Sen Mendiola


My online journal filled with random musings on motherhood, life and my creative journey as an artist.

Posts in Creative Thought
Handmade Papers

It is certainly no secret that I love working with handmade papers, to the point that it is becoming a part of my artistic identity. I started using them two years ago not only for calligraphy but also for sketching.

I love the texture, its tactile cotton feels that feels different on your hand, the natural deckle edges that can invoke an appeal of rustic or old world charm. Each piece is handcrafted, made by artisans and moulded into different sizes. I love the perfect imperfections, the variations that bring so much character to the medium.

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It is four in the morning, the whole house is quiet and I find it a perfect time to think of what I want to be this year.

What do I want to achieve by the end of this year, as a creative behind my daily portions of motherhood, professional career, marriage and family?

And I have a feeling that this year is the right time for me to focus on growth. A slow and steady one, purposely and intentionally.

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Five Common Reasons That Hold You Back from Learning Calligraphy

"OMG! I can't get it out of my mind! I really want to learn how to do that, but..." - Sounds familiar? I thought so.

In my previous blog, I gave you some questions and hopefully your answers make you realized that you are at 100% sure love to learn the art of calligraphy.

However, there is a big BUT that keeps on nagging.

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