Current Cartoons and Caricatures

I never thought blue eyes could actually change color. It depends on where he is and what he does....

All eyes fall on this slender, black mother when she enters a room. She has a presence that exudes...

I realized one thing – do you need to learn patience? Watercolor is the best teacher. You...

I know I have to work on both the likeness and how to make it ‘softer’. Still practising. ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought doing pets would be easier. After all – they don’t have wrinkles. Ha! Granted that I need...

This portrait was based on a photo I took of Gems in Cucina Rusticana. It was afternoon and there...

Currently Preoccupied by…

When silence no longer feels empty, thatโ€™s when I realized I stopped grieving and Iโ€™m healing quite well. Still grateful that I have such moments to enjoy. ...

Happy New Year!
Har. Har. Har.
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The lesson I learned decades ago. ...

I love the fact that Brianโ€™s inner-child is still very much alive. Especially on his birthday. ...

I really love this view. One of my wishes is to live in a condo with a view of the cityscape. Who needs TV when you have this beauty before you? Of course that means not being able to open the windows. The city smog can be unbearable during rush hours. ...

Ho. Ho. Ho. ...

The sweetest thoughts can lighten a heavy heart. Thank you @pengsonmarisyll and family. I love you too. ...

Happy Holidays y'all! ...

Loved watching the dawn from my bedroom window. ...

"๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ.

๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜โ€™๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜โ€™๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต. ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ.

๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต. "

โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญโ€
๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜น
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People change. Friends leave. Things go wrong. Life goes on. ...

This was the reason why I wrote #MyMemoriesWithBillie. It helps to remember those moments.

From the day I met Billie, till the day she left, our time together was never enough. Our friends would look at us as if weโ€™re joking whenever weโ€™d say, โ€˜Iโ€™ve missed youโ€™ after being separated for an hour or two. Unless it was work, running errands, or spending โ€œme-timeโ€ with friends, we didnโ€™t have any reason to be apart.

I once told Billie that I have enough memories of our moments to last a lifetime. I didnโ€™t realize how untrue that was.

Make memories with your love ones. Do it now. In the end, that's all you will have left and it will never be enough.
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Once upon a time, I was watching the sun rise and you were sleeping by my side.

I smiled to myself and thought, so this is what it feels like to dream with eyes wide open.
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After 2 years, my grief has become softer and mourning less frequent. I still find myself reliving her last 48 hours. Each moment. The intensity of the pain remains but it is no longer as debilitating or depressing as it used to be. I learned that one has to go through it.

There's no shortcut, no reset button, no way around that kind of pain.

My chapter with Billie may have ended but I still hold close the things I learned while she lived and the lessons I discovered in her absence. I still feel her with me. Happier memories are coming back and I love the fact that I can talk about it with family and friends again.

I am grateful for the healing. I am grateful for the people who have helped me survive the pain and the friendships that remained.
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In this life, everyone else is just passing through. Thatโ€™s why we have to make time to spend it with people who treat us right, genuinely care, who make us happy and yes, people who can eat without reservation. Those who can help you notice how food truly tastes and the pleasure it gives. ...

Selfie โ€œon the ground with the laylayanโ€. I almost forgot to post this. I went here because I wanted to see PRRD and the bloggers that I chat with in person. I left with a feeling of emptiness and sadness. The night ended and I believe there was not a dry eye in that crowd that listened to him sing as they watched the fireworks. The old people were shaking their heads as they sobbed.

I believe I witnessed history in the making. This is the first time this happened - people paying out of their own pockets to show an outgoing President. People from different cities and NGOs, organized themselves and showed up to be represented. Even the wives of the SAF44 flew all the way from Mindanao to show how much this president meant to them. Representatives of our paralympics team came in their wheelchairs just to be able to get a glance and hopefully take a selfie in person with the president.

We will never have another President "Deeeegong". Ever. Maraming salamat po, PRRD.
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Todayโ€™s lunch is something I havenโ€™t done for a long time, Braised Beef and Tendon. I love how the iced water brings out the green in blanched bok choy. ...

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