Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Then I remembered an 8 x 8 of AAS with long winding road.. trimmed the upper part.. fun!
Hmmm, how do I further complement it for the challenge? I placed an arrow pointying ot eh left, and the other squares or rectangles placed on top instead. I also took the other AAS stickers and placed it on green paper.. voila... the feel of the botanical garden wherein my picture was taken!
During the trip - two had a disagreement that sort of made us all go on our separate ways... well, I intend to have a good time, a vacation so I smiled and went on... with or without them.
In the layout, I made the basic sketch and then just added more of the paper making ti a bit more abstract and still having me as the center, the focus.
Alone and smiling that I have survived so far! Well, in that Davao trip I had 2 objectives: get my things I had entrusted to Rene ( received !) and join the AAS Davao contest (won!)
Any reason not to smile? see? SMILE!!
Life is good! By yourself or with friends, enjoy it always!
We registered 3 guests although there were 4 of us - just to get a cheaper room rate. Actually, the reception at one time even asked me, questioned me about it : my reaction - sorry sorry, me english not good, not understand.. sorry... ask my friends..
and coupled that with a confused and lost look.. i left the reception without really answering her....
Oh my - it was one trip i would never likely to forget! Ever!
Oh well, since I do not have that much pictures... minus well scrap it... despite a crappy picture...
I will and I shall lose weight - that would be my motto forever... due to a yoyo weight and all
I survived another weekend.. and this would be the 24th one.
Aside from the layout : hmmmm
Imagine, I got locked out actually! Around 8pm last sunday, 24 March 2013, I left some layouts to buy some food and eat my second meal for the day. I heard "kalansing" from my pocket so I simply assumed I have my keys! So, I got myself locked out from the house!
I decided to go to Glorietta and then there was a downpour as in I entered the moviehouse wet! I felt like a movie nymphet wearing a white cotton shirt who just joined a wet look contest!
Then an insight : comfort rooms has those hand driers! Yes, before the start of the movie, I was in the rest room trying to dry my t shirt. I was inside just wearing my blue cargo shorts, half naked!
Looking back... it is nice to smile... life is crazy ... crazy that one simply has to smile to live it minute by minute
Hmmm - there are so much negative things in life: being alone and single, being jobless, having no money... waiting for food courtesy of your mother... things that makes a person stay in bed, in one's bedroom cocooned from the world...
Then the internet beckons, one reads facebook updates, receives text messages... One has to face the world and the best way : SMILE!
For no matter what, smile for one has the opportunity to smile despite adversities of life!
Now... more about the picture? None.. am having my senior moment - I could not remember where or when the picture was taken except that I normally smile and that is not my usual face.. was just for the camera....
The base paper was damage so I had to trim it and paste it on another paper thus it has white border on both sides. Not really an intended design but more to make use of the good design.
The basic layout was likewise moved downwards sing I do not want to cover the paper.. especially that one bird.. just like me, a lone bird.
This is actually the first layout I did of the arrow series or of the challenge. In cleaning out my Mom's destash, i found this half finish layout - base paper already prepared but no picture. So I slapped my picture, mat in blue since I was wearing blue sando and the wall is blue. Then, I used black and white pattern paper ( 6 x 6 AAS paper stack) since it goes with my black bed.. and mat it in blue.
There are moments that I wish I was with someone to share that tour and moments I am good at what I do have - myself!
Not a self pic but one taken by one of the museum curators - Davaoenos are surely so nice. One can travel alone and still have a good time which I did.
The AAS paper has been discontinued just like my relationships. But I still look on the new designs or paper sets of AAS - just the same that I still look at possibilities, looking here and there hoping to meet someone that I can share my life with... that one day, the love I have for my cat would be shared with a person.
100% AAS papers... the black and white floral print is from a 6 x 6 paper stack. Before I refuse to look at other sizes of their paper since I scapr 12 x 12 layouts but other sizes are good for embellishments and layering!
Thus, in this pic taken at my late grandmother's place (Lola Osay) - I notice the plate and flower base..and from tehre I used blue squares and the yellow base paper.
The paper is Canon watercolour paper misted with yellow.
In cleaning the stash, I saw loose leaves of the black album offered by AAS, these is what I used to mat the pictures and the squares.
I used a plain 12 x 12 green paper like bond paper, and just to add a little depth, I placed a light blue wax paper... nice! Pardon me for adoring my own work.
The self pic is of me on my last touring day at Singapore, I think Sentosa Park with a genuine smile.
Regarding the layout - 100% AAS papers with some no longer available.
Well, one thing sure - I am not ugly but I am not masculine handsome but "femininely" handsome.
I also see why my parents, particularly my father, wants me to keep my hair short.. I look more feminine with long hair... but then, abroad - it did not seem much of an issue.. unlike here in the Philippines.
The pic was 26 March 2010! My God! This is exactly me three years ago! Hmmm, I have 24 layouts and all solo shots, or self pics. Well, why should my happiness or pictures depend on other people? If you can do it by yourself, do it!
This is me inside my office room in Caracas, Venezuela. I fixed my hair with gel.. lots of it!
I used a 6 x 6 paper stack of AAS, 2 sheets of them, which i find to be classical so no more other embellishment or paper.
This is a self pic of me in our third hotel in Singapore! yeah.. it was a 5 day trip in which 2 days were wasted looking for a hotel! But instead of feeling sad.. .ionus well smile and take a self pic!
I used the FSCB 16 challenge sketch with minute permutations aside from the papers, rotating it by 90 degrees. Somehow I see the sketch as having diamond squares focusing or directing on the centered picture.
Then last friday, I already saw some entries... hmmmm - they were digital layouts.. i felt threatened, i wanted the goodies from Bessie! So to break the dry spell, I started cleaning or organizing my mother's stash. I saw papers and even spent an evening to morning drying with a heater / embossing gun water damaged and sticked together papers!
I ended up with 24 layouts over the weekend but I apologize in advance that these are basic layouts - basic as not so much embellishments, I simply followed the sketch... minus the be mine ring.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Good thing, I also found some black or dark buttons that i was able to place spice up the page.