Coping with Depression, Homeschooling, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor

Junk Journaling – A New Found Love

I used to collect stationery papers when I was a kid. It was a fad for a while. We also used to sell them in our "sari-sari" store (Filipino version of a grocer). It was mostly the ladies who bought them but I remember saving money to buy for myself as well. I especially loved… Continue reading Junk Journaling – A New Found Love

Homeschooling, Life, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor, Shopping

Paperang Thermal Printer – My Best “Budol” Find of the Year (Yet)

Does the Tagalog word "budol" have an English equivalent? This was the question I had in mind when I was deciding for the title for this article. I Googled and the first link said that "budol" is a colloquial term for "someone who is gullible". I think that the word has no English equivalent. I'm… Continue reading Paperang Thermal Printer – My Best “Budol” Find of the Year (Yet)

Homeschooling, My Life in Watercolor

My July Watercolor Virtual Paint with Me Sessions

Hello, everyone! This is just a quick post to announce about my July virtual "Paint with Me" sessions via YouTube Premiere. For those who don't know, I have been sharing about my watercolor journey through virtual "paint with me" sessions at our Facebook Group - Arts and Crafts by Mommy Grass as well as through… Continue reading My July Watercolor Virtual Paint with Me Sessions

Coping with Depression, Life, My Life in Watercolor

This Pandemic Has Become My Second Childhood

For my kids' generation, learning a new skill is so much more accessible now than it was during my time. It's normal for kids now to learn a skill or two during summer break. Some of the families I know have daughters who learn ballet, sons who take up martial arts, some whose kids go… Continue reading This Pandemic Has Become My Second Childhood

Coping with Depression, Designing Jewelry, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor, Wearable Art

The Fabulous Scientist is Back!

Hey, everyone. My apologies if it took me some time to visit and write on here. It's been a busy month with all the portfolio preparations and back-to-back watercolor painting classes that I have committed to do for our homeschooling community. I also had to deal with depression related to this pandemic in between. It's… Continue reading The Fabulous Scientist is Back!

Homeschooling, Life, My Life in Watercolor, Recycling

How I Upcycled My Old Eye Makeup Palette Into A Travel-Size Watercolor Palette (With Full Demo Video)

Dabbling in art, particularly watercolor, can be expensive. I admit, I had to save some moolah in order to afford the brushes and artist grade watercolors that I am currently using now. I'm lucky my sister gave me a set of Daniel Smith Alvaro Castagnet tubes for Christmas and I was able to sell trinkets… Continue reading How I Upcycled My Old Eye Makeup Palette Into A Travel-Size Watercolor Palette (With Full Demo Video)

Life, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor

My YouTube Channel

Do you have YouTube channel, my dear readerships? I've had my YouTube account since last year but it's only this week that I actively upload videos on there. Before this week, I have only used the app with my kids for tutorials and video links related to their lessons. I seldom post videos of me… Continue reading My YouTube Channel

Coping with Depression, Homeschooling, Life, My Creations, My Life in Watercolor

My Top Art Teaching Hacks for Non-Artist Homeschooling Parents

A quote by Vincent van Gogh on nature, art, and poetry. While art isn't a major subject in regular school, it's a subject that my kids showed tremendous interest in since they were younger. Back then I would come home from work and would see my kids' artworks taped on the ref's door. Sometimes they… Continue reading My Top Art Teaching Hacks for Non-Artist Homeschooling Parents

My Life in Watercolor

How A Single Book Got Me Into Watercolor Painting

December2020 My own portrait of Emily in Paris. šŸ˜‰ My first portrait of a child. For most of my friends who have known me for years, when someone mentions art, Iā€™m prolly the last person they would think of. I never took formal art courses and had not painted anything before this year. Truth be… Continue reading How A Single Book Got Me Into Watercolor Painting

Coping with Depression, My Life in Watercolor

My Watercolor Journey: How I Started and Where to Get Supplies and Free Tutorials

Have you ever just accepted a criticism from a person and convinced yourself that she or he is probably right? The first time this happened to me where art is concerned was when a classmate in high school watched me sketch and told me that my hands are too heavy, that I can never be… Continue reading My Watercolor Journey: How I Started and Where to Get Supplies and Free Tutorials