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!


Zig Pen Meet

Zig Philippines and Shangri-La Plaza, are cooking up a BIG event on June 27 at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Are you ready for an afternoon of calligraphy, lettering, inks, and pens?

I'm doing a demo alongside with awesome artists: Fozzy Dayrit, Richelle Macapagal, Drew Europeo, and Patrick Cabral! 

There will also be pre-event demos by the talented calligraphers @shawie_gram, @paola_koala, @carligraphy, @piescribbles, @gelibalcruz, and @rstacruz!

Best part about this? It's FREE. All you need is pre-register here and bring a Zig Pen on the 27th. Easy peasy. See you!



Boards up!

Whenever I feel like I want to start a project and I am totally blank on ideas, I always look for pegs. Back in the days ( I hope I don't sound too old), I cut-out from magazines and books and stick everything on a cork board.  Luckily, with onset of technology, we can do everything in just a click.

Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool which aids in idea creation and inspiration. It makes discovery easier because with just a simple search, numerous results are displayed which you can further categorized and breakdown to a more specific topic as necessary. All pins are linked back to the original creator/author so you can always read more details about a particular photo which caught your interest. 

I use Pinterest to keep my pegs organized and more structured. It's where I can get inspiration for fashion, art, design, calligraphy, photography - and a whole lot more! I like doing room or desk revamps so I'm always on the lookout for interior design ideas and those photo-worthy add-ons like succulents and terrariums. I just started pinning recently and I.CAN'T.STOP. It's like I want to pin everything down to leather bags which I all want to buy!!!

If you are not yet on Pinterest, sign up via this link (which runs for a very limited time only). Follow me on Pinterest too and let's do some paperless pinning, shall we? 

Let the pinning begin!