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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Have a nice day!

If you want to see all my entries for IF just click the Archive for January 2006.

I don't have any inspiration today and just hold my pencil and end up with this. By theway, how would you like to come back tomorrow, I am launching my next collection. Thanks.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Glamour #4

I have been dreaming a lot lately and last night I had some nightmares again. In fact, I am afraid to go back sleep. Courage Isay! Anyway, I have thought about making this illustration earlier today but I had to do a lot of things that it’s only now; I was able to go back and finish it. The story behind this illustration is a memory when I was very little girl. These two old women are my grandmothers. I can still remember them because my father’s mother have lived a long time and my mother’s mom maybe died when I was between 5 and 7 years old. I remembered that everytime they will visit us at home that I have always looked at them so closely and for a long time. I was so much attracted with their clothes. My mom was just wearing a normal midi dress, but they were always wearing our national costume which was still a fashion for old people during that time. I don’t have pictures with me but we have kept pictures of them in our maternal home. I find them both so glamorous at least in their clothes, and beautiful (must be when they were younger without those wrinkles and flabby skin, although I must say they have aged gracefully)but very different from each other. Anyway, I have lots of older siblings and I don’t remember so muh about being close to them. But there’s one thing that I cannot forget and that was one evening when all the kids gathered in the sala and my mother’s mom read a book for us.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Glamour #3

Some years back, I had this small retail business selling baby dress that I have designed and made by myself. One dayI have thought about making photographs of them and put it in an album.
The only baby we have in our family during that time was Hannah Lois. She was I think, more than 1 year old going two. I was so lucky because she was really a wonderful and willing model. She did not complain at all eventhough I saw her frowning already sometimes. And that was the start how I cared and loved her so much. Time passes by so quickly and she have become more beautiful, tall,kinder and loving daughter to my youngest sister. She is not shy at all and would always sing or dance or play the piano everytime there was a party at home or in church. I have also made some copies of the pictures cut them and put in another album and made a collage out of them. Allow me to share with you those memorable pictures. I must say, Hannah was already glamorous eversince since she was little. Click the picture if blogger would let us see it in bigger size.


Regarding my friend and her eldest daughter(She is my godchild)which had been both stabbed in the stomach, they have passed the critical stage already.

By the way, I have to relay this message to Aravis because I cannot access her site for a long time now and I think the problem is that maybe there are some browsers that have been enabled or disabled. I've been missing your entries and posts and I hope that I can do something about it later.

Have a beautiful Sunday all of you!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Glamour #2

Painting, drawing etc. have helped me in coping with stress, problems, horrible news etc. that is why I have drawn quite a lot already that my files are already too big to fit in my computer. Some of them I cannot scan anymore. I have to copy them soon to efficiently accommodate new files.
I have just finished this one. I like the first entry a lot but but this one I think fits the topic also. This one took me a longer time. I have done this using colored pencil and was enhanced digitally. The other one is digitally manipulated face of a Santa Claus using the liquify filter only.


I am feeling better already after the bad news back home although I am still a bit shaky. Anyway, you can see my entry for Photo Friday:Vanity over here and some more pics taken not so long ago.

Glamour # 1


I received a text message after midnight from my sister. A friend of mine , her husband and 5 kids was massacred in their house earlier in the Philippines. The father and the son died of stabbed wounds and my friend is critical. I found myself shaking and my heart was beating so fast. I don't want to post it here but I have to unload. I am really feeling bad.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

tired kitty

She's tired. Sleep well sweet kitty. When I have started drawing this today, I have thought about this quote by Leonardo Da Vinci "The smallest feline is a masterpiece".

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


For the last 5 years, I have been dreaming about my friends I have not seen for a long time. And last night I have dreamt of my friend who died last November. Although, almost all the dreams where happy, I am just wondering why they always come back and not just twice but more....

Monday, January 23, 2006

Isay Spring Collection 2006

Here is part 2 of my collection. Actually, I have already designed 50 and more but I have chosen this for the second batch because they are my favorite models so far. You can see the slideshow at Flickr. The first batch if you wanted to recall is here.

soft, thin and feminine knee length dress in baby pink with lace design collar on shoulders and waistline. soft, pink long sleeve blouse with knee length flowing pink skirt with belt desing on the waistline. soft and wild violet long sleeves with cool air design on the lower arms.
soft long sleeves beige flowing above the knee dress matched with a beautiful hand made shawl.
body hugging blouses and long skirts with overlap apron and fashionable shawls and hats cool cotton blouse and skirt with cool air designs cotton dress with a beautiful designed belt. cotton dress with a beautiful designed belt.soft and body hugging
lovely sunglass
lovely hand crochet purses machine crochet shawls - can be worn on shoulders and waistline.
silk and soft

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Cat Grandma

The little girl's family must have loved my customes. The next morning, the little girl was awaken by an angry call from downstairs. she was a little afraid thinking there was a big cat downstairs and the voice sounds like her grandma. From the stairs she looked down and there she was surprised and happy to see her grandma in her custome - and on her right shoulder was her beloved gray cat. She ran back to her room and put on her costume again and afterwards, they sat down together in the breakfast table and talked and laughed and ate some cat cereals with all their cats.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

so funny!

I am still working on my spring collection and it was so funny while I was choosing which ones to upload when I realized that some of my models have no nose. I was focused in making their clothes that I forgot to check if there are some limbs missing. I was looking at one of my models and I knew there was something wrong with her face and when I realized it, I laughed so hard and even more when I check some of the other models-it's either they don't have nails or their arms are not straight and some of them have no eyeballs. really funny! but at least the first ones that I have uploaded are nice ones. i have to rest now. This is too much-I must be tired.

Cat baby

I can't stop.....

This little girl have seen my catwoman costume and so she did not stopped asking her mom until she finally have one complete with mask. And together with her orange cat comes to life this illustration.


Before the new topic for IF was posted, I was hoping the topic will be chicken(imagine?) because that was the last drawing I have been working on for last two days and it's not even finished yet. I am a little disappointed because as I had mentioned earlier I was stressed and I don't think I can draw a cat. I had an old colored pencil drawing (you can see in my first entry for cats) of a cat but It was small and I only enhanced the colors. Anyway, eventhough I still have to finishe the body that I have posted it for you to see.

Friday, January 20, 2006


I was stressed a while ago because we are having some kind of snow storm and we have a guest coming for dinner and I thought I cannot draw, but after finishing some of the things I am going to do and have relaxed a bit, that I have thought of using one of my models and started making this illustration. I wanted to do more but I have to stop now before I overdo it. By the way. watch out for her whip-it's remote controlled.


Here you can find pictures of our cat-digitally manipulated using the filters-poster edges, underpainting, chalk and charcoal and glowing edges. I have also made a quick sketch of Sanrio's Miss Kitty-because it has been a part of my younger years. the last picture is a color and pencil drawing I did years ago which I have made darker in Photoshop. You can also find the story where the name of our cat was taken by clicking here.

Monday, January 16, 2006

E for Exclusive

I need your Exclusive Attention because I am presenting to you Part 1 of my Spring Collection 2006. You can also find the slide show in my Flickr site. Blouses with 3/4 sleeves, thight fitting denims in dark blue and brown colors matched with beautiful hats and belts.
Cocktail midi dresses in golden yellow and peach orange colors matched with beautifullly designed bangles and necklaces.
Apple green body hugging blouse with arm cut design on the lower sleeves and a yellow hanging blouse with big flower button opening. can both be matched with beautifully design belt and tight fitting soft long pants or long skirts in dark green.
Beautiful purple hanging blouse matched with short a-line skirt and a thin tight fitting no sleeves underclothes. On the right is a beautiful violet short dress with chechered design on top and two pockets that was accented from the bodice that goes well with the shape of the body.
Long sleeves, below the knee red brown dresswith nice v-shaped cut neck. It is matched with golden yellow purse with handle and bangles with some stones.
On the right is a long sleeves horizontal striped peach orange body hugging v-shaped blouse matched with a tight fitting black skirt or long pants.
Long sleeves chinese collared red orange blouse matched with flowing, checkered in black and red orange colored design and above the knee skirt. It is matched with a dotted purse design shoulder bag.
The one on the right is a red orange 3/4 sleeves and v-shaped blouse matched with flowing above the knee skirt ang sheered in the belt padded waist. A nice white shawl with a colorful flower pin that closes it can be a good top for the blouse. A good handy red orange glossy little rectangle purse is a must.

Friday, January 13, 2006

E for Etta

A quick sketch of my youngest sister. You can find the picture of her youngest daughter over here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

'Having a nice day?

Here you can find my latest illustration submitted as entry for Studio Friday's topic from 6th of January.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Sea #2

I forgot about this. I have done this while stopping during the time we were driving around after the snow storm, and have visited every harbour we can find in the areas we have been. We have no mountains over here-I was imagining them in my painting, because I like the view of the mountains and even climbing them in my homeland.

Friday, January 06, 2006

latest pics

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She was still sleepy when her husband went out to the sea to sail and so they have agreed that he will catch some fish and come back later for her. But, she cannot sleep anymore when he left, and so after eating her breakfast that she decided to put on her bathing clothes and meditate in her floating toy tied in a pole at the harbour while waiting for him.
The colors were taken from a picture and from then have I started forming this figure just using the filter liquify. No sketching beforehand but using a lot of my fingers, right hand and mouse. I don't advice you to do the same if you are not careful with your hand position. The other tools I have used esp for the lines in the bathing suit and the rope are paint and brushes.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Christmas Card from home

I just received the Christmas card my nieces have send to me. Inside this card that Eunice have made - are two long letters from her and Hannah, and a note from their little sister Cyrene. I liked the way she did the rainbow and even put for what it seems are eyes. Thanks a lot my dear nieces-I miss you all. 14344.

"The Rainbow Connection"
written by Kenny Ascher and Paul Williams
(This is the opening number of "The Muppet Movie"--I 've got this MIDI version of "The Rainbow Connection"

Why are there so many songs about rainbowsAnd what's on the other side?Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,And rainbows have nothing to hide.So we've been told and some choose to believe itI know they're wrong, wait and see.Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,The lovers, the dreamers and me.
Who said that every wish would be heard and answeredWhen wished on the morning star?Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it,And look what it's done so far.What's so amazing that keeps us stargazingAnd what do we think we might see?Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
All of us under its spell,We know that it's probably magic...
... Have you been half asleep? And have you heard voices?I've heard them calling my name.... Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?The voice might be one and the sameI've heard it too many times to ignore itIt's something that I'm s'posed to be...Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
Laa, da daa dee da daa daa,La laa la la laa dee daa doo...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

first day of the year 2006

Let There be Peace on Earth
Words and music bySy Miller and Jill Jackson1955

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God as our Father, brothers all are we,
Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now,
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow,
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me!