Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Received More Life Now

Perception as I've said is a learned phenomenon. We perceived things according to what we have learned either base on experiences or someone telling us. We know it's red because they told us it is red. But what if you grew up and the elders telling you red is called blue?
   We use our perceptions in recognizing and judging is reality according to us. Our Life. Everything that appears or disappears from our senses must undergo the path towards, inwards, and outwards our perceptions. All is subjected to what we believe. Like TIME.    

Longer Times for Children 
   Time is also subject to perception, and that is the reason it seems to move slower for children and faster for adults. Do you remember how long the summer used to last?
   Now does a 24 hours we have per day gradually changed when we grow older? Summer actually does last longer from a child's perspective. Actually awareness enable us to focus on every moment, not just a single moment but every passing moment... the more aware you are, the slower time travels, because each moment contains more life. 
   As we get older, our attentions are now divided into many things. Our focus are dissected into what to eat, what to wear, where to rest, or what to blog or share on Facebook....
   You receive less life, and time moves faster from your perspective and experience. Unknowingly you consume life more faster but cherish very few.

   A child receives more of life, because they don't have the worry about tomorrow yet...they live in the moment. And when they expect or look forward to upcoming events or surprises they took it as something that will surely happen and they never look forward to anything negative like there's a coming typhoon or payment for bills. Their mind has not completely taken over their life yet.
The Lost World
What planet is this? Is this the same planet when you were still a young child? Did God deduct 4 or 6 hours to the former clock you used? 
   The world you saw as a child is still here; you just cannot see it anymore. The world did not change; you changed. You became less aware. Kids still see it.
   When you change your perceptions, and focus on the Truth you become more aware again, and you will see life like you did then. Soon you will be able to see life better than a child sees it or any animal has ever seen it. 
   You will see the real world.
   “Know thy self,” Socrates said. Who are you? You are mind, body, and soul. In most cases, adult live their life on the mind-self and body-self mode. Some even live on either one of the two. They have often or ignorantly forget their most important nature...the spiritual self. 
"For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth." -- John 4:24
   Now if God tell us that we should worship in spirit, therefore we are a spiritual being too. Maybe its about time that we focus once again to our spiritual self the way we use to be as a child. 

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.--Matthew 18:3

   What Jesus means here is that we put on the same qualities we have as a child. Listed below are some of the qualities we must re-acquire according to the Bible, as we stay focus on this renewed perception by daily reading God's word (asking for Spiritual guidance and truly seeking God with love) we will little by little grew up and discover where the Kingdom of God is.  
   Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.--Matthew 18:4
   Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,--1 Perer 2:2
 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.--1 Cor. 14:20
   There will be more discussion on this topic, as part of my Realizationism Art, as I've told you before hand that I can not separate my artworks from my faith in The God of the Bible. So, to learn more, if you feel these does not violate your faith, you can visit my other blog: The Armor of God for more in depth study on the Word of God.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Updating myself

We have to make clear some latest changes that occurred between my two visual journals that I have inter-changeably misrepresented from previous blogs. These two manuscripts are undergoing a total make over they are Stolen Moment and A Whisper to a scream. In fact, this two books came from many changes they are now called Stolen Moment 7.4 and A Whisper to a Scream 6.4…that means both had undergone 4 editing. These are important since I am finalizing my collections and hopefully won’t make anymore reconstructions or total overhauling. I have very little time left…
   Still, the aim of Stolen…is the instant images sprouting from my pulse while Whisper…is more on my literary directions. As I’ve said before, all my manuscripts were actually a constellation of work reflecting my personal experiences and reactions. Thus, it is irrelevant whether certain item actually belong here or there…the important thing is that they are real.  Both collections will be further scrutinized for finalizations. The rest of the manuscripts will remain as it is…I hope.
   On this note, I would like to announce that I just started another visual manuscript—untitled yet but the aim is for exhibitions or to be distributed. Aside from that being the 9th I also have another project hanging on my head that I cannot squeal at this time, just in case someone robs the idea.
   I will keep you posted in the near future and in the meantime I’m going to be very busy with these entire goals I am setting for myself. I needed this….
   Here are the covers…

Ooops I have no cover for A Whisper to a Scream at this time...

   By the way some blogs too became almost identical especially with regards to my arts and faith…now maybe I should resolve this issue too for easier life on me. 
   At this stage...of life...I feel I have to make some clear road maps. I mean most of my visual journals/manuscripts might just end up to where they junk. Nothing is ever too late...and I will have to make some final pasting and wrapped-up some book to be dispatch. They can't just stay on my cabinet and rot...they have to travel the world. 
   On days to come...err one of this very few'll see at least 2 VM on the scene for exhibitions. I better stop loving my work so much and let go of them... 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What happen to After Image 8.2 now?

where is After Image now? 
   I think I made that promise to update my readers on this visual manuscripts...well I am but I guess it was not made clear. Since lately I've been making more concise and organized blogging by re-mastering my blogs, I think its about time to put you back on track what has become to this online visual book-making experience.
   Let me see, where did I stopped? The latest post with the label After Image was Answered Prayer via Coincidences  in August. There are three images on it that you can find on this book...

Altered Peace (pp.17)
Lost in Translations (pp.14)

   If you notice there were skips on the pages, that's how I work sometimes...I let go of a certain work if I feel I have another idea popping on my head. Well, sometimes I have to redirect my thoughts if I feel the work is going nowhere or bound to fail. That does not mean either that I will not continue the piece, it will have to undergo a process all over again, not necessarily on the same direction as the original intent. That is to resolved the mistake or lost mood in finishing the projects.
   Sometimes the page will remain untouched for a time until I decide what to do with it...and by the way I also pre-plan on a piece, meaning I add in advance detail I want for that upcoming work.
   I do not want to bask on wasted energies nor waste energy so I keep all my work even if they are not satisfactory on my standard...that is the basic motto of Realizationism-- to solve and re-solve an experience. 
   There are cases too that I have to totally remove a page if I feel it has not serve its purpose or it will be better somewhere this sketch of Heidi Riego below that I decided to pull out for future framing and presentations. 
   A piece that might go with the same fate like the said portrait, is a work that can be found on page 6 and it is The Naked Truth; which is also followed by an untitled landscape on page 7. Both work seems asking me to be pulled out and frame...Oh this remind me also of a Self-Portrait (at the end of the day) which is out on sale.
   Still needing additional item on it's right side is this sketch using a violet color pencil...what right word to share or another image? Time can tell. 
   Nineteen pages reach at this time (with those pages in-between that was not yet done or decided...) The last one is "Poetic intentions" which I have executed in the manner I use to employ around 10 years ago. I will discuss this style on future blog...

Poetic Intentions (pp.19)

To follow my post regarding the visual manuscript After Image 8.2 use the label keyword After Image


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Summon those inspiration

Applying what I've been discussing on this blog I made these two featured portraits to achieved the state of inspiration....

detail from After Image 8.3 (pp.16)
 Like what God experience after He worked for 6 days and made the Sabbath and enjoyed His own creation I also said "It is good." and then I wrote a blog on in on Wisdom of a Fool with this following words:

Since yesterday I've been trying to get inspired...I did not waited but created my inspirations. I pick a color pencil  and chose this time the manuscript "Stolen Moment" make as an ignition work as usual. Yes, these are what I called ignition pieces or I can build up a confidence or to be exact summoning enough energy to paint a thematic work.   The usual process start with a couple of doodles and then sketch process until images are form...but it does not always appear as I wanted too...there are times when frustrations hit me. But I always, no I mean never discard them totally since they will still provide source for future explorations...Why portrait of women? It's the easiest connection I can do at this moment...but it is not always the case, I also browse and add items on my visual diaries for boost...often simultaneously....

   I think in a few hours or day I will have new inspiration coming. A painting worth sharing.