Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Letter from France Embassy

There we're mixes of emotions when I open the inbox of my email. The loading time was teasingly very slow. To expect too much could be very disappointing and yet I hope beyond hoping. A prestigious show like this is that one big break I've been looking for....
   After I've sent that email Sept 26 with my entry I have various images floating on my brain. What if it was rejected.... no answer means nothing. It could make or break you. 

   The first thing I've check on the net was that result when Sept 29 came. I was breaking between jubilation and tears. The heading was enough to make me jump for joy. 

Congratulations Mr. Ymas!
The Embassy of France to the Philippines in partnership with the Alumna of AIM Managing the Arts 7 would like to invite you to exhibit your work: Aftermath, The Unheard Notices in the climate change themed show entitled “Map for Climate”. The exhibition will run from Oct. 5-10, 2015 with an artist reception on Oct. 6th at 6pm.

   I was so over-excited that I immediately share that on my FB status. ☺ Beyond words and a shaky feeling because rare moment like this never comes to often in my life after all the series of low times in my art life. I happily announce it to Bhel and the kids even if I haven't fully read the entire content of the email. 
   God you're so marvelous and great. I was literally down on my knees, laughing on my heart and crying on my mind. Finally, I've proven something to myself that I am truly good at what I'm doing. If I didn't make it, perhaps I would bask again in sorrows and self-doubt. 
    Yet, there it is.... I AM IN. 
   It was said that everyone in this world deserve at least a minute (or hours) of fame in his lifetime..... This was the very first time that I get more than 50 comments of congratulatory note on Social media... way too low to be popular I know, but these really mean so much to me. More that 150 Likes after 23 hours that I've posted it. I feel so blessed I have friends who appreciate my success. 

   Well, I can already call it a success just by being there at the venue. 

Archivo1984 Gallery from October 5 to 10, 2015. An artist reception will also take place on October 6, 2015, Tuesday, 6:00pm at the same gallery.

     So someone said I'm already a Brand name. That sounds cool. But let me stay humble please. In fact, I don't want to reply too much cause they might think I am bragging too much. 

   But after the news, it was a sleepless night.... songs and memories playing on my head. The anguish and pain...the joy and triumph... A surreal feelings all through out the day... it could launch me to places.... scared yet positive. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015


I re-collect moment and not just images. The usual randomness and sporadic thoughts which spontaneously occur on my mind.  

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Into Charcoal

   I was commissioned to remake this photo (below) into a new painting.... and for two days now I'm still staring at it.....

The drawing skills of Zander is improving.... 

Late bloomer as an artist, Elijah is still very much focus on Anime and Manga stuff.... but I was surprise he can play some fabulous chords on his guitar. 

and as usual Elyona's surreal abstraction or whatever....

Honing my charcoal lately.....

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Focus Whatever The Causes and Results

The sidewalk artist that went viral around two months ago had her solo exhibit at A Space Manila gallery in Greenbelt Makati. Her name is Jhalanie Matuan, an Ilongga...and speaking of someone from Bacolod, I've finally met the one I called as my Mother (nanay) in Art, Joan Honoridez there at the above said exhibition. 

Nanay Joan interviewing Jhalanie

with Sunny Candare and Neil Balimbing

   Signs of aging, too early cause i really didn't caution myself, I thought I would be different...and now the realization* once again that I'm just as normal as anybody else. 
another one for June Bride, Ma'am

   Finally able to play Tanki again, a relief since I can't see No purpose on the daily routine despite being Liked, well love and respected....My mind is fragmented and feeling dizzy most of the time...literally. 

   Elijah is now getting the hand of his guitar; he can now play some tunes. Zander is taking his drawing seriously... and quite improving too. 

   It's good to have a purpose driven life....but not all purpose end in success. Setting up goals and plans are good but it is much better if your actions are fail-proof. 

   The more you do actions that lead to success, the more success you experience.

I can still dream, just wait and see.... 

A New Blog for My Art

Some people think life is unfair....well maybe....for the time being. 
I may not continue the Art in focus blog since I've already started a new blog Title: Fher Ymas Art Archives, there you will see my finish art pieces for my possible collectors to browse. 

My internet connection isn't cooperating again so I wasn't able to give updates here, as well as the New title I'm working with. Would probably be updating you next time....

Sir Armar resigned his administrative position is 4S. But he still will remain a member. Why? I almost knew the answer... 
and as for me I am seeing the Realization  that, like Master JJ all must come to its acceptance. The limelight has faded. Although I'm barely just starting a life, I knew this will be all worth the try.