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About Each One of Us

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The learning process still continues....you win some you lose some. What have I learn so far was to respect each and every one. You can't judge a person....Period!!! Everyone is special in the eyes of God. Meeting different people with different strokes especially during my face painting stint enable me to realized the differences. Thus, there can never be equality...there is only individualities we must learn to embrace.     Here are some of the images these past days...

   Re-learning an almost forgotten painting technique that I used to employ especially for acrylic medium. The Dry-Brush style...









So I Need Focus

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As I've just realized from previous blog that I'm loosing my focus. Of all the thing that an artist can't live without is focus. Without focus you'll never hit the target.     First, I have to seek the expert's advises regarding focus. Okay I guess it would be easy now that we had Google search at our disposal. What I need are some quotes...type: focus + quotes.   “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” -- Brian Tracy
   That would be fine but that's not exactly the verse I need at this instance. It is even tiring also to focus on searching the web. Well I can blame the summer heat again and stagnate without doing something. I don't have to be so harsh on myself.... not everyday is artistically productive sometimes you just need to sit back and relax. 
“Our thoughts create our reality -- where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.” -- Peter McWilliams
   Then I was reminded from past experience which…

A Fleeting Moment....

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Being linear doesn't mean that I have to box myself in traditions.I believe I had something to offer...Would it be necessary to have an eternal mindset? 

   Even if the world will enter it to that phase of great tribulations (are we there yet?) it would be better not to be caught unaware... to still be painting with a positive attitude. I was given those chances before and I still believe that I will be given more opportunities. God will provide! 
   Yah!!! I said that, or declared that more or less just 5 years ago...after I quit my last employment. Brave enough to step up on my own. To be a full-time artisan. There are times that I do worry how to pay those monthly bills without regular paycheck. But hey I'm surviving...and sometimes tempted to go back...    I praise God that He was always there for me. Sometimes I receive too much...more than I could chew.  An in those moment of plenty God reminds me of my past hungers. In those moment of failure God remind me of previous succ…

Visual Manuscript 12.3

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Intentional Moment 12.3 formally started last year which had undergone hopefully its final 3rd revision. This project like that of Whisper to a Scream 6.5;  is intented for public viewing. I'm still thinking of the other visual manuscripts if I will have the guts to show. Well, maybe but obviously it would require some revisions.     I'm still not done with most of the twelve art journals...but I am working on them simultaneously. Anyway, you can not hurry a moment of Realizationism--they just came in mysterious ways. The randomness of ideas doesn't always flow as expected. But I always remind myself to be inspired. I can will myself to be inspire...to push myself to create. Even when I'm full to the brim with work loads. I  must create at least an artwork a day. Doodling or pasting...it is all part of the process.     So this 12th manuscripts is called Intentional Moment...meaning it had to be intentional or something like that. Intending the moment to happen the way I …
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In spite of the list of projects and events I still need to paint things that my heart  dictates. My purpose and calls. I don't have that luxury for now...I need to support my family too. 
   Sketches just to stay in tune...





and finally it came...

Revising also my 12th Visual Manuscript "Intentional Moment 12.3"


plenty of spare time to think and re-think





Hot Hot Summer

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The other day I heard that it's the Philippine's all time hot weather since 1968. Most of the people around me are either coughing or sneezing. I was at Jar's Resort in Sta. Rosa that day and truly the sun was like an oven burning my dermis. Fortunately I was placed by the party organizer at the veranda overlooking the pool. 

   I had some schedule that keeps me occupied...even if I'm chilling due to fever... cough and cold...the show must go on as they say. I think I caught this when I was at Santa Rosa Estate...once again on the pool area...2 or 3 kids directly sneeze on my face while doing their temporary tattoo. I was a little bit anxious since most of these kids were foreigner. What if they happen to be in China these past few weeks? 

   I heard a new strain of Bird Flu virus from China. Which remind me to blog on Wisdom of a Fool.      I even had a job on Elijah's 14th Birthday...