Friday, May 30, 2008


Tin says KAYA!

My love life is hardly perfect and highly NOT recommended LOL I came home last night from watching Sex in the City, the movie; don't worry this isn't a spoiler for all your Carrie fans :-)
I 've been contemplating of an entry to my Kaya challenge, when Carries assistant said it all . . . just don't give up on LOVE. It sums up what I believe in when pain and tears were too much to bear, when you think there is just no one for you.

Nina's challenge also included a symbol in our LO's, so I chose a dragonfly. . .
"Dragonflies symbolize going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing. Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity."

I've stopped painting myself roses but just see the world and love now with honesty. Change brings perhaps new fears and challenges but it is also the dawn of something good. I used to say, there's no way now but UP :-)


"Who will see the beauty in your life,
And who will be there to hear you when you call;
Who will see the madness in your life,
And who will be there to catch you when you fall."
Fra Lippo Lippi "Beauty & Madness"

Who WILL see the beauty and madness of my life? . . . after asking myself, my angel finally came. Almost five years down the line he has seen me at my best and my worst. Admittedly I can't help but fear the future, sometimes scaring myself more than I should.
Where are we headed?
What's waiting for us along the way?
And if we'll ever arrive to god knows where.
I have never been so sure of the unsure. But no matter how scared I might be, I just have to look at the future in the eye . . . I have to remember to steady myself and yell with all my might . . . BRING IT ON!

Materials Used: Studio Calico Kit, Flye a Kit: Sassafrass, Bazzil Yellow, MM 5th Ave. Diecut, Tinkering Ink Striata, Collage Press Margot Port Royal, Prima Rue 88, Websters Die Cut, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card, Fontwerks Green Labels, SEI Dill Blossom epoxy, Fontwerks Travelogue, Nick Bantock Vandyke Brown/ Damson Plum/ Lamp Black, Adirondack Raisin, Rusty Pickle, Journey ribbon, 7 Gypsies Travel, Daisy D's Rubons, Bazzil Flourish Chipoard, Doodlebug black Alphas, Liquid Pearl White, American Crafts Fieldhouse Chipboard

Techniques: layering papers, stamping, accents with a gold leaf pen, distressed effect with rub-ons

About Me:
A single mom who is just lucky to have someone to take the journey with, taking it a step at a time. It's simple really, what ever love (or life for that matter) gives you, just don't give a crap and keep on chugging :-)


pigmentations said...

tin, WILL ba ang name niya? :)

seriously, this is deep. anything that is associated with fra lippo lippi is deep.

but then again, YOU are deep ;)

Au Lim said...

awww...ang sweeeeeet! pag hindi kinilig dito si Artbaby, ewan ko na lang... :-D

the dreamer said...

Tin dear, alam mo naman malaki akong fan ng work mo. Love this ultra-hip and cool layout! Ang galing!

Just watched (for the nth time) "I Do (But I Don't)" on cable TV kanina, starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain, two of the most gorgeous people to actually be paired in a love story. Anyway, Denise's character says, "I've finally learned to trust in love. No matter what happens."

Good luck to you, girl, and here's wishing you more blessings of love and happiness. =)


Lee i. said...

Hi Tin, well, I know how you and Art started, just classmates in business school, and now you are business partners and life partners. Wherever you are going, enjoy and love the journey. You'll both get there with bells on. Love them shoes by the way, hehehe. Hay, ganda ng layout.

Candy said...

Galing-galing!!! First, love the song. Second, love the journal. Third, love the photo. Fourth, love the LO! Ang galing talaga, Tin!!!