One of the foremost social platforms that we have today is Instagram. As a creative this is where you would probably go to first for you work to get noticed. Yes, even as a beginner, you shouldn’t be afraid to show your work. Instagram has a wonderful art community and the people I’ve met there have been friendly. There will be tough critics there but I say you use those comments to further improve your art.
“Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.”
When I started to learn doing calligraphy, I began to want to expand my ink choices to more than just your regular black Sumi ink. If you’ve ever wanted to use metallic inks and I suggest you get yourself some Finetec Artist Mica Watercolors, particularly this beautiful gold palette.
I became curious about Khadi Papers ever since I saw them for sale at one of my favorite online stores, Art Whale. They’re made of 100% long fibred cotton rag and they have a deckled edge. They are handmade from India. I got several pieces through my boyfriend’s sister, who is also a watercolor enthusiast like me. So after finally being able to try it, here’s my initial thoughts on it.
- They have a very textured surface ranging from medium to rough. The medium textured one is the one most comparable to cold-pressed watercolor paper. The handmade texture of the paper gives it a lot of wells for the paint to settle in, letting more pigments to get soaked into the fibers of the paper.
Sunday night… pffft. Just a few more hours and it’ll be Monday. Try as I might about being positive for the upcoming workweek, there’s still that nagging sad feeling about letting the weekend go. I think it’s the anticipation of the inevitable Monday blues. Well, due to the genius that is my friend, Drea (Instagram – @mabuhaydiy), we’ve started Ladies Drawing Night. It starts at about 9pm, Manila time and me along with art enthusiasts participate by working on two drawing themes. What makes it so fun is that there is a time limit to each theme, so not only will it make us think of drawing subjects faster, it also enables us to work on our art pieces faster than normal.
It took some time but finally, I’ve got the new site all set up. Welcome fellow calligraphers and watercolor enthusiasts. I’ve got so many exciting product reviews and art insights in store for you guys. Are you ready? Break out the champagne! I’m so excited to be writing in this new site.