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Pinto Art Museum

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My roommate and I have been planning to go to Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo for weeks. And finally, last Sunday we were able to visit the place. To get to Pinto, you can ride a jeep going to Antipolo and tell the driver to drop you off at Ynares Center and from there you can already take a tricycle. There is a 200php entrance fee and backpacks should be left in the bag counter. So I advise you just bring a small bag with you. Also, its better if you go there on a weekday. Weekends are kind of jam packed with people.

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We first had our lunch at their cafe. They have different types of cuisines on their menu. They have Italian, Japanese, Thai etc. We decided to order their Vigan Longganisa Pizza (as per the server its one of their best sellers, I ordered a California Maki (sorry can’t resist Jap food), and Pink Lemonade. The food was great actually. It’s just that we had been waiting for quite a while before we got our food. And there was even a confusion with the table’s orders.

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The place is pretty big actually. It has 6 galleries inside. The place is so “instagramable”. A lot of people were taking pictures. It’s so lovely and the entrance fee you’ll pay will be so worth it. I love each and every piece inside. Would definitely go back there. It’s not just full of painting but some other types of art with different kinds of media used.

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And since the place was beautiful I wouldn’t miss the chance of having my photos taken. Hahaha. Excuse my face tho. I am not very photogenic. Lol. I actually grabbed some “reference” photos so I can do some poses like what does blogger does. Hahaha.

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Also took some shots of Ynnah and Ate Kim. I’ve more photos on my phone and camera that I want to upload. But this will do for now. You can check out my instagram account @riepanini for more photos. We actually stayed there for almost 4 or 5 hours. I kind of got tired roaming around the area. And we haven’t actually checked out all of it. Were planning to go back again with our other friends maybe. You guys should definitely check out Pinto Art Museum.

Long Weekend

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Cheers for the long weekend ahead. Thank god its Friday. Yay. So much plans for the weekend. I wanna make more artworks. Also, I need to pay the tuition fee for the upcoming web class I’ll be taking this October. I am so excited for that! 🙂

I need to finish the invitation designs for one client. It’s been going on for weeks  already. They don’t respond quickly and so I’m the one suffering. With all the revisions and stuff ugh. If only I could tell them to please make up their minds. I want this done already. Come on.

Anyway, I’m planning to go out with a friend this Saturday. Grab a few drinks, drive somewhere else and just catch up. Stuff like that. And on Sunday I’ll do all the letters for those people whom I promised to send mails. I seriously don’t have the time or just too lazy to go to the post office 😦 Mail boxes are not a thing here in my country. But I really wanna have pen pals and send people mails. So this weekend I’m gonna finish them all.

Websites to Sell Your Art

1. CASETIFY

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This is actually the first website that I started to sell my works. I just got an invitation via email to be a part of their growing artists so I decided to give it a try. That was way back June. So for two months now so far I’ve made around $13. Not bad. I just became so active uploading my works and promoting it online lately. Even if you haven’t got an invitation you can still be an artist on their website. On the bottom part of the page there is a SELL link. Click that and join. Fill up the form and they will evaluate your works. So better make sure you have a portfolio to show. I suggest you use Behance ’cause it’s really helpful and that’s where I put my works. The commission you’ll get will depend on the type of case people will purchase. You just really need to upload designs once in a while and put it on your social media sites. I use pinterest, instagram, facebook, tumblr and wordpress in promoting mine. You’ll also be needing to set-up your paypal account so you can get paid. I have my savings account through BDO and it comes with an atm debit card and it is linked to paypal so that’s what I’m using. You’ll be deducted $1.00 (46.00 pesos) in your account as part of verification process. Commission for phone cases would be around $3.50-$4.50 while for the ipad case, macbook sleeves ,and apple band watch would be around $4.50 to $6.50.

Visit my collection at: www.casetify.com/riepanini/collection

2. SOCIETY6

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This is by far my favorite one (even though I just joined yesterday!). I just love its user interface and there are lots of stuff you can put your designs in which is totally perfect. You’ll have a lot of variety to choose from. Perfect site to buy gifts. From Iphone Cases, Art Prints, T-Shirts, Pillows, Tote Bags, etc., they have it. To sign up and join click get started and there will be two options: Discover Art and Upload Art. Choose the Upload Art so you can submit your designs. You also need to verify your paypal account and again $1 (46 pesos) will be deducted from your account as part of verification process. Once you place your design you have the option to choose on what type of items would you want it to be placed on. There are also size guides to follow for each type of item. Like for example, the phone case would be 1300px by 2000px. You can sort out and make a collection so people can easily see the designs. Like on my page I made a collection for floral and watercolor art. So when they click on it they can see all your designs which has floral and watercolor design in it. The commission is pretty good too! Depending on the product but it ranges around $1.50 to $15.00.

Visit my collection at: www.society6.com/riedesignph

3. SHOP VIDA

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As for Vida, I just also got an invitation via mail to collaborate with them and send my designs. However, I am not that active here and I rarely publish my designs. They are more on garments, like shirts, scarfs, sheer wraps, dresses, and tops. But since I really wanted to make additional income online and sell my art I’ll start to upload again my designs. You get %10 of net sales as part of your commission and payment is on a quarterly basis which is again thru paypal.

View my collections at: www.shopvida.com/collections/rie-orpano

There are actually a lot more websites where you can sell your art. There’s Zazzle, Threadless, Cafe Press, Redbubble, Etsy., etc. I only posted the sites which I’m in but you can check out the others too. They also have great platforms and commissions for artists. You just need to be patient and promote your works all the time. It would be really really helpful being active in different social media sites also by asking your friends to help in sharing them. Build your network. And just keep uploading your works. At first I was really hesitant because sometimes I can see that people are viewing and liking my works and yet no one is buying them. Also, I’ve a lot of competitors. But it’s really how you market your product. Again, just share and promote your products.

I hope I can help my fellow artists earn as well by doing this blog post. 🙂

Society6

Hey guys, I just joined Society6 and you can now purchase my designs in other forms. (Tote Bag, Pouch, Pillow, Blanket, Towel, Leggins, Laptop Skin, Ipad Case, etc.)

Visit my site at https://society6.com/riedesignph

Here are some of the products 🙂

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So what are you waiting for? Shop now! 🙂

 

Make up Essentials

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Becoming a make-up ‘junkie’ lately. Like for real make-ups are expensive af 😥 =)) I’m slowly learning to fix myself. It makes me feel good. Just starting first with the basics. Just some simple powder, eyebrows, mascara, blush and lipstick. I seriously cannot leave the house without doing my brows nowadays. Hahaha. I try to put eyeliner once in a while but it gets messy and I suck at it big time. Need some more practicing. Mehehe. Please feel free to give me some tips and stuff. Would really appreciate it! 🙂

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Started collecting lipsticks too! I especially love those liquid lipsticks with matte finish.

Some people were complementing me lately and its really flattering. They were ask if someone has been courting me or if I have a boyfriend. Some say I have that ‘glow’ or like I’m blooming. Nope people. Its just that I am happy with myself lately. I feel so confident and beautiful. And when you’re happy it just really shows. I don’t dress up and put make-up on for other people. I do it for myself.

Snail Mail

 

IMG_20160702_114309Last Thursday I got my first mail ever. My mom sent me a message on viber telling me that I have received a letter. I’m not home during the weekdays and just renting a place near my work. So I wasn’t able to see the letter until Saturday. I only go home on the weekends.

So anyway, a few weeks back I posted here and on my other blog that I wanted to trade letters. I was also looking for people who are interested in it and I came upon Liz’s Blog. So I immediately sent her a message and I was so happy that she replied.

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It feels so nice to receive a letter and how much joy it brings. I was so giddy opening it up. I don’t even want to tear up the envelope. I opened it as gently as I could. Haha.

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So here’s what’s inside of my mail. Thank you so much Liz for these and for being my new friend even though were like miles miles apart. It’s nice to meet new people from around the world and share your stories. I will be replying to you soon. I really appreciate it and the effort you’ve given to mail me. Unfortunately, mail boxes are not a thing here in the Philippines. I’ll try to drop by our post office tho on the weekend. 🙂

Three people have actually messaged me and wanted to trade letters and be pen pals as well. I am so excited! So if you guys are also interested feel free to comment here or leave me a message on my contact page. 🙂