Yesterday was long and tiring but in the middle of it, I found something of my interest. I had lunch at this small town restaurant called “Wa Nam sa Bukid” with my workmates. I honestly don’t know what “wa nam” means, but surely “sa bukid” means “in the mountains”. What mattered was the really good food, made even better by the fact that we all had them as a treat. 🙂
Then I saw these frames hanging on the restaurant walls; they’re too beautiful to stay unnoticed. Unfortunately, they were hanging too high for me to read the signature. Up to now I’m still wondering if these frames were entirely painted or they were half painted, half photographed. Although I couldn’t imagine yet how the latter could have been done. I wish I had a closer look at these frames so I could have figured what they really were – paintings or digitally manipulated photographs. Anyway, one way or the other, I adore these artworks and I’m now wishing I can also make at least one. 🙂
Above is the Wa Nam sa Bukid restaurant in Batangas City, which serves really good Filipino dishes plus unlimited vegetable side dish. 🙂
M, my boyfriend, isn’t the type who’d be genuinely amazed or stunned with things arty. A musician by heart, a little too conscious with his outfit (always making sure that at least he doesn’t look like a couch potato who’s gone out straight from bed), very good at color coordination, but not someone who can draw something nicely. HaHaHa, sorry Honey! 😀
But he surely has hands for origami, his chosen form of art. And I love that fact! So, here’s a picture of what he made (top) as a suitor’s Valentines present for his girl. 😉 A basket of paper lilies, and if my judgment serves me right, the white ones are moonflowers.
I’m not sure if he knew what lilies symbolize, but as additional knowledge at least for those who want some, lilies can mean unions, partnerships, and long lasting relationships. In the movie Imagine Me and You, giving lilies meant, “I dare you to love me.”
And then, for our first month celebration, I painted his Valentines present (bottom). Of course, we know well how the dare went on. And it wouldn’t be just for once ’cause I’m accepting the challenge every day and will always be on for it! I’m love-struck and love-crazed. 😉
It’s been long since the last time I doodled something, and I terribly missed the feeling of making something out of your own talent. And right now, I’m at the kitchen table killing time with the ever-amazing Internet, which I also missed after having gone out for this fun job I have. 🙂
In front of me is this – our messy kitchen stand! HaHaHa This is the picture of our kitchen stuff being absolutely spontaneous; in other words, when we don’t clean up. Anyway, it was for the mess that I found this view interesting enough for a pastime drawing. 😉
And then, for my second piece, I was able to pick a bit of inspiration from the abstract paintings I’ve scanned through on Google. The result?
Arenas del Tiempo,or “sands of time” as suggested by a friend. Originally, the floating hour glass was a waterfall. And bad enough, I couldn’t achieve the motion effect (water falling) so, “Scratch it!” Slightly frustrated, I wiped the white paint left to right, right to left with a paint brush. That time, I decided I failed, while knowing I had to do something about it. That was when I saw the outline of an hour glass. “Great!” 🙂