You would think they'd be #twinning 24/7 but they’re actually quite different from each other, even admitting that they’re “opposites;" but despite their different creative outlets, they still have a lot of common interests such as photography, traveling, and all things related to food. Learn more about the sisters in the exclusive interview below!
Jamie: All I can say is... She's more outgoing and I tend to be on the reserved side.
Jeline: We're quite the opposite of each other. My sister is quite simple and I lean more on the extravagant side of things. I'm into fashion and beauty, she's into art and nature. She's shy, I'm more outspoken. But we're also quite alike in some aspects like how we just love eating and baking/cooking food, travelling, and going to art galleries/museums.
What do you admire most about your sister?
Jamie: Her wit and confidence.
Jeline: Her artistic abilities because I cannot paint for the life of me. And the fact that she makes me food haha!
Do you ever get inspiration from your sister? If yes, how? If no, why not?
Jamie: All the time. I'm constantly learning new things because of her. She inspires me to be more confident and to believe in myself.
Jeline: I get inspiration from her when it comes to pursuing something she likes because she really gets off her butt and gets shit done (pardon my language).
Jamie: Definitely! It's a normal occurrence for every artist - professional and amateur alike. Exploring and experimenting is one of the biggest things that motivate me to keep creating. It's a way of challenging myself and doing it on a constant basis pushes me to get things done. When I get hit with a creative block, I usually pause whatever I'm working on and get a breather. The world inspires me and one way of the best ways of getting me out of a creative slump is to go out and get some fresh air. Other than that, I would usually turn to reading which helps me unwind and tune in to my imagination.
Jeline: Yes. I think we all do and every time that happens, I usually go on Tumblr, Pinterest, and/or blogs because they're my source of inspiration. I try not to force it because the end result always comes out poor. Sometimes I just take time off and not stress myself out even further about it and it really helps!
How and when did you realize visual design was the right creative outlet for you?
Jamie: When we were young, I remember we would always look forward to the countless coloring books our parents would give us every time they come home from work, and I guess deep down we already knew we were born for the creative path. It wasn't only a couple of years back did I realize this. I was always told that I was creative but I never believed that I could make "good art". The only thing I knew was drawing stick men and stick houses. Back then, I leaned more into Science and growing up as an animal lover, it made me want to take up Marine Biology. Seeing as that didn't turn out as planned I drastically shifted to Art. I was frustrated that I couldn't pursue my childhood dreams and I turned to creating paintings and drawings to keep my mind off things and at the same time develop a new hobby. That was 3 years ago.
Jeline: Well I guess for the most part, it's because I'm a very visual person. I tend to learn better when there are visuals compared to just plain, boring text. I honestly can't handle that. I realized visual design was the right creative outlet for me when I started getting into photography, art, and such. Just producing beautiful work makes me so happy and excited. I live for creative projects.
Jamie: I admire how my sister can easily tell if something matches or not. Not to mention, she has an incredible way with words!
Jeline: There have been times where I've tried to get into painting because it was also something I wanted to do at one point but I never really persisted. I lacked the drive for it although I really want to learn how to paint portraits with oil paint.
Which artists do you draw your inspiration from?
Jamie: Valerie Chua, Henrik Uldalen, Sha'an d'Anthes, Erik Jones, and Jasper Hills to name a few.
Jeline: I absolutely love the aesthetic and work of Paolo Crodua, Purienne, Brydie Mack, Petra Collins, and Emman Montalvan.
Any advice for artists that are starting out or want to start?
Jamie: Pursue what you're passionate about and don't let others tell you otherwise. Here's my mantra: "Be passionate. Believe in yourself. Never give up."
Jeline: Don't get discouraged during the process. Always practice because it's really true when they say practice makes perfect. And I told my sister once, "Every professional was once an amateur."
One thing you want to steal from your sister's closet?
Jamie: The heels she got from Charles & Keith.
Jeline: Her leather jacket from Zara
Go-to place to hang out with each other?
Any café or art gallery/museum
Describe your sister in 3 words.
Jamie: Stylish, outgoing, fancy.
Jeline: Artistic, healthy, nocturnal.
Ultimate celebrity crush?
Jamie: Colton Haynes! And I still can't get over the fact that I missed him from his recent ComicCon visit. (Colton, please come back.)
Jeline: Dave Franco, still. I know he's engaged to Alison Brie but I don't care. </3 #teamfranco
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