Designer & Maker at Life After Breakfast
My creative work for Life After Breakfast features my watercolored pattern designs and handmade watercolors & art tools. Back in 2011, I created LifeAfterBreakfast.ph just as a personal project, to document my creative experiments and to push me to do something creative every day. A lot of people responded to it, and it became my platform for my creative work. A few of the things I encourage through LifeAfterBreakfast are real life connections, slow living, and creating with your hands. My 'offline' workshops were opportunities for people to take a break from the every day, and just do something creative. That's aside from that face that I loooove art supplies (who doesn't?!), and really enjoy curating kits for my workshops. Teaching about 50 watercolor and craft workshops in a year led me to creating my own line of handmade watercolors and art tools like ceramic palettes, brushes, and paper. My own watercolored illustrations I are mostly inspired by my travels, flowers, and plants, which I turn into repeat pattern designs, and license to brands for their merchandise and packaging.
Tell your own story. Take your work (but not yourself!) seriously. As creatives, we somehow have to feel the need to defend our career choice to family, spouses, partners, society. Aside from passion, what's important is dedication, being willing to take risks, and consistency. That's what will sustain your creative business.