Your Vibe, Your Tribe!


“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” ~ Edmund Lee

I have to refresh my memory growing up with artists at home. My father was an Illustrator and my mother was a Dressmaker. I have an uncle who was a Painter too. Some of his paintings are still on our walls up to this time. I have high hopes to find some of my father’s works online so I can include them here.

They’re all gone now, and all I have is the legacy of their love for the Arts. And I have this deep desire to focus on Women Artists whom I’ve followed all my life and inspired me significantly like my parents did.

When Social Media came to flourish some years ago, I was able to create albums without the need to print them out and I see them everyday, add new ones to each album, it gives me a kind of happiness just staring at them.

I’ve been a follower of Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, a certain Victoria from Instagram, Romi Lerda, and some local artists too like Pacita Abad, Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heusaff to mention a few. I found this old lady in the internet and she is so inspiring. She is Agnes Kasparkova, she is already 90 years old, paints beautiful flowers on walls of houses in her village to pass time.

Personally, I’ve known a few, would not even complete the fingers in my hand. And each time I encounter them, I felt joy and pride to claim that they are my friends! =) As Edmund Lee said: “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.”

I think the world is a beautiful place because of all the women (and men) artists in the whole world. We must be so lucky to have them existing in our lives. Evoking so many emotions in me (in us) mostly are the “feel good” ones. =) The world is a better place because of them. =) We can only be grateful all our lives. Here are some of them:

ELIZABETH DE VRIES

I met Mama “E”, that’s how I call her, virtually. She was introduced to me by a friend and since then she has helped me a lot in different ways. Mostly about energies, given out in the most positive way. She is a Photographic Artist, a Spiritual Medium, a Healer, Professional Astrologer and one of the most poignant Writer I’ve ever known. You can see her works at: http://www.elizadevriesstudio.com

“The Colour Purple”
Title: “My Anodyne”
One of her beautiful works…
And another…
We also shared devotion for the Holy Mother.
And out of this, I found myself writing this simultaneously. Out of love and admiration.

MARY BETH ARRIOLA

Beth’s turf in painting is the most difficult medium for me. The watercolor. She actually did one for me. She also is a professional make-up artists making beautiful Filipinas even prettier. A mural artist. She’s good at Paper cutting too – the art of paper designs. Currently, she is busy making soaps out of organic products. You can check those hand-made soaps at: https://www.instagram.com/merry_bath/

She makes sure she’s at her best doing her craft.
Sunflower! =)
While this is the one she did for me. =)

ELAINE MOLERA

We were still in college when Elaine’s works are one of those that really stands out. Hers is always jaw-dropping. She’s great in vivid colors and very imaginative. She joined and won contests then. Some of her works are these:

Her oldest colored pencil.
This so amazing as this was done on wood.
Her second to the oldest oil on canvas.
Very recent in Conte crayon.

ELIZABETH VENTURA

I admire women painstakingly creating things like Liza is doing. This is just a hobby and you wouldn’t believe it, she got tons of orders and earning huge from it. =) Check her out at: https://www.instagram.com/bellizjewelryandbling/

One of my favorites in her collection.
Her ID badge laces. =)
Those so pretty blings!
Look how neatly she stores her beads.
Awesome mobile phone cases. =)

I truly embrace myself being an artist in my own rights through them. They have been (and all the others out there) my daily inspirations. So deep that it allowed me to find myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. =)

And below are some of mine. =) #beadedstuff

❤ ❤ ❤
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beautsantua

-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli with prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

4 thoughts on “Your Vibe, Your Tribe!

  1. Aaaw, amazing work Beaut!! I can’t imagine how much time and effort you put into this… Thank you to female artists like yourself who help create and promote art and other philiosophical awareness through social media…we can energize and inspire the raw community out there if more people know what’s going on in the world of the creative minds… There is so much art everywhere but not everyone appreciates because not everyone understands, but people just really need to pay attention, learn, respect and of course patronize the arts for it to fluorish esp in the Philippines… Keep the art in the heart Beaut!! ❣️ ❣️ ❣️

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