I cant recollect exactly how this all started. Now I have two Face Book albums and Face Book Album II of sketches of Face Book lady friends. I know for a while it was fun when playing Zinga Poker to request a pretty photo be your buddy. After a time I had a number of smashing photos of Lovely Indonesian and Filipina poker players. I had always been a fan of Asian women and one of my first and most important friends (real life lover) was a Japanese beauty, I had always had some artistic talent, and always tried to sketch my lady friends. So I started to Sketch some of the Indonesian ladies and published on Red Bubble. I got pretty good with a technique I perfected and a Chinese artiest Gal on Red Bubble commented on my collection of Asian women sketches. I offered to sketch her, and she sent me a lovely photo which I sketched.
|Red Bubble Artist|
The concept of an album of Asian lady sketches was never an intentional objective, I was just randomly sketching my Poker Buddies. What did happen is that to gain access to pictures of these ladies I needed to request Face Book friendship. This opened up to me a broad tapestry of face Book that I hadn't originally understood. The concept of fake profiles. People began to identify some of my poker buddies as Andriana Lima and Megan Fox and others.
|Bio||Dominic J. Melfi|
2007-1988 Promotions Unlimited Corporation,
1988 Installed Honeywell DPS6 and wrote all business software
1992 trained staff 5 programmers.
1993 Installed PC Network 250 PCs
Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Windows 2003, SQL Server
1994 Designed and implemented BB site www.promot.com
1988-1975 Data Force Incorporated,
Information Technology Consultant
Installed and programmed Honeywell DPS6 systems
Designed and programmed Doctor registry system
Oylmpia fields hospital.
1975-1969 Data Force Incorporated,
Serviced various clients in Chicago area
Consulted on office procedures.
IBM 360 COBOL systems..
1969–1959 Continental Can Company Chicago Illinois
Supervised IBM data center
1965–1963 United States Army
Fort Wadsworth Staten Island NY
Supervised data center II Corps, 1st Army reserve center
I am retired and have a lot of time, to play poker and to sketch. So when I play poker I "buddy" many of the gals I play with, then I find them on Face Book and befriend them, which most of the time you need to do to get access to their photos. It does have a slight tinge of stalking to it, and sometimes it feels a little embarrassing. But a large percentage add me, I suppose they look at my profile and see my art and other entries and pass me for those reasons.
Many of my Poker Buddy lady friends are bad poker players and beg for chips all the time. What I have found out more than once, is that my pretty friend was a fraud and actually a guy who trolled behind the pretty face to beg for chips. A couple of times they got to like me so much they confessed on their own. Eventually, I got a little smarter, I noticed how real individuals almost never took very many good photos with sharp focus. I began to question when there were impeccably focused professional looking shots.
But still, it didnt matter too much to me, if there was a photo somewhere there was a women behind it and sketching it was still ok. One thing did bother me a lot, a few times you would find a very young girl posing behind a sexy photo, it dosnt take long to figure that out. Some young gals have a face book clique of phony pictures and a phony network of friends. I worry about them a little. Now I always try to ascertain who is real and not. You can see a pattern in their friends and likes. I have a few young friends and try to be a positive influence.
So I still have a few mysterious friends who I haven't Identified, some who love me dearly for a few poker chips.
But during this time I have made a number of friends. It is a phenomenon that couldn't happen any other way except on a social network. I am 69 years old, and in reality 20-40 year old ladies wouldnt associate with me. There just isn't anyway to make that connection. Even if you met, the initial barriers would prevent developing any extended social intermingling.
I have 20 year old Indonesian friends who call me Uncle, Filipinas call me Lolo (grandfather). Islam Muslim ladies I would never think of having as friends.
I had two friends from Afghanistan, one male one female (I think) when I asked them anything about Afghanistan they told me they done discuss it on the internet. That was a solemn moment for me, In the USA such guarded thinking is reserved for bank robbers, I called her My Afghan princess and she called me Hero.
My first sketch wasnt an Asian lady, it was this young gal
I never befriended her or talked to her, she is so young that I felt it would not be appropriate, but she was so lovely I had to sketch her, she is a poker buddy, and when I see her down in chips I send her a few. Others do too, I have seen that. Maybe she isnt real. I hate to think that. But somewhere this angelic girls exists. Often I wonder if she is as good inside as outside. I pray that is so. She is Scandinavian VIKING.
I am not going to get too specific about my lady friends but in general terms I will relate my experiences.. In a few cases I have captured segments of chat and may include those where appropriate.
to be continued