Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Storytelling & Sketching, Talk by Cecilia Brainard

Mysteriously I started sketching last December. I'd never done art in that way before. I'd always just written. This got me pondering on the creative process: where do creative urges come from? Where did my first short stories come from? Where did my Novels come from? How did those endeavors evolve into books? And what about this Sketching that has entered my life? What do I think it's all about?
Please join us for an exploration of these questions and more:
Storytelling & Sketching, Talk by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
 University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines 
Benavides Bldg.
Friday,  February 22, 3-5 pm,

Description: A Powerpoint Presentation, Talk and Open Forum about the Creative Process by Author and Editor of 21 books, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard

PS: I'm sharing a pen and ink inspired by a memory - "Schoolgirl with Her Dog"

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sarimanok, Maranao art, Sketch by Cecilia Brainard

I sketched this antique "sarimanok" silver item which I got from Zamboaga when I did a talk for USIS, around 1992. From Wikipedia: "The Sarimanok is the legendary bird that has become an ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art. It is depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune.

I have more sketches in this blog post. 


I also want you know that I have a new Wordpress blog, which can be accessed via my updated official website - links below.  



tags: #USIS #Mindanao #sarimanok #Philippines #sketch