Posts Tagged ‘design’
I Wish I Could Just Travel
Posted on: 25th of October 2009 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Travel Junkie

Gouache on Moleskine Sketch.

“I wish I could just take a year off to travel.”- Gouache in my moleskine sketch mid 2008.

This year has been pretty eventful for me in terms of traveling. I shuffled quite a bit between Manila and Singapore, and had several trips to other countries, including Brunei and Malaysia too. Next weekend, the boyfriend and I are also heading to Bintan, Indonesia for an overnight getaway before I fly back to Manila.

I obviously enjoy the thrill of traveling. Sometimes I wish I could really just take a year off, hop on a plane (after buying some travel insurance online, maybe) and go from one country to another. ♥

My Moleskine Works Exhibited
Posted on: 18th of July 2009 | Under: Artsy Fartsy

If you follow me on Twitter or read my Facebook statuses from time to time, then you would’ve probably seen my update about my Moleskine Folio Art being featured on the front page of about two weeks ago. For those who missed it, here’s a screenshot of it:


Click image for a full view. :)

It was a small feature on me, together with the six other artists who also donated their moleskine notebooks to Moleskine and Lettera27. That was the front page of when the feature came out, and yes, that’s a page from my notebook.

You may still read the short article here.

Since I’m also in constant contact with Marsida of Moleskine Srl (Italy), she happily sent me more photos of the London exhibit where our notebooks were exhibited last April. I’ll share a few of them with you guys:


Wish I could visit one of the exhibits one day!


The crowd, looking at the artworks.


The lady on the right is looking through my notebook! :)

Marsida also sent photos of my 2nd Set of Moleskine Sketchbook Art. I was informed that it has been exhibited around several cities in Europe:

  • Rome, Librerie Feltrinelli piazza Argentina, for 1 month
  • Milan, librerie Frltrinelli piazza Duomo, for 1 month
  • Torino, librerie Frltrinelli piazza CNL, for 1 month
  • Berlin, Hugendubel Tauentzienstraße, for 2 months
  • Frankfurt, Paperworld Internationale Frankfurter Messe

That list was given to me back in May, and I was told that it would be brought to a handful more cities (around the UK and Denmark too) after that. I don’t have the current list as of the moment, but I reckon my notebook’s just so lucky for being able to tour around Europe that long! Ugghh, I wish I was a notebook myself! LOL!

Here are several photos taken in Germany:


Unlike the other Moleskine events where my notebook would just be showcased along with other artists, these exhibits only featured my artwork. :)


This message came from the lady who was in charge of the exhibits in Germany: “The enclosed images are of paperworld Fair Frankfurt and of earlybird Lifestyle Fair Hamburg in 2009. I hope Anna Marie V. Avanceña will agree with them, because my college Ute Henrichfreise likes her work like me – there are such nice themes in it, so we took good care of it.”


Check out my notebook on the bottom right, showcased inside the acrylic enclosure. =D

Collaborating with Moleskine has been such a joy. Not only do I get to do what I enjoy most, which is make art, I also get to see the care and importance they put into showcasing them. :)

Interior Design Feature on Philippine Star
Posted on: 17th of March 2009 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Geek Talk

I was interviewed (together with 2 other Interior Designers) about Interior Design for the Philippine Star Newspaper. The article was published in the Features section last March 14, 2009. =)


Click on image for a larger view.

Back to Manual Drafting
Posted on: 24th of November 2008 | Under: Artsy Fartsy, Geek Talk

I haven’t touched a T-square or any other drafting material in over two years. I have already shifted to using AutoCAD, because it’s really a whole lot easier and faster to use. But, now I’m back to the old-school manual drafting, because my new work doesn’t have a licensed copy of AutoCAD yet.

I have been reconnected with my lovely drafting supplies: triangles, scales, tech pens, clutch pencils, rulers, etc. (no horse supplies). It was fun for the first few days, but the whole process has become quite a tiresome job already. Changes to the floor plans and detailed drawings are being made every single day, and being able to alter them with a few clicks on the computer is just so much more efficient than having to re-do an entire drawing manually.