A surprise from today's mail 😍 Thanks @levis_ph! Excited to do some DIY on #MyLevisTrucker! ✂️🎨 BTW: have your own Levi’s Trucker customized at the upcoming Levi’s Tailor Shop at SM Mall of Asia (Oct21) and SM Megamall (Oct22) ✨ #LiveInLevis
On the blog tonight: a post on dealing with my “almost” quarter life crisis.🤞🏼 I don’t talk about this often, but being an artist / author / content creator is quite a crazy ride. (I had a bad breakdown this time last year too, and I’m glad that part was over.) . I shared some of my coping mechanisms (meditation is lyf!), realizations on ~things~, and musings as I approach my 25th year in the next months (aka when the supposed “real” quarter life begins). Quite a long read than usual, but I promise I will be back to regular posting very soon, just felt the need to share this. Hope this post helps in some way for aspiring artists; I wished someone reminded me to watch over myself when I started out a few years back. ✨ link in profile ✨
New addition to my #ephemera collection 🇮🇸✨ Also: sorting things by color is a newfound hobby 😅 . I’m curious: how do you store your ephemera (stamps, tickets, brochures etc)? 🤔 Currently trying to figure out how to keep mine organized (I only store them in plastic zip bags lol). Tips welcome! 🎟🎫
Back-to-back this weekend at @smstationeryph Art Fest ✏️ Thanks to everyone who attended today’s Travel Journaling session w/ @ifexph 📔 Tomorrow I’ll be doing Decorative Lettering w/ @fabercastellphils at 11AM 🔤 See you at MOA Main Mall Atrium ✨ #SMStationeryArtFest . PS: If you missed today’s Travel Journaling sesh, drop by @shangrilaplazaofficial on Oct 21 (Sat) at 1PM for the Art Market 🤗 . #ABCTravelJournal #typebyabc
Weekend vibe from miles away 💛 (if you look closely, the walls are book pages ahhh ✨📖) #ABCEnRoute #NewYork . Sharing a roundup of my favorite art / book stores & cafes soon from my trips ✌🏼 Happy weekend!
A peek at one of my fave September spreads 💖📔 Tough adjustments last month (ugh, #adulting) but hoping this Q4 will be better. 🤞🏼 #ABCDailyJournal #tbt . I’m doing a demo on #journaling at @katipunanartfestival this coming Oct 21 (mine’s at around 5:30PM) 🤗 Do check it out at UP Town Center (free admission, yay!). Oh, and @shopabbeysy will have a pop-up so you’ll get to snag our online-only items (and new merch!) that same weekend ✨ Save the date! See you!
Back to work this week but my mind is wandering far, far from where I am. ✈️ Here’s to more explorations and finding home in unknown cities soon. But for now, hustling harder is in order. 💪🏼❤️ . Also: I’m hoping to finish all my #ABCEnRoute travel backlogs on the blog this year. Wish me luck 😅🤔 . [Disposable cam snap from #Busan, one of my favorite trips, July 2017.]
Been battling jetlag this whole week 🤦🏻♀️☹️ Anyway, hi! Sharing a peek of my New York spreads inside #ABCTravelJournal. Spent a nice morning drawing on-site in #Brooklyn for these bridges, which are both historical landmarks of NYC 🇺🇸❤️ #ABCEnRoute . BTW: I’m having a few (okay, a lot lol) of events lined up on all weekends this October! Swipe to see details. Hope to see you, and happy weekend 👋🏼✨
Left a part of me in NYC 🏙 #ABCEnRoute #NewYork . (TL;DR) There are places that make you never want to leave; that’s New York for me. Never felt any bit more alive after setting foot into this city, despite having been to so many other remarkable places from my travels. Always dreamed of going to NYC ever since I started my creative career, as it was the breeding ground of most of the artists and designers I look up to. Feels surreal to know that it actually happened (!) despite me always telling myself that it will always be just a dream I’ll never get to fulfill. Regardless, I think it’s safe to say I found my happy place and despite it being 14+ hours away (huhu), I’ll always find a way to go back...hopefully sooner than expected. 💖🙌🏼 . PS: Thanks @christielim for the fun company (+ misadventures lol) and for taking the best photos ✨
NYC in snaps 🇺🇸❤✨ Brought my Instax SP-2 printer for documenting duties (thanks @teaminstaxph!) 📷 Nothing beats analog 😉 #ABCEnRoute #teaminstaxph #NewYork
This neighborhood is SoHo pretty ❤ #ABCEnRoute #NewYork #totewell
Finally visited my dream school today ✨ One of the student tour guides owns this space (#goals) and it's amazing to find inspiration in every corner of the campus (esp inside the library - all those books tho 😍). Thank you SVA for the lovely campus tour + freebies! ❤ . Fun fact: I never took up art or design as a degree (out of personal choice) so that makes me completely self-taught. But I've really been thinking of taking some classes since I'm itching to discover more of what I need (and want) to know in terms of creativity and design (especially typography). Huhu, someday, I will make it happen. 🙌🏼 #ABCEnRoute
Let's cross the bridge when we get there 🤞🏼#ABCEnRoute #NewYork #Brooklyn
Empire State of mind 🏙 . #EmpireStateBuilding #ABCEnRoute #NewYoooork #NYC #concretejunglewheredreamsaremadeof 🎵
Modern art (and feelings?) fix at MoMA✨ #ABCEnRoute #NewYork
Coincidental camouflage 🤔💖 #ABCEnRoute #NewYork