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Saturday, September 29, 2007

a somalian in blue

Sometime last year, I saw this sad almost crying somalian woman in blue as I looked into the peephole of my door one evening. I cannot tell her story because it was half-baked. I realized many of the refugees I have encountered won't tell their past or even the fact that they were a refugee before. They have moved on with their lives and would be happy to talk about the present and the future.

Friday, September 28, 2007

the blues

She is taking some minutes before she starts playing because her cat just died......

Saturday, September 22, 2007

On a saturday morning....

This is a handpainted shirt design for my ex-husband. Yes, for my ex-husband. We've been in good speaking terms since we separated. It was a part of the healing process that we have both decided since then. It is my birthday gift for him and this painting is called-- The reconstruction of H waterlife. This is the first of a project idea.
Sudden change of topic--I can't wait to see Cate Blanchett in all the movies she has finished and are in production especially that one of Bob Dylan movie. I am a big fan.

Friday, September 21, 2007


You know what? I forgot to save the one with the original color-the juggler's attire was in monochromatic green. I must be tired.....Have a nice weekend everyone-

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good morning

"Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed" Buddha quotes

Monday, September 17, 2007

wedding pictures

"I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for, he said one that would make me his wife. "

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My wedding series

And not far from the park- is a couple who got married in church, both in their white wedding clothes together with their orange cat.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


The wedding took place in a park, and just after they kissed the rain started to fall. They were given a yellow umbrella and, they stood there for a long time hugging each other.....

Friday, September 14, 2007


A filipino inspired wedding.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Isay kitchen

The pictures are here.

Friday, September 07, 2007


I just added this new image.

Never confuse motion with action. ---Benjamin Franklin

The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. ---Anthony Robbins

Sometimes being pushed to the wall gives you the momentum necessary to get over it! ---Peter de Jager

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ang lamig

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.--Robert Frost

Sunday, September 02, 2007


Saturday, September 01, 2007

alphabets (one more time)

I cannot help it-I am inspired to make another illustration. This time it is my signature name. It's not that I don't like my real name-in fact-it makes me remember my mother because she is the only one in my family who call me Marissa. My siblings, relatives, friends calls me Marie-and I also like being called Marie. Over here, they call me Maria. I decided to sign Isay in all my drawings and paintings because it is shorter and I like writing the letter y with upward curve at the end. One of my colleague in the hospital I worked before- gave me that nickname. It's kinda cute and firm everytime she called my name. And I said to myself"uhmmm I like the sound of it".
The images on the right side are some of my acrylic paintings that I hope to show in an exhibition in which the question would be when? I don't want to say as usual, everything seem like "hanging" in my situation right now. But, to be honest with all of you, I am having some problems and it is hard to focus. And yet, I know that the right time will follow and by then, I'll be able to have time for my own website and I can work fulltime.