28 janeiro, 2012

Keep loving yourself...

An artist friend suggested me that I should give another dimension to my craft so it could become art. She's a talented and gifted artist and sees me like a crafter. It left me unbalanced... as I am  an admirer of her work then I replied that what really excites and fulfill  me is creating my life albums. She was suggesting that i should add them into huge canvas and kept saying it would give them a dimension....Why does one give any advice that is not asked? What is the hidden purpose?  Why humans tend to compare over and over? I am that lucky that in my world of crafters i don't sense "bad vibes" only encoragements and positive attitudes.I sense that she lives in a world of fierce competition which is definitely not mine and thanks God i know myself well enough not to be blocked in the future trying to give ...a dimension of my work but one has to be aware as Julia Cameron point out in her extraordinary book "the vein of gold, a journey to your creative heart"of the well intended so called advices!
I have a duty to protect my inner child he needs caring, support and most of all LOVE
Have a good week end
Be wild

25 janeiro, 2012

A gift from the heart

What to offer for christmas? I like to offer something special that was made out of love and tenderness...
My husband loved it! He's always a big fan of my work..inside i add his father watch, love letters that we usually send to each other, a small bible, earth from sacred Machu Picchu...

Heading to the north of Portugal as i have been invited to present my work to a talk show "praça de alegria"so very enthusiastic about it...
Will tell you more afterwards.
Have a good week
Be blessed

14 janeiro, 2012

My Shanghai

I have read quite a few books about Shanghai...and my imagination flew to those flamboyant and cosmopolite days back in the 19th century so it turned out a huge disapointment to see that most of the olds districts had just been erased but i guess to an arquitect is the place to be! The soul and the taste of Shanghai where the beauty of the women were known throughout the world along with huge parties does not long exist...now what prevails is well ...is not something that i like that much! So whenever i go to Shanghai i run to the fabric market where about anything can be made out in 24h and then my steps lead me to Dongtai market if you are into "old" things" then to Xitiandi with is good and fancy restaurants. Unfortunately, comunication is quite ackward because is rare to find a chinese who speaks english so when you are lost, which will happen sooner or later is best if you have anticipated with the names written in chinese otherwise it turn out a living nightmare! Trust my experience...

Have a good week end
Be bold
Be inspired
Be intuitive
Love yourself

02 janeiro, 2012


It took me a while to integrate the feeling of GRATITUDE. My life as yours without doubt is not easy, more than often we just want to quit and run away but we don't...Day after day the wheel changes for the best i believe because our experience and our wisdom grows. I am a better person today than i was yesterday. I am more compassionate, tolerant, open minded than i was last year. Today I LOVE MYSELF with all my demons and flaws. I could have choose the path of bitterness or anger because being grateful for what we have instead of what we think we should have is definitely not an easy one!
 I know what is to love and being loved.
I know how to give and receive
I know when to listen and when to speak
I know that i know nothing...used to said Jean Gabin
because despite my wanting some people will love me others don't
some will stay with me forever others only for a dinner but i feel grateful to be able to connect...
I wish you an open heart for 2012
I wish you to dance and laugh
I wish you to hug and make love
I wish you to embrace LIFE
Be inspired
Be creative
Be bold