Keep close what fills your heart with light! This little illo is inspired by so many things: my love for travel, the stars 💫, horoscopes, trusting the universe, an escape, finding balance ☯, and lowkey Woojin’s line in IPU Propose ver. 🙈 . Drew this early last year but it took me a while before I had them made. This pin is a visual reminder to keep chasing the light, day & night, and know that someday, you too will shine! 💖 . Will be bringing this next week in @commonroomph stores!
Write more 2019 starter pack. ✎ This year so far from both my paper and digital journals.
Dreams are better when you’re awake 🌈 (aka things I say to myself kasi gising pa rin ako at 3 am)
🎵 I ain't got nowhere to go 🎵 . So I gave myself a day off — ang kapal ng mukha ko sa gitna ng holiday rush di ba? But hun, if you need a break, take a break. Today I cleaned the condo, went to the bank, reprinted stickers, bought myself coffee, drew this, wrapped gifts, and watched a lot of Wanna One and Netflix. It was still productive when I think about it. Taking it slow isn’t the same as stopping. Also, background is a film photo from Busan!! I stopped myself from booking a sale flight back - achievement unlocked.
While I wait for my film rolls, here’s my 🇰🇷 trip in faux film. . /TLDR journal excerpt ahead/ Last week was just amazing! I wouldn’t say this trip was life changing, but you know how you find left behind cash at the pocket of your jeans or in the corner of your purse - it felt just like that. I may have re-learned a few things about myself that have long been forgotten. Like I like watching what people do in their daily commute. I like iced coffee even if it means freezing my hands. I like waking up early and being the first one up in the room because I hate sharing a bathroom. I like being asked by strangers. I don’t like asking strangers. I like looking at maps. I love the beach! I like sitting down to write things like this -- and mental note to do it more often. And tbh, everyone rn is just trying to be somewhere or be somebody that we forget about where and who we already are. Always running, never caught up. We don’t realize that we already get to do things we like or have long wanted to do - be it mundane or big steps. I initially planned this trip to list down things I wanted to do and learn in 2019, but instead, I listed down things I liked and am thankful for this year. Things that are easily missed and forgotten. /Wew. Ang sipag mo if you read my long-ass mema speech. Sorry, napaaga yung year-end drama ni lola./ . Note to self: I hope that while you are “becoming”, you don’t forget to see how far you’ve come.
Snippets from an old Korea photobook I printed earlier this year. Was checking out this trip because I still don’t have an itinerary. Anyway, I can’t wait to be back to the land of my many oppas 😂 Recommend new places in Seoul & Busan? Full photobook link in my bio (my last post was February 🙈) I’m uploading the Japan film set right now too pero mabagal ang net.
🎵 I’d like to tell you things that I think you never heard, but there are no words 🎵 I’ve been making a lot of playlists again lately and made a postcard out of it. Dedicated sa lahat ng ginawan ko ng mixtape pag may crush ako, lol #TATBILB x Nick & Norah’s. 💛 I don’t like drawing backgrounds and this was supposed to force me to try. Small steps. Also, the guy lowkey looks like Minhyun heh I swear, di ko sinadya. Swipe for a hs feels mix and process vid.
Low quality photos of views from our window ☀️💫🌙☁️🌠✨ (and 3 songs from my constellations playlist)
...you think you'd want their face and height but then hun, believe me, you too, are quite alright I actually missed drawing girls? I couldn’t even draw guys before kpop happened. Anyway, girls are pretty awesome and this is a little reminder that you are too!
Faux Film: Tokyo storefronts photo dump because Japan has this magic that turns any random shot look gewd
Postcards from Melbourne No, haven't been there, haha. 'tis another art for the fandom! 💫 Last night, Ong Seongwu posted photos he took from their Australian stop and istg, I had to draw them right away because they were so good. Buti nalang he's bad at math, super unfair na sa world existence niya. Anyway, art and words will always be my form of therapy. Reference 📸 from Seongwu masternim~ #WannaOne
Things I love a lot merged together: photographs, little illustrations, and anecdotes. Making a personal zine from last month's trip ✍
✨ k-fanart dump ✨ I swear I still do my usual art in between ~lyf~, the non fangirl type 😅, just not in the sharing mood for the past month. So here's a dump of random fanart drawings no one asked for instead. /18 days to goooo!/
Picked up my processed films last night but only saw the photos today. Really really liking how they turned out. This reminds me that I haven't touched my art haul yet, but excited to have more time to 🎨 again. Soon.
Dropped off my giveaway loot yesterday for @commonroomph's 3rd birthday! From paper to paints to pencils to posts-its!! (Morning coffee not included) Excited to see what different hands can do to the same things. I thought I was living the marie-kondo-sa-condo lyf well, pero magaling lang pala ako magsegregate ng art materials into boxes 😂 Y does everything colorful spark joy? #CommonRoomPHCelebrates
🇯🇵 in #fauxfilm Barely have any photos in my phone except for artsy places because I wanted to try documenting with real film this time. I finished up a roll already and excited to have them printed when we get back. Also, I can't feel my legs na 😂