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15 Minute Practice: An Invitation

“Plunging into your day knowing that you’ve already made even a little bit of progress on the work that is dearest to your heart will improve your whole world.” -Sam Bennett


What happens

when I create something

for fifteen minutes

every single day of a month


of mini ART.

(Above: 15 Minute Practice, April Collection)

Join me this June for a 15 Minute Creative Practice for 30 days. All you need is:

♡ an open heart

♡ something you would love to do or something that you would love to TRY to do (doodling, dancing, crocheting, writing, collage, etc.)

♡ create or do it for fifteen minutes everyday of June

♡ document it with your camera phone

♡ and you may choose to share it on your Instagram or Facebook. We will use #15for30 and/or #15MinutePractice so we can find and support each other.

The practice is simple yet can be challenging so we will do it together.

Join in the fun? yes! or YES!!!☺

I’m looking forward to seeing your #15for30 and #15MinutePractice.

Connect on Instagram and/or on Facebook.

I will see you there!

With love,




art · art journal · community · firsts · grace · tribe · women · workshop

Firsts: Art Journal Workshop

“It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we drew water into the well.” –Henri Frederic Amiel

“The thing I loved the most –and still love the most about teaching –is that you can connect with an individual or group and exceed their limits.” –Mike Krzyzewski

“I alone can’t change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create ripples.” –Mother Theresa

This has been long overdue. To me, the experience is more than big enough to put into words. It has been challenging, exciting, overwhelming, lovely, beautiful, joyful…it left me in awe. The gift of firsts… or just maybe, the gift of teaching and sharing something so dear to me. Maybe it’s because, it is so powerful when women gather together. Especially in the name of art making.


That’s me and Airees giving instructions; encouraging everyone to just go for it…This is both our first ever workshop. And I can say that we are so full of joy, of love, of support having + sharing ourselves, our works, and our processes to the participant…The backdrop of art materials are just so perfect + the books around the store. The workshop was held at Fully Booked, Greenbelt 5, Makati City.


Eager + brave participants in action. Working on Airees’ lesson.


This is Ellie. A surprise participant! I was so happy + inspired seeing her at work. Can you see how captivated she worked? I can picture myself through her at that age. Lucky, lucky to have her mom Dette join us. Lucky, lucky girl to have Dette as her mom!


Half of the class with me and showing their finished art journal spread! Most of them, if not all, have never tried or never thought of painting a face ever. It was like magic unfurling as layer by layer their pages and faces come to life! Awemazing!


My younger brother Mak. Again, I was surprised and so happy to get a lot of support from the people dear to me. I thought I would only be joined by my sister that day. But then, one by one, family members + friends arrived to support me! This was all so new to me. It was such a blessing.


The tribe! Beautiful. Creative. Brave. Happy. Women.

The joy and the love of this experience is exhilarating. I am grateful with all my heart for being part of this circle and workshop.


Cheers to more workshops to come!!!

challenge · community · grace · gratitude · inspiration

Gratitude Week/Day 2: Gifting Grace

gg“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen…yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” –Bradley Whitford

What is Gifting Grace?

It is a month-long creative outpouring of gratitude introduced by Shutter Sisters. Inspired by Bella Grace Magazine, the newest publication of Stampington & Company, a magazine that caught my heart. For a month, the participants are encourage to capture grace-inspired images to share and dedicate to fellow sisters.

When I read about the invitation, I told myself that I am joining. Then I thought, what is grace anyway? How can I gift grace?

What I love about this photo sharing circle is that it happens on Instagram. What’s more is that by joining in gifting graces, we get a chance to win a copy of the beautiful Bella Grace Magazine! Just a side note, this publication caught my heart the very first time it was launched. Just by looking at it and knowing its contents by Blog Hopping to the virtual journals of the contributors. So for me, this is my chance to finally have a copy! However, before I can even post my first photo, my mind interrupted saying,

“You’re not a photographer. You don’t even own a decent camera.”

“Take a look at the gallery of #giftinggrace on Instagram, you don’t belong there.”

But in spite of hearing her speak, my inner self know that I am part of this. I was drawn to it. And I fell in love with the gifting grace idea, that I cannot let this pass. I know, I have graces to share. And I know I can gift graces too. I remembered, practicing courage, and so I did.

BG magazine

In the end of the second week that I practiced courage + gifting grace with sincerity and love, I magically received a gift of grace myself. My photo was chosen and I got my first ever copy of Bella Grace Magazine! My heart swelled with gratitude as did the Shutter Sisters because when we circle in grace, miracles happen.