Thursday, January 18, 2007


Last week, I decided to make my artblog here at blogger. So I was trying to include this 'stuff' in my life. But good thing, Mr. Yuviengco, my Web Design Professor coincidentally asked us to open an account here at blogger. It was really a blessing. Now, it's no longer an added stuff in my life. Instead, it is something that is really close to my heart. This is something I love doing. I was really inspired by my uncle Rick's website. He has his own site and his own artblog. So, here I am, trying to be "like" him. That was a joke. I am not trying to be like him, I just want to try out having an art blog. So I come up with this blog.

By now, I am asking permission from my family, friends, colleagues, church mates, and acquaintances, if I could link you guys here at my blog and please do it the same for me.

Why an art blog? Simply because I love art - sketching, oil painting, lettering, etc.

I am from a family of artists. My grand father, Enrico Cortes did some artworks when he was younger. Some of his works are located in our house, some are in my relative's house. Actually, he didn't attempt to sell his works. But, right now, my tita's and tito's are asking for them. He was an interior designer and he has his own antique shop before. But now, my 'lolo papang', being a US citizen, chose to retire in the States with my grandmother and all his children except for my dad.

A little trivia: actually, my dad was left here becasue he was adopted by my Grandfather's sister, Concepcion Cortes, who happened to be the very first antique dealer in the Philippines. By now, many antique dealers flourished from the different parts of the country. Some are actually closely related to my late grandma.

My uncle rick, brother of my dad, used to work for disney. Now, he's a freelance artist. Some of his works include visual effects for Phil of the Future, Tarzan1, Smallville and etc. If you want to know the whole list click here.

Anyhow, I also thought that an artblog doesn't only contain artworks. It may also contain literature stuffs.

Actually, I'm not good at writing but I once heard that the ability to write is something one could learn doing.

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