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What ever happened to Maria Clara? by vivalalixi What ever happened to Maria Clara? by vivalalixi
"Ensueno de mi vida, mi ardiente vivo anhelo,
Salud! te grita el alma, que pronto va a partir;
Salud! ah, que es hermoso caer por darte vuelo,
Morir por darte vida, morir bajo tu cielo,
Y en tu encantada tierra la eternidad dormir!"

"My life's fancy, my ardent, passionate desire,
Hail! Cries out the soul to you, that will soon part from thee;
Hail! How sweet 'tis to fall that fullness you may acquire;
To die to give you life, 'neath your skies to expire,
And in your mystic land to sleep through eternity !"

~Mi último adiós / José Rizal

i'd put in the Filipino translation to but it's confusing, in wiki the original Spanish and translated English has 14 stanzas but the filo version has 28 and i can't find exactly which of them was the translated version of the ones above.

yea so moving on, way to bastardize your own national costume lexei, now they'll never let you in again. the spanish must have hated us so, else why would they make us wear such stuffy, beautiful, but deathly stuffy volumes of unnecessary fabric in such humid, tropical weather? haha.

speaking of... the colours i used here, they're stuffy too. they make me think of crumbling parchment and dust, no really, i tried to render them in pastel but it didn't seem right. now it just looks heavy and suffocating.

but seriously, what ever happened to Maria Clara? i moved before we could cover Noli and El Fili in school so i've not read it yet.

i miss home.
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Blu3Brianne Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm a filipino too!
i moved before i got to read noli and el fili too uhuhu
i rlly do miss home///
lilac-wings Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ohhh... you're a filipino... cool! 
 i really thought that you're a europeanXD
i've admired your works for a very long time then i saw this post i found out that your a
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hey thanks. yea, how you guys holding up?
ExelionStar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
This is amazing. You fit the colors of her flag very well and I really love the intricate designs you put in there. :love:
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you!
charmedgoddess Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
wow, you're a filipino? amazing!and you have an amazing gallery i have been following your works for a year now!
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yess! salamat!
SeverusLink Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
she got raped repeatedly by Padre Slavi [link]
vivalalixi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
JayNL09 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist's so beautiful!
Love it!
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