We are gifted for something

We are gifted for something
LIFE us not easy for any of us
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” _Marie Curie

 

Design, Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang

Adopt Positivity

Adopt Positivity

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I came across this article How to Create a Positive Attitude, it is worth a read.

Here are some bullets points I gathered from this insightful article by Geoffrey James:

1. Remember that YOU control your attitude.

2. Adopt beliefs that frame events in a positive way.

3. Create a “library” of positive thoughts.

4. Avoid angry or negative media.

5. Ignore whiners and complainers.

6. Use a more positive vocabulary.

 

Thank you very much and have a good day.
Design, Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang

Look on the bright side

Look on the bright side.
no one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.
No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.

I came across this great quote from a friend. I am delighted to be sharing this powerful quote on this occasion as this marks my one hundredth post since starting on this platform.  I hope the image I created above serves as a visual metaphor to denote the great quote.

It’s been an honour to have met so many incredible individuals on this platform, sharing powerful and insightful contents. I hope to continue on this journey of growth, learning and discovery from this great platform.

This is to you that is optimistic, ambitious, passionate, a believer, an achiever, a goal-setter, a dreamer, a go-getter, a pacesetter, …I salute!

Keep looking on the bright side regardless of what obstacles you come across in your pursuit to excellence.

It has been a privilege sharing my works here.

Thank you once again for stopping by.

Design, Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang

The Queen’s Goodwill Message and I

The Queen's Goodwill Message and I. #1

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“Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so. Perhaps, part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s baffling paradoxes, such as, the way human beings have a huge propensity for good and yet a capacity for evil. Even the power of faith which frequently inspires great generosity and self sacrifice can fall victim to tribalism. But through the many changes
I have seen over the years, faith, family and friendship have been not only a constant for me, but a source of personal comfort and reassurance.” _Queen Elizabeth II

I have always found the Queen’s speech very interesting every time I have tuned in (if you reside in the UK). Her Christmas Goodwill Message was no exception.

There is always words of wisdom and she comes across as a genuinely kind, caring and loving person in my eyes, I’d like to think. However, I can very much guarantee that some people may view her differently and the fact that a book can’t be judged by it’s cover alone.

Nonetheless, whenever I am tuned in, listening or reading a material, I am always looking to see or hear what good I can get (gain) from it. Being a person that loves quotes and words so much, I extract bits that not only affects me in a way (positive), but bits that may appeal to others as well.

One of the things I try to spread across whatever platform I’m at or my life in general is positivity and finding a unique approach to problem solving.

Life is full of ups and downs. Life can play cruel jokes and hand you a bad deal. But we all have a choice to look at life in a particular way. Are you a glass half empty or glass half full kind of person? If the latter is the case then you are half way to solving life’s funny puzzles.

We dwell so much on the negatives forgetting the things that mould and shape us. Family, friendship and close ones help shape our being. Most of what we strive for in life in many a case is to look after those around us and to do good. Except you are of a different mindset.

The holiday season brings friends and loved ones together. If our focus can be zoomed in on the things that the Queen has eluded to which is FAITH, FAMILY and FRIENDSHIP to bring personal comfort and reassurance, tell me what better way to go.

Have a blessed weekend.

Design, Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang

You’re never too old to set another goal

You're never too old to set another goal

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” _C.S. Lewis

Design, Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang

Art #2. Into The Unknown

Art #2. Into The Unknown [Artwork]

Philip Abang. “To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks.” _Mark Rothko

“To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks.” _Mark Rothko

Philip Abang. “To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks.” _Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko’s quote inspired my initial post ‘Art‘ and also this artwork. I created this artwork ‘Into The Unknown’ as an abstract representation of the conscious, subconscious, and the unconscious mind. The eye denoting the conscious, the subconscious represented by the abstract layers and patterns of type and forms floating in space and the unconscious are the ‘blacks’ found in every existing space.

There is a complexity about the subconscious and the unconscious mind, and human behaviour is influenced by the abstract nature of this complexity. The floating layers of information in the subconscious are a culmination of things seen, heard or experienced. In the unconscious mind lays a deep tunnel of things the conscious mind cannot conceive or comprehend. In it lays a wealth of uncharted knowledge, strength, weaknesses, potential, goals, wisdom, vulnerability, power, you name it.

Like Mark Rothko’s quote, exploring that space of our subconscious and our unconscious mind can help unravel our inner stardom and realizing our full potential. Being the hero of our story lay in how deep we are willing to dive, how deep we are willing to look from within to make our story a best seller.

Lest I forget, I created this artwork exploring with torn pieces of papers, sketch and ‘scanography’. I tried something different and the result is this digital collage. Let’s take an adventure into the unknown (our inner self) and see how we become a beautiful piece of art.

Philip Abang. “To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks.” _Mark Rothko

Design, Art/Creative direction, Post
By Philip Abang