Let’s Paint Together

Bird of Paradise

Few weeks ago Kris and I went to the City to buy his art supplies.

I look forward doing art supply shopping with Kris as I love looking at those beautiful display of colors in every corner of the art shop plus I get to buy tiny bits of pieces for myself such as color pencils and pens.

I won’t be doing anything that afternoon anyway so I randomly picked a table top easel, paint brushes, a small canvass and a few pieces of paint on sale.

My husband is a very talented artist who has done a lot of art shows and sold hundreds of paintings. He has been encouraging me to get back to my passion in drawing and painting so we could share the same hobby together. Wouldn’t be fun to paint and exhibit together as a couple? So, with no questions asked he’s gladly added my stuff to his cart.

I was so excited to get started as I opened my bag of art goodies. Kris set up my table top easel and taught me color priming techniques. He is a very good art teacher.

Looking for inspirations is not really that hard. I thought of things that makes me happy and for some reason I chose to paint the bird of paradise plant because of it’s brilliant colour that reminds me of tropical places like home in the Philippines.

Sketching on the plant was not that hard as I have been doing it before but I got a bit nervous picking up my new brush and dipping it to the acrylic paint then brushing it to the canvass. Kris taught me not to be scared as I can just cover mistakes with another layer color on top and just relax and enjoy!

True enough, I finished my painting that day and was very proud of my achievement. Thanks to my incredible art teacher/husband.

I came to realise it’s not too late to re visit an old passion and talent. It has always been there inside of me but I was just busy with some other things as well.

For some of you reading my blog, my paintbrush could be your book, a novel, a ball of yarn and needle, a fishing rod, it can be anything you love doing but somewhere sometime in the past you forgot about it.

Well, why don’t you re visit your old passion and re-connect with the things that you love doing most? It’s definitely worth the try!

If you wanna check my husband’s art pieces just visit his website at krisancog.com or search Kris Ancog on Instagram and Facebook.

Lots of L.O.V.E.

Aileen and Kris

Our first Blog. Ever.


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to our Blog!

This photo was taken 10 years ago when Kris and I were still very young at heart! Char lang! 🙂

This was when Kris’ sister got married in Bohol and they have to fly back to the Philippines from New Zealand. I was still in Cebu that time waiting for my application abroad.

Kris and I were in a long distance relationship for a few months but broke up even before he returned back to the Philippines. Sooo, it was very awkward the first time we see each other at the airport.

Even then, we remained friends and he got me some “Pasalubong” of Chocolates. I was even the bridesmaid of his sister’s wedding.

They say ex-girlfriends and ex-boyfriends cannot be friends anymore but we chose to stay friends despite our failed romantic relationship.

Fast forward, after 4 years, we got back together and we got married the following year.

We can say that truly “Love is Sweeter the Second Time Around”.

Our goal as a married couple is to inspire people around us by our story and creativity. We believe that God has given each one of us a good story to tell and a talent to share. Feel free to message or comment in our blog and we would be glad to answer any questions.

So come and follow us on our adventure.  Let us journey together.

God bless you.