Archive for March, 2015

worldmetal

This is the second piece in a series of a collection of maps that I did.

I took a silhouette ink drawing of the world and superimposed it digitally onto a metal plate background design. The look of the metal reminds of the sheet metal that we used to see in Shop class in high school. This was a lot of fun to do.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/rozabellera/works/11457238-world-map-metal?c=265239-maps

–Roz Abellera

Bob Ross was my late father’s favorite artist. Growing up, my father would switch on the Bob Ross show, ‘The Joy Of Painting,’  which came on Sundays on public TV. He’d say “Son, look at this guy paint, he’s good!” I would sit there amazed at how Bob Ross could paint mountains and nature scenes without a reference; it all just came out of his head through memory and techniques.

Bob Ross has videos and lessons that you can take to learn his painting techniques. Perhaps, when I have more time in my life, I’ll take some time and sit down and take one of his video lessons. But I’ve  watched his show so many times that I’m sure I’ve absorbed some things from him through osmosis.

Sadly, Bob Ross passed away from cancer in 1995 at the age of 52. Today, some people like to do parodies of him because let’s face it, he was quite a character. But this doesn’t take away from the fact that he was a genius painter in my eyes.

Every time I see a video of Bob Ross on YouTube or see a rerun on TV, it takes me back to those Sunday afternoons with my father. Bob Ross and ‘The Joy Of Painting’ will always have a special place in my heart.

–Roz Abellera

Don’t Look Back

Don’t look back, a new day is breakin’
It’s been too long since I felt this way
I don’t mind where I get taken
The road is callin’, today is the day

I can see, it took so long just to realize
I’m much too strong not to compromise
Now I see what I am is holding me down
I’ll turn it around, oh yes I will

I finally see the dawn arrivin’
I see beyond the road I’m drivin’

It’s a bright horizon and I’m awakin’ now
Oh I see myself in a brand new way
The sun is shinin’ the clouds are breakin’
‘Cause I can’t lose now, there’s no game to play

I can tell there’s no more time left to criticize
I’ve seen what I could not recognize
Everything in my life was leading me on
But I can be strong, oh yes I can

I finally see the dawn arrivin’
I see beyond the road I’m drivin’
Far away and left behind, left behind

Oh the sun is shinin’
And I’m on my road

Don’t look back, a new day is breakin’
It’s been so long since I felt this way
I don’t mind where I get taken
The road is callin’, today is the day

I can see, it took so long just to realize
I’m much too strong not to compromise
Now I see what I am is holding me down
I’ll turn it around, oh yes I will

I finally see the dawn arriving
I see beyond the road I’m driving
Far away and left behind

Don’t look back
Don’t look back
Don’t look back
Don’t look back