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A couple of years ago, I made a mom-and-baby cat illustration for a book that never happened for some reason or other. I found it again while spring-cleaning my hard drive and thought, why not put it to good use?
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So if you love cats, red tabbies in particular, and [a] you live in the US where Cafepress is based1 or [b] you have tons of disposable cash anyway and want to contribute to a good cause2, it would mean so much if you can support my latest entrepreneurial endeavor. 😀

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Our favorite fashion designer Tippi‘s Pret-a-Party and Lounge Lizard lines are now also available at Backstage, located at the 2/F, San Lorenzo Arcade, Pasay Road, Makati (behind New World Hotel), hope you can take a look sometime! Stay up to date with her collections and shows by visiting their respective sites as well as her journal.

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I’m quite pleased with the choice of judges for Philippine Idol. In the beginning I was afraid it was gonna be one of those Regine, Ogie -or worse, Kris-hosted affairs but the moment they announced that Mr. C was gonna be part of it, I was completely won over.3. If, like me, you’re curious about how the auditions are going, FrancisM just so happens to be chronicling the judging process in his journal.

  1. ergo shipping won’t cost too much[ back]
  2. our cat Abby‘s food and play fund[ back]
  3. There’s just no one else who’s as credible. Pilita’s okay, I grew up seeing her all over TV and she’s definitely an icon. As for FrancisM, well I’ve been a fan since “Yo” came out hehe. [ back]
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Working for vacation, walking for medication.

Here’s the next six in the 2-in-1 series we designed for Sony BMG. As in the first four, my Arn‘s art graces the covers. 😉
Box sets 2

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Nothing but small talk for now, friends. We’re wrapping up work on the next issue of Wedding Essentials and if there are brides-to-be out there reading this, please watch out for it because it’s even thicker than the last one1. Of course that translates to more helpful features, tips, resources, and other “bride ideas”.
… Wait, there’s more! Because there are just so many weddings that are too beautiful and inspiring to keep to ourselves, we’re coming out with a special, separate issue focusing on exactly that: WE Beautiful Weddings.

WE Beautiful Weddings

And yes, there are a few familiar (co-blogger!) faces in it. Please stay tuned for details. 🙂

  1. the “thickest issue ever”. Or so we thought haha[ back]
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Pancakes and Pin-ups.

“Why didn’t I think of that?” idea of the week – scented jewelry mini-dessert charms from Pancake Meow1.

Pancake Meow
They don’t only look astonishingly real, they smell real too2. The scent menu reads so yummy you might run the risk of popping your mini-cupcake necklace charm into your mouth 🙂

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Pin-up Girls
The new album by The Pin-up Girls All Seats are Taken is out! My Arn‘s art graces the cover and the design duties were as usual, handled by yours truly. A free pin-up comes with the album too. Hope you can check it out. Incidentally, they’re the opening act for ex-Fra Lippo Lippi guy Per Oystein Sorensen’s upcoming concert in Manila – coolness huh?

The Pin-up Girls is composed of Mondo Castro, Jeng Tan-Mata3, Mitch Singson4 and Ryan Natchuira and the album is released here, in Japan and in Europe by Sutton Records.

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Visit, visit! Cool new sites of old friends:

?¢‚Ǩ¬¢ Neva Talladen: Nev is a very, very good writer. Everyone’s been egging her to join the Palancas for sometime now, not that her talent needs validation. Visit her site and see what magic she can do with words.5
?¢‚Ǩ¬¢ John Lacson: Pao is a bright young entrepreneur, web designer, and car enthusiast. He’s also the person to ask about anything gadget-related — hehe I know I’m guilty of that.6

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I know I’ve been plugging about anything and everything non-stop but it would be great for all of us to support local talent, right? 🙂 On that note, please don’t forget to check out my hubby’s book Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat, still available at your favorite bookstores.

  1. how cute is that brand name?[ back]
  2. of course I can only imagine how good they must smell from here on the other side of the world wide web[ back]
  3. Just a bit of trivia: ten years ago, Arn illustrated for the album of Jeng’s former band Keltscross called “Revenge of the Fishlips“. In fact I had that album even before I met him! Art-wise, he’s gone a long way since then … see for yourself.[ back]
  4. Oh, back in 2000, we also designed the cd for Mitch’s other band, guess na lang which one (he has three).[ back]
  5. Also the longtime sweetie of our friend Monra[ back]
  6. He’s also Tippi‘s baby brother![ back]
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I'm Cynthia Bauzon-Arre, a Filipino watercolor artist & graphic designer. I live in QC with my graphic novelist husband Arnold and our friendly marmalade tabby Abbas. This blog has been chronicling my life, likes, and loves since 2001. [ more ]

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