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Manila International Book Fair 2014

The Manila International Book Fair starts today! Drop by the SMX Convention Center today until Sunday, Sept 21.

(My awesome publisher Adarna House is giving away tickets to download and print…for free! Right here!)

The National Book Development Board also has talks lined up for the duration of the book fair.

And here are Adarna House book signing schedules! I will be at the book fair on Sept. 21, Sunday, at 1PM at the Adarna House booth for signing.

Bring all your favorite children and get them off their iPads and get them some books! :)

See you there!

Something I made during Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan’s super fun Fabriano Art Day last month. Prestige Papers is bringing in Fabriano Fine Art Papers soon, and they got INK to test the different kinds of paper. This one is on Artistico Traditional White, Grana Fina, in glorious 640gsm. I tried to test as many materials as I can: watercolor, gouache, pencils, and printmaking ink.

Fabriano’s Fine Art line includes paper for watercolor, drawing, printmaking, and acrylic and oil. These will be locally available in about 3-4 months, according to Prestige Papers, their distributor. :)

Something I made during Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan’s super fun Fabriano Art Day last month. Prestige Papers is bringing in Fabriano Fine Art Papers soon, and they got INK to test the different kinds of paper. This one is on Artistico Traditional White, Grana Fina, in glorious 640gsm. I tried to test as many materials as I can: watercolor, gouache, pencils, and printmaking ink.

Fabriano’s Fine Art line includes paper for watercolor, drawing, printmaking, and acrylic and oil. These will be locally available in about 3-4 months, according to Prestige Papers, their distributor. :)

Speculiars x The Chocolate Kiss Cake Shop

Our craft group Speculiars made super special handmade cake toppers  for the new The Chocolate Kiss Cake Shop. Hooray! As if we needed more reasons to buy cake, right? 

Here is a closer look at the party animals I made. Because sometimes you can have your cake and it eat too, but you don’t have to do it alone~

Check out more designs on Facebook, or better yet, drop by the shop! The new Chocolate Kiss Cake Shop is located at The Courtyard Bldg., Sgt. Esguerra St., QC.

Thank you Liza and The Chocolate Kiss for having us!

Fran is a pencil-happy graphic designer who loves merienda.

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