Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I like saying this... " the possibilities are endless" I use that phrase a lot! it has mystery to it!! one thing brings the next.... yes!!
If your looking to see the yellow submarine...it ain't there!! That ship sailed a long time ago!! lol
I received a lovely email last night from my new friend Mandy. ( she's got the cutest pink hair) She wanted me to tell her everything about my life in Greece, what is it that makes it so special here...
Well, Mandy, I have to tell you, that I didn't even want to move here in the first place. I felt "safe" in my big house in the suburbs of Wash. D.C. participating in various art shows, going to the mall, shopping, accumulating stuff, going to the mall again..work and mall. Too much work and no play. I had gotten into this robot mode, where the more money one makes the better life is. I wasn't actually at the mall all the time, but that was the entertainment for me, and millions of other Americans. That was my life. Basically it was "please shoot me, I am so bored with my life". Please don't take me wrong, and I don't want to offend anyone, but there's got to be more in life than the stupid mall. Yes, the suburbs have a lot to do with this, and we all do what we have to do, making sacrifices....and I did...up to the point of falling in a deep depression. I won't even go there..this is supposed to be a happy post. I am a happy person, a so positive person, my friends say that I really don't belong here on earth. lol! That's ok, I feel good on my pink little cloud!
Anyway to answer the question. I'm not really sure what exactly it is about living in Greece that I love. Maybe it's ,that the sky here is bluer, the sun is brighter, the air.. I'm not sure. All I know is that I feel reborn!! I'm a different person, more alive, more positive, happy, I smile a lot, I enjoy everything more, even the stupid stuff. I try to make positve out of negative thoughts. I even look prettier! lol. don't laugh! it's how I really feel. maybe it's all in my head.!! but it's the truth!
I feel a kind of freedom that I didn't feel back home. Like I can conquer the world! Let me just say at this point, that I'm really a shy person, and a very private one at that, so telling you all this is the new Joanna !!
I'm not saying that life in Greece is easy! on the contrary... life here is harder, but I will take any bad story and make it happy. I will find some way to turn it around and find the good in it. No matter what the story is.
That's my survival :) Sure I get down, I allow myself maybe a day or two and then pick myself up and transport me to my little cloud of happiness!
Life is too short and beautiful! We have to enjoy every moment!! Yeah, and Mandy... forget Turkey, move here!! the weather is better!! xoxo
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thank God I had my cell phone with me and called the fire department. They arrived within 10 minutes!! I must share with you that for a minute there, when they opened the door I felt like I was in a Sex and the city episode...the three guys who came to "rescue" me were really hot!! lol
Well my three hot guys thought the whole incident was kinda cute...especially when they saw little Miss Daisy
sitting behind me waiting patiently to go home...
This is my entry for MMM
Hope you have a great week and always carry your lipstick and cellphone with you, in that order ;0
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Maybe that's why I feel tired in the morning. Too much exercising! See! I knew exercising is bad for you!!
We'll have no more of that!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
i n s p i r a t i o n. Well....some times it "don't" happen! but when it does... nothing can stop it. My heart starts racing, blood rushes through my veins, my eyes sparkle! I can't sleep or eat. It's like a dream coming to life, such magic! such energy! I feel like I can conquer the world! I know what you're thinking...it's just a painting..but to me, it's everything! It's what I breathe for.
I have to admit that most of my days are filled with day dreaming, just looking out the window dreaming, listening to music, thinking, what's the next project going to be. I used to feel guilty just sitting around being spaced out like that, but as the years passed I finally realized, that this my way of being an artist. For me , it's the inspiration that counts the most.The execution of the art piece is the technical part. Usually it goes quicker than the thinking process, at least for me.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Good Morning my friend! What a beautiful day it is for flying!! The sun is shining and the sky is blue, not a cloud in sight, not even a pink one!! The floating letters are slowly turning into hearts and everything is almost in place for the final scene.
Someone wants to make a big announcement, but you will have to wait until tomorrow...
The song I chose for this frame is "Everywhere" by Fleetwood mac.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Ohhhhhh my numbers are turning into....letters!!
I have to say that I was pretty anxious to post today! I can't wait to share the whole painting with you!!
The song on the parachute is " You are the sunshine of my life " by Stevie Wonder and the one on the clouds is " I want to know what love is " by Foreigner
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Good morning my friend!! Here is a little peak from last night's opening. All my hard work and anticipation paid off! It was such an incredible night for me I've hardly slept! The public loved my work!! They gave me great feedback, loved my bright colours and my imagination!!
This the back.