Hustle like it's hot

People have always asked me about my two cents on leaving the corporate world and pursuing passion. Well, you can always quit your job and do what you love - but don't expect a smooth cruise. Life just doesn't go that way.

Quitting my corporate job meant losing a fixed and stable income plus fancy benefits. It was a big decision to make, of course, but what is life for if you don't take risks, right? I had no back up plan, really. Quitting didn't mean I lost game. Mankind, by default, is driven to survive - and given that human nature, I was programmed to do what it takes to live day by day. I'm telling you, it wasn't easy - bordering bankruptcy with monthly bills to pay, struggling to find myself in different industries, the list could go on and on. Do I regret my decision to leave the corporate world? The answer is NO, with so much conviction.

My mantras in life have always been "Live free", "Take risks", and "Tiwala lang". This entire journey has made me put so much trust in the universe - but of course you don't just sit there and wait for the universe to give you something. You have to work for whatever it is if you really want it. I'm grateful that after a roller coaster ride of careers, I can finally say that I'm happy with what I'm doing. Art has always been something I've been most passionate about. This whole experience has taught me to keep learning and expanding my horizons, and to hustle as hard as I can. The possibilities of what I can do as an artist should be as endless as the ocean.

So yeah, if you're going to ask me if pursuing a career in art is something worth it, I'd always say yes. Pursue your passion but be ready to take risks, fail, endure consequences, and hustle. Whatever career you choose to be in, put your heart into it. Everything else will follow.

Good luck to all the risk takers out there! xx

 

P.S. Workshop schedule here

NEW YEAR, NEW HOBBY.

Happy 2016! Here's a list of my upcoming workshops for January and February. Hope to see you in one of my classes!

JANUARY 23: FLORAL TYPE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

In this class, you will learn how to paint flowers and leaves using watercolor. You will also learn how to incorporate a simple brush lettering in your works to come up with a floral type artwork. SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER. Those with watercolor or calligraphy background are welcome to join as well.

JANUARY 23, 2-5PM at Santiago's Restaurant, Katipunan Ave. (Near Banapple and McDonalds)

Php 2,500 inclusive of snacks and kit (module, watercolor set, waterbrush, round #2 brush, watercolor paper, pencil, eraser, postcard)

REGISTRATION DETAILS: contact Chinky 0917 8986323 / Joyce 0917 5302223


JANUARY 30 - 31: BRUSH LETTERING 101 AND FLORAL TYPE WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP (DAVAO)

Brush Lettering 101: In this class, you will learn how to control the different types of brush pens and apply it to calligraphy and lettering. SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

Floral Type Watercolor: In this class, you will learn how to paint flowers and leaves using watercolor. You will also learn how to incorporate a simple brush lettering in your works to come up with a floral type artwork. SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER. Those with watercolor or calligraphy background are welcome to join as well.

Php 2,500 / class, Php 4,500 for 2 classes. 

REGISTRATION DETAILS: Sign up here and/or contact April San Pedro of IAMARTISAN.COM


FEBRUARY 13: WATERCOLOR CALLIGRAPHY

In this class, you will learn basic watercolor mixtures and techniques and how you can apply them in painting letterforms and words.

February 13, 2-5PM at White Hat Yogurt, Shangrila Plaza Mall (Mandaluyong)

Php 1,850 inclusive of kit and snacks.

REGISTRATION DETAILS: customercare@thewhitehat.com.ph


FEBRUARY 27: MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

In this class, you will learn the basics of calligraphy using dip pens (nibs). We will study the basic strokes and cursive letterforms and how you can eventually form words and layouts in your final artworks.

February 27, 10-12nn at Ayala Museum, Makati.

REGISTRATION DETAILS: Contact Education@Ayalamuseum.org