My Artsy Life

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Love after Love

Love After Love



The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Derek Walcott 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

She let go....

Sharing a beautiful poem, with all of you powerful women. Yesterday my dear friend Denise and I spent a day walking around LSP and frolicking around...we did a bit of shopping and playing around in my studio!!! She share this poem that she has in her art journal and I want to share it here!

Is beautiful to have your special poems to read again and again in your journals....

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.  She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.
Poem by Safire Rose

And I couldn't resist visiting my favorite store Crystals, and I have been watching for a while and finally such a treat to get her for my home altar...and here she is my mother earth, such a beautiful story behind the artist too....




She is a beauty and makes me so happy, more on her later when I have time to play and situate her in a special place!!!

Happy Sunday beautiful!
xoxoxoxo

Friday, December 12, 2014

My books of Poems!

Tonight I want to share with you a special book I have in my collection of about a 100 journals. (no kidding)

This one is a book of poems, or quotes. I was inspire by my mother who use to keep one when I was young, I remembering asking her for this book and she didn't remember what happen to it. But I do, I thought it was the most beautiful thing to do, to collect beautiful quotes, and messages. I should interview her see what did this idea come from, why she did it. Well I think I will do that. To me is a a beautiful memory, I know it was important for her because she would let me keep it, I remember sneaking in a few minutes here and there to read the content, I wish I remember some of it. Hers was in a composition notebook, nothing fancy only the words inside.

Here is mine now, inspire on her, with a few additions, the creative in me, can not help it. I just have to embellish.


I cover the composition book with a vintage paper.
The feather came from a hair arrangement I wear once for the Inman Parade Festival.

 

I burn the edges of the pages, and stain the entire notebook with tea, 

added lavender and let dry for days




And is not entirely fill yet, but is going to be a lovely book once is finish. So far it has a collection of my favorites; Anne Frank, Rainier Maria Rilke, Joseph Campbell, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Pablo Neruda, Victor Hugo, Anais Nin, Thoreau, Gibran, Mary Oliver, Marilyn Monroe, Picasso, Oprah, it has also quotes from movies I love...! Let me share a few.

Aimless Wanderer from the movie Mona Lisa, starting Julia Roberts

But to change for others is to lie for yourself
I've heard her bee called a quitter for leaving...
an aimless wanderer
But not ll who wander are aimless
Especially those who seek truth
beyond tradition
beyond definition
beyond the image...

and another one of my favorite quotes...

"Listen - are you breathing just a little and calling it a life"

"I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart" - Anne Frank

"It takes courage to do what you want other people have a lot of plans for you" - Joseph Campbell

Hope you like the post! If you do let me know what you think!!!

Have a good night!

BB

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I am back! With lots of News!!!

I cant believe how long is been since my last post! A lot has happen, the other day I found someone online that really inspire me to write, and to share. Something random, but very impressive! Sometimes that is all it takes one moment of inspiration that shakes you up!  I love to write, but I am very afraid to do it online, because I think that I am not good enough, that my English is not good enough, but it is, and frankly I want to share my thoughts, my fears, my believes, what I think about, share my art and what I do,  I use to before, but I was also comparing myself which I am conscious of not doing it anymore.



So much to share so little time it seems, I have so many accomplishments under my belt this year and as it approaches the end, and the New YEAR shows up around the corner I want to share with all of you. Is early morning and I have seen the Sun Rise seating in my studio, and the moon saying goodbye as I come up the stairs. Getting up early is the key to me having a successful day, if  I don't have the time to brew a peppermint tea, or a yerba-matte with honey and almond milk, I know I wont be a happy camper, ah I miss my coffee I wont denied it, But I dont miss my heart rapidly palpitating after a coffee either....so I quit coffee....! YEAH! I quit many bad habits this year, Thank GOD!



Is been long, wow since April when I last posted a blog, is not like I dont write, 100 journals will tell you the opposite, (more on that later I cant wait to show you all of my journals)  is just that I have been busy with becoming who I really want to be, facing fears mostly, been brave, and totally reinventing myself.  And for that my dear  I dont know if it is the years passing by, or that we get more mature as we age, or just something clicks inside, but how do I feel like my body and I belong in the same space, is a wonderful feeling. So in May I decided to quit my job teaching small kids, a precious little job in which I make beautiful friends who I treasure, and one that allow me to be near my son who just turn 5 year old. I had a lot of mix emotions, but did it anyway. I quit and decided to go back to school to study Art Education, and 2 days ago I finish finals. Is been crazy beautiful the experience as a 45 year old woman going back to school again with all these young adults becoming, and a few other adults just as me, I made friends, and I have learned my dear friends, and that is what my life is about learning each and every day more and more, never satisfied. That is me.


I am excited with my decision to come back to the online world with renew energies, a new found love for the art that has change my life for sure, and a desire to share it all fearlessly! 

So be on the look out,  I will be posting my art,  journals,  ideas, and possibly workshops. I am going to actually re-post on a blog format the workshops I did in 2010! Working slowly like a turtle, so be patient, if you took this classes and pay for them in the past, I will admit you for free, so no worries! 

I am in the process of changing my website, opening a little online store for my art and video classes. So lots to do, and very happy and excited about it!

As I write all of this a little voice in my head speaks.... and I have to tell it to be quiet! Cause I am not going to quit my dreams, Im going to do what I love doing!!!  I have to fight the fear! We all do! What is your little voice telling you? What dream awaits?

Happy Wednesday!!!
P.s. dont be surprise to see another post come really quickly cause I am in a mode of sharing!!!
Besos!
BB

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Amazing the life of an artist is....


As I look thru my blog, my life as an artist, my paintings, what I have learned along the way...I notice a beautiful evolution. I still find myself not in the place I want to be, my art still looking like a resemblance of what I like in other artist, yet to find my own style. I realize that I know what I like, and know what I want I just have to go after it, not chasing it, but really embracing it, to be unafraid of my own style of what others may want or like and just be create what makes me dance with happiness.
Yesterday I walk to the park for a festival on Ponce de Leon,  so happy I took photos along the way enchanted with the beauty of this city, the trees in full bloom the bright sun shining is beautiful light...have I always notice these things before? And I realize this is life, this very precise moment what Im doing right at this moment....!  I was inspire to share hence 3 post in one day!

inspire by Matisse "studying under the masters" with Jeanne Oliver

the girl within

inspire by Matisse

i love her, she reminds me of the flower blooming within all of us women

inspire by Misty Mawn


and so it is..... I go on creating the life I want to live!

a song for you Damien Rice - "The blowers daughter"




Loveliness surrounds us...open your eyes!



Lovely pieces of the things that surround me, you dont even need to carry your camera around I took this photos with my iphone...

Just a lovely reminder that art is everywhere if you open your eyes you will also see it!

Happy Sunday!