Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fête de la Musique!

Pretty soon, Paris will be celebrating La Fête de la Musique, in which musical groups of all types will be presenting outdoor mini-concerts all through the city. To join the celebration, I want to share with you a musical video by Tête Raides. It's not their latest hit but I still like it...  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


My course on meditation and buddhist philosophy has come to an end. I enjoyed every aspect of it: the eye opening teachings, my funny and supportive classmates, the patient and knowledgeable instructors, the practice of group meditation...
Inspired by the great master Buddha, I created this ceramic sculpture; it is also an incense burner.
Among the things my mind is still pondering over are the Four Noble Truths:
-Life is suffering… Or stress, or fear or pain, name it as you will. This truth might weight us down when we first hear it, but it helps us to avoid fantasy and to keep our vision grounded in reality. And reality is an excellent point of departure for the spiritual path.

-Suffering has its causes… Like our ignorance about the impermanence of every existing condition, our never ending desire for things or people that we find pleasant, and the anger we feel when we cannot have them.

-Suffering can be stopped… We can reach a state of being that would be free of anguish and heavy feelings: The Nirvana!

-There is a well known way out of suffering and into nirvana… The practice of compassion and meditation will takes us to the right direction. The Eight-fold path is an extremely practical guide.

(Caution! This is a rather personal version of the real thing.)  


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Seven Great Women Artists!

March is the Women's History Month!
To celebrate the intelligence and courage
of all the fantastic women that I call friends,
I want to presente you seven contemporary artists
whose works blow me away! 
They are ceramic-sculptors, classical trained painters and illustrators 
of different ages and nationalities.
(Remember my 2013 post on the subject?)
Click on the images to see more of their art...
I'd like to know which one makes the biggest impression on you!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Puerto Rico III

This are some pictures I took during my last stay in Puerto Rico:
A time to enjoy family, nature, friends, long talks, a lot of food, tons of love... 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Unforgettable 2013!

I Hope is not too late to post the list of those nice things that will make me remember the year that just ended... 
After all, it's become a tradition in this blog!

It was the year of great figurative-art exhibitions here in Paris!  Ron Mueck (picture above), Yue Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi, Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton in the Désir et volupté exhibit...
The dream of any representative-art lover!!!

I started taking a well structured cours on meditation and buddhist philosophy...
My ceramics slowly turned into figurative sculptures...

I learned to do healthy desserts without sugar and butter! You probably remeber my illustrated recipes. Look Under the cooking
tag if you don't...

I finally learned to do yoga's Sun Salutation by heart !
(Drawing by my talented yoga instructor Veronica).

I got back into the good habit of life drawing...

Last but far from being least, I met the lovely Airam Cotto, my dear cousin
Güi-Güi's daugther!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Nice to be back!

Wanna know what I've been doing lately?
Well, I've been cooking things I used love when I was little,
like the sausage rice you see below:

I've been sketching from life, like when I was in college:

And I've been to some wonderful exhibitions, my all times favorite thing to do!
Click on the link below to know more about the last one I saw:
The Renaissance and The Dream: Bosch, Veronese, Greco