Lately, I’ve been working on a project that requires me to draw religiously for at least 4 hours a day. So far, I’m on track. *Whew!* It’s challenging and rewarding so far. I really really try not to fall asleep at night when I have to finish the last few corners of my illustration.
Yep, I told my friends I’m finally accepting the title of “illustrator” because I draw every day and the title “drawer” doesn’t sound so nice. *Yep, corny.* I can’t wait to reveal the details of this project soon and I really hope you’ll enjoy this once it’s out. 🙂
Since I’ve been drawing on my computer practically every day, I really enjoy the little breaks I’ve scheduled for myself. This week, I was in a couple of watercolor workshops. Last weekend, I attended a brush lettering workshop by Joanne of The Letter J Supply who came all the way from Singapore. Her approach to brush lettering is refreshing. We held the brush in a different way, we were writing giant letters and we were standing up. As a result, we produced something that looked more fluid compared to our normal brush lettering output.
Well, okay. I wasn’t able to do that in the picture but this actually gave me a renewed love for brush lettering. It makes me want to write huge letters alllllll daaaaay! 🙂 So, if you’re in Singapore, check out Joanne’s schedule. 🙂
Thank you so much Abbey for helping out with my IG posts lately especially now that I take so much time when I reach for something on the floorrrr! I was sitting on concrete & Abbey’s phone was over my head when this was taken. Lol! Hahaha. #InstagramProblems
Yesterday was another welcome break. We did a mini workshop at Heima store in celebration of the OhBD furniture collaboration since it’s all about colors and spontaneity of brush strokes. As I was preparing the workshop kits, I smiled. I saw names of mostly moms and these days, I really enjoy interviewing moms. Haha. To the younger people reading this blog, it’s like when you’re preparing for a college entrance exam and you ask everyone who’s ever done it for tips! 🙂
If you’ve missed some of my preggy diaries, click here:
Preggy Diaries Continued
Picking Baby Names (Part 2)
It’s a Boy / It’s a Girl
Picking Baby Names & Making Baby Cake Toppers
Coming Soon: A New Googly Character
First off, thank you to Heima & Design Cafe PH for hosting this workshop.
I grabbed a few photos from Patty’s Instagram. 😀 L-R: Kathleen Penaranda the birhtday girl, Patty Laurel, Cat Juan Ledesma & Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio. 🙂
The workshop was pretty laid back and I was really grateful for the bonding session vibe. I’m also really happy to see Patty! The last time that I saw her was at her baby shower. She was 7 months pregnant then and I was clueless that I was already 1 month pregnant. Yesterday, tables have been turned as I’m now officially six months pregnant while this is her at 2 months post-giving birth. 🙂 How do people ever bounce back as if nothing really happened to them? Haha.
Front Row (L-R): Patty, Rica, Kathleen. 2nd Row (L-R): Yours trulyyyyy, Cat Juan-Ledesma and our cutie patootie youngest guest for the day Nara, Jenny of Smart Parenting, Joanna of Spot.ph, and Maris of Manila Bulletin Style Weekend 🙂
Read up more about our previous workshops, click here:
Singapore Watercolor Lettering Workshops
August Workshops & New Doodling Buddies
Digitizing, Doodling, Watercolor & Lettering Workshops
New Workshop: Brush Lettering Meets Paper Cutting
Excuses to Buy Art Materials
Fully Booked BGC Watercolor & Lettering Workshop
Thank you so much for these sandwiches The Galley! I’m such a sucker for tuna sandwiches and I told Ponggo that I’ll just share with him. But noooooo, I actually
inhaled ate the whole thing. 😀 Thanks as well to Easy Skate Surf for our coffee, Bayani Brew for the Iced tea and Cookie Bar Manila for the cookies!
I don’t know why I tend to gravitate towards pink & blue. At this point, I can already hear Abbey & Mansy saying “On brand!” Lol. LA of Heima was quick to grabe the OhBD lettering demo I made placed it on the Amelie Settee. 🙂 This got me thinking, “What happened to me?” I used to be able to walk around really fast and I can easily think on my feet, conduct workshops and take photos at the same time? Haha. These days, I’m waddling. I try not to but it’s sooooper convenient. Now I should research on that camel walk that Patty said is actually more comfy for pregnant women. Haha.
More snaps from the workshop from Patty the hubby Ponggo. 🙂
Hello Nara! You look at home beside those OhBD Star Trail Pillows. 🙂
Thanks again to everyone who came and took the time off from their office or driving all the way from Alabang! This really means a lot to me. 🙂
You may check out the rest of the Oh Brighter Days collection on Heima’s website and Instagram! You may also contact the store directly if you see a piece you’d like to bring home. 🙂
P.S. Whew! Feels good to be able to blog again! I’ve been pouring my thoughts over Twitter and wondering why I can’t seem to stop myself from Tweeting. Then, I realized, I haven’t blogged in a week! I shall be back soon. 😀
P.P.S. And the moment that you’ve been waiting forrrrrrr…Here are the winners of the blog giveaway:
1. Dienne Aika (@Dtzrgza) – winner of the full watercolor set, pad & brushes! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what else you’ll be coming up with! <3
2. Cym Marzan
3. Erna San Luis
4. Bea Reyes (@_beareyes)
5. Nat (@TheDreamCatcher28)
Congratulations! Please send your full name, contact number & mailing address to Ponggo[at]GooglyGooeys[dot]com by September 13. We will be picking new winners should you fail to give your details after the said date. *Oopsies!*
A Colorful Havaianas Filipinas Launch
Seven Colorful Instagram Accounts to Follow
Oh Brighter Days with Heima
Heima MT Spaces Exhibit
Cold Milk Culprits Exhibit at Heima Brixton
Heima in Bloom
Oh wow, you’re 6 months prego already. Kala ko mga 4 months pa lang.
Congrats again on having a baby boy! ^-^
I just got reminded of this video of a hot mom who became even hotter after she gave birth. /)*O*( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWh6q5lMsyo
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