My Dream Studio…


“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

I just wanna be transparent. I have been dreaming for so long to have my own studio. A haven wherein all my artsy stuff will be confined in one place. My heaven. My lair. My sacred place.

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I am so in love with this pinky girly work area! ❤ I guess this is so me!
Love! The source of it all!

My uncle who used to paint and who has worked with the late Pablo Antonio in Pasay City, (which reminds me to visit: kept this art room and each time I passed there I am often amazed and would lovingly stare at each item. He has collected a lot through the years.

His fishing rods, cowboy hats, his fringed boots, his paintings (we have four of his on our walls), some grotesque masks (which scares us the whole time), antique bangles and necklaces and his easel too. The scent of paint I still can recall. I often look up as to what he will be working on next. At first look without knowing the owner you will instantly conclude that it belongs to an artist. As a child, I’ve said to myself, I’ll have my own studio too.

When everyone else is making their house become a a little bigger, expand here and there. My mom and I opted for a smaller place at that time when my father left us. The 240+ sq. mts. got too big for me and my mom and my son. She sold some more than 50 sq. mts. of our lot and we ended up getting rid of some stuff and make do of the space that was left of us.

Two things I have in mind before which my dad knows about is having a studio (he is also an artist and kept his own) and my walk-in closet. The supposedly walk-in closet area allotted for me was turned into a very small bedroom for my son. We didn’t want him to feel alienated since part of what was sold was his old bedroom. So my space can only be done upwards if we intend (or can afford) putting-up a second floor.

Since we can not (yet), our living room is the only place where I can the very least put into reality my dream of a little studio for the mean time. =)

All I need is the gypsy/ beaded curtain to cover the brightness of daytime coming from my mamas store window and a little privacy for me too.

beaded curtain
Beaded gypsy curtain! Courtesy of:

Some quilted curtains,

Quilted curtains.. Courtesy of:

some art pieces and vintage items from this shop I found in Tagaytay: Lucina Home,

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quilted throws and shams, a DIY Topiari,


some repros on the wall,

This and maybe one of mine..

I have “The Sunflower” by Van Gogh, and lots of frames on the wall,

wall frames

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the easel which my BFF promised me,

As promised.. Courtesy of:

a framed inspirational quote that is written in typography,

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travel quotes
Travel quotes! Courtesy of:

Three vintage lanterns on the corner (I want them in teal, fuchsia and purple)

Rule of threes..
Rule of threes..

and a collage of my travel photos.

What I badly need to save for is my led monitor and a pretty accent chair, a buttoned ottoman perhaps and a swivel chair for myself.

egg chair
Just one…=)
A DIY Ottoman..=) Courtesy of:

I was hoping it’ll be a quilted one too like the one I eyed from Heima. (–,)

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I just printed one of Audrey’s famous quotes on a vintage frame. Of course, in purple.
Shams in bright colors.

The old lamp that had been there in a corner which was bought by my papa when I was still in high school (which means the lamp is already 20 something years old) would need refurbishing and I intend to smother it with buttons. Why buttons? Because my mother was a dressmaker/ cutter before, I was thinking that she will love it and I can complete it soon if she permitted me to use her buttons collections.

Patience is a talent! (–,)

Through the years of her sewing days, I think she accumulated hundreds of buttons (of different kinds, sizes and colors) so I would not need to buy buttons anymore! Ahaha!

I spotted some working tables of a few famous people which inspired me to establish my own space. To come up with one is truly infinitely interesting to me. Looking around it while at work is definitely stimulating. Nothing short but only inspiration on a daily basis.

This article is very inspiring!

I also eyed a wooden mobile pedestal wherein I can keep my papers at work on the first shelf and my personal portfolios (all about art) on its second drawer. I will have to alter the knobs since I eyed something that interests me from a flea store somewhere in our town. My bathroom knobs now are heart shapes. I don’t want my studio to be too girly, so I had to shift a little from floral and heart shaped stuff.

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I want some peacock feathers too. Photo grabbed from:

The rigor of our kind is endless and forever and infinite. Anyone inclined to the arts whatever genre will understand where I’m coming at.

This place will be my heaven on earth despite of the harsh truths of reality. Like a dreamland.

It’s just sweet and great to know that the vision get stronger every year. =) The blood of an artist embedded in my vein.

I will post this dream studio immediately once it materialized. Meanwhile, this will become my reminder (inspiration board) for the good stuff that I want to see around me, hopefully very soon. =)

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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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