Mission Statement

This blog journals my quest of art, whether it is a piece of work that is inherent in nature or one created by artists known or unknown or that I created myself. During this search, I have come to appreciate the magnificence and generosity of God who in his infinite wisdom surrounded us with exquisiteness everyday...everywhere and inspired our human spirit to create beauty that feeds our bodies and souls. Come join me on my journey to find art through my travels and my own creative endeavors. Maraming salamat.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas 2014 - A Mother's Kiss

The inspiration for this year's Christmas Card is a mother's kiss. Nothing is more loving and connected than a mother's kiss. It imparts everlasting promise of love, protection, support and care to one's child. This is what the Virgin Mary took on when she accepted the angel's call and she not only fulfilled this promise to her baby, Jesus, but also to us. When we visited the Holy Land this year, we followed the footsteps of Jesus during the beginning of the 1st century AD and at the same time we also followed Mary's who understood, supported and accepted  her Son's role in this world.

I found this song after I finished writing my post and I was delighted that it embodies the message I wanted to impart in my painting so I have added it as a feature on this post.

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered
Will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand?
Did you know
That your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby
You've kissed the face of God

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Mark Lowry Music: Buddy Greene
Link to song on YouTube Mary Did You Know as sang by Kathy Mattea

A Mother's Kiss
Madonna and Child Series 2014
by jojo sabalvaro tan
watercolor on 5" x 7" watercolor paper

May your mother's and the Virgin Mary's kisses be with you always. 

Wishing you all a  blessed Christmas and a 2015 filled with opportunities.