I went to a watercolor workshop

Stuff I did at the workshop!
Titles: 1. “The Little House”, 2. “Mountain Goat” ;


top to bottom: “Nature Series: Wind, Woods and Waves”.

Mga ginawa ko sa workshop!
Pamagat: 1. “Ang Munting Bahay”, 2. “Kambing ng Bundok”; mula taas hanggang baba: “Serye ng Kalikasan: Hangin, Kakahuyan at mga Alon”
題名: 1.「小さい家」、2. 「白岩山羊」
上から下: 3. 「自然: 風、森林と波」


My first time attending the Hispanic Heritage Festival

Today was the Hispanic Heritage Festival 2019 ! It was wonderful 😍


IMG_20191005_230954_674It was a happy event filled with bright colors, delicious food, smiling faces — all under the sunny blue sky.

The dances were nothing short of spectacular, and the music enlivening! It’s great seeing people dancing in the street!

It was very hot though, and come midday even if I was drinking a lot of water my throat felt very dry. I was dehydrated 😦

Next time I’ll bring some salt to solve ny dehydration problem, AND add more sauce and hot sauce to my tamales!

Ngayong araw ipinagdiriwang ang Hispanic Heritage Festival. Napakaganda!

Simply the brush

Just sketchin’…preppin’..👩🏻‍🎨

For some reason, I thought it would be more immediate and fun to sketch something with watercolor.

No pencil underdrawing.

Just the brush.

And it IS fun! One stroke of the brush I made a nice line, and I giggled like a kid learning to paint for the first time. At that moment I was more into the process, not rushing to produce a result.

It felt great! I didn’t feel rushed or pressured.

Sometimes a thought like, having to prove something would come along but I just brushed it off.


Just noticed the pun. Heheh *blush*

And! I learned not to over-brush (I made this word up). To me it means just doing one clean stroke and not brushing too much. You know, when I feel like I made a mistake and I wanna “correct” a line by hastily writing over it.

Anyway, today was a fun day and my friends treated me to ice cream!

Nag-eensayo, naghahanda..

Mas masaya siguro kung magpinta ako ng direkta. Yung tipong walang sketch ng lapis.

At totoo nga! Masaya! Natuwa ako na parang batang nagsisimula palang matutong gumamit ng brush. Mas natutok ako sa proseso, hindi sa resulta.

A Tree & Shrubs at Chinatown

“A Tree and Shrubs at Chinatown” 21x21cm. A sketch in watercolor & ink.

I sketched them while waiting for the bus, then today I experimented with watercolor using Burnt Sienna, Sap Green and Yellow Ochre.

If you look closer, at the background is the palette I used to paint Rhythm by the Bonfire XD

I do feel that watercolor is perfect for me because I love its spontaneity, and the surprises it gives you if you just let it run its magic!
“Isang Puno at Mga Palumpong sa Chinatown” – isang dibujo gamit ang watercolor at tinta.
「チャイナタウンにある樹木」ー 21×21 cm. 水彩画と墨で描いたスケッチ。