"I joined this workshop because I don't feel productive and creative." That folks is how you depressingly introduce yourself. Kidding! Please don't do that. I think I just feel like I'm losing time for doing creative things instead of losing creativity itself. Don't even get me started with productivity.

So that's probably the reason why I joined Design Her Story's CREATIVITY + PRODUCTIVITY workshop. It's what I really need right now.

The workshop was held at Local Edition which is a really nice place to have some coffee with your friends or with yourself.

Lead by Abbey Sy and Arriane Serafico, they shared their own process in balancing creativity and productivity.


1. JUST KEEP CREATING. Always do something worthwhile. Create content, goals and opportunities!

2. STOP MOVING DEADLINES! No more cramming.

3. GO AFTER YOUR IDEAS. When inspiration strikes, drop everything and just do it!

4. Make your boring work stuff creative.

5. COLLABORATE WITH OTHER PEOPLE. I'm always open for that!

Abbey gave us these awesome stickers after the talk. They're too pretty for my life and I'm gonna feel bad for using them. Haha! I might put some on notebooks and on my laptop case for some inspiration!

There was a Pop-Up Bazaar after the workshop and we got first dibs on what they're selling. The bazaar included bloggers and artists like Reese Lansangan, Camie Juan, Maine Manalansan, Jeline and Jamie Catt, Abbey Sy and Arriane herself.

The money that I brought wasn't enough for all the stuff I wanted to buy from Reese! I personally love the vintage pins and her printed pouch. I'll post my haul here soon!

Hi Jeline! :D

I'm a huge fan of Abbey's typography and illustrations! I would certainly attend her workshop if she put up one. I'll make time to learn it on my own as well. I'd like to experiment with the combination of fashion photography and typography.

The event wouldn't be complete without Wanderrgirls!

My friends Nica and Mariel!

Maine's film cameras are to die for!

I wanted to snag these stickers from Arriane but I already spent all of my money on Reese's merch! Haha! My personal faves are the "I am meant to explore the world." and "Do one thing everyday that scares you." stickers. It makes me want to pack up and spontaneously travel to any place!

As always, I have to take a picture with Arriane! There are certainly more than five things that I learned from this workshop. It's time to get my ideas out there, create stuff and make the most of my time!

I also made a vlog on the workshop and bazaar! You can watch it here:


  1. Greatt post! :) I was there too. I just didn't talk to anybody. Haha. Kinda shy.
    You have a creative eye! *wink* I love how you made the vid!

  2. Nice one, Gelo! :)

  3. Haha hi gelo! It was nice to finally meet you. Even though i was so awkward and shy LOL

  4. Hi Jeline!!!!! Sorry ang awkward ko din lol it was nice meeting ya! :D

  5. awww thank you Aiza!!!! <3 Me too. I only talked to the people I know. Haha! See ya next time! :D

  6. thank you Loise! Come with us next time! It was nice meeting your friend too :D


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