Tag Archive | Museum Hopping

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.

Yey! =)

Yey! =)

Discover Peru...the Incas...

Discover Peru…the Incas…

BFF's favorite... 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.

Hi Buddha!

Hi Buddha!

The child in me...

The child in me…

Two moms!

Two moms!

Abstract...

Abstract…

Mommy! Pls not too high! =)

Mommy! Pls not too high! =)

Art in my heart...

Art in my heart…

Glass art...

Glass art…

I hope I am a wine drinker...

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.

Teal! =)

Teal! =)

Glass everywhere...

Glass everywhere…

Crystal tree...

Crystal tree…

“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…

My favorite subject will always be there...Butterflies...

My favorite subject will always be there…Butterflies…

Game?

Game?

Silhouette Art...

Silhouette Art…

Moon...

Moon…

Cubism...

Cubism…

And another...

And another…

Hollywood?

Hollywood?

I wish one in our hallway...

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.

Intricate detail...

Intricate detail…

Fairy...

Fairy…

Fairy here.

Fairy here.

Fairy there...

Fairy there…

My soul sis will like this...

My soul sis will like this…

We...

We…

There's a warrior in me...

There’s a warrior in me…

The origina lwas scene by 2 of my friends just this month...

The original was seen by 2 of my friends just this month… ❤

Corporate..

Corporate..

Panoramic...

Panoramic…

Blings...

Blings…

What are shoes made of?

What are shoes made of?

Surrealism...

Surrealism…

Why are you sad?

Why are you sad?

My finale... 2 mediums in one presentation.... - Surrealism...

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! (–,) ❤ ❤ ❤

The Mind Museum – Amusing minds…

The Mind Museum – Amusing minds… 

“The painter has the universe in his mind and hands.” 
~Leonardo da Vinci~

If there’s a prize for the Filipino children of this generation. I must say its’ the museums kept intact in the Philippines like The Mind Museum.

It is classic and at the same time uber modern mix of art and science intricately rolled up into one, as if the other can’t do without the other. Moreso, a museum that makes us enjoy the best of both worlds.

The first time I went there, I was reminded of Enchanted Kingdom. There’s a wristband as pass with stickers that’s not as hard to peel off like those in Enchanted Kingdom. There’s an inviting souvenir shop acting like magnets attracting you to visit and bring home something as literally a souvenir.

I can’t recall if there’s a turnstile and upon venturing inside, it was truly awesome. For kids who are the hungriest to discover things that are still new to them, this place is like a beauty, dropping jaws, and shrieks of different kinds you will hear the whole time of your exploration. It is definitely a “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” thing.

Observing the other guests, especially the kids (and the ones who are kids at heart) I see them having fun the whole time.

I’m no so sure, how long this museum was constructed. Though, I am so sure, each work of art were carefully planned and executed – to painstakingly come up with this amusing chance for us to re-discover things that have been tackled when we were still in school is truly colossal. Museums nowadays are evolving. I am anticipating more modern stuff to come for the new generation to surmise and and expect in anticipation. By that time, ours is going to be part of the past already.

Creativity is a word that you can always yoke with this museum. The signage’s, the presentations, the series (or maybe I haven’t seen foreign museums yet though I see them in Google too) the concept and design is orderly and mindfully brought into being.

If I may, I am suggesting to all parents to encourage their kids into visiting the past, the present and their tomorrows by visiting museums such as this. It’s an experience they will really flip over and remember with a smile. It will stimulate their senses, help them be smarter in class and be able to correlate related subjects and be able to expound on a specific subject since they’ve seen the “What, How and Where” (and when) that were showcased in “The Mind Museum”. It is definitely gratifying. Come and see and let their senses(all of it) be awaken.

Please take a peep:

Art BGC 2013...

Art BGC 2013…

Camwhoring!

Camwhoring!

Hypnotizing..

Hypnotizing..

Butterflies!

Butterflies!

Big fish!

Big fish!

..did they really look like that?

..did they really look like that?

Huge!

Huge!

The human brain..

The human brain..

Deoxyribonucleic acid..

Deoxyribonucleic acid..

Mind power..

Mind power..

My favorite..listened to my heart..

My favorite..listened to my heart..

Philippines flora and fauna...

Philippines flora and fauna…

Sir Neil..

Sir Neil..

Baby astro..

Baby astro..

Cute!!!!

Cute!!!!

I remember this is our first car. The Volkswagen..

I remember this is our first car. The Volkswagen..

Series..

Series..

I enjoyed this!

I enjoyed this!

BOOOOKKKSSSS!!!!!

BOOOOKKKSSSS!!!!!

love this!

love this!

Vintage lanterns..My papa kept one just like that blue one..(which I painted violet!)

Vintage lanterns..My papa kept one just like that blue one..(which I painted violet!)

My zone!(--,)

My zone!(–,)

Kaleidoscope!

Kaleidoscope!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder..

A vintage press..

A vintage press..

Jurassic mode..

Jurassic mode..

If I am to post all of my photos, they’re more than a hundred. Please visit for a more personal encounter. There’ll be no regrets!