It's crazy how great things start to unfold when you look at the bright side of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can't imagine what our life would've been if I didn't try to pick myself up 5 years ago. Our situation changed because of our child's diagnosis. We were lost, overwhelmed but despite the challenges, we loved our son so much. He's our star! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, having a child with special needs is extra challenging. Crazy thoughts started occupying my mind so I started lettering again to escape from the depressing mood I was in. And it turned out to be the best decision of my life. I didn't believe that you can earn from lettering? But I did! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was wrong to think you can't and now I'm here, telling you that it's possible! You can earn a full-time income as an artist and you don't have to be famous to do it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's why I created Mastering Hand-Lettering Program. Yes, my book is now officially a full program that not only teaches you hand-lettering techniques but also how you can turn it into a full-time income! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I did it and I'm pretty sure you can, too! I mean, don't you want to earn a full-time income from your hobby? Check out link in my profile to learn more! #mhlprogram Artwork from @amytangerine #atstaysweet
Apparently, @instagram purged accounts again and this is a big learning experience for us all. WE DON’T OWN SOCIAL MEDIA. 📷 In every opportunity I get, I always say, your numbers doesn’t equate to the amount of money you’ll make. We’re here for so many reasons - connection, to learn, to serve. If you’re after the number of followers you’ll get, you aren’t really serving anyone but yourself.. 🤗 Focus on the people who stayed. Focus on delivering quality content to them. They are the people who will really engage with you, support you and purchase from you.. 🙅🏻♀️ Stop losing your mind over the things you can’t control. Instead, focus on the things you can and do it well. And when you do, people will come to you - REAL PEOPLE. #theweekoninstagram 📷 @mimiguille
Who’s up for a FREE LETTERING CLASS?. 👍🏻 Like seriously, raise your hand because if you are, today’s your lucky day! Or should I say this week’s your lucky week because you don’t just have access to a free class for a day! You’re in for a 5-Day Hand-Lettering Masterclass!. 😍 We’re all excited over here! I say we, because I already have a team! Can you believe that? I used to do all of these alone but now I have 4 people in my team, my husband Kris being on probation (bwahaha!) 🎁 Five people worked so hard to make this class a reality! Which means, it’s going to be awesome! Now, stop reading and head over to my profile to sign up!. ❤️ Do you have friends who would love to take this class too! Feel free to share the link to them so they can sign up too or share this post (or the one in my stories and tag #5dayhandletteringmasterclass - good news are meant to be shared!
Your work doesn't have to be pretty or mess free. Like this artwork! ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seriously, when I ask people what they are struggling with in terms of lettering, most of the responses are “my work is not pretty enough to get attention and be recognized in Instagram land.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ And although I always want to respond, there were a lot of people to respond to with the same answer, so I figured this may be the best way to tell you. ⠀⠀⠀ Your work doesn’t have to be pretty!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All you need to do is get started. Do something. Nothing is too small. Yes, lettering is not easy but you know what I’ve learned over the last couple of years of doing this? Every single day, it gets better.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is one of my early work and if you notice, this isn't flawless! I made mistakes and it was overly done when I look at it now. But back then, this was the best I can do!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Still, I showed up and despite the mistakes, I learned, I grew. And in case you don't know yet, I started with alphabets! You can swipe to see my first letters!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why did I start with the alphabets? At the time, I can only do so much with my very little time in a day. But I still took that time and did one letter in 6 variations, shared it and did it every day until I finished the alphabet. It doesn’t matter how small it is. Done is still better than perfect!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until today, I can't imagine what my life would be had I not taken that first step. I probably wouldn't even be here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're too concerned about what others are going to say or if it's Instagram worthy, then you won't be able to make a step forward. Change your attitude towards your work. It's yours and the world deserves to see it! You're doing a disservice by not sharing it with everybody.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every little thing you do is great! It doesn’t matter how small it is. What counts is that you did something productive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do it even if it’s not pretty. Do it until it gets pretty!
... Like eating ice cream or your favorite chocolate cake!.. 😋 Well, for us creatives, hoarding art supplies and attending art classes are the ultimate happy pills! We squee in delight when we see papers, pens, watercolors, paints, brushes.. 😍 Funny how these little things increase our dopamine levels and somehow magically turns a bad day into a good one. We’re shallow creatures, aren’t we?. 😜 Seriously, aside from art supplies, what makes you really happy? Oh scratch that, what art supplies really makes you happy?. 😱 For me, it’s fineliners! Loft in Tokyo made me drool and I spent 4 hours inside with my twin daughters. When we finally went out, my husband said, “I thought you bought the entire store?” - if I can I would, honey. 🤣 . Artwork for @amytangerine‘s new line #ATstaysweet for @americancrafts #behappyalways #happinessisachoice
Looking at the brighter side of life is a choice you’ll never regret. . When my husband and I decided to finally move back to Manila after living in Singapore for 7 years, we knew it’ll be a huge adjustment. A move entails so many different things. Moving to another country, is another level.. . Now, don’t get me wrong. I love home but there are so many things we love about SG that we’ll miss, friends included. The girls, in particular were devastated at first. But once they’ve accepted everything, they seemed to be happy being back home.. . It’s been 2 weeks since we left Singapore and the once scared teenagers are now thriving and adjusting well to their new life in Manila. One thing we keep telling them, is to focus on the good and look at the brighter side. They’ll meet new friends, get into a new school and we’ll be closer to family.. . Things may not always go your way. It could turn for the better or maybe worse but whatever the outcome of your decision is, know that you still have full control of your life. You could turn things around depending on how you see things. Remember, an optimist always win!. . Artwork created for @amytangerine’s new line #ATstaysweet which I love so much! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! . 📷: @americancrafts
Happy New Year! May 2019 be a great one for us all! . . . . . . . . . . . #whpresolutions2019
2018 was filled with black and whites. I’ve seen the good and the bad and appreciate them both for what they are. Because they serve their purpose and whether or not it’s in my favor, I’ll still choose to see the good. There’s always a good side. You just have to acknowledge it.. . Things happen for a reason but celebrating the good is more powerful than wallowing in sorrow and regret. The way you perceive things matter. . As we ring in the new year, let’s celebrate the year that was and look forward to a whole new year of possibilities and color! Focus on the things that really matter and let go of those that don’t.. . Happy New Year, you! And thank you so much for another year. I appreciate your attention and your time. Here’s to more years of being @instagram buddies!