Christopher Reeve is one of my favorite actor and Superman is my favovite Super Hero. I am in the middle of reading his book "Still Me" and was compelled to write about this blog which was in my head to write about. Originally I wanted to have a blog about how we all are warriors in this life. There are so many battles we have to face and the most difficult one is the battle we have to face everyday, every moment, is the battle with our own self.Read More
My Father was my biggest Fan. I am his favorite child. I remember he would boast at how good I am to his friends and relatives. And I feel embarrased as I feel that it is not true that I am good... as I do not have trophies and medals to prove that.
When I had my daughter Zoe, I was like my Father talking about how good my daughter is. She would also feel embarassed when she became a teenager and would ask me is she really talented and good. I would reassure her over and over. Until one day just after her Secondary School commencement that she has finally accepted and believed all the good things I was talking about her. She told me she believed me now.
As for me, people who have seen my Art have told me that I am talented and good at what I do. And I believe that I am still not fully believing in myself and still looking for validations like trophies and medals or probably certificates of recognition.
It is hindering my growth as a person and as an Artist.
I would always remind myself that I am good and I am enough. No validations needed.
I AM talented.Read More
At 40, I learned to fall in love... With myself!
All these years I have been unkind to myself. I have not taken care of my vessel, I do not see my worth as a person, I carry past sorrows, sadness and loneliness on a day to day basis, I doubted myself, I worry at little things, I hated and ashamed of myself for the mistakes I have done, I feel unworthy... All these are detremental to my well being and have caused deep harm to me.
At last, I finally realize to love myself, to be happy and to be at peace of who I am.
When I felt peace and was really happy after so long, I do not wish to go back to those low frequency feelings. I became grateful on a day to day basis for the all the good things life has to offer.
It does not stop from realization and learning to love yourself. I have to maintain and nurture that love. I have to hold on to the belief that I deserve all the love and the goodness the Universe provides.
I love Me...
2018 has been a great year for me. So many things to be grateful for and it made me look forward of all the good things coming my way.
A new chapter is about to unfold in my life. I am excited to write my own story the way I like it to be. I learned to plan my day to day just to be happy and to feel good.
I felt the shift during the countdown. It is another year but also just another day. I learned that at any given point in time I can make the shift and have a new beginning, be a brand new and better me.
I still look back at the past but I try just to glance and not to stare or spend to much thoughts on regrets, worries, loneliness, failures, heartaches but linger and focus on love, peace, joy, happiness and abundance.
I wish everyone happYness and peace... and all the good things the Universe has to offer ❤️
I am a proud Mother to my daughter Zoe who is now 17 years old.
My Daughter’s Prom Night marks the last day of her Senior Year in Secondary School. They do not have a graduation day. They just had an exam a day before the Prom and not have much time to prepare for the said occasion. I am glad that she let me participate in choosing her dress, her accessories and shoes. At first I thought that my advise will not matter as she has been talking to her friends about all these. I actually have thought about my prom when I was her age and have not asked my Mother about what to wear or anything regarding prom for that matter. My daughter and I knows that my taste is different from hers and she has already told me not to buy her clothes, shoes, bags without her. She asked me if she can dye her hair red and my eyes widened. I said yes halfheartedly but I know that this is what she likes. She asked me to accompany her at the Salon and wait till it finish. I am glad that it turned out beautiful as the color is not that striking red.
Two days after her prom, it is already her 1st day of work. And again I am happy that she asked me to accompany her to her workplace. She has figured it out that she will work part time while waiting for her O levels result and continue during her Junior College.
I am happy that she is confident about her results and she can already make good decisions about her life. She also told me that she wanted to be a Biologist and a Teacher. And she has mentioned her goals and dreams. Big dreams that is. I support her all the way. She has made me live my life to the fullest. As a Mother of Zoe, I feel so blessed.
We are both looking forward to 2019 for her Junior College. A new beginning for the both of us.
Women should feel beautiful regardless of their origin, skin color, age, race, status in life…
The world has presented conditions and standards on how a woman is said to be beautiful,,, and they are mostly skin deep. Courage, confidence, love in their hearts, perseverance, passion, joy, peace of mind, a simple smile are some of the characteristics that comprises a beautiful woman. Woman should be empowered to feel beautiful and have self love.
They say it is the thought that counts when gift giving...
My thoughts on this Limited Edition Mermaid Tail Starbucks clutch bag that I painted:
This will be my Christmas gift to my Sister from UK who will visit me this Christmas holidays... Oh I have another Sister, she might get jealous and might want one too... How about my Mother.. She will surely want one too... Have you thought about your Sisters in Law??! You have Teenager nieces too... And your cousins... Friends... Ahhh I will just keep it for myself... But my daughter might want it... 😂🙄😩😁
I cannot stress enough how wonderful the feeling of peace when I am painting. I love every minute of I spent painting. When I was starting painting, someone close to me told me that I am wasting my time in painting as I am not able to do the household chores and not have enough sleep painting in the wee hours. My Sister thought that I have gone crazy because I am painting on leaves, rocks and some items. What I just know is that is makes me calm and I love what I am doing even painting small.
Being passionate with painting I have learnt to love myself more and realized how important to have peace of mind. Fear, worry, doubt and all the negative feelings are being washed away and I feel lighthearted. I am happy to share my artworks to everyone and hope that the love and peace I have infused in my paintings radiates to each soul who sets their eyes into it.
I wish everyone love, peace, joy, happiness, abundance and prosperity.
Pinoy Art TV youtube channel is under the Introducing Filipino Artists Facebook Page. It’s mission is to Introduce Filipino Artists around the World.
Currently they have 13,755 members… Having said that, I am very grateful that with the many talented Filipino Artists, I am amongst one of the featured Artists in the said youtube channel.
I wish to thank Ms. Carmz Legaspi and Mr. Chris Legaspi for choosing me and my Art as one of the featured Artists n your 22 October 2018 episode.
May you be blessed hundred folds
I just watched A Star is Born and was really impressed at the movie particularly the main actor and actress, Bradley Copper and Lady Gaga.
The movie moved me in so many ways and touched my heart.
One major lesson I have learned in the movie is Fame, Fortune and Money are not the only factor that makes someone happy… Even if you have everything.. including a love one beside you who tries to make you happy..
Happiness comes from within and it is you who can make yourself happy. Work on yourself and find things that can make you really really happy in the inside and not just superficial…
All Artists may have thought or dreamed of having their artworks exhibited in a gallery. I would be honest that walking inside a gallery feels intimidating for me. The ambiance inside the gallery and the prices of the magnificent artworks displayed makes me feel uncomfortable after I look and appreciate the beautiful paintings.
Voices in my head would say that someday I will have my artworks displayed in a gallery… but part of me says, maybe after 10 years or not so soon. I feel that I am not ready and my artworks are not good enough. Because of this limiting belief, I dare not ask or research how my artworks can be displayed in an an exhibit. First step has been made, an email and a call to the gallery… a meet up to show my artworks and for the Founder of the Articulture to approve my artworks to be displayed in their gallery…
I was stunned but very grateful at how things just put into place for me; a date has been set to exhibit my paintings… I have to find some of the paintings that I have hidden in the cupboard for a very long time. I was nervous and excited at the same time.
The day came.. I met new and old friends during the exhibit.. the support from strangers, friends and colleagues was very overwhelming. It felt so good how people look at my paintings and appreciate my works.
I am very thankful and forever grateful for the individuals for making my first solo exhibit a dream come true… may you be blessed hundred folds.
I will continue to paint and continue to dream for more exhibits to come.
I have been painting almost daily… and I finally realized that this is what I wish to do everyday as it put a smile on my face, calms my mind, soothe my spirit and brings joy in my heart.
Every Artist will have a thought of exhibiting their artworks in a gallery. Having online platforms like Facebook, Instagram and other art sites where you can post your paintings is a great way to start.
I have been invited by some Artists to exhibit my artworks in the Philippines. However, I always feel like I am not ready, I feel like my paintings are not that beautiful and some thoughts that sabotages my confidence in myself.
Everyday I just kept on painting… and on 5 January 2018, while I was in a friend’s house, I saw the beautiful wall in their garden and I thought my mini circle paintings would be nice to be photographed in each tiles.
I remember the time while I was reaching for the wall to put the circle mini paintings. I have to be careful not to step on the plants and the soil was very soft as it just rained…
I was mesmerized at how it looked like on that wall…I had this burning desire to have my paintings exhibited in a gallery as I was looking at them and I was day dreaming…
Suddenly, it was drizzling and I have to take out each painting one by one on a tin box where I keep them… with a smile…
It means no worries
for the rest of your days…
Let go of worries… now…
Love and Passion… Remember to keep the fire burning for these two every moment of our lives.
Dove is a symbol of peace… painting this piece has brought stillness, calm and serenity.
I wish to paint peace… everyday... and share to each and every person in the Universe…