Linapacan Blue

“And as I gaze onto the horizon, the sky and all of its magnanimous beauty, casts a reflection to the sea, with ripples giving it life. Across me is a natural mirror where the grandiose atmosphere and the clear waters marry.” – lifted from my travel journal last May 2014.

I could clearly recall that it was one of the best minutes of my life as I sat on the back of the boat, meditating, writing my thoughts down, sketching, and simply adoring and appreciating the elegance of nature, its magnificence, and towering beauty.

When I got home from that particular trip, I began recalling those near-nirvana moments I experienced in the sea – so peaceful, so tranquil, so inspiring that I could not resist mixing tubes of blue paint onto the plate. When I laid the materials on the table, I began painting my feelings.

Paradiso. Photo by Faighar Mangkabung

Paradiso. Photo by Faighar Mangkabung

It was as if I was in a dream, detached from the neck-wringing society I was living in. I felt free as the wind blew on my face. My worries disappeared for a while, replaced by the elation when I saw those sea turtles bobbing their heads above the mirror-like waters. I felt high, over and beyond happy surrounded by the simplest and most beautiful of things.

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An excerpt from my travel journal entry.

Oozing with emotions and feelings from that phenomenal trip, I am confident to call this finished piece “Linapacan Blue” – a reminder of the transcendent experience I had in Northern Palawan.

A journey which has led me to do the things that I love in life. A journey which gave me more reasons to smile everyday, to immerse with color, to be struck by beauty in people and in places, to be free-spirited, and ultimately, to be myself.

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