My place in arts

As with other artists, my love for arts started even way before I knew that what I was doing was arts. I thought the label was only reserved for the murals in museums, the marble sculptures of the maestros, and the incomprehensible hodgepodge of paint and ideas of the contemporary artists. For me, I was…

Hollow City

Aside from the Harry Potter series, Ransom Riggs’s books are my favorite fantasy novels. I like it when fantasy stories are weaved into reality. I also like London, their culture, their weather. Before I read this book series, I already know about the old photographs exhibited in the novels. I research about them. I am…

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I loved this novel. It was short, easy-to-read, straight to the point. It touched on the important topics of life without being too philosophical, cheesy, or preaching. I loved both of the lead characters, and it was easy to make them up in my mind, without too much details from the writers. I loved all…

Figure drawing for a week

Drawing has always been my weak spot when it comes to making an artwork. I already know the colors I want to use for the painting. I already know how to blend colors, but without grids or separating my figures into parts, something just always looks… off. So I tried figure drawing for a week….

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

This book isn’t up there with my favorite ones, but it’s a feel good adventure epic. It’s about a smart girl and her journey from South Africa to being a friend of the king and the prime minister of Sweden. Nombeko Mayeki is an inspiring character. She reminds me of Hermione Granger. My favorite element…

Hardin

Originally posted on Paintings and Musings:
Maia Enriquez Hardin, (2017) Acrylic on canvass, 19″ x 15.7″ I was living in the city for two years when I painted Hardin. I terribly missed the country, the fog, and our garden. I missed looking out of my bedroom window and seeing Mt. Makiling and our garden’s flower beds…

The importance of gratitude

I haven’t always had a proper morning routine. I thought that to be productive, all I have to do is plan my day from the moment I take my shower to before I sign off for the day. Whatever happens outside of my work/study hours, I just wing it. I was productive and functional, but…

Gone Girl

This is easily one of the best contemporary works of fiction I’ve read. The thing I liked most in the book is the unreliability of both narrators. I regret watching the film before reading this book, as it completely destroyed the ending for me. I like this kind of storytelling, one that will keep you…

The Bleakly Manor

This has got to be one of my favorite feel good stories ever. I finished this in a little more than a day. It has a love story, goth theme, moral lessons, mystery, murder, everything I love about the gothic novels and more. Also, it’s been a while since I liked a love story. This…

Les fleurs en quarantaine (4/10)

I made a list of the artworks I want to make in quarantine. Some items on the list are floral paintings bird sketches figure drawings… So far, I’ve accomplished 4/10 in my floral paintings and sketched a few birds. Painting has always been a refuge for me. It is my sanctuary and one of the…