Saturday, June 16, 2012

Staffan Holm

I love watching short docs about creations. I say creations because of videos like this. I also do wood working so to watch stuff like this inspires me to create. The way to look at it is be inspired by anything that is about creating. They think very hard about function and style. And we do the same thing, function translates to composition, or anything that pulls emotion out of the viewer. That is our function, trigger emotions. We could be as useless as therapists, or we could be as important as friends. Peace and Luv ya'll

STAFFAN HOLM - Short doc about funiture design from STAVFEL PRODUKTION on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Just hit a milestone in my life right now, and i'm super happy. Problem is i have no one to celebrate this feeling right now, so i'll just post a blog about how happy i am and stuff.  I've got the green light for my project and i'm moving along with development. It's gonna be fun to lead a new team to produce a series of great stuff. My life has been so much about trying to make things happen and making them work that it's hard to be happy about something.

I also wanted to give a shout out to my friend Monica and her talented fashion design.  I love that i have friends that do fashion and jewelry and stuff because it's something i kind wish i can get into, but for men and maybe sometimes womens bags XD her blog is so check it out while you can.

Well i guess that's it for now, i hope this year i can post some stuff for the project i'm doing or else i'm just sounding like a crazy person with an imaginary friend lol. Peace and Luv!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pieces done and Fundraiser

Hi All! Being productive and getting on with my life, I have reached a point of realization that I just can't control certain things. But art, its always there for me. I've been doing alot of work on a certain project and it looks like things are moving along.

I just finished this piece for my mom, she asked me to work on this like last year. So I worked on this all through out Anime North and finally finished it off.  I'm happy with how it finished off but my mom things i'm missing something so i guess i'm not done yet lol.  Now that that piece is done, I am moving on with older pieces and finishing them off. But also i am grabbing all my stuff in my room and moving it to the studio to work there. My project is moving along well and I can finally afford to commute to the studio and work there everyday. My plans are to pay everything off and finally move to an apartment in downtown Toronto. I wanna push the artwork and hopefully get an Art show by next year.

This Sunday I am joining a bunch of new friends to do a fundraiser for Sick Kids Hospital and draw a bunch of super heroes.  It looked really fun watching them do it when i visited a month ago and i was really psyched when I got invited to join them this time. As long as they don't ask me to do portraits I am absolutely cool doing other people's super heroes. When i came before I met the man that invited me through facebook where we were introduced by a friend we both knew.  He has some serious art and his style really got me inspired to keep doing comics.  He had so much enthusiasm and positive atmosphere that it really got me wanting to draw with them. check out his instagram. I've never had to do a fundraiser and i'm so happy to be able to do one at all. I'm willing to do whatever for my art career and really take it seriously and going out and meeting people and putting my work out there is really something i want to keep doing.  That sentence was all messed up but i seriously am too tired to fix anything at this point lol.  I will try to take pictures and post them on this blog hopefully ^_^ but for now Peace and Luv! gnite!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mind is mush, need to squeeze it more

I am blogging right now because my brain is mush from writing this story for a big project I'm working on. Thinking of what I can say about it but so far everything about this project is (i was told) secret. It's not that big a deal, it's my idea and we're doing a bunch of diff media based routes for it. Once we get our grant, I could very well be working full tilt with my new team as early as next week. I am so excited but at the same time I am also stressed out and tired. I have been cramming my brain for the story for so long now and it's just getting to me. When people require you to squeeze out every bit of your creativity it can be very challenging but obviously i still do it because it is still fun. If it was all bad i would have dropped it or not even said let's do it in the first place. This is the chance I've been working hard for for about 10 years now and I am finally given the opportunity to tell the world my kind of stories. The goal is to get my team full time and also start cooking up the next few projects before we run out of money (there's always that problem). Before I would be so giddy with excitement and always full of hope, but since I've been through the same old story I am not as worked up as i used to be. I am hopeful but i just focus on getting my work as best as i can because if i'm not i could lose the chance again.  If i lose it, it would be my 4th attempt and that would be it for me, i dunno if i could recover from that. The stress of the entertainment business is so tough it can bring down tough people for sure.

I just felt like typing whatever i wanted instead of the storyline for the project lol.  When i'm all settled again at the studio i will start finishing off more art pieces. This Saturday i will be doing a seminar for parents and technology, for any parent that needs to be in the know.  On Sunday I will be doing a fundraiser for sick kids hospital, doing drawings and shtuff.  Everything is so hectic right now and I'm so tired, i can't possibly burn out when my big break is just about to start.

To anyone that has a goal that is more ambitious than their friends they are with, i want to say this. Never forget your main goal, always keep a focus.  When people tell you to get into something because there's money in it, say no.  There's money in everything, it doesn't mean it's easy. Everything that I do is a step closer to my goal.  I will tell you my goal, my dream, an Academy Award.  It seems insane, but i would love to have an Award for best Director. I've actually dreamed it since i was in grade 8, i just loved movies and how prestigious to be respected by so many amazing people.  Maybe one day i will be able to do one film and it will be my best work yet.

Since i'm here just sharing like crazy lol, I've been doing some research on my heritage in the Philippines. I have been long fascinated with the Martial Law that happened when i was a little boy in the Philippines. Also the story of my dad who was a communications person for the rebels, during the martial law.  I've started searching for books about Ninoy and the Martial Law. So my dream was one day tell the story of my dad and his heroic acts with his friends in that time.  I will be making it in English because most Filipinos that lived through it would rather forget about it and in order for this history to be remembered, the whole world needs to see it.  So the film is meant for the world to watch not just for Filipinos.

Okay I think i've blabbered on too much lol I have a few images i got ready for next time, Peace and Love everyone!