You had managed to see the light and braved the darkness while I wanted to crumble and fall. You carried the heavy baggage of the mind as well as its darkest cornerstones and still stood tall.
A new adventure taken, can be likened to experiences in past adventures. Journeys that left an indelible mark of nostalgia.
Art is limitless, a form of self-expression, a story, a mysterious thing to behold, a different kind of experience.
A series of events had changed my life this past few months. I gained new perspective about life, had a day job, moved to a new place (after 4 years, I’m here again), etcetera. Hence, I became busier with new priorities and adjusting in this new situation of mine. No blogging and no painting activities since I received that phone call. I felt quite empty when I think about it. After two months, I think I’m ready to get back to regular programming again aka writing blog post and making art. :)My blog kind of went into a two month vacation in a far flung place with no internet connection. Lol I’m excited to blog again and write about my recent experiences and share latest discoveries especially in music. The city I’m living in right now is brimming with interesting cafe’s, art galleries, shops and events which I’m very excited to explore in the coming days/weeks/months. I’m very thankful to God for answering my prayers and for being there for me always.
Happy new year! 😄
“With everything that I’ve been through in life, I realized that life is what we make it and how we see life in the right perspective really matters. To always do what can do and to have faith that everything will be alright is essential.”
If I were to paint my life in a canvas, I would make an abstract painting with a combination of psychedelic colors in a way that you’ll feel dizzy watching it up close yet find somewhat pretty and calming from afar. My life is good and in that sea of goodness where I’m so at peace also lies memories of storms. Storms that made me who I am today, storms that led to amazing discovery of the thing I’m currently pursuing as a hobby and to a journey of further self-discovery.
It has been a while since I took the time to reflect on experiences and contemplate on life. Taking the time to do these things is a must when life is overwhelming. During the past couple of months, my mind was filled with so many thoughts about different aspects of my life, especially in the field of art and blogging. Of which I spent most of my time. It is either I took down notes or sketched all these thoughts before it slipped out of my mind. Some of it were I’m thankful of and some were wilted thoughts that I have to get rid of. In this phase of my life, I leave no room for negative thoughts. I already had enough. When you tend them a little bit, it starts to creep in your mind as if they are words of encouragement that you have to listen to. These are inevitable and getting rid of them is not as easy as counting 1-2-3, but it’s always necessary.
The choices we make everyday ranging from the most simple to the most risky, can lead to many possibilities that we knew nothing about. Opening doors for new opportunities, second chances and privileges that we don’t expect and jumping in and making most of these things began from the conscious decision to at least try.
Last June/July of 2015, I visited Booksale one of my go-to bookstores to just look around, unwind and if I got lucky that day to find a certain book included in my booklist, I would buy. Upon entering the store a book entitled ‘The ABCs of Hand Lettering’ caught my attention. the artsy craftsy spirit in me woke up. The next thing that happened, I bought the book. The reason: I was interest on what I could learn. Since then, I became one of Abbey’s fans, social media follower and blog reader. When she announced that she’ll be hosting a lettering challenge, I’m one of those people who highly anticipated it but after the day the first challenged was announced, I was thinking twice whether I should join or not. lol I joined the lettering challenge and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. 🙂