Discovering My Art

I can blame it on recent trends. Those creatives online who are popular for the creative things that they dowhich can either be inspiring or destructive, really. The former, because brilliance can push me to do something with such impact like these people, or the latter, for it makes me realize that there are some things I have not accomplished… yet. Thankfully it’s more of the inspiration part than the pity party (which usually happens when I find out that said accomplished, creative person is younger than me, but let’s not dabble on that).

On Instagram alone are very talented artists who continually inspire me to do more. There’s Jasmine Dowling (@jasminedowling), an Australian graphic designer who does brilliant brush work typography (and is just a twenty-one-year-old student at that… did I mention earlier that we’re not going there?), and Fozzy Castro-Dayrit (@thefozzybook), a designer and calligrapher who does sophisticated and flawless calligraphy. Plus points also go to Fozzy for her generosity when it comes to sharing what she knows about the art form.

Safe to say Fozzy made me do this. Do what exactly? This.

Deovir Arts, SM Megamall, Sakura watercolor brush, Speedball, Scribe Writing Essentials, SM Aura, Marie acrylic, Prang watercolor, Hunt 99, Hunt 101

I heART it! Went art material shopping these past few weeks!

Where does this lead me, knowing that I cannot draw? Closest to it is calligraphy or typographywhich is apparently something that comes natural with me. This motivation came from showing my SNote typography to my co-workers. Our art director commented that I had it in me, and that gave me the confidence to pursue “lettering” seriously. I just have to learn the basics of calligraphy and immerse myself even more in typography trends and designs. This also means that I should be more consistent with my Typography Tuesdays posts if I decide to pursue the non-digital form of the art, because there has to be proof of improvement. #evercompetitivewithmyself

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Here I go again, questioning my life choices and asking my go-getter self to bounce back on track. It’s not that I’m less determined than before. I’ll always have that aggressive, ambitious, and competitive side in me (think Seo Eun Gi in the first few episodes of The Innocent Man). I just have so many dreams–ideas actually, that I find myself being in love with the idea rather than the idea of turning it into reality. Get it?

Okay, let me set aside #grownupissues. On to something light and fun.

I came across this cute celebrity in the making named Diego Ledesma. This kid turned his Facebook page into an advice column of sorts. And just how young he is? According to this article, Diego is just seven years old. He looks younger to me, actually. Numbers aside, it’s refreshing to come across a youngster who’s game to answer questions posed by grown-ups. He’s very popular now because of the PLDT Home DSL TVC. Not only that, Diego is slowly becoming a superstar with his guestings in some local TV shows. The whole family joins him in the spotlight, too. Not at all surprising since they’re such a good-looking bunch.

[Check out this piece on Diego to know more about this cute kiddo!]

Meanwhile, let me get back to my muni-muni mode. Maybe I’m the one who needs to ask a kid for advice. Hehe.