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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Warm nights

This is a portion of an old drawing. The original has some kind of girl bonding story and all the ladies were using fan on a warm night. I will post the original picture one of this days!

It should be spring already tomorrow and yet, it is still snowing over here. You would not want to go out.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Inspire me Thursday! self portrait

I've made this sketch 0ne morning. How would you like to visit Inspire Me Thursday.

Friday, February 24, 2006


Every weekend since my mother in law died, we see to it that we invite my father in law for dinner. During the first month, I have invited him to dine with us everyday but, he decided every other day until weeks passed by and it became once a week. He said he can cope up already. I have so many different candle holders in our house and I see to it that I lighted them all everytime he comes. He was so delighted with the atmosphere and would always looked at each one of them. I would also light some incense(given to me by Richi) and he would always tells me that it smells good. He always enjoy dining with us. My husband would always cook the food and I will help him. After dinner would be my turn to offer dessert. I have learned to love baking since I got married and I always serve newly baked cake plus a wonderful tea that we partake in the sala while watching television.

I have tried capturing in my illustration what it looks like the teapot and cup with only the candles and television as our light.

Everytime, I would be so happy looking at him having a smile on his face while he was sitting comfortably on his chair eating cake, watching televsion and drinking his favorite tea. I should try capturing that moment and paint it one of this days. But for now, this is the only one I can offer all of you to see.

Glowing edges at stylize filter.


Busy Friday- I have posted my latest entries to Photo Friday and Studio Friday and you can find them here and here.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

new project

I removed the mask because i don't like it , really.

There are some creative ideas that came up when I woke up. I'll let you know if there would be any progress.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Olympics 2008

I forgot to tell that this is not my own artwork. I got it from the olympics site-just advertising it.

I am saving money for the next summer olympics in Beijing, China. Or maybe there are some people out there who can sponsor some artists(i should include myself in that-i am serious and desperate) Hello anyone out there?

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Autumn in Springtime

She is like the beautiful tulip
outstanding amongst all other flowers
and a delight to every person’s heart.

It is only spring and what about the rest of the seasons? It’s for all of you to find out.

Happy Birthday Autumn! (I am some minutes early-this should be posted Monday)

I am not the poet-you are! and I wish you'll be able to make more and more beautiful poems and even publish lots of books in this lifetime. I guess, I know a lot of your wishes and I have prayed and wished that it will all come true. Have fun!

Hugs and kisses!

Goodbye Girl

I hate goodbyes. I am not good at it.
(you can hear the music here)

All your life you've waited
For love to come and stay
And now that I have found you
You must not slip away
I know it's hard believing
The words you've heard before
But darlin you must trust them
just once more
Coz my baby goodbye doesn't mean forever
Let me tell you goodbye doesn't mean
we'll never be together again
If you wake up and I'm not there
I won't be long away
Coz the things you do my goodbye girl
Will bring me back to you
I know you've been taken
Afraid to hurt again
You fight the love you feel for me
Instead of giving in
But I can wait forever
By helpin' you to see
That I was meant for you and you for me
So remember goodbye doesn't mean forever
Let me tell you goodbye doesn't mean
we'll never be together again
Though we may be so far apart
You still would have my heart
So forget your past my goodbye girl
Coz now you're home at last

My studio friday entry is here.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

feelin' good

I submitted this to Penelope's The Best Advice I Ever Got project.

When I was in my early twenties, I was lucky enough to have an Italian spiritual advicer who have became my friend, my guidance counselor, my boss and even as a second father to me. It was a time in my life that questions regarding my sexuality was building up. I was really grateful having someone who can understand and listen to me. He even shared to me all that he knows and learned from a lot of people that he has helped. We have talked a lot about it and I was enlightened and my questions were answered, at the end he gave one advice that I will not forget. He said" Be passionate, but don't be promiscuous. It was an advice that did not bothered me but was always hanging out to help me figure out when I am about to decide on something. Surprisingly, I realized I followed his advice.

I am not sure if my illustration was clear enough to describe that advice but I was just following my hand and heart when I was making my illustration. How would you like to tell me if I was able to connect them with each other?

Friday, February 17, 2006


I will rest now... and I will ask you if you can-to have at least a minute of silence for my countrymen. You might have read by now that so many of them died in a landslide. Nature backfiring-I really don't know!- but who's to blame and accept that it was their fault why those thousands of people died. It also happened somewhere in the same area some years ago, and I cannot forget the pictures of stiff bodies of dead adults and children.


This week topic is Song and I am sure it would be illustrated in more ways than one especially with the wide range of wonderful, talented artists joining IF. I thought, it can also be the Song Dynasty in China or just any song.

Here's something for you to know - the chinese people and their culture, music and food have been a part of my growing years. I have very close chinese friends and I can say that they are very loyal, fun to be with and honest. They were the ones who have exposed me in watching chinese films and learned to like Jackie Chan. I even had a boyfriend who looks like him especially when he was still younger.(LOL)

Well, my idea for this illustration is about a little chinese girl-singing twinkle twinkle little star to her siamese cat in their garden one summer everning. You can hear the chinese version here.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are.Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the sky.Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!When the blazing sun is gone,When he nothing shines upon,Then you show your little light,Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!Then the traveler in the darkThanks you for your tiny spark;He could not see which way to go,If you did not twinkle so.Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!In the dark blue sky you keep,While you thro' my window peep,And you never shut your eye,Till the sun is in the sky,Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!

Jane Taylor wrote the lyrics in 1806.

1 year old

When I was 1 year old, my mom gave me a piggy bank that I have kept until I was in primary school.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The last time I felt like this

Hello, I don't even know your name,
but I'm hopin' all the same
this is more than just a simple hello
Hello, do I smile and walk away? No, I think I'll smile and stay
to see where this might go
'Cause the last time I felt like this I was falling in love,
falling and feeling I'd never fall in love again
Yes, the last time I felt like this was long before I knew
what I'm feeling now with you
Words by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman Music by Marvin Hamlisch
SMILEYS for all of you on St. Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2006


I had some other ideas but my heart lead me in finishing this illustration. An image of a mother and child. The feeling of love-so simple and pure.

I will encourage you to see my 2 other blogs click here and here.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Jealousy (?)

"O, beware,
my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster
which doth mock
The meat it feeds on".
---William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Othello", Act 3 scene 3

By the way, how would you like to see my Studio Friday's entry for this week? Click here.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Diving for love

"Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves". ---Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Love is in the air

This would be my first Valentine drawing for this year. How would you like to visit my two other sites? here and here.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Comfortable in his chair

I love the idea of a tree house.

Friday, February 03, 2006


This is a memory from Riyadh where I would sat on my chair, looked at the stars and sung that famous song of Selena - Dreaming of You . Kindly click the picture for the bigger size.

Late at night when all the world's sleepimg
I stay up and think of you
And I wish on a star that somewhere you are
Thinking of me too

'Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight'
Til tomorrow I'll be holding you tight
And there's no where in the world I'd rather be
Then here in my room, dreaming about you and me

Wonder if you ever see me
And I wonder if you know
I'm thereIf you looked in my eyes would you see what's inside?
Would you even care?

I just wanna hold you close
But so far all I have is dreams of you
I wait for the day, the courage to say
How much I love you

'Cause I'm dreaming of you tonight
'Til tomorrow I'll be holding you tight
And there's no where in the world I'd rather be
Then here in my room, dreaming about you and me

Late at night when all the world's sleepimg
I stay up and think of you
I still can't believe that you came up to me
And said I love you I love you too

Now I'm dreaming with you tonight
'Til tomorrow and for all of my life
And there's no where in the world I'd rather be
Then here in my room dreaming with you endlessly

I'm dreaming of you tonight
'Til tomorrow I'll be holding you
And there's no where in the world I'd rather be
Then here in my room, dreaming about you and me

Now I'm dreaming with you tonight'
Til tomorrow and for all of my life
And there's no where in the world I'd rather be
Then here in my room dreaming with you endlessly

Thursday, February 02, 2006

A belated Happy Birthday to Aravis

I came across Defining David's site and saw his post regarding the birthday of Aravis(Exploring Aravis) last January 12. Imagine, I have missed that one. I cannot access her site until now--- for more than a month already for reasons that I am still trying to find out. Anyway, I hope you had a nice celebration of your birthday Aravis and that your wishes came true. I am wishing you all the best and good luck to all your endeavors. You have always been a true blogger friend to me.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Isay Wedding Collection 2006

KIndly click the Archive January 2006 if your are looking for my IF entry this week.

Here you can find some designed illustrations in my wedding collection for 2006. You can also see the slideshow at my Flickr. site.

I have decided to launch it today and not in the month of January because most people doesn't get married in January for so many reasons, and one of them is following a saying (believer or not-they follow just to be safe) that marrying on the first month of the year will end up in a divorce and another wedding takes place after that etc;.

I wanted also to share with you all --that I have enjoyed doing all these illustrations. What do you think of them?