Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Etsy Shop is Now Open!

Hi! I'm ecstatic to announce that I've finally started an Etsy shop! Woohoo!

I have been dreaming about having one for a VERY long time. Now that it is a reality, I have to work harder on some of my dream projects. My shop has only 4 items up for sale for now but I hope that you find time to visit it. Just click on the image and you will be directed to it.

My next project would be to edit the look of my blog. Haha. This baby has been neglected for quite a while. But I am very thankful that people still come to visit this from time to time. I am also extra grateful to those who still leave positive and encouraging comments here. <3 div="">

Love, Ails

Friday, November 06, 2015

Thank you!

Hello lovelies!

It's been more than 2 years since my last post! And to start off this 'comeback,' I am sharing with you a drawing I did for the National Teacher's Day.  I made this to create cards for my little one and my nephew's teachers.
I also drew an image of the boys in their uniform...

The boys had fun coloring the images. They also assembled the cards for their teachers. Here they are working on the images...

And here is a sample of their card...

It was a very fun experience for all three of us.  And I am glad that their teachers loved the cards. I know because they told me and they even asked me who made the images. :D 

Eniweis, I will be visible here again. I will also finish re-designing this blog. And I would like to THANK my readers for continuously coming back even if I was away for 2 looong years. THANK YOU SO MUCH! <3 nbsp="" p="">

Love, Ails

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Jogging is good for the heart

I ran again today. Yay! It's been so long since my last workout. Once again, I felt the tiny thousand needles pricking my arms, legs, and tummy as I jog. Do you also feel that? I'd like to think that they are targeting my body fats to loosen up and be flushed out of my system. I really hope and pray that's real . Lol

I should do this more often!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Everyone's Vision Petron : National Student Art Competition

Hello lovelies!

Thirteen (13) Art Club members joined the Everyone's Vision Petron : National Student Art Competition. The deadline of submission of entries was last August 16, 2013 but we submitted theirs last Tuesday, August 13, at the Project Secretariat Office in Makati City. Below are just samples of the students' artworks.

 We left Laguna around 11 am, so we stopped by Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center to eat our lunch - picnic style. :D  I didn't know there's a lagoon in there!  We took some fun photos, of course.

 We reached the Project Secretariat Office 30 minutes before 5pm.  Good thing they closes at 7.  

Then we stopped by Megamall to view some art galleries.  We were lucky because 2 artists were opening their exhibits at 7 pm that day! I like their style.  Buhay Mendoza has that Heavy Metal effect on me that I really, really love.  While Neemo calls the child in me for his fun and kyut monster art.  I really hope that their exhibits inspire the art club members to find their own style and to dream of having their own show there someday.

This trip with the art club members has been really fun and exciting.  It was also very refreshing for me.  Its good to be in the company of those who love and create art. :D 

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Coptic or Chain Stitch Binding with the LSPU Art Club

Last month, a group of college students from the Laguna State Polytechnic University asked me to be their adviser in the art club that they are forming.  I was excited!  I couldn't say no to that request.  So I took the initiative to prepare the necessary documents.  The students met last  July 18 to finalize the club's constitution and bylaws and to elect their officers.  And so the club was born.  I was happy and very proud of the art club members for taking this step.  Now all we have to do is get it recognized by the Office of the Student Affairs and Services.

Then last Thursday, August 1, I taught them how to make their own journal with the use of coptic or chain stitch binding.  Only 13 students arrived that late afternoon because there happens to be a big event at the university at the same time.  Those who came were excited for their first lesson, so we started the activity even if there were so few of them.  

I provided them with handouts with colored photographs of the step by step process.  It's up to them to put their own notes on the process.  I also lent them 8 of my curved needles for sharing.  That's all i could find in the market.  We also made use of the empty electric fan box for the cover boards.

It was my first time teaching a craft to a class of college students.  It was a fun experience for me.  I hope they enjoyed the class too.  I hope to become a better teacher after a year because through this. :D  Our next activity would be drawing portraits.  Some members volunteered to teach this.  I will be part of the class this time so I'm really excited!  Our assignment is to draw a portrait and show it to our "teachers" so they can assess our skill in portraiture. I'm excited for next week! Yay!