Wednesday, August 7, 2013

at least i have a dream ;D, and tried to doodle on the plan---how it's going to look like for the cover page.
its a good feeling, to finally get my own domain and gather all my documented works and outputs in one place and so return the favour back to the sites i've been 'free'skating' with for many years now, --by linking it back to their site. and yes is the number one. ;D.

it's 70% under construction yet, but because the feeling is so exciting--let me share it with you here.
just the same, even though it's under construction, i have the ones already done, put up. you know why? the meter is running.

(it never turned out exactly as that on the inset tho')

Monday, July 29, 2013


feeling like a starter again ;D. this is the kind of work that i do back in the days when after leaving art school---you job hunt, and prove yourself on how viable are your design ideas in the job market. i have always wanted to work in an ad agency---i tried my luck once at j. walter thompson (manila) appyling for a junior artist--but i didnt make it--because the competition weighted so much on: how prolific you are in 'anatomy drawing' by way of storyboard--and that was in the late '80s. all  the applicants are guys my age--fresh art grads, there was one --yes girl--gay/tomboy--we were more or less7 applicants then who took the test---and boy--they were all--prolific--in human figure...sigh..i ran out of the building fast...

and --oh--there was another one, yeah i remember--because that is how i was so eager to be in the world of mainstream advertising; because it was my major in my undergrad 'advertising art' years.
i tried applying again--to a smaller advertising firm--that does i think mainly--ads for prints--as collaterals, posters, flyers, and so forth. i was called and scheduled for interview and exam. i knew i made it---but--to  disclose, for the record--after keeping this for a thousand years to self--i backed out--why? hahahaha---i can't stand the soooo0 handsome art director that i am going to closely work with--it was just a small firm--modestly staffed to a more or less 10 people. i dont know what has gotten into me! i never returned on the agreed day to start working with them--even though they tried calling loss? to this day, who knows?

         my first job ever ;D --- was with  a company that manufacture clothes wear and sold over department stores nationwide. i design the prints. and it went that way for years as i switch companies from one to another. i always landed working as an artist/designer on women's wear. and that time,i gave up on ad agencies.

to date, i am into these. again: somebody asks me to do textile art accessories for them,
i draw them first--esp if that somebody is so much into details; me gets the feedback and suggestions and preferences--show it again--and then--execute into a final output/form. in the world of 'art' they classify it as: applied art. 


Friday, July 26, 2013


this is the 'natural' thing to do, like your mind, body, MOUTH ;D, soul and spirit yearns for it----when you have been slaving yourself with work in the workforce and work in workhome for years! sigh....but no sigh...;D
             the day when i took the day-off from it all! ;D
            (i'm wishing too---its like these every  
                       the day never ends...)


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

it's been a while...

(i just got sooo busy with the noble day job...;D)

(pitch)perfect too for you 'cup song' haha...

(i update in an 'almost' regular basis on my fb page--go scroll down the farthest and click on that fb blue logo ;D.--and on my 'instagram'. yes. your sister has an 'instagram';it doesn't need that much sentences as i'm used to here.)

Thursday, May 23, 2013


things happen ;( ;).  my wallet is sad; i;m happy tho'.
yesterday, i am supposed to buy an earphone for my handset, because i broke the old one.
you see, the 2a.m side jabs dead of the night when it is at its best--deathly quiet all around you ( if no one snores, yes..) often its impossible to last it, when there's nothing and no one's around you to cheer you up. i have no t.v--and i meant it  that way ;D, a radio, sound or music from your mobile is but of a big help, a cheerer a long the way to help you last the 2am doings.

no, i wasnt able to purchase the needed headset ;( because the store promptly closes--8 a.m, and i was enamored, sidetracked, and made the great detour mistake towards the supply shop--and there---i got lost. i got disoriented. i was  lame on my decision making, and i bought these instead.

i am now using my son's at the moment... and will post the outcome of the cause of the great detour yesterday, so00on.

pink and blue? why not? lovely marbled glass beads that i am so gaga with at the moment.

lime and marbled gray glass beads--happiness! ;D

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

custom headdress

custom requests are a great ways to challenge your ideas, and actual application of what you visualize and imagine through paper and pens. you dive and give in to --- the 'whines' and 'demands' of the customer/client/market--because they will pay you. i constantly find myself looking for the balance between 'fine art' 'art philisophy' 'marketing one's art' and many more...

as of now, to straddle between service, and getting paid with my production, cost accounting, art philosophy, is a means to finding an immediate solution to  meet some needs, while discovering and finding 'more' out there 'what' and 'that'-- will finally allow you one day, someday, the things that you love to do most, without having to think anymore of the 'basics'. sigh....

perks of being in the noble day job ;)

yes, one of the perks being in the world of instructing/educating is that you get to have an access to these what i call 'treasures' in the univ. library ;D. i hover this area once in every while to check the shelves with what's new. there are always lots and lots of new reads; and i often lament on the mounds of books to read that our fleeting life in this world will never match the needed time to stay longer to forever--just so to read 'em all ;(.

oh the joys of reading! rightly guided for choices can unlock excitement in the world of learning and wisdom, ' can even humble you down because the more you discover many things from its written pages, the more you realize, you know not a thing, and the need to-- hover more and longer, and bothers you henceforth. 

one of the agendas i have, in the 'world to come' -- would be just to sit and discover yet.

Monday, May 20, 2013

off for bkk

custom art pins/brooches off for bkk.
(about 2.75x3.5 inches. spot and or dry clean)


 visual musings...

 to invest in 'signature' 'brands' is something. 'cheap thrill' however  keeps the economy
afloat ;D. keep 'em well edited ;D

space saver. my transitory living and lifestyle impedes me to bring wherever the steel shelves i have ;(

  this doing keeps the economy afloat. scene in the noble day job. no, i am not always sewing; and that plastic pint container makes a very good tea cup as in CUP ;D. it nags me to 're-use'

Thursday, May 9, 2013

photo collage

today, i worked on a this simple foto collage (yeps--click that site for their easy to follow app) for the day's blog entry and i will use this to to promote and let everyone else know that----some of my "OOAK" pretties (one-of-a-kind) will be available in this shop, henceforth

drop by and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

spring summer 2013 (orchid blooms) textile art pins

inspirations from just about anywhere, anything, that---stirs your heart and mind ;D
(snatch up these last remaining bunch of orchids of satin, and synthetic cloth from a fave supply shop because i'm meaning to transform them into  'artpins 0' orchids'--so you'll prance around in them wherever!)

 all hand-made, pieced, sewn. the very essence of--hand-made art.
(often when working on some new batch of works/collection, i am confused and always seeming to find the balance between: art/aesthetics vs. production/speed; sublimity vs. profit and the problem of pricing ;(.  

one thing th0'--i'm almost always apt to effacing the machine-made look finish.
clearly--hand-made-ism ;D.

 i have ranted and whined about the hand-stamped made by the rubber stamp maker somewhere in manila, and finally found a way in sprucing about the look of my label--just so because i am maximizing yet the use of this hand-stamp.

 ready. enjoy!