All Black Lives Matter

blacklivesmatter
#blacklivesmatter

I hear you. I see you. I stand with you.
Causes to donate if you can.

George Floyd Memorial Fund
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim The Block
Campaign Zero
Unicorn Riot
Stop Hate UK
Color of Change
Show Racism The Red Card
If you can’t donate, please sign the petition & share. Justice for George Floyd

Happy Obama Day!

Obama Day

With all the things that’s happening in the world today, the pandemic, economy tanking, high unemployment rate, George Floyd’s murder, the Black Lives Matter protests, the lack of strong, decent & empathic leadership in this country, I have to remind myself that this is not going to last. Better days lies ahead like when President Obama was still in the office. 🙂 Although change is not always easy, I’m rooting for my community, the people of color. Voices are heard but action still needs to be taken by our leaders to implement REAL CHANGE.

After watching President Barack Obama’s Commencement Speech, Dear Class Of 2020 , I was inspired to sketch him. It’s my little way of protesting today of all days because it’s the birthday of “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.” LOL.

Mommy-O Sweet And Nutty Turkey Crepe

The Crepe In Progress

I just made this today for our Mother’s Day Lunch.

Crepe Ingredients
Crepe Ingredients

Ingredients for one serving:
Frieda’s French Style Crepes
3 teaspoon of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 pcs. Honey Smoked Turkey Breast (Oscar Mayer-Shaved)
1 teaspoon Caesar Salad Dressing
1 Spoon Grape Jelly
1/4 cup of Baby Spinach
6 pcs. Walnuts
6 pcs. Raspberries

The Crepe In Progress
The Crepe In Progress

Remove one piece of Crepe from the pack & put it on a plate or aluminum foil. Sprinkle the cheese, then place the turkey breast on top of the crepe. Spread the Caesar Salad Dressing first & then the grape jelly on top of the Turkey Breast. Sprinkle the baby spinach, walnuts & raspberries.

Fold the sides of crepe towards the center. Heat this in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute or 5 minutes in the oven at 375F.

Mommy-O Sweet & Nutty Turkey Crepe
Mommy-O Sweet & Nutty Turkey Crepe

Bon Appetit!

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day

Kyle’s First Christmas

To have a child celebrate his first Christmas is a wonder to a new mom like me. It’s like a breath of fresh air. You just want to give your child everything that you can, make him believe that everything is possible & reassure him that everything will be alright.

Merry Christmas Cake

Simbang Gabi

Happy Birthday Jesus Cake

My Family

Santa's Helper Is Sleeping

A Christmas Lullabye

My First Christmas

Me & Mickey Mouse

I Love Gifts!

Mommy & Ninang Teenie

Daddy & Me

I'm A Milkaholic

Family & Friends

A Happy New Year & Resolutions

New Year’s Eve has always been a fun holiday for me. What comes into my mind are fireworks, feast, my big clan of a family and talking or texting friends on the phone to send that last minute holiday messages. These past few years, my New Year’s Eve had been a bit laid back. But one thing that hasn’t really changed is the atmosphere of hoping for the best on the new year that is to come.

NY Times Square New Year's Eve

One thing that changed for me is that now, I’d become a mother. I’d never realized what a roller coaster ride that is. And it’s true what they say that you gained another level of appreciation towards your parents. I really don’t know what 2010 will be like with the recent changes in my life but I’m an eternal optimist. I just feel and think that things just gets better.

One thing that haven’t changed are the resolutions we armed ourselves with this new year. I’m gonna follow my doctor’s orders this time and I’ll take it easy. I’d resolved to have resolutions that I know I’ll be able to accomplish. Something like: this new year, I’ll never smoke. Well, for one thing I really don’t smoke, anyways and I don’t have any plan to do that. Hahaha!

One thing I feel for sure, is that the blue moon of New Year’s Eve is a good omen for 2010. That’s the eternal optimist speaking. And that’s one of my new year’s resolution, never change that mind set.

Designing the Nursery, The Concept

Redesigning the office/guest bedroom into a nursery/guest bedroom has been an on & off 5 month project. My concept is to have a contemporary Peter Pan theme. I’m also thinking of balancing the fact that it’s also a guest bedroom. I’ve no intention of making it a literal Peter Pan motif but pick up some  inspiration from the Walt Disney’s Peter Pan pictures below:

Peter Pan Inspiration 1
Peter Pan Inspiration 1

Peter Pan Inspiration 2
Peter Pan Inspiration 2

Peter Pan Inspiration 3
Peter Pan Inspiration 3

Peter Pan Inspiration 4
Peter Pan Inspiration 4

From the above pictures, I came up w/ my color palette of Salem Blue, Butter, Pistachio Green & Snowy Mount:

Color Palette
Color Palette

My hubby painted the walls & we hired a wallpaper installer to hang the wallpaper we bought from Lowe’s. It’s a Damask print from York Wallcoverings.

Damask Print From York
Damask Print From York

Wall Paper Installation
Wall Paper Installation

I have 4 more weeks to finish this room before the baby comes. It’s really different when you’re designing for yourself & designing for a client.

Tropical Storm “Ondoy” Hits Manila: Help Needed

Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (international name “Ketsana”), a once-in-a-lifetime typhoon hits Manila last Saturday, September 26. It was Friday in Los Angeles & I was busy with my small claims court issue. The next day I learned about it from the postings of my friends from Manila in Facebook & tweets coming from Twitter. I scanned for the cable news & my heart dropped when I saw images worst than the Katrina Hurricane tragedy last August of 2005.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D_UNPB2NnQ

I called my family and see how they’re doing since my mom still maintains our home in Sampaloc even if she already lives in Makati. I remember how bad floods can be in España Boulevard along UST. I was calling my mom for 2 days before I got a hold on her since communications have been down, too. During previous storm & floodings, our home in Sampaloc never got flooded. This is the first time ever that it happened. And my mom told me that it was knee deep high. I was relieved though since a lot of people had it worse than them.

It was heartening to see how Pinoys come together to help each other. Most politicians are nowhere to be seen, NOT REALLY HELPING — but that’s another story. Inspite of this, the Philippines still needs help, relief & volunteers.

Here are legit list of links & sources that I got from friends in Manila. Please be careful where you donate since there are still heartless scammers who are taking advantage of this tragedy:

http://www.redcross.org.ph
http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/ Click on “ DONATIONS FOR TYPHOON ONDOY VICTIMS
http://sites.google.com/site/ondoymanila/list-of-places-to-donate
http://www.abs-cbnfoundation.com/

If you have additional legit sources or link where to send donations to, please add down to the comments section.

Wedding Place Cards For Michelle

Finally, I’m done with working on my sister-in-law’s wedding place cards. She really love the Disney Characters. Her fiance loves horror movies & books  so we decided on using “The Corpse Bride” as one of the images.

Corpse Bride Place Card
Corpse Bride Place Card

You can also check this place card at Etsy.com on my Creative Pinay shop at http://theadstudio.etsy.com

Disney Wedding Place Cards
Disney Wedding Place Cards

The materials I used are flower embellishments, Disney images, tent card stock, paste, green pattern paper, stickers, punch, & computer.

Working On The Place Cards
Working On The Place Cards

OPEN CALL LA 2009

I recently submitted one of my works at the OPEN CALL LA 2009 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The opening reception will be on Sunday, August 16, 2 – 5 pm. The exhibition date is from August 13 – September 27.

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Please come & see an eclectic mixture of LA artists & their works. If anything else, the view from Barnsdall Art Park is just breathtaking. You could see the Hollywood Sign from the park & enjoy an afternoon picnic besides one of the outdoor sculptures. I hope to see you there! 🙂

A View From Barnsdall Art Park
A View From Barnsdall Art Park

Enhager Picture Of Outdoor Sculptures From Barnsdall Art Park
         Outdoor Sculptures From Barnsdall Art Park            Taken By Enhager