Directionless Sketches

I don’t often draw people. I rarely have people in my paintings. I want to focus and study something else for a change. Haven’t we got enough pictures of people on the internet? But I find that I need more and more familiarity in the past few days.

Don’t Let Muggles Steal Your Magic

I will never understand why people see the Arts and Sciences or the other fields as different things. I will never understand how you can separate the fields from each other, because one way or another, all the fields overlap, and don’t you think it’s more fun that way? Learning is learning. Why be choosy about it?

Part II: Of Art and Wine

Part 2 of “Of Arts and Wine: Para Sa Kalikasan” Philippine-Malaysia Botanical Art Exhibition is now open until October 23, 2021.

The World’s Most Powerful Birds of Prey Need Us

Filipinos used to live closer to nature. The pre-colonial Philippines had a rich culture where people lived and cared for a paradise. It was, as our heroes and members of Katipunan also considered, the closest we’ve ever had to a Golden Age. It was the age of acceptance of diversity, equal treatment of women, creativity,…

New Art Essentials

Most of us know by now that the lack of time isn’t the main reason why people fail to stick to their habits. Overcoming the resistance to start — that’s the real enemy. I have whole drawers of art materials at my disposal, and despite my busy schedule in grad school, I still have time…

Like Body And Soul

For the longest time, I felt stuck in the middle of an endless tug-of-war game between Science and Arts. I heard all of the discouragement you can possibly hear — especially from my family, friends, mentors, people who’re supposed to do the opposite. I heed their advice — stupid me. They said Arts is a…