Young Filipino Digital Artists Talk About Their Creative Journey

Listen to young digital artists Naomi and Denice talk about their creative journey and keeping it going despite the competitive field. Interview conducted by their friend Lian, a professional photographer.

They discuss about the difference between digital and traditional arts and provide fresh tips on aspiring artists out there based on their experiences.

“Practice, experiment and enjoy the process.” — Naomi

“Always pursue passion projects, always practice, and share your work (to others) to inspire.” — Denice

Credit: Lian Palado

February is National Arts Month

February is National Arts Month! What is the best way to observe the occasion? Participate in art contests in school and universities where you are presently enrolled in, or in workplaces where art-related activities are encouraged. If you are a parent with young kids, you can bring them to museums and art galleries to expose them to the beauty and importance of art. Art educates and broadens young minds. It teaches them to be creative and express themselves in various ways.

Rue is one of my favorite characters in the movie Hunger Games. Traditional drawing by Naomi.

In support of the occasion, here is a list of museums that people can visit:

  • Ayala Museum – This is located in Makati, Philippines. It is cleverly situated in between two malls that will allow people who suddenly gain an interest in looking at museums while shopping.
  • Bahay Tsinoy – This is a museum made specifically to show how Filipino – Chinese live in the Philippines. It shows an unfathomable mix of the Chinese and Filipino culture infused together.
  • GSIS Museo ng Sining – From the name itself, it is a museum dedicated to the arts. Filipinos enjoy art a lot but do not have the time to check out galleries. This is a place wherein people can reflect on art works made by artists.
  • National Museum – This museum holds just about anything that is related to Philippine culture and how their ancestors lived. From containers to tombs, this is the museum that is truly popular in the Philippines.
  • Planetarium – Learn more about how the solar system works through an amazing display of lights.
  • Museo Pambata – Kids will surely enjoy learning about history when they visit this type of museum. Equipped with items that children will surely like, they will surely remember the things that they will see inside the museum.

From the list of museums that has been posted above, you can always choose a few to visit.

Meantime, you can check out the Intramuros Sites and Museums Admission Fees below:

The National Museum of the Philippines is located at the P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila. It is open from Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. #nationalartsmonth

Your Best Friend’s Wedding: Help Her Cope

Your dear BFF has been burying herself in endless preparations for her upcoming wedding that you feel she’s forgetting to do one thing: relax. For days on end, she goes through her invitations and frets about her dear aunt’s choice of corsage. Although it is normal for any bride-to-be to fuss over the minutest details of her wedding, it can sometimes be unhealthy- especially if all that worrying keeps her up at night. As a concerned friend, there are some things you can do to help ease her burden.

Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels

Take her out for coffee. She may just need a breather. If she’s not into caffeine, take her to dinner, or to lunch at her favorite joint. Even just an hour a week will work wonders.

Take on some of the duties. If she has delegated some of the wedding preps to you, do your job (for her sanity’s sake!). If you can still manage, volunteer to do more. Going the extra mile for her will make her appreciate you more as a friend.

Remind her that it’s ok if things don’t go as planned. We don’t hold the key to the future, so mishaps are bound to happen. However things turn out, tell her to just smile and keep looking gorgeous.