Sunday, January 20, 2013

193: On Art

I'm in love with art. This is something that I have discovered just a few years ago. But to say, I've always been into art, but it was ingrained into my mind that there's little to no money at all in that industry. Hence, I grew up running away from it and chasing the life that everyone is chasing.

But I was lucky that I got in touch with it again. I've always been into drawing and writing. It's just lately that I got into painting. I had difficulty with painting because I'm not good at colors and shading. I'm blank at those area. But I was persistent, so I practiced and practiced.
Javert - Les Miserables - Soft touch
my recent painting :)

It's not so much but I've been practicing and I know one day I'll get there. I have difficulty in painting a portrait because human face is just hard to get it right. But I still believe in persistence. 

On writing. I've been writing since I was 10 years old. I've started writing in journal, still been writing on journals. My journal had been the witness of every feelings, dreams, hopes, and longings that I had. I think without my journal I would have gone insane (life issues, you know).

I wouldn't deny that I've been defensive towards writing (I think you have noticed that on my disclaimer). I'm defensive because it's precious to me. I would not deny that my construction is as messed up until now. So yeah, when someone attacks me on it, I sometimes take it personally because -- again -- writing had been close to my heart. 

But you know, I've come to this point where I realized not to be (defensive). Yeah, it still hurts and will still hurt if someone pointed how seemingly pointless, messy, or artless my writing is. But it's okay, I'm writing for myself. I'm writing because it's my art, because it's one of my ways I know how to get in touch within myself.

You know, you might also be one of those people who struggles in art; who wanted to get in touch with their emotion and put it in writing, in canvas, or in paper but has difficulty because they are afraid to be judged, to be discouraged, to have their own craft laughed at, but don't. Everyone started in that point to. Just continue regardless even if it seems daunting. You'll eventually get there. Believe me. Have courage.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

192: On Resolutions

It's New Year and it's time again to re-new those Resolutions. Honestly, this year I was not able to write down my resolution upon the year 2013 came, just because I feel like it's useless to do something that I know I might forget the next month. But upon bumping into this info-graphic, it made me think. Maybe you know we've been very unconscious about it but I think the reason why we couldn't get the resolution alive until the year ends is because we are not reminded of our goals, so yeah it dies down. So today, I've placed my resolution on my cork board that's placed on my cabinet. I also had written it down on my planner. I just pray to God that I wouldn't be so lazy to procrastinate on my goals. But I have hopes. So let's do this 2013!

Please Include Attribution to With This Graphic Setting Goals Infographic

Monday, January 7, 2013

191: Have Courage! *inserts a mighty barbaric yawp*

If there's anything that I have known about dreams, it's the fact that sometimes inorder for us to take our dreams forward it's necessary to give up on few things. Before, I thought that maybe I can do that without necessarily giving up on anything. But now that I took a step towards my dream I realized that: yes, I cannot bring everything at once. I still ended up giving up on something. But it's okay since the only thing that I have to give up (for now) is my savings. 

And it's only money. I can manage to get the amount that I have given in order to buy my dream. BUT, there's something else that I feel that I'll have to give up too (soon!!). I feel this way because I have realized that I need to buy time to work on my plans. 

But for now I do not want to think about the things that I have to sacrifice in order to reach my goals. But if I come to the point of facing a choice, I know what I will choose. 

I've read about great perhaps in John Green's Looking for Alaska, and I've read about people taking adventure in order to reach their goal. There are risks for me. But of course I have re-assessed the risk that I can take -- so, yes I am ready. It doesn't matter if the future looks uncertain but I am happy that made the choice.

Je Suis Prest. I am ready.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

190: Photowalk: Wildlife - Europe!


It's 2013! What a great feeling. I love New Year because it gives everyone a hope for having a great year to come. I already have reflected on the things that I want to accomplish and I'll be posting about those reflections tomorrow. But for the meantime, I have promised my good friend Raisa that I'll be sharing her pictures here. She's one of those people who had helped me understand something about photography and I am telling you she's a great photographer. I just hope she realize just as much. She's too humble to accept that fact.

Anyways, these picture was taking somewhere in Europe when she travelled there to go on vacay. If I am not mistaken, it's somewhere in Germany and in France. How dang lucky she is to be able to go there right?

Please enjoy the view, see more of Raisa's pictures @ flickr, and let us know what you think about the pictures!

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