#CreativeBizTalk

#CreativeBizTalk

One of the biggest struggles in maintaining a creative business is not having people to talk to about the struggles of maintaining a creative business. Haha. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know that much about it. It’s something I constantly have to learn up until now. So today’s talk on The Business of Being Creative was basically a dream come true for me. It’s about time creatives start making seminars on the not-so-artsy parts of their craft. The event was held on the second floor of Commune PH, a beautiful coffee shop in Polaris Street, Makati. Black, white and wood. My kind of aesthetic. Anyway… There were four amazing speakers that shared their stories that day. Liz Lanuza of ProjectVanity.com, Roxy Navarro of Works of Heart, Mansy Abesamis of Hey Kessy, Soleil Ignacio and Arriane Serafico. Before they even spoke, the whole atmosphere of the place was already so inspiring. Good vibes. It’s like we all knew we were around the, uhm, type of people we wanted to be around. Haha. Like it was such a relief to every single person in the room that they’re not the only ones who have been exchanging big ideas with themselves! Haha. I mentioned my mini-thesis in my Introduction post a month ago. (Oh my gosh it’s March…) But, this was basically a glimpse of my whole concept – which is basically creating an architectural structure that lies right at the intersection of creativity, commerce and community. This talk was exactly the push I needed to give me the assurance that this is the direction I want to go… in life in general. Haha. That’s all for now,...
Carovana

Carovana

When I’m not in Details Ink mode, I’m on student mode. I’m currently a 4th year BS Architecture student at UP Diliman, and I kind of love it. Haha! As such, there are several organizations that I’m a part of and for one, I’m part of the Executive Committee. This org is called ARKAIRA and it’s the only performing org in the college. Our biggest and most recent event just took place. Carovana 2016. It’s a week arts and music festival and my gosh, it was beautiful.  (I painted those signs! Hehehe.) The college was filled with crepe paper strips, cute signages, colored strings, handmade string balls, paper cranes and we had good music playing all week! Which leads me to the reason for writing… Details Ink was also there all week. Haha. We had several art concessionaires lined up along our walkway and honestly, I wish it could be that way every single day. Some of the other shops there were La Isla Luisa, Crafty Cookie, Velvet Drop, Sketchnotes and Diyalogo. It was a great week! Despite the stress. Haha. It was interesting to have my two worlds intersect: Details Ink and Arki, I mean. To have my fellow students and professors see me in my work mode was… ok, honestly? It was really awkward. Haha! I was super conscious. But, what’s new? Haha! Nonetheless, we’ll be heading back for another week long event by the UP Architecture Forum this time. It’s called FLIP and I heard it’s gonna be huge! Hope to see you guys at the UP College of Architecture Building 1 on March 1 – 4, 2016. And...
Walls

Walls

In the latter part of 2015, I sort of craved for something new to do. I had been selling paper products for years and the various live illustration projects had we wanting to take my art onto an even larger scale. That’s when I remembered my all time favorite street artist from New York. Her name is Kelsey Montague and it had been years since I last viewed her page. I checked it again and my gosh, she’d already gone around the world with her murals that go with the theme #WhatLiftsYou. I love her concept of interactive street art and I really do want to bring that here to the Philippines. So last December, I said to myself. “I want to do walls.” Regarding materials and other logistics, I had no clue how to proceed. And before I could include this in my list of services, or before I could be trusted with anyone else’s wall, I had to, uhm, practice. I needed a test run. So, thank God for my little brother! He had been pestering my to help him turn his room into some galaxy – themed space so, now was the perfect time. He wanted a life size astronaut on his wall. It was about 6 sqm large and with one jumbo Pilot pen, I opened the key to my next big adventure: #DetailsInkWalls <3 Afterwards, I posted a time lapse video of the whole process and the feedback was a little overwhelming. I immediately got my first mural project for 2016, an 8 sqm office wall in Legaspi Village, which I completed by the end...
Introduction

Introduction

Hi there! My name is Kara Pangilinan. I’m the owner and artist behind Details Ink! After awkwardly and intentionally hiding behind the brand name for almost five years, I am finally making the decision to be braver about my work. Hee hoo hee. So, yes. Hello. I’m a 21 year old BS Architecture student at UP Diliman. I really, really want to take a master degree in Urban Planning. Hopefully, somewhere in Europe or Australia. When I was around 10 years old, I created this big dream city system thing that I seriously believed would fix all the problems in the Philippines… People from informal settlements would be trained to make nice art out of recycled materials. That’s pretty much it. Oh, and proper housing, food and education would be provided in exchange for their services. I called it Prapelopia – which was a mix of Papelmelroti and Utopia. Haha! Anyway, that crazy idea I had as a child… is pretty much the basis of my undergraduate thesis… Huhu. Good luck to me. Anyway. I have a tendency to ramble. Like now… Hm. I grew up in the musical theater world and still love, love singing. My whole family loves singing, actually. Aside from that, I have this chronic problem of not being able to say what’s on my mind – which is probably why I can fill up pages and pages with my thoughts, in a manner that no one will be able to completely understand. Haha, that’s intentional. In line with that, my Details Ink booth set up at bazaars was designed by yours truly, to serve a special function: to hide me from the world. Because,...