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Friday, February 24, 2006

Tea


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.

34 Comments:

Blogger Q. E. Kids said...

I love your art.You are a good artist.I love your painting or art.I am not a good artist.

February 24, 2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger violetismycolor said...

How cool is that, Isay...it looks positively electric!

February 24, 2006 3:26 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Delightful atmosphere Isay!!};-}

February 24, 2006 3:35 PM  
Blogger Rowantree said...

Warm illo !
PD. Yes, my dog´s serie it´s at holidays now. I want to try another ideas.

February 24, 2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger carla said...

You really have conveyed the feeling of warmth and the glow of all the candles. This filter really achieves such a nice effect. I love your story - it's important to take care of our family members, and it sounds like your father in law has been comforted by your warmth and love:>

February 24, 2006 4:00 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

you are a beautiful person and it shows through your illustration! wonderful imagination and spirit in this picture. I hope someday when I am alone that someone like you invites me for tea and cake!

February 24, 2006 4:15 PM  
Blogger isay said...

cool, delightful and warm to find your comments for my illo anonymous, rowantree and violetsmycolor.

Thank you carla and valerie. i thought i could have done more.

anyway, i can dream of making some tea and bake delicious cakes for both of you someday.

February 24, 2006 4:49 PM  
Blogger isay said...

qe kids- wow-having kids to love my illustration is a great honor. i have visited your site and i have found cool drawings. i don't know what you meant by not being a good artists. A lot of the drawings showsa lot of promise in becoming better and better illustrations in the near future.

February 24, 2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger Alessandro_PPG said...

Hello! Estou te fazendo uma visitinha para não perder o seu contato! Kisses!

February 24, 2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Wow Isay, that is electrifying! What a creative idea. The story is so tender and wonderful.

February 24, 2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger Hyacinth Bouquet said...

Love the cina, dear!

February 24, 2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger Autumn Storm said...

Beautiful Isay!!! Story and the illustration, very.
Morning - have a wonderful weekend, xxx

February 24, 2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Fantastic Ill. and post girl!

February 24, 2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

That's a lovely story of special time spent with your father in law. This illustration is beautiful, and I found the combination of the story and the image very moving.

February 24, 2006 11:28 PM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

What a wonderful story. I love the picture too. Looks like a neon light teapot. Super cool.
love

February 24, 2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

I like the feel of the kettle. It glows! Having tea is really one of the most relaxing moments during the day isn't it?

February 25, 2006 1:59 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

I enjoy the flourensce of this; like a welcoming neon sign of a homey cafe beckoning people to a few minutes of peace.

February 25, 2006 10:34 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Your teatime looks so romantic and inviting. The atmosphere just glows with candle light and warmth.

February 25, 2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

very lovely, the colors are wonderful

February 25, 2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger Alexa Brett said...

Beautiful and so meaningful!

February 25, 2006 1:45 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

I love your sweet story of your father-in-law, and this illustration is just so ethereal, yet realistic. I just want to look at it.

February 25, 2006 3:25 PM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

This is such a fantastic illo! My heart goes out to you and your family...I too am going thru the exact same situation- it's been just a little over a year but everyday seems to get easier.

February 25, 2006 8:54 PM  
Anonymous niki said...

Wow this is a really touching post, so filled with love. Your father-in-law is very lucky to have you two so close and you are lucky to have him. Priceless memories.

February 25, 2006 9:05 PM  
Anonymous marc said...

The tea is an excellent drink and you are made excellent ones illustrations.
Well done!Bravo Isay

February 26, 2006 10:26 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

lovely illo, it makes such a warm atmosphere...
thanx for visiting my blog and for your comment.

February 26, 2006 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

WOW, Isay, with had the same glowing idea and realized it in two different ways. This is way cool.

February 26, 2006 11:24 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

this is a great illo, isay! love the electrifying contours of the pot and all.. btw having thoughts about joining inspire me thursday too hmm... thanks for sharing!

February 27, 2006 4:59 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I love the way you've captured the movement and steam, the shapes and the feeling. Very satisfying cup of tea.

February 27, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Wonderful effect with the glow. Looks so warm and inviting. And what tender thoughts about your father in law.

February 27, 2006 4:56 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Lovely flowers on the cup and nice lens flare. It's wonderful of you to be such a gracious host, Isay !
:-)

stevePoisonPencil

February 28, 2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Never underestimate the power of tea!

February 28, 2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Wonderful mood, and what a loving daughter in law.

February 28, 2006 11:05 PM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

wooooahhhh nice

March 01, 2006 9:24 AM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

A wonderfully warm and evocative image - you've chosen just the right treatments for this composition! And I greatly enjoyed your accompanying slice-of-live story.

March 02, 2006 7:57 PM  

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