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Reboot, Rebranded, Realize

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Probably done with my self impose exile. Licking my own wound I should say what really transpired these past days, and weeks, and months which I painstakingly had to undergo to keep on going. I knew and understood what are my limitations and forces of influence by now, and though I am still at this phase of Acceptance, I believe it's about time to relaunch my Brand of Art. 
   I've been into self-evaluation, re-educating, and renewing my skill as a painter. It is either I paint for myself or hope something better happen. Either way,  I can't give up my core functionality. Following the lectures of Stefan Baumann reconfigured my thought process which had been decaying due to my own shortcoming. I would probably even do his homework which he assigns to his students. Great art coach that can repackage you as an artist. 

   So part of that is joining the art scene again. As if signaling was that out of the blue 4S is invited by FAS-Freedom Art Society once again on its 3rd Artis…

People You've Seen and Heard

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And so there's this returning into a cocoon with melodies of agony over my shoulders or a tedious process just to blossom once again if such thing is possible. It is possible as I am constantly being stirred towards unexpected blessings of guidance. The path was planned....
   Thus, trusting on that blueprint where I am pastured. Away from the stencils of the dark pigment minds. The pain could be anesthetize that way.

   So I've been scanning tubes and approaching it once again like a child with variant schemes...the Grand View. Though a child that was reborn. The old me has died and a heart transplanted over my belly. 
   Being self-aware is not just enough but also how we look with the awareness of others. A serious soul-searching which I have to impose upon my will....probably what the general public knew as being exiled....
   Memorizing some passages how things work thru the lens of the worldly experts who understood and conquered this cosmos...or were allowed a glimpse,  the…

Bring Me To Life

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Those who think they are Great, those who knew too much, those who are well-educated...sadly, thinks Highly of themselves. 
   At certain point in your life, you have to step back and look who you really are, in the eyes of someone else. Well, I thought I am really good...or pretending to be good...or knew everything all there is to know... and then after awhile, after everything....the red pills came from the alternative medias, which were passed around as comic fools... brought me to understand that I have much more to learn. 
You can not just win all the hearts... and then misfortunes sometimes comes in pair...even in bundles. 


Unplugged myself for awhile these past days   and painted mainly for myself... I needed the exercise well in fact getting used to being in sorrow.
   Sometime later means never....


Better to seek for Meaning than Happiness But Best to have a clean conscience. 

Simon Sinek on Millennials

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Eye Movement and Setting up Still life

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How Sporadic Random Thoughts came to be and The Evolution of Fherism

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Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) is now in,...the wind blew erratically outside where I am now...PAGASA said just this evening that the eye of the 900 km-wide Ompong is expected to make landfall between 1am-3am...  And it is here....just pass midnight. Still in its full force and not slowing down...maximum wind 205 kph and gustiness up to 255 kph moving 30 kph.    News agency worldwide said this is between category 4 and 5...a superstorm.


   I remember something whenever such huge storm warning occur. About styles...As far as I'm concern, style just came...you don't have to push it. It came from acknowledge experience... most of the time coincidental.  
   On my case, a resolution to augment both uncontrollable situation and a leeway to patch up mistakes and weakness.
   I can still clearly recall how I accidentally tore an Alice Dixon portrait in watercolor that I did sometime around my self-search period which came immediately after the CCP workshop days 1985....if I…

What is Art?

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What is Art? That illusive question that even dictionaries have different opinion. Why? Because Philosophy and the elementary principle of the world can't find reason for something that came from The Heart and Soul....
So how can we define Art, which is a Personal Gift that came from a Creator God? Which is always unique like your Voice...so that when you sing Praise to Him, He will recognize that voice even if He is up in Heaven. 
So by the poetry,gracefulness, and dance of your brushstrokes...Our Father in Heaven know it's your work. It is the reflection on how you have appreciated that gift and make good use of it as well...
You can open the eyes and make them see Reality in various perspective. Art is given for your Rest as well, like a song to put you to sleep or a painting to relax your tired mind, or you can dance to awaken the senses. You can also share the beauty of creation or immortalize memories.... 
It is your Greatest Testimony, only if you wish to. He has given you …

How to Think When Painting Realism

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The Creative Endeavour Podcast - EPISODE 1

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Brushstrokes

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The Most Popular Song of Each Year (1940-2017)

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Paradoxical Musing

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Paradoxical Musing (detail) Oil on 9" X 12" paper 2018


Latest Faces

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Muse Impressionism

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The Lifting of the Veil continues to Where am I exactly

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The struggling artist had died but not the artist...the dream faded but somehow still hopeful and yet everything for the artist now is immaterial. The joy after all is being an artist in itself...the gift is nothing compared to the gratitude that lingers are  what truly matters...we keep memories as a human soul. We are here to learn and grow after all.    Everything is temporary anyway. This is not about giving up but letting go, as I've said the "Acceptance" phase. The joy of the Lord is my strength.    When you realized the true nature of yourself and how near YaHuWaH God's throne really is you will have better understanding and appreciation of His love for all that He has created...and that YaHuWaH God indeed had place man at the center.     We are important, and how important is very much surprising for this artist. The special position we Filipinos hold in this grand drama of life...of Battle between Good and Evil...and it all started in the Place of Creation itse…
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Paradoxical Musing (detail) Oil on 9" X 12" paper 2018