In the busy streets of Metro Manila, there lie a various graffiti art or some sprayed letters vandalized on the wall that has been a part of our daily life. Those marks were either adorned and featured on our Instagram account or ignored because we don’t understand those letters which some don’t look like art for us. It may be a black sprayed or colored sprayed graffiti, good-looking or not, we get used to it. Time passed, we forgot that it’s there.
I hope, paintings and sculptures are loved like how most people love music.
Art, I believe is hard to sell, especially if the target market is not art inclined. Artist buy other artists’ design – which for me is the truth of selling this kind of product.
Since I am not very good at painting, I sometimes get insecure with other artists’ work. It made me down because I can’t even create a perfect art. If I enroll myself in an art school, I guess it will frustrate me more because it surely let me know that I am not a real artist.
However, despite my insecurities, the heaven is so gracious that it uses my insecurities to design more. Since I cannot make a realistic design, I used my impotence to design the imperfections.
What will you mostly see in any art gallery? Abstract painting, landscape, portraits, and so on and they are all good. After crying (not literally) with frustration, I decided to paint what some people are insecure about.
I like making my ideas happen. I can’t sleep until I did it. So, recently, I put my ideas into reality. This idea had actually been thought of since last year but I decided to apply it on the first quarter this year.
I like painting but to tell you honestly, I’m no better in doing it. I get insecure to people who can really draw or paint the exact subject but on the other hand, looking at their artworks makes me think that I can do it too.
I don’t like business. However, this year, I decided to apply the ideas I had last year. I decided to open up an online shop where I can sell my artworks. I both love painting and tote bags which were I started my business with.
My shop is now running for almost five months. Is it getting better? I guess not. Running this shop made me anxious. For months, I have been identifying the problem. My shop is not yet dead but it feels like it’s already close. But despite this malnourished idea, I learned five things in building an online business. Continue reading “I can’t sell these tote bags because I am an introvert”
It has been a long time since I attended an art event. I have been too busy these past few months but I was thankful that a friend invited me to go this event (but ended up going my own since he got a sudden change of schedule).
Anyway, iARTFEST is obviously an art event conducted at World Trade Manila (it’s my first time to enter this place) last July 19-22 which highlights different masterpiece of local artists. There were photographs, paintings, comics, stickers, and a lot that shows how talented these people are.
My blogging was on hiatus for four days which is actually not a break since I was still using WordPress for revamping my blog. And I guess no one noticed that I made my blog private ’cause no one was even checking it.
It’s been a month since I started my tote bag project.
To share with you the story behind this project, I was actually fond of painting – then eureka came and I tried acrylic painting on my tote bag last year.
I planned doing this project on the last month of 2016 but didn’t pursue it ’cause I don’t like starting up a business without a reason. Fortunately, the new year came and I became a part of a building project which means I am also gonna be financing the building. That building, if you want to know, is for a certain community. The building had already, well, built, though it’s kinda old so they decided to renovate it.
Since that building will cause a million, I have to do something to aid the project. That is how I started this tote bag business.
The good Creator pours this artistic talent in me and I humbly wanting to use it for the world. Reading the previous made me cringe but yeah, I don’t want to use this for selfish ambition.
Here are the samples of my design. It only costs 300 pesos. The money will obviously be donated for the building.
If you want to see more designs, you can visit my Facebook page.
I will be designing more. If you want to request, you can send me a private message but I guess I’ll do it in my own style ’cause I want to design from my heart.
Most people are asking if I am one. I don’t know. How do you define a photographer anyway? Is it by profession? By passion? By good shots and angles?
I love taking photos ever since I’m in high school. I like taking candid shots of my friends and people whom I don’t know. I love the innocent looks of every subject. People often ask, “How do you do it?” I just take more shots until I got the perfect pose. From then, I learned the different ways of taking pictures through internet and through my friends who take photography.
On the last month of year 2016, I suddenly had this eureka moment to paint my tote bag. I am actually fond of using tote bags like the one on the photo above since it’s simple and it looks good with whatever clothes I wear. Also, it doesn’t have any zippers or pockets. Going back, painting this bag was actually a trial if the paint that I’ll use won’t get fade if I wash it. Great thing it didn’t!
What’s actually my point of doing this? I like painting but painting using acrylic is not my forte; however, I was happy that the result was better than what I’d expected. Meaning, it’s a good signal for me to start a tote bag business.
I actually like painting and tote bags so I’m deciding to build a business this 2017. I’m already looking for suppliers for tote bags. I tried to look at OLX and I saw one.
If you guys have any tips for me to run this business successfully, please let me know. I don’t actually have any idea on how to start aside from creating my own business account on Instagram or on Facebook.
There are so much designs in my mind. I’m just getting anxious of how to start and how to make it successful. Hope to get any help!
I am fond of cats and dogs and been craving to have one lately. I used to have dogs – an aspin (Pinoy dog) and a pug which died with sickness because we’re living in a rural area and Vet clinics were hard to find.
Anyway, there’s so much posts on FB about cats and dogs. They are so cute and trigger me to have one. But I can’t have one. I want to adopt one. But I couldn’t get one. My family is so strict with house policy since we have kids at home and they’re health conscious.
I love dogs and fond of having a cat. Since I can’t adopt one but I love to help those rehab animals, I designed a poster which could possibly have them adopted.
I checked PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) page on FB and randomly took some photos.
These are the animals I put on my design. These are actually not an official poster and I was not contacted by the PAWS to design for them, but these animals are actually in their rehab center; by any chance, I hope that this could help the society.
If you want to adopt one of them, please check their website for adoption procedures and you can visit the center so you could check more animals. However, in case that you can’t adopt but glad to help, the PAWS are open for volunteers.
Philippine Animal Welfare Society http://www.paws.org.ph/
firstname.lastname@example.org They are closed on Sundays and Holidays.