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Ink on masking tape. Brain fog is slowly dissipating, but headache seems sharper. At least it’s not migraine… yet!


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Out of the fog

I think my brain fog is slowly clearing up. It’s been, what? Three or four weeks since I’ve been completely lucid. I don’t know if it’s the same for the other migraine sufferers, but fatigue hounds me before, during, and after an attack. I didn’t feel the actual pain of the headache—at least I don’t remember, maybe the drugs I’ve been taking made sure of that—but I still haven’t found an escape from fatigue.

I feel worn out. It’s been difficult to do simple things. Coffee has not helped—not that it has helped me in the past. I just want everything to come into focus so I can be me again and just BE!

I’ve been taking it easy the past month. I feel guilty for not working as hard as I usually do, but I know that I need to do this, be good to myself… This too shall pass. I’ve skipped blogging for a long time (it was too much effort to think much less write!) and even stopped journaling for a day or two. Like I said, I feel guilty, but what could I do? I felt tired every morning after sleeping for 8 hours!

I’ve been going to an acupuncturist for the past three weeks. I think it’s making things worse by cleaning out my system and balancing my Qi, but I need this in the long run. My body is probably just purging the toxins; I should be okay soon. They’ve given me some herbs to help boost my energy and it seems to help, but I’m not out of the woods yet. I can still hear my bed calling out to me as I write this. Patience is key. I will be out of this fog soon.



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10 days

I’ve already filled 17 (maybe 18 by the end of the day) pages of my new journal in 10 days. So proud of myself for sticking to my promise to draw and/or write everyday. Yay me! 🙂 It really does help clear the cobwebs in my head. 🙂


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One more pic before I go to bed

I drew my feet and grocery bag while waiting in line for an hour for a cab. It wasn’t exactly the smartest move on my part to go to the grocery on Holy Wednesday, on the eve of the Holy Week exodus. In Manila. Duh! At least I was prepared. My feet were killing me, my back felt like it was about to break, and my hands were shaking from fatigue, but I did not lose my temper and was calm the whole time. Thank God for my journal, pen & colored pencil, and my new contact lenses! 😀

Have a blessed and peaceful Holy Week! Safe travels!


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Sunday night / Monday morning

No genies in here

No genies in here


I’ve been working all day in front of the computer. No holiday for me! 🙂 I’m not complaining, though; I really enjoy updating my website. I was finally able to upload things in my shop! Yipee! I like all of that, but, I have to admit, I needed time to stretch my hands and brain and draw. I couldn’t think of anything to sketch so I chose the water bottle in front of me. Not pretty, but–whew!–I desperately needed that. 🙂

Brain is slowing down. Getting distracted again! I always leave the door to my room open so that the cats could freely come and go as they please. Guess who’s baring her tummy right in front of it?



She looks like she’s daring me to go ahead and streeeeeetch. Sigh. I wish I could just relax like that! 🙂 Guess it’s a sign that I should go get some shut-eye myself. *yawn* Tomorrow is going to be another loooooong day. Like I said, no holiday for me!

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Summer Art Workshop for Kids at the Ateneo Art Gallery



I will also be conducting a workshop for kids 9-12 years old at the Ateneo Art Gallery this summer! :)


  • Develop new art-making skills : Collage making, acrylic painting
  •  Learn about the different elements of art and the basic principles of design
  •  Know more about Philippine National Artists : Arturo Luz, Vicente Manansala, HR Ocampo, Ang Kiukok and other Filipino artists in the Ateneo Art Gallery Collection
  •  Learn how to look at paintings, explore different materials, create!

6-weeks, 12 sessions
Twice a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 24
(April 24, 25, 30, May 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30)
10:00 – 11:30 AM

Workshop fee:
Php7,200 for 12 sessions including materials

Ateneo Art Gallery

To reserve slots or inquire about the classes:
Call +63 2 4266001 ext. 4160 or +63 2 4266488
Email : rtalamayan@ateneo.edu
Visit: www.ateneoartgallery.org

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Last art session :(

The Little One is leaving for the States early tomorrow morning. Here’s the product of our last drawing session together while having churros (churros!!!).


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Beary good ;o)

Here’s the artwork that Lucía and I made today. I love collaborating with the Little One! 🙂




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Hello? Is anyone out there? Sorry I’ve disappeared. Been spending a lot of time with my sis, brother in law, and their lovely daughter Lucia.

Here is my work for the day with The Little One:


They’re going back to the States on Friday. Now who’s going to draw with me? 😦

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A page from my journal

I remember this day, 9 April 2012. I was feeling old and tired and worn out like my running shoes. Still haven’t replaced them. Must do that soon.

Drawing of my trainers

Drawing of my trainers

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