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
- Photoshop collages 9,922 photos, 1,133 members
- Pinoy Kodakeros 25,829 photos, 679 members
- ishism 938 photos, 57 members
- Bench Monday 16,045 photos, 3,932 members
- Shutter Sisters 365 165,031 photos, 2,665 members
- Everyday Matters group 114,237 photos, 4,401 members
- Art - Drawing and Painting 480,643 photos, 17,755 members
- Things I Love Thursdays! 4,908 photos, 1,236 members
- Naturey Crap 93,863 photos, 3,015 members
- Sassy Designs 5 photos, 47 members
- desk thursday 266 photos, 85 members
- all I need is a moment 362 photos, 105 members
- Gorgeous Green Thursday 18,055 photos, 1,963 members
- Flare Fridays 10,810 photos, 1,891 members
- Ishtexture 688 photos, 907 members
- more than a snapshot 26,583 photos, 432 members
- Joyful Simplicities ~ 100,352 photos, 4,396 members
- 10 Things Others Say About You! 24 photos, 115 members
- How to be an Explorer of the World 322 photos, 175 members
- BokehLicious 135,832 photos, 6,100 members
- :10 Things: 6,208 photos, 746 members
- MACROLICIOUS GROUP 76,556 photos, 3,495 members
- 365 Bokeh 10,322 photos, 512 members
- The Best: BRAVO (INVITED images only) 60,375 photos, 7,504 members
- HeartFelt (Post 1, Comment 1) 4,806 photos, 698 members
- Bokeh Wednesday Eve 10,251 photos, 877 members
- Bokeh Wednesday 52,102 photos, 2,883 members
- Amazing Colors [Moderated] (Award/Comment 1) 14,985 photos, 2,866 members
- C2yR 188 photos, 52 members
- A Course in Miracles 173 photos, 254 members
- "FUN" - Flickrs of the United Nations 187,806 photos, 4,101 members
- Protect your photostream! 58 photos, 262 members
- Bon Vivants 313 photos, 20 members
- Pinoy Kodakero Pro 1,865 photos, 92 members
- Scrunched Selfie!! 233 photos, 177 members
- Proud to be Pinoy 25,784 photos, 960 members
- Sky 314,314 photos, 16,166 members
- the skies above 419,879 photos, 24,684 members
- Pictures with Frames (post a max of 5 per day) 80,949 photos, 3,370 members
- NinianLif's texture addicts 25,501 photos, 3,532 members
- I Saw You First- Invited images only, post 1, invite 1 33,861 photos, 13,998 members
- Excellent Flowers 241,749 photos, 9,926 members
- Shutter Sisters 463,409 photos, 12,903 members
- Yellow Flowers 65,648 photos, 12,023 members
- Home Art 8,405 photos, 1,049 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,372,195 photos, 63,322 members
- Canon EOS 40D Users 506,945 photos, 17,772 members
- FOUR SEASONS GROUP 121,654 photos, 5,751 members
- black & blue 3,490 photos, 496 members
- Our Kids' Art 982 photos, 180 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
"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