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Thursday, May 30, 2024

One of the Most Expensive, Iconic and Kinetic Maps of Australia in the World

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Dream without fear. When dreams are nourished with faith and actions, dreams bloom into realities.

Jose, a self-taught artist, had no formal training in art, no scholastic qualifications and had very challenging life experiences as an international sailor, chef, watchmaker and stone mason. How can one be multi-skilled and pass international standards without proper educational training?

This book will make you rethink how adversity, grief and loss can cause so much pain, and yet these life challenges can facilitate creativity, and be transformed into gifts and blessings for a meaningful and productive existence.

Get inspired by faith and determination that changed the course of life, and be entertained by the unconventional ways Jose educated and equipped himself with skills to achieve dreams and goals. The one-of-a-kind masterpieces in this book and Jose's life are testimonials that creativity can really transform lives. Miracles do happen, and anyone can manifest miracles if they sincerely believe in themselves and in the intervention of the unseen power of the Supreme Creator.

Read an Excerpt

Some of the art pieces were highlighted with microlights when photographed. The results were beyond expectations— almost miraculous!—as Jose does not have any significant artistic talents or training nor did he have prior plans to create these artworks. He did not even have prototypes and didn’t even know how to draw. He was diagnosed as colour blind for most colours (except for traffic lights), so he asked Lourdes to help with the colours for the installation of the right microlights.

One of the Most Expensive, Iconic and Kinetic Maps of Australia in the World The artwork’s designs were dictated by his dreams and imagination. Jose made use of his technical discoveries in watch repair and electronics to revive old timepieces and make them functional again. He used trashed spare parts and old pieces of jewellery to create one-of-a-kind treasured masterpieces. Jose humbly admits that the ideas and successful effort behind these creations did not come from him but from the Supreme Being, whom many of us call God. He also believes in the transformative power of love and support that comes from those who truly love, wish and pray for his well-being and success.

His greatest realization is that to connect with the Supreme Creator, the Master Artist of the Universe, all he must do is pray to God as the most trusted Being. The nearest distance to be heard and make dreams manifest is between his knees and the floor. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. It is his life goal to help others realise the value of dreams, the need to act on them without fear and to fully trust God to guide them in their life journey no matter how difficult challenges can be.

About the Authors:
Jose Tugaff Amoloria is a man of multi-talents and skills. He is a professional watchmaker who had mastered most phases of watches: mechanical, automatic, quartz technology and modern watches. He created one-of-a-kind kinetic masterpieces made of collectible time pieces and watch parts, enhanced with microlights. He became a chef, and was personally taught a French masterchef's family secret of French liquored ice cream.

Jose mastered stone masonry in record time. His experience in watch repair helped him to gain a feather touch to accomplish his masonry works. He is also an avid martial art practitioner of arnis, a Filipino martial art, and he is also a second-dan black belt in Karate, with a champion's trophy to prove it. With so many other skills and abilities, Jose thanks God for the gifts and talents given to him.


Lourdes Villena Amoloria is an Amazon international best-selling author for her book Kiss From an Angel: How to Turn Your Grief Into a Gift From Heaven, published in Sydney, Australia, 2014.

Lourdes holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines, with a post graduate in counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney, Australia.

Lourdes is on a mission to help others find the gift behind their grief, help with mental health issues, and live more productive lives with faith, self-responsibility and love in action.




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