INK Fest 2015: Letters to your Childhood Self

If I Could Travel Back In Time by Elbert Or at INK Fest 2015 Fullbooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan

If you could travel back in time, what will you tell your childhood self?

I can imagine multitude ways of how a conversation with my childhood self will conclude. I will probably give up on answering random questions that usually start with “How” and “Why”, and just say some annoying thing like “Google it.” We may spend the afternoon hoping that Mojacko will be stranded somewhere near our house. Or, we would probably look for Professor Oak and start an exciting adventure with Pokémon. Maybe, I will even bribe my deprived childhood self to continue playing the various instruments (that my parents bought for me because I said I wanted to learn how to play them) with lots of junk food. There are so many possibilities!

Last October, Via, and I, along with a forced-to-be obligated guest (Holler, JP! 😛 ), went to Fully Booked Top Shelf at Bonifacio High Street for INK Fest 2015! By the way, Via has written an entry on  the event here! In the event, a mini exhibit showcased what the different illustrators will tell their childhood self. For this entry, I have compiled some of my favorite works from the exhibit. Enjoy!

Note: If you want to see the title of the featured artworks and the name of the incredible artist behind it, just hover your mouse over the picture. 😀 You can also click the image to go to the artist’s website or portfolio.

Letters of Assurance

Don't Change by Yas Doctor at INK Fest 2015 Fullbooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Look Up by Mariness Rivera at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Playmates by Mariness Rivera at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Hologram for the King by Mika Bacani at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan

Letters of Advice

Mizaru by Galera Fernandez at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Iwazaru by Galera Fernandez at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Kikazaru by Galera Fernandez at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Lift by Rommel Joson at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Fearless by Rommel Joson at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
You can be anything 1 by Brent Sabas at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
You can be anything 2 by Brent Sabas at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
You can be anything 3 by Brent Sabas at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Fly by Dom Ochotorena at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan

Letters to Reminisce

Nightmares by Aldy Aguirre Jr. at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Daydreams by Aldy Aguirre Jr. at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Trak-trakan kong malupit. Sari-sari, dikit-dikit. by Luis Chua at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Himbing Hiling by Gelai Manabat at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Tapos Na by Gelai Manabat at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Gold by Patience by Raine Sarmiento at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Buhay Teks 1 by Carlo Clemente at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Buhay Teks 2 by Carlo Clemente at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan
Buhay Teks 3 by Carlo Clemente at INK Fest 2015 Fullybooked Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan

Human experience helps us in moulding ourselves into who we are today. When looking into the past, others may feel regret; while, others are genuinely satisfied.

If given a chance to converse with your younger self, will you take the opportunity to change yourself or will you assure yourself that everything will work out?

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4 thoughts on “INK Fest 2015: Letters to your Childhood Self

  1. Reblogged this on The Thought Suite and commented:
    This is such a beautiful concept. There are so many things I would like to tell my younger self. Until now, it hasn’t really dawned on me that I picked up a thing or two about life. Here are some things that I would say:
    – Dreams do come true…in the most unexpected ways. Life will throw some amazing things your way. Life is bathed in beauty. Don’t you forget. 🙂
    – Your positive attitude will carry you through tough times. Believe that things will always fall into place and it’ll be okay. 🙂
    – Come out a little from your shell. Don’t wait for others to bring you out, do it yourself. 🙂
    – You don’t need to look too far to find the love of your life. 🙂

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