Sunday, June 29, 2008

Digital ATCS

I just love this program(Photoscpae) Tyler introduced me to. It's wonderful. Yet it does take a long time to actually get to the point where you feel you have actually created something.

These dasy of creativity have been fantastic but I yearn for that early morning coffee on the run to get to work and seeing the world passing me by on the freeway and people everywhere.

I can definitely enjoy myself endlessly here; the garden has benefited immensly and so many freinds just popping out of the the Land of Facebook. Also an interesting friend from New York, his name is Peter. I've always liked that name. And he's a musician and guitar performer.

I will make a mosaic of all the friends re-entering my life.

I've been cooking a lot too; made the most delicious tri-tip with Tony Roma's sauce yesterday with "corbatitas" which you can only find in the Jewish aisle at the supermarket.

Reading, reading reading at night. Just finished My Darling Clementine about Clementine Churchill and switched to Sons and Lovers, that Lawrence novel I had never gotten around to reading yet. I also have Jefferson's biography still have read on the nightstand.

Yet, tomorrow is another day and that call must come. It must and it will.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jonsi's Voice of an Angel

This is truly the voice of an Angel and he takes me to where I want to be inside and out

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"I remain optimistic"

"I remain optimistic"
Originally uploaded by peregrine blue
Look what I learned to do today with a simple click of the finger. I love it. Although I tend to criticize people who sit behind a computer all day, as I search for the PERFECT job, I have to be close to mine to see if anybody has written to me rather than call for the interview. So I have all these minimizations while i wander off to the fun artsy sites and tutorials.

Today I downloaded Photoscpae. Tylewr had recommended this program once to me while visiting Topanga and I loved some of the things he had done with his own photos. Although I would like to do more manipulations with color gradation and mixing, this didn't turn out all that bad did it.

Happy me. To learn a new trick.

Monday, June 16, 2008

:: and they sing ::

:: and they sing ::
Originally uploaded by ArtByChrysti
Chrysti is at it again. How she does it, I can't imagine. The mediums she uses, the almost perfection of her pieces (remember, perfeection is the enemy of beauty or so say I) and her souls unravelling as she creates is such a blessing. I found two of her landscapes today on flickr and was just blown away. Wonder what program she uses.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

And once again Friendship

Yo tengo tantos hermanos.....
que no los puedo contar

Artwork by claudiabegins on etsy
Asi es. Claudia en Palmas de Mallorca me ha mantenido fuerte, firme, alentada con un carino incansable, dandome apoyo en este nuevo desvio. Claudia a quien conoci por azar, por una simple pregunta que cayo en mi falda a traves de Flickr. Resulto que eramos las dos "chilensis", habiamos caminado por los mismos barrios, nos gustaban las mismas cosas y de pronto eramos amigas.
WOW. Gracias preciosa por existir, por tener el don de la palabra, por tener ese corazon tan grande y por ese talento maravilloso de crear en cada momento de tu caminar.

Sigur Ros and Too Dark for a Picture Hoppipolla (PLAY) together as My favorite Music Groups NOW

Photo by Unicef
Thanks to my musician son I discovered these genuises of music and they are by far my favorite group right now together with an alternative music band in Ventura called Too Dark for a Picture. I might be from a generation removed from them but I can tell quality, TOP quality when I see, hear, feel, smell or touch. You make my day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Just couldn't resist sharing this Video

It's not so bad after all

Already Wednesday and just waiting for the job calls to come in. I have sent out a few applications and resumes yet no calls. I wonder if it's my age. They probably imagine that at 52 I look like a dowdy, plump, grey haired spinster and just go on to the next one. I must stay strong and focused and believe in myself. Getting back into the "real" world is scary but I have soooooo many qualifications in spite of my artsyness that someone is bound to spot me in the crowd.
In the meantime, what have I done to make my life peaceful and joyous? Plant, plant, plant living things. I started some more container pots with chives, lemongrass and coleus and today I will get to work on the basil, salvia and coreopsis.

Freddy is missing. we miss him so much. all his friends have come looking for him, linger around the garden for a while and realize he's not here. His girlfriend also came looking for him last night. Where are you Freddy?
And sewing. I made another Cornwall Cottage with white felt and embroidery. I love these. I think I'll make a Shakespeare cottage next and continue with my painting. I also signed up for a fabric ATC swap and made a pink and white ATC for Miss Frugality in England.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Free Again

(Shuttle Bug by Stephanie Rubiano)

Oh what a feeling of freedom. So many wonderful things happening in my new found journey. Jorge Salas called me all the way from Chile and we talked all about the past and his four failed marriages and how he loved me so at one time and the two daughters he has. One is named Canela Jesus, what a gorgeous name. I thought the creation pictured here may look a bit like her.

Visited my love Bill in Santa Barbara over the weekend. breakfast in bed, walks to have a night shot of wheat grass and a good movie (US Marshalls-I love Tommy Lee Jones) on the telly. Then a Cajun breakfast out on the town and back to sit and chat on the couch over coffee and friendship. Glorious after the droll of the last few months in Camarillo.

Saturday eve drove clear across the mountains into Topanga Canyon to visit Martin and Andrea. It was Andrea's birthday and all her friends from the canyon were there. Everybody brought some sort of home made salad or dish and I fell in love with Seth's seeweed, carrot and avocado salad. I must have repeated myself three times. Love music and dancing and a quiet night in that beautiful California place. Couldn't quite fall asleep so picked up one of Martin's books Son's and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence which I had missed and relished it tucked under Tylers comforter.

Jorge Figueroa arrived the next morning from Bahia, Brazil and we caught up on all the new ventures he is striking at. Farming in Bahia, a grape seed oil he is trying to produce in Chile and a new love there too by the name of Pilar. He is such a nice nice man; funny that he has stayed linked to the family since the mid 1970's. I guess he's part of the family now since her's living with Martin up in the canyon now too.

It's only Monday and I miss my Bill so much and Freddy is missing for two days now. Oh, well, every day has it's surprises. The ZNE poetry group has come up with some really funny poems lately and I'm glad I have been able to contribute something in spite of my dazed and confused state.