Mother’s Day Thoughts

This year marks my 14th year as a mom and it has been a journey filled with ups and downs but overall, I wouldn’t want it any other way. My heart is full and blessed with so many memories of my kids growing up right in front of me.

As I celebrate another mother’s day with my family, I would like to share with you these 2 important words about motherhood that has brought meaning and helped me navigate through this journey.

SURRENDER. Only when we surrender our children to God, will we ever mother them the best possible way. Our children are not ours and we are just assigned to nurture, love and guide them to become the person that God has created them to be.

SEASONS. Our journey as a mother will vary in the different seasons in life. Each season is as special as the other. Let us enjoy each one and make the most out of it. While the children are young, it might be physically tiring but as they grow, the challenges will differ and we might realize that it can become more emotionally draining. Each stage has its own beauty and difficulties – we need to have a perspective that embraces each season.

Praying for us all. May we continue to be the moms our children needs us to be.

My Artist

It has been awhile since I last posted art works of my daughter here. Kyla has been attending art classes under Teacher Lerma Julian of Life n Arts for the past 6 weeks. This is not new to her as she underwent training last year with her also for 6 sessions. But this time, she is receiving one on one instruction. She started with oil pastels, did self portrait using acrylic and now, she is doing oil painting.

I am blessed to see my daughter develop her passion for the arts, and also to have a mentor who believes in her talent. I pray that she will continue to use God’s gift in her life all for His glory!

photo source: Teacher Lerma Julian from Life n Arts

Kyla’s Art Exhibit 2017

Over the summer, my daughter has joined 6 sessions of art program under the mentorship of Ms. Lerma Julian. She did several art mediums including  sketching, oil pastel and soft pastel and acrylic paintings. This is actually her very first art classes after joining Global Art Alabang many years back.

At the end of the 6 sessions, she had an art exhibit along with the other students in Vista Mall Sta Rosa.

We were amazed by the art works she was able to accomplish and very happy to see that indeed, God has given her a talent in the visual arts.


I am looking forward to all the other artworks that she will be able to create in the coming months and years. May God be glorified through her passion for the arts!

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!
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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.

Easel

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?

Photo source: https://thesydneycanvascompany.com.au/easels/