Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Mysterious

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)


For some reason this quote from Einstein came into mind this morning. I took note of it from something I read a while ago and indeed touched my Inner-Self enough to think about its deep meaning and to share with you today…

The Mysterious….mmmmm… Yes, I believe when we know the existence of something that we cannot understand, explain or identify, it becomes mysterious.…

The Mysterious….mmmmm… What a lovely sounded word, don’t you think?...  Its like a soft whisper in your ear… Have you ever experience the mysterious?... Myself I can only get as close as when I have been painting for hours and felt just like minutes… When suddenly I am aware that ‘time does not exists’… These have been really magical moments... nearly like being in trance (but not quite, I wish!….jejeje)… These have certainly been my mysterious moments… An overwhelming feeling of unison with the Self, of knowing that we are all the same and part of the ‘whole’. We are all connected to the Universe…
 
When Einstein believed it to be ‘the most beautiful thing one can experience’, I can, in my humble being identify with it, even if it is in a very small capacity…

Here below are images of work in progress with the finished painting… This it was one of those mysterious moments…  
Thank you so much for visiting and reading this blog...

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Food for Thought

The weather in London is very misty lately, but despite how grey the colour of the sky is, one can always find beauty...

This lovely picture was taken by the river Thames. I am greatful for living so close to this beautiful scenary, so I can go for a walk to feed the swans and the ducks every now and then (my son loves it!!)


I have said to myself that I was going to try and sketch/draw/paint, etc.. almost every day, but there are times when the day has passed and I have not drawn a single line...uuuffff!!..

The following quotation puts me in a reflective mood every time I come accross to it..

"There is a voice in the Universe urging us to remember our purpose for being on this great Earth. This is the voice of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us." 
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer)

One has to be so attentive to her inner thoughts, and listen very carefully, because the voice of inspiration is certainly there, it is just waiting to be acknowledged, and some times one has just to pick up the pencil and begin to scribble.. (the result maybe something else beyon the scrible)...

Last Friday morning while having my coffee in the kitchen at home, I was driven to sketch a self-portrait, my first attempt ever.. I still do not believe I did it myself, because I think that it's not too bad, isn't?....
 
In due course, I should be posting the finished sketch with the photo I based myself on..

Thank you for reading, I really appreciate you..

Thursday, 18 October 2012

On my way to work

This morning was a beautiful and bright morning, at about 7.45am, when I took my son to the nursery, before heading to work. I thought it would be fun sharing with you my journey into work with a few pictures..  Please note that, with the exception of two photos, all the others were taken from my iphone, so the quality is probably not the best... (This is my physical journey into work  from Monday to Thursdays..)..

Yes, the first street I walked on is a very quite pedestrian street; it feels very intimate and full of character.. The sky was awesome!!!


This is the Street where the nursery is located. A nice and long hilly street!


Autum is coming to London slowly and gentle... Some flowers still remain in most of the bases of these magnificent and majestic trees...


This is what happens when you are in a hurry and trying to do too many things at once.... Pushing my child's chair (can you see his lovely legs??), picking up my iphone from my bag and trying to run as fast as possible, as I am always late for work......arrrrggggghhhh!!!....

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A very leafy street indeed..


A tree with a secret door... How nice is that?... (there are tiny figures inside, like in Alice and wonderland....mmmmmm, very cute, don't you think? (This door was in white before, but it broke (or perhaps, vandalised?!?), lets be positive; things can brake, can't they?.. There was not door for a couple of days, that is when I saw the tiny figures inside, but had no phone to take a pic, sorry!..)


Here is the door in white... (I took this picture the first week Saul started nursery, I never knew it would be so relevant, specially when I discovered  the new door this morning...  Both beatuful, don't you think?)..


On my way to the office now...  l absolutely love the autum colours..


Yes, there are still some flowers left.... Are you getting inspired???


What a drastic change, don't you think?...arrrgggghhhh...


At the train station...  A train coming.... I better catch it!!!..


And....asphalt, asphalt and more asphalt...... (although it's a nice grey...jejejeje)


As you can see, every morning I pass by the MI6 building... Who knows, one day I might just meet Agent 007, Bond, James Bond...jejejeje... (Sorry to disappoint you Mr. Bond, but you are not quite my type...)


There some little green areas opposite MI6 building...


Yes, yes, this is one of the towers of the Houses of Parlament where....


The famous Big Ben is... Yes, this is the lovely view one can see opposite the building where I work... What a majestic and astonishing building.. A great inspiration to many artist...  (I took this photo from google as my iphone could not bring the whole building close enough to show you properly...)...


And more or less opposite the Big Ben is the UN Headquarters in London, the office where I work... Do you notice the sculture (a seaman on a ship)  coming out of the facade?, is because this UN office is related to maritime matters only...


The image below, the front of this UN building, is the second photo that I've borrowed from google..


Wishing you a wonderful weekend, I leave you with a little drawing..(I cannot finish a post without adding a drawing, it has become a vice... What a great vice...)...

This is the image of and original pastel on canvas (8x10inches). I sold it a few months ago to a colleague at work.  


A closer view..


I have a few pocket mirrors left of this painting (about 2inch size) for sale in my shop in Etsy. Please have a look if you are interested... They are great for a present and a none expensive way to say 'thank-you' this Christmas to your loved ones and friends!

And lastly, thank you very much to all of you who keep reading these words. I really hope that every time you visit my blog you find something that inspires you to create something, because as Thomas Merton, an anglo-american writer and a mystic (1915-1968) said:

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time".

Oooh! He was so right..... wasn't he?.........mmmmm......I love this quote...



Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Spot the difference

Just a quick note today to keep you entertained, and.., to give you a little break from reading about my philosophies and inner reflexions..., I thought it would be fun to share with you one little drawing I did last Friday morning (Yesssssssss, I am not working on Fridays..........juppppiiiiiiiiiiii)...., (some other day I will share with you the joy and extasis of having one day for myself after 3.5 years... Aleluya!!!), which I modified after having finished it...

I am sure you can spot the difference...





Which one you like more?... What does it tells you?... Are you into faces?....  I love painting faces... Like Tam Laporte (I am sure most of you are familiar with her great art) of willowing says, I am getting addicted to faces...arrggggggrrrhhhhhhh... I love seeing them coming through the paper...

Please feel free to share your findings....and......, keep painting.

(L&L)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Vibrations-2

I am so happy to say that Saul, my son, has not cried any more going to the nursery... Ooohhh! such an amazing and joyful emotion when you leave your child in the nursery feeling happy and content while he says: 'bye mummy'...mmmmmmm...

After a few conversations with Saul's key teacher, she thanked me for my imput regarding Saul's needs and took on board all I had to say.. She was very kind and we both agreed that perhaps the fact that she still does not know Saul well enough and the coincidence of her not feeling too well (catching a cold,  and feeling a bit rundown) influenced her animic state and therefore her outward energy was not being very positive, which only children can perceive and abosorve so fast, and in turn children show in  their behaviour and mood... Most likely this caused some rejection in Saul, who is such a happy soul, but requires a bit of attention in moments of transition, ie. when saying bye to mummy in the morning at nursery.... (Ohh!.......a big sigh!!!)  

Since last week I have been praising her key teacher in front of Saul and saying how lovely she is and how much she loves him.... I can see that this approach has helped Saul to tune much more with her energy and this morning I could just see that both were vibrating in the same frequency... Ohhhh! such a releave.. I left the nursery in a total state of bliss...  (This is how happy Saul arrived to the nursery every day)...



Many philosophers, spiritual thinkers and even scientists these days, have confirmed that everything that exists within the universe vibrates; this is because everything within the universe consists of matter and energy... I fully believe this is true, and therefore I also believe that we are all matter and energy.  The aura, that we all are familiarised with, is just energy sorrouding our physical bodies, and is mainly determined by our thoughts and emotions...  I am determined to teach Saul the importance of having control over our thoughts and emotions, as this will allow him to release waves and frequencies required to make his dreams a reality..., and to be in total connection with his 'Self'..

Yes, I believe everything comes in response to the vibration of energy... I could go on and on, but I do not want to bore you... 

What about some painting?...   Because so much going on in my life lately, -i.e. nursery, work, and home (and my cat which has been sneezing so much, poor thing!)... I have a few pieces of work totally unfinished, but, thinking of Saul, an intuitive image of a girl with a owl came to mind, so I wanted to paint it for him.. Here is a couple of images of  'work-in-progress', streight from my sketch book... It is far from finish.. I hope I can post it to you soon...  Enjoy and get inspired... Yeeeeesssss!!!!!!!!



Thank you all for reading...
Lots of Love and Joy going your way....x

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Vibrations

Yes, I need to remember to breath... For the last two mornings my son, Saul, has been getting upset going to the nursery, but only on arrival, as soon as he is welcomed by his key teacher...

Yesterday was the worst... It was meant to happen for me to have the opportunity to observe and witness the method the teacher used to calm my son down (this was by saying a loud and forcesful 'stop crying Saul' while placing her hand with opened finguers in front of Saul's face)... Well, I was so shocked, I came back inside the room and nicely explained to this teacher that although I was understanding that she was acting following the way in which she was trained, but  I did not believe this was the right way go about it, and certainly not effective for my son, who, was increasing his crying and getting very distressed... (she could see that her approach was not effective, but did not change it!).. I explained to her that Saul was a very gently and loving child, who listen to you a lot and in a moment of distress all Saul needs is to be talked through and explained the reasons as why getting upset is harmfull and distresfull, and just being there with love and undertanding, and allowing him to cry to release all that negative energy that is generated when being upset . I know that with distraction,  play, and a real understanding of his needs, Saul calms himself  without too much of distress... I left the nursery this morning with tears running down my chiks.., its heart breaking to leave your only child so distressed (your only child that has been so much wanted and desired)... All mothers out there know exactly how hard it is...uuuuffffff!... Yes, lets breathhhhhhhhhh.... and again.... A long and deep inhale and a long exhale....Uuummmm... Much better now...

In my way to the office I was coming to the conclusion that the vibrations between Saul and his key teacher where not tuned with each other... I believe we are like a receiving mechanism that when we set our tuner to the station, we’re going to hear what’s playing.. (lets apply this to our daily interaction with people and the universe)...mmmmm... It really makes you wonder, isn't it?
I believe we are vibrational beings designed to be healthy, happy and live in harmony with nature and our human fellows...



 "No one can deny you or grant you anything. It all comes to you by virtue of your vibration." - Esther Hicks


Since my boy was worn, it came natural for me to tell him that he was all love and light.. 3 years later, every now and then he calls me to say (on his own lenguage, between english and spanish he has created his own...), something like:  Mum, Yio am amour e lu.. (In those moments I just have to squeeze him with kisses and hugs)... He is so funny.. and total magic...Mmmmmm....(I get emotional!!!)

Thank you all for reading...
(To be continued...)