16 October 2009

About a Picture and a Dream.



Now I know why almost always, it's the wealthy artists who have exhibits. The only chance the 'hungry' ones could have an exhibit, is when they have sponsors to back them up. That, or they do it bohemian style -- unconventional (no big sosyal galleries or malls) -- the way Dan and I are doing ours.

We already have an art statement. Everything is taking shape (except my photos. haha) and I'm excited. Ugh, it gets me teary-eyed thinking how, slowly, my one-day-I'm-going-to-have-an-exhibit dreams are coming true. Maybe, in the future, I will be brave enough to do a solo exhibit.

I hope you could all be there. We are thinking about holding the exhibit on my birthday. Your presence would be such an awesome birthday present.

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About the picture:

I'm glad that my friend Joy cared enough to snap this picture of me, sitting in one of the galleries in the Louvre, staring at an artwork while daydreaming about having my own exhibit one day. I can't remember what or whose artwork I was staring at exactly, but I looked intensely spellbound. And I do remember daydreaming about having my work displayed in a gallery like that. Quite a big dream, huh?

Ah yes, that's me when I was thinner and had short hair. Utterly awed by the size and beauty of it all, I couldn't be disturbed by the ooohs and aaahs of fellow tourists. I sat there for a long time -- daydreaming and thinking, almost unbelieving that I was there, breathing a dream.

This picture is quite noisy (grainy) because this was taken by a point-and-shoot film camera. But look at those vintage tones and colors. Beautiful, no? It's exactly how I remember the Louvre -- like an old picture with lots of fascinating, charming, romantic stories to tell.

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konsuy October 16, 2009 at 7:24 AM  

good luck sa imong exhibit ai. i am sure it will be memorable and beautiful.

Mommy Blogs October 16, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

i wanna cry and sulk, because i am going to miss your birthday and your exhibit =(

Filipinas October 16, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

ka nindot!! I wish I was there Ai.

janNtouch October 16, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

You are truly inspiring. And yes, dreams do come true to those who persevere and work hard. Congratulations!

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

konsuy said...
good luck sa imong exhibit ai. i am sure it will be memorable and beautiful.

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thank you, chi. i really hope it will be memorable and beautiful. =)

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM  

Mommy Blogs said...
i wanna cry and sulk, because i am going to miss your birthday and your exhibit =(

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don't. i totally understand. besides, i think it's best for you to be traveling while the tummy is still small. =)

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

Filipinas said...
ka nindot!! I wish I was there Ai.

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you'd fall in love with the louvre, fil. and i think you'd be super happy there, in the midst of all those art and amazing things! =)

Aileen Siroy October 16, 2009 at 1:43 PM  

janNtouch said...
You are truly inspiring. And yes, dreams do come true to those who persevere and work hard. Congratulations!

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thank you! i guess, we all inspire one another. =)

Liza October 16, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

Continue to dream big! It will happen to you eventually!

Good luck on your exhibit and have a wonderful, memorable birthday! :-)

Mai.Mai October 16, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

I won't miss it for the world Ai. Ako pa? I'm your stage friend.

JoPiE October 17, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

oh ai, i wish i could see your exhibit in the flesh! so please, please, please, don't be stingy with the pictures! :-)

Mimi October 17, 2009 at 11:24 PM  

i will surely be there not only because i'm a fan but also because akong time ra gyud akong maregalo nimo. :) di baya kay ko ka afford ug hard-bound books ha! =)

and just like your past visits in cebu, i hope we can find time to have non-fat, no whipped cream (accdg to policewoman Therese)frap. have so many stories to tell ;-)

photosandmemos October 18, 2009 at 4:41 AM  

well, all i wanted to say, all of the above have said...i wish im there for your exhibit=) but because im not,my thouhts will be with you..=)

Aileen Siroy October 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

Liza said...
Continue to dream big! It will happen to you eventually!

Good luck on your exhibit and have a wonderful, memorable birthday! :-)

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Thanks, Liz!
Mom always taught me the same thing -- to dream big. =)

Aileen Siroy October 26, 2009 at 12:54 PM  

Mai.Mai said...
I won't miss it for the world Ai. Ako pa? I'm your stage friend.

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I know, Lou! And I feel utterly blessed! =)

Aileen Siroy October 26, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

JoPiE said...
oh ai, i wish i could see your exhibit in the flesh! so please, please, please, don't be stingy with the pictures! :-)

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I wish you could be there, Jops! Yes, will post photos! =)

Aileen Siroy October 26, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

Mimi said...
i will surely be there not only because i'm a fan but also because akong time ra gyud akong maregalo nimo. :) di baya kay ko ka afford ug hard-bound books ha! =)

and just like your past visits in cebu, i hope we can find time to have non-fat, no whipped cream (accdg to policewoman Therese)frap. have so many stories to tell ;-)

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Hahahaha! The hardbound book hirit made me laugh!

I never miss a chance to see you, Mi. Never. =)

Aileen Siroy October 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

photosandmemos said...
well, all i wanted to say, all of the above have said...i wish im there for your exhibit=) but because im not,my thouhts will be with you..=)

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You know I want you to see it. But I promised you a personal viewing in December. =)

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