New Art Piece: Freelance Work

As I had mentioned, I am currently offering to do freelance work.

As a little girl, I remember watching my cousins draw a horse and was absolutely mesmerized. Almost 2 decades later, and I have collected notebooks of doodles/ drawings that have yet to see the light.

I think as a little girl, and maybe even, now I instinctively identified as a creative without really knowing it.. This ‘ability’ of mine caught the eye of my grade school art teachers growing up. I recall one particular time when I doodled a bow on a piece of paper and left it on the dining table. Later that day my father brought it back to me and said that the electrician took notice of it and called it beautiful. I recall another time in my high school photography class when my classmates and I were critiquing each other’s photos, and my teacher was commenting on a series of photos I took. She noticed the composition and said that “I had an artistic eye”, and I didn’t really understand. Even then while I was very aware of my interest in art, I didn’t really how much I realized how big a part art played in my life until I approached my late teens/ earlier 20’s (hence the number of arts journals I collected throughout the years). It was when I had a talk with my father not too long ago about my love for art is when he said ” you must have gotten your artistic ability from your mom” as I showed him my drawings from long ago, “you’re an artist but you don’t know”. Don’t know why, but those words still ring in my head.. Anyhow, til this day calling myself an ‘artist’ doesn’t sit well with me.. only because I think that title is left up to the people to decide. Though I know there is much growth for me to make and learn from, I could not be any more excited.

Please check out my art page. Hope my work brings you as much joy as it brings me to create it.

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Hubert Laws, Amazing Grace

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As promised, I will share some hidden gems on the internet that I think both the old and new generations would appreciate. As shared by DJ host, Bubba Jackson, I was completely mesmerized by this masterpiece and was not at all disappointed. Bubba was adamant that I check out this piece and of course, needed to share with ya’ll. Absolutely find the sound of the flute endearing.. one of my favorite instruments to listen to. I know for me at least, this song helped awakened something in me. Hope ya’ll felt this one as much as I did. Will definitely be thanking him for this one.

Never Knew Love Like This Before by Stephanie Mills

As someone growing up in today’s auto-tuned music, I miss the genuine wholesome vibes of old-school music. 80’s music back then was on a whole other level. This is the type of music I wish we can bring back today, but unfortunately many might see that it is not suited for today’s type of music. Music has changed so much, it makes me miss a time I wasn’t even born in. Here’s to bringing the good ol’ funk back.

♪ I never knew love like this before
Now I’m lonely never more
Since you came into my life
Cause I never knew love like this before
Opened my eyes
Cause I never knew love like this before
What a surprise ♪
Song Title: Never Knew Love Like This Before
Artist: Stephanie Mills
Release Date: June 26, 1989
Record Label: 20th Century - Fox Records

 

Let’s Chat: Concept of ‘Music Legends’

Came across this on my feed.. and it had me thinking. I want to discuss this with ya’ll or at least to me efforts, put this out there.

I don’t know about anybody else but as an aspiring artist, it’s always rubbed me the wrong way (even growing up throughout the years) when people toss around words like “talented” & “legendary”. For me, I believe such titles need to be earned through time, resilience, and hard work and is ultimately defined by their own personal mission of being artist. I believe such helps is what builds merit and credibility for a true artist. Those who have been named “legends” have left their mark of true artistry that hold substance and is in essence, revolutionary. Their work has brought an impact big enough to move a massive population of people, further inspiring generations of future artists & musicians. To them it’s not about the superficial, the glory or the fame, but their sole purpose of being an artist, musician, or what have you. A creative calling to go beyond themselves and touch others. The rest follows. And unfortunately, I feel as though this meaning has slowly deteriorated over the years and shows through the quality of today’s music due to the oversaturation of today’s music industry. While I think it is a good thing that people are feeling more open to owning their artistry, I also think it is best not to forget the meaning and value behind art and being a legend. Just some thoughts, what do ya’ll think?

Hi guys,

missed ya’ll & the art.

As promised, I told y’all I’ll be working more on my craft and sharing my journey with ya’ll. Now that I am settled in my new place, I have the equipment, time and creative space to create the work I want to create for ya’ll. Here’s a rough sketch of what I have going on so far. I would love to sell some of my art pieces for ya’ll and would like to know if ya’ll would be interested in purchasing. I could also make custom work as well. Feel free to comment and like this post so I have an idea.

Much love,

Lo.

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6B Drawing Pencil, Ms. Mariah Carey

Lea Salonga’s Audition for Miss Saigon

Super stoked for the premiere of Miss Saigon at Hollywood Pantages this month.
Miss Saigon, was first played by Lea Salonga, a Filipina singer, who they discovered after producers’ long quest in Manila, Philippines 1988. Miss Saigon gained worldwide recognition and became a hit musical in the 90’s.  The following rendition of Miss Saigon (2015) was then played by another Filipina singer Eva Noblezada. I feel blessed to have come from the same heritage. Here is Ms. Salonga’s audition for the musical Miss Saigon, where she sings “Sun and Moon”. Just stunning, a diamond in the rough.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would be interested in attending, please click here for tickets.