Writer: Tal Olimba
Editor: Kiddie Rodaje
I work as a freelance artist, specializing in the visual arts. Through the arts, I can express myself. The arts have always been a part of my life. It travels with me wherever I go. The arts made it possible for me to effectively convey how I feel, what I think, what I enjoy, and my aspirations in life.
Words come with the air I breathe, and the thoughts and concepts sleep with me at night but I also find it challenging when my ideas fall short, or when my subject is not relatable to the audience. You also have to cope with everyone’s unfavorable judgment and criticisms. I do not mind the difficulties along the way because I love the whole creative process. As the years went by, I have honed my talents and made them more relatable to my audience while maintaining my unique perspective.
I am currently taking up a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Cebu Normal University. I want to share my expertise with my future students. I want them to discover and develop their skills while they are still young. My primary intention was to focus on my studies, but by the time I was 20, I was having an existential crisis because I was throwing so much pressure on myself to achieve something. I wanted to become independent and make money on my own.
Since I love playing online games, I’ve decided to play NFT (non-fungible token) games. It allowed me to earn and have fun at the same time. I cherish my family, friends, and loved ones. They supported me throughout my crisis. Now that I am earning and with the holiday season fast approaching, I’d like to give them presents. It is now my turn to repay them. I am so fortunate to have them in my life.
Being an artist, one needs a source of inspiration and I have this really special person in my life. She is my partner in crime. She is always proud of me. She gave me strength when I was weak. She believed in me when everyone else did not- not even me. I am fortunate to have her because not only is she beautiful but she is also a diligent worker. We both have big ambitions. She balances her school and office responsibilities well. I am forever grateful to her for giving me support, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
And I just want to say that sharing your artwork is never about flaunting or proving that you’re brilliant. It’s about being able to express and show a version of the same story from your unique point of view.
𝘐𝘵𝘪𝘮 𝘯𝘢 𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢 𝘔𝘨𝘢 𝘭𝘶𝘩𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘸𝘢𝘯 𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘭 𝘴𝘢 𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘮 𝘯𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘪𝘸𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘐𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘬𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘪𝘬𝘢 𝘱𝘸𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘭 𝘣𝘢𝘬𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘴𝘢𝘬 𝘴𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘯. 𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘩𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘢 𝘬𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘪𝘮𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘒𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘬𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘶𝘣𝘶𝘨 𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘬 𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘰𝘨 𝘴𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘱 𝘯𝘢 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘪 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘯 𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘭 𝘥𝘪 𝘮𝘰 𝘴𝘺𝘢 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘬 𝘮𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭 𝘯𝘢 𝘱𝘸𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢 𝘬𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘢𝘯 𝘜𝘮𝘪𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘬 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘢 𝘥𝘪 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘯𝘢 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘵 𝘯𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘳𝘪 𝘮𝘰 𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘴𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘪𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘱 𝘮𝘰 𝘬𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘢𝘢𝘯𝘰 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘰 𝘬𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘨 𝘱𝘶𝘮𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘬 𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘮 𝘯𝘢 𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢 𝘴𝘢 𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘯.