Friday, March 30, 2007

Blog Spotlight: Courtney Pippin-Mathur

You guys want to see something spectacular? Courtney Pippin-Mathur has some SUPERB watercolor works and amazing illustrations in her portfolio. I just can't get enough of her work and I love her character style as well! Visit Courtney's Site guys and you'll see what i'm talking about. Courtney's Site

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Friday, March 23, 2007

My Birthday Wish

My birthday wish is to be one of the contestants on the Food Network Channel and compete in the Sugar/Cake Pastry contests and carry your cake across the table after you finish it :)

Well, I am officially 30 today. You know, I stopped drawing for a very long time and just did not have the passion and motivation for it anymore. But, when my brother, Chuck, died in September, my life suddenly turned upside down and everything around me seemed so hopeless. I felt so lost when he died but then the only thing that made me feel better was drawing. So, I did. I started to draw again and kept on drawing like there's no tomorrow. Illustration Friday came exactly at the right time for me and became my motivation to create, experiment, and de-stress and i'm just so happy for all the wonderful friends i've made as well. This year, I promised myself to work even harder, to forget about the bad times, to embrace the good times, and to keep praying. Life is still a little rough until now, but, I learned that I need to survive it and to survive it gracefully. My wonderful cousin once told me, "Sometimes it's so tiring to hope against what seems hopeless, but, that is what faith is — To continue believing even when the sun isn't shining."

So, here's to my 30th birthday! Lots of donuts and cakes and maybe even a glass of Pinot Noir! Thank you for all the wonderful messages guys! You all have been such an inspiration to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
- Cheers!

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Blog Spotlight: Sherry Rogers Illustrations

Sherry Rogers is a wonderful and talented illustrator for the Children's Market. She has illustrated three children's books and is currently working on her fourth. Sherry's delightful, informative, and vibrant illustrations will surely put a smile to all of the kids and adults as well! You can check out her books: If You Were a Parrot, Burro's Tortillas, and Counting Little Geckos. We cannot wait for your 4th book, Sherry! Your work is truly awesome. Check Out Sherry's Site

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

IF - TOTAL Carbs

Ok - I don't know if you guys are going to believe me, but I CAN EAT 9 donuts (Krispy Kreme Original Glazed), 1 bowl of cereal (Cinnamon Oatmeal), 3 Filipino Sweet Rice Cakes, and a glass of Milk – all in one sitting. I am 5ft 1" tall and weigh 101 lbs and I did this because my brother double-dared me and said I was a teenie sissy girl.....Yup, after that he stopped calling me a sissy. :)

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Blog Spotlight: Lil' Kim

An eye-popping palette of bright colors, I just can't get enough of Lil' Kim's work! Lil' Kim has tons of wonderful watercolor creations and her collections delights me to no end! I especially love the one showed here! You can check out her site: Lil' Kim's Site
and also her blog: Lil' Kim's Blog

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Friday, March 09, 2007

IF: A Wired Vampire

"Honey, have you been biting people at the coffee shop again?"

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Blog Spotlight: Pickledog by David Sones

Eye-poppin' colors, fun and entertaining characters, and overall SUPERB illos — You guys have got to see Pickledog's (David Sones) work! I especially love the great textures in all of David's illustrations and the characters are truly amazing! Check out his work guys! Pickledog's Site

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Mr. Taho

In the Philippines, we say "ta-ho", referring to a sweet snack made with bean curd, caramelized sugar, and tapioca balls. It is a very popular street food and vendors were a common sight even on city streets. Carrying two aluminum containers suspended on a wooden rod, having taho for an afternoon snack was something my brothers, cousins and I often enjoyed.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

IF - Hiding from Santa

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Blog Spotlight: Elmyra Duff

I have yet another great artist worth checking out....Elmyra Duff. I can't get enough of Elmyra's characters. This piece I posted here is my favorite! Go check out her blog guys! Super great stuff!
Elmyra Duff's Site

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