THOUGHTS AND SKETCHES
For a while, I would just settle in some kind of a corner where thoughts and sketches rule, coming as it were from ideas that predominate the times no matter how unrealistic it may seem. It’s the world of caricature.
…and this is where I conduct my regular cartoon activities which resulted in the following:
Effective January, 2017 I stopped smoking. It took me four months to determine if my decision to stop was permanent. And precisely because my cough has not ceased disturbing my concentration in arts and literature, even in my reading sessions and contemplation, I readily gave up smoking. And voila! my cough stopped too.
A copied caricature version of Charlie Chaplain, my Tatay’s favorite actor.
Commissioned artwork by Mike Marasigan, a topnotch journalist and media organizer.
HOLY COUPLE, Will and Joanie Feurstein, prison volunteers.
After retirement, I have to reinvent myself into someone I wished before to be—a craftsman.
Rodolfo Diamante, Executive Director, CBCP Episcopal Commission on Prisoners Welfare. He recently retired but was taken in as volunteer consultant of CBCP. His exposure in prison volunteer program extended further since the late 70s at the National Penitentiary.
Ely Cirujales, Letran alumnus,formerly an administrative staff of Letran Alumni Association, spent a great part of his career in the Middle East. After years as OFW, he retired as an accomplished administrator of a private firm and returned back to his home province in Albay, Bicol Region.
Romy Limarag, former Bucor Auditor—a commissioned artwork.
Daniel Bassig, a classmate in Letran College. After graduation, he applied and was employed as US Navy serviceman. Just like me, he is also a retiree but has chosen USA as his permanent residence.
Oscar Carreon, my elementary classmate, retired as a marketing man in a private firm and stayed with his family in Cainta, Rizal. He was raised in Molave, Project 3, Quezon City and eventually transferred to his present residence. He is one of my two active boy elementary classmate in Facebook.
My retirement home in Panabo City.
I also dabble in portrait sculpture. I could a subject in two hours only to discover that in USA, portrait busts are done through laser technology and in minutes! My interest waned.
Doc Celing. His biographical sketch is published under “Dr. Cecilio Penson” at http://www.philippineprisons.com
Jose Maria (Joel V) Villanueva, former DENR Asec during Cory Aquino administration, my former Peso-a-Year consultant when I was still active in the Prison service. He taught me the rudiments of using the computer in the mid 90s. His biographical sketch is published under “Joel Villanueva” at philippineprisons.com.
Christopher Woolcock, a renowned Australian artist who organized an Arts Workshop in New Bilibid Prison as part of his prison volunteer crusade. His toy horse is a standout among the rich sector of his town in Australia.
ABS is Anthony B. Sasin, presently Chairman of Anflocor,the mother firm that includes several companies like Tadeco and Damosa.
MJ Maranion, travel writer, gave my cyberspace work a domain of its own: philippineprisons.com.
Dr. Benevito Fontanilla is a medical officer of the Bureau of Corrections. He is also one of Metro Manila’s topnotch Anesthesiologist.