A Dear Friend and Her Big Dream: Happy Mail Project

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). ❤

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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!

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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! ❤

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The Little Things that Matter – #26 – Blooms in the Garden

Today is all about sharing with you the beautiful kalachuchi blooms in my Mama’s garden. Unlike my mother who had a very green thumb, plants do not like me. The feeling is not mutual as I enjoy watering them every afternoon and is always excited to see a new flower bloom.

Here are a few shots I took of the blooms just outside of our room.

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Another from the garden outside near our gate.

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Though my mother had only this specie of the plumeria rubra, I don’t mind. They make my mornings more beautiful and my afternoons anticipating for another flower the next day.

Happy day everyone! Spread a smile! ❤

The Little Things that Matter – #25 – 3rd Year Anniversary

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.
Well, it was and still is one of the most beautiful rides I ever had/am enjoying. ❤ Three years ago I started this blog to cope with my mother’s passing. Making art and sharing them here helped me heal fast. Meeting new friends and having the privilege to be in their “home” was a blessing to my heart. Three years have passed, I still miss my Mama but the fellowship I share with everyone here makes the burden easier to carry. Thank you wordpress. I am delighted to be in the company of great women. Friends, let’s continue to make art, share our thoughts, our hearts, our lives.
Blessing to everyone! Happy Monday!