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    Monday, September 29, 2008

    illo friday: packed

    to avoid a jam-packed holiday vacation..



    .. go in November!

    i actually find this painting funny! this is my first attempt in watercolor, ha! isay knows this.. and you may find familiar landmarks here..

    hehe.. although its a mix of different beaches in the Philippines.. nonetheless let me give travelers out there a tip. if you want some peace and quiet on your vacation, go here during the lean season. some locations classify them during June to December 15 and peak seasons are Dec.16 to summer. (this part of the world tho, our summer is April and May). prices are cheaper.. hotel+airfare. can you imagine i was able to see a flight to somewhere in the south (i wont tell yet) from manila, which costs only about 1,600 per person!? to convert, 34 euros or $37 USD. And this is two-way! and some may say.. "that's peanuts!" lol..

    sorry moogie.. *.* i just had to tell! hehe..

    so, can anyone guess where this is?

    ----
    my dream vacation
    5" x 8" (orig.)
    watercolor + liquid paper

    *.*

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008

    i love your art blog awards

    so with the season of giving just lurking around the corner.. which also reminds me of my pending post cards and atc's that i should send out through snail mail.. i really hope the recipients are not pissed off already. i want to apologize and tell you that you are always on my mind.. i just didnt realize how difficult it is to find a place to print them all..

    and as for the atc's tho, only one person will get the few that i have done so far, and he is gonna get it himself! hehe.. *.*

    so while i am still on the hunt for a great quality printing shop, let me give out a badge award to those bloggers i love to visit and have even built friendships with.. despite being across oceans and time.




    isay
    alina chau
    ascenderrisesabove
    bella sinclair
    bluerose
    ces
    ginger*:)*
    indigene
    orangefrute88
    soulbrush
    studio lolo
    valgal art
    willie baronet
    yoon see
    zari

    and of course, to penelope who started illustration friday and illoluv who introduced the group to me!



    to grab this award badge, copy and paste the following:



    there are so much more people that i want to give out this award to but im summing up the first 17. i may be adding more on this post in the coming days..

    so i am encouraging everyone to pass on the badge award to your blog friends who's artworks and words of encouragement inspire you and cheer you up as well. many may have not read how my blog used to be years back, but the gloom and doom have finally ceased from lurking over my life. the blog world and illustration friday has brought so many people together and some may not know that the simple uplifting words and comments from everyone has helped me pass through those dark days.. and helped me gain confidence, which was totally null before. that chapter of my life has been written and closed now. and bright lights and colorful years are surely ahead.

    thank you to all.. actually, this badge is for everyone! feel free to place it on your blog, and award your friends too, just tell me so i can add your link here as well.

    -----
    update: here is an alternative, click here to get the badge. it will open on a new window. 8)

    *.*

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    Illo Friday: Clique



    ring around the rosies
    820 x 620 (orig.)
    MS Paint


    i remember when i used to play with the kids on our block.. how we play for hours after school, on weekends and whenever classes are suspended.. it doesn't matter if it rains or not. one of my favorite game was patintero (a traditional game where one team will all be "it" and would only step on the lines on our street while the other team should run fast and pass all the "its" and reach from one side to the other without being tagged by the "its").

    we also used to play ring around the rosies, chinese garters and pretend restaurants or "house" (bahay-bahayan). in this game, we act like grown ups where our "food" are actually just leaves and twigs and stones.. somebody will play as a mom, a dad and the kids. i almost always wanted to be the mom because i used to be fond of collecting plastic utensils and plates and pack them all in a big box. thus the toys are mine so i wanted to be the one to take care of them.

    then i reached 10 and being on 4th grade, classes are whole day unlike the previous years which lessens my time for play. and the boys tend to play more with sports like basketball, softball and skateboards. i knew i was a clumsy kid and i tend to fall on my knees alot so i slowly grew apart from them.

    oh well those were the days.. back in the early 80's.. where playtime is totally different from now. cartoons on tv are just voltes V, daimos and smurfs. "other" shows for kids are only sesame street and batibot.

    kids are more physical then and there were almost no mc donalds around. and, the simple joys of catching a beetle and grasshoppers were treasures. now if you ask an 8 year old what their treasures are.. they would say.. xbox, playstation and wii.

    what do they want for chirstmas or their birthday? a cellphone with a camera and/or a laptop.

    *sigh*

    *.*

    Friday, September 19, 2008

    Moody Monday + Photo Friday

    last week's photo friday's topic was "relationship"
    this week's photo friday is "the extraordinary"
    this moody monday's topic is "love"

    so let me sum up these three themes into one..

    an extraordinary love and relationship..

    growing up romanticized with classic novels and literature.. it has been a dream for me to fall inlove in Paris - one of the most romantic places in the world if not the most. and i.. living on the other side of the world.. who would expect it something like this would come true?

    about 3 and a half years ago, two wandering souls unexpectedly met and floated in the clouds of Paris.. despite the distance, they were inseparable since..

    seven months ago i was awed by this photo and thus added it as a fave on flickr..



    in a few hours the inspiration materialized thru my hands as i drew this..



    weeks after that we found ourselves in the exact same spot..

    unplanned.

    but inevitable.



    so now.. would you believe that dreams can come true?

    yes they do. if you hold on to it.. and take the leap.

    i am a living testimony.

    actually, we are *.*

    Tuesday, September 16, 2008

    calling all paintaholics!

    there is a new art challenge for all those who love to paint! Different Strokes from Different Folks

    the rules are simple. one photograph will be posted every Wednesday and the goal is to paint or draw the scene, or etch it your way.. but sorry - no digital interpretations. so as for me, i should buy a new set of painting stuff then.

    oh well, this is only their second week so let's give it a shot! here's this week's topic: Rehoboth Beach Landscape. here's my entry..



    and of course i cant resist to make a digital version. here's the style i've been working on in the last 2 weeks..



    i know! this is nothing compared to the entries there! well they are welcome to all artists who would like to join!

    and so i recommend that everyone should see it! and for those who loves to paint regardless of being a pro or not, you can check out their blog and try it!

    -----
    (1) rehoboth beach landscape challenge, 2.5" x 4" (inches)
    green gel pen on paper

    (2) rehoboth beach digital, 970 x 720 pixels
    green gel pen on paper
    colors added thru picasa

    Monday, September 15, 2008

    illo friday: island



    netherlands is made up of man-made islands ?
    610 x 840 pixels
    drawn on a 6 x 9 cm. paper
    edited thru picasa, colors thru ms paint



    He *.* mentioned to me before that there were plans in the netherlands to create a tulip-shaped island off the coast of a certain city that is visible from the moon.

    now i need to verify this information coz i cant find it anywhere on the net (handicapped by my poor searching skills) plus my dsl connection was down (again!) earlier.

    he also mentioned something about a cannabis-shaped island! imagine how it would look like.. a weed leaf shaped island! gee what a trademark! and i used to correct people that they should not immediately associate holland with weed. lol..

    *.*

    Friday, September 12, 2008

    saying goodbye to outdated links

    i have been trying to change my template for days and i know i have links (esp on my blogroll) which dates back to 2004, when i first started blogging. gee! its been what? 4 years already!

    unfortunately not all my friends since then are still active in the cyberworld. or then again, have already changed locations..

    as much as i want to keep them on my list (maybe they decide to put their sites back) i have too much going on at my sidebars that i need to lessen the activity. aside from that, i have this pop up thingy that i cant seem to remove lol. its adbrite's fault. oh well i havent opened my account there in ages! so thats another thing to add to my "to do list".

    but here goes the links that i shall remove from my sidebar. the minimum time frame for me to classify them as outdated is if they havent touched their blogs/sites for 6 months or more.




    ::Directories::
    Pinoy Top 100
    onbloglist blog ranking
    (additional dead directories are still being reviewed)

    :: Literature ::
    A Warrior's Tale
    Silk
    Veracity
    .:A:.
    .:A:.(2)
    Aristocrat i
    Aristocrat ii
    poeticmermaid
    A Neutral World?
    atomic poet
    bluesky tavern
    c. asbury
    easywriter
    feminine expressions
    haunted house dressing
    indie ronron
    lost in thought
    make me hurt
    melancholy of sorrow x
    mystique
    temppixie
    maxwebber
    The Grey Scribe
    ::Illustration Friday Folks::
    Anonymous
    Forever Young
    Mick Mather
    Paula
    Rowantree
    Shane Garton

    :: Visuals & Art Blogs ::
    Kadriorg
    playing with light
    Day Painter
    a painting a day
    a real jewel
    bob doodles
    brooks
    chaotic paradox
    glowing minds
    glowsintime
    jorgen's photos
    photobee
    shutter junkie
    tricki
    funny news
    people you might meet online

    :: Pinoys around the world ::
    LadyWhiteSpirit
    Chaos meets Deity
    my kid cousin
    Nalagblog
    bagoong ave.
    faux seriousness
    no penny
    poems of a worm
    singulare
    twisted illusions
    Twisted Jessica

    :: Music ::
    posture
    joyzipper
    Radio indie pop
    Playtunes.net
    X FM
    :: Shoutbox Deities ::
    hdamnation
    vryce
    Hazbro
    coast2coast
    biologisvensk
    captain jeff
    fofusa
    kirkkitsch
    weinerdog
    kelly
    CapnPlaty
    LukaQuinn
    PureMood
    MCfairy
    SBwisdom
    Ragdolls Customs
    the Burning Question


    i visited them one by one and placed a comment on their last post. (if i do not end up in a 404-page) some of them used to be really great blogs. strangely, a few tho ended up owned by somebody else or the owner suddenly felt its better to have a spam blog.

    and i now remember how blogexplosion used to be so fun. now they have totally blown out of proportion when it comes to blog counts. i dont even go to the shotbox anymore. it's too crowded. but if you wanna drive traffic to your blog, thats one of the best ways i guess lol. anyways..

    as Robert Smith sings "this wonder always leaves, the time always comes to say goodbye.. and this tide always turns.."*

    i guess i wont easily get tired of blogging. let's see tho in another 4 years time?
    -----
    note: *line from "Bloodflowers" - by the Cure

    *.*

    Tuesday, September 09, 2008

    illo friday: clutter


    in between my cluttered life and daydreaming.. i have you *.*



    in my room
    980 x 760 pixels
    drawn on a 6 x 9 cm. paper
    edited thru picasa, colors thru ms paint



    In Your Room - Devics

    In my room did you care
    I never knew anyone who stared at me
    Quite like the way your staring at me now
    And if all these empty words you speak
    Could change the boy who's at your feet
    I think you need not look farther than your arms
    Cause I'll never change
    And you'll stay the same
    And I'll never change

    If I could change the boy at my feet
    To a man who didn't have to speak
    I wouldn't have to use my arms to measure
    Something about the room that day
    And how I knew I'd go away
    Now all I can do is stare at you
    And think what I'm about to do
    Cause I'll never change
    And you'll stay the same
    And I'll never change

    I stared at the light too long
    And I did everything to keep from falling
    When all is said and done
    Do you think it was worth it
    Patterns move across the floor
    And it just doesn't feel the same I'm sorry
    When all is said and done
    I think it was worth it
    Cause I'll never change
    And you'll stay the same
    And I'll never change

    -----
    music note: such a lovely song sung by a duet..

    *.*






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