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A woman of passion

Hello readers It s been a while since i have last posted. I have discovered this book “Love what is” by Byron Katie check at her website and have started the certification program which kept me very busy! I haven’t stopped my creativity, on the contrary since investigating my thoughts it seems easy and freeing to create. I hope you like my newest album ” A woman of passion”.  

On friendship

I had this wonderful lunch with two inspired friends… It seems that i know them for ages which is certainly the case if you believe in multiple lives as I do. We were eager to know more about each others creativity and world. Just happy to be together a sheer moment of pleasure… Friendship is rare to find and when it ends it tears you apart like a love relationship, sometimes even more. I had my share of disappointments and disillutions as we all have and it hurts like hell! Sometimes, i even put my pride aside and give it another shot but it’s useless something broken will remain broken!My mom tells me that a friendship that ends was never one in the first place, how wise. I do hope that my heart friends will stay forever in my life. Have a good week end Heading to snowy Paris then New york. Youpiiii Barnes and Noble here i come… xo

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 xo

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

What are your strengths?

Do you know what are your strengths? or like most of us you are trying to improve your weaknesses? I have just discovered this excellent book “strengths finder 2.0” by Tom Rath where he explains just that. How in the occidental and even in the oriental world our education is based on improving our weaknesses, how the enterprises nowadays run endless workshops on “how to improve yourself” in areas where we lack talent! Some of the attendees will have success because of their natural talents with or without workshops but most of us will strive for it. So this book relates to our natural talents, there’s this online test in the language of your choice and the result  is in english about 2mn later or within weeks by mail in your own language. Natural talents i kept repeating it because though i sense it by now (i m more than 40 remember!) i wouldn’t have told you they are talents! They are 34 themes that the Gallup organization have come out with and they verified over and over that people have …

Be blessed

I am still in Seoul going back and forward to Tokyo and have to say that i don’t know anymore where i live! A lot as been said about the tragedy in Japan and how it will affect the world for the months to come. Being an empathic person i can only imagine how difficult it must be to reconstruct, to readjust, to regain composure when nothing seems rights when the pain and the agony is so overwhelming. I deeply admired the strength and  the courage of the japanese. Nothing comes out, they keep everything within  not to embarass the others. They will no doubt rebuilt and become stronger. As we say in french “je leur tire mon chapeau”( i am in awe)  See you in Lisbon… Have a joyful week Remember to give and receive  Be blessed Xo