This is a weird one…..Bill Murray X Baybayin! I’m taking part of The Murray Affair: A Bill Murray art show in San Francisco 8/8/14. When I first heard of the show, I thought it would be interesting to see how Bill Murray would look like in Baybayin. “Western” names can be challenging to write. I tried it using the modern method using the vowel killers but it looked too “busy”. I decided to do it traditionally as Bi (Bill) Mu-Re (Murray). I could’ve also done it Me-Re as well but artistically, the composition looked better with the kudlit at the bottom for the Ma character. In the pict, the red marks are the kudlits.
Based on what I’ve seen, most of the art will be portraits. It will be interesting how this pre-Filipino piece goes with the rest of the artwork. To see pix of the event this Friday (San Francisco, US time), follow me on FB/Baybayin.
My goal is to open BaybayinSchool.com in June. I’m planning to hold a workshop in the San Francisco area before the launch. For those in Manila, there might be a short preview by the end of the month. Get on the mailing list to be the 1st to know.
Gaston Santiago released the 1st Alibata (Baybayin) iPhone app now available on the app store (will launch iTunes) for $.99. Basically you click on the Baybayin glyph on the right and it shows you the Roman equivalent. Pretty simple and easy to use.
In an ongoing effort to teach my kid Baybayin, I’ve tried worksheets, tracing, magnets and the other usual techniques. Here’s something I was thinking of last year while brainstorming with my festival partner, Ray from Malaya Designs. I eventually made a magnet Baybayin characters for the workshops we did at the Pistahan Festival last year. Here’s an early shot of the work in progress.
In this section you will find video tutorial on how to write Baybayin. Please remember that any type of handwriting will differ from person to person. If you have a special request, please send an email to info(at)baybayin.com. Thanks