I Have A Dream That’s Skin Deep

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Being born in a country where shelves are stacked with glutathione injections and whitening pills, stand out in your own skin. You don’t have to defy yourself.

Protestors in Cape Town against an H&M Ad. Source: Social Media/Reuters

Your nude will always be in fashion. What matters most is what’s inside. No makeup can conceal that. Be a man of honor not of color.

Humanae Project. Portraits of different race in harmony. Source: http://www.angelicadass.com

Your unique shade of toasted pantone is beautiful. Photographer Angélica Dass proved that. Our colors is a work of art as shown in the Humanae Project above.

The next time that you feel so low. Fret not. Be who you are. Looks will tarnish. Your character is forever. So, get going. Learn. Start a project with a purpose.

xoxo,

Sacha 💜

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works, A Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too

Where do broken hearts go? Here’s the secret sauce. My friend revealed at an early stroll by the bay: Paint to heal a broken heart. He told Jim Carrey is also doing the same. Here are my priceless life lessons in a year.

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
I was doubtful of my cools and warms. I muted the subject. The foreground and middle ground are noisy.

Toodles X Florals is a project that I made last 2017 when I was coping with my bipolar weathered emotions dealing with heartbreak.

Toodles. Doodles that look like noodles.

Toodles are swirls that I got addicted with. It’s a graphite tonal range training. That’s another talk. I’ll feature my Strathmore journal next week. 

I later on fell in love with colors. Faces were forever a joy.  It paved way to self discovery, an instant f*ck boys immunity, and a priceless learning season. 

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
“Clouds” made from Golden Acrylic

My works may not be as cohesive. These are the pieces that made me so alive in the moments when I felt I’m six feet under. 

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
“Rise” I was observing how colors moved. I tried Holbein, Winsor and Newton Cotman’s, Shin Han, and Life After Breakfast Handmade Watercolors in one piece. I have seen how each pigments reacted to each other to build one workable piece.

Use your loneliness wisely
Leila Hoteit advised that you should be able to convert shit into fuel based on a Ted Talk of 3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
“Inside Out” made with Shin Han Watercolors

What Eggs Do You Like? 
Remember that Runaway Bride Julia Roberts scene when she made a lot of egg dishes to find out what she really wanted? The metaphor is the same as picking what you are most passionate about. Experiment on materials. This is the season of give-no-f*cks. Enroll in classes that expand your horizons.  

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
“Shame” made with Shin Han watercolors

Misery Loves Company

Go out. Meet more people with the same interest. You don’t have to swipe left or right. See more human beings in real life. 

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
“Sunflowers” made with Shin Han watercolors. Looks unfinished. I never feel like I have to end it.
Reframing magazine models became an after work shift hobby. Gabby Garcia from Preview

Black and White 

Learn from the darkest darks and lightest lights. Above all find the light in everything that you do. Identify the cool and warm tones. Push every time you make your work.

Never Delay: Broken-Hearted Jim Carrey Inspired Paint to Heal Life Hack for Toodles X Florals Works Speedy Recovery For Your Skills Too
I forgot what I titled you but I can feel how happy I was when I made this.

Have A Role Model

Why not be an apprentice for someone who is so damn good at what they do? Motivational Life Coach Les Brown recommends to align yourself with people who can empower you. If you go with a bunch of losers you’ll unconsciously acquire their habits. You don’t want that deary. 

Immortalize your self at a certain period in time. Don’t wait for another tomorrow for your yesterday. Make your now. 

xoxo, 

Let’s warm up our toes. 

Get back to work. 

Sacha ❤

Scared of Losing Your Mind in Public? PlayCraftsPH Workshops Can Trick Your Brain to Learn Patience Fast Before It’s Too Late

People do crazy things including this guy, and this ever trending Google Search keyword results for: slapped by woman ph. There’s so much negativity around us. We are too busy with our teeth how about our soul sanity.

PlayCraftsPH Workshops 

“Do not let the sun go down on your anger” -Ephesians 4:26

In the time of Carmageddons and queues,

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How Woman Create 365 Wonders Creative Daily Planner Gets The Anxious You More Organized This New Year

Friday is the new Monday. Tonight’s the best time to plan ahead! They say that organization is the worst enemy of creativity. I disagree. The more structured you are, the more you get sh*t done.

“People have the opportunity to sleep on it, quite literally”-

 

 

Rodd Wagner

 

 

We need a friendly companion to guide us in planning ahead: a personal confidant who will never judge us when we f*ck up in life. That’s why I never hesitated to grab a copy of Women Create 365 Planner.

Woman Create 365 Wonders Daily Creative Planner
New Year. New Life. New Journal.

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Pursonalized: Handpainted Purses for Everyone

Flashback! Our taste level was once zero. Thanks to our parents who had chosen the warmest pastel-colored knitted pair of socks for our innocent toes.

Pursonalized: Handpainted Purses for Everyone
Shine in your way.

In school, we were preconditioned to wear uniforms. Fashion was conformity. Our schools stamped stars on our hands for wearing them appropriately. Those who break the rules were punished.

We all had our beauty boo boos and outfit misfit moments. Thrift shops we’re such a treasure then. Hand me down clothings were another awesome stash for those who have siblings.

Pursonalized: Handpainted Purses for Everyone
Golden Acrylic on leatherettes. For the time being I’m learning how to make my own leather bags.

As we grew older, we get more freedom. We get to dress down on Fridays at work. Off we go to designer shops offering what’s us. Our style was rewarding.  

We were so obsessed on what’s trendy. We never thought that our lingering imagination can be cooler once pursonalized

Pursonalized: Handpainted Purses for Everyone
Maple Leaves

Pursonalized is a monthly project of handpainted purses. Each purse celebrates being you. 

Check out my December 2017 collection.

Life can be a blessing or a purse.

Pursonalized: Handpainted Purses for Everyone
Just keep swimming

Let’s paint yours well. 

Any design  suggestions? Comment down below. You may also send me an e-mail at theartist@sachabernardo.com. 

Let me know which purse is your heart’s liking. Order at my Facebook or Instagram page.

Till next month!!!

xoxo,

Sacha 💜

Two Words That You Should Use More Often

Thank you. Two words that can change you. He has plans for me, and for you. Express. Be an instrument through your crafts.

Passion. Romance for some. To me, it’s that sensation of gliding your brush with grace from up above. This is an anonymous painting from my Sip n Gogh visit.

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Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop: Start Life from Scratch

Thank God for waking me up today! I slept with a smile on my face, violet-ish right thumb, and calloused finger tips from last night.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
How do you measure your life’s worth?

Life hit me with a brick recently. I ignored the subtle signs. I don’t know why I do things sometimes without thinking. If there will be one impulsive decision that I would be happy for, then it will be joining a last minute reservation with Holy Craft at CBC Corporate Center at Shaw Boulevard in Pasig City.

I was for 5 minutes late stuck in multiple traffic jams. They had a quick recap for what I have missed – a brief discussion from leather types and crafting tools.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
Welcome to the Club!

We were then advised to make our own templates. I have no idea how to do that.  I met Eden, one of the students in Holy Craft, who makes clothing. Thanks for letting me sit with her. She’s such an angel whenever I missed a step. 

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
Game on.

We created tote bag templates on Manila paper The task required simple math. I pined sigh for a longer ruler and more work time. There was slight pressure to finish fast just like in Project Runway. The fastest crafter will get to choose first for the leather hide they prefer.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
These holes will make you whole.

We were also taught tips on leather cutting, sadle stitching leather, and boring holes. The latter part is so liberating. It’s enough to release the stress. Use that strength to create.

 

Admit you were wrong. Create your way up. We all start from scratch.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
After 7 hours, I’m the last one to finish.

I never knew how soulful it is to create a bag. The next time you see a leather bag and wonder why is it so expensive to have one, think how many hours has the crafter poured their love for this art. 

xoxo, 

Sacha 💜

P.S. “To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.” ― Alan Cohen

Sip n Gogh: Drink, Paint, and Relax

Stuck at Katipunan? Take a detour at Sip n Gogh Ayala Heights at Capitol Hills Drive, Matandang Balara, in Quezon City. I’m grateful for my friend who introduced me to this Narnia from the noisy red lit streets of Manila. 

Meet me at our secret place.

 

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Faber Castell: Kid-Friendly Pencils

#ToddlerThursdays it is. My nephew Gab can’t wait for our craft time.

Faber Castell: Kid-Friendly Pencils
Please…

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Sh*t Happens

Major major careers have grown and flopped with #MissInternational2017

Past 12 hours awake, I got tied with the colors instead of the quote. Sleepy to the core,  I made a beautiful hot mess. 

I left “u”. Epic.

I remember the film Pursuit of Happyness with a Y.  It felt like a crown that I never had. I have even uploaded this to my Facebook feed for hours. A friend noticed. He was the only one who caught me. Indeed it triggered people to STAY CURIOUS

Adulting is hard. Laugh harder.

Yes, I have wasted a block. I forgive my self. Lettering is expression. It’s a challenge on how I can view and reshape things. 

These dumbfounded moments are our passes to creativity. We should never felt shameful about it. Fuel that sh*t to pump you further. 

#Relatable stuff? What’s yours?

xoxo, 

Sacha 😂