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!

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