Let there be pink.
Proud of that floral pair in this photo.
I had a sort of Mucha appreciation weekend. Apparently, it wasn’t just a postcard Mat got me from Prague, he sent me this epic zodiac calendar as well. I finally saw up close all the luscious details in these Alphonse Mucha lithographs I only used to view in low-res Google images.
I must mention that getting this calendar was serendipitous: (1) It came just in time when I felt like I was running out of inspiration (and man, do I have a lot of paintings to finish), thanks to Mar; and (2) coincidentally, the front cover features the lithograph assigned for Sagittarius — and I’m a proud Sagittarian, although I’m always mistaken for a Scorpio (the lithograph assigned for which is featured on the back cover). I can’t express enough how utterly beautiful this is.
An Alphonse Mucha postcard from Prague came in the mail last Saturday. The message reads:
"Here’s an insignificant, teeny, tiny drop of inspiration for a friend who has inspired everyone who’s lucky enough to know her. Keep on living and breathing beauty and art, Palloninie!"
No, it’s not insignificant, or a teeny, tiny drop of inspiration even more so. Mucha’s works has always been a huge influence to mine, so this is A LOT! I can’t stop looking at it. There are just too many lavish details to take in in just a single postcard. Can’t get over how beautiful this is. Thank you so much, @matmatmatmatmat!
I had a little visitor in my studio earlier. See, I don’t attract just bats now. On the road to becoming a Disney princess. NOT!
The Chapel of St. Pancratius in the middle of La Loma Cemetery made it to Spot.ph’s “10 Scariest Places in Manila” list. Rightfully so, it was built in 1884, and we were told the last time we had a shoot there that guards could hear voices chanting in Latin inside the chapel when they make their nightly rounds. Plus, it has skulls and crossbones carved on its gates — such a beauty! It has been locked for years, so it was nice to see a youth council cleaning it up and putting it into use.
For lack of a better caption for this photo, I’ll go for “Winter and the Broken Angel.” Yeah, I used to listen to Autumn Tears.
Just hanging around. XP
Much love for this cemetery. Most spots here look like they’re taken right off a Tim Burton movie. (at La Loma Cemetery)