27 maio, 2011

The Fall

Being half french i am very concern about what is happening to the ex IMF boss DSK. I have been reading french, portuguese and american newspapers first out of astonishment then incomprehension.
I have to say i didn't like the man nor his arrogance and contempt.
I am pro american and have always been even when it was not political correct in France. Nonetheless, i recognize that for us europeans seeing a man with such high position being handcuffed is disturbing because the power of the image will remain, guilty or not guilty. I do admire though that a maid has the guts to incriminate him, unfortunately in Europe the all story would have been wipe away. 
I do hope she will receive a fair trial
I do hope that justice will come out of it
She is a woman of courage and of high standards.
When a woman says NO to a man it means NO.
Men like him think that rules don't apply to them they are not  above the law.
He has a past of harassment, was protected by his own wife over the years despite his sexually compulsive behavior.
 What takes a woman to remain with a man who disrespect women in so many ways? Is it love or the greed of power?

Have a good week end
I will

19 maio, 2011

On pleasure

This album brings back excellent memories since it was started at Artfest 2009. I am rearranging all my photos, classifying and organizing and of course i can see the path that i made in these 2 years.  I remember the pleasure and desinvolture i had, so it's time to get back in track as i like to say. At the beguining it was only for fun now as people are getting more found of my work it do not want the comercial side to take over. It's not that easy to accomplish will I sell this album? Is it overpriced? I hear a thousand advices you should do this and that.....But in the end it's all about pleasure and feeling whole at least it is for me and i want it to remain like that otherwise it will become more and more stressful.
The power of money and greed are fast to arrive....my ego as well!
This album was made out of love since I offered it to my husband and as his own place in our living room. My goal is achieved when people feel the truthness and the authenticity of the album they are buying for themselves or for those they care. My work is about emotion, empathy, being connected.
I do not have to hurry
I have plenty of time
Creating with love and care
Being self balanced
What are your goals?
What do you crave for?


15 maio, 2011

Wondering....will you be there

I am completely addict to photoshop...love it! There are so many things one can do so i have been playing hope you like it... On my way to Paris i have seen again this extraordinary french film "les petits mouchoirs"de Guillaume Canet and again i was deeply touched. French movie makers from Claude Sautet to Truffaut have this special way  in transcending our ordinary lives and make it something unique and worthwhile. Do you remember "les choses de la vie" with Romy Schneider and Yves Montand? This new film from Guillaume Canet is the portrait of a couple of childhood friends  who despite one of their best friends being in the hospital still go on vacations... After all he is in coma what difference could it make so they all decide that's there's no point in being present just standing next to him  and off they go 
to the bassin d'arcachon(beautiful surf spot). Every character lying to the the others, their egotism coming out, concentrating on their own problems... A superb movie,one that makes you wonder "am i like that driven only by me?"  Do i give enough?  
I do remember when my husband was in the hospital i couldn 't get out of him and even managed to sleep there, being with him touching him speaking to him reconforting him every single day.
I do remember in another context being told that i was unlucky to have my birthday in the 4th of august with the summer holidays going on, not that practical to come to my fortiest birthday party....maybe i could postpone it! We all have this private jokes...that do not make us laugh at all
I am glad now that i am almost 42 not to waste time with those who are worthless. Do you? How many dinners and useless parties do you attend, with people that most certainly wouldn't come to see you if you were in the hospital? I love this kind of movie who keep you in the good track.
As my mom usually says we are always victim of one's education, saying no to what's useless, preserving real friendship are today's goal to me. I will not waste time with  toxic people and that's a statement! Time is precious. I do hope that my friends know that they can rely on me, that i am trustful.
I am writing this post while drinking my tea at the Peninsula hotel  in Hong Kong, so cool! Love this ancient atmosphere. Time stands still! 
Have a good sunday

11 maio, 2011

On love

 I am practicing photoshop as you can see and it's incredible what you can do and undo with a photo. I am still barely walking but i am enjoying the ride...endless possibilities so cool! I love this young couple were they happy did they love each other or did they have to married against their will? I want to believe that they were deeply in love, ahead of their time free spirits maybe artists? Living a life of bohême somewhere in San Francisco, knowing that they were lucky to have one another....
 I was speaking with a friend who is facing major issues at the moment in her marriage. I will quote the art of happiness from the Dalai Lama "...a relationship is also a dynamic living system, composed of two organisms interacting in a living environment, it is equally natural and right that the relationship go through stages. In any relationship, there are different dimensions of closeness, physical, emotional, and intellectual. Bodily contact, sharing emotions, thoughts, and exchanging ideas are all legitimate ways of connecting with those we love. It is normal for the balance to wax and wane: sometimes physical closeness decreases but emotional closeness can increase; at other times we don't feel like sharing words but just want to be held....p171
Now i am working on my new banner... very exciting
Have a good week
Have fun
Enjoy the ride

09 maio, 2011

Thank you

This week end was a blessed one, i had another Craft and design market, the weather was perfect, the public awesome. I met this french grandma who married a portuguese like my mom from the same city, Vila Nova de Famalicao, how peculiar! I met  this  young mom of two who had a flush of emotion when opening my scrapbook albums, she had tears popping in! How cool... Plenty of friends and friends of friends come along... I feel truly blessed. 
Last week i had all this exams that we woman definitely have to take past 40 mostly due to a pain in my right breast, so there's no need to tell you that i was scare while waiting for the results. Everything is ok but it made me realize that i could have been the other way round. How do yo react when you are ill?
Do you keep it to yourself and fight alone the disease? or do you share it? I am a very private person when dealing with my intimacy and it cross my mind that if i was ill i would tell no one so to keep a semblant of a normal life and not having to deal with pity in the eyes of the others.Yesterday at lunch there was this bald young lady with all her relatives laughing and enjoying the gathering and it was a great lesson for me. I was touched by her openness, her lack of hair showed us "ok i am ill but doing certainly everything that i can to heal", the path is really to open up. When i come back the the fair, a friend was reading the art of happiness from the Dalai Lama, i opened the book and the message was "we all need one another, have you realized that we are all connected?"So true, there's no way we can hide from the world, human relations are the essence of life.
Love is what we all seek.
I am thankful to be alive
I am thankful to be in good health
I am thankful to be in love
I am thankful to have true friends
I am thankful to be able to connect
I am thankful for those who love my work
I am thankful to create
endless list
 Make your own
What are you thankful of?
I have my gratitude notebook with me and write down every night all the blessing of the day.

Have fun

05 maio, 2011

drawers are opening

I am in a good shape well maybe not yesterday as i drink too many caipirinhas! That's the thing with this brazilian drink once you begin it's quite difficult to stop... but i did  enjoy myself and dance with my husband and a dear friend which was great! I was saying that i have recover from the endless flights and have plenty of new items in my atelier, drawers are definitely opening for me.
I am back with ideas, projects.... and am planning to have my own site .
Come this week-end to jardim da estrela, Craft and Design market with a jazz concert at 17h and plenty of beautiful handmade art.
Have fun