My Journey to Hand Lettering

I have always loved hand lettering since I was in college. So this year, I am hoping that I will have more time to express creativity through hand lettering.

I have seen this book, ABCs of Hand Lettering by Abbey Sy, through Instagram a few months ago and have actively been looking for it at bookstores but couldn’t find it as it was always out of stock. Thankfully, my sister was able to get me a copy already!

This weekend, I browsed through the entire book and am so excited to be able to practice my hand lettering skills once again.

Here’s looking forward to more artsy letters from me in the coming months!


My Artistic Daughter’s Request

My daughter is very artistic. Since she was young, she have always loved drawing and coloring. She started with simple drawings, then she attended a sketching class once when she was about 6 years old. When she was 8, she won a scholarship to GlobalArt Foundational class. Now that she is a bit older, she now loves painting! She started with watercolors then tried acrylic painting. She experiments and tries new mediums on her own with some research work done through Google. I am so grateful that even if we don’t send her to art classes often, she researches and she does art on her own. I am not very artistic but I do want to support her in her artistic talent.


One of the things that she has asked me to buy is an art easel. For a non-artist like me, I am thankful to art easel online because I was able to find out more about what sort of easel would be most suitable for my budding artist. I didn’t realize that there were many easels available like studio easel, field easel, box easel, lyre easel and many more! Hopefully, we will be able to get her her very own easel soon for what artist doesn’t have her own easel to paint on?

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HELE Crochect Projects


These are my 11 year old daughter’s crochet projects. As part of her HELE or Home Economics and Livelihood Education subject requirements, she created some stuff toys using crochet hook and acrylic yarn. She just started to watch some YouTube videos and followed the steps and voila! What wonderful creations! Having mastered Rainbow Loom creations the previous year, she didn’t have a hard time transitioning to doing crochet.

Now, she wants to learn to create beanie using crochet. It is a cap made from cloth. Currently, she is studying what are the differences between the different yarns and threads like  kreinik threads. She needs to find a yarn that isn’t too fluffy or too thick. The one she has been using is quite thick so she needs to find  a new one for the hat project.

Doing HELE projects teach the children to become more creative, resourceful and to work with their hands. It allows them to discover talents and gifts in creating something out of nothing. Eventually, they will be able to find something that they are passionate about and may guide them in deciding what courses they want to take in college or what business they want to start.

Our Summer Updates and Some Artworks

Summer break has finally started for us. After completing our school year requirements last week, my kids and I are just enjoying what’s left of the hot summer days.

My son has been playing all day long, either  with his basketball or football  or toys, while spending some time doing his online Bible with Veritas Bible. He continually goes to his football training with Kaya FC Academy.

We have decided to let my daughter take a break from her ballet classes this summer. Aside from finishing her history lessons with Veritas Press Self-paced History , she has been working with her crochet and her paintbrushes. So far, here are her creations…


This is her first Acrylic painting.


And her succeeding works.


This is her first crochet creation.


Since she is quite good with Rainbow Loom, she didn’t have a hard time learning crochet. She watches videos from YouTube and learns them on her own.

Our summer break didn’t go as planned. I originally wanted my daughter to attend ballet classes ad painting classes but due to schedule and financial reasons, we weren’t able to do so. But praise God, she is still able to work on her skills and develop her talent.

As for me, I have been decluttering the house. I started with our study room. I have sold old books which we no longer need, gave books to others, looked through my post card collections, sorted books on our shelves and portfolio works of the kids.

I will also look through more cabinets. I hope to clean up more parts of the house and eventually have the house repainted before school starts again.

I also have more time to read books and blogs which inspire me for our upcoming school year. Praying for direction and the changes we need to implement as we move our next school year to September.There is ample time to evaluate our curriculum choices and schedules.

I also have some time to write on my blog and think about where I want to go with The Mommy Journey.


I just love that summer break is finally here. We all need to recharge, regroup and refocus. Thank God for this time.


Art Video Project

As part of her 4th quarter art portfolio, I asked my daughter to create a video about her drawing and this is what she came up with.

Video was made using iMovie.

What do you think?