Postcards to Paradise

When days become toxic, it’s nice to drop everything, pack your bags, and leave the city.

That’s the ideal.

Most of the time however, time and budget won’t allow the average responsible working adult. Haha. Ah, adulthood. So my best bet is to drop everything, and imagine I’m in some place instead.

I’ve recently bought a pad of blank postcards from Art Whale (I flipped when I saw this on Instagram), so I thought of putting these imagined destinations on paper.

Postcard No. 1

The last time I was in the beach was 2 years ago when I visited Puerto Princesa, Palawan – a shame as I live in a country with 7,107 islands. Haha.  I did swim with whale sharks last May, but it was a very hurried 30 minutes, most of which was spent panicking. So I don’t really think that counts.

So yes, I yearn for days when I can just float on or be idle in the water, close my eyes or stare at the clouds, and empty my thoughts. And stare at the different shades of blue and green (blue is a favorite color).

And thus the first postcard:

Postcard No. 2

There are days when I can just draw/paint one artwork after another, and this was one of these days.

I still wanted to draw water, so I searched through my archives and found a photo taken at the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland – a personal dream destination. My father did, and he says there’s nothing really spectacular about it… although I think it’s just his way of softening the blow. Pampalubag-loob, as we call it.

I think this was the first time I painted water, and I pretty much like the result. 🙂

Also, I thought of turning this into a series – Postcards to Paradise. They say when you want something, the universe will conspire to help you get it. Well, I hope this will help.

Universe, please! And thank you! In advance! Exclamation points!!!


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