Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WOYWW: Here I Am!

 Well, here's my super organized, neat and clean desk,
all ready for the new year!
Ha ha fooled you!
It's still as big a mess as it's been.
This time I am packing my new paintings
in preparation of Art in the Park in April.
I need plenty of paintings.
And here are some I have finished.
These are small ones, not on canvas, but on book paper
with wall putty.

 "Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening." 1 Samuel 3:9

There are so many sounds, noise around us that it's hard to focus, hard to concentrate. We are swamped by choices today, unlike in times past when there was a dearth of news, of TV channels, our phones were stuck to a wire on the wall. Now we have our noses buried in our phones everywhere we go because we keep trying to catch up with the latest news, the latest meme, the most popular songs, movies, videos, apps.  Where is God in all this noise?  He is still speaking. God is speaking to us in many different ways, and we just need to quiet ourselves and listen. God speaks in a still small voice. 

 "And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire A STILL SMALL VOICE." 1 Kings 19:11-12.  This was how the great prophet Elijah experienced the Lord. God spoke to him in a still small voice, a whisper. Samuel heard the Lord while he was sleeping. Samuel said, "Speak Lord, Your servant is listening," after three times of thinking it was Eli the priest, who was calling him. We need to have the disposition of Samuel, who was so willing to get up from his sleep and do Eli's bidding. "Here I am," he said, three times. Perhaps we need to wake up earlier, while there is no noise yet, so we can say, "Speak Lord, Your servant is listening." 

 And here is my brother Robert drawing for the cameras.
You can watch the papemelroti story
on ABS-CBN's business show "May Puhunan"
next Tuesday, January 19
after Bandila, or at 9:30 pm on DZMM Teleradyo.

 Here is Karen Davila interviewing Robert
about his designs. Thank goodness it was very easy to talk to her
and we had a lot of laughs!

That's me and Robert with Karen Davila.
She asked me questions about how we started,
and our products.
I told her about our livelihood projects
and how we started with our recycled paper products.

 Here's my niece Elyse designing a notebook 
which will come out in our stores in a month.
You can see some of her designs on our Instagram account.

And here is my son showing how he designs posters and notebooks.
At first he refused to be on TV,
but after a lot of convincing, he finally said yes!

And here's my 89 year old dad with Karen Davila.
Karen noticed that daddy was taking pictures so she suggested a selfie with him!

Join this great giveaway and you can win lots of lovely art materials, 
a mug, and Elizabeth's Gilbert's book, "Big Magic".

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Through the power of Facebook we were able to help strangers we've never met when their town was flooded. Bring a happy smile to a young couple who lost everything when we offered them a gift to help them set up again. I know her from the power of blogger.
    God is still around, I've seen a lot of evidence of that of late.
    Lynn // 6 xx

  2. Lovely to see you and your family in action. What a wonderful business you have created.
    sandra de @15

  3. My, what a clever and creative family you are! so lovely to see you all in action, I wish we could see the television show! Wonderful to see you father enjoying it all.

  4. Aw, I'll bet that selfie with dad is *so* cute. What a talented family too :)

    Clair WOYWW #25

  5. Love the how you painted on the book page!! Very cool.

  6. Hi nice to meet you only joined last week WOYWW YOur work table looks a bit like mine, ready for all those great ideas we have as crafters.

    Crafty hugs Pen #53

  7. great post. Wish I could get that TV channel here in the states. Your family is awesome! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #61


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