Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Artwork of the week

What can I say ??? Thank you again to Artfair 365 for nominating my poppy image as Artwork of the week !! In September one of my paintings had the same priviliege...mmm...I feel xtremeley honored !! Thank youuuuuuuuuuu !!

Sunday, 27 April 2008

My Sunday movie

When I was a little girl growing up in Barcelona my grandfather used to take us to the cinema on many Sunday afternoons, his love for the cinema was seriously catchy. The excitement of looking through the Sunday papers to decide which movie we should go and see, the getting there and queuing round the block with other cinema goers, buckets of sweet popcorn , the lovely comfy big red velvet seats, the trailers, intro music and the images on a big screen that would take you to another world, yes , that's where my love of film and cinema started and a tradition that somehow it has stayed with me through my teens, twenties and to this day... whatever country I'm at, weather is in the cinema or at home it has become a some sort of Sunday ritual, which I see as my little treat of the week that takes me to somewhere else to either learn from or dream about. This Sunday my treat was a Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited . A soul searching film set in India with the fabulous Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody, the lighting and camera angles contribute to a visual feast by the cinematographer Rober Yeoman as so do the costumes and set designs. I totally recommend this film if you enjoyed the Royal Tenenbauns and The life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Gregory Crewdson in Lndn !

When I first discovered Gregory Crewdson was at uni @ a lecture. I was totally fascinated by the images shown to us on the slide show that afternoon, which was from Crewdsons' Twilight series. From that day on he has become one of my favourite photographers of all time.His images have a dreamlike feel, Lynch and Hitchcock coming to mind as does Edward Hopper. Complicated sets lit by large crews of 15-20 people can take three to four days , Crewdson himself directing most of the time whilst somebody else takes charge of clicking the shutter.Today I'm so excited to read that there 's currently an exhibition of his work at the White cube gallery in London.
The exhibition runs till 24 May...enjoy !

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Retro cool?

What can I say?? There's a few of us out there that as teenagers grew up wearing the good old Converse trainers and many years on as grown ups are still wearing them!!...We all have them in different colours, old and new and can't part away from them or is it that still feels good to have that free spirit & unconventional feeling once in a while that takes us away from the everyday mundane routine ? Personally it works 4 me!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Book day & Sant Jordi

Today is a day in the calendar that I miss most for not being in Barcelona.The 23 rd of April it's a day of two celebrations, Sant Jordi ( St George's day ) where roses are given as a sign of love and book day when gift books are exchanged with friends and family.The centre of Barcelona is full of bookseller and red rose stands which by early evening the streets are full of smiles, laughter, music, people walking in the streets with handful of books on their way to hook up with friends for evening drinks also to celebrate it with those of the name Jordi too.This evening there's a very important football match, Barcelona V Manchester United semi- final, which will another reason to have a party and have fun....Oh well, I'll just have to do with going to my local bookstore and get myself a book...Happy Book day and Feliz dia de Sant Jordi!

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Fruit & Veg

Having been talking about my mini- organic garden that I've started cultivating over the weekend, I thought these images would follow the post quite appropriately ( which I've also added them to my shop and website. ).

Sunday, 20 April 2008

My weekends ( now )

Having been living in cities most of my life, I'm a city girl at heart, or I thought so...
My weekends in London would consist of : Saturday morning brunch in Notting Hill catching up with friends, a stroll in Portobello Market buying some exotic fruit & veg, evenings at a pub, dinner or funky party, Sundays checking out a gallery, movie or stroll in the Park .Since I've been living in the countryside it has taken me a long time to adjust to another way of life...until recently !! I'm starting to embrace this peaceful way of life and learning new things that nature has to offer by planting a range of fruit & vegetables ( organic lifestyle in my own doorstep) I can tell you I never thought I would enjoy it so much and finding it so rewarding watching every day how a tomato plant grows even baking my own wheat free bread is a delight, it makes me realize how we take so many things for granted in life, I now see life in a different way.
I know that a lot of people that know me very well when reading this will be very astonished ...I am too...then again...I think I might have to pop into London week?..

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Thinking of summer..

This afternoon I was finally able to find a couple of hours to update my web page inArt Fair 365 .
Thinking of summer time ( I know, I cant wait !) I decided to add these Daisy images to make this Blog more colourful. They were flowers in my garden last year and now I'm just waiting eagerly to have all my flowers and veggies growing again in my garden pots .

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Cambridge @ the weekend

After all these months of madness & non- stop working ( not complaining though) it was utterly fantastic to be able to get away for 48 hrs at the weekend! Matt and I had a lovely time in Cambridge, although a shame for the rain, but managed to get a few pics, check out some nice bookstores and cake shops too...back at the studio now feeling re-energized for the months ahead..

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Linda McCartney exhibition

Paul McCartney and children in the family home

Self- Portrait by Linda McCartney

On the 25 April this month -19 July there's going to be an exhibition of Linda McCartney's Photographs from 1960's-1990's at James Hyman Gallery in London. I have always loved her work and admired her for what she believed in.This exhibition seems like a great opportunity to see images rarely seen before. Another exhibition on my "must visit this month "list!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Climate change in 7 hours

It was early this morning, 7 a.m , when I woke up. Feeling cold I looked out of the window to see my backyard full of snow !!! I couldn't believe it !! we had just been sitting in the garden re- potting some plants only yesterday!!..Well it is now 2 pm ( same day yes, hard to believe ! ) it is lovely sunny day just like Spring and the snow has partly disappeared !! you can just about see a little bit of snow left on the image below, if not you would all thought I was telling stories ...

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Giftware Review

This morning I was delighted to see my Apple blossom image in the Giftware Review magazine in the "Best in Show " page from Top Drawer exhibition at Earls court back in January.
Thank You !