Sketching Sinulog

One of highlights during the feast of señor Sto. Niño is the Sinulog Grand Mardi Gras, where in we offer dances for the Child Jesus Behind all the colors of the Sinulog Festival is the love and compassion of Senior Sto. Niño that shadows each and everyone of us. One of highlights during the feast of señor Sto. Niño is the Sinulog Grand Mardi Gras, where in we offer dances for the Child Jesus Behind all the colors of the Sinulog Festival is the love and compassion of Senior Sto. Niño that shadows each and everyone of us.
Phoebe's impression of the masses gathered to view the Santo Nino.
Phoebe’s impression of the masses gathered to view the Santo Nino.

The colors, the beat and the frenzy of the annual Sinulog festival all make for a delightful subject for our featured artist, Phoebe Kates Monterde. She roamed the streets of Cebu a few days prior and during the event. Here are a couple of her first sketches. There will be more to come.

IN HER OWN WORDS “Actually, I am a late bloomer when it come to arts.. I have attended different contest while I am still in grade school years but back then I am not convince that I am good at it. It was in my 3rd year highschool when I discover that I actually can draw. I didn’t attend any training because my family is not actually supportive about my hobby but still, I pursue doing what I love and what I am best at. Today, my parents are still not supportive about it because they want me to pursue medicine , it also my dream.. but As of the moment, I am making the best out of my time and improving what God has given me.

I’m a registered Medical technologist, currently working at Department of Health- Barili , Cebu 22 yrs old From Gingoog City Misamis Oriental Only child of Mr and Mrs.Plutarco C. Monterde.”