SHINE! I stands for Igniting
To put it poetically, with this pillar of my SHINE system we ignite an ever lasting, durable and sustainable flame within the icon oil lamp of your dreams, a candle that will help you restore the faith every time it tends to fade.
To put it bluntly, I from SHINE puts the fire under your sweet buttocks. :-)
Even though it's million light years ago, I can perfectly recall the times when the deadline for the delivery of a construction project that I'd supervised would come. By then I would've measured the space, I would've made the first sketches, drawn the plans and furthered the materials, colors and details, made the perspective drawings, gave instructions to the builders and supervised the whole process of bringing my project from 2d to 3d. In the last days and hours there would be crisis after crisis, working 24/7, fires to be put off (sometimes more than literal!) or floods to be stopped. I would literally sleep on the building site, (more than once!), or under the computer for the last details of the project.. I would drive on adrenaline for days on end and not eat and all of a sudden the project would be delivered and then.... Silence.
Realistically, because the projects were mostly very close to each other and overlapped, the silence would last for about a few minutes or, in the best case, a few hours...
While the music is born live, without rehearsal, I let my hands move also totally intuitively, without leading anything with my brain or eyes (besides keeping painting on the canvas :-) ) not even the choosing of the colors.
The result is thus surprising even to me and the experience of making art is total and meditative, as a dance and as a trance in the same time, deeply healing.
In this video you can hear the first minutes of the concert.
If and when you are in the Netherlands, I urge you to come visit a Dream Concert, they are once a month and a unique wonderful experience!
self portrait as an artist
Found a big (58X70cm) canvas thrown away on the street.. It had a small (knife?) damaged spot (4cm) and it had a hideous (hence, thrown away, I guess) painting on it..
I took it home and washed it quite a bit (not the painting, that one stayed against my best efforts! - how did they do that??!)).
I gessoed it and.. ta-daaa! A new wonderful immaculate! life for this huge canvas (thanks, Universe, for the present!) :-)
And I made the collage above where I used photo transfer for the first time and LOOOOVED it! YAY!
I was thinking to bring it for my father to Romania as a father's day present, as I go there soon..
But.. It is too big to take it with me on the plane (+kid+luggage and such), I will have to find another way to give him this present.. At the moment I plan to make small pictures of it, print them on photo paper on A4, take the staple with me and collage it there again :-) An artist's life :-) making collage from collage from collage :-)
PPP... &p - a time lapse making of
Grateful foe being ME - Shining Mama
It is colorful, and I am grateful - and in the same time this drawing turned out to be interesting - it is the first time I use black for filling up the forms..!!!
I believe last time I did that was in faculty when I was still drawing with pencils. Interesting and frightening :-)
And what's up with all the sharp forms..? :-)
Missy Resistance shows her teeth a bit as she sees I am not taking her into consideration any more and as she lost my respect:-)
april's shine day 33
I know there were 30 days in April and the challenge was for 30 days but I feel April's shine just goes on and it transforms and turns into a SHINE rocket with a great life of it's own :-)
This, what you see on the right, is what my hand is making right now and as I am making them I can hear a definite voice in my head, Miss Resistance, again.
So I decided to confront her today, as I believe that this particular voice of her was always always with me..
And maybe you noticed, I am becoming less respectful towards Miss Resistance.. :-)
april's shine day 30/30 - thank you!
thank you, Life! thank you, Groen!
It is yet another intuitive drawing so it is interesting that a room space came up (my architecture background wants to play a bigger role in what I am working at right now?):-)
Some other things showed up, too, I wonder what that is all about..:-)
Like: a slide that ends in a water pool ?, a few lakes and a big garden, green hills (and behind, the sea), silver surfaces, a door, etc.
Interesting :-) Exciting :-)
Bring it on!
21x30cm (all kinds of) markers on watercolor paper.
This is the beginning of a little book for children that I wrote last year and lately started making the images for.
It is planned to be a square book - for children between 2 and 6 years old.
It is written for my son V., so it has some very intimate pieces related to our life (and to being a single mom!).
The intention is, though, to make this a "personable" book where you, if you are interested in this book - for you or for somebody else - could transform it to mirror your personal situation.
It is a book about a Little Star who wants to play on Earth and ends up being born because Little Stars are too bright and too hot to play with children..
I am going to use our faces and names - mine and V.'s - for the illustrations and the text of this book, like it will be shown here.
If you want to utilize this book and transform it, I am making it possible for the names and pictures of the respective mothers and children to be inserted in the pages, as well as small adaptations (as to siblings or the father being inserted into the story).
And thus it starts:
another yin and yang - photo reflections and shadows
I think about you every day.
I think about your shadow on my wall that day when you weren't here, that day when you did not leave a shadow on my wall any more.
And I think about your other shadows, invisible and untouchable, disintegrated, lighted, transparent.
There is a field with flowers in me, where there is no black and white and your shadows dance under the flowers.
It smells like summer there - and like bees making honey, it smells like grass and it smells like the rain is far away.
It smells like a small lizard's light run. It smells like steps.
It smells like crickets singing.
And as the sun is sinking into the water, I finally hear you smiling:
My blue shadow is always here, darling.
Just hiding, that's all.
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