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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De Profvndis: A Comic Book to Get Your Groove Back

Friends bring you up when you’re down. I’ve been sick for days. So when your friend pings you and says that she’s free, you go out with her regardless if you’re past 24 hours awake. Meet my friend Faith Yangyang, art junkie, and one of the comic book authors of De Profvndis. 

No spoilers. Cover by Faith Yangyang.

We’ve met on my first day in college. She’s early. I was just on time. We had different circles before. It was weird at first sight. We gravitated easily with our common denominator: the arts. 

There will always be that one person who can draw the light out of your shadows.

We collaborated from projects and internships, and till this date life’s grief. 

Pastel Galaxies Project. Credits: Faith Yangyang. Click this picture to see more at her Behance Portfolio.

In my loneliness, this comic book inspired me. I wanna share how encouraging it is to take the first step to self publish at your own risk. 

Food for thought.

Hang on. Don’t push doors that open. Learn to fuel your loneliness. You’re never alone. People are waiting to see your works. I hope this makes you move on no matter what. Lift that brush. Swipe that into your liking. Go get your dreams. ❤xoxo,

Sacha




ShinHan Premium Extra Fine Artists’ Watercolors Review

I was at Artwhale when I have bumped a shelf full of ShinHan Artists’ Watercolors. These 15 ml tubes waved at me. I can’t help but take these home.

These are the colors that I have bought in my impulsivenesss. See the swatch below. Crimson lake is one of my favorites. 

Flower-worthy

It’s great for controlled work since it doesn’t bloom so much when the pigment hits the wet surface.  

Rise
ToodlesxFlorals Project “Rise” rendered using ShinHan Watercolors and LifeAfterBreakfastPH Handmade Watercolors

Shin Han Premium Extra Fine Artists’ Watercolors can be swiped as thinly as you want. A tube varies in price per color. You can also try sets if you want. I recommend for starters to try not be too excited like me. A small squeeze goes a long way. 

Keep wip-ing!

xoxo

Sacha

The Art of Moving On

Eyes Scream
When it rains, indulge.

Snooze you lose yet you do. An hour passed, you can’t even lift a finger till you see it is really time to get up. You grab yesterday’s socks. The floor sort of aired it. Wearing whatever is left in your closet, you tied your hair up and go.

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Life After Breakfast PH: Handmade Watercolors and More

Life After Breakfast PH
After a hard day’s work, we need to energize for our soul’s sanity.

What were your hopes and dreams? To me, it was to paint and draw all my life. The art kid inside begged for a treat. I just can’t wait to go for another workshop to remember. 

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