I saw this magnificent unfinished portrait at FOD and could not help marvelling at not just the talent and skill of the artist but also reading deeper into David’s mesmerising beauty and much higher potential.
Is David Archuleta, like the unfinished drawing, a Work In Progress?
Is there much more to his talent and ability that is still to be revealed?
I would very much like to think so or else I would not be still anxiously hanging around. I do not believe we have “come to the end of the road” as some disenchanted archies have pessimistically put it.
I believe in the classic – the eternal. In music … in beauty … in art … in talent … in gifts bestowed which will not leave, denied.
I believe David has a yearning. Not just in his faith. But also in the music which is pounding in his heart.
The Work is still in progress. One day it could very well gradually reach completion and perfection.
And, hey, I want to be around when that happens. :)
Thanks to the Pinoy Archies and The Voice, we are able to post this beautiful Clan portrait of little David together with his cousins and siblings. (Who is the cutest of them all? ;) )
And a picture of Mietra’s Wedding David and his family attended (Cuteness all grown up? ;) )
And the Cuteness Overload I love most is Pocoelsy’s vid, a nostalgic reminder from The Voice :)
Went away from cyberspace for a few days to come back and hear David shouting in excitement at Lindsey Stirling’s concert is a rare treat!! Woah, David has become like one of us boisterous fans!! :D
(Sorry we don’t have Instagram to open the vid for you. Please visit FOD :) You can hear a guy’s growling shout which David says is his, but seriously, it doesn’t sound like him at all! Help! He has lost his demureness and angelicness! :P What will his new music be like??!! Can’t wait to be shouted at and growled at by David Archuleta, the-ex-angel-who-has-turned-into-a-shouter-and-a-growler !!! ;) )
Anyway, growling or no, we hear an even brighter note. We learnt that David is busy creating music!
Here he is in the studio with Brandon Metcalf, producer, engineer, founder of the new SouthxSea Label and Drew Castleberry taken in Nashville
It is so good to see David in the midst of making music!
New Music is nigh!! :)
The pic below is totally irrelevant. But it’s too cute not to be posted.
Well .. it’s not really irrelevant because, besides his unusual vocal cords which we have been spending years hankering about , we are also captivated by that unusual bendable finger ;)
Much has been said and written about the greatness of a Mother’s love, and how we love her. Often, Fathers take a back seat when we talk about the beauty of our love for our parents. My opinion is, deep inside, we love both of them just as much but in different ways.
The majority of us tend to love our Mothers in a tender and soothingly endearing way to the point of wanting to protect them from all sorts of life’s pains and struggles.
And our Fathers – we are more inclined to have a more playful and boisterous relationship, and often in a matter-of-fact way.
These children in this vid certainly know how to demonstrate their love for their fathers! :D
Perhaps I’m talking from a daughter’s point of view – I think my mum put it best.
She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.” Aren’t we girls all a little spoilt by our daddys? ;)
And here’s the best thought of all!
The greatest thing a Father can do to his children, is to love their Mother.
There was a wee archie party last night.
Some drinks were passed around.
My family was not pleased with my condition; can you blame them? Resorting to drinks and losing weight?! Tut tut!
But, believe me, I did try to live normal and keep happily occupied:
SERIOUSLY! Like playing games by myself – that sort of thing –
I played so hard I was beginning to fret –
I threatened to leave!
I kept on thinking: Could he not just string a few notes together, croon a few lines … then make me happy??!!
I think I must have seriously matured after all this training in waiting.
It’s really all about Attitude.
So I’m still hanging in there.
Yeah, still waiting …
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!! :) :)
I have no words.
This picture says it all.
I am mesmerised.
When was it taken? Recently? Or did I miss it earlier?
He looks GORgeous. Contemporary.
Who styled this look on him?
I always thought I preferred his fluffy locks. But THIS …!! Gimme THIS anytime! (Bringing it over from FOD – thanks!)
Excuse me while I swoon and try to find myself. :twisted: :cry: :cry: 8O :cry: :cry: 8O :cry: :cry: :twisted:
Through bits of information tweeted, we strongly suspect that David has been on creativity-mode while living part of his time in Nashville, city of music.
I take my hat off to creativity in musical artistry. Artistes have to dig deep into their souls, unravel it, and even often jump off cliffs to just string a few musical notes together to impress the world; to beautify its senses. Making a commercial success of those processes makes those efforts even more punishingly demanding. Creativity takes courage.
Rumi, my most esteemed Persian poet, has this to say:
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth.”
I guess that more or less sums up what creativity is about.
I came upon these 2 videos which, with imagination and creative ideas, this couple of musicians have engaged themselves on a higher level to the audience.
A Couple’s Quarrel