music, under the sun

To the tune of:Lifehouse Live in Manila

Okay, so a lot has been going these past few days that I didn’t have time to post my thoughts.( I was trapped in the deadly routine of sleep and work.)

Let me start by blogging about this band. Lifehouse. I’m one hell of a storyteller, so let me give you a summary of how I met this band (not in person though, how I wish).

Year 2012, my boyfriend/suitor at that time asked me out on a date. He bought 2 tickets to the Lifehouse concert. I said yes, without really knowing who they were. All I know is their song “You and Me” and “Hanging by a Moment”. I did my research and listened to some of their songs. I didn’t appreciate it that much because I was not into alternative rock at that time.

The day of the concert came, May 26, 2012. It was my first time to watch a concert. :)(thank you honey for that experience😚😚😚) All I can say is wow! Jason Wade’s voice is as good as the recorded one.I was speechless. I enjoyed every second of that concert. They mentioned that it was their second time to perform in Manila. The first one was in 2008. I thought, they’ll be back again, maybe after 4 years again. I told my boyfriend that if ever we’re still together as a couple when they come back, we’ll watch them whatever it takes. That was a promise!โœ‹💑




Hit the forward button. Year 2015, one of our friends and previous SME at the office, tagged me in a Facebook post. Lifehouse live in Manila. October 8 at the Mall of Asia arena. I was “what??! this is too early”. I’ve been checking the seats for months, making sure that seats are still available when I have the money. Our finances during that time were not in good terms. But we made a promise. We’re still together and if it weren’t for their songs, we won’t be together. Thank goodness, we found a way to watch it. It was as nice as the previous one, although we’re not allowed to stand (sucks). Same thing happened. I didn’t appreciate their Out of the Wasteland album but after hearing them live, I can’t stop listening to their songs.


I used one of their songs to practice writting using a nib. This picture was taken when I first started using Nikko G nib. That’s my normal handwritting 😁


And here’s another artwork inspired by one of their songs:

art challenge, art department, Watercolors

What’s Up: Watercolor Challenge

I’ve been following some Russian watercolor artist in Instagram. Their works are so great and perfect! They’re good at Urban Sketcking and Plein Air painting. How I wish I could paint like them!!(sorry I can’t post pictures of their works here)

Hmmm…what if I try to paint like them? Sounds like a challenge.I don’t normally follow a technique when it comes to painting. I just dip the paintbrush, figure out the color and paint! Let’s see how it will turn out with thia challenge!

Alright, so the challenge is to ย study and master (if kaya) painting water reflections. Ha! Looks easy, but honestly I’m having a hard time figuring out how to do the reflection part. (If you’re reading this and you have some techniques, please feel free to comment! Thank you in advance โ˜บ). So this is the first try:image

And this is the second one โ˜บ image

This is the most recent:


I still need more studying and more practice! โ˜บ

Here a slideshow of how my most recent painting was done.

P.S. i’ll post slideshow in the mean time. I’ll upload videos soon ๐Ÿ™‚