My official website here:
Hello, friends. Welcome to my flickr website.
It's me, Chiqui. Or Kat. Or Mamarazzi.
I am a Filipino living in Toronto and a mommy to three most amazing young children ages 10, 8 and 6, who light up my world.
and married to a gorgeous man who is my life partner and life teacher. ;)
Us in 2007
Us in 2009
I love taking photos. I've loved it since my little hands could hold a Pentax camera (my dad's in the 70's) I love documenting life in all its wonder so much so that I've decided to go pro with it.
Samples from my new biz are here: www.katshots.com
I love drawing and painting, too. Here's one of my latest ~
and journals ~
and singing! Oh, how I love SINGING. I did it professionally for a decade, from 1990 to 2000. I have that one hit wonder that was How Did You Know. ;p if you'd care to listen.
i enjoy making slideshows such as this ~
and this ~
Photos in the slideshow are courtesy of my dearest friends over at the Pinoy Kodakeros Group on flickr.
i live to create things with my hands which are extensions of my heart ~
our latest Halloween creations:
a previous clay creation ~
and coffee (with chocolate!) ~
I have been a flickr member since 2005 and here's my first-ever upload from Oct, 2005, a testament for my love for trees and nature. Yup, that's me, the tree-
humping hugging mama! :D
I am blessed by flickr's online community in terms of learning more about photography, art and life in general. I am thankful to the point of feeling overwhelmed for the many friendships I've made and continue to keep here.
I am an artist. I live to create art. It is my true joy and my life's passion. Proof below of how I simply loved to create from age 2...those are my dad's writing pens in my teeny tiny hands which I used to draw my kiddie masterpieces.
Come by anytime and comment often. I love the happy noise of it! ;) Testimonials are nice, too, if you're moved to write one.
Grateful for your visit, today and always. Peace!
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein
The Happy©Joy Project
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- Things I Love Thursdays! 4,781 photos, 1,210 members
- Naturey Crap 94,719 photos, 2,980 members
- Sassy Designs 5 photos, 45 members
- desk thursday 256 photos, 85 members
- all I need is a moment 352 photos, 104 members
- Gorgeous Green Thursday 18,525 photos, 1,965 members
- Flare Fridays 10,979 photos, 1,922 members
- Ishtexture 676 photos, 885 members
- more than a snapshot 27,106 photos, 419 members
- Joyful Simplicities ~ 99,308 photos, 4,326 members
- 10 Things Others Say About You! 24 photos, 115 members
- How to be an Explorer of the World 322 photos, 172 members
- BokehLicious 143,013 photos, 6,193 members
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- Yellow Flowers 66,734 photos, 12,081 members
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- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,363,331 photos, 64,802 members
- Canon EOS 40D Users 501,749 photos, 17,540 members
- FOUR SEASONS GROUP 120,725 photos, 5,715 members
- black & blue 3,437 photos, 490 members
- Our Kids' Art 1,233 photos, 186 members
"Kat is a constant inspiration and I am always in amazement of her various talents...through the lens, through a song, a lyric, words, or drawing ... with pure love for her family she seems to put it all together effortlessly. I come to her stream when I need a little joy there's always a gift awaiting and an inspiration to draw from. Thank you Kat for always sharing from the heart."
March 22nd, 2010
"Hi sis! Thank you for being a wonderful Flickr friend! One of the nicest and friendliest person I've met! Her Images are great and we are hoping to see more of them! Keep it up!
Thank you for the faves and comments and visits in my streams.
God bless always!"
November 15th, 2009
Baron von Beerfest says:
"Former-pop-star-turned-photographer-super-mom Kat takes beautiful images of her beautiful red, pink and blue kids. It is a privilege to be able to catch glimpses into their family life. Kat is also highly creative when it comes to other areas in photography... she can make ice look like something else completely! I am honored to have Kat as a Flickr friend. One day, I shall sit in one of those breakfast chairs... I hope."
January 16th, 2008
obsolete voyage says:
"Kat has to be one of the sweetest people on flickr.
Thank You for all your complements.
October 25th, 2007
"Kat's photostream overflows with charm, honesty, intelligence, fun, joy and love! As if that wasn't enough, this supermom articulates -- and boy, can she articulate! -- words that grab you and make you go, "Wow!"
You'll laugh with her, cry with her, hug her beautiful kids with her and join her in the good-natured and delicious mischief of taking pictures of newlyweds' feet!"
January 23rd, 2007
"I' m so glad to meet Kat on Flickr.She is a Great mother,beautiful,warm,sweet,kind...
I'm greatly happy to see her photographs.I can feel her happiness and her colorful life.This is really so wonderful family,3 sweet kids are so loving,they are her precious treasures!God bless them forever.
dear,kat,you are my dear friend forever.thanks to sharing them with us.*hugs* :)"
October 31st, 2006
"Sol, Oona and Joshim are such lucky children to have Kat as their mother, to love and guide them through their lives. She has documented precious life moments for them with such creativity and passion and one day they are going to be so grateful for these photographic memories, these little gems. All you have to do is look at Kat’s stream and you easily can see the multi-talented, fun loving, warm, gracious person that she is. Oh, and I can’t forget the fact that she is a PS wizard as well.
Kat, one of my first flickrpals has a wonderful spirit and is a warm, caring individual. Through her photographs you can see that she has a natural photographic eye, is creative with her compositions and takes soulful, sometimes ‘gigilesque’ images. To boot, this woman used to be in showbiz!! ……One day I would love to hear her belt out a tune!"
October 25th, 2006
- Chiqui Pineda-Azimi
- October 2005
- Toronto, Canada
- I am:
- Female and Taken