Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Double-Edged Sword and The Pursuit of Purity

Matthew 16:27For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

ogether with the increase of knowledge, there will also be an increase of lies and 
deceit. People who takes heed to seducing spirits....interpreting the Word of God for their own convenience. 
Remove all the vanities and personal interest in reading the Holy Scriptures and you shall understand that God's message was all very simple. Accept it as a little child with no hidden agenda whatsoever, just like a love-letter from your Father, who after all would not want to confuse you along with too much Theologies or Churchianities. 
I have never been more convicted in my sins after realizing that everything is merely all about how we live our life. We will answer God by the Life we lived on judgement day and that made me more afraid because after all, I have been very bad....
God's word is truly a double-edged sword.

   As I looked into my situation as an artist, it seems just a turning wheel of ups and a lot of times mostly money slips very easily...Now I knew that the pursuit of Wealth is actually "evil".... but Realist would say "We need to save for the future...." 
How much savings? Just how much is enough? 
When we place anything above or before God it is actually idolatry. 

I know in my heart that I am not a good person... 
Do you think I will really go to Heaven by all the knowledge that I have acquired? No, even if they were the "correct" path or understanding I still failed if I haven't done what God expected of me...and that is to Love others. 

  • Everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. (1 John 2:29)
  • Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. (1 John 3:4)
  • Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7)
  • Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. (1 John 5:1)
  • Everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning. (1 John 5:18)
    • No one who denies the Son has the Father. (1 John 2:23)
    • No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. (1 John 3:6)
    • No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. (1 John 3:9)

This explains another folly of casual, non-serious churchianity: the folly of thinking we can pursue impure lives, while planning to repent at the end, and thus escape hell at the last minute. This is folly because a lifetime of impurity will have clouded the lens of the soul so badly that it is highly unlikely that suddenly Jesus will appear beautiful at the end. On the contrary, he will probably appear terrifying as you die, and a lifetime of impure preferences for other things above him will probably leave you hardened like Esau (Hebrews 12:17), not tender like the thief on the cross (Luke 23:43).

The pursuit of purity now, not in the hour of your death, is the mark of a true Christian. It is not an optional mark. It is necessary: Everyone — not some, buteveryone — who hopes to see God, and be pure in his presence forever, purifies himself as he is pure — now (1 John 3:3).  (Source)

These pleasure seeking, pursuit of popularity or fame... 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Like a Melting Candle

I don't think I can go on anymore...the struggling....even my physical self is already waxing down...draining...faltering....
My shoulder and blades are lumping like a huge rock weighing me digestive track must have been weakening now....

Once in my life I was full of great they were simply nothingness....vain...even if I had an upcoming show in Baguio City on a classy hotel. But my visions are no more on the fame...but only for the love of painting...perhaps, on its purest form now....yet you know, it would be much better if I can sustain the supplies to create more artwork. 

Trapped in a trampoline of nothingness... 

Monday, August 29, 2016

But I'm Not Complaining

Why do I have to experience dying more than once? My rescues were nothing short of a I have to pick up some lessons there or just leave it to my actual bad habits or synchronization of decisions that I had made?
It was not shortcoming when you did all your best....or did I? Well it just that now I am returning to that event of my Near-death...or decay of soul....or recollections....
It's gonna take awhile to regain the strength once again....and now you know that you are a failure....and maybe the art world was never really meant for me. 

Losing is indeed a heartbreaking experience....especially when you expected too much. When I've reach MOA and immediately felt there was No joyful vibration as I've reach the Music Hall. I can only imagine my fear...the shame...the promises that will be broken....and the happy lines that I had memories. 
The consequences is too huge for me because the people who trusted me will not believe again...I would have to convince them again because I know that I will never give up....I wont....hopefully....
But I've come into a conclusions...a lesson learned about acceptance and admission of nothingness...of pride which can not go away....the vanities. 

Am I vain? Where do I go now?  

   Even the portrait commission is still on the hanging end....lost interest on it....just wanna get rid of it now 'coz it's occupying space in my nook. 
God my smoking is uncontrollable and has become very very consuming to my limited resource. I could have just saved them. 
I've been experience muscle cramps for many days now on my legs and my ligaments were always turning wax or loosing its energies.... 

Why would I be afraid? I've seen how God supported me in every ways He could....but it was just that I can not prove to Him that I'm worth the attention. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Common Sense of Truth and Vanities of Religions and Non-Religions

What makes the truth very difficult to accept is when it stands against what you have spent a lifetime being told and what you have spent a lifetime believing.-- JPW

Yes it is true, you don't Need Religion to be saved. Yet this is No License for you not to join God fearing groups or in laymen's language a Church...Because Pride and Worldly Education can corrupt the mind and soul. Religious leaders may have vanities and conservative point of view toward their Faith or churches...BUT we still need someone to remind, guide, and councel us...Too much freedom can spoil the flesh.

Yes, I don't have religion nor count myself very religious but I still attend church services. Simply because the evidence for a Creator is so very Real and abundant. I don't Have enough Faith to be an Atheist!!! 

I don't exactly need to believe what the Pastor said to the dot....but I listen, and sometimes obey and don't forget COMMON SENSE....Because there is a much Dangerous world outside these churches....The Street's teaches Faith, Hope, and Love the worldly way.... and history can attest that they all have failed. 

Let us not replace our Faith and Love for God as an idea of our very own Vanities.

Theologies are too complicated for me to fact, we don't need to be politically correct as a God believer. Going to heaven is not how many Bible verses you have memorizes or how many Quran's teaching you have kept. Nor how many offering you have put in the box. 

The fact is, Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, even Isaac and Ishmael have NO Religion. But they were all called Righteous in God's eye. 

But seek ye First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. Where was that Rock that Christ Jesus build? Where is that Kingdom? Are you sure you will hear the shepherds voice when He calls? 

If you can not answer those question, join a religion...better yet search God.  

ALL Religions (except cult groups) whether Jewish, Muslim, Christians, Hindu, Buddhist ..if they SINCERELY seek with all their hearts will know The Way, The Truth, and The Life...Take away all the rituals and man-made insertions of these Religions and you will find Christ exactly where you are. "Knock and the door will be open" A Jewish child does not need to be a Christian nor a Muslim to be Jewish to be Save. 
The truth is, even an ATHEIST will know how to reach GOD even if they don't intend or believe in Him. 
But your Religion will cry: "Wait Jesus is the only way!" 
Have you ever really read that verse in Context?
   First, understand that Jesus is a Transliteration of Joshua or to be exact Yeshua or some variations since Name can be flexible too. (Like Robert sometimes called Bob or Bert. I hope you are getting what I mean.)
   So if you say, that "in Jesus name" you shall be save; receive Holy Spirit; shall be healed; know the truth;  etcetera then that is absolutely inaccurate since 2,000 years ago the man you call Jesus never existed! There was no Letter J in the Hebrew nor Greek alphabet.  
   Perhaps, the Jesus you are referring to is He, THE Son of God in the flesh, the part of the Elohim, the Christ (Savior) who dwelleth among us and chose to be call "Yeshua" as his human name. He was The Alpha and Omega, He was the Word made flesh, who was in fact also know as Emmanuel, does His name matter? Maybe, but that has never been His name....
   Okay Yeshua (or Jesus, if you still insist) may have said these: "I am the way, the truth and the life..." now read carefully the next line "...No man, can come to The Father except by (through) ME." Aha, yes, it is not Through my Name. (John 14:6) 
   Christ was saying here that, it is His Nature as a God Elohim, the spoke-person, which we must Follow. It could also be The Truth, The Way, and the Life of Jewish, Muslims, Buddhist, or Hindu...these was not exclusive to Christians for He was The God of all mankind.     

   That is exactly what Jesus/Yeshua meant because on Judgement day He will Do "No Harm" to those who have live a good and Peaceful Life even if they have not heard of Him.
Take away the vanities of Sects and Denominations who claimed joining their Ranks will guarantee your Ticket to Heaven. 

Have a Holy Fear.... to Someone beyond your imagination or Logic. Know also, that You can Not exactly Know God. He is not of this world...or dimensions...

It is much better than a Philosopher who rationalized that Life is explainable through his limited experience and mind. Again, I don't have enough faith and courage to be an Atheist. 

The meaning is kept well when you asked it in Filipino "Sino ang mga tunay na pinaghaharian ng Diyos?"

Be born again...Not the religious way but the Spiritual way. You teaches the Law and the saying of the prophets and yet have not clearly understand this simple truth. 

Buddah has taught you to be born again, Hindu your Karma teaches you the right and wrong....and Allah taught you Muslims to read the Scriptures of Moses and the Prophets. 

I, a Christian is telling you these.....

Remove all the Human inventions you have added in your religions and you will know that God has equally distributed the Truth, The way, and The Life....

Oh but you will NOT because you have already "embrace" the IDOLS you carved in your own imaginations. 

Here is my question to your Ministers "Will Jesus throw into Hell a Non-Christian baby?" 

In fact, a baby has no choice on what religion he will be born into. But your religion will require you of baptism to be save. For Membership, for money, or for True concerns? 

To be Politically or Scripturally accurate in ANY Religions can actually make it MORE difficult for you to be save.

Hebrew 8:10 states...
"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:"

 1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.

Hebrews 10:16
"This is the covenant I will make with them after those days, says the Lord. I will put My Laws in their hearts and inscribe them on their minds."

1 Kings 8:58
that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, which He commanded our fathers.
Psalm 37:31
The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
Psalm 40:8
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."
Jeremiah 24:7
'I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.

Common Sense is so very Common they barely uses it.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tablet of Our Hearts

I was just amaze reading the Scripture earlier...Perhaps, well maybe the technology we are enjoying now were also shown to The Prophets...just like the Tablet handed by Angels to Daniel, Enoch, or John for example...they have moving images, they can scroll into it and browse future events. It has loud audio just like thunders too. 

In fact Enoch descriptions of the 'Tablet" given to him have Apps almost the same or even better the our PC, laptop, iphone, and yes "Tablet" itself. It was so advance than our gadget that to DOWNLOAD the information, the Angel commanded St. John to swallow it. Hmmmmm.... I think, we will have those kind of technologies too in the very near future.... no harddrive or USB needed, we just swallow the whole information. 
btw, you can read descriptions of Gas mask, Helicopters, UFO, Missiles, Tanks, etc in The Bible too...just pay attention...the Prophets just don't know what to call them yet but they were there.
Awesome coincidence?

Just what was it exactly written in the Book of Life? My Life? 

Your Body, Your Life, and Your Time

Your Body, Life, and Time are not yours...they were gift from God. You seem to own it but it was already here from the very first moment you breath the air of planet Earth.  You did not caused these three to exist....something you unconsciously borrowed from someone who existed before you. From Someone who existed before your parent's parent. The origin of this Life, Body, and Time is unknown. Science and religions tries to explain its origin but they can only guess...a guess which needed great amount of Faith. 
There were testimonies and studies but all I can say is, just have the right amount of "common sense" and you are on your way to the truth.  
God has indeed chosen the foolish thing of the world to compound the wise. 

This work in progress is my entry for Manila Bulletin, hoping I would finish it well and on time. 

I may be repeating what I've wrote...some can be mentally challenging to remember, even those I have written by myself. 

Concept came from things that already existed in your mind. You can not produce something you have not learned or acquired. We drew our imaginations from things we already heard, read, smell, felt, and so on....That "Light Bulb" in your mind is powered by energies in the reservoir of accumulated knowledges and experiences.
Once we already formed a concept, we need to transfer these into we will need things to "Represents" what we want to express. Here is where REFERENCES came in. 
Kaya minsan kailangan nating utusan ang mga bagay na mag-Acting para sa ating imahinasyon! :)

The Last Pizza Syndrome....

The Last Pizza Syndrome....

Sa unang lapag agawan...naka Beast mode. Hahablutin agad ang pinaka-malaking slice (The skill to acquire how to spot the biggest slice takes experiences) Kelangan maunahan mo ang kasama mong lumamon ng unang slice, para maka Take two ka. Then....

Kanina lang hayuk-na hayok kayo pero bakit may natira?

Dahil ang last pizza na yan ang magde-determine kung sino ang pinaka-patay gutom sa inyo!!!! Pakiramdaman....patay malisya....

Ang pinaka-malakas ang loob ang unang mag sasalita....
"Akin na lang ito ha?"
Then, kayo na hindi umimik...wala lang, ang pagsisisi ay laging nasa huli. Hahahaha!!!

Not For The Proud and Weak

Listen! The Art world is Not for the Proud and Weak. Period. Don't read any further if you don't want to be criticized....

From the very moment you start showing your artworks your work will undergo scrutiny. Because Art can never be Art unless it stands scrutiny. 

Don't expect also that everybody will be CONSTRUCTIVE or Gentle because Not all who will see your work are Experts or Ally. They will even attack you as a "Person" because this is SHOW business for your informations. 

Don't you ever think that all these "self-proclaimed" critics do is to BELITTLE or DOWNGRADE you, that's a very childish thought. In fact "Constructive Criticism" are always met with HOSTILITY by the Proud and Weak. 

Because YOU yourself as an artist is a critic of things you saw around you, YOU yourself as an artist scrutinized the thoughts of others and translate them into your artworks, YOU yourself as artist is the MOST BOASTFUL critics of BEAUTY. "Who gave you the rights to decide what is beautiful anyway?"

It is PRIDE to expect that everybody will LIKE your work. ART is not about your VAIN or empty imaginations that everybody in this planet will APPRECIATE what you are doing.

If you HATE critics then HIDE your work under your bed or bury them.

YOu say you are a HOBBYIST and not an artist...then focus your concern in entertaining yourself because once you show them to the world you already start performing like an Artist. 

A hobbyist singer who create NOISES will never be met with praises my friend. 

Start Thinking as an Artist but Don't to forget to wear a Heart of stone. Because once again, take it from your Kuya Fher...the Art world is NEVER meant for the PROUD and WEAK!!!! 

The Bible said, be gentle as dove but wise a serpent!


You know what? Maybe my problem is that I cared too much for the Newbies or more accurately for Arts. Perhaps, because I was once like you who dream and expected too much...and failed...or perhaps I gave up too early.
Now my second chance....not to redeem my self as an Artist...but to Guide the young dreamers. Maybe, just maybe I failed then and return for these one let you know that this place is full of thorns and traps.
Carry on, Newbies...but Don't rely on false Hope.
The word Struggle is much better than Pride.

Ang Aking Komentaryo sa Landasin ng Sining sa Ating Panahon

Sorry to my foreign followers but I have to write these in our own dialect....these are all about my commentary on Philippine art scene which I have posted on my Facebook page too.  

Ang Aking Komentaryo sa Landasin ng Sining sa Ating Panahon
Ito po ay akin lamang sariling obserbasyon, maaaring hindi ito ang pananaw ng mga Experto sa Sining, ngunit sana ay mapakinggan din....
Alam nyo ba kung bakit napaka-halaga sa mga Senior Artist na ma-develop ang mga Newbies? At kung bakit minsan sumasama ang loob nila kung mali ang tinatahak na landas ng isang bagitong artist? At kung bakit may mga Hugot at Baon kayong naririnig mula sa Veterans at sa Newbies. May nagmamaktol at may umuuwing luhaan? 
Hayaan nyo po akong ipaliwanag ayon sa aking pagkakamulat noong ako'y ma-swerteng mapili para mag aral sa Sentrong Pangkultura ng Pilipinas CCP. Mapalad akong naipa-intindi rin ng aking mga Guro sa PNU ang kahalagahan ng Kultura. 

Ang Art or Sining ng isang Bansa ay nagsu-survive sa pagbuo ng ISANG KULTURA. Sa madaling salita; kung mas maraming Artist na magagaling ang malikha at makilala...magkakaroon ito ng KAMULATAN (awareness) sa isang Kumunidad.   
Magiging mahalaga sa Kapit-bahay mo ang salitang ART na dating panay ang tawa at pangbu-Bully sa ginagawa mong paghahagis ng pintura sa canvas...ngayon AWARE na sya na ABSTRACT pala ang tawag dun. Magsisimula na syang mag-Sabit ng ART sa bahay nya, kasi nga may Kultura na sya. Napansin din ng kapitbahay mo na  IKAW pala ay hindi Sira ulo, mas madami palang sira ang ulo na gaya mo. Aba teka, yung pagkakalat pala ng Batang ito sa pader namin ay Art at nanalo pa sa Competition. 
At syempre hindi ka mananalo sa isang Kompitisyon kung wala kang kalaban, at hindi ka magpapakahusay kung hindi mahuhusay ang kalaban mo...mas madaming mahuhusay ang dapat mong higitan...
DITO umaangat ang kalidad ng Sining. 
Taliwas sa ibang industriya, mas lumalakas ang Sining kung mas marami ang nasa Playing Field....Sa Music industry, na isa ring uri ng Sining halimbawa ay madami na rin tayong naipakilalang mahuhusay na Singer sa ibang bansa, kaya kapag Philippines na ang usapan sa BIRITAN kinakabahan na ang mga banyaga.

Pangarap din po yan ng mga Senior Artist....Hindi lang Suntok ni Manny Pacquiao ang ating pwedeng ipagmalaki pati na rin ang Hagod ng mga Magigiting na Pintor ay dapat din makilala. 
Para naman tayong mga Starving este Struggling Artist dito sa Pinas ay mabahagian din ng Liwanag kung SINO man itong Taga-pagligtas ng ating Kultura. Unti-unti na nating nabubura ang Bansag na Bansa tayo ng mga Alila (pasintabi po sa mga Domestic Helper) sa aking palagay ang ULTIMATE recognition na pwede nating ihadog sa mundo ay ang makilala bilang Sentro ng Sining tulad ng mga Lugar na Paris, New York, London....  
Kaya nga hiling ng mga Senior artist sa inyo ay ITAAS nyo ang kalidad ng Sining natin...mas maraming mahuhusay na ala Pacquiao sa Arts mas dadayuhin tayo ng mga International Art dealers and Collectors. 
Ang Hamon nga lang sa Sistemang ito ay Paano ka mapapansin dahil sobrang dami nyo na....Dyan ngayon nagkaroon ng PROBLEMA ang mga Sobrang dami ng mga Kabuteng nagsulputan...wala naman Direksyon na hindi nila alam ang Collective Goal ng PHILIPPINE ART.
Hindi nyo na nga tinutulungang umangat ang Kultura ng Bansa, sinisira nyo pa ito...Bakit ang mga kabataan ng Japan ay nakabuo ng isang Kultura sa makabagong panahon? Gumawa sila ng Anime, Manga, Cosplay etc...Ano kayo mga Kabataang Pinoy...nasakop na ng Sistema nang K Pop ng Korea ang mga utak nyo?
Bakit hindi kayo gumawa ng Filipino version ng Pokemon...ay maling sample parang magiging bastos ito sa Tagalog. Hehe. 
Sayang kung ganito tayo kadami at gumawa tayo ng isang napaka-laking MURAL mas mahaba pa sana ito sa Great Wall of China. 
Ngayon kung mas MARAMING artist ang magkaka-isa sa Landas ng pag-unlad ng Sining sa pamamagitan ng MALUSOG na Kompitisyon at mga Group Exhbitions, makaka-Attract din tayo ng mga Investor para magpa-contestHalimbawa: Isang Painting Talent Search competition sa TV na mala-Bahay ni Kuya ang Tema, why NOT dcoconut? hello Abs, GMA, TV5. 
Pero syempre dapat ma-impress natin ang mga investor na Filipino painters are worth Dying for...hehe
Muli, makaka-diskubre tayo ng mga mahuhusay na may pagkakataon din naman na SUMABAK sa labas ng Bansa....mag-wagi sa larangangan ng ilagay sa MAPA ng mundo na ang Pilipinas ay Sentro rin pala ng Kultura sa Asia at sa Buong Mundo.
Huwag na nating hintayin pa ang Pamahalaan natulungan tayong mga Artist. Kinalimutan na nga nila ang Tahanan ng Sining ng Bansa kayo pa kaya? Oo totoong meron ng multo ngayon sa CCP. Hahaha. 
Anyway, kapag masigla ang arts sa bansa, Magkakaroon ito ng Chain reaction...NGUNIT kung ang isa sa Kadena na ito ay Kalawang sa Sining ng Bansa, madami pa itong ikakalat na kalawang sa mga kalapit nyan Artist....Babansagan tayong Bansa na Walang Kwenta ang mga Artist!!!!! 
Ngayon, kung ikaw ay bagitong artist o Newbies na Pahara-hara at ISTORBO sa daan na gustong tahakin ng Kultura...aba mag-isip-isip ka baka dapat kanang isama sa Listahan ni Duterte.
Kaya nga sabi ko, napakarami nating Artist dito, pero konti lang ang Tunay na Creative. 
Hindi pwedeng Hugot at Baon lang alam nyo habang nagse-selfie na naka Duck face...iangat nyo ang uri nyo! Men! 
Dahil naghihirap ang mga Senior Artist natin Bumuo ng Kultura para maitawid ang bansang Pilipnas sa GLOBAL ART SCENE....sino ang hindi magagalit sa isang NEWBIE or SENIOR man kung nakita nyang KOPYA, PEKE, GAYA, DAYA, NAKAW, MABABANG-URI ang ipinakikilala mong ART sa ibang Bansa, aber?!!!!  
Hindi nila hahayaan syempre na ang minahal nilang Sining ay Lapastanganin mo
Tulungan po nating i-angat ang KALIDAD ng SINING sa PILIPINAS.... lalo na dun sa mga Kabataan na walang ginawa kundi pagtalunan ang mga walang ka-wenta-wentang bagay. 
Use your strenght...NUMBERS! Nagtaka nga ako sa inyo sa dami nyo mga Kabataang pintor, hindi kayo nagbuo ng Party-List Rep....tsk tsk...ano pangsarling interes? Ha? Ha? 
Ako sikat, dyan ka sa paa ko humalik?
Ewan ko din dito sa mga Senior Artist, kulang na rin yata sa ayaw ng gumalaw.... 
Meron pong DIRECTION na dapat tahakin ang isang Bansa, ngayon kung ayaw mo sa Direction na pwede bang wag kang humarang sa Daan at TUMABI ka na lang. 

Nasaan na ang mga Kabataang Artists?
Sub-culture na lang ba tayo ng Anime ng Japan? Bakit hindi nyo i-Cosplay si Sisa  Sinimulan na ng yumaong Francis M ang Filipinismo, susundutin nyo na lang, hinayaan nyo pang agawin ng K-Pop? Huwaw!
Pwede namang mas makapal na Eye-liner ilagay nyo para maiba abot sa tenga...Ha!?nagawa na ba ni Joker yun? 
Anyway, hanggang tatlong Bibe na lang ba kayo nyo? 
Gising mga Batang Artist!!!!

Bigyan ko kayo ng simpleng halimbawa kung paano pinakilala ng mga Senior Artist ang Sining...yung Jeepney na pampasada..itinaas nila ang uri...ginawang Strength ang isang Lokal na bagay. Aba na curious ang mga Dayuhan.... gusto na rin nila ng mga Collectible na Jeepney na dati ay Kalesa....
Simbolo ng Manila Art yan di ba? 
Mag isip palawakin ang imahinasyon!!!

Ginaya ba ng Japan ang Kalesa at Jeepney natin? Hindi...
Gumawa sila ng Voltes V. Ano sagot natin sa Voltes V?
Wala na....pinabayaan na nga nating malusaw si Darna at Panday nila Doraemon, Naruto, etc...
Nag evolve ang Pokemon nila...tayo paatras at bumalik sa Kinder at umawit ng Tatlong Bibe.

Bakit ako daw, wala naman akong na Contribute sa Arts nung Kabataan ko. Toinkz! OO nga hindi naman ako nag evolve noon...
Hahaha... Nalihis po kasi landas ko at napunta sa Corporate world. Naks. Kaya nga bumabawi ako tinutulungan ang mga Artist na ayusin ang Mindset ng mga Newbies. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Word Newbie Enters The Art Scene

The Word Newbie Enters The Art Scene
The Playing Field for Philippines Art Scene has drastically change when the INTERNET came. The Galleries and Museums no longer hold the monopoly for Marketing Art. The Artist can now present his art works to the world without the NEED for a curator's approval. The amazing thing is the Artist can even Bring his whole studio outside for the world to see.....
There are Pros and Cons of course in every area of change. The term Newbie or Noob, which was borrowed from the Gamers community came also into the Art Market scene. Promising for young artisan to be recognized even if he or she is in remote areas of the Philippines archipelago.  At one click of the mouse or keypad, Alas! There, a possible International Art collector can go directly to the artist. Impressive technology huh?! 
But the downside are the proliferations of copycats, low quality art works, stolen ideas, so on and so forth.....
A Newbie without realizing his Role as a Representative of Filipino Art can simply grab a picture from google or elsewhere and then Sell them to Etsy, Tumblr, Fine Art America, etc... once "caught" by happenstance and since the Internet itself has made the planet a very small place, the travel of information also can backfire very fast...
Once a stolen idea from another artist in other parts of the world was discovered being used as Money source by another artist here, claiming that he is the original creator of these artworks....the Filipino Artist as a WHOLE will be BRANDED as Fakers.
The Senior Artist will cry FOUL. Ouch!!!!     
They (The Global market) will DOUBT the originality of every art works that the Filipino artist will produces....
Here is a word of is alright to copy images for PERSONAL use, practicing, learning the strokes, Sample, etc.... BUT once you intended a SALE out of it....there the Term Forgery, Copycats, Fake, Plagiarism,  and Counterfeit, shall apply....

Since the Newbies most of them were not handle by Senior Mentor or at least some basic courses or workshops in Art there is a BIG chance that he or she has no idea that Showcasing an Artwork in artshows are Serious Trade that requires Serious Creativity. Once you step into the Philippines Art Scene, you already Represent a Sector of Culture which are as you would like to call yourselves a Newbie. 
Remember that:  A Filipino Sector of Newbie Artist. 

Remember, this is different from Hobbyist! you are already Marketing yourself as a Young Artist of the Filipino people. The responsibility that you now possess as an Artist or Young Masters is  to assure the artist before you; that you are not doing any harm into th Filipino Culture.
It will be very hard for Senior artist to pick up the pieces of the name he or she has created in the Art Scenes. 
Our National Artists will rise up from the grave and blame you The Noob for misaligning the direction of Filipino art.   

This should have been the job of Art critics here in the Philippines. But since the journalist themselves are busy milking and exploiting the Filipino artist...I think it is my duty as a Struggling Visual Artist who receives my daily meal on this job, I perhaps have the right  to speak up.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Not All Artist Are Creative


3 days now of distracting felt last Saturday as if i was inside an elevator, that similar feelings during the lift's halt. Vertigo from time to time and pain on my nape, shoulders, and tiredness...those tiny veins at the back of my head keeps on snapping whenever I twist or turn my head....
My sugar intake must have increase due to coffee addiction, it was not actually the coffee I suspect but the latest instant 3-in-1 being sold nowadays in 1 cup pack, these I believe have lesser coffee and more of sweeteners. This new cravings has even added the worst magnetism of cigarettes. 

Don't expect life to be fair....that's how nature's work.
But try to be fair, that's how it is to be human.

I'm already beginning to lost interest over the project with Colemans. She had so many alterations which was in the first place base on poor quality pictures. Now she want those wrinkles remove...I'm afraid it will lose the appeal without those realism touch..but....costumer is always right. I don't argue or state my case....I jst want to get rid of these once and for all...long overdue and I've consume great amount of energy on it...especially at this time that I feel so very drained. It is an unusual feeling....I even have cramps on my legs that isn't going away. The back of my head isn't good. 

Lord help me, now that there are great promises ahead for my art...please give me energy to fulfill my task....I am sorry for living an unhealthy life style, am I suppose to pay for all these? Can you heal me? or will you? 

Styles are simply acceptance of limitations and development of past errors and nothing else. 
Don't try to connect it with Concept because that's the separation between the Creative over the Artistic.

Working on reference? Here's my opinion...
Styles comes out naturally, so don't push it. Anything that does not come from you naturally will be felt by others.And...
Photo Realism isn't fact it shows how extremely talented you are, you're a cut above the rest...but the camera has done the job for you.... Nothing amazing beyond your copying skills. I suggest allow at least 20-30 % alteration from the original print to bring out your own style.
On my case, once I get the basic feature, I rarely glance on my reference anymore. 
Don't compete with Robots, the digital age has already taken over the photo realist job...expand that advantage with other artist into something a machine can not duplicate.
But if you are enjoying what you are doing...disregard this advise.

Being Creative does not come from Skills and Talent alone. It comes from imaginations, from experience, from reading, from listening, and from constant study....


Concept came from things that already existed in your mind. You can not produce something you have not learned or acquired. We drew our imaginations from things we already heard, read, smell, felt, and so on....That "Light Bulb" in your mind is powered by energies in the reservoir of accumulated knowledges and experiences.
Once we already formed a concept, we need to transfer these into we will need things to "Represents" what we want to express. Here is where REFERENCES came in. 
Kaya minsan kailangan nating utusan ang mga bagay na mag-Acting para sa ating imahinasyon!