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Princess Lea won an award!!!

I’m so happy!!!

Princess lea award

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Mommy Diaries

Here’s an illustration I did for Smart Parenting’s May 2014 issue. The article is about a first-time mom who is learning to juggle time between work, life, and her month-old baby. Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Mommy Diaries Published in Smart Parenting May 2014 issue

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Tote Bags

Society 6 currently has a free shipping and 5$ discount promo on prints and merchandise until March 9 (excluding framed prints and pillows with insert). To access, simply click this promo link: http://society6.com/Rinian?promo=55ac95

I’ve read a lot of reviews online and they say that the quality is good, especially their tote bags. I am thinking of ordering one for myself to try out. I just can’t decide which design to get because I like them all! They also have other products which you can get my art in, such as iPhone/iPad cases, laptop skins, wall clocks, and more.


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Go Get ‘Em Kid

“The 17-year-old from Muntinlupa City will become the first figure skater not just from the Philippines, but from any tropical country, to compete in the Olympics.”

It was this kid’s dream to be in the Olympics, and he did just that! So inspiring.

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Princess Lea

My 4th children’s book is out!

Published October 2013 by Dream Big Books

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Please Vote!

Maia’s Birthday Party was nominated for this year’s Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards! Voting is open for everyone until Sept 6, and you can find Maia’s Birthday Party under the Children’s Picture Book list. :D

Here is the link to the online ballot:

It also works internationally. Please vote and share it with your family and friends!

Thank you so much! :)

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Jesse Robredo Book + Launch

I am very happy and proud to announce a new book that I’ve illustrated, titled Simply Jesse.  It is a wonderful story written by Yvette Fernandez about the life of Jesse Robredo as narrated by his daughter, Jillian.  She recounts how her dad lived his life as a dedicated mayor of Naga City and a good father to his family. I remember getting really teary-eyed while I was reading the draft of the story— it was so moving. There were also times when I’d feel bouts of sorrow while sifting through photos on google for reference, or while drawing him with his family. (; _ ;) Mr. Robredo was truly one of a kind, and though his passing was such a huge loss to the country we hope people will continue to be inspired by his story.



The book launch was held last March 15, 2013, at National Bookstore Glorietta 1.  I am a shy person, so being in the limelight was quite overwhelming but overall a good experience.  I won’t be as nervous next time! It was also surreal to meet the Robredo family for the first time— the people I’ve been drawing and coloring and whose facebook accounts I’ve been stalking for reference pictures for the past 3 months… I feel like I know them already! haha. Also, listening to Jillian narrate a few excerpts from the book was my favorite part of the entire event. (=´▽`=)

This is the second book I’ve worked on with Yvette, the first being Maia’s Birthday Party. It’s pretty amazing how life just connects you to people and brings you to where you’re supposed to be. I am very grateful to Yvette and everyone at Big Dream Books for inviting me to illustrate this book.

Simply Jesse is available in all National Bookstores (e-store link) or Summit Media magazine kiosks nationwide for only 125 pesos! Also published by the same group are stories about Cory and Ninoy Aquino, John Gokongwei, and Nanay Coring. They’re all really good– it gives you an entirely new perspective about these successful people, from their humble beginnings to how they’ve overcome hardship and adversity to get to where they are now, all the while still grounded to their values and love for their family.

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The Little Prince

The Little Prince was such an inspiring book for me while growing up. I remember back in 6th grade after finishing the book, I rushed outside the house and tried to search for Asteroid B-612 in the evening sky. I know it’s out there somewhere. :D

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Happy Holidays from Rinianart!

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