ARTE MONDO…

Arte Mondo…

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” ~Albert Einstein~

As part of of a personal project I’m working on. Attending fairs and exhibits helped me a lot to broaden my horizon and discover more possibilities that helps me with my growth.

Arte Mondo was part of a recent fair that I visited. Their booth showcased some of the original designs of several designers located inside the compound of Henry hotel in Pasay City, Manila.

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=)

Their booth’s attendants were vigilant enough to invite us to check out their shops at F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City.

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My frog prince..=p

I am very willing to see it and who else can I tag along here, but Jen. She has her own thing lately and busy as a bee, she just got promoted and spends more time at work. Though, it’s nice to see her flourishing, the “late bloomer” that she is. Long way to go, but with each progress, I’ve always knew, she will be there. While I’m happy that she can still allot time to accompany me wherever our feet leads us.

It was also good to know that a year ago, when I missed an event by Travelling Trunk, and this time, I’ll make sure I won’t miss it.

As you see, there’s always some level of excitement each time I set a date to check out works of fellow artisans. They literally inspire my soul. They give me hope and aspire bigger dreams. I never wanted to lose that kind of hope. Ever. That someday, I will be a major part of some cool projects that will be witnessed by many. Especially those who are close to my heart. Like a full circle. A kind of journey to something new. A creative process.

Please take a look.

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Reminded me to light my garden..
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Foyer..
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I can’t wait to wander..
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Don’t forget to look up, there’s more..
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Kitchen stuff..
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A wall is full of beautiful plates.
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Scents..
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They have one of my favorite scents – verbena..
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Kendi!!!
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I took a photo of my favorite.. that insert of floral..
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Little mason jars..

I thought I had enough when the attendant directed us to go up as there are more displays on the second floor..

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I honestly felt here a “deja vu”..
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This set-up will welcome you upon reaching the second floor.
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I have qualms to sit and try the cushions when the attendant asked me to try. So I did, and I had my photo here..
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This is the door to the terrace…
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On the left side are framed birds of different species..
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And on the other room is a Trompe l’oeil..

The second house is equally amazing…

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Vintage..
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An antique stand holds the poster reflecting the names of the designers..
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Nothing but Art..
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This one is a collection of tea cups, jars and glasses.
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These are display items in different shapes and sizes. Materials used are old pages of books..
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There’s a little girl in the glass..
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Behind the door is an art depicting inca symbols..

Our last stop is:

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On a bamboo easel..
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My grandmother has a cabinet like this..
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Indirect lighting definitely adds drama to any area..
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The soaps are wrapped in floral papers and were neatly arranged in such a way that it looked delicious to me..=)

The hard part is to decide when to go back again. Jotting it down in my calendar, since I spotted items as Christmas gifts to friends and loved-ones. =)

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MANILArt 2014

MANILArt 2014..

“ART washes from the soul the dusts of everyday life.”

It’s Friday night and one of my best buddies slept over at home to spend the weekend with me for some activities. She lined up a few such as having a Swedish massage and eating out at BGC (Bonifacio Global City) on top of my pre-sched visit to an Art Fair and attend a birthday party. We were able to divide four activities from Saturday to Sunday wishing weekends will be more than two days the very least.

Squeezing in midnight snack to bond on our favorite quick-service restaurant a few blocks away from home. Our all time favorite twister fries only happens on the last quarter of every year and we don’t want to miss it.

Come Sunday, we headed to this fair called MANILArt which I have calendared since last year. It used to be my world and I want to again experience what’s it like being around Bohemians once again. A rhapsody of everything fair.

billboard
Yey! =)
indi
Discover Peru…the Incas…
pieta
BFF’s favorite… Pieta..

Some of my college batchmates hold their own exhibits through the years and I only get to see them from our group chats. I have always been an spectator online. Now, I can’t wait to see one. In living color. I was welcomed by this Buddha.

buddha
Hi Buddha!
moi
The child in me…
2 moms
Two moms!
abstract
Abstract…
child
Mommy! Please not too high! =)
art in my heart
Art in my heart…
wine
Glass art…
wine fountain
I hope I am a wine drinker…

Their names are no longer familiar to me. They are the young artists of today with a common passion as what I have been with more than 20 years ago.

glass art
Teal! =)
moi 2
Glass everywhere…
glass art 2
Crystal tree…
glass art 3
“Light cure”…

And I must say, It felt the same. And as Art itself evolves. They still awed me, inspired me, and quenched my thirst to absorb how endless art can be expressed ceaselessly by different individuals with varying views and imaginations of how life and beauty conives and finally translate it to a canvas, or a paper, or Strathmore perhaps.

black beauty
Black beauty…
butterflies
My favorite subject will always be there…Butterflies…
cards
Game?
silhouette
Silhouette Art…
city
Moon…
cubism
Cubism…
cubism 2
And another…
hollywood style
Hollywood?
huge
I wish one in our hallway…

Some of which reminded me of known artists too. As it is being said that Art can always be recycled. Copied. Transcribed. Not as exact. We get ideas from all around us, and we twist it, we tweak it, enhance it, we play with colors and different mediums until it is all ours and become personalized. We then own it. It is how Art is conveyed. I am looking forward to more exhibits and ManilArt next year.

detals
Intricate detail…
diwata
Fairy…
fairy
Fairy here.
moi 3
Fairy there…
jayne
My soul sis will like this…
jayne n me
We…
warrior
There’s a warrior in me…
monalisa
The original was seen by 2 of my friends just this month… ❤
multi framed
Corporate..
panoramic
Panoramic…
blings
Blings…
shoes are made of
What are shoes made of?
surrealist
Surrealism…
sad
Why are you sad?
realism
My finale… 2 mediums in one presentation…. – Surrealism…

Secretly, I have gathered ideas what’s gonna happen when it’s my time to launch my very first book. My close friends giving out leaflets and tokens as to what to expect from my book with the warmest greetings they could give to our guests. I see cocktails too. =)

Now that’s what we call Creative Visualization. I’m so excited! (–,) ❤ ❤ ❤