(The story behind the photo: Here’s a collage that I created with one of my illustrations. I felt weird submitting a picture without my son, Cedro, so I included his sippy cup. (a) He is obsessed with Lightning McQueen right now, and (b) I have been known to drink the rest of his drinks at the end of the day straight from his cup.)
Still Christmas shopping? Look no further! We’ve redesigned our Pacquiao shirts to comply with the Zazzle content guidelines. (We think.) Hopefully, the new shirts will be up there for more than 24 hours! For those of you who tried to purchase shirts for the Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight, we apologize for the inconvenience. Check out our Zazzle store for the revised t-shirt designs.
"Love Comes First" by Ardith Ibañez Nishii... featured on Edition One Hundred
I am pleased to announce that (a) I am drawing again! and (b) one of my drawings has been selected to be a part of the Edition One Hundred “Freedom + Revolution” show! What is Edition One Hundred? It’s a curated online gallery of limited edition art prints.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the opening art reception on October 2nd. (I’ll be in norcal for a cousin’s wedding.) The LA launch party sounds like another spectacular event put on by my dear friend and founder of EOH, Cat Jimenez. I encourage you all to attend!
We’ll be posting some of our own videos soon from our “Up Close and Personal” encounters with Manny Pacquiao. (Check out our previous blog posts.) In the meantime, here’s a short clip of us in the background for a moment in Episode 3 of HBO’s 24/7 series on the Pacquiao vs. Cotto fight. OK, so it’s blurry and you can’t really tell it’s us, but we WERE there and SO PROUD and honored to be there! It’s not every day that one gets to meet the Pride of the Philippines!
They’re replaying all the episodes tonight to get us all pumped for the fight! If you take a close look you’ll see us in the background during a shot of Buboy Fernandez in the parking lot of the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles… That’s Arlene wearing the orange Team Pacquiao hoodie (given to her… by Buboy himself!) and Ardith is wearing the Barkada(ko) Logo T in gold while our new friend from Team Pacquiao, Roweena Encarnacion, is rockin’ the Barkada(ko) Philippine Flag T in navy… PINOYS UNITE!
Many thanks to our close friend and Barkada(ko) supermodel, Gary Zane, who introduced us to Roweena and got the ball rollin’ so we could get on this Pacquiao Train!