Ecstatic About My Profile Pic

@eileenleyva (20461)
Philippines
November 20, 2020 9:02pm CST
A surprise filled me with joy this morning - a drawing of my picture from an anonymous freelance artist. Why was my picture drawn? Well, the artist promised to draw pictures of donors who gave a minimum amount of PhP 300 for the victims of the calamities. Ain't that great! For a little amount of just three hundred pesos, I have a pretty sketch of me. Hi Hi
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@Cheyee (4047)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
21 Nov
It looks simple, clean, neat and nice.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
From a non-artist, that is a masterpiece of me. Ha ha. Thank you Teti ariani.
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@Cheyee (4047)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
21 Nov
@eileenleyva sometimes I wonder, how people can draw and painting so beautifully.. I guess that's what we called talent.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
@Cheyee There are multiple intelligences: Linguistic Intelligence. Logic Intelligence. Kinaesthetic Intelligence. Spatial Intelligence. Musical Intelligence. Interpersonal Intelligence. Intrapersonal Intelligence. Artistic Intelligence. Natural Intelligence. Spiritual Intelligence Artists have artistic intelligence.
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@florelway (15689)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Nov
I hope he can paint a young Eileen, the face that still lingers in my mind for more than 40 years.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Then I'd probably look like my daughter. Ha ha.
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@florelway (15689)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Nov
@eileenleyva oh yes of course
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
@florelway In this drawing, my daughter said she looks more like a parrot than a hamster that is supposed to be her face. Ha ha.
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@Shavkat (96547)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Can I also have the chance, too?
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
I think the offer is already finished and the artists are back to volunteer packing and bringing relief goods to various baranggays.
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@Shavkat (96547)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@eileenleyva It is fine. If there is no coronavirus, I will have it with the local artist in Tam-Awan Village here.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@Shavkat I like that very much. You can be a poster boy for your local artists. Collaborate. Promote the artists with their sketches of you.
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• Pamplona, Spain
21 Nov
Very lovely drawing of you and that is a very small price to pay indeed.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Three hundred pesos can buy five kilograms of rice which could sustain a family 'arroz sopas' for five days. So yes, that is a measly sum and we have to give more and more. The artist probably drew thousands of pictures because the donations garnered millions. The victims could probably add an egg or a caldo on their soup.
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• Pamplona, Spain
22 Nov
@eileenleyva Food is expensive here on the whole but its enough. I saw a bit of that about the floods on the weatherforecast heart goes out to them.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 A bizarre scenario of people queuing for food all around the world. Food shortage eight months into the pandemia. Reason for the price hike. That is why we are planting our own vegetables in the backyard, at least we could have steamed or sauteed spinach to appease hunger.
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@allen0187 (42895)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Lovely drawing! Plus, the Php300 went to a good cause.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Did you hear, the OVP received millions? WOW! That's the Filipino. We do come to aid when needed. It's a lovely drawing! Ehem.
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@allen0187 (42895)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@eileenleyva it is a lovely drawing because the source material is lovely as well. Heard about the overwhelming support the OVP got. People will help out if they trust the organization handling the funds. Can't say the same for other government agencies.
@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@allen0187 The nasty adversary tried to divert the attention of the people and didn't work. Realized that they attacked the woman who could be their potential downfall. As was written in Genesis: "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Naduwag. Ha ha ha. Oo nga pala, salamat. That's true, the original was lovely. I never dwelt on the facial features before but now I need to acknowledge the beauty bestowed on me. My blessing. And gratefulness is in the heart.
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@id_peace (12952)
• Singapore
22 Nov
Wow. That is nice. Indeed it is great to have a picture for 300 peso.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
I honestly do not know how much artists charge for a picture. The freelance artist who sketched this only offered it to donors. The donations went to the victims of the calamities. This is the artist's way of generating funds. I don't think the artist even received the PhP300.
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@id_peace (12952)
• Singapore
22 Nov
I will personally give him more than that
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@id_peace Yes. The artist is deserving of our support.
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@sophie09 (32765)
• Indonesia
22 Nov
that is amazing!
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
Yes, I also love my comic-like sketch of me.
@sophie09 (32765)
• Indonesia
22 Nov
@eileenleyva thats good, who draw the comic?
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
@sophie09 An anonymous freelance artist.
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@LadyDuck (312887)
• Switzerland
21 Nov
What a great gesture to give you this nice drawing.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
I was really surprised and filled with joy. It's like all the lowly people has expressed also their gratitude and love and I felt it.
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@LadyDuck (312887)
• Switzerland
22 Nov
@eileenleyva This is so true.
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@msdivkar (17893)
• India
21 Nov
Your free hand sketch looks pretty and is good bargain to get such a pretty sketch at a small cost given to charity. Double whammy.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Thank you. It's something one doesn't expect during the disaster situation. All around us are depressing scenes of wretchedness. When the picture came, I was surprised. Then there's a sense of joy that emanated from seeing a sketch of one's self. So, that is how I look from the eyes of an artist.
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@msdivkar (17893)
• India
21 Nov
@eileenleyva Very true.
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@jaboUK (61571)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov
It's a really nice pic, and that artist is doing a very good thing.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
Thank you.
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@thelme55 (57223)
• Germany
21 Nov
It looks good.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Thank you. It's Pinoy free hand.
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@rsa101 (29957)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Was surprised too seeing that picture of yours. It was nice that it has special meaning and you are proud of it.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
I am not a person who constantly look at my reflection in the mirror. I do not find it necessary to do so. I am not so bothered about how I look, and during this pandemic months, I have grown my hair long and keep the strands braided. It was a surprise seeing my image in a sketch. The semblance is there, in a cartoonish way. Then I felt, I do like my reflection. Thank you.
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@prinzcy (8845)
• Malaysia
21 Nov
It's pretty good. And you can donate at the same time too.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
22 Nov
That's how I'd look in comics. Hi Hi. It's a perk and I was surprised.
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@yoalldudes (26509)
• Philippines
21 Nov
This is awesome.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Indeed it is, especially when we never did expect such a kind gesture.
• India
21 Nov
That's a nice sketch. I think these days there are different softwares and apps too which can give nice results.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Am not an artist so I don't search for such tools. But I'm pretty content with my picture.
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@ZedSmart (14062)
• Philippines
21 Nov
That is so nice. And the proceed can go a long way.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Yes, thank you. The proceeds are actually helping a lot of our countrymen.
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@kaylachan (7883)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Nov
Well, that does look nice. Whomever did it, is really good.
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@eileenleyva (20461)
• Philippines
21 Nov
I think so, too. Thank you. Artists are really good. This anonymous artist, I think, is also compassionate.
@GardenGerty (128811)
• United States
22 Nov
Very nice reward for giving to a good cause.
@CarolDM (103754)
• United States
21 Nov
That is very good news for you!