September 15, 2014
Creative People Say No

Time is the only resource we can use to produce creative work— time spent thinking, studying, practicing, refining, reinventing, gathering inspiration, resting and replenishing, learning from trial and error, taking care of our body (which is our ultimate tool). We must guard our time jealously, or else we will fail as creatives. Kevin Ashton writes:

Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations. The math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know. We are not taught to say “no.” We are taught not to say “no.” “No” is rude. “No” is a rebuff, a rebuttal, a minor act of verbal violence. “No” is for drugs and strangers with candy.

Creators do not ask how much time something takes but how much creation it costs. This interview, this letter, this trip to the movies, this dinner with friends, this party, this last day of summer. How much less will I create unless I say “no?” A sketch? A stanza? A paragraph? An experiment? Twenty lines of code? The answer is always the same: “yes” makes less. We do not have enough time as it is. There are groceries to buy, gas tanks to fill, families to love and day jobs to do.

People who create know this. They know the world is all strangers with candy. They know how to say “no” and they know how to suffer the consequences.

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September 12, 2014
Obsessed with dendrites. Click for more.

Obsessed with dendrites. Click for more.

September 10, 2014
Finally updated my art portfolio! :)

Finally updated my art portfolio! :)

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May 15, 2014

I’ve been making stuff with my hands lately :) Mineralista handmade crystal jewelry and mineral specimens. Custom orders accepted. Follow Mineralista on Facebook / Instagram

February 17, 2014
On being insecure about younger people being more successful

Reese writes:

And when I see peers being successful, it’s not that I’m not happy for them. I am! But it sometimes register as an attack. I imagine that for every bit of success handed over to somebody else, that is one chunk taken from the success pie of the world. It’s a disgusting way of thinking, really. It’s almost as if I’m running out of success – as if it was a perishable resource that I alone can hoard. Thoughts like “Why can’t I be more like him / her?” come barging in through the folds of my brain until I go on a self-destructive mode. Not pretty.

Knowing that, I’ve taken to avoiding the Facebook timeline just to prevent the possibility of having negative feelings towards innocently successful friends. Not only does this save me a lot of time (productivity wise, it really does wonders) but it also helps me direct all my energy to improving myself…

The good news is…
- Everyone feels insecure and inadequate at some point in their lives. It’s normal, but we may need an attitude shift to fight it.
- Our chances of finding success (whatever that might mean) does not end once we lose our teenage years. And there’s not much difference between a successful kid and a successful adult, except the kid might still have to go to the pressures of high school, and adults are so over that. The workforce is where the drama is at, y’all.
- The world is not going to run out of successes. Chill out!

We are all worthy and we’re all entitled to our own successes, which we often achieve through a combination of immeasurable hard-work and a bit of luck. Let the child prodigies be prodigies. They got there because they’re probably all smarter and better-equipped than all of us. Let friends become well-off and successful because true friends are kind of obliged to be happy for other friends. Yeah.

Read more!

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December 2, 2013
Death gives matter the opportunity to rearrange itself into new and different life forms, and thus it is the key to resurrection and rebirth. ~ From my Hallowe’en article: The Art Of Death, Transforming Sinister Into Sensual ~ Painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

Death gives matter the opportunity to rearrange itself into new and different life forms, and thus it is the key to resurrection and rebirth. ~ From my Hallowe’en article: The Art Of Death, Transforming Sinister Into Sensual ~ Painting by Georgia O’Keeffe

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December 1, 2013
Don’t pretend your art is good when it’s not. But graciously accept encouragement from loved ones. Allow yourself to fail— as many times as it takes to learn and improve. Free yourself from the oppressive critic within. (via Be Friends with Failure | Doodle Alley)

Don’t pretend your art is good when it’s not. But graciously accept encouragement from loved ones. Allow yourself to fail— as many times as it takes to learn and improve. Free yourself from the oppressive critic within. (via Be Friends with Failure | Doodle Alley)

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November 21, 2013
Gorgeous malongs for sale to benefit typhoon survivors via #MalongNiMama healthy sustainable care packages! Reserve at facebook.com/malongnimama :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

Click for full details!

Gorgeous malongs for sale to benefit typhoon survivors via #MalongNiMama healthy sustainable care packages! Reserve at facebook.com/malongnimama :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

Click for full details!

November 20, 2013
People have been asking us if they can buy our beautiful colorful malongs, so yes! We will be selling malongs to raise funds for Malong Ni Mama healthy+sustainable relief efforts. The “malong” is a traditional Pinoy multipurpose garment / bag / shawl / blanket / belt / baby hammock / etc. We’ll post photos and prices soon (ranging from P700 to P1500 depending on weave and fabric)! Just email us at feanne@gmail.com and hannahliongoren@gmail.com if you’re interested. :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

People have been asking us if they can buy our beautiful colorful malongs, so yes! We will be selling malongs to raise funds for Malong Ni Mama healthy+sustainable relief efforts. The “malong” is a traditional Pinoy multipurpose garment / bag / shawl / blanket / belt / baby hammock / etc. We’ll post photos and prices soon (ranging from P700 to P1500 depending on weave and fabric)! Just email us at feanne@gmail.com and hannahliongoren@gmail.com if you’re interested. :)

Malong Ni Mama: Healthy Sustainable Relief Goods For Typhoon Survivors Of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Focusing on local multipurpose practical nourishing items in reusable packaging.

We are sending vitamin C, peanut butter, banana chips, dried fish, slippers, solar powered cellphone chargers, matches, and more, with your help, wrapped in colorful malongs that can be used as clothing/bags/blankets/etc.

"Malong Ni Mama" means "Mom’s Malong", because our malong relief pack is meant to be like a care package lovingly packed by a mom.

How to help:
Send funds to Hannah Liongoren’s Paypal email address paperdull@gmail.com or contact us for bank deposit details. Please let us know if you are sending funds so we can track your donations properly, thank you.
Drop off items at Liongoren Gallery, 111 New York Ave. corner Standford, Brgy. Ermin Garcia, Cubao, Quezon City.

Click for full details!

November 19, 2013
"Gonna be a verb."

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