Obviated (Say Goodbye)

obviated

The Oblation (UP-Baguio) 2014

Today’s prompt: Trust

obviate [ob-vee-eyt]

verb 

1.to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.)by effective measures; render unnecessary:

to obviate the risk of serious injury.

There are times when you wanted to end something because you are afraid of the risks and hurt that might come. Truth is, maybe it’s not mere insecurity. Maybe, you just don’t trust yourself that you can withstand whatever the consequences are. Like that time when you had to break up with someone because you think that you and your love can’t make them stay longer. You drove him/her away by assuming the worst. You failed to trust him/her and his/her ability to defy odds. That chance in your relationship was obviated.

2014 Portraiture and Caricatures

Here are some of the works I have done this year. Most of the caricatures I have made were for the clients (usually used for their wedding invitations or as gifts to their friends.) The portraitures (the one with weird patterns) were especially made for my friends as their birthday present.

San jose family unnamedT & L-caricature Sano-Lagadan sandhu family  nurse-army  mr and mrs lagiwid2 mauMay Alex-fritzLVkharen-chuckykiana and luiskambalkalit-jeffJEFF-SCARLETJHEN MARK2cariagajoel-jegithcall centerate jhing and kambal3- jhennefrancine-rexpaolanicameg1            cherith   bebeyt-fritz  ashi ais 2014-08-30 15.41.56 2014-08-30 15.41.49

Sketching Dresses

Bridal Dress 10/26/14

Oh yes! I’m back to sketching dresses again. All I have been making lately are caricatures and other portraiture types. I know making those were making my imagination quite limited because the clients or I have a set design on mind. Unlike fashion designing where you can freely do whatever style you like. I thinks I also had a “designer’s block” that’s why I used my scanty creative juice on another genre of drawing. Nevertheless, doing portraiture and fashion sketching are both fun to do. I wish the drive to do more of both would be on equal levels. I missed doing another of my first loves. xxx

Love, Y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶l̶k̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶Y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶S̶e̶c̶r̶e̶t̶ ̶A̶d̶m̶i̶r̶e̶r̶,̶ FRITZ

So you are asking me if I have ever received a box of chocolates or flowers from a secret admirer? Well, simply, my answer is NO! Chances are, I was the one who has given my crush some present. Except that, I did not put the cliché  “Your Secret Admirer” in the card or in the letter. I just, shamelessly, wrote my name on it.
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This happened when I was in junior high school. So maybe I could use the Age Card as an excuse for this demented behavior. I was 14 then. It was actually his birthday (which was on the 14th of August) when I gave my present to him– 2 coffee mugs, a music CD and a not-so love letter. And now I realize, who gives mugs as a present to a guy, let alone two of them?! Anyway, I asked his classmate, who was my good friend, to hand it to him. I do not actually remember how he reacted to it but some of the he, along with the other kids in school, kinda knew about my crush on him back then.

I am still mortified whenever I remember that awkward high school moment but, it also makes me smile. I just pray that I won’t be bumping into him along the way. Another funny thing is that he’s now married to another friend, who is his high school sweetheart, and I actually went to their wedding with a gift. Don’t worry, I just wrote some cliché  “Congratulations and Best Wishes” kind of message.   

P.S. I hope none of my friends read about this. Ha ha!