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Monday, June 27, 2005

I believe I can fly....

I got inspired using my tablet and painter classic but end up with photoshop at the end. In my opinion it is still a little bit stiff, but I tried my best until i got tired(.... but I still think I need more practice) and now, I am presenting to you my flying super mom on her way to the hospital. Her husband agreed that it will be much faster and will keep her mind away from the pain while she is flying.... Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005


super pregnant! super mommy! who else can we call another hero but a woman who is carrying and nourishing a baby on her womb for 9 months and sometimes can be very hard, complicated and high risk, afterwards taking care and raising the child and guides him or her to grow up and become a (normal and) wonderful person....I had to post this in a hurry because i had to go out, the original drawing did not really lose the natural colors in the face....In this version I was trying to put some impact in the text super and used the lighting effects and this what i came up with....i am not even satisfied with it,`LOL!!  Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Each morning

Finally, I have made an illustration for this one. I have cut this poem, prayer(?)from "The Anglican Digest" a long time ago and it has been posted beside the mirror in the bathroom for years, and I would read it almost everyday before or after I have brushed my teeth.

I have other versions of the lady in the picture, first I made her sitting in the roof(where I always do when I want to watch the sunrise when I was younger. In the second version, she was sitting on top of a boat(sometimes when the morning sun would peep in the small windows of the boat and I would be awaken to see it...) and finally, this one I like so much thinking I can go nearer the sun if I have a magic carpet(would i be almost dead of sunburn by then, or the magic carpet will do the magic on me?)

EACH MORNING is a new beginning of our life.
Each day is a finished whole.
The present day marks the boundary
of our cares and concerns.
It is long enough to find God or to lose him,
to keep faith
or fall into disgrace.
God created day and night for us so we need not
wander without boundaries, but may be able
To see in every morning
the goal of the evening ahead.
Just as the ancient sun rises anew everyday,
so the eternal mercy of God is new every morning.
Every morning God gives us
the gift of comprehending anew
his faithfulness of old;
thus, in the midst of our life with God,
we may daily begin a new life with him.
The first moments of the new day are for
God's liberating grace,
God's sanctifying presence.
Before the heart
unlocks itself for the world,
God wants to open it for himself;
before the ear takes in
the countless voices of the day,
it should hear in the early hours
the voice of the
Creator and Redeemer.
God prepared the stillness
Of the first morning
for himself.
It should remain his.

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
via The Sisters of St. Mary,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Monday, June 20, 2005

this is the original picture. Posted by Hello

another cat Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Another B & W

just thought about doing this illo just after midday using photoshop. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 17, 2005

Luisa Eunice

this is another sketch I did of my niece when she was 9 years old. Posted by Hello

Black and White

I have done some illustrations last week and thought I would launch it at IF so I suggested a topic for this week but unlucky it was not chosen so better luck next time. Surprisingly, the topic for this week did not discouraged me to put down my pen and rest my fingers and hands from working(I have a carpal tunnel syndrome and I have this hand band while working on this, it was hard, though...) I just thought I would sketch the picture of my niece which I have not seen for a year and 17 days. I did some sketch (I had her picture to copy it from) and later enhanced it using Photoshop. I have a slight unfinished little thing in the picture, I don't know if you will notice it. I have also published some other sketches for this topic, so you can kindly go back to Home if you want to see it. After finishing my illustration,I remembered that it´s her birthday tomorrow. Maybe she has been thinking about me these days. If only it's only an hour drive to go and see her, but I would be crossing half around the world to get there.

I always stay with my youngest sister who have four children, everytime I go to Philippines. The two elder daughter of her calls me mommy and Luisa Eunice is the second one. She is such a sweet girl and she will be 12 years old tomorrow. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) She had send me a letter telling me that, eventhough she has grown taller and older that she still wanted to have a big Barbie Doll with a house and that, she knows I love her so much that I would remember giving it to her .... She and her older sister would always sleep beside me and even fight on who will be on my side since I am not comfortable being on the center(and since they have grown taller-even if we had put together two beds). So, what they did, they decided to do it alternately every night. She was also my companion everywhere I went- alternating with her sister of course. She has given me a lot of her drawings and sketches and one of this days, I 'll scan it and show it to everybody. She also makes me laugh a lot and would do so many errands for me. For all those memories and being such a wonderful and sweet young lady, I can only wish the best for her. I got to buy a telephone card now, so long my friends!
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Saturday, June 11, 2005

a little closer

woh! clothes that goes with summer!!!!!  Posted by Hello

Friday, June 10, 2005


I was making another illustration when the new topic for IF came out and after thinking for some minutes and so, I thought I'd draw an illustration of my husband and myself while walking near a harbour. (you have to go back to home to see the other versions...)Why that idea? Because walking alone with him is one enjoyable moment for me. I would like to add some flowers, boats and playing children but it would take me ages to finish my illustration. I will continue working on it anyway.

Growing up in a tropical country it’s like summer everyday well, because it is warm most of the time and the sun shines so brightly. When I was younger and still single, summer is where I took my annual vacation from my job. I spend two weeks either having some time relaxing, enjoying the sun, being with friends, travelling, exploring new places and caves, eating ice cream and ice candy, going to fiestas, eating barbecue and drinking sago in the corner of the street, biking and feeling the cool air, and even almost touching the clouds while sitting on a running bus on the edge of a long road(that one I have another story to tell) or simply bonding with friends just outside our house under the sunlight or moonlight. When I got married, it is mostly sailing and having the opportunity to travel with my husband either on a business trip or simply a short time vacation ALONE together. He loves sailing a lot and eversince we got married, we spend a part of the summer sailing. We sail and stop from harbour to harbour and explore the place. We would walk around the harbour and window shop, meet new people, or we just eat ice cream while sitting on a big rock, admiring the view from the top of the hill wherein we can see the different kinds of boat, people talking, eating, cooking, drinking, playing cards, singing while sitting on their own boats. Sometimes we would park the boat on a deserted little island where it’s only us around and we’ll just lie down and listen to the waves or the calmness of the sea.(making love---maybe?????). Summer means gardening for me, also. It is hardwork but it makes me happy when I managed to make a plant grow or the flowers to bloom. It is during spring where colors of the leaves changes but summer makes the colors whole or solid. There is so much color during summer. I like the green colors of the trees and grass, the blue skies, and the deep blue ocean. Everything is beautiful. One advantage of living in another country where summer is really something to look forward to-is that it doesn’t get so warm like you would hate it..Unlike in my country of origin that you would wish you are so rich-that everything should be air conditioned if you are at home or working in the office because you would sweat a lot and you would wish you are not working and just sitting near the beach all the time.
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Thursday, June 09, 2005

new unfinished sketch

What do you think is this? I have not finished it yet but this is one of my 15 minutes project where I don't say "I should have..." anymore(thanks to rozz). Let me know what you think it is....keep smiling! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Photo Friday: Rare

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I have planted 4 tomato plants in the green house but for three days I was not able to see them and I was surprised to find them almost dying yesterday. It needs water and after putting water while talking with them,I really waited for about 15 minutes then it started to bloom again. I felt glad seeing them alive and kicking again. I thought I'd draw some tomatoes instead of watching the television last night, and here's how it turned out. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 03, 2005


If there's one book that really makes me glad-that is A. A. Milne's stories of Winnie the Pooh. I also fell in love with the illustrations of Ernest H. Shepard. I have a winnie the pooh stuffed toy that wakes me up in the morning and sings and dances and have lights on his cheecks all these-by just pressing his hand. My dream now is to have a robot Winnie the Pooh(i don't think there is one in the market) and I just thought, I will make an illustration of myself with two digital winnies. I could have drawn more but that would be too much or too expensive in real life.  Posted by Hello