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Reg Silva  Illustrator, represented worldwide by Bright Group. I like cute stuff and cats. | John 15:1-17 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ www.wedgienet.net

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I was reading an article on Inc. about laziness and productivity/success. This line jumped out at me and it bothered me.
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I'm going to be honestโ€” I have been very frustrated because my focus and attention is divided. All I can commit to to my CAREER is this sketchbook time. The rest, my mind and focus has been on ministry work and faith things and all the time-consuming things that come with it: the actual work, going to meetings, meeting up with various people. In short, I've been busy with a lot of other things and what's left of my time is what's left for my art/career. Which isn't enough. And since I've been preoccupied with other stuff, I've let so many career opportunities slide: this and that trade show in London/New York/Germany. The fact that I have an agent abroad just waiting for me to give them new artwork. This call for submissions for this and that thing. This passive income opportunity. Etcetera.
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So there. I need balance. And time management. And I also need to give up something in favor of the other.
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No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24
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Wasn't mindful of the time, but this one took longer than 30 minutes.
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I'm serving at a retreat this weekend (The Feast Alabang Love Life Retreat โ€” message me for details if you want to join) and part of my preparation for the retreat is to get some rest, especially after weeks and weeks of being physically exhausted. So here I am, hanging out in a coffee shop in the middle of the day, drinking coffee and drawing in my sketchbook ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโœ๐Ÿผโ˜•๏ธ

I've been getting inquiries about the sketchbook I use so I thought I'd show a video :) .
This is my new Monologue Basics A5 Softcover Sketchbook, which I ordered online from @_fullybooked. It arrived the day after I filled up the last page in my previous Monologue sketchbook. Great timing! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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Monologue (@ilovemonologue) is my current sketchbook of choice. It's a Malaysian brand and I like the thick and smooth paper of their Softcover Sketchbook. It's thick enough to hold light watercolor (the paper warps a little bit but I don't mind). I like the A5 one for its handy size and I appreciate that the pages are perforated along the spine :)
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(this is not a sponsored post)

Finished up a sketchbook!!! This is only the second sketchbook I've filled up from beginning to end, evaaarrr, and it's the first finished sketchbook in my goal of filling up 20 sketchbooks within 7 years. Hahaha. 19 more to go ๐Ÿ˜‰

Had some unexpected downtime while waiting for someone. Doodled on my @cbtlph receipt with my new watercolor brush pens from Tokyo Finds. Leaving this for the next customer to find, or for the server to throw away ๐Ÿ˜œ

As a former/recovering workaholic, I used to be so passionate about and so preoccupied with my work that I would feel guilty during the rare instances I took the time to rest. When I came to know the Lord, I started to intentionally set aside Sundays as a day of rest; a day when I can veg out and lounge and not feel guilty about being a lazy blob doing nothing. Sometimes I'm tempted to do "light work" on Sundays but as much as possible, if it's not crucial, I put off any work until the next day and just slow down and enjoy my intentional day of rest. I hope you're enjoying your Sunday night! :)

Gouache and pen doodles.
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My morning routine: I wake up, and 1) I do my daily Bible reading and devotional time. Then, 2) I put in the work on a sketchbook page while having coffee. These two habits are my "untouchables," my "sacred time." I try not to let anything or anyone interrupt this time to myselfโ€” I don't read any FB chats/emails that came in overnight and I don't reply to text messages, etc until after I finish these two things.
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Then I get on with my day and I never get back to responding to text messages hahahahahaha

Enjoying my orange Muji pen. Goes well with my teal pen ๐Ÿ˜Š
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"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Saw this quote online. So true.

I often get asked what sketchbook I use. Currently, I'm using an A5 Monologue soft cover sketchbook that I covered in plastic. It's a Malaysian brand. I like its handy size, the thick paper that's perforated along the spine, and it's priced reasonably as well (P400++). I got it from @_fullybooked Alabang Town Center. They run out of these sketchbooks fast :( I'm down to my last four pages in my current book and I'm hoping I'll be able to get a new one very soon because I don't want to use a non-Monologue sketchbook :(

Drawing bright, citrus things (and a watermelon) ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‰

Gouache practice on kraft paper from @papemelroti ๐ŸŽจ

I love Muji gel pens. They're what I've been consistently using in my sketchbook. The gel pens write like butterโ€” so smooth! I hoard the pink and brown pens in particular and I really use up the pens until they run out of ink. I love Muji stationery in general. @muji_ph, please sponsor me! Lels!

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