I’m alive

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So hello people! With this horrible interpretation of a Saul Bass poster I shout to you that I’M ALIVE!

So I know it’s been A LOT since the last time I wrote around here, don’t even remember! wait a sec, and let me check the date… HOLY GUACAMOLE April 17th! almost two months! Man what a bad host I am! But people! I’ve been so occupied lately! I’ll try to keep up this thing more often so I don’t have to write gigantic post!

(A little aside comment before going into the real subject. I’ve been over reading the blog and man! This thing is quite interesting! No wonder so of you desperately call for more!)

So let’s pick up where we left it, which is at the EAACI congress. Ok so after that I want to spend a week to the Canary Islands with my good old friend Naomi. We went for an Animation Festival “Animayo” which was a really revealing and embracing experience, man! all the speakers where soooo passionate, interesting and so generous with their experiences and livings, I came bakt to Malaga with the batteries fully charged and so motivated with hundreds of ideas. It’s been a really mind changing/opening. I hope that whatever you are into (animation, medicine…) you get the chance to come across with this type of people. That week I also took care (or so I hope) of some other things I have going around which I’m not going to talk here, who has to know it, knows it (y lo sabes) (Hulia and co.).

Ok, after that I got a call from one of the hostess agencies I’m in for a 6 day promotion (3 days/2 weeks) which was terribly boring, long and pointless, but well good money came in with it (and a very cool mug) (bacause I was promoting cups from a bank) (as you know I always get the most weird jobs), actually there isn’t much to tell about this (and a bit also because it goes in conflict to my purpose “don’t speak bad of people” and well, no comments) (If you ask me in person I’ll totally tell you).

And so we get in this week! The week I finally get a hostess job that is actually interesting and non-boring!!! I was called (just for an afternoon) to be a “Beer tasting assistant”, and no, I wasn´t called to taste beers, I just served the different beers, open bottles, and throw away glasses… basically like being a waitress, yaehhhhhh all this crying about bartendering and stuff payed of! I learned a couple of things about beer, I had a nice looking partner (a bit dumb, but good looking). When we finished and cleaned everything we got to take some beer home and everything really entertaining.

So as you see things are coming in to place finally! BUT! There is more! yes people THE NEWS *drum roll* I FINALLY REALLY GOT A JOB RELATED WITH ART. I actually don’t believe it yet, and it’s been a month already.

Of course it’s not a normal job (it’s in a graphic design studio) and what I do is video tutorials for their blog. This week came out the first one and it seems it works quite well.
I suppose you expect something very long about it but they told me the other day that the head of Mrketing is going to call me with good news (they told me this on Friday, and have no clue what it could be about…son imagine my nerves…) well I’m going tho save all the artistic job thing for a new post tomorrow (In the hope of having something new and exciting to tell). So you will have to wait until tomorrow, sorry! and my grandparents have just arived and I have to tell them all about the job and stuff son I sadly have to abandon you for today! But I’ll be good and leave you the link yo my first video 😉 (you know, give it a thumbs up)

Until next post! (or not)

Hello, good morning thank you, at the end of the hallway…and other phrases repeated through the weekend

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Hello people! I’m alive! sorry for my lack of post (and Musical Fridays…I have a hole in my soul because of this) but I’ve been really occupied and since today I woke up without voice (this that happen when you stand in front of a door with the cold air flowing distributing flyers and after that go and have a delicious mojito and an ice cream) I’m going to tell you a bit of what’s going up lately.

Well the door thing might have given you a clue about what I’ve been doing, yes, I’VE BEEN WORKING, what in? you might as, well as a hostess in an International osteoporosis Congress. Yayyyy!
The congress has gone quite well, I’ve meet a lot of people and of course got the opportunity to take advantage of things I was given (like a smile, lovely blue eyes, and the capacity of standing 8 hours in high heels as is nothing happened) to earn some money (and leave my parents kitchen for a while) yayyyy!!

I actually don’t have much more to tell about the congress, just that I’ve enjoyed and look forward for more job calls!
Life is really curious, as you know it’s already been 3 months since my last job (Nespresso, illustrator, Christmas…rings a bell?). So after three months crying around and blah blah (you read this, you know all the ups and downs) two days after I got the call for this job from a Malaga’s hostess agency I get a call from the agency that hired me back in Christmas…offering me ANOTHER JOB. Yes people, it’s also a congress (this time it’s a pharmacy one) for the next, so yeah three months of drought and now 2 jobs in 2 weeks!.
So yeah, basically next week I’m congressing again, this time I’ll be alone (this past weekend I’ve had 69 teammates) and I still don`t know what I’ll do, but I suppose it won’t be difficult, we will see!
Until next post! (or not)

My latest discoveries!

Well I’ve been thinking the whole weekend how I have accidentally skipped (again) the MARIA’S MUSICAL FRIDAY, and how I hate doing that section a day that section a day that is not Friday, but this week I had a really awesome song that I wanted to share with you guys so I was in a bit of a conflict.

I was this afternoon with my Nathan Fowkes background class and showed us an amazing artist and I felt the need of showing someone, which I haven’t. So I’ve decide to write today about those things that have come across me this week and that I have found really inspiring or whatever, so grab on and lets start!

Society6

The other day, a woman asked me on my FB Page, where she could buy prints of my artwork, and since I have never thought of the (real) possibility of someone wanting to do that I wasn’t really prepared. So! I remembered Society6, I knew they did this kind of stuff (I mean print your artwork so people can buy it) and immediately went over and created an account. My surprise came when I saw that not only did they printed your art on canvas or similar, they also sid the typical t-shirts, mugs…BUT! the also put your art on rugs, mobile cases, pillows, bed cover, SHOWERS CURTAINS!!!! Who would have ever thought my art could possibly be turn in to all those stuff! SHOWER CURTAINS people!!! I’ve always hated those stuff, but I would definitely buy now with my art on it!

Leggings and shower curtains?? Two things I would have never imagined…

As they say in Society6:

“Every puchase pays and artist”

So: MY SHOP

Thnaks!

We love Disney album

Next thing! The We love Disney CD (I haven’t made any investigations about the subject, what I say I what I’ve deduced by what I see) that it seems to be an album released last year with classic (and not so classic) Disney songs sang by artist such as Jason Derulo, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly… the are quite good versions (some of them are so similar to the originals that wouldn’t deserve to be called versions, but they are all nicely sung).
My personal favourite? Never had a friend like me, by NE-YO.

It seems that Youtube artist have done the same (I actually came across this one first) I don’t really like them as much, but there is one I totally love and find the most original of all, and it’s Tessa Violet’s (yes, here she is again) I wanna be like you.

Mika French singing

I really love Mika, I love how he sings, his elegance, his lyrics, his face, and everything, but I had no idea that he had songs in French! So this week I’ve come across Boum boum boum…and it has totally been the song of the week, please enjoy (and the video is quite interesting too)

And another one 😉

Scott Willis

Great inspiration for backgrounds!

 
Sigue el tablero Scott Wills de Maria en Pinterest.

Value studies

In my Nathan Fowkes class from today, the assignment was to grab 12 images from films, other art pieces, pictures… and bring them down to 3 light values (values can vary from image to image), when he has sent the assignment it didn’t sound very fun, BUT! I have totally loved them and have found them terribly useful, to understand certain things when creating your art (I’m telling you, the Schoolism one year subscription is a good place to spend your money in).
I’m totally going to keep doing this type of exercices, they don’t take me long and I hace ease with light simplification, so here I leave you a little selection of what I made today!

Well I’m tired, it’s late and it’s been a very productive day, I also have my butt sunburned and I have to shower, so you know what comes now…
Until next post! (or not)

Work hard!…In a real direction

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Hey People! (and welcome to me muffin friend who I didn’t know read this (yay another woman to the ranks!)) I have a question for all of you:
How do you keep reading this pile of mumbling of continuous crying and constant deception? I really admire (and thank) you.
Well it has reached my eyes that some of my dearest readers where left quite worried because of my las post and I came to assure you people! I am recovered (now you might think I live on and emotional roller coaster, that changes really fast, well I have been like that but I think that I’m settling down, nothing like confronting and embracing reality) (you might still think that parting from my last week state I couldn’t possibly be recovered I must tell you I’m emotionally easily recovered, really easy).

It also helps that spring is coming, I’m also a summer lover, so I can go to the beach, my tan has started going on, I might not be going to Annecy but instead I’m going to the Canary Islands with my best friend, I’m goin to publish in a fanzine… so we might say things are starting to come out.
So in this new “stage” I bring out all my skills and I design patterns, I sew custom prom and wedding dresses, I’m not afraid of freelancing and I’ve opened a Society6 shop! (This is probably the best page on all the internet! YOU CAN GET SHOWER CURTAINS WITH MY DESIGNS ON THEM) (ISN’T THAT AMAZING?????) (Even I would buy them, despite I hate shower curtains))

The last post was so depressing (But true) and I remember writing in in a “hangover” mode so I’m not really sure what I wrote and I’ve been willing to delete it, but I’ve been to busy doing more interesting things, so when I finish this one I’m going to modify it, because they are some things I really don’t need know running around the internet, and as Edna Mode would say: “I try to not look in to the past, it distracts me from the future”. And some of those things kinda distract me so I don’t want them there, if you read it, yay you! if not, sorry you are late! jajajajaj
So know I go back to work! Thanks for being there and you know!
Until next post! (or not)

PS: Remember how last post I complained because of the fact that that I was stuck in 99 followers on FB? I GOT TO THE 100! If it has been one of you thanks! And if not, you can keep help me rising that number here!

 

Work hard!… for what??

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This is supposed to be a desperate face. In case you are doubting.

Hello my beloved readers here we are another day, ready to talk about me.
So I’ve always been a quite motivated and positive person (all thought some people think the contrary because of my strong sense of reality which could be taken as negativity). Even in the darkest situations I’ve been able to take my mind to a better place where it’s always sunny, I think that power is in us, just that not everyone knows how to use.

So as you know it’s been a lot of time since I’m stuck in my parents kitchen looking for a job without any success, and I’ve been dealing with it quite well until the last two, three…¿? months. In that period of time I’ve cried more than in the other 288/9 months of my live, why? because everything I try fails. I put a lot of effort and passion and for what? it seems that for nothing, I spent 4 months working on a short film that wasn’t liked, I was going to start  a travel blog but the trip (which I was dreaming to go on, and had be planning for two months) on which it was going to be going around, fell off yesterday, get to a 100 followers (at least) on my FB art page, not happening (stuck in 99, wanna collaborate?) and a whole other bunch of stuff (getting a job include, but the topic might be getting a bit trite)!

Joining my lack of triumph in the “laboral world” we have to add the lack of human support, and in this I totally exclude my family! (with out them, this would be even worse), but in life someone (at least I) needs various groups of people. We could divide the two basic groups in to family and friends (there is also a third group that involves class/work mates) and ok, I’ve got the family and I’ve got the friends but when you spend two years of your live out (I went to study to another city) of a group of friends that had been together that time when you get back you might feel a bit…out, why? because people change and evolve, but they have done it together so they have their well founded customs, jokes…which you are not familiarized with. And it doesnt matter if you’ve seem them every vacation you went back to town or spoke with them weekly! It’s just not the same, so you try to fit in but you have also changed, and even though they are amazing friends and people, you are just no one of them completely, they will always have a deeper connection between them that the one they will ever have with you.

Then I have my friends from the other city (the one I studied for two years) of course I keep in touch with them and enjoy talking with them but whatsapp conversations are not enough to me, I’m and old-fashion person when it comes to relationships.
But well I suppose distance brings things in to place and as sad as it is we have to deal with it, you must try to keep fighting for relationships you think they are worth it, but as an old friend used to say “Two can’t if one doesn’t want”, and keep going.

So to wrap up this post (which might have seemed a bit disjointed) what I want to say is that I want to go back to my old self, the one that was always happy and cheering up everyone, the one that was starving for new projects and daily adventures, the one that had faith, and as reality and other things are settling down, no matter how “ugly” you know what to deal with and go against it joyful and straightforward, and I everyone says that that in the end everything finds its place.
So time to finish, I’m going to exercise a bit and you know what comes now…
Until next post! (or not)

PS: I this post has no sense, is totally disconnected and is full of mistakes, please forgive me bit I’ve been sailing since yesterday and now that I’m on firm land I totally dizzy as if I were still sailing. It’s something normal after a long period on the sea 🙂

Maria’s musical Friday! (On Sunday)

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Sorry people! I have accidentally skipped two Musical Fridays which I was dying to share with you guys, but circumstances got a bien in the way! So today we have…CHAN CHAN…MARIA’S MUSICAL FRIDAY (on Sunday)

Café Quijano – Será (Vida de Hombre)

So this is one of those songs I feel a bit bad sharing them with you because it’s in Spanish, but! This one has nothing to do with the lyrics or anything! It’s just because of the love of music.
Lots of people in Spain know this group (Café Quijano) don’t don’t know this “Bolero phase” they are (on fortune) going through. As I have commented a couple of times here, I like a wide range of musical styles, but “boleros” have been on of my faves lately and this guys have released 3 Bolero albums and they are great, I’ve listened to the first one a hundred times, buto on fortune I don’t know all the songs so the other day I came across this wonderful masterpiece. Enjoy.

Boats and Birds-Gregory and the Hawk (cover by Tessa Violet)

This second song is also a discovery! It’s a cover but it looks a lot like the original, and well it’s too beautiful not to be shared. Simple and effective.

Bonnie McKee – Wasted Youth

Ok and the third one is not just for the sake of sharing, this one sticks to the MMF’s tradition of songs I relate for what goes around at that time in that current time.
“They say youth is wasted, wasted on the young” (not all the young thanks God) wasted mostly by indecision, laziness and a bunch of other silly things.

I know I wrote about it a couple of post ago so I’m not going to go over it all over again, but tragic events of the weekend make me think of this things all over and reinforce the idea that I’m not going to life my live waiting for things to happen or come along, so with Bonnie Mckee’s “Wasted youth” good vibes, I say goodbye I’m going to make some sport because my but is starting to flat down and I need to burn all the energy I have inside today. Ciao!


Until the next post! (Or not)

 

A “To do” list (sort of)

 

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#1 Get a job in whatever
#2 Kiss someone that’s worth the shame
#3 Travel alone
#4 Travel with people (more often I mean)
#5 Master light (in my paintings)
#6 Get to do armstand
#7 Appear in a movie as an extra (preferably a historical one)
#8 Move to my own apartment and decorated as ever I want
#9 Own a closet just for shoes
#10 Open a night club
#11 Sing in a band
#12 Work as a DJ for a while
#13 Be an avid speaker
#14 Learn to surf/kitesurf
#15 Have all the knickers in my drawer made by myself