Arlene Sy
Art + Illustration

Journal

My journey as an artist chronicled in life events, thoughts, and musings.

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Paper goods debut

I'll finally talk about my very first collection of paper goods! Yay! In my previous post, I wrote about participating in the recent BGC Art Mart, which was such a new yet fulfilling (and eye-opening) experience. I debuted a small line of paper products during that art fair. A few months ago, I set my sights on producing a 2015 calendar within the fourth quarter of the year. I knew it would make for a great offering during the approaching holidays.

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Art print giveaway!

Hello, everyone! First of all, thank you so much for all your love and support! To celebrate 1,500 followers on Instagram, I'm giving away a signed print of this watercolor illustration (entitled "Alice") to one lucky follower. Yay! To join, you first have to be a follower of my IG account (@arlenesy), then simply like and leave a comment on that post by 12 noon tomorrow (September 5, Manila time). The winner will be picked randomly and will be announced on September 6. (Open to Philippine residents only.) Good luck!

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Save the dates!

Hello! I'm very happy to announce that I'll be holding my very first art sale this September 27-28 at the BGC Art Mart at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. I'll be selling a few originals and prints of my past work, plus some new work and paper goodies! So excited for this! Will be posting more details in the next few days!

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Hiatus from wedding-related work

I've started counting down my last few wedding invitation projects of the year. This one here's an illustrated border I created for an enchanted forest-inspired invitation, which I recently completed. I loved working on this one, particularly since my client gave me their full trust, and I was only too happy to give more of myself. This is probably the most detailed artwork I've done for an invite. As of this writing, the layout has already gone to press. I can't wait for my copy!

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February wrap-up

What a month it's been! And just like that, we're coming into March. I spent most of February making illustrations for an upcoming book. (Well, sort-of book.) I'm very excited about it, because it's my first fully illustrated project, from cover to cover! As it happens I cannot reveal anything more, but the publication will be launching this summer. Oh, all right, let me throw in one more tidbit--if you're still in school, this was made with you in mind!

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