Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Teacher again

Everyday Hero.
Something we all strive to be at any given point in our lives. And now, I'm part of a group of gifted teachers and parents that want to grow young heroes who'll rock their world when they grow up. I'm extremely blessed for this chance. And I'm so grateful. Now I understand a little of what passion means...doing what you love brings out the best of that person.
The school is just a form or venue. What really matters is what we teach, what we say and how we use our heart to guide our teaching. Thanks Teacher A. for finding me at the right time and inviting me here. I'm so lucky.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Story Writing Workshop, Summer 2010

Finished the workshop. Stories had already been edited and re-edited. Then there were the drawings. Had everyone contribute something. And they were great! Learned that there are keys to opening a person's understanding. And as a teacher, I have to find those keys, wherever thay may lie. And finding them is part of the fun-filled process.
Friday, April 30, 2010

Old invites for Hope Art Exhibit '08

I was looking for an old file and stumbled across these invitations I made so long ago. Fun!
Friday, February 26, 2010

Indian-inspired tatoos

Grade 1 classes are generally all about the fundamentals of art. Shapes, lines, color...and for patterns, we tried looking at Indian-henna tattoo patterns and tried to copy and create our own.
Not a lot of kids are finished with their work at present, and crayon etching is tiering business for their young hands, but the awe of etching, how the colors suddenly appear so brilliantly against the black...well, it had them furiously coloring just to have that magic happen in their artwork. I'm deeply satisfied and so are they! So much so that they want to work at home just to finish, so I tell them to start making their own at home. I'll bet they'll have a blast showing off to their parents.
My students from top left to right: Liam Tomas, Ulrich Tadeo, Cheena Chua, Bea Tang, Jillian Villafuerte, Jig Ang, Gavin Lee, and James Lin. Thanks guys for making it fun!!!

Nothing beats a hand-written card.

I'm testing designs for note cards for future sale. I like the black and white feel of note cards, they're self-sealing too, having a little tab at the back. They still need work though, the "Thank you" cards look a little bare.
All illustrations are hand-drawn on my tablet. : )
Oh, if have any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear it.
Monday, February 15, 2010

Cubist Faces!

My high school students are really proud of their work. And I couldn't be happier for them. A feeling of success shines from their eyes and I realize that these moments are what I live for. Congratulations Juniors!
Thursday, February 04, 2010

I'm making monogrammed note cards. Well, soon.

It's an idea that Creative Ad has encouraged me to do. And why not? I tried making a monogram of the letter z, getting inspiration from an art nouveau poster,...but it still doesn't look right. Will work on it!