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L’amour.

February 12, 2011

Due to inadequate number of REM cycles, and a considerable massive jet lag, I was asleep for the past 60 hours (as scheduled). And now, I can’t get myself get right back to sleep, so with all the conscious time I have, I get to ponder momentarily about, well, uhm, love.

This is my first take on poetry. I know this is not something people would consider to be in that classic category, so I purposely disabled comments for this post as to not get me discouraged, specially that, as of this very all-wide-awake moment, I am considering pursuing poetry.

Love.
It does not take form.
It does not come into existence that can be contained.
No, it can not be contained.
For love is freedom.
And it is only when one is emancipated that one can love.
For love is a choice, but never an option.
It is not dictated.
Nor can be restricted.
It sustains. It is consumed. It consumes.
It flows at liberty.
It is spontaneous, never deliberate.
It is spontaneously deliberate.
It does not end.
It has no end.

Oh, and hey. It’s almost Valentine’s Day.

Je vous prĂ©sente, l’aventir artisan.

September 12, 2010

L'oeuvre.

I present to you, the future artisan. My 6-year old nephew, Moki 🙂 Photo above (excuse the really teeny tiny scanned scale) is Moki’s fantastic work of art that got selected in their school (amongst other kids’ loser artworks, haha.) to be printed on novelty shirts, and other items, for the St. Leander Family Festival, in San Leandro CA.

What can I say, the fruit does not fall far from the same tree. Haha.

Moi et Moki, année deux-mille sept.

I heard he’s into fĂčtbol right now, I can’t wait to show a few tricks that I incessantly practice daily (after a few almost-broken fragile home decor).

In the meantime, we’d be patiently waiting for those shirts with his art printed on it. I’d wear it oh so proudly like it’s the only shirt that I own.

Taschen et art de Renaissance

December 26, 2009

And yet again, I found myself buying books. In my defense, these are in the non-fiction category, not counted as the usual books I buy.

I am a big fan of the renaissance, baroque, and impressionism, and did not realize it until I got my first Taschen book (the one with Botticelli). I love that the artists lived very controversial lives, worthy of TMZ, and E! True Hollywood Stories. And oh crap, they really are immensely good with their craft.

I also found this Taschen book, the complete works of Leonardo da Vinci. Got it from Book Sale for only P1,000 ($20), which in Amazon.com, retails for $70.

It really is a riveting book. Contains a lot of info about the artist, his oeuvres, and gossip-ish snippets concealed as factoids. Haha. Had fun reading this, it’s like taking art appreciation in college all over again. The book also is exceptionally big compared to the other Taschen books I bought, 10 times thicker, not to mention exceptionally heavy. Weighs around 5 lbs.

Deux pour Paris!

September 3, 2009

Deux pour Paris (1)

Last night we attended an exhibit opening in Galleria Astra, in N. Garcia St., Makati City. Tagged Deux pour Paris (Two for Paris), the displays are of Rico Lascano, et nous professuer de français, Monsieur Michel 🙂 My first time to visit an actual gallery that sells paintings (so the countless museum visits do not count), and it was fun.

Most of Michel’s pieces are two-dimensional, playing with textures, including textile, plastic, etc. The outstanding among his pieces is the Trocadero, because of his playful use of yellow.

The actual gallery was quaint, but striking, and the pieces in the room does not overwhelm the artworks on display, in fact they so complement each other that the actual gallery itself looks like a big art piece. I might seem a wee bit artsy-fartsy sometimes, but I appreciate the beauty and the thought poured in an art piece. Art for me is the epitome of beauté et folie (beauty and madness).

Planning to study painting next year, or towards the end of this year 🙂

FĂ©licitations Michel, et bonne chance sur ton exhibit 🙂

Posing at one of Monsieur Herbert's works. De gauche Ă  droite: Jinks, Pamsky, Me.

Posing at one of Monsieur Herbert's works. De gauche Ă  droite: Jinks, Pamsky, Me.

Me and Jinks, with the Trocadero piece (the one below) by Mitchel.

Me and Jinks, with the Trocadero piece (the one below) by Mitchel, mon préféré among all his works.

The attendees of the exhibit opening. On the far left, Pam and Jinky, talking about real estate investments :P

The attendees of the exhibit opening. On the far left, Pam and Jinky, talking about real estate investments 😛 The guy in crossed-arms, with long hair, wearing a bonnet, is Rico Lascano, one of the artists of the exhibit.

Valse d'une ballerine avec des thés glacés (Waltz of the ballerina with the iced teas)

Valse d'une ballerine avec des thés glacés (Waltz of the ballerina with the iced teas)

The fluorescence of Trocadero.

The fluorescence of Trocadero.

The guy in white is Michel, busy explaining his work.

The guy in white is Michel, busy explaining his work.

Le trois de nous, avec le maĂźtre artisan.

Le trois de nous, avec le maĂźtre artisan.