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Reminders

Recently, we have been organizing documents and house materials. I decided to organize the documents stored in the yellow box that is located at the corner of our kitchen. There were important papers and sentimental documents in the box, but there were few things that immediately caught my attention. I got the chance to see my past plates and artworks again.

Touching and examining each plate was like walking down the path where I started my adventures in college with innocence and diligence. Each plate has its own memory and it has a very powerful impact to me. One plate reminded me of the time when I rummaged through my classmate’s phone to find some faces of people for the facial emotion activity that we had in Body Parts Drawing. Another artwork reminded me of my ventures in joining the annual Petron Art Competition! It was a memory that I will always cherish for it taught me so many things such as hard work, perseverance, and wisdom. Another piece reminded me of the hype that I had towards drawing Disney characters! I actually Disney-fied some of my high school classmates, and I chuckled when I saw the drawing! Another piece reminded me of how I met my first college best friends and their essentiality in making FA a fun course! Also, some of the plates greatly reminded me of the helpful professors that I had in FA, and I will forever cherish their essentiality in making my talent grow in a challenging way. They showed me that learning can be a friendly process with the involvement of the teacher who shares lessons, and the student who works and makes heaps of plates and artworks! I was only asking for an improvement, but they have given me more than that in a very casual way. However, I will never forget the plates that reminded me of the deadlines that I had! Some of my plates were rushed, but as soon as I reached the campus with hours to spare, I added details to make an improvement.

Well, the set of artworks as a whole reminded me of my diligence and perseverance towards every task when I was an FA student in AUP; this reminder would be very helpful now that I am about to become a sophomore student in UP. It tells me that diligence and perseverance will always get me to where my goals are, even though college is a distinct series of drastic success and failure. Thankfully, this small task that I have accomplished earlier reminded me of my true purpose as a college student.

Art Studies as a Gift

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Look at what I found! These are cute art studies given to me as a gift of remembrance by Janine during our Guidance Instruction meeting (1st semster of AY 2015-2016). I remembered that this gift was a possession to be given to whom has given the owner the most valuable thing among the presents s/he received. This is clearly touching because giving an artwork to a person is like giving a part of your heart. Someday, I hope that I can give some of my art studies to her as well. Thank you so much, Janine!

A Doodle for Keeps

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I was rummaging through the photos that I saved in my laptop and this photo initially caught my attention! This is a doodle made by my wonderful buddy, Janine. I love how I have a comfy and cute sweater in this photo for I do not normally wear one because number one, I do not have one (well I had one, but I lost interest in it, so I gave it to my mom) and two, I sweat easily and I do not want to look like a wet nematode!

I have never considered myself as a cinnamon angel with a cute sweater for once, and I am happy that someone like Janine views me that way. I’ll always be thankful for this, Janine! Keep up the good work!

Satisfaction

In the past few days, half of my time was occupied by doodling and scribbling. I got inspired to scribble again when I watched several videos of artists on Youtube. The artists were amazingly unique and they made me think that it’s okay to have an “okay” work; an artist does not owe anyone a marvelous work, it’s the satisfaction that matters! 🙂

Here are few of my doodles and scribbles!

Truly, I was very satisfied of my works regardless of how beautiful they are to those who can see it. And I believe that every artist should think like that; an artwork should not achieve beauty in order to satisfy the eyes of the viewers (it can be a factor, but it should not be the main objective). Rather, an artwork should achieve beauty in order to satisfy one’s soul in this world full of harshness.

Rummaging

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Look what I found!

I was cleaning and organizing the stuff in my memory card (and I have hid and ignored them until now), and I found few interesting photos. I found three photos of me and my high school friends during my first day at UP; I immediately uploaded them so they won’t be stored to nothing. Thus, plus points to productivity! Lastly, I stumbled on a photo which reminded me of the contest that I joined last summer, which was Artwork’s 6th t-shirt design contest. I didn’t win, but the experience was worth the risk! I thought I was not going to finish the shirt on time, but I did! For me, that was already a milestone. Also, realizing that this thing happened months ago made me reflect on how fast time passes. We are going to welcome October this week, and it’s nearly Christmas!