#10daysofdivas Challenge

I love joining creative challenges on instagram!  Last month, I joined a group of calligraphy enthusiasts for the #10daysofdivas challenge.  The goal is to post short lyrics to songs sung by music divas for 10 days.  This was so fun for me because I have always loved using lyrics to practice my lettering and calligraphy skills.    Here’s what I came up with. 🙂


“You are the song” by Regine Velazquez


“One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston


“Kahit Na” by Zsa Zsa Padilla


“Underneath the Stars” by Mariah Carey


“If I Believe” by Patti Austin


“What It Feels Like For A Girl” by Madonna


“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Tina Turner


“Unthinkable” by Alicia Keys


“XO” by Beyonce


“I Think I’m In Love” by Kuh Ledesma



I totally love joining creative challenges on instagram.   I joined #thehandletteredproject this month.  It’s headed by my sister.  There are 30 prompts to work on to improve one’s lettering or calligraphy skills.  I hope you can join too! 🙂  Here are the list of prompts:


The List Project 2014


Who doesn’t like making lists?  For the whole month of October 2014, my sister, Rianne of the Make Ideas Happen Blog,  and I will host THE LIST PROJECT.  For 31 days, she and I will post a list prompt on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  This is totally free.  All you need are pen and paper.  Please share your lists on social media (Facebook or Instagram) with the hashtag ‪#‎thelistproject2014‬.




Hope you can join us! 🙂

White is the New Black

If you happen to be looking for a good white pen, get the UNI-BALL SIGNO white pen.  I love how the opaque white ink spills effortlessly on paper.  Here are some of the works I’ve done recently with it.


kraft paper


watercolor wash


Almost like chalk on black paper

Best. White. Pen. Ever.

Restocked at National Bookstore for Php 102. Let’s hoard! 🙂

My Craft Wishlist

My husband and I seldom give each other gifts.  Come Valentine’s Day, Christmas, wedding anniversaries, etc., my Facebook feed would always be flooded by other girls’ boasts posts of flowers and many other expensive things their significant other has given them.  Always, I would have nothing to boast post.

Because we didn’t have much money,  we were forced to be more creative with gift giving.  On my part, the best and most unique gift I have given him was a travel scrapbook of places to travel to.  The best thing I have ever received from him was a Booksale-hopping trip (I love books!).

In the last 2 years, my husband has given me so much that he has totally redeemed himself out of his giftlessness.   For my birthday, I presented him with this craft wishlist.  None of the items cost much.  The truth is, gifts need not be expensive to be well appreciated.


watercolor lettering practice