Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Blunder

Hi all, so sorry as it have been another slow and dry blogging week for me. So many things to do and too little time in a day is all I can say.

The signing of the company’s merger papers on Friday the 26th was quite pleasant and there was a banquet after that and I get to meet many important decision makers and famous names which I only usually either only heard of or see on TV. On Saturday the 27th was the twin’s birthday and as usual, it’s a full day at Anchol (a local resort) and yesterday was our nephew wedding day.

Wow, it’s like a full three days adventure non stop (if I might say) and today it’s back to the office again with a new environment, with a meeting held early in the morning. I think I’ll save the meeting result the next time I have the time to write as I’m really tired and have to be fresh tomorrow at work. So I think I better hit the sack now and so sorry guys as I won’t be posting any painters biography or painting in this post. I’ll try to do more posts when I get the chance. Until then ..

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

When You're Gone

Hi all, something funny just happened. As I was just about to write my post for today blog I heard this song coming out of Sam’s room. At first I was quite annoyed as Sam was playing it so loud and kept on re-playing it oven and over again, but then when I carefully listen to the lyric of the songs and my brain start to digest the tune then I realized how good the song was. Maybe it’s also because of the song I featured yesterday at MM (Music Monday) and the song LJ picked of her MM (Music Monday) edition where she featured a sad song by Jaron and the long Road to Love, about loving someone and not be loved in returned. Now, I just can’t stop humming this tune and singing the song.

Well I guess there goes my today’s post of a new painter’s biography and I think I better go up to Sam’s room to see if he’s alright. Boy! I hope he’s not heart broken by someone. But before I do that here is some painting by Wu Guanzhong and his biography enjoy.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Music Monday : Ronan Keating - If Tomorrow Never Comes

Hi all, it’s Monday again and it’s MM (Music Monday) time. Usually I would feel terrible when Monday comes, but not this time as I’ve had the best weekend ever with my loved (family) ones.. Actually we did nothing special as we only went to the nearby park for a family picnic on Saturday and on Sunday we had our own barbeque at our backyard. Even the kids decided to spend the weekend at home instead of wandering off to who know where. Maybe it’s because Susan had just returned from her out off town job and they missed her and wanted to spend some time with their mum.

However, all these happiness makes me wonders and made me start to think. What if suddenly I don’t wake up in the morning and the family would have to go on without me? What would happen if I don’t get the chance to tell them how much I love them? Will they know how much I love them? Well it’s all like in this song by Ronan Keating. So from now I’m not gonna waste time and start telling my love ones how much they mean to me.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Slow But Sure

Hi all, I’m so happy now that Susan is back and everything is slowly but surely getting back to normal again. I’ve picked her up at the airport yesterday and was to my relief to see her safe and well. Now the only thing that I‘ve to worry about is what it would be like after the signing of the merger papers and how the company’s internal structure would greatly change.

Now back to blogging. Wow..it's like ten days since my last post. So as not to keep the dry blogging spell continuing, here’s a few painting from the famous Jack Vettriano.and his biography.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oh My !

Hi all, if you all might have wondered why the last few post have not been the same as my usual post well it’s all because of the stress I’ve feeling lately. All the company’s merger meetings have finally got to me and it really burned me out. Well one thing is for sure the merger will really happen and the signing of the contract papers will be done on the 26th of this month. Actually I should be thankful and happy that all the work had not been a complete waste and the merger will benefit the company and most of the employees but I just still can’t help feeling down. Ok, to be frank I did feel a little bit relief but there’s still one thing that still worry me.

It’s Susan. As you all might have known that a Tsunami and a volcano tragedy have recently happened here and have been the latest news in the entire TV network and as Susan is a live TV spoke-woman then she have to be there. Susan has been away for almost two weeks now and with the current eruption of the volcano it’s still a question mark when she’ll be back. And so I’ve to dealt with all my office work, meetings, being a single parents (for now) and also worry about Susan well being.

Although I call her up almost every hour and see her on TV, still I can’t stop worrying about her. And just five days ago Anna had a high fever and I had to stay up all night taking care of her while I’ve to go to work in the morning. All this is really hard on me but I dare not tell Susan about this and make her worry, I’m afraid she might lose her concentration and something bad might happen. Sometimes I just don’t know what to do and this career of Susan and the company merger added the recent tragedy going all at once really gets me upset. I just hope and pray that this situation will quickly end and all things get back to normal again.

Ok enough of the sad story, I have to go and checkup on the kids now before I go to bed and I’ll leave you guys with this few paintings by the famous Philippine’s painter Fernando Amorsolo and his biography…..enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Biography of Fernando Amorsolo

Fernando Amorsolo was born in 1892 in Paco, Philippines. He was considered one of the many important painters in the Philippine art history in the 20th century. One of his famous paintings was Leyendo el periodic which won second place in the Bazar Escolta, a contest organized by the Asociacion Internacional de Artistas. The next year he enrolled in the Art School of the Liceo de Manilla where he graduated with honors. The University of the Philippines’ School of Fine Arts was where he later entered and where he was influenced by famous artists like Renoir, Monet and Diego Velazquez. In the year 1920s to 1930s Amorsolo set up his own painting studio and earned his honors from his paintings and drawings. He actively devoted his time for painting and one of his paintings, Rice Planting images were used in brochures and posters during the Commonwealth era. The struggle of Philippines and the people was often portrayed by Amorsolo and he used woman as themes mourning on her dead husband during the World War II.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Biography of Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was born on 1869 France. He studied law in Paris from 1887 to 1888 but in 1891, when he was 21 years old he became ill and which was when he started painting and discovered his love for art.

He then went to Paris to study art at the Académie Julian and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with Gustave Moreau. Matisse show took place at the Galerie Vollard in 1904. His subjects were primarily women and interiors. In 1913, his work was included in the Armory Show in New York. By the year 1923, two Russians, Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morosov, had purchased nearly 50 of his paintings and are now in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Hermitage, St Petersburg.

In 1931, he visited America where he was commissioned to paint murals for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. In 1948, he designed the decoration of Chapelle du Rosaire at Vence, which was completed in 1951. Major retrospective of his work was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He traveled to Cleveland, Chicago, and San Francisco. Matisse continued to make large paper cutouts but a design for the rose window at Union Church of Pocantico Hills, New York was his last.

He died on November 3, 1954, in Nice.

Marguerite Wearing a Toque, 1918

Woman Seated in an Armchair, 1940

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Biography of Jack Vettriano

Hi all, now I would like to share with you guys the biography and paintings by the famous Jack Vettriano….enjoy !!!

Jack Vettriano was born in 1953, Scotland. Vettriano actually left school at 16 to become an apprentice mining engineer He later become a mining engineer and worked in the Scottish coalfields.

In his twenties he took painting as a hobby and only did his paintings in his spare time but later he quit his job and took painting as a full-time job. 1988 was the year in which he submitted two canvas painting for the Royal Scottish Academy annual show. To everyone’s surprise both paintings were sold on the very first day of the opening and that was the break-through of his career as a professional painter. Vettriano was approached by several galleries who wanted to sell his other work.

Successful exhibitions followed in London, Johannesburg, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and New York. Vettriano mostly used himself as model for all his paintings. Critics however dismissed Vettriano art work as being vulgar but he remain as one of the most commercially successful living artists in his time. Vettriano has studios in London and Scotland. In 2003 he was awarded the OBE.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Just Not My 5cent

I’m going way off this blog topic and anybody out there care to protest or said anything, might as well GET LOST......“It my blog and it’s my way”

Ok. this rant stems from a latest discussion about meme for example, Music Monday and Wordless Wednesday, at a very well respectable site. I was going to comment back at the forum but as I just don’t have the time yesterday I decided to write this is MY blog today and I might as well express my opinion here. That's right, you guys are not the only ones that are entitled to your opinion.

I have been following the forum at the site and its new policy. However, let's forget about the site new policy but rather concentrate on the discussion that bothered me.

Don’t you think the program you’re in and writing in the forum is not just ANOTHER MEME. You don’t have to be there but you choose to be and following all the rules and doing all the linking up, commenting, blog hopping and even earning MONEY too. Don’t write about what you obviously don’t understand and never will with that kind of attitude for just the sake of a forum post or a 5cents. Don’t you think you might be hurting someone feeling as a real person is doing all the coding every week and not A BOT or is there no more courtesy and guilty feeling in the blogger world anymore and that really makes me SICK!!!!!!.

Some members that have participated in the thread have raised valid issues however there are some that simply state their opinion as a matter of fact rather than a view. I for one participate in memes and I especially love Music Monday. Let me tell you, Music Monday is not a lazy way for me of escaping on writing a post but it’s the sharing and the togetherness that cause people to join each week. Sharing something one enjoy with others and linking up is nothing to be ashamed off. In fact, I am sure the creator, LadyJava, created the linkies so that it will enhance the blog hopping experience of all the participants. I, for one make use of the linkies to bloghop from one blog to another to enjoy each participant's choice of song for the week. And let me ask you again, are you not just doing the same in the program by clicking on the widget and forum you write in?

And who's to say which post is good while others hate it …everyone have their own point of view, you love it while I hate it and I hate it while you love it. Just keep it to yourself and move on dude....and not just to score some point or 5cents. WHO MADE YOU THE WEB POLICE anyway?..

And to LJ chin up girl coz you have the eye of the tiger on you..

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