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.

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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!

 

Another Green Smoothie

I’ve gone to the deli and saw a bagful of organic spinach and decided to buy just because. So when I got home, I felt like making something healthy but easy with the spinach I’ve bought. I looked around the kitchen and upon seeing the contents of our fruit basket, I decided to make a smoothie. Here’s what I came up with.

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1 whole avocado fruit
1 banana
A quarter to half cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
A dash of cinnamon (plus nutmeg if you want that Christmassy feeling)

You just scoop what needs to be scooped and peel what needs to be peeled then throw them all together in the blender.