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My work is the fruit of who I am. Does not matter if I like it or not, I am an artist. It comes from an intrinsic need..it is my imagination pulsing to come alive... I create an image and call that the essence of my soul and allege that it is just enough to explain everything else in my whole life. Now at this stage of my existence, I am far away from the time when these things may caused me embarrassment. What? An artist? What do you mean by that? I mean an artist, just an artist It is simple like that.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Artists Are Prophets Some Times

The dudes from Bird Rock Arts are what these modern days have produce in California. It is June, 2012 and we have here a passionate surfer that paints landscapes, an innovating photographer , an oil portrait Japanese master, a sculptor that is reinventing recycling, and an acclaimed “poetic with birds” Brazilian artist.

They are working on fresh, delicious organic art. Every day they are creating art just because it is what they were called to do. The artist is a prophet sometimes and most of the time the artist is a reporter of their times. They image goes to eternity as a document for the generations to come. They are artists after all…..it is simple like that:
Ryan Pennel, Kazuaki Uehara, Robin Bellew, Robert Kreidt, Maria Parenteau

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Five Hours Had Passed

So. Five hours has passed today already and I did not do anything. I went back and forth in the studio and spread books and paintings all around. I took a charcoal and tried to call some birds on a blue turquoise covered with a light yellow background that I have being working on for two weeks now….I had the impression that I saw three birds and I tried them in white…nothing... I went then to organize my cabinet and found more books, lots of material that could be in  used immediately and some cards… I came back to the table covered with the open books's joy..found a delicious orange humming bird flying...  went to get all the oil painting material... answered a phone call and lost forty more minutes. I did this, I did that and nothing came about…
My well is empty, that is what it is. I cannot paint, because I am not settled. I am overwhelmed with life in these modern days. I feel sorry for my poor mind which cannot rest enough. My sleep patterns are horrible. I drink too much caffeine. There is no peace….Ok! Right now I want to leave this blogging behind and just jump for the next thing…..The afternoon is coming down gently. I will add some music to the occasion and try to comfort myself, I will spend some time listening to me…..painting…..drink more water and paint...pampering my inner child.

Five Hours Had Passed

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Monday, June 4, 2012

The Bird Seller: The Gallery and the fact that first things come first.

The Bird Seller: The Gallery and the fact that first things come first.

The Gallery and the fact that first things come first.

 When the gallery was being born I started to bring the birds slowly. First I brought the hamming birds, they felt so comfortable and loved the space so much that they scared me when they flew away unimaginably fast from one wall to another stopping for a second here and there in a crazy high speed dancing.

The American Kestrel came right after. It demanded a special place, it wanted to be seeing from far away, it was so "eagle" to see people that I have to place it at window for a awhile.

The Pelicans behaved as if they lived on that space forever, they kept floating silently on the top of the wall  too close to the window almost giving the impression that they were flying away.

I placed the "Hiding a Secret' on the back of the right wall, it stayed there not knowing that nobody was interested in what it had to disclosure anymore. Very close to it is "The Number 33 and 34" is shinning like a star, it is difficult to see the other birds around it.

In the middle of everything I placed the surfboards and all those colors started to play with people's eyes like in a kaleidoscopic trip.                                              
                                                                                   So finally I brought the master pieces.

 The yellow of 'Serenity' blended the atmosphere so well that all around one could feel chills of joy. But was when I placed 'The Winter Sparrows and The Japanese Ladies" that everything came alive like magic. It overshadowed everything; everybody that entered the Gallery could experience the magnetic effects that this amazing piece or art causes on people. It is really nice seeing that the Japanese ladies are really hidden and people only find then after I tell the story behind it.

Oh my!!! look at me describing with a cold heart artist how I put my birds to be sold in this 2012 California's Spring. I have to tell you that 'Fleeing From Myself''  is no longer here, it flew away even before the grand opening and now is part of a local art collector's wall.

It is what it is is....and it is a fact that the first things came first.

The Bird Rock Art Gallery/Studio is located at 5785 La Jolla BLVD La Jolla Ca - 92037
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Friday, October 7, 2011

The Dark Thought

What is this thing floating on top of me?  Who is this bird and where it came from? I found it in my mind yesterday when I was looking for things to write about as my therapist recommended …
I don’t like him. He has humongous wings, and a cloud of black powder splashes from it when he moves. He looks so focused and I am afraid that he is staring at me. I have the impression from his body language that he is moving his head as if he is calculating something. Oh my! How come I came up with that being?
…I am going to sell this bird this Saturday at the Hillcrest Farmers market. I want let it go. I bet somebody will find it funny and buy for some reason. It was just a thought anyway…let it fade.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Words Came Against Me Like A Sharp knife.

The thing is that, some times we screwed up big time. It hurts. I could stop my blog post right here and everybody would just understand what I said, because everybody also screwed up big time as well. We could say we are just humans, little creatures, fragile like the flowers that die in the fields........
Hummmmmmmm! .............................................
I am feeling that I am spinning around…I will start this text over but leaving everybody out of this:

The thing is that, some times, I screwed up big times and it hurts a lot.  I have this impression that I will never learn important lessons to exercise wisdom. ….oh!!! if I could stop my words before it brings destruction!... My words came against me like a sharp knife to get me; what upsets me the most is the fact that, this horrible agent of destruction came from my very own mouth.
 Today has been so far a hard day. It is 4:21 California time, and I am overwhelmed with life since I opened my eyes in the morning…to make things worse there was no sun today. It was a dark raining day to the point to wet people’s soul.
The reason for this grieving is that I said something in the middle of the morning that made me look like a clown and I hated it. The situation was ridiculous to my eyes. I know better, I have better judgment than that, but for some reason I let mediocrity came from nowhere and punch me right on my face……………
I want stop to write right now…I am upset. It will be easier do not think about this and move on, but I will keep going, I want to digest the bitterness of the occasion to see if I can learn something from it……………..no focus………………………………………anguish…………………………………
…………………I stopped right here and went to the hot tube…..prayed there for long time; even cried before the Lord…I cried out for wisdom. He said Himself that if we ask for wisdom He will give us without finding fault….that means He will not judge or throw things on my face because earlier today I spoke like a fool. Therefore, thinking about that I left everything in His feet asking for wisdom…I also forgave me and comforted my heart….I will not let this knocked me down. I will learn…I will be vigilant….and I will stop this suffering right now………………………..ufa……………

…………..it is one day at the time right? I am glad today is over.

Proverbs 6:2
you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.

Proverbs 18:6
The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

Ecclesiastes 2:13
I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.

Ecclesiastes 7:23
All this I tested by wisdom and I said, “I am determined to be wise”— but this was beyond me.

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Friday, June 18, 2010

10 Ways To Survive The Crisis And Avoid A Heart Attack.



The situation really sucks right now. An average person is about to have a heart attack. We cannot believe the news and we wish that all that we hear were just fantasy. The economy came to an unbelievable point, and the stock market of life is crashing. We are all in despair. What can we do now?

1)      First, calm your ass down - Do not panic. You will need all your strength to survive the difficult days ahead. If you can stay cool, you will keep your sanity, which will help you to manage the situation and be creative to find the ultimate opportunity hidden behind the crisis.

2)      Do not be an ass just because you are unhappy – Do not allow yourself to mistreat the people you love, or even the strangers, because you are feeling horrible.  Be polite and act as if you were sorry because you know that everybody else is hurting as well.

3)      Cut the crap - Stop listening to the news. Misery likes company. Do not go for it.

4)      Do not be a knucklehead – stop insisting on materialism. Start finding pleasure in simple things. Go for a walk in a park, read a good book, find fun in the company of your friends.

5)      Do not leave space for self-commiseration. It is not always about you. The whole world is in pain; there is no peace anywhere and you will help a lot if you maintain your mental health. Again, be creative.

6)      Be very careful about your drug intake just to relax or avoid reality. If you get too addicted to the drug of your choice, you will create a huge problem for yourself.  When the crisis is gone, you will not enjoy anything anymore because your life will be wasted.

7)       Do not be so harsh with life. We do not need to be aggressive right now. We need to take it ease and rethink things in general.

8)      Be disgusted with yourself for loving plastic so much and not wanting to give up on any commodity, whose basic material is polluting and killing the planet earth. Be ashamed of the inheritance you are living for the next generation.

9)      Reverse your values. People are more important than things. Spend more time with your family. Nurture friendships. Send a message of love and encouragement through the internet to everybody alive.

10)  Humble yourself before God. Stop running after religion like a crazy chicken trying to find solutions in people and in vain philosophies. Get quiet and put your hope in Him who is bigger than your problems. You will know that you are not alone

            If none of these thing works for you, call me. I’ll cheer you up.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

To Make A Tribute To Brazil I Took A Picure Of The Mirror

The World Cup is here again and I  was never, in my whole life so isolated from the whole experience like I am now. I was always with that crazy people. In one of these times believe me or not, I was in Rio, with one of the coolest people on heart.
Now, I am isolated from the Brazilian world here in San Diego. . . felling like an out cast...
I had to make a tribute to Brazil and I did  not know what to do... then I took a picture of the mirror. Que saudade.!!!