

Bless me, Internet, for I have sinned. It has been 3 years since my last blog post.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Blog, blog posts, inspiration | No Comments

OY. VEY. No one likes excuses or apologies when someone hasn’t posted in forever. We all get that life happens, so I’ll just sum up the last 3 years in the following: Berlin. Munich. Adoption. Snort Monster. Cancer. London. Paris. Dublin. Lola. Veganism. Cool! The beginning of 2016 has me at a moment where I’m […]

The Oscars Drinking Game

The Oscars Drinking Game

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Blog, blog posts | No Comments

Heeeeey, movie-goers and boozin’ lovers! Tonight, Jeff and I are having a small get-together to watch The Oscars with fellow movie-lovers, the amazing Justin Castaneda and his soon-to-be wifey Nicole Solis! Since we always have fun Drink ‘n’ Draw sessions with them, it just made sense that we incorporated one of our favorite past times […]

I graduated art school. Now what? Learn the Golden Rule of Networking.

I graduated art school. Now what? Learn the Golden Rule of Networking.

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in blog posts | No Comments

So you just graduated from art school. Congratulations! You can now take all of the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired and apply them to the real world. It’s exciting! And scary, especially in an uncertain job market. But you’ve got a shot if you do three things. I’ve recently been getting a lot of emails […]

Smile & Say Hello to Twin Sisters Who Get It DONE

Smile & Say Hello to Twin Sisters Who Get It DONE

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Blog, blog posts, inspiration | No Comments

You can have it all. As twin sisters Edmarie Marcos and Elmarie Jara have proven, you can manage a full time day job, families, and your own blossoming paper goods business all in this lifetime. All it takes sisterly support, the love for your craft, and some darn yummy doughnuts to help achieve your entrepreneurial dreams. Two years […]

It’s Election Day!

It’s Election Day!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Blog, blog posts, inspiration | No Comments

Can you believe it? Hey hey hey! It’s Election Day! Be sure you do what you gotta do.

‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’ at The Art Institute of Chicago

‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’ at The Art Institute of Chicago

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Blog, blog posts, field trip, inspiration | No Comments

Over Labor Day weekend, my hub-hubs and I had the thrill of seeing the exhibition of the art of American modern artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) at The Art Institute of Chicago, running from May 16th to September 3rd. The exhibit was a remarkable event because, according to The Art Institute’s website, “It was the first […]

Farmhouse Co-owner Nora Gainer in ‘Today’s Chicago Woman’

Farmhouse Co-owner Nora Gainer in ‘Today’s Chicago Woman’

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in blog posts, clients | No Comments

Congratulations to Farmhouse co-owner Nora Gainer for her feature in Today’s Chicago Woman magazine’s September 2012 issue! I’ve had the honor of working with Nora on various projects for some time now, and she is both a pleasure to work with and one smart, sharp woman. Today’s Chicago Woman… fantastic choice for your feature! Read […]

Help Flood Relief in the Philippines

Help Flood Relief in the Philippines

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in blog posts, causes, design | No Comments

As a Filipino American, I had to post this one. On August 6, Tropical Storm Haikui wreaked havoc into the capital city of the Philippines: Manila. My awesome mom was born and raised in Manila, and a lot of my family still resides there. Tropical Storm Haikui brought massive flooding and landslides, over 800,000 people […]

A Brand-Spankin’ New Website

A Brand-Spankin’ New Website

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in blog posts | 5 Comments

As I smattered all over the Facebook and Twitter on Friday, I am BEYOND EXCITED for the launch of my new website! THE OLD What was my old website like? Before Friday, it was simply a Tumblr template redirected to a vanity URL. No diss to anyone who uses that method. It certainly worked for […]

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