Let There Be Peace on Earth
This painting was inspired by the song “One More Gift,” which I listen to every time I paint. The composer wrote this piece as a young boy as he was struggling with family problems. He once said, “Growing up in a broken family has become a very valuable ground to nurture my faith. It allowed my to find God even in the darkest moments of my life, or in the history of our people.” I see myself falling down like toy soldiers do in those moments when I try to prove myself right and the others wrong. Those instances I steel myself to be impenetrable are usually followed by attacks of raw weakness. So it is while painting. I always encounter the struggle and the forces of hard strokes, the bravura; but there are also the soft glazing of fine smudges. Every hard stance in life hides a corresponding tenderness. Let us listen to the tender laughter of children.
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Pardon for the long absence. I guess by now, most of you already know that we got affected by the great Ondoy flood. As of this writing, our house is still a mess. I will try to make a separate post on that horrendous experience very soon. But first, let me thank all those who texted, YM-ed, called and e-mailed me to check on our status. All your concerns were so much appreciated. From the bottom of my heart… MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT PO! 🙂
Let us continue on praying that the country will be spared from similar disasters slash calamities in the future.
Be safe always and God bless us all!