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This week we are featuring a multi-talented artist. She is internationally known, and has so much to share. If this firecracker of an artist doesn't inspire you, then we don't know who will! Please help us in welcoming the fabulous. . .
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo
Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo from the
dreamt of becoming a writer ever since she was young. Writing has always been
her passion and as proof, she has written quite a number of poems and essays
from way back during her elementary days. Yes, she had dreams of publishing her
own books and she has never really imagined that destiny and hard work would
help her achieve greatest dream years after. Philippines
This writer is also an art lover as she considers herself a born-artist who sees beauty in all things that surround her. She loves sketching and doing some artworks in oil and pastel but these had been left out in the cobwebs since she concentrated on her writing career.
Her recent works include composing visual poetry using her own photography which she calls as her “poetography”.
that she is also one frustrated photographer and loves taking shots of clouds,
nature and different objects. Her first international poetry book “Seasons of
Emotions” was published by Destiny to Write Publications, Elizabeth last
year UK January 7, 2013 after
winning a competition last 2012. This paved the way for her to garner some
other international awards like emerging as the overall winner of the WISMIWA
(Winning Strategies Magazine International Winners Award), USA for her positive
influence to her community and to people around the world last September, 2013
and another international award as “Inspirational Poet 2013” given to her at
the PENTASI B Historical Forum and World Friendship Poetry Celebration held at
the National Museum of the Philippines last November 15, 2013.
Her second upcoming book “Inner Reflections of the Muse” will be published by Inner Child Press, ltd.
collection of her poetry including international poetry collaborations,
articles and her own quotes. The book is due to be published this year, 2014. USA
Ambush Conversation With God
By Elizabeth E. Castillo
This is a work of fiction folks. Just happen to think of what kind of convo one would have with God during one of those rare moments. As there are ambush interviews, this one I refer to as a heavenly ambush conversation.
Feeling drowsy after reading my favorite book in my own nook, my bedroom, I suddenly dozed off to dreamland. I was awakened by a certain sharp glare and found myself in a strange, dreamy, white and blue space surrounded by floating, fluffy clouds with cherubs singing wearing their bright halos on their heads.
Entangled in my confused state, I rubbed my peepers for I still can’t figure out how did I get there. I suddenly blurted out to myself “Oh, no, am I so dead now? As in dead, my soul is in heaven?” Out of the blue, I saw an apparition, someone sitting on a golden couch as if waiting for somebody – thought to myself, well waiting for me? As if time stood still, I finally saw God’s beaming, serene countenance and after a few batting of lashes out of my hurtful eyes because of the illumination, I gathered up my guts to approach her. Yes, God is a woman, not a guy we thought of would be. “I know what you’re thinking, why am I a woman appearing before your eyes instead of a guy. It’s more than a gender thing, my child. I could like being someone everyday. Just likened to your changing clothes every so often. People should learn to look beyond the physical and focus more on inner qualities”, God spoke.
Elizabeth is also currently a Contributing Editor at Inner Child the Magazine, USA and writes articles on love and relationships for her section “All About the Love.”
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Thanks so much for taking the time to get to know Elizabeth a little bit better. We certainly hope you will check out her books and artwork, and will become a fan.
Be sure to head over here to the blog next week as we will be starting a 5 week mini series! Wanna know what it is? Then you'll have to stop by next week
to see what the mini series is all about.
Until next time - stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me.
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