THE REDEEMER

Angel Lasona
Posted September 15, 2020 from Philippines
THE REDEEMER
ACRYLICS ON CANVAS 36 x 36 inches 2020 AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTOR/S
THEY, THAT STRENGTHENS ME
THEY, THAT STRENGTHENS ME: This photo was taken outside our gate during my 32nd birthday. Since public masses were restricted due to the pandemic, each household were just told to set-up an altar outside our gates while the priest roamed around to blessed us and offered communions. (My own painting of "The Redeemer" on our altar.)Never I felt so blessed in my three decades and two of my existence where I have these three treasures that complete and strengthens me. (1/1)

Inspired by a giant concrete white statue of Christ the Redeemer with its hands spread, overlooking the mountainous landscape and beaches of Brazilian most exciting city, Rio de Janeiro, which I so long to see in person, (an impossible dream, ehh)I painted my very own "The Redeemer", which I presented during our Island of Samar and Leyte Artists (ISLA) exhibit, concluded right on the 3rd day of January this year, 2020. 

In lieu of my previous post about my painting entitled, "So Doomed?", here's one thing that I want to put in contrast with it. I am so real glad and thankful, special mentions to dearest Jill and sister Paulina for letting me look into the bright light of things putting that whatever is happening right now, these too shall pass. Yes indeed, even way back before where life was a bit struggle for me, with my unwavering great faith of our Redeemer, I'm happy to proclaimed that I emerge victorious and undeterred than ever. Thank you Lord Jesus and amen.

Likewise, I am so grateful for having this skill where I can share the beauty of my pieces to those people who appreciate art. And this made a great deal of impact for me as well as a means of livelihood, specially this crisis time, at the same moment, a spring board for me to share these blessings too. In fact, some of my paintings,were even offered for a trade/ barter in exchange for some canned goods and noodles to be distributed to needy tummies from the neighborhood, most are pedicab drivers that are greatly affected by this pandemic. Thank you dearest Maam Paulina for your very kind heart. And you may read her story too. 

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My babies birthday cakes last July, and these September were all a product of barter--- a portrait for a baker friend in exchange for a yummy and beautifully decorated cakes. (Thank you for the Barter Community , a very resourceful initiative coming from our folks in the city.) That's the sheer beauty of going cashless. You unconsciously received more than what was bargain for. The joyful delight and amazement, wondering and praising each other of how nice, beautifully crafted it was, it's totally priceless! Several times that our cupboard was filled, and a breakfast wasn't skip, all because of these personally hand-drawn portraits in exchange for tray of eggs, vegetables and other necessities, all of these shared around in the neighborhood. One time, I did a portrait of a businessman who offered disposable masks and faceshields in return, which I gladly oblige and even distributed some of it for some homeless friends roaming around in the downtown area. What a great way to celebrate more of what life can offer to this heighten crisis!

Magically, I am happy and proud to create something wonderful. 

And all these, I owe from " The Redeemer."

Thank you very much for reading my story.

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Nini Mappo
Sep 16
Sep 16

Hello Angel,
Thank you for sharing your incredible art with us. It is wonderful how your art has become a resource for your family and for others as well during the Covid difficulties. The detail in your painting is mind blowing, and yours are truly gifted hands that bless.
You have a lovely family :) I am glad that art is making it possible to look after your little cuties.
Indeed, everything we do with the strength that the redeemer provides. And when we feel down He redeems us from that despair and infuses us with fresh creativity to continue creating. May He keep inspiring your mind with creativity, filling your paint buckets and steadying your paintbrushes ans you paint on.
Love to your family.
Stay sparkly ;)

Angel Lasona
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hi dearest, my heart is so full with your nice, sweet and beautiful words. Best regards and hugs Nini. Let's all do keep safe. ❤️❤️❤️

Paulina Nayra
Sep 19
Sep 19

Dear Angel Rahnee,
May you never get tired sharing beautiful thoughts through your paintings. Is the Redeemer the one exhibited at Robinsons?i think I took a picture beside it. Wish to see your next exhibit. Keep going.
Huggs

Angel Lasona
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hi there dearest Ma'am Paulina, oh yes, wow! I do still can vividly recollect that you did took a shot with my painting, this Redeemer as your background. ❤️❤️❤️

This has been on sale for a while yet I decided to better keep it for me to see every day. This just keeps me going ❤️❤️❤️
Hugssss po.

Chi8629
Sep 19
Sep 19

Thank you For sharing.

Angel Lasona
Sep 21
Sep 21

Thank you very much dear. Wishing aa well to read your aories.

Angel Lasona
Sep 21
Sep 21

Thank you very much dear. Wishing aa well to read your aories.

Liz Davenport
Sep 21
Sep 21

very nice

Hello, dear Angel,

Wow! I am truly amazed at how fast you can finish an artwork. It is truly a God-given talent, and you use it well to serve others. You're such a hardworking mother, educator, and changemaker, dear. There is no stopping you.

I can see that this is God at work, dear, how can paintings be a source of food during the pandemic when paintings are bought by those who have extra resources? And this is where the Barter Community comes in! It made your talent become an important resource to provide for other people. I am simple amazed! With that said, I agree, we are not doomed. As long as there are people like you who show love, there is hope in the world, after all God is love. When there is love, there is God! Let's keep the love flowing so time will come that there will be more love than fear.

Thanks for sharing!