Inktober 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted artworks that are self-indulgent. Last month after our first watercolor workshop, I decided that I would do this year’s Inktober. So what is inktober? From its creator’s website:

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

To be honest, I’ve already heard about inktober years ago. Every year I tried to do the prompt, but I never did complete a whole month. So I challenged myself this year to complete the prompt even if I’m already busy with interior & painting works. There’s only one problem: I didn’t like the official prompt HAHA. (Pictured below)

But! There are a bunch of new prompts created every year by different artists so you could also choose from those. I chose relseiy‘s prompt, named #reltober. Here is her prompt:

Made my own #inktober prompt list inspired by nature, feel free to use! Sharing it would be great too! (not a must tho). The tag #reltober is so i can see your work and maybe feature it later, i was thinking of doing daily features in my stories? How does that sound? This went really well last year, i loved seeing everyones work and hopefully since im not as busy as last year i'll be able to do more as well. Looking forward to mixed media stuff, traditional inks and digital colouring turned out really nice last time i tried so i can't wait! This isnt an official prompt list, please check out the official @inktober account and prompt list if you want! I will repost this a day before october too as a reminder. #inktober #inktober2017 #inktoberprompts

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I thought it suited my style so I chose this. My goals for this year’s inktober were:

  • Finish the whole month. (Even if I can’t draw everyday!)
  • Draw more different flowers asides from sunflowers.
  • Practice my inking/lineart skills again.
  • Practice drawing hands.
  • Self indulge in my anime style & other styles.

Did I achieve my goals? Find out below! You can click each image and it will direct you to its original instagram post.

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Maple Leaf.

Little flowers.

Seashell.

Wind.

Strawberry.

Tea / Coffee.

Planet.

Water.

Sunflower.

Apple.

Snowflake.

Feathers.

Bubbles.

Butterfly.

Succulents.

Mushroom.

Flower crown.

Starfish.

Spark.

Constellation.

Waves.

Dandelions.

Melody.

Moth.

Roots.

Jellyfish.

Plum blossom.

Gem stone.

Vines.

Wisteria.

Lanterns.

Although a bit late, I still managed to finish this year’s Inktober! Since drawing everyday was impossible (during that time I was travelling for interior design work), I decided that whenever I had the time I would draw a bunch of drawings. Props to those who managed to draw everyday! ♥

Did I complete my goals? Well, I think so! I finished the whole month, practiced my inking/lineart skills by drawing different subjects (flowers, hands, nature), and let myself indulge in trying different art styles. I was so tempted to color some of my artworks using my markers, but I managed to stop myself from doing that because I want it to be monochromatic in my IG feed.

My personal favorites would be: Wind, Sunflowers, Spark, Constellation, and Gem Stone. ♥ What about your’s?

Will I do it again next year? Hopefully!

Tim Hortons

It’s planner season once again in the Philippines. I’ve already started my CBTL stamp collecting, but I’ve been craving the coffee of a new player in Metro Manila: Tim Hortons! The Canada-based fast food restaurant is finally here! The first time I tried it was at Eastwood with Inggo.

Interiors. They’re beside Ippudo at Eastwood.

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We ordered the Large Hot Mocha (130php) & French Vanilla (125php). The hot mocha is what you would expect it to taste. But the French Vanilla… oh my! It was heaven at first sip. ♥ Too bad that it was Inggo’s drink huhu. Price is competitive also, they’re wayyy cheaper than their competition. The only thing for a coffee connoisseur is that their coffee is not that strong. It’s too creamy for the experienced. But we don’t mind. ♥

He also ordered a Croissant with Cream Cheese. (75php).

I ordered an Apple Fritter. (Forgot the price, sorry! But it was also not bad for the price.)

And for every receipt, there’s a promo code where you have to answer their survey form. Once filled up, they’ll give you a code for a free donut when you buy a drink. ♥ I’ve already used 3-4 receipts HAHA.

Another thing is their iced drinks are different from their hot drinks. I always order the iced coffee (95php) with an add-on of vanilla shot (20php). For a large drink of 115php, I’m already happy with my creamy drink. Ughh! I’m craving for it now.

Once the planner season ends, and once they expand to the northern side of Metro Manila. I think I’ll become a regular at this place HAHA. ♥

Katipunan Art Festival

The Katipunan Art Festival held two weeks ago was the most fun we’ve had as a group! I finally got another charger for my digicam woohooo! High quality and picture heavy post ahead:

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The  January Makers PH team was complete that weekend. Monique was part of the organizer team, so she wasn’t available 100% of the time at our booth. We were seated beside Abbey Sy‘s table where Jean (owner of seamountainco) was also a part of. It was a good thing that our booths were beside each other! ♥ Manning the JanMakers table was Hannah and I.

Our table!

Pictured above is our finally complete table setup lol. We finally got to use Monique’s mesh wire where we could hang stuff. Thanks to our first workshop, we finally had the funds to buy our own table for bazaars. It was also by fate that on the day we went shopping, the table was at 30% off! Lucky! ♥

Monique’s side of the table.

Her cute 90s candies & chichirya stickers!

Harry potter-inspired food stickers, 90s candies & chichirya stickers in their cute packaging. ♥

The mesh wire display. ♥

Hannah’s cute animal cut-it-yourself sticker packs. ♥

Other side of the wire mesh: my flower sticker packs, seamountainco individual pans, and our logo. ♥

The center of the table: my individual stickers, home decor (lol), and cute birds.

My postcards. ♥

Jean also made postcards of her artworks. She also made her own sticker pack. ♥

An original watercolor painting for sale. ♥

My original watercolor painting – Magnolia. ♥

Which was sold to this gentleman. ♥ THANK YOU so much!!! (That’s me in my “presko/pochahontas/buwan ng wika” 

It was a good thing that the weather cooperated the whole weekend, albeit a bit rainy in the morning but sunny (and windy) the whole day. It was the perfect weather that provided a big crowd for the booths.

Hello to our neighbor The Republika Shop

Abbey’s table.

Oh, and I love the fact that some of the sellers were also participants from 10a Alabama years ago. I think some from the organizer team were also a part of it? So this event was a mixture of veterans and newcomers.

Graffiti wall!

I’m also thankful for our friends who visited us during the fair. Thank you for the effort! ♥

Ruth & Joy visited our table! ♥

Thanks for visiting Gerard! ♥

Thanks Ma’am Cara! ♥ (Check out her blog!)

Thank you also to Aira and Shine huhu sorry we didn’t get to take photos.

We would like to say ✨ THANK YOU ✨ to everyone who bought from us last weekend at the #KatipunanArtFestival at UP Town Center last weekend. ❤ Thank you & Congratulations to the organizers for the successful & fun event! . Thank you also to our friends who visited. Kahit medyo mahirap ang commute pumunta pa rin kayo, effort!!! 🙌 We ❤ you guys. . Thank you & Congratulations to the @januarymakersph team: @mnq_illustration, @jeankelly11, and @hmb_urger. Ang layo na ng narating natin mga bes. 😂 I can't imagine anyone else doing this w/ me for 6 months charot. 😂😂😂 Kahit nakakapagod mag man ng booth, sobrang saya pa rin dahil ang kukulit natin. 😂 Here's to many more bazaars in the future! . ❤ @suffnirain

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Got no photos from the bazaar except the booth I posted last Saturday 😂 Massive ✨THANK YOU ✨to everyone who bought our merch especially those who got my stickers and prints during the Katipunan Art Festival! Couldn’t believe that all of my sticker sets were sold out since Day 1 😭 Special shoutout also to all of our friends who dropped by our booth yesterday! 💕 Mahaba man to but I’d like to show my appreciation also for my @januarymakersph sisters, for being patient and understanding of my ‘dual’ role during the festival. Not many knew but for the past months, I’ve been volunteering to help the organizers for this festival. While I was busy roaming around documenting events, helping with food and all, my friends were the ones busy selling and manning our booth for the past two days. Uupo lang ako dun to eat lunch, make some distracted chika, deal a bit with customers and then off again to where I think I was needed. It was crazy!!! Salamat sa pagbili ng microfiber na towel at sa pagtulong sa pag benta ng items ko! I’m proud to see our progress since we started this bazaar journey six months ago (may mesh wire at own table na tayo yahoo! 😜) Hugs guys!! Salamat sa support!! ❤️

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Until the next event! ♥