Old painting from 2010.
Acrylic on Canvas
Old painting from 2010.
Acrylic on Canvas
One of my metaphysical teachers Naha, wrote this beautiful prayer in honor of Earth. I felt compelled to share it.
Naha has taught me and many others about the tarot, crystals, psychic protection & so much more.
It’s time to start showing my website some love again; after all, I am still paying for it. Social media is fun, but websites are still the meat & potatoes of the internet (ha). What happens when Instagram is done…what WILL be the next thing? Social media platforms always tend to come and go, your website is really the closest thing to permanence.
I’ve decided to stop thinking so much. I noticed that it really held me back from being creative.
What I do at work, thinking/analyzing is ok and it works well for me but definitely not for my personal stuff.
Here is a rough drawing that I did a couple of weeks ago. I attended a guided meditation with Jessica Snow at Spellbound Sky. I’ve attended two sessions so far and wow…after coming back to the earth plane I literally had to scramble back home both times and draw what my mind’s eye saw. My mind was blown and the visions were crystal clear. It was an amazing experience and I hope to do more.
So if you feel like you’re stuck creatively or are having some kind of block, I highly suggest a guided meditation! 🙂
This is not really a rant, but more of an observation…
but it seems that those who either grew up in LA or have lived here for a long time can’t afford to buy a house. You either have to move really far away or suck it up; and by suck it up I mean you continue to rent the house or apartment you live in so you could have an easy commute to work and be close to the places you enjoy frequenting. It all boils down to comfort, convenience and sentimental value – you just love that area and don’t see yourself living anywhere else.
But everyone always says it’s better to buy than to rent. My parents were drilling this into my head before I even understood the concept.
Now that I’m a little bit older, I’ve been thinking more and more about buying a house. I’ve talked to others around my age (the 35-45 something crowd) and they want to buy a home too, but none of us can afford it. The prices of homes in certain neighborhoods are going up and a lot of these homes are really just somewhat average.
It’s as if locals are getting pushed out farther and farther out.
I’ve been thinking about how far do I want to live just to have the house I want. But other factors fall in too like will I like the area/neighborhood, how far am I willing to commute to work, etc.
In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful contemporary house I saw during one of my hikes/walks a while back. A bitch can dream, right?
Framed 11×14 drawing
If you grew up sometime between the 1980’s and 1990’s, were influenced by gang culture and watched “Mi Vida Loca” (as corny as it was), then this mixed media drawing would be the end result.
Echo Park wasn’t a safe place back then. I’m sort of amazed at how much the city of Los Angeles has changed, for better or for worse.
Contact: shermgrafik at gmail dot com if interested.
I’m pretty sure the photographer who shot this (Aaron Huey), emailed me the same, awesome photo more than 10 years ago. It’s so surreal when things resurface. Anyway, this was posted on Nat Geo’s Instagram today! So crazy.
I want to let people know who saw this photo in their feed that I wasn’t the only one on that wall; top left is ATLAS and bottom left is VOX. They were my crew mates from WGS (We Got Skills) Crew.
[At the time this was written] I was forced to make a lifestyle change 4 months ago – I went and got a physical and was told that I was prediabetic and had high blood pressure too. Fuckin a, bummer. Being Filipino doesn’t help, either.
If I was still a few years younger, I would’ve probably ignored it and kept on eating the way I did (I did ignore my first warning actually). But this time around, it was different. I paid attention this time and commited myself to reversing this.
So long story short, I’ve been eating better. I’ve also been exercising and exploring LA like I never have before. I am learning to appreciate nature a whole lot more. Admittedly I’ve lived in LA for a long time now, but never explored it’s natural environment.
Here is a list of places I have hiked at so far, this list is just for my own record.
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Coldwater Canyon Park
Temescal Canyon Gateway Park
Wildwood Canyon Park
Stough Canyon Nature Center
I have posted this before but as a static image. I was digging through my old files when the idea came to me to post this as an animated gif, unfolding itself like a flower.
Most girls grow up loving unicorns when they were young, I was definitely one of them. I had an insane collection of My Little Ponies and She-Ra’s unicorn.
As I learn more about spirituality, metaphysics and symbolism – I’ve come to realize that the unicorn is not just a mythical creature to be adored but also a symbol of magic – a symbol that you can meditate and draw upon when you need some imagination and creativity in your life.
The unicorn is synonymous with imagination, dreams, fantasy, magical things, otherworldly realms, thinking of the impossible. And I totally get it now.
Here is an old drawing that I made into a GIF.
So today, dare to dream. Dare to imagine that anything you can think of is possible.