Waving hello and greeting everyone a happy post Easter Sunday! 🙂 ❤
It’s been days since and I just wanted to share that I had one of the most relaxed Holy Week holiday with my husband and big family. We mostly stayed home with a few days spent bonding with cousins and Aunts. For the first time our Easter egg hunt was done on a Good Friday because that was the only day were most of us are available to be together. It was delightful to watch my nieces and nephews carry their baskets and hunt for those home made colored eggs. Their giggles and competitiveness reminded all of us of our childhood.
I also enjoyed some time alone to meditate, reflect, play and practice calligraphy. 😀
April 12 practice
April 19 practice
My theme was about change to help me with my weight loss journey (so I can keep diabetes and any sickness related to increase cholesterol out of my life). So far I think I have been a good girl most days and have now started to take vegan cooking classes from my Aunt. Sharing my recent photo with cousins taken last Saturday.
Can you find me? 😀 Yup! You spotted me correctly 🙂 At last my blue shirt fitted perfectly and I can now tie my hair up as well. Wahoo!
We love to create family get togethers so we can enjoy food, booze, and endless chatter.
And continuing on with my mini moley adventure. ❤
66 of 365 Sometimes we just have to tell ourselves to just explore and let the view amaze us. I have been walking/running the same route since I started my on and off love for walking/running seven years ago and the view still amazes me. Everyday there is something new to appreciate and be thankful for.
My 67 of 365 fell on a draw a bird day I posted earlier .
68 of 365 My favorite flower, the stargazer lily. I indulge when she wants to make a guest appearance in my journals.
69 of 365 First time to draw a whimsical cat and it was FFFUUUNNN!!! Next time I will experiment more and add more details.
70 of 365 Yup, it actually is an abbreviate for right answer, wrong question BUT when you speak dinosaur (like most of us in love do) it only means one thing…..i love you!
71 of 365 Using up those gelli prints and making more for future use.
That’s it for today. 🙂 Thank you for being with me today. Most times after the morning run I am already out of energy even to hold a brush and paint. But I try to at least start something, even just a page, and try to finish it within the week. My art is really taking a backseat to give way to my journey to be and stay healthy. I know something will give as I am always tired from exercise BUT I am positive that one day I will get the right magic, the right yin and yang of things, the right blend. One day at a time. One step at a time. I may not have clicked liked or commented in your posts but I have been reading them and gathering inspiration from. Keep them coming and keep the fire burning!
Last February I received an email from a dear friend, Airees Rondain asking if I can give time and contribute something for her dream. I immediately replied to her email and said yes. ❤
You see, my friend is a big dreamer. Her big dream started in 2014 and it was to travel Europe with her art journals and documenting each special day in them. But God had other plans for her. In 2015 when she applied for an Artists Residency Program, her big dream expanded and became specific. Not only did she want to travel, explore and document Europe in her art journals, it now became a self-directed Artist Residency and she now want to work on her personal project of publishing the first Filipino Art Journaling Book. The book will have a theme of ‘buy one, give one’ since Airees wants to distribute the books to NGO’s (non-government organizations) taking care of children and women who are victims of human trafficking. My friend fervently believes that ART truly HEALS because at some point in her life, she turned to art for healing (which I think most of us had at one point or more in our life). With the Artist Residency, she will be able to concentrate and give her all to putting this big dream come true.
Thus my friend put on her brave girl’s shoes and took a deep breath and sent out emails to her artist friends to help her raise funds to go to that Artist Residency. She asked for two original artworks from us and together with her own artworks, will be turned into postcards as part of her Happy Mail Project. I am very honored to be chosen from among her many artist friends. This great opportunity to help seldom comes my way and I considered it a blessing of my friendship with Airees ( I met Airees in 2003 through a scrapbooking group and since then we have not lost contact. A rare event nowadays). ❤
A month after I received her email, I emailed her my two original artworks. She was very sweet to reply via sms a very heart warming thank you message and told me that she is very excited to gather all the artworks and start printing them. I am very happy for my friend, for her big dreams and for her causes.
So, dear friends, I am inviting you to come and look at Airees’ site. Look around, feel the vibe and get to know the person with the big dream and hopefully be one of her patron. 🙂 ❤
Lets all support and be a blessing to each other! Happy Monday! Spread a smile!
Its Maundy Monday and I’d like to take this Holy Week to reflect on my life, my relationships and my growth in faith. Advance Happy Resurrection! Advance Happy Easter! ❤
62 of 365 This is one of my husband’s favorite quotes. Unfortunately we both don’t know its author. I choose to live by choice, not be chance. To be motivated not manipulated. To be useful not used. To make changes not excuses. To excel not compete. I choose self esteem not self pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice not to the random opinion of others. I choose to do the things that you won’t so I can continue to do the things you can’t. It’s a great quote to live by.
63 of 365 My doll wants to make an appearance and show of her new curly hair. 🙂
64 of 365 Because its summer and the sun is my friend. Always bright, always warm and always full of life.
65 of 365 Playing with one color family so I can get close and know their quirks. 😀
March flew by so soon and now we are saying hello to April! ❤ This month’s lettering theme will be about change. As I struggle with changing my eating habits, daily activities and over all life attitude, these quotes will greatly help in the daily effort. Today’s quote is from Robin Sharma.
Happy Friday everyone! Spread a smile! 🙂 ❤