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I am a graphic designer by profession. I don't know how I ended up being one. My kids' illustrations and artworks are better than mine. Maybe God intended that I study Fine Arts in college so I can meet my good-looking classmate who later on became my hubby. We are blessed with two kids who I guess took after us, artists in their own right. This blog may not always present our works but it's all about the life of four artists, two professionals and two budding.

Here are other facts about me:

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Personal Savior years ago. And because of that faith, I was able to survive life's challenges knowing that God is helping me and always with me every step of the way.

I am temporarily living here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with my family, believing that we will be safe here as long as we abide in Him and follow this country's laws.

I love cakes, muffins and anything pastry but never had the chance to learn baking. Inspired by my friends who post their culinary successes on FB, I know I will learn that in the near future I will bake more (Yes, I started baking and I'm trying to learn!) and maybe, post them here!

I love traveling. Even on a tight budget. I always believe in the adage: if there's a will, there's a way. I wish to travel to at least five Middle East countries while in Saudi Arabia and hopefully some other countries from other continents someday!

Romantic comedy is my favorite movie genre. I fell in love with Ireland in my favorite movie, Leap Year.

I have few friends. But they're all true.

I love taking pictures of anything and everything I find beautiful using my mobile phone's camera, my DSLR, or my digicam. If only photography is allowed here in the kingdom, I would've taken more pictures.

My high school classmates thought I would end up being a Fashion Designer because I used to draw and design clothes. I almost took up Architecture when I reached college but realized (thank God!) that Fine Arts is my first love. My love for designing clothes was put into practice when I designed my own wedding dress.

If God would give me another talent, I would ask for a singing voice. I am the most vocally-challenged person you will know.

To get in touch with me, please email me at eppalacios26 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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