Love, Calligraphy

V-day weekend was spent working (yes, I dated my work HAHA) and it was all sorts of exhausting but fulfilling, nonetheless.

The highlight of my weekend is the Love, Calligraphy Fair by National Bookstore at Glorietta 2 Activity Center. Zig Kuretake Philippines invited me to do a mural on love (pardon my lack of cheese) and of course, a quick demo on using Zig Kuretake brush pens. There were so many great artists who did murals too! I love all of their works <3

TOP L-R: Jeth Torres, Anina Rubio, Drew Europeo &nbsp;/ BOTTOM L-R: Paola Esteron, Geli Balcruz, Katia Naval || Photo from Zig Philippines

TOP L-R: Jeth Torres, Anina Rubio, Drew Europeo
 / BOTTOM L-R: Paola Esteron, Geli Balcruz, Katia Naval || Photo from Zig Philippines

I actually didn't think I can use these Zig Kuretake Posterman markers for my galaxy artwork but they worked like magic - though I sort of made a lot of mess on the floor hahaha. Good thing these Posterman markers can be erased on such surfaces!


If you are curious about these Posrterman markers, check out Zig Kuretake Philippines.

Hope your weekend was full of love and light!



MASSIVE Happy Birthday!

I find it very organic and more personal to give out cards on special days - this is why I'm so happy I collaborated with CardNest for this project! If you are celebrating your birthday, or got friends/relatives who are, then this card is perf for you! 

Here are some photos: from drafts to actual card artwork! I used watercolor for the final one <3 

CardNest is an independent greetings card subscription service based in England. Its worldwide members receive a monthly delivery of three greetings cards in the post, designed exclusively for by independent artists from across the world. The limited edition packs of cards include a mix of birthday cards, thank you cards, congratulations cards as well as all-purpose cards, as a lovely way of keeping in touch with loved ones the old fashioned way. 

Membership is £7.50/month for those in the UK and £10/month for those outside of the UK, with no contracts or commitments.

If you are reading this, then you are in for treat, whether it's your birthday or not :)

You get 50% off on your first month of subscription (and it doesn't matter which part of the world you live in because this code applies worldwide). Just input the code ANINA50 and voila! Head on over to their website and subscribe. You'll be in love with their roster of cards, for sure <3

P.S. Thanks CardNest for putting up an artist profile for me!


Sinfully Macaron

I have always (ALWAYS) loved sweets - cakes, cookies, chocolates, and macarons. During bad days, I turn to sweets for comfort. I used to go out and drive to a nearby macaron store just to get that sweet and delicious fix! And the good thing about macarons is that they are best paired with my other drug - coffee. I am so giddy to know that it is International Macaron Day this 20th of March! Want to celebrate with me?

*Photo from SPOT.PH

*Photo from SPOT.PH

Together with Makati Shangri-La, we're giving you an opportunity to share those creative and colourful works of art to get the best tasting macarons (and other prizes) this city has to offer.

All you need to do is:

Share your love for Sinfully Macarons by creating and sharing your original artwork from
March 9-20, 2015 with the title Sinfully Macarons.

Ø        It can be hand-written, drawn, digitally created or painted, a short video or any kind of art will be accepted as long as it can be posted and seen in your Instagram page.
Ø        Tag @MakatiShangrila and use the hashtag #SinfullyMacarons
Ø        Instagram Profile should be set to public
Ø        Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. of March 20.

1st prize: Weekend overnight stay with breakfast buffet for two persons

2nd prize: Lunch for two at Circles Event Café + box of macarons

3rd prize: Sinfully Circles Hamper

*Terms and Conditions:

1)        Entries should be posted during the contest period of March 6 until  5 p.m. of

March 20, 2015

2)        Profile should be set to PUBLIC and post should tag @MakatiShangriLa and have the hashtag #SinfullyMacarons

3)        Winner will be (judgement criteria: 40% creativity, 30% originality, 20% audience impact, 10% relevance to theme) announced on Instagram by 6 p.m. of March 20, 2015

4)        By entering this art competition, you are granting Makati Shangri-La, Manila rights to use the artwork in social media sites or in any other marketing collateral


So, what are you waiting for? Get those inky hands to work and share some Macaron love, will you?