My Artsy Life

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!


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 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!!!

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 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!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Methamorphosis! And so it is!

Hello everyone!!

I seat here with so much to share, and thoughts just rush to my fingers scramble words pushing thru...

First I say thank God for medicine, since I have had to munch on pain killers and antibiotics for a week now, my body able to move around but with a pounding pain that had me dizzy, hungry and anxious to get back to my life, you see dental pain is the worst experience, specially when you need a root canal and you have an infection that needs to be cure before hand, hence a week of pain. I stay home for a week, missing the kids I teach and thankfully next week when I actually get my surgery I be off school for spring break, and well cross my finger off the pain wagon when is time to get back.

I call this post metamorphosis, because I feel like I have been force to stay inside my house, to look at this cocoon of my life, taking medication, little bits to eat so I dont get totally sick, but in the middle of all that I got to experience again what it is to be home alone for a little bit, to look at the state of my art studio and to realize how much art misses me, and how much I miss art. So, what did I do but paint, arrange my studio, clean it, I finally sat down and look around my beautiful space full of art supplies I have forgotten and like a butterfly I let it change me again, into that graceful artist I am within.

I was aware that I wasnt working with my art, but I am also happy with my life it just needs to be more complete in the others parts, to somehow get organized, the body needs to be taken care of to house my whole being, the teacher, the mother, the sister, the daughter, the friend, the poet, the creative woman and the artist. I need to take care of myself more so I dont have these interruptions in my daily existence forcing me to take a look at the rest of my life.  If you are like me afraid of a dentist chair, please make that appointment.....

Here are bits and pieces of my art journals...

May you always be blessed with health and with love ones to care for you!

A quote...

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.


Friday, January 24, 2014

I have been missing in action

I cant believe i havent blog in such a long time! Truth is I am never without my art moments, I been bless with many beautiful projects and forget to share here what i am doing...! and then is like well here I am seating on my computer but wait I dont have any photos I can share they are all in my ipad, or iphone ....facebook, instagram and well gets harder and harder to write and share in the couple of minutes I get total silence in a house with a 4 year old boy...

So here are just a few of the paintings I did last year! They happened to be on my computer....I wanted to get the momentum going so enjoy!!! I be back to share more happenings!

Im happy Im so so happy....!