I had a little spare time to work on the journal again this week. I find my mind has been occupied with fall....and the changing of the seasons a bit.....so for the Color the Entire Page page.....I decided to just color in some fall leaves and campfire....and dancing flames....I was listening to "The Golden Compass" on CD which is fantastically done by the way with various voices reading the parts.....and I came up with this....I have always liked to imagine little dancing flames whenever there is a fire and I always think of fires in the fall because you always have bonfires or campfires or start fires in your fireplace. I always seem to smell leaves burning in the fall.
With the end of summer comes FAIR WEEK so I dedicated this to an image of a ride at the fair....but also correlating to life being like a ride...one you don't want to miss!
What can I say? I love comics and love mermaids and sea stuff....and besides....who does not like Aquaman and his flame Mera? I had to include them in this journal...and I WORE the journal by plastering on layers and layers of crayon and marker and smearing it around with my hands. I realize now I did NOT take a photo of my hand to show you....but trust me when I say....I am still "wearing" some of my journal still this morning!
I had fun with this one......just inking up my fingers and hands with markers and putting the results here on a nice peaceful mellow yellow color....
I followed directions here but added lots of bright colors....
Well...that is it for this week. I do have some special things I am working on for next week. Until then.....
WHAT HAVE YOU WRECKED LATELY??
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Well Done" is a song that I wrote back in '05 in memory of my grandmother, Caridad Estavillo Manongdo, who passed away that year.
I don't know how many people out there know what it's like to lose somebody special, but my grandma was one of them. So sad that I didn't take the time to get to see her as much as I could during her last few months because i was touring and singing and thought that I still had time. I encourage you to let someone know that you love them. Even though I know that my grandma is with God in heaven, I wish I coulda took more time with her while she was alive.
I hope you all see past my guitar playing and singing, and hear the REAL message of the song, and that is to
LOVE WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
DON'T TAKE YOUR FAMILY FORGRANTED
TAKE TIME TO TELL THEM THAT YOU LOVE THEM
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE
UNTIL IT'S GONE..
Enjoy this song and I hope that those that are going through a hard time because of a loss or situation, I pray that you put your trust in God and that He gives you peace of mind and comfort during these times.
For those who still have your grandparents, parents, etc.
PLEASE take time for your loved ones and don't ever take life forgranted. :)
Jeremy "Passion" Manongdo
San Francisco, CA
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