But what does that have to do with you?
For the past two years, CP Magazine has been expertly and beautifully designed each month by Garry Dimapilis...who happens to live in Manila.
I sent Garry the raw materials for the September issue of CP Magazine a few days ago. Normally, Garry replies with a "Got it." almost immediately. In fact, I think maybe Garry never sleeps, because no matter what time of day I email him, he replies within minutes!
But this time, I didn't hear from Garry until last night. He wrote simply that there was a storm and that he would get back to me as soon as possible.
A quick Google search later and I saw the full impact of his understatement. Yes, I suppose it was a storm...but the full story is that there's serious mass flooding throughout the city and country. I imagine Garry and his loved ones have had to evacuate their homes.
I've found over the years that colored pencil artists are just the nicest, nicest people. Truly. I've tried to figure out why....What is it about colored pencil that attracts really sweet human beings? Is it that they have to have patience? Is it that people who like detail have noticed throughout their lives the "detail" that being kind makes for an easier path through life? Is it because it's a new medium, an "underdog" in the art world, and aware of that...we all share with each other generously?
Whatever the reason...I have faith in our loyal CP Magazine readers that we will keep Garry in our thoughts, and will wait patiently for the September issue. If you would like to wish Garry safety and encouragement (or tell him how much you enjoy his beautiful design work!), please leave a comment. I'll make sure he sees them.
So...we apologize...the September issue might be a few days late...but it will be worth the wait, I promise!