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  • It’s official. This happy girl is going across the pond to paint a mural at @upfest in Bristol UK this coming May!! I’ll be brushing up on my Brisitsh accent by watching all the Great British Baking Show I can. 😜🇬🇧🎨
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#annadidathing #acrossthepond #upfest #posca #bristoluk #england #british #muralartist #mural #muralart #ladieswhopaint #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #ccmembersrock #entrepinayship #manifestyourgoals #sayitoutloud #muralist #filam #filipinoamerican #halffilipino #pinoypride
  • It’s official. This happy girl is going across the pond to paint a mural at @upfest in Bristol UK this coming May!! I’ll be brushing up on my Brisitsh accent by watching all the Great British Baking Show I can. 😜🇬🇧🎨
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    #annadidathing #acrossthepond #upfest #posca #bristoluk #england #british #muralartist #mural #muralart #ladieswhopaint #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #ccmembersrock #entrepinayship #manifestyourgoals #sayitoutloud #muralist #filam #filipinoamerican #halffilipino #pinoypride

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  • Okay so I'm gonna be real with you guys - 2020 has been ROUGH so far. To give you some highlights: I have been fighting my depression and anxiety coming into the new year pretty hard, got a cold that knocked me on my butt a few weeks ago, my husband totaled his car in an accident (he and the other person involved are both fine thank God), followed that up with a stomach flu, then a ticket for "blocking an intersection" (which real talk I wasn't but that's a whole other thing), followed by my car failing inspection and supposedly needing $400 worth of repairs, then hospitalization twice for a severe allergic reaction which means being poked and prodded and whatnot for the last few days with no conclusive results as to what caused it all in the first place. Topped that all off this morning with a brand new cold sore. Cue a DEEEEEEP inhale and mental images of the THIS IS FINE dog surrounded by his life on fire. .
And here's the thing. I know that all of this is temporary. I know that this will not last forever and that things will get better. I am still VERY grateful for the things in my life that have not been dunked in a toilet lately. But sometimes you have to shove aside the quasi-positivity namaste BS and just be real for a minute and say that things arent exactly great hahaha. So I am giving myself permission to say WHAT THE HELL, scream into a pillow, eat a tub of queso, and then move on. So here’s a real talk, no makeup, best-I-could-do-up-do, exhausted, cold sore inflicted selfie to remind you that you are allowed to not be positive sometimes. You’re allowed to feel shitty when things are shitty. Have your moment and don’t feel bad for wanting to punch your Yogi Tea bag message in the theoretical face for telling you that you are infinite. Because just like what you’re going through, your feelings are temporary and completely justified. .
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I have some awesome news to announce this weekend, but for now I’m allowing  myself to feel frustrated and tired and acknowledge the crap 2020 has thrown my way so far. So if you’re in the same boat, I feel you. Go get yourself some queso and feel those feels. Tomorrow is another day. 🙃😂🥴✌🏼 #annadidathing
  • Okay so I'm gonna be real with you guys - 2020 has been ROUGH so far. To give you some highlights: I have been fighting my depression and anxiety coming into the new year pretty hard, got a cold that knocked me on my butt a few weeks ago, my husband totaled his car in an accident (he and the other person involved are both fine thank God), followed that up with a stomach flu, then a ticket for "blocking an intersection" (which real talk I wasn't but that's a whole other thing), followed by my car failing inspection and supposedly needing $400 worth of repairs, then hospitalization twice for a severe allergic reaction which means being poked and prodded and whatnot for the last few days with no conclusive results as to what caused it all in the first place. Topped that all off this morning with a brand new cold sore. Cue a DEEEEEEP inhale and mental images of the THIS IS FINE dog surrounded by his life on fire. .
    And here's the thing. I know that all of this is temporary. I know that this will not last forever and that things will get better. I am still VERY grateful for the things in my life that have not been dunked in a toilet lately. But sometimes you have to shove aside the quasi-positivity namaste BS and just be real for a minute and say that things arent exactly great hahaha. So I am giving myself permission to say WHAT THE HELL, scream into a pillow, eat a tub of queso, and then move on. So here’s a real talk, no makeup, best-I-could-do-up-do, exhausted, cold sore inflicted selfie to remind you that you are allowed to not be positive sometimes. You’re allowed to feel shitty when things are shitty. Have your moment and don’t feel bad for wanting to punch your Yogi Tea bag message in the theoretical face for telling you that you are infinite. Because just like what you’re going through, your feelings are temporary and completely justified. .
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    I have some awesome news to announce this weekend, but for now I’m allowing myself to feel frustrated and tired and acknowledge the crap 2020 has thrown my way so far. So if you’re in the same boat, I feel you. Go get yourself some queso and feel those feels. Tomorrow is another day. 🙃😂🥴✌🏼 #annadidathing

  •  149  49  13 February, 2020
  • We are not defined by our hardships, but by our resilience. If there’s anything this life has taught me, it’s this phrase. I don’t think anyone exemplifies this sentiment better than Filipinos. No matter what life throws at us, we move forward with a smile and gratitude for what remains. Even though miles and miles of homes and crops and communities have been covered by grey volcanic ash, the vibrancy of life and the resilience of the Filipino people still shines through. And the willingness for mga kababayan and others to help in such times gives me so much hope for humanity. 🙏🏼❤️🇵🇭🍍
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#annadidathing #mural #livepainting #muralart #muralartist #pineapple #taalvolcano #ladieswhopaint #northshoremall #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #ccmembersrock #essexcountycreates #filipino #filam #pinoypride #filipinoamerican #hapa #halffilipino
  • We are not defined by our hardships, but by our resilience. If there’s anything this life has taught me, it’s this phrase. I don’t think anyone exemplifies this sentiment better than Filipinos. No matter what life throws at us, we move forward with a smile and gratitude for what remains. Even though miles and miles of homes and crops and communities have been covered by grey volcanic ash, the vibrancy of life and the resilience of the Filipino people still shines through. And the willingness for mga kababayan and others to help in such times gives me so much hope for humanity. 🙏🏼❤️🇵🇭🍍
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    #annadidathing #mural #livepainting #muralart #muralartist #pineapple #taalvolcano #ladieswhopaint #northshoremall #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #ccmembersrock #essexcountycreates #filipino #filam #pinoypride #filipinoamerican #hapa #halffilipino

  •  95  4  10 February, 2020
  • You’re very welcome, Anna! 
Repost: • @annadidathing We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 🍍🤟🏼🇵🇭
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Today I painted my fourth and final mural on this set of balikbayan boxes at the @northshoremall to help promote my Taal Volcano Relief fundraiser. Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines in January, ruining crops (like in the pineapple fields in Tagaytay), killing livestock, and destroying homes. I am hoping to fill all 9 of my balikbayan boxes with goods and supplies to send to the Philippines in order to help people whose lives have been affected by the eruption. Today, we collected so many donations thanks to our generous community. I am humbled by the kindness and support. I will be sending the boxes in early March, so there’s still time to donate goods (message me for info) and to donate to the GoFundMe I set up to help cover the shipping costs - the link is in my bio. Thank you all so much for the love! And especially thank you to the Northshore Mall and the @creativecollectivema for helping coordinate this. It goes to show you the power of the arts and what we can accomplish with it! 🙏🏼❤️🥰
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#annadidathing #balikbayanboxes #taalvolcano #fundraiser #artsmatter #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #entrepinayship #bosfilipinos #pinoypride #halffilipino #representationmatters #essexcountycreates
  • You’re very welcome, Anna!
    Repost: • @annadidathing We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 🍍🤟🏼🇵🇭
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    Today I painted my fourth and final mural on this set of balikbayan boxes at the @northshoremall to help promote my Taal Volcano Relief fundraiser. Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines in January, ruining crops (like in the pineapple fields in Tagaytay), killing livestock, and destroying homes. I am hoping to fill all 9 of my balikbayan boxes with goods and supplies to send to the Philippines in order to help people whose lives have been affected by the eruption. Today, we collected so many donations thanks to our generous community. I am humbled by the kindness and support. I will be sending the boxes in early March, so there’s still time to donate goods (message me for info) and to donate to the GoFundMe I set up to help cover the shipping costs - the link is in my bio. Thank you all so much for the love! And especially thank you to the Northshore Mall and the @creativecollectivema for helping coordinate this. It goes to show you the power of the arts and what we can accomplish with it! 🙏🏼❤️🥰
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    #annadidathing #balikbayanboxes #taalvolcano #fundraiser #artsmatter #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #entrepinayship #bosfilipinos #pinoypride #halffilipino #representationmatters #essexcountycreates

  •  26  0  9 February, 2020
  • We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 🍍🤟🏼🇵🇭
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Today I painted my fourth and final mural on this set of balikbayan boxes at the @northshoremall to help promote my Taal Volcano Relief fundraiser. Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines in January, ruining crops (like in the pineapple fields in Tagaytay), killing livestock, and destroying homes. I am hoping to fill all 9 of my balikbayan boxes with goods and supplies to send to the Philippines in order to help people whose lives have been affected by the eruption. Today, we collected so many donations thanks to our generous community. I am humbled by the kindness and support. I will be sending the boxes in early March, so there’s still time to donate goods (message me for info) and to donate to the GoFundMe I set up to help cover the shipping costs - the link is in my bio. Thank you all so much for the love! And especially thank you to the North Shore Mall and the @creativecollectivema for helping coordinate this. It goes to show you the power of the arts and what we can accomplish with it! 🙏🏼❤️🥰
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#annadidathing #balikbayanboxes #taalvolcano #fundraiser #artsmatter #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #entrepinayship #bosfilipinos #pinoypride #halffilipino #representationmatters #essexcountycreates
  • We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 🍍🤟🏼🇵🇭
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    Today I painted my fourth and final mural on this set of balikbayan boxes at the @northshoremall to help promote my Taal Volcano Relief fundraiser. Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines in January, ruining crops (like in the pineapple fields in Tagaytay), killing livestock, and destroying homes. I am hoping to fill all 9 of my balikbayan boxes with goods and supplies to send to the Philippines in order to help people whose lives have been affected by the eruption. Today, we collected so many donations thanks to our generous community. I am humbled by the kindness and support. I will be sending the boxes in early March, so there’s still time to donate goods (message me for info) and to donate to the GoFundMe I set up to help cover the shipping costs - the link is in my bio. Thank you all so much for the love! And especially thank you to the North Shore Mall and the @creativecollectivema for helping coordinate this. It goes to show you the power of the arts and what we can accomplish with it! 🙏🏼❤️🥰
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    #annadidathing #balikbayanboxes #taalvolcano #fundraiser #artsmatter #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #entrepinayship #bosfilipinos #pinoypride #halffilipino #representationmatters #essexcountycreates

  •  256  10  9 February, 2020
  • Ate Michelle & Ate Ria 👯‍♀️
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Does anyone else have family members that look like they will be 25 forever? I’ve heard on multiple occasions that the Fountain of Youth must be somewhere in the Philippines. And you know what - I don’t think that’s a bad assumption lol. I can’t tell you how many people in my family look 20 years younger than they actually are. My two cousins here are a prime example. They will forever look like they just graduated college and have the sass & spirit to match. 😉😂❤️
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#annadidathing #digitalportraits #texture #procreate #filipino #sisters #fountainofyouth #neverage #pinoypride #filipiniana #filipinoamericanartist #filam #halffilipino #pilipinas #pinay #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #essexcountycreates #teamgoodgenes
  • Ate Michelle & Ate Ria 👯‍♀️
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    Does anyone else have family members that look like they will be 25 forever? I’ve heard on multiple occasions that the Fountain of Youth must be somewhere in the Philippines. And you know what - I don’t think that’s a bad assumption lol. I can’t tell you how many people in my family look 20 years younger than they actually are. My two cousins here are a prime example. They will forever look like they just graduated college and have the sass & spirit to match. 😉😂❤️
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    #annadidathing #digitalportraits #texture #procreate #filipino #sisters #fountainofyouth #neverage #pinoypride #filipiniana #filipinoamericanartist #filam #halffilipino #pilipinas #pinay #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #essexcountycreates #teamgoodgenes

  •  57  3  25 January, 2020
  • Ate (pronounced AH • TAY - a title used for an older sister, female relative or peer) Kristen 💪🏽
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My older sister was my first friend in this world. She was also my first enemy as most older sisters are hahaha. She’s always been the yin to my yang. When I am emotional, she is steady. When I am nervous or anxious, she is fearless. When I am overthinking, she gives me a dose of reality. She’s the first person to give you blunt honesty, the last person to judge, and will always root for you to do what is best for you. She has helped me when my skin has not been tough enough for the crap life has thrown my way, and has held my hand when it counts. She’s got the classic strength that an Ate is meant to have. Im really blessed to have her, because I know that no matter what we’ve got each other’s backs forever. ✌🏼👯‍♀️
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#annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #ate #filipinoportrait #portrait #sister #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration
  • Ate (pronounced AH • TAY - a title used for an older sister, female relative or peer) Kristen 💪🏽
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    My older sister was my first friend in this world. She was also my first enemy as most older sisters are hahaha. She’s always been the yin to my yang. When I am emotional, she is steady. When I am nervous or anxious, she is fearless. When I am overthinking, she gives me a dose of reality. She’s the first person to give you blunt honesty, the last person to judge, and will always root for you to do what is best for you. She has helped me when my skin has not been tough enough for the crap life has thrown my way, and has held my hand when it counts. She’s got the classic strength that an Ate is meant to have. Im really blessed to have her, because I know that no matter what we’ve got each other’s backs forever. ✌🏼👯‍♀️
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    #annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #ate #filipinoportrait #portrait #sister #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration

  •  93  2  22 January, 2020
  • Sunny Boy ☀️🌊
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Filipinos are notorious for great nicknames. Hardly anyone goes by their actual given first name. My Ate goes by Kristen mostly, sometimes Ten. I am mostly Anna, sometimes Anita. And my younger brother is David, but he goes by Little Guy, Darch, Little Dave, and my favorite Sunny Boy. I always loved that nickname for him. He’s always had such a great smile with his dimples, that remind me a lot of happy sunshine. So when he’s having a good time and genuinely happy, it’s like seeing the sun come out. 🥰☀️🌻
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Do you guys have any favorite nicknames in your fam? .
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#annadidathing #sunnyboy #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #littlebro #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #pamilya #filipinoportrait #portrait #pineapple  #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womenofillustration
  • Sunny Boy ☀️🌊
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    Filipinos are notorious for great nicknames. Hardly anyone goes by their actual given first name. My Ate goes by Kristen mostly, sometimes Ten. I am mostly Anna, sometimes Anita. And my younger brother is David, but he goes by Little Guy, Darch, Little Dave, and my favorite Sunny Boy. I always loved that nickname for him. He’s always had such a great smile with his dimples, that remind me a lot of happy sunshine. So when he’s having a good time and genuinely happy, it’s like seeing the sun come out. 🥰☀️🌻
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    #annadidathing #sunnyboy #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #littlebro #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #pamilya #filipinoportrait #portrait #pineapple #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womenofillustration

  •  64  2  20 January, 2020
  • She has a fire in her soul that can either keep you warm for a lifetime or burn your house down. ☄️ muse: my powerhouse pinsan @mamon.tostado .
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I grew up, like most Filipino households, in a matriarch-run family. And I’m so grateful to the the womxn in my life who taught me how beautifully complex it is to be me and the power behind that complexity. So many womxn in my life are living examples that you don’t have to choose between strength & sensitivity, power & compassion, certainty & emotion. They teach me every day that one does not cancel out the validity of or need for the other. Balancing both sides of any spectrum makes us more whole. Don’t let other people make you feel less than mighty, just because you cry easily. Don’t let them trick you into thinking that things like intelligence and sexuality cannot exist within the same person in the same moment. Don’t think for a second that because she can nurture you, that she cannot or will not destroy you if need be. Trust that you are the dimensional person you are and know that it is your greatest strength. 🔥
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What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from the womxn in your life? .
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#annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #pinsan #filipinoportrait #portrait #bananaleaves #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration
  • She has a fire in her soul that can either keep you warm for a lifetime or burn your house down. ☄️ muse: my powerhouse pinsan @mamon.tostado .
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    I grew up, like most Filipino households, in a matriarch-run family. And I’m so grateful to the the womxn in my life who taught me how beautifully complex it is to be me and the power behind that complexity. So many womxn in my life are living examples that you don’t have to choose between strength & sensitivity, power & compassion, certainty & emotion. They teach me every day that one does not cancel out the validity of or need for the other. Balancing both sides of any spectrum makes us more whole. Don’t let other people make you feel less than mighty, just because you cry easily. Don’t let them trick you into thinking that things like intelligence and sexuality cannot exist within the same person in the same moment. Don’t think for a second that because she can nurture you, that she cannot or will not destroy you if need be. Trust that you are the dimensional person you are and know that it is your greatest strength. 🔥
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    #annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #pinsan #filipinoportrait #portrait #bananaleaves #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration

  •  98  7  14 January, 2020
  • Kuya John 💭 🚬 .
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Kuya (pronounced KOO•YUH) is a title you call an older brother, male cousin, or older man who is not blood related. I grew up with my Kuya John and his mom (my Tita Loy) visiting us in the states for long periods of time. We used to all watch Nickelodeon, play with Pokémon cards, and hang out at the mall eating Umi chicken. We would go and all hang out in our Nanay & Tatay’s apartment. It seems like a lifetime ago! But those memories have kept us close over the years and every time we visit we make more memories to carry with us. This portrait is based off a picture my girl @yennycreate took of Kuya John on our recent trip to Palawan. We were taking in the sights, sipping on some beer (from the floating 7-11 lol!), and feeing the wind in our hair sailing along. 😍🌴✨
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Do you guys have any memories with your cousins or siblings growing up that you like to think about?
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#annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #filipinoportrait #kuya  #portrait #bananaleaves #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration
  • Kuya John 💭 🚬 .
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    Kuya (pronounced KOO•YUH) is a title you call an older brother, male cousin, or older man who is not blood related. I grew up with my Kuya John and his mom (my Tita Loy) visiting us in the states for long periods of time. We used to all watch Nickelodeon, play with Pokémon cards, and hang out at the mall eating Umi chicken. We would go and all hang out in our Nanay & Tatay’s apartment. It seems like a lifetime ago! But those memories have kept us close over the years and every time we visit we make more memories to carry with us. This portrait is based off a picture my girl @yennycreate took of Kuya John on our recent trip to Palawan. We were taking in the sights, sipping on some beer (from the floating 7-11 lol!), and feeing the wind in our hair sailing along. 😍🌴✨
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    Do you guys have any memories with your cousins or siblings growing up that you like to think about?
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    #annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #filipinoportrait #kuya #portrait #bananaleaves #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration

  •  98  6  12 January, 2020
  • Growth. 🌱🌿🌴 It takes time and patience and a willingness to change for the better. The process is scary and crazy painful sometimes, but the end result is worth the struggles. Growth signifies a purposeful and productive change. It signifies a more thoughtful, stronger, more complete you. And if we’re smart, we don’t let opportunities to grow pass us by. 🙏🏼✨
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Going to try to weave more digital art into my creative routine. It’s a whole other feel in comparison to painting. I love how different each process is and how different the work comes out because of that. Let me know what you think! .
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#annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #filipinoportrait #selfportrait #bananaleaves #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration
  • Growth. 🌱🌿🌴 It takes time and patience and a willingness to change for the better. The process is scary and crazy painful sometimes, but the end result is worth the struggles. Growth signifies a purposeful and productive change. It signifies a more thoughtful, stronger, more complete you. And if we’re smart, we don’t let opportunities to grow pass us by. 🙏🏼✨
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    Going to try to weave more digital art into my creative routine. It’s a whole other feel in comparison to painting. I love how different each process is and how different the work comes out because of that. Let me know what you think! .
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    #annadidathing #digitalart #salemartist #truegrittexturesupply #procreate #digitaldrawing #growth #ccmembersrock #creativecollectivema #northshoreartist #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates #ladieswhopaint #filipinoamericanartist #filam #filipinoportrait #selfportrait #bananaleaves #colorpalette #texture #bosfilipinos #identity #mixedrace #illustration #womensupportingwomen #selflove #womenofillustration

  •  144  4  10 January, 2020
  • It’s been a while since I last took a time lapse of my work. It’s so crazy to see hours get filtered down into seconds. 🙈😂
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You also get a short glimpse of a really great conversation that I had while painting. 🥰 Any guesses of who I was talking to? 🤔🕵🏼‍♀️
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#annadidathing #timelapse #mural #murals #muralart #muralartist #ladieswhopaint #salemartist #filipino #filipinoamerican #filam #filipinoamericanartist #entrepinayship #bosfilipinos #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #essexcountycreates
  • It’s been a while since I last took a time lapse of my work. It’s so crazy to see hours get filtered down into seconds. 🙈😂
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    You also get a short glimpse of a really great conversation that I had while painting. 🥰 Any guesses of who I was talking to? 🤔🕵🏼‍♀️
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    #annadidathing #timelapse #mural #murals #muralart #muralartist #ladieswhopaint #salemartist #filipino #filipinoamerican #filam #filipinoamericanartist #entrepinayship #bosfilipinos #creativenorthshore #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #essexcountycreates

  •  75  3  7 January, 2020
  • Where flowers bloom, so does hope. 🌸🌿🌼
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First mural of 2020 done! I’m really loving the subtlety in the color scheme and being able to just work with lines. I can’t wait to see how it looks when their new carpet is installed. 😍
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Anyone looking for a mural inside your home? Residential mural commissions are officially open! If you’re unsure about what is involved or how much it costs, please reach out. I’d be happy to chat. ☺️🎨✨
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#annadidathing #mural #muralart #muralist #ladieswhopaint #salemartist #filipinoamericanartist #pinay #proudpinay #filam #entrepinayship #bosfilipino #residentialmurals #wildflowers #linework #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates
  • Where flowers bloom, so does hope. 🌸🌿🌼
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    First mural of 2020 done! I’m really loving the subtlety in the color scheme and being able to just work with lines. I can’t wait to see how it looks when their new carpet is installed. 😍
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    Anyone looking for a mural inside your home? Residential mural commissions are officially open! If you’re unsure about what is involved or how much it costs, please reach out. I’d be happy to chat. ☺️🎨✨
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    #annadidathing #mural #muralart #muralist #ladieswhopaint #salemartist #filipinoamericanartist #pinay #proudpinay #filam #entrepinayship #bosfilipino #residentialmurals #wildflowers #linework #creativecollectivema #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #essexcountycreates

  •  188  7  6 January, 2020
  • December 2019 - Ended my year on a high note painting a 3rd side of my balikbayan boxes at the @creativecollectivemarkets Holiday Bazaar at @oliopeabody . I’m looking forward to the work ahead in 2020 and new opportunities. Looking into the face of the new year, without knowing what’s to come, is scary and exciting all at the same time. But I know that no matter what is coming down the pipeline that I will face it with tenacity. Because if there is anything I’ve taken away from this year, it is that we can surprise ourselves with what we can accomplish when we set aside the fear of failure. Because really, failing isn’t the worst thing. Failure is actually necessary for growth and success. The worst thing would be to never try. Here’s to another day, another year, another decade of learning from our mistakes, shamelessly celebrating our successes big or small, and always always always getting back up when we fall. See you in 2020. ✌🏼
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#annadidathing #2019recap #december #olio #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates  #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino
  • December 2019 - Ended my year on a high note painting a 3rd side of my balikbayan boxes at the @creativecollectivemarkets Holiday Bazaar at @oliopeabody . I’m looking forward to the work ahead in 2020 and new opportunities. Looking into the face of the new year, without knowing what’s to come, is scary and exciting all at the same time. But I know that no matter what is coming down the pipeline that I will face it with tenacity. Because if there is anything I’ve taken away from this year, it is that we can surprise ourselves with what we can accomplish when we set aside the fear of failure. Because really, failing isn’t the worst thing. Failure is actually necessary for growth and success. The worst thing would be to never try. Here’s to another day, another year, another decade of learning from our mistakes, shamelessly celebrating our successes big or small, and always always always getting back up when we fall. See you in 2020. ✌🏼
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #december #olio #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino

  •  56  1  30 December, 2019
  • August 2019 - One of the most incredible experiences this year was being invited to live paint at the @pistahansf festival in San Francisco. This is the largest display of Filipino culture in the US. The best part is that my husband and mom got to fly out with me! Our stay was generously sponsored by the gorgeous @omnisanfranciscohotel . Seeing the pride in my moms eyes watching me paint and being part of such a wonderful celebration was a highlight of my year. 😭❤️🙏🏼🇵🇭✨
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#annadidathing #2019recap #august #part1 #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates  #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino #pistahan2019 #pistahansf #sanfrancisco #omnihotel #beingfilipino
  • August 2019 - One of the most incredible experiences this year was being invited to live paint at the @pistahansf festival in San Francisco. This is the largest display of Filipino culture in the US. The best part is that my husband and mom got to fly out with me! Our stay was generously sponsored by the gorgeous @omnisanfranciscohotel . Seeing the pride in my moms eyes watching me paint and being part of such a wonderful celebration was a highlight of my year. 😭❤️🙏🏼🇵🇭✨
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #august #part1 #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino #pistahan2019 #pistahansf #sanfrancisco #omnihotel #beingfilipino

  •  44  0  29 December, 2019
  • July 2019 - This was such a cool collaboration with the talented @arc_flash for a mobile canvas with @ironboundlynn in downtown Lynn. Ash absolutely crushed the background of this canvas and I came in the next day and added this portrait I call Ate Ilaw as a tribute to the power we hold as womxn and our constant dance we do to protect our light. This mural was inspired by lyrics in the song Us by @rubyibarra 🙌🏼🇵🇭✨🕯
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#annadidathing #2019recap #july  #ilaw #pandanggosailaw #rubyibarra #us #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates  #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino #ironboundlynn #northshoreartist
  • July 2019 - This was such a cool collaboration with the talented @arc_flash for a mobile canvas with @ironboundlynn in downtown Lynn. Ash absolutely crushed the background of this canvas and I came in the next day and added this portrait I call Ate Ilaw as a tribute to the power we hold as womxn and our constant dance we do to protect our light. This mural was inspired by lyrics in the song Us by @rubyibarra 🙌🏼🇵🇭✨🕯
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #july #ilaw #pandanggosailaw #rubyibarra #us #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino #ironboundlynn #northshoreartist

  •  48  2  29 December, 2019
  • June 2019 pt. 2 (since I won’t post for November) - Painting this triptych mural in Lynn of myself, mom, and grandmother meant so much to me. Unfortunately, the mural got vandalized twice this year by some really ignorant people. But that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to create beautiful work about my family and our culture. In fact - it made me want to push for even more representation in public art. This mural is really special to me for the lessons it has taught me in using negativity as fuel for your goals. Swipe ➡️ to the last picture for the tattoo I got of my Lola by @chicomechanics  at @55tinta on my last trip to the Philippines based on this mural. 🥰🇵🇭🙏🏼
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#annadidathing #2019recap #june #part1 #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates  #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino #ironboundlynn
  • June 2019 pt. 2 (since I won’t post for November) - Painting this triptych mural in Lynn of myself, mom, and grandmother meant so much to me. Unfortunately, the mural got vandalized twice this year by some really ignorant people. But that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to create beautiful work about my family and our culture. In fact - it made me want to push for even more representation in public art. This mural is really special to me for the lessons it has taught me in using negativity as fuel for your goals. Swipe ➡️ to the last picture for the tattoo I got of my Lola by @chicomechanics at @55tinta on my last trip to the Philippines based on this mural. 🥰🇵🇭🙏🏼
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #june #part1 #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino #ironboundlynn

  •  103  7  29 December, 2019
  • June 2019 pt 1 - My first outdoor mural and my first time creating public work based on my Filipino heritage. This was such an incredible experience live painting at the Salem Arts Festival, interacting with people, sharing my culture, and painting a mural dedicated to my mom & grandmother. The mural reads: Kami ay produkto ng mga babaeng magiting. We are the product of brave womxn. .
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#annadidathing #2019recap #june #part1 #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates  #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino
  • June 2019 pt 1 - My first outdoor mural and my first time creating public work based on my Filipino heritage. This was such an incredible experience live painting at the Salem Arts Festival, interacting with people, sharing my culture, and painting a mural dedicated to my mom & grandmother. The mural reads: Kami ay produkto ng mga babaeng magiting. We are the product of brave womxn. .
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #june #part1 #mural #muralartist #salemartist #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist #halffilipino

  •  69  2  27 December, 2019
  • May 2019 - I officially became a member of the @creativecollectivema and sealed the deal by painting a mural in their clubhouse. Joining the collective has been the smartest decision I could have made this year. John & the team work so hard to advocate for creative businesses, push for fair compensation for artists, educate individuals and businesses about the economic importance of the arts, and offer support to creative businesses that is otherwise nonexistent. Creatives can sometimes feel like having help means they’re cheating their craft or that it takes away from the work they put in, but that’s all a load of crap. I can’t say enough about how amazing this collective has been for my creative career and cannot be more grateful to be part of the community. 🙏🏼✨🙌🏼
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#annadidathing #2019recap #may #mural #muralartist #salemartist #ladieswhopaint #womensupportingwomen #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates  #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist
  • May 2019 - I officially became a member of the @creativecollectivema and sealed the deal by painting a mural in their clubhouse. Joining the collective has been the smartest decision I could have made this year. John & the team work so hard to advocate for creative businesses, push for fair compensation for artists, educate individuals and businesses about the economic importance of the arts, and offer support to creative businesses that is otherwise nonexistent. Creatives can sometimes feel like having help means they’re cheating their craft or that it takes away from the work they put in, but that’s all a load of crap. I can’t say enough about how amazing this collective has been for my creative career and cannot be more grateful to be part of the community. 🙏🏼✨🙌🏼
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #may #mural #muralartist #salemartist #ladieswhopaint #womensupportingwomen #milestone #bosslady #womenincharge #creativecollective #essexcountycreates #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist

  •  110  2  27 December, 2019
  • February 2019 - I was invited back to my Alma Mater @uml_artdesign to create these two chalk murals on salvaged 122 year-old chalkboards and I gave my first ever artist talk to a senior Illustration class. Hands down one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had in my creative life so far. 🥰✨
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#annadidathing #2019recap #february #chalkart #chalkartist #mural #chalkmural #almamater #uml #umasslowell #alumna #artisttalk #itmatteredthen #itmattersnow #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist
  • February 2019 - I was invited back to my Alma Mater @uml_artdesign to create these two chalk murals on salvaged 122 year-old chalkboards and I gave my first ever artist talk to a senior Illustration class. Hands down one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve had in my creative life so far. 🥰✨
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    #annadidathing #2019recap #february #chalkart #chalkartist #mural #chalkmural #almamater #uml #umasslowell #alumna #artisttalk #itmatteredthen #itmattersnow #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist

  •  93  2  27 December, 2019
  • January 2019 - I started the year chatting with Fooda about a chalk mural at their new State Street location in Boston. It was my first big gig and I was over the moon when I completed it. It was the perfect way to kickstart an amazing creative year! 😍🎉 .
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#annadidathing #january #2019recap #fooda #chalkmural #boston #statestreet #salemartist #chalkart #mural #muralartist #ladieswhochalk #bostonartist #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist
  • January 2019 - I started the year chatting with Fooda about a chalk mural at their new State Street location in Boston. It was my first big gig and I was over the moon when I completed it. It was the perfect way to kickstart an amazing creative year! 😍🎉 .
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    #annadidathing #january #2019recap #fooda #chalkmural #boston #statestreet #salemartist #chalkart #mural #muralartist #ladieswhochalk #bostonartist #filipinxartist #filam #entrepinayship #ccmembersrock #creativenorthshore #filipinoamericanartist

  •  49  0  27 December, 2019
  • 2019▶️2018▶️2009
In 2 weeks we enter the new year, bringing an end to not only 2019, but to the last decade. I’ve been reflecting on this and have been incredibly moved looking back at the last year and last 10 years. .
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This time last year I was wrapping up 2018. It was such a year of exploration and forcing myself to keep creating no matter what. It got my creative juices flowing and led to a remarkably  fulfilling 2019. This year, rather than just exploring, I was able to really take my creative energy and focus it to make work with more purpose. I don’t think I knew last year just how much I would accomplish in 365 days. But here I am - proud as hell of 2019.
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This time 10 years ago, I was wrapping up 2009 and my first year in the art program at Umass Lowell. I had made new friends and loved my classes, but I was still so insecure about my work and didn’t see any talent or value in what I would create. I was all concept with terrible execution. I was convinced the only successful path was graphic design and even then I knew I was not a conventional graphic designer. I was very lost. But I’m grateful to that 19-year-old me for pushing forward with my degree anyway and for always putting one foot in front of the other, even when it felt impossible to move. That girl feels like a lifetime ago and I would like to think if she met me today, she would see a badass woman that she always wanted to be. .
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#annadidathing #endofyear #endofdecade #10yearsago #oneyearago #throwback #balikbayanbox #mural #muralartist #livepainting #thenandnow
  • 2019▶️2018▶️2009
    In 2 weeks we enter the new year, bringing an end to not only 2019, but to the last decade. I’ve been reflecting on this and have been incredibly moved looking back at the last year and last 10 years. .
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    This time last year I was wrapping up 2018. It was such a year of exploration and forcing myself to keep creating no matter what. It got my creative juices flowing and led to a remarkably fulfilling 2019. This year, rather than just exploring, I was able to really take my creative energy and focus it to make work with more purpose. I don’t think I knew last year just how much I would accomplish in 365 days. But here I am - proud as hell of 2019.
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    This time 10 years ago, I was wrapping up 2009 and my first year in the art program at Umass Lowell. I had made new friends and loved my classes, but I was still so insecure about my work and didn’t see any talent or value in what I would create. I was all concept with terrible execution. I was convinced the only successful path was graphic design and even then I knew I was not a conventional graphic designer. I was very lost. But I’m grateful to that 19-year-old me for pushing forward with my degree anyway and for always putting one foot in front of the other, even when it felt impossible to move. That girl feels like a lifetime ago and I would like to think if she met me today, she would see a badass woman that she always wanted to be. .
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    #annadidathing #endofyear #endofdecade #10yearsago #oneyearago #throwback #balikbayanbox #mural #muralartist #livepainting #thenandnow

  •  100  4  18 December, 2019
  • Had a blast this weekend painting this live mural at the @creativecollectivema Holiday Bazaar at @oliopeabody on my Balikbayan Boxes. I got to see a lot of familiar faces, meet some wonderful new friends, and paint my last mural of 2019! Thanks so much as always to the Creative Collective team for putting together another great event & for the opportunity to be part of it in more ways than one. 🥰🙏🏼
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Keeping on the cultural theme of these boxes, my holiday mural has a few variations of Parols. Parols are traditional Filipino star-shaped lanterns, made from materials like paper, bamboo, and capiz seashells. They were originally used to light the path to midnight Mass for Christmas in rural areas without light posts and have since become an iconic festive symbol throughout the country. 🌟🎄🇵🇭📦❤️
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#annadidathing #livemural #balikbayanbox #filipinx #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #ccmembersrock #essexcountycreates #mural #muralart #livepainting #holidaybazaar #merryandbright #parol #filipino #filam #bosfilipinos #ladieswhopaint #olio #peabodyma
  • Had a blast this weekend painting this live mural at the @creativecollectivema Holiday Bazaar at @oliopeabody on my Balikbayan Boxes. I got to see a lot of familiar faces, meet some wonderful new friends, and paint my last mural of 2019! Thanks so much as always to the Creative Collective team for putting together another great event & for the opportunity to be part of it in more ways than one. 🥰🙏🏼
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    Keeping on the cultural theme of these boxes, my holiday mural has a few variations of Parols. Parols are traditional Filipino star-shaped lanterns, made from materials like paper, bamboo, and capiz seashells. They were originally used to light the path to midnight Mass for Christmas in rural areas without light posts and have since become an iconic festive symbol throughout the country. 🌟🎄🇵🇭📦❤️
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    #annadidathing #livemural #balikbayanbox #filipinx #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #ccmembersrock #essexcountycreates #mural #muralart #livepainting #holidaybazaar #merryandbright #parol #filipino #filam #bosfilipinos #ladieswhopaint #olio #peabodyma

  •  167  9  16 December, 2019
  • Creativity is not synonymous with productivity. Creativity is a process. For me, rest and self care is a big part of that process. That means taking breaks (some short, some long), going to therapy, getting exercise, saying no to projects I don’t want to or cannot do, and otherwise just carving out some guilt-free “me” time. This recharge stage is just as critical to my creative process as the physical act of creating work. It has helped me clear my head for new ideas, prevented burn out, and helps me deliver my best work because I’m not constantly running on empty. I’ve been trying to get better at understanding myself and my need to recharge while also challenging myself to do my best. It’s all a balance and a continuous evolution. But I thought that it was important to share this part of my process, because the reality is that as hard as I work and as much as I can churn out content, I want to stress that I also need to actively choose to take breaks and want to encourage other people to do the same. I don’t want people to see others working on projects and think it’s normal, healthy, or necessary to push yourself past your limits in order to “make it.” Listen to yourself. Check in with your body & mind and give yourself permission to take the breaks that you need because that’s part of the process. Take care of yourself y’all. You deserve it! ✨😌❤️
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#annadidathing #selfcare #realtalk #salemartist #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #selfportrait #portrait #filipinx #filipinxamerican #halffilipinx #burnout #creativelife #artistlife #rest #recharge #metime #entrepinayship #ladieswhopaint #muralist #artistportrait #takecare
  • Creativity is not synonymous with productivity. Creativity is a process. For me, rest and self care is a big part of that process. That means taking breaks (some short, some long), going to therapy, getting exercise, saying no to projects I don’t want to or cannot do, and otherwise just carving out some guilt-free “me” time. This recharge stage is just as critical to my creative process as the physical act of creating work. It has helped me clear my head for new ideas, prevented burn out, and helps me deliver my best work because I’m not constantly running on empty. I’ve been trying to get better at understanding myself and my need to recharge while also challenging myself to do my best. It’s all a balance and a continuous evolution. But I thought that it was important to share this part of my process, because the reality is that as hard as I work and as much as I can churn out content, I want to stress that I also need to actively choose to take breaks and want to encourage other people to do the same. I don’t want people to see others working on projects and think it’s normal, healthy, or necessary to push yourself past your limits in order to “make it.” Listen to yourself. Check in with your body & mind and give yourself permission to take the breaks that you need because that’s part of the process. Take care of yourself y’all. You deserve it! ✨😌❤️
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    #annadidathing #selfcare #realtalk #salemartist #creativecollectivema #creativenorthshore #selfportrait #portrait #filipinx #filipinxamerican #halffilipinx #burnout #creativelife #artistlife #rest #recharge #metime #entrepinayship #ladieswhopaint #muralist #artistportrait #takecare

  •  163  9  24 October, 2019
  • Hey guys! 👋🏼 I’m still alive and well and painting - just been taking a bit of a public art hiatus after the craziness of spring & summer. I’ve been focusing on my mental health and recharging. Just want to stress the importance of rest and taking care of yourself in order for success in longevity to be possible. Feels so good to sit at home in comfy clothes and work on some smaller personal projects without deadlines to warm up for some larger scale work at home coming this winter. Here’s a small 3D project I just finished - experimenting a bit with my style & subject matter! Is there anything you all like to do that helps you wind down? I have a recent obsession with lighting scented candles - I love the smell & the visual of the soft glowing light. What about you? 😌✨❤️
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#annadidathing #salemartist #muralist #muralartist #ladieswhopaint #downtime #personalprojects #mentalhealth #selfcare #recharge #painting #folkart #patterns #linework #brightcolors #colorpalette #womxn #mixedrace #mixedwomxn #filipinx #pilipinx #filam #halffilipinx #halffilipina #pinayartist #entrepinayship
  • Hey guys! 👋🏼 I’m still alive and well and painting - just been taking a bit of a public art hiatus after the craziness of spring & summer. I’ve been focusing on my mental health and recharging. Just want to stress the importance of rest and taking care of yourself in order for success in longevity to be possible. Feels so good to sit at home in comfy clothes and work on some smaller personal projects without deadlines to warm up for some larger scale work at home coming this winter. Here’s a small 3D project I just finished - experimenting a bit with my style & subject matter! Is there anything you all like to do that helps you wind down? I have a recent obsession with lighting scented candles - I love the smell & the visual of the soft glowing light. What about you? 😌✨❤️
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    #annadidathing #salemartist #muralist #muralartist #ladieswhopaint #downtime #personalprojects #mentalhealth #selfcare #recharge #painting #folkart #patterns #linework #brightcolors #colorpalette #womxn #mixedrace #mixedwomxn #filipinx #pilipinx #filam #halffilipinx #halffilipina #pinayartist #entrepinayship

  •  107  3  17 October, 2019
  • And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. 🍂
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As much as I have loved and thoroughly enjoyed this spring & summer season, I am happily looking forward to the cooler days ahead. This has been a wonderful year of painting outside & exploring my creative voice. I am thankful for every opportunity I have had. I’m looking forward to painting inside this winter on some gallery-style work, creating digital art, releasing a limited run of some prints (stay tuned for that), and generally slowing my pace down to gear up for (hopefully) another full spring & summer in the coming year. Thank you so much for the love & support y’all have thrown my way this year - I am eternally grateful & I am hoping to continue circulating that energy back into my work and out to you. 🙏🏼❤️🙌🏼
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#annadidathing #salemartist #filipinx #filipinxamerican #mural #muralartist #muralist #ladieswhopaint #progresshot #puntourbanartmuseum #windingdown #staytuned #moretocome #entrepinayship #creativenorthshore #creativecollectiveMA #ccmembersrock #halffilipinx #mixedrace #mixedartist #identity #explore #pinoypride #blessed #thankyou
  • And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. 🍂
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    As much as I have loved and thoroughly enjoyed this spring & summer season, I am happily looking forward to the cooler days ahead. This has been a wonderful year of painting outside & exploring my creative voice. I am thankful for every opportunity I have had. I’m looking forward to painting inside this winter on some gallery-style work, creating digital art, releasing a limited run of some prints (stay tuned for that), and generally slowing my pace down to gear up for (hopefully) another full spring & summer in the coming year. Thank you so much for the love & support y’all have thrown my way this year - I am eternally grateful & I am hoping to continue circulating that energy back into my work and out to you. 🙏🏼❤️🙌🏼
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  •  83  1  11 October, 2019
  • Anna Dugan @annadidathing  is an artist based in Salem, MA. With a BFA from the University of Massachusetts and after going though plenty of office jobs, Anna found a creative voice in murals. Anna describes murals as a way to “create public work that can help beautify a space, educate people, create representation, and connect people to one another simultaneously.” And Anna’s murals are a vibrant representations of Filipinx Americans, allowing fellow Filipinx Americans the opportunity to see ourselves in public art, and giving others the chance to see and learn more about Filipinx American culture. Anna has painted murals at the Pistahan Festival in San Francisco, CA and in the Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem, MA. Anna’s work will be at Solid Ground Coffee in Boston, MA this October for Filipinx American History Month, and limited prints will be available in the winter! #intheheartstories #annadidathing #fahm2019
  • Anna Dugan @annadidathing is an artist based in Salem, MA. With a BFA from the University of Massachusetts and after going though plenty of office jobs, Anna found a creative voice in murals. Anna describes murals as a way to “create public work that can help beautify a space, educate people, create representation, and connect people to one another simultaneously.” And Anna’s murals are a vibrant representations of Filipinx Americans, allowing fellow Filipinx Americans the opportunity to see ourselves in public art, and giving others the chance to see and learn more about Filipinx American culture. Anna has painted murals at the Pistahan Festival in San Francisco, CA and in the Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem, MA. Anna’s work will be at Solid Ground Coffee in Boston, MA this October for Filipinx American History Month, and limited prints will be available in the winter! #intheheartstories #annadidathing #fahm2019

  •  103  5  9 October, 2019

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  • It’s official. This happy girl is going across the pond to paint a mural at @upfest in Bristol UK this coming May!! I’ll be brushing up on my Brisitsh accent by watching all the Great British Baking Show I can. 😜🇬🇧🎨
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  • It’s official. This happy girl is going across the pond to paint a mural at @upfest in Bristol UK this coming May!! I’ll be brushing up on my Brisitsh accent by watching all the Great British Baking Show I can. 😜🇬🇧🎨
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  • 💜💜💜 this Loud Proud Pinoy Tarsier piece by @annadidathing. Check out these dope stickers! Follow her for updates on when her store goes live so you can pick them up! .

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What an amazing day painting this live mural at the Filipino Festival in Malden. I painted this tarsier, a tiny native animal from the Philippines, on the side of 9 Balikbayan boxes. A Balikbayan box is a large box completely full of goods & gifts sent back to family in the Philippines. No matter how far away from the homeland, Filipinxs are loud & proud to be Pinoy/Pinay! 🙌🏼🇵🇭❤️
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  • 💜💜💜 this Loud Proud Pinoy Tarsier piece by @annadidathing. Check out these dope stickers! Follow her for updates on when her store goes live so you can pick them up! .

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    What an amazing day painting this live mural at the Filipino Festival in Malden. I painted this tarsier, a tiny native animal from the Philippines, on the side of 9 Balikbayan boxes. A Balikbayan box is a large box completely full of goods & gifts sent back to family in the Philippines. No matter how far away from the homeland, Filipinxs are loud & proud to be Pinoy/Pinay! 🙌🏼🇵🇭❤️
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  •  336  9  23 June, 2019
  • We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 🍍🤟🏼🇵🇭
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Today I painted my fourth and final mural on this set of balikbayan boxes at the @northshoremall to help promote my Taal Volcano Relief fundraiser. Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines in January, ruining crops (like in the pineapple fields in Tagaytay), killing livestock, and destroying homes. I am hoping to fill all 9 of my balikbayan boxes with goods and supplies to send to the Philippines in order to help people whose lives have been affected by the eruption. Today, we collected so many donations thanks to our generous community. I am humbled by the kindness and support. I will be sending the boxes in early March, so there’s still time to donate goods (message me for info) and to donate to the GoFundMe I set up to help cover the shipping costs - the link is in my bio. Thank you all so much for the love! And especially thank you to the North Shore Mall and the @creativecollectivema for helping coordinate this. It goes to show you the power of the arts and what we can accomplish with it! 🙏🏼❤️🥰
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  • We are not defined by our hardships. But by our resilience. 🍍🤟🏼🇵🇭
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    Today I painted my fourth and final mural on this set of balikbayan boxes at the @northshoremall to help promote my Taal Volcano Relief fundraiser. Taal Volcano erupted in the Philippines in January, ruining crops (like in the pineapple fields in Tagaytay), killing livestock, and destroying homes. I am hoping to fill all 9 of my balikbayan boxes with goods and supplies to send to the Philippines in order to help people whose lives have been affected by the eruption. Today, we collected so many donations thanks to our generous community. I am humbled by the kindness and support. I will be sending the boxes in early March, so there’s still time to donate goods (message me for info) and to donate to the GoFundMe I set up to help cover the shipping costs - the link is in my bio. Thank you all so much for the love! And especially thank you to the North Shore Mall and the @creativecollectivema for helping coordinate this. It goes to show you the power of the arts and what we can accomplish with it! 🙏🏼❤️🥰
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  •  256  10  9 February, 2020
  • Spreading the LOVE! @annadidathing :: "The Balikbayan Box 📦❤️🇵🇭 - live mural painting at the Peabody International Festival .
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This one is for the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) that travels miles & miles from home to provide a better life for their family back home. For the mothers who leave their children with extended family to find work elsewhere and make sure their kids always have food on the table and a roof over their head. For the fathers that have to attend their kids wedding via Skype. For the sons and daughters that take on the heavy weight of responsibility to provide for their family. For the people who leave and don’t have the ability to go back home, because a ticket back is expensive and it would mean using money that could be going to the family. Sometimes, the parts of you that get to go home are in the form of goods and toiletries inside a large cardboard box. That’s as close to being home with family gets for some. This ones for you. ❤️🙏🏼🇵🇭"
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  • Spreading the LOVE! @annadidathing :: "The Balikbayan Box 📦❤️🇵🇭 - live mural painting at the Peabody International Festival .
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    This one is for the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) that travels miles & miles from home to provide a better life for their family back home. For the mothers who leave their children with extended family to find work elsewhere and make sure their kids always have food on the table and a roof over their head. For the fathers that have to attend their kids wedding via Skype. For the sons and daughters that take on the heavy weight of responsibility to provide for their family. For the people who leave and don’t have the ability to go back home, because a ticket back is expensive and it would mean using money that could be going to the family. Sometimes, the parts of you that get to go home are in the form of goods and toiletries inside a large cardboard box. That’s as close to being home with family gets for some. This ones for you. ❤️🙏🏼🇵🇭"
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  •  34  3  11 September, 2019
  • “You smell like the sun, love.” My Nanay used to say this to me all the time as a kid after playing outside all day in the summer. She’d kiss the top of my head, smell my hair and say this to me. Now that I’m older, I recognize the smell on little kids that have been playing outside. The smell always makes me think of my Nanay and smile. Did your grandparents say this or anything similar to you?
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  • “You smell like the sun, love.” My Nanay used to say this to me all the time as a kid after playing outside all day in the summer. She’d kiss the top of my head, smell my hair and say this to me. Now that I’m older, I recognize the smell on little kids that have been playing outside. The smell always makes me think of my Nanay and smile. Did your grandparents say this or anything similar to you?
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    These partially holographic stickers will be at my booth on July 27th for the @peabodyessex summer block party and will be available online after that! .
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  •  329  58  18 July, 2019
  • One of my biggest goals as an artist is to create more Filipinx representation in the arts community on the East Coast. The more Asian presence I see in Hollywood, music, fashion, politics, etc.  the more it makes me feel embowered and seen. It inspires me to push harder and work harder to spread those feelings of empowerment to my fellow Filipinxs. If my work can make even one other person like me feel seen, heard, or represented all the hard work put in is worth it. You better believe I’ll be repping my @illamanila shirt at the @salemartsfestival this weekend as I run my booth with a whole section for my Filipinx items and when I paint a mural dedicated to my heritage in the Mural Slam. 🙌🏼🇵🇭❤️
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  • One of my biggest goals as an artist is to create more Filipinx representation in the arts community on the East Coast. The more Asian presence I see in Hollywood, music, fashion, politics, etc. the more it makes me feel embowered and seen. It inspires me to push harder and work harder to spread those feelings of empowerment to my fellow Filipinxs. If my work can make even one other person like me feel seen, heard, or represented all the hard work put in is worth it. You better believe I’ll be repping my @illamanila shirt at the @salemartsfestival this weekend as I run my booth with a whole section for my Filipinx items and when I paint a mural dedicated to my heritage in the Mural Slam. 🙌🏼🇵🇭❤️
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  •  216  25  3 June, 2019
  • A few days later and I’m still riding the high I got from the @pistahansf. What an incredible celebration of family, tradition, food, and Filipinx culture. I am honored to have been part of it. Thank you SO much to Al Perez & Edwin Lozada for having me at the Pistahan to live paint. It was a memorable experience that I will always cherish. Also thank you to @omnisanfranciscohotel for sponsoring our stay for the weekend (the hotel, room, and service were exceptional). I am happy to have met some fellow Pinxy artists at the art pavilion like @abelartsf & @clengsumagaysay.art who are both very talented and kind, and to meet many people in the West Coast Filipinx community. Meeting so many of you in person after being Instagram friends was also really really awesome (@illamanila I’m looking at you guys!). Between the typical Filipinx hospitality we were shown and the pride displayed at the festival, this was truly a weekend I will never forget. It fills me with even more pride in my heritage and gives me more motivation to keep pushing for space in the public art world for Filipinx representation. From the bottom of my heart- thank you for a beautiful experience. ❤️💙💛🇵🇭🙏🏼
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  • A few days later and I’m still riding the high I got from the @pistahansf. What an incredible celebration of family, tradition, food, and Filipinx culture. I am honored to have been part of it. Thank you SO much to Al Perez & Edwin Lozada for having me at the Pistahan to live paint. It was a memorable experience that I will always cherish. Also thank you to @omnisanfranciscohotel for sponsoring our stay for the weekend (the hotel, room, and service were exceptional). I am happy to have met some fellow Pinxy artists at the art pavilion like @abelartsf & @clengsumagaysay.art who are both very talented and kind, and to meet many people in the West Coast Filipinx community. Meeting so many of you in person after being Instagram friends was also really really awesome (@illamanila I’m looking at you guys!). Between the typical Filipinx hospitality we were shown and the pride displayed at the festival, this was truly a weekend I will never forget. It fills me with even more pride in my heritage and gives me more motivation to keep pushing for space in the public art world for Filipinx representation. From the bottom of my heart- thank you for a beautiful experience. ❤️💙💛🇵🇭🙏🏼
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  •  171  12  15 August, 2019