Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thirteen: alphabet epiphany

I entitled my art portfolio blog XYZ just because I lack the creative capacity to think of a better one. But thinking about it, my blog title is actually a deep and sensitive soul.

XYZ is the epitome of the saying: The least, the lost and the last.

X is the least.
What do we associate with X's? Wrong items on a test, eX girl/boyfriends, eXcommunication--absolutely anything that has to do with omitting something. In short: rejection.

Y is the lost.
Y sounds like why, as in the question why. Why are we here? Why am I doing this? Why not? Why makes us question ourselves and our surroundings because we are lost human beings. We cannot know for certain what life will bring us and so we always have to ask, why?

Z is the last.
Other the obvious that Z comes in last in the alphabet, it is also the least used  in the english dictionary: only used 0.04% of the time. Even in purpose it is the last thought of to call for help.

I think I just may have done some overthinking in here.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Twelve: Purpose driven blog

I am still in the process of finding my purpose for creating this blog. I just hope one day when I do find it, it will be as beautiful and as meaningful as these blogs that I have discovered while I was getting my tumblr account back online.

This is a collection of things that were stolen, borrowed or handed down with stories attached to them. Not only are the stories presented in witty and short narratives but Sirin Thada, an artist from Brooklyn, translates all of these stories into beautiful pieces of art. 

This one is pure photography--captured images of owners and their most prized possessions. Each photograph has a corresponding caption of the owner's sentiments and testimonies. 

I think what really captured me most about these blogs is their subtle way of documenting life. It may not be stories worth printing on the front page of a newspaper, but they are stories about the purest of human existence. It's nice to know that, in a way, simple things like these can still be remembered and appreciated.

Eleven: right or left?

I've focused my recent blogging activities into this blogger account forever leaving behind tumblr--or so I thought. Today I had a strange urge to go back to tumblr which is why I created my hundreth tumblr account. This, of course, is for trial and error purposes only. I have yet to figure out what direction I am really going to take for my blog. It's best to keep my options open. 

That being said, I will be segregating all my artworks (including photos) into my tumblr account turning it into  a photo/artwork portfolio. I will keep all the talking and writing in here.

My tumblr portfolio's url is:

My creativity with titles amaze me.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ten: While I wait for the sun to rise

I figured, now is the perfect time to write again. It's raining, I am trapped by murky waters and my country is now at a standstill. I feel like every Filipino right now is holding their breath. Despite the chaos and the continuous call for action and relief I can't help but feel an eerie silence. It's as if everyone is waiting--waiting for things to take a turn for the worst. 

I hope it doesn't.

And if it does.

And if it does.

Doodle #2: Time

I couldn't sleep and I got so bored the other night so I decided to doodle my schedule for next term--which is awesome. Three day class whoot whoot. I don't even care that I'm out at 9:00 pm  on Tuesdays.

I am really excited for next term because I won't have any of those useless general subjects. For the next two terms before my majors happen all I'm taking are design foundation subjects--er, except for my NSTP which kind of ruins my happiness.

PARTDES (Philippine Art & Design History)
FOTOGRA (Basic & Digital Photography)
DESPRIN  (Principles of Design)

HARTDS1 (History of Art & Design 1)
FREHAND (Freehand Drawing)

PROFES1 (Design Professions & Code of Ethics)
NSTP-01 (National Service Training Program 1)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Doodles #1: Oh, Annie Series feat. Shin

It's my friend's birthday tomorrow and she decided to treat her college friends--which obviously included me since I'm talking about it, for some Mcdonalds after class. I ended up with chicken nuggets and twister fries. I decided to draw them in their cartoon-like versions according to me and compile all the retarded things that they say which makes me happy.

Eventually, while I was doing this, I found myself enjoying it. There is something about capturing real life wit into cartoon drawings. Hopefully I will post more of these in the future but for now enjoy Oh, annie feat. Shin.This one revolves around my friend Annie. 
Amazeballs Annie

Time turner Annie

Hipster Annie

Taboo Shin