“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.
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.
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. Hetold Jim Carrey is also doing the same. Here are my priceless life lessons in a year.
Toodles X Florals is a project that I made last 2017 when I was coping with my bipolar weathered emotions dealing with heartbreak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Do not let the sun go down on your anger” -Ephesians 4:26
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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 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.