Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Corner view "Home sweet home"

I've been for the first part of my life an "alley cat", and "did it my way": a typical 70's girl who travelled backpacking around America an part of Europe... Then I stop in Italy and funded a family and became a quite mother and housewife.  Of all the home chores, I found that washing the dishes its something I like: it allows me to meditate, to think about the things I did and about what I will do afterwards... as a Buddhist monk quotes: "Each bowl I wash, each poem I compose, each time I invite a bell to sound is a miracle, each has exactly the same value. One day, while washing a bowl, I felt that my movements were as sacred and respectful as bathing a newborn Buddha".
I enjoy crafting, and love my "craft corner"...and love Winter, sipping a warm cup of tea with my family.
Yes. This is what I call "Home sweet Home"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

corner view "Whatever..."

Love this week CV! Well, can I write about whatever likes me? Ok.
I will talk about my likes:
_I love Pirates film. From the "Crimson Pirate" to Jack Sparrow (In "Pirates of the Caribean I saw some scenes that remembers me the "Crimson"! )
- Making crafts for sell or for the love to do them. Of course with my cat at my side!
- Cooking for my family and friends.
- To know that in half an hour I am in Rome. And that I can throw a coin in the fountain every time I wish!!
_ Love trees...An old big tree brings me memories of my childhood. If there is another life "after" I wish to be a tree. May be an olive tree like this.
_ And of course, I love all my bloggers friends!

Friday, June 24, 2011

corner View "A positive thought for bad moments"

 I am still with my foot in cast and I will be sitting, or lying with my foot up for the next 15 days; but I do not think about it as a "bad moment", since I think there are people "who really have problems"; yes, if there is a positive thought for bad moments, this is mine. I have time to make things, like my crafts, to read or re read some of my favorite books, or a lot of Donald Duck stripes our son grew up with, or to do just nothing. I cannot remember when it has been the last time I had all this time for myself. And this is the other positive thought!!
Thanks to all my blogger friends that from time to time stop by!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!


Friday, June 3, 2011

corner View "M"

No picture, since I am working with an old laptop inherited from my son, in this belated CV.
Well I have some M:

MALLEOLUS: I've fractured the left one. Foot in cast for... I don't know. It's my first fracture ever!
MARVELLOUS Friends: Those I have in the blogosphere.
MARITO(husband) Oh poor thing!! He is experiencing the hard life of a housewife! Oh, not that he in the past  haven't been aware of the fatigue of housekeeping; but one thing is to be understanding and another is to know the managment: the bills, the weekly house cleaning and changing of tablecloths and sheets, the most convenient schedule for washing and ironing saving the energy bill... And the cooking! Italians love to eat, as everybody kows. The first course (pasta) the second (meat, poultry, fish or cheese) the salads and fruit. This for lunch and supper! So, the question, twice a day is: What can I do for lunch? What can I do for supper?


Have a wonderful week end, my friends!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Corner View "Favorite Fiction"

This is part of the shelf where I place my books in Spanish. At the left, there is "Moby Dick". In English. Along with "Treasure Island" and all the books of Louisa May Alcott were my favorites. I think that because of them, I wished to learn another lenguages and to travel. Anyway, Moby Dick is in my heart, I was fascinated by the tattooed Queequed; but mostly, because I "collect" opening lines and "Call me Ishmael" along with Garcia Marquez's  "Chronicle of a Death Foretold":  "The day they killed Santiago Nasar got up at 5.30, after attending the day before the wedding of Angela Vicario" I think are the best of my "collection".
 Anyway, apart my love for Moby Dick as a book... I can understand Captain Ahab: I've badly injured my ankle two days ago. Now I am walking around home as if I have an wooden leg!lol

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Corner View "Room"

Room... It makes me think about Virginia Woolf's "A room of her own"; but also it makes me reflects about the place or the places we live in. Our son's room, with the rough table where he works, the "cantina", a big room in front of our holiday house where we our friends gathers for a grill. Our home's living room and the corner where I keep the things I love: friends gifts, a clivia which remembers me a person I love, a drawing made especially for me by my son. And an art work: two rooms made out of two containers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Corner View "Motion"

I've been introduced to the works of Robert Breer by my son some years ago; he was preparing his thesis at the School of Art, and I've helped him translating. Robert Breer was one of his favorit artist, as is a non conventional animator, like him. Breer has been working for all his life on the study of the form and movement. He started as a painter; but during some years in Paris, he became influences by the works of the pioneers of the cinema, and startated exploring the kinetic art.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Corner View " Time"

Talking about "time" at CV... Well, we can talk about statistics: they say that we spend something like half of our lifetime sleeping. Wouldn't be wonderful if at least half of that time we could spend it dreaming?
"Play it again Sam"... again and again... "as time goes by"... and make me dream!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Corner View "Reflection"

Abruzzo (Italy)
Reflection... New and Old. A medieval portal reflected on a modern one.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Corner View "Four legged"

Our super spoiled cat, Ciro
Four legged sometimes are best friends than more than one "two legged". Cats are my favourite four legged friends. Why? They are misteroius, crazy, selfish... and soooo charming you can forgive them anything, even if that "anything" it's a precious vase  crashed or a rare plant munched or boken; he/she look at you with that round eyes and that rosy nose up as saying: "Oh my, who did all that mess? and then he arches the back, start rubbing around you and... after all, "Who minds about that old vase?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Corner View "Communication"

Rome, Italy, street artists

Vulci, Italy. Dancers
Rome, Italy. Children's art.
Rome, Italy. Multicultural event.
For CV "Communication" I choose to show some ways people communicate. A young people Street Band that performs playing and dancing communicate the joy of life.
Dance it's another way to communicate through the body, and to assist to this performance  at Vulci, an antique Etruscan city, means a total immersion in the spirit of the place.
And what to say about the way children communicates through they doodles? Well, this is art!
To conclude. It's there better way to communicate than being together hand in hand in a merry go round with people of different nations and different languages?.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Corner View "Wood"

son's rough wood working table (with cat eating thyme!)
olive wood hand made spoons
olive wood handmade cutting boards
ancient wood handmade toys

old wood cellar's door
Wood it's one of my favorite materials. A wood floor or an old wood table makes your house warm and cosy and the wax smell brings childhood memories. I love too the old, battered cellar's doors or the olive wood objects so popular in Italy. And what about those humble handmade toys? Now we can found them at the museums, since consumism made them "out" for our technologized children!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Corner View "Kitchen counter"

Well, if a piece of wood about 40cm x 60 can be called "counter", then I have one in my kitchen. Anyway, big enough to have both salt's jars, olive oil, and of course, the sugar bowl, the coffee jar and the coffee machines which includes the cappuccino maker one... yes, we drink a lot of coffee.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Corner view "Blue"

Nicoletta Costa's blue cat

Famous song "Volare" (In the blue painted of blue)
For this week CV I have an illustration and a song. The illustration it's one of my favorite children's illustrators, Nicoletta Costa, a nice and sweet person and a great and talented artist with wich I share the love for cats.
The second picture it's a karaoke during a patronal festivity, the song it's the famous "Volare" from Domenico Modugno. I love the English version by Dean Martin. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

corner view "Saint Valentine's Day"



Terni, Public Library

Terni, Modern Architecture

Terni, Industrial Area, now Museum
 Saint Valentine's Day deserves a romantic post. Oh, yes, I am a romantic old lady; but for this CV I choose to show you some places where  this festivity has begin.
Our holiday home is near Tuscany and Umbria, so every Summer we like to take one day tour and re-discover the many towns and villages, because we know that there is always something new to see.
Last Summer, we wento to Terni, an ancient city of Umbria. In modern times became an important industrial area; but it's also the place where Saint Valentine was born, became bishop and have been martyred about AD 197. His relics are at the Basilic of Saint Valentin at Terni.