Updates! Matryoshka auction, 2014 planner illustration, animation, and a holiday mailer

Hello! Just a few updates ๐Ÿ™‚

Katha Magazine‘s auction for a cause has been extended until November 30 due to public request. That means you still have a couple more days left to bid for one-of-a-kind art to benefit the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines ๐Ÿ™‚

Tres Marias: art up for auction for the benefit of the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan
Tres Marias


The current highest bid (as of November 28) for my handpainted matryoshka dolls with a Filipino twist is Php 7,000 or $160~ USD. Thank you, mystery bidders! Whoever wins the dolls at the end of the auction will get a few extra art goodies from me as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Think you can top the current bid? It’s for charity, after all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Learn more about my process in making these dolls here, and place your bid here:

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Muni and Moonleaf Tea Shop has come out with their 2014 planner! I’m one of twelve Filipino artists who illustrated a spread for the inside pages.

This is my work– Make Someone’s Day. Spreading positive vibes by passing on your good deeds to others!

Make Someone's Day


The planner will be available soon in all branches of Moonleaf Tea Shop (they have over 30 branches all over the Philippines!), but you can pre-order yours on the Muni shop! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on my copies– there will be a giveaway then ๐Ÿ˜‰

Read about the planner and see photos of the other artwork and planner inside pages here.

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This is a little snippet of a short animation I made for a testimonial video for Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells class. I am ever so grateful to have learned animation at my first job– I now get to fuse it with illustration! I doubt it’s something I’ll be doing often or even offering as part of my illustration services (animating things is a huge time-suck and a different focus altogether… and I’m not up to date with current animation standards and industry practices), but it’s a nice skill to have if needed, nevertheless.

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Holiday postcard mailer, 2013!

This is one of two designs I sent off to the printer for my 2013 holiday postcard mailer (to send to clients). It’s a revised version of the card I didn’t submit for Week 1 of my Make Art That Sells class. Speaking of which, I’ve yet to post about the last week of the class, but in the meantime, you can read about the four other weeks of MATS class here ๐Ÿ™‚