Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sometimes it's love who's choosing you

Ok, I know I haven't been posting about my own stuff lately, and it's because I'm caught in two big projects that are taking a lot of time and work, and I haven't been doing much besides it.

So today I'll make a post about hair, why not...This is something I'd love to add to my looks, but my current haircut is too layered to allow me to do it properly:

Fishtail braid with yarn! Looks lovely. You can find the whole tutorial on how to do a simple fishtail braid and the one with yarns on A Beautiful Mess Blog(which is a lovely blog, you should also check the rest of it!).

I might as well try again this weekend, you show the result in case I succeed :)

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Chante au Bistrot 82!

A wednesday filled with New! Last night was my first in the house, which was great, I love the light well I have in my bedroom. Mika sang a new song in his gig in Seoul yesterday (maybe you don't know, but he had been quite out of the picture till a couple of months ago, and to me it's nice to hear something new :}), my dear friend Fran made me realize I don't need my camera cable 'cause the new computer can read the memory card (yes, I'm that slow, lol), and I went to Curitiba and stayed a week to go to the opening of the Bienal Vento-Sul.

The weather was surprisingly good! Good weather in Curitiba makes me happy. I went to the municipal market, which is a dream if you like to cook with fresh things, and got artichokes....


Which I made in the oven with a bit of balsamic vinager and tiny potatos, after having them slightly sauteed in a pan while olive oil and fresh chopped garlic. They ended up very good.

Sunday I went to the street market at the Largo da Ordem, and the weather was still good! 

And there I found new material for the masks! They are beautiful dryed hydrangeas, dyed in all sorts of colors. They are gorgeaous and very soft. You can find them right in front of the Garibaldi Palace(last pic).

And this, well is a painting on a parking lot wall that I found quite interesting...

And then, coming back from taking these pics, I stoped by the Contemporary Art Museum, and found out the entire second floor were exhibitions of some of my college teachers! I took some pics too 

Rossana Guimarães (was my engraving teacher on the 1st year)

Juliane Fuganti (etching teacher, 4th year)

Roberto Pittela (photography teacher)

Pedro Gória (etching teacher, 3rd and 4th years)

Beatriz Nocera (Composition and plastic, painting ,and semiotics teacher)

Ok, I think that's enough for one post right? Right. So see you soon...I'll bring news on the hydrangea masks :)

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Friday, 16 September 2011

Parle moi de ces vols

Music of the day, Ben L'oncle Soul. I'd read about it somewhere, and completely forgot to look it up. And found it while looking for Mika's Elle Me Dit (Ben L'oncle Soul also has a song with that name).

And you know who ele has a song with a similar name? Cali, with Elle M'a Dit. All three quite different, and I love each one.

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Monday, 12 September 2011

Le Onde

I just finished watching Le Concert. I actually started yesterday, yes, but I was tired and not paying the attention it deserved.

I guess I could start rambling about it, but you know, just watch it. Let me know what you think then. And just in case you're wondering, it's about a Maestro who, 30 years after being casted out of the Bolshoi Orchestra in the middle of a concert, tries to take a chance of putting his orchestra back together and finally finish it. Andreï Filipov (Aleksei Guskov) was inspired by Evgeny Svetlanov, who was the Bolshoi leading conducter from 1955 to 1962. With Mélanie Laurent (who also played in Inglorious Bastards) as Anne-Marie Jacquet, the talented young violinist asked to play the violin solo and from whom a big secret is being kept.

And if you're interested, here's a very interesting review and about the film-maker post, and here's the trailer.

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Monday, 5 September 2011

Coming closer to you

Yesterday went funny. This week I was invited to go on a group photographic walk, organized by a photography group here in Maringá. So I spent last night organizing my beautiful Yashica and her lenses. I happen to have no internet at home, 'cause we are in the process of moving from the appartment to a house, and by a planning error, the phone and internet wen't to the new place before us. Anyway, my father decided to come to his clinic to check some things, and I took the chance to come and borrow some connection ( ok, this was just babbling to illustrate the oddness of the sittuation).

And it seems like I'm in a photography themed day today! First thing, there are new posts on Eriko's flickr. She's a MFC fellow from Japan, and her pics are just lovely, you should check out her gallery. Then, I was going through Pinterest (which I love) and found a pin to a Drawings in Motion blog post about camera straps, that led me to this fantastic ribbon store called Les Bon Ribbon. Might as well try it myself, my own strap is as old as I am, and is starting to show some signs....or a lot. And going on with it, I'm also gonna share a link to another photography gallery, this time from my wet Curitiba city, where I went for college, in which I had my own first photography lessons. Her name in Fran Correa, and to me some of the pics just have a lovely Oren Lavie feeling to them, such that I can't help but playing it in my head as I go through the gallery.

Anyhow, I ended up not taking that many pics (way too many people on the square we went to), but I'll be posting them soon, along with some other that have been waiting too long to be developed (hey, I have to go all the way to Curitiba for that....sad).

Just so this post won't be completely picture-less, I'll give you some of the photograms I did in college, using negatives that were taking with that same Yashica I'm using now :)

Oh right, yes, that is my mom, my dad and I in the pics.

Going to Curitiba on friday and gonna stay there till the 20th, will go to the Bienal VentoSul opening, and try to get some new material for new masks, since my mom is bringing me paper from Italy.

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