As we age…

As we age...

As we age, we change... Photography. Philip Abang. Create Space

I was reading the post Monday’s Memory Lane… 3.Scatter the previous week and was drawn to these inspiring words;

“As we age, we change how we think, how we feel and how we behave. We drop old habits and seek out new. Enjoy scattering your thoughts…some go unseen and blow away on the breeze but some nourish the ground they fall on.” _Marie

Marie wrote these inspiring words on her website Create Space. I thought it was great and insightful about life, so I decided to place her quote on a photo I had taken above to convey a kind of meaning.

Marie is an amazing writer and has an exceptional skill in interpreting life, art, design, almost anything. I am a huge admirer of her works. I highly recommend visiting her website and follow her works. She is incredible.

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By Philip Abang

 

 

Success is in doing

Success is in doing
Success is in doing. Philip Abang. Quote. blog
“Success is in the doing” Lionel Real de Azúa

I was reading Gem Barton’s book last night ‘Don’t Get a Job…Make a Job’, a very inspiring book exploring case studies of a generation that have applied their own strategies to create their own practices, works , studio, agencies etc. in the ever competitive field with fewer positions for many creatives and designers. I will highly recommend this book if you seek inspiration and a strategic approach in applying yourself and craft. The array of case studies carried out by Gem Barton is very impressive.

Reading through I came across Lionel Real de Azúa quote which I thought was very true especially if you are constantly incapacitated by fear of failure and overthinking. I find the latter being a case that plagues me to be candid. I can think my ideas to death. By applying yourself, doing, trial and error begets unexpected results.

Success is surely in the doing!

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By Philip Abang

 

A little about HOPE

A little about HOPE

 

Philip Abang. A little about HOPE. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. _Anne Lamott. quote
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up. _Anne Lamott

 

A very specific message of doing your best, not giving up and the optimism that hope brings.

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By Philip Abang

 

 

Our Internal Power

Our Internal Power, Ur Internal Power

Philip Abang. Our Internal Power, Ur Internal Power

I created this artwork believing that our fortitude, our innate power to overcome adversity, fear or worry is tremendous. The power we poses within us is also limitless. If such power is harnessed and channeled the right way, just imagine the outcome… tremendous, right?!!

To quote a dear friend Tambu Geeray, “the potential we have didn’t fall from trees”.

‘Our’ or ‘Ur’ internal Power didn’t fall from trees and it is awesome what ‘we’ or ‘you’ can achieve if a little bit of belief is added to that phrase.

Believe in Ur internal Power.

Philip Abang. Our Internal Power, Ur Internal Power

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By Philip Abang

 

 

 

Infinite loop

‘Learning is an infinite loop’ by Philip Abang

Learning is an Infinite Loop. Philip Abang. quote. infinite loop

Discovery is an Infinite Loop. Philip Abang. quote. infinite loop

Ideas are Infinite Loop. Philip Abang. quote. infinite loop

I created this series of works with the notion that our capacity to learn, generate idea(s) and discovering old or new things is infinite. Think about it, we are constantly learning and finding things foreign to us or discovering things unknown or unaware of, etc.

We share our old or new found knowledge by teaching it or disseminating it as information. In these events, new ideas are formed or generated, and if put in good use, amazing things are created.

This process repeats itself, on and on it goes like a loop thus the visual metaphor which I have created using pieces of strings and a scanner.

We will never stop learning, discovering or generating ideas, sharing, teaching, etc., and the process repeats itself like an infinite loop.

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By Philip Abang

Big Opportunity

'Big Opportunity'

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“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”_Napoleon Hill. Phlip Abang
“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”_Napoleon Hill

You probably might be wondering where your big opportunity is.

It just might be at your door step, on the project you are working on at the moment, where you’re heading to at the minute or right where you’re sitting.

Meanwhile, talking about ‘big opportunity’, please allow me to wish all the wonderful women and especially those in my life a…

Happy International Women's Day. Philip Abang

…more power to you.

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By Philip Abang

Something to aim at

'Something to aim at'
'Something to aim at' Philip Abang. A goal is not always to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. _Bruce Lee
A goal is not always to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. _Bruce Lee

Isn’t it ironic that when a goal isn’t reached it is deemed a failure on ones own path. Although, not everyone sees it this way.

I have beat myself too many times not reaching certain goals that I had set. I look at my endeavour as a failure rather than a journey of discovery, learning and growth. I forget the progress and gains made in that process. I completely forget that some goals I had set was certainly to give me something to aim at, and definitely something to focus on.

The keyword in a goal is the phrase ‘something to aim at’. Take away our goals and we have nothing to aim at however basic that goal may seem.

I have come to the realisation that some goals take longer to achieve than others. Some are for self development and discovery, while some are just things that can take our awareness to certain areas. In all, it is just something that our awareness is aimed at.

I am practising being less harsh on myself realising that the process and progress in every goal is what counts. I wouldn’t look back at any point to evaluate my process or progress if there wasn’t something aimed at in the first place.

Be gentle on yourself if that goal isn’t yet accomplished. At least, you are driven by an aim. Take some time out to see your progress and what you have learnt in the process.

Slow progress to your goal is better than none. You still have ‘something to aim at’.

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By Philip Abang