These past weeks was really a creative week. The business (Pillow Me) have “forced” me again to tap on my creativity. I believe creativity is not just IDEAS, but it involves a lot of execution, errors and explorations. Practice is Progress. Creation is the Culmination. No pressure to please everybody but strive to be true to self and whatever we call “art” by our own definition.
I’m pleased though with a few of my own creation or enhancement of pillow designs. I will continue to go on having my own branding or icon in my pillows and be more unique and bold. I will commit for the meantime these “ideas” that I have to follow-through soon: Embroidered wall art; Calligraphy & Embroidery; Customized Child’s Milestone in Embro; Pillow Me Icon on Cute pillows; Print & Embro plushies; Hoodie travel pillows.
Wk5 – Executing Ideas on Pillows
A repost from August 23 2010 entry… sharing again my Kuya’s Art…
From my Kuya Lito whom I am getting a lot of inspiration and advise and words of wisdom: Like..
“Its alright to start late… think of Vincent Van Gogh…” (about never give up on your dreams and taking action)
“Jump the cliff… you just build your wings on your way down” (about taking courage on big decisions to make)
August 2010 post:
Just want to share the painting of my brother inspired by my photo of Sto Nino de Bustos Church at Bustos Bulacan:
see more of his works at:
Lito’s Abstract Horizon
Going back to art is not too late for me, I guess. Creativity needs to be tapped and practiced… I believe, there is no such thing as creativity in ideas… only in execution.
Wk4 – Exploring Arts and Designs
Children Got Cancer too, please don’t look away. Today, I visited Phil General Hospital, with my humble petty gifts of pillows for the children of Pediatric ward for cancer patients. I have made a promise a couple of months ago that I will return with donations of pillows which the doctors specifically asked. Petty my gifts are, but I hope it will bring smiles to their face.
It was heart-breaking yet so inspiring how they are trying to be strong to fight the big C, though their body is so small and frail. It is also admirable how are their parents and lolas are so patiently and tenderly caring for them, keeping also the brave spirit.
Other petty stuff and problems became so irrelevant when you are at this place where one thing that is SO important is to hang on to the fragile thread of what we call Life.
Hope I can do more to cheer them. Or give what keep us all “hanging in there” …. Hope.
52weeks Adventure/ Challenge
Week 3 – Charity Works at PGH
Father: Son, you just wait… Good things happen to those who waits…
Son: But Pi… Great things happen to those who takes action…
well, there is some wisdon-battle going on here
Glad to share that my pillows were featured in a blog “Baby and Breakfast.” Not expecting it really. The pillow project was done in a flash due to an ardent request of my cousin’s friend. In usual situation, we could have declined the project. But now, I’m glad we gave in to the request. The photoshots are just too cute. Particularly the babies. (My pillows are just props to them 😊😄, no big deal haha!)
Just too proud of my pillows (my new babies that keep me sane and creative for the past few months). They are actually what I’ve been doing all along (why im not blogging or doing most of my 101… #alibis)….
Anyways, you will see a lot of my pillows in the coming blog. So bear with it.
Haven’t read books in a while, but I got this recently in National’s sale box. And glad I did. It made me inspired again, and brought back the volunteerism spirit that seemed lulling for a while. Just like any other projects and ideas and aspirations that I have unconsciously (or maybe deliberately) “abandoned” because of everyday grinding schedules and stress (alibi, alibi)…
Been thinking when was the last time that I made meaningful acts of volunteerism or deliberate act of charity works? In past years, I usually took time to plan and schedule and save for those “events”. Maybe its not too late again. Well, nothing is too late if one starts NOW.
In my small way, will do something meaningful to help or any random act of kindness everyday starting Today (again).
Week 2 – Go Read Those Books and Be Inspired