Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stretch Baby, stretch


 Surprising how body is aging. No, I didn't find any wrinkles yet but I do have few gray hair. It's a little scary to find out that your back aches from time to time, that you're no longer as flexible as few years earlier. For me, crossing the borders between youth and adulthood is more dramatic than change from a kid into a teen. 

 To revive my not old yet-no more young bones and muscles, I like to stretch. Slowly, to feel how body is adjusting, how blood is circulating faster and easier, how the level of my energy is rising.
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Myth of a mall


  I'm starting to be mall-ophobic, seriously! It started when I was working in a jewelery store in one of those shopping centers and I hated that job. I felt caught in a box with loud music, without fresh air and sunlight. Merchandise that usually looks so appealing, always comes in huge boxes from China, looking more like potatoes than pair of "precious" earrings. Yeah, about the "precious" part... Malls are all about volume, not value. Quantity, not quality. 

 And this myth of unique clothes. Yes, very unique mass production. In fact you overpay for cheap rags pretending to be high class fashion. You overpay, Chinese or Indian workers are on the edge of poverty,  stuff from the chain stores ain't earning a fortune. Where the money goes? 

 Try out small boutiques. Second-hands. Young designers. Vintage. Make a s-mall change.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Delicatessen


 We can't run away from our bodies, from our flesh and blood, from periods, hunger, headaches, burps and diarrheas. Oh well, we're only humans after all. But in all this carnality, like a cherry on a top of meat pie, we're blessed with subtlety. We can distinguish good wine from the excellent one, blossoming trees make us happy, we enjoy good movies and music, we still create art.

 Together with the spring, I feel the need of delicacy, subtle nuances in what I do, what I eat, drink, wear, read, watch, say, surround myself with. Single iris in vase. Instrumental music. Mindful walk.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Freedom of choice?


 Let me start with a little test. What is your first thought when I say:

 a) furniture?  b) fast food?  c) coffee?  d) clothes?  e) fashion magazine?

 Were your answers respectively: IKEA, McDonalds/KFC/Subway, Starbucks, H&M/ZARA, Vogue/Elle?

 In the times of overwhelming possibility of choices, we choose not to have a choice at all. We limit our options to those, whose logos shine the brightest and which ones are combine all in one mall.Are those the best quality things? Worth their price? Unique?

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This is a Women's World



 My life is filled with Women. Not only on my drawings, but in most of my relations, memories, moments of ruin and moments of glory, in my everyday life. 

 Dearest Women of my life, I wish You the courage to keep your gentleness and sensitivity, courage to always put yourself first in your lives, courage to celebrate your femininity every single day with flowers, laughter, dresses and thousands of little joys that only women can appreciate! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I want, I have to, I choose


 I want to have the luxury of wasting time on drawing, dancing, pottering around in my pajamas,  sewing, watching magazines and my favorite tv shows, reading enormous amounts of books, watching good and bad movies, wearing my best dresses, extending drinking coffee to hours, not minutes, posting on my blogs more often, walking with the beloved one for hours, discovering unknown parts of the city, country, world.

 I have to eat (includes cooking), sleep & rest, earn money, take care of myself more, maintain social (not only virtual) network. 

 I choose to consciously regiment my daily routine by adding more of what I want between what I have to. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

We all owe Mr. Disney


 Lately I came across few Walt Disney's quotations and they made me curious about that guy and about what was happening in his skull, what pushed him to create fairytale empire. 

 "The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique."

 Love this simple idea :) So many books written about being yourself and here it is, the recipe for happy life given in one sentence.