current reads | may


In case you're asking, I take a few minutes each day to read a some chapters of my current books. This month I finished Art, Inc. by Lisa Congdon and I Just Like to Make Things by Lilla Rogers. Both are amazing and have different approach about art and business. If you are on the lookout for some quality art and business books to read and inspire you, these 2 are highly recommended. With Art Inc., Lisa talks about the ins and outs of having a business with your art. The book contains all the … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Favorite Design Tools


As a graphic designer, illustrator and hand-letterer, I have a lot of tools on hand. I use different mediums and I try a lot of different pencils, pens, markers, papers and even sketchbooks. I am always on the look out for some new things to use. But despite the many tools on my desk, I have my favorites and today, allow me to share with you my top 10 designing tools and software. If you are a budding designer or you want to start a design career, these may come in handy. Adobe Illustrator … [Read more...]

pattern play | labeled with love


For this week - I'm featuring this beautiful labeled with love pattern which was part of my You're the Mom digital scrapbook collection. And here's a little pattern inspiration I saw when Kris and I went out for dinner last Saturday at Jack's Place. It was at the entrance and guests can sign on them. Pretty cool, huh! I took a picture and added this to my inspiration this week. What inspiration did you find this week? … [Read more...]

ten years a mother


Tomorrow, it's Mother's Day.  While writing today's post, I decided to journey back in time to when I first became one. Year 2005 | I was having fever and flu so I was brought in for a checkup but because I just got married, I was given a mandatory pregnancy testing before I was given antibiotics. The result was negative. So, we went back home, ate and I took medication. I still have the pregnancy test with me but it looked weird compared to when I saw it a few hours ago. There were 2 lines … [Read more...]

Handlettering 365 | Days 120 – 128


Like I told you earlier this week, there is a reason why I wasn't posting all of my new handlettering for the 365 series. I am waiting for this day! so I can post everything and share it with you all! It's Mother's Day and I thought, what's the best gift I can ever give to you? So, I planned my little secret and purposely practiced and got my daily writings done without posting it. Whether you are a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, I hope you'll find a good use for this. What are you … [Read more...]