Thursday, March 31, 2011

ONE + 100

Yahoo!!! my blog turns 1 today! and my Facebook fan page reached 100! Cool !!!..(",)
Happy anniversary Jhoanna’s Craft!!!

I remember last year when i decided to start this blog. Spring just started in Chicago and it was just almost two months after I gave birth to my baby Jaden during winter time. I was just staying at home then and taking care of my newborn baby. We only got a chance to hang out with our friends during weekend because it was still cold outside for the baby. And despite having TV, internet in the house and my cute baby of course to keep me occupied, there was a time that I still get bored and wanted to do something else. I thought of buying watercolour, paper and other tools I need to paint. I miss making paintings already. I think the last time I made real ones was years ago, I mean like 5 years??.. My husband suggested to me to start creating a blog for my artwork. So I started working on my paintings even prior to Jaden’s birth. Along the way of creating my blog was a learning process for me, even up to now I’m still learning so many things. It’s a great experience. I really enjoy blogging though I know I am guilty of not posting regularly..hahaha!!! I am having so much fun with this cause I get to share my artwork to you =) I thank God for the talent He has given me and for my super supportive husband.

Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Let’s appreciate ART everyday.

Cheers for my ONE year!

Happy blogging everyone!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CREATE: Wall aRt

I was browsing through my photos and saw these wall arts i made 3 years ago...just thought of sharing these to you. I used to work in a Center-based (non- government organization). I really miss working there. Love the place; love the people and the children too. Volunteers usually come to help out and mingle with the kids for a month or two. That year before i finished my contract there, i got the chance to meet 3 beautiful European volunteers from Denmark. We had such a great time with them. They stayed like 6 months with us.

But their stay was up and it was time for them to leave. We usually celebrate farewell party to encourage and give thanks to our volunteers. I was asked to make something that would encourage them. It was just a simple way of appreciating their heart and effort in serving the children. I created these wall art using chipboard as the base card and wrapped it with abaca and put embellishments on it like fancy flowers and leaves, coconut buttons, beads, shells, marble, white sand, paper twine to hang them and wrote inspiring quotes using watercolor that encouraged them so much.

I think it's a great idea to make one dear friend smile this week. Why don’t you make one? Hmmm...which reminds me of my friend who will be celebrating her birthday soon..

Have a creative week everyone!=)

Monday, February 14, 2011

CREATE: making memories...

Just thought of sharing what made me busy this month.... Making memories =) Every year we all make effort to have that special moments with our loved ones and one of those is the month of LOVE -February-...

with the help of my creative tools that loves to
make memories and sketch pad...
i decided to
make my handmade Valentine's cards...

look how messy my working table was..hahaha!!!but seriously, these were the moments
that i can relax despite of being busy thinking, creating, and designing my cards..=) i love it!


Below are the Handmade Valentine Cards that i made and sell during our Valentine's devotional at church..


these cards were sold out =) It was a fun experience and I was so encouraged.

Hope you also has something creative to share this Valentine's day.
Have a great day!=)

IMAGINE: a valentine shell...

I fell in love with this tiny one of a kind shell that we bought during our honeymoon in Cebu last 2009.. it was so surprising to see a small heart on the left side of this shell..did you see it? Isn't this creature amazing?!..God really is the Master of all creativity. He shows His love even to this beautiful shell.
This Valentines season is a great reminder of love for each other but most of all let us be reminded of God's love for us=) .
Happy Love Day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

good finds

Hello there! it's been a while...again..haha!
I really miss my blog..actually (hmmm..excuses?!) i'm signing in once in a while to check out and read my favorite blogs and browse on my old post but not really posting new stuff..=( 
December 2010 was a very busy month for me.There were lots of gatherings and parties while attending to my active baby who just turned one last Jan 23=). Just want to share a bit about him, my little baby started to walk one week before his birthday!=) My husband and i were so thrilled and excited for many new stuff he will try to do soon and he really does now.. just a thought, time really flies so fast and today is February of 2011 already! hayyyy!
Meanwhile, i just want to share my new addition to my supplies. These three baskets really made my day when i went to Divisoria last November. I was there to buy some artsy stuff for my friend's wedding favors. Then i decided to drop by at one of handicraft store..not really sure what to buy that time..just looking around and i bumped into these 3 pieces baskets on the side.It was not really on display 'coz these were their last pieces and the vendor gave it to me for only P70..=) was really a good deal and these will surely be part of my arts and crafts stuff...

 now my fancy flowers have their place to stay ..=) Have a great week everyone!

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