Chilly saturday morning. I have my morning toast and coffee while I do something silly as playing farmville. I look out the window and prepare to take Chacal outside, under the grey skies and by the cold lake. There's this whole day ahead, and it looks promising.
10/12/2010 Plans for the weekend: end tourism assignement, so that I can feel free, go to the cinema or to a show, try Caceres' Wok restaurant, write, take some pictures, be attentive to beautiful details, a little felting, a little cooking, meet a dear friend if possible, dream, plan portuguese classes, breathe, be happy.
Misty day out, bright day in, after time shared with two of the most wonderful people in my world, yesterday night.
Golden leaves hang from the trees, warmer temperatures come over for a short while. We breathe in watching the blue sky. I dream of colours, lights and textures, make short term plans in my head, start to salute the renewed freedom. There is beauty in most things, therefore I must be lucky.
Waking up to another misty day. I practice streching the minutes, making them long lasting, being in the present. This sense of freedom opens my senses, brings in fresh air, pulls me back down to earth, to the realm of sensations. Freshness is all around.
I´ve got some big news in my life. What´s the biggest news that can be in one´s life?? Good ones I mean. I don´t think anybody will answer, as there´s been ages since I last posted, but I will still keep the suspense.
So...my computer suffered a little accident, which led to me being without computer and internet for a while. What accident, you may ask....well...it sliped from my hands into the hard floor breaking its hard drive....not good, but it´s sorted now!
In the meanwhile I have some news first of all is: we have a DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is beautiful and I will post pictures of him very soon!
Also I have been entretained with some free workshops and other events around here, which included: martial arts workshop, urban art workshop, stage ilumination workshop, world music festival, butoh street performances (to watch, not to perform myself...I wished!), changing house decoration trying to attend to feng shui rules, musical evenings, beers and dinners with friends and so on...
I have started teaching my improvisation dance classes, which is being good, though I have a veyr small group. Also, next tuesday I will have 3 people as my first portuguese language students ever (portuguese is my mother language). Other than that I am seriously thinking about trying to expose my felt ''paintings'' (which I still need to post in here....). I have also written a project to teach creative dance in schools and will also propose felt classes somewhere around here.....
Another good thing is that a group of people around here will start to meet up twice a week in order to do some chi kung.
I am trying to organize my life, as next year I want to start having drawing classes.
Life is uncertain and we (me and my boyfriend) are still jobless but......life is good as well....and I am sure something will come up soon!
Hi world! Spring seems to be here to stay anb I have a new camera!
I had a wonderful time painting. Will show my first paitings ever in a next post. I am now back to felting full force. First stage was to draw some inspirational images, which you can see in this post.
My dance solo presentation went really well and I might be starting my dance improvisantion classses next week, if I can gather all my students!
I have also be introduced to chi kung this week and I loved it! (for the ones who don´t know it chi kung is a chinese technique envolving breathing and smooth movements and it´s believed to have a lot of benefits). We did it on the grass, surrounded by tiny flowers and birds flying!
By the end of the week we will be travelling some miles up north to see the blossoming cherry trees. I can´t wait for that as well!
Wishing everybody a cheery start of spring, this time I will hopefully be back soon!
:) wellcome to my room of wonders. If you´re new here, I would appreciate you would read my two first posts.
No, I haven´t died of flu.....and I intended to post earlier, but life just got in the way.Also my camera decided it wouldn´t let me pass the photos to my computer, so we have ordered a card reader on ebay and also another camera (ours needed an improvement...hopefully I will be able to take better pictures from now on!) I had a friend visiting, which meant less internet time, as we had a lot to catch up. Also, I will be having my dance solo tomorrow evening, so I have been busy rehearsing. I am quite looking foward to it!
I think I found a couple of shops to sell my felt things...I just need to do more felting!! After the solo I will pick up the 2 kg of wool rovings I have ordered and after that it will be felting, felting, felting!!! I have also started needle felting and I am loving it!! As soon as I am able to, I will post pictures of my little wool statues!!
I really don´t like to make posts with no pictures, but I expect to have my new matherial in less than a week!
Wishing everybody a wonderful start of spring!
:) wellcome to my room of wonders. If you´re new here, I would appreciate you would read my two first posts.
Images speak for themselves, but these are my latest felt creations. They are not up for sale yet, as I can find little faults in all of them, but I can see now I am going somewhere with mhy felting technique :)
I spent last week on a choreographic residency. A very handy one though, as the dance studio is just around the corner (well.....in this case, more exactely just around the little lake) It wasn´t too hard either, because I will only present my dance solo in a couple of weeks time, and I know I can rehearse in between.
Weather had been slightly better around here, at least temperatures are not so bad and there is both sunny and rainny intervals. Not so good as to encourage me to change very much in terms of style though....I am still at cave woman stage, as I tend to be during winter. Nevertheless, cave woman (and boyfriend) went out to a friend´s house saturday night and had a very enjoyable time until past 5 am......nedless to say my sunday wasn´t at all a productive one, but maybe a needed a lazy sunday anyway. Not so sure I needed the half-lazy monday I had today but hey...tomorrow is another day and I intend to craft the hell out of it.
I will also pumper myself a bit with the new hair products I bought the other day (I run out of the ones I had, and they are the supermarkets make....so not that exciting...but that particular supermarket has a good white lable for the hair products so...not too bad either) My hair seriously need to be cut. Not big time cut, as I am not ready for that (and I like it long anyway), but it needs to be trimmed.....seriously trimmed. And dyed, by the way! I am holding on because I need my hair as long as possible for my choreography....All in name of art :P :P
I am so happy to have followers on my blog. Hi all! Thank you for following. And thank you as well for anyone who is reading :) I am trying to get to know each one of you, just give me time ;)
Wishing everybody a great week, maybe we´ll start ot feel a bit of spring in our hearts......just maybe.....
Again, I let time slip by before I manage to post again. I have decided though, to compromise myself to do at least one post a week. It is perfectely doable, as long as I organize myself!
After a period of almost getting desperate due to the fact that I don´t seem to find a professional path through which I am able to express my creativity (or a professional path at all, as Spain has been having high levels of unemployment for the last year) I decided I would stop feeling sorry for myself and actually fight for things. At the moment we (my love and I) are not in the situation of having to panic about money. We still have some money saved, and though it won´t last forever, we know we can manage for some time. Why not use that time to actually invest energies on my dream, that is to sell handmade by me? So, that´s what´s been taking most of my time lately. I´ve been felting and dyeing and sewing, and some pleasent results are starting to come out from the effort :)
Also, I have started a choregraphic residency for a dance solo choreographed and performed by me :) It will last this week only, but presentation will only be in March, so I am not overworried.
Other then that, we went to Madrid last weekend, which was lovely. I have bought the loveliest dress, reduced from 75 € to 6€ (yes, you read it right), in teal silk, which I am dying to show you all, but I need to have the courage to dress it and take a picture in it (is not exactely a winter outfit, and temperatures around the house are about 10 degrees celsius)
We´ve been having a hard winter, but thankfull not as drastic as it seems to be in other points of the planet. Still, I long for central heating.....the chill burns in my fingers and toes are starting to be very annoying!
I wish you all a wonderful week. Let us all try to use our romanticism to help us survive through the winter. I am lucky though...in this part of the world, spring should be just around the corner (give it a month or two...)
Because we went to some friend´s house to have lunch, because my friend is such an inspiring woman, in terms of many things, including clothing, and also because they have central heating in the house, I was inspired to at least think twice about what I was wearing and try to compose a bit my outfit. Ok, not a bit effort, one must assume, but at least I put a skirt on! Yaaay...... :P
Anyway, we had a lovely lunch, and ate something I´ve never eaten before. Apparentely it is a french dish, it´s called racklette (or something like that) and it consists of pieces of cheese (different delicious varities) put over a hot plate until melted and eaten with baked potatoes. Really nice.
The lunch did me good. I have been getting slightly depressed over the lack of jobs around here and the uncertainty of our lives, so it was good to get out of the house and socialize a bit. I do miss having more friends around.
Anyway, the last picture is one of the necklace of my next collection, yet to be put on sale on my etsy shop. I like the way they are turning out and I like that I am risking something in my creation process...I am not sure if there will be anyone interested in this sort of necklace though. Any opinions will be wellcome (even if to say the necklace is rubish hehehehe).
I´ve been more or less away from this blog, partly because I was so busy with other things (the busiest unemployed in this world, that´s what I call myself), partly because I was away during part of the summer, and then, when winter came....it doesn´t seem so exciting to post about clothes. I love winter clothes, don´t get me wrong. But we live in a place where there´s no central heating and I spend most of my days wraped around so many layers that if I took a picture of myself you´d only see my head coming out of a ball of wool ..... :P
Also, I have been crafting a lot and I finally opened my own online store...yaaaaah!
But yesterday the temperatures was milder, and although I haven´t gotten back my will to think too much about setting up my outfits (I am not an elegant winter dresser...), we went for a ride, and I thought I would share with you some of the shots. And even though my priority on dressing is still, during these months, keeping myself warm, I will try to start posting again, as I have made some good finding in terms of clothes throughout these few months.
Sunny, sunny day. Late raising, big cup of coffee. Repeat. Felting, dyeing, painting t-shirts, making necklaces. Send email to nepalese dance teacher. Check dance texts. Wonder of I am getting in the course for which I applied. Looking foward to meeting a friend tomorrow. Looking forward to dance master class on saturday. Breathing and living.
After a dense night with multiple, complex dreams, a voice whispers through the door 'psssiu, they´re asking if you can work today at 12h' 'sure'. Slowly drag myself out of bed, too much considerations for the time of the day. Life isn´t at all as we expected it to be. Principles are just sentences that half the time ...don´t apply to real life. Coffee and shower, please...
Another phonecall: 'could you not work today, after all?' 'yes, sure, no problem'. Where's my sofa? Oh, another coffee please. Back to my inner world. Life still surprises me every day, not always in a good way, but then again, if surprises were for sure always good, maybe they wouldn´t be so much of a surprise. God c...loses one door and opens one window. What´s the difference between a door and a window, anyway?