Category Archives: Personal

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

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.

One year of employment

Days went by too fast for our dear daughter who just celebrated her first year of employment this month. She is working from home as graphic designer. She is slowly realizing her dream one step at a time.

You may have witnessed her improvement in terms of her artistry – from the time I posted her earliest drawings on this blog up to her recent works.

Samples of her earliest drawings
One of her latest works

There’s this dream (of hers) that I wish she’d realized one day, that is to be able to work overseas and to live there with us. 🙂