Friday, November 8, 2013

the best things in life are free

"There ain't no such thing as a free lunch " is a popular adage communicating the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing. 

Whoever said that was absolutely wrong. The most satisfying experiences do not cost any money. I have proven it true.

I was lucky to be at the right place and time. I went to GSIS museum. It was an art exhibit and I just admired the artworks of one of the painters.

What caught my attention was the ABSTRACT PAINTINGS in PASTEL COLORS. The artist made use of pastel colors, managed to control the hues in different range. The lines and shapes exude power.
Very visible are the harmony and rhythm of the brushstrokes.




There were 5 questions on my mind at that time:

1. What am I looking at? 
2. What are these paintings about? 
3. Why do I feel something while looking at the paintings? 
4. Who made these paintings? 
5. Can I afford to purchase even just one of the paintings?

I got the answers to all my questions: 

1. I was looking at the painting called: “EMOTIONS in 3 Series” 
2. The paintings were about Infatuation, Affection and Passion 
3. I had goosebumps looking at the paintings because they were made from the heart, so moving and intriguing and made with so much love and passion. 
4. The painter’s name : MARILOU DE VERA 
5. I CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY ANY OF THOSE PAINTINGS. I don’t have any cash, money . . . no budget. 

So, I just admired the photos. Nevertheless, I was lucky to have met the artist and had a good conversation with her. She explained how she came up with them.

Marilou was so accommodating, so warm, loves to share her talent and appreciate people.
We became friends in facebook. I made a blog about the experience I had during the exhibit. I wrote a review and feedback. I scribbled about my impression on her as an artist. 

After some good chat … I just received a personal message from her while I was away from my laptop. She asked which among the 3 paintings I like the most. I immediately answered “the passion” was the best because of its vibrant colors and powerful shapes. 

Few days passed. I got the best personal message which I found hard to believe. She informed me that I can visit the museum to claim the painting. There were doubts. I couldn’t believe it. However, since I so love to have the painting, I went to the museum.

I was flabbergasted, speechless, dumbfounded. I was only expecting to have the “PASSION”.
Instead, she gave all the series of emotions. All 3 of them.

Whoever said that "there ain't no such thing as free” was absolutely wrong.

Need I say more?

My dear friend, Marilou,

          Thank you so much for letting me have your artworks. They brought joy into my heart. I will take good care of them. They are so priceless. My close friends and relatives envy me because of all these. I consider them as cherished possessions. 
Continue sharing your God-given talent. 
         Paint more. Let other people discover you because I am quite sure that they will also feel the same way I  had the first time I laid my eyes on your masterpieces.

I thank God cause I found you.

         May you have good health, great life and more power.

        The best is yet to come.


  1. Awwww... Can I have one? I will hang it up on the brick wall in our home in Liliw. wink**

  2. hi Japol!

    the beauty of life can be found in the simplicity of life.
    thank you for appreciating what simple joys my artworks bring,

    yours truly,
    marilou de vera