My Kiddie Art

When I was a kid, my mom enrolled me in an art class and she said that after one class, I told her, “Mama, I’m so happy.” I remember that class. We were taught to mix paint and detergent, then blow bubbles in the mix, and finally press paper on the paint-infused bubbles. I still have those bubbles preserved on the page as yellow and red forms, and I love it.

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My Roots in Art

1. Singing lessons

I took up singing lessons in U.P. Diliman’s College of Music when I was in high school or was it grade school? I don’t remember anymore. My recital piece was “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music.

I enrolled in Center for Pop twice. Once when I was in grade school or high school and again after I graduated from college. I did not join the recital during my first try because it required a fee and my mom found it too expensive.

For my second time, I joined the recitals and sang Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”, Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” (group number), Lady Gaga’s “Speechless”, Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind these Hazel Eyes”.

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Experimenting with watercolors and doodles

The other day, I decided to go on YouTube to watch a few videos on how to paint a rose using watercolors. I don’t really know how to use watercolors, so when I made my rose, it felt empty. So I resorted back to my ever trusty black permanent marker and did some doodles in the background. I think the result is cute. Do you think I can sell this for P50?

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More Katipunan Finds: Crafts Supplies Store Hey Kessy (Stuff I bought and Crafts I made)

If you’ve read Craft Cuties I Want from Katipunan’s The Common Room, you’ll know that I found this interesting crafts store near Katipunan Avenue called The Common Room. My trip to Katipunan though wasn’t because I wanted to go to The Common Room, but it was because I wanted to go to Hey Kessy ( 71-B Esteban Abada St, Quezon City, Metro Manila), a crafts supplies store which also holds craft workshops.

They have Prang watercolor set, mod podge, foam brush, chalk stickers, and more!

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Craft Cuties I Want from Katipunan’s The Common Room

As you know, I love making crafts. Recently, I chanced upon this new store at Katipunan called The Common Room (#325 Dela Rosa St. corner Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City), and it’s filled with handmade stuff and a few craft supplies.

A lot of their retailers are the ones who sell at 10A Alabama, an antique furniture shop which does crafts bazaars, craft workshops, and art exhibits. The Common Room also conducts craft workshops. Sooooo cool!

Anyway, I found lots of stuff I want to buy. Sadly, right now my budget is tight, so I’m writing this wish list in case anybody wants to be nice to me. Hahahaha. Or I’ll buy them myself, soooooooon–I hope!

Cute painted wallet

Pad paper with inspirational message

Fragrances named using cool Filipino words like “Kilig”, “Umaga”, “Alaala”

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My First Bus Tickets Artwork

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I’m mad about bus tickets. I’ve designed tote bags, tablet cases, and notebooks with bus tickets, (check out Bus Ticket Tote BagHow to Design Your Tablet Case with Bus Tickets, and How To Use Bus Tickets to Design Your Notebooks), and now I created my first bus tickets artwork.

This obsession with bus tickets all started on a random day. I was riding the bus and realized that I naturally accumulated an art material–a colored paper, a bus ticket. So I started collecting them because I knew I liked making crafts but I had little money to buy expensive paints.

From that day, I became sensitive to the free art materials that constantly came into my life. This is the case with bus tickets. I don’t have to go out of my way to get them. I just have to go through the course of my day, and hello, these colorful critters will say Hi, Jasmine! Nice to see you again. Where to now?

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