October 31, 2010

Happy Fashion Halloween

I dont know if you know, but here in Brazil we dont celebrate Halloween as other countries do.
There is no treat or trick or somethign like it, just small thematic parties.
I wish we had a Halloqeen custom as I love pumpikin pie.

So, for the ones that enjoy and have a appropriate Halloween, please enjoy!!!
As I have heard, this is the only occasion that women can dress like horns  and not be considereted one!
Go crave it!

October 29, 2010

My Nankin Drawing

This is an old drawing of mine. I made it when I was 14 years old. This is my High School called Nossa Senhora do Carmo. I spent two days inside the square's church with my easel in order to do it. Professor Adi helped me back then. 

Lovely and calm days when kids would throw their friends inside the square fountain or throw dozens of eggs and flour on their friends for their b-day. Lovely custom!

October 28, 2010

Camille Allen's Babies

Doll sculptor Camille Allen lives in Canada and learned the art of doll making with her husband's grandmother eight years ago. No, she is not a mother yet, but I think she would be a great one. Camille captures the babie's shapes in detail using clay or resin and all kinds of professional doll making materials. The babies are little small going from 1 inches to 4 inches. The prices vary from $99 to $4000 depending on its rarity and else. It is worth checking it out. I have selected some of her best dolls here! Moms-to-be, you will love and get inspired by these babies!









My Gosh, lens, please?


I want!

October 27, 2010

If you want attention, here are some tips from Seth Godin

Any kind of art needs attention and audience. Understand why people pay attention and spread your art with Seth Godin's newest post below entitled "I spread your idea because..."

Ideas spread when people to choose to spread them. Here are some reasons why:

I spread your idea because it makes me feel generous.
...because I feel smart alerting others to what I discovered.
...because I care about the outcome and want you (the creator of the idea) to succeed.
...because I have no choice. Every time I use your product, I spread the idea (Hotmail, iPad, a tattoo).
...because there's a financial benefit directly to me (Amazon affiliates, mlm).
...because it's funny and laughing alone is no fun.
...because I'm lonely and sharing an idea solves that problem, at least for a while.
...because I'm angry and I want to enlist others in my outrage (or in shutting you down).
...because both my friend and I will benefit if I share the idea (Groupon).
...because you asked me to, and it's hard to say no to you.
...because I can use the idea to introduce people to one another, and making a match is both fun in the short run and community-building.
...because your service works better if all my friends use it (email, Facebook).
...because if everyone knew this idea, I'd be happier.
...because your idea says something that I have trouble saying directly (AA, a blog post, a book).
...because I care about someone and this idea will make them happier or healthier.
...because it's fun to make another teen snicker about prurient stuff we're not supposed to see.
...because the tribe needs to know about this if we're going to avoid an external threat.
...because the tribe needs to know about this if we're going to maintain internal order.
...because it's my job.

I spread your idea because I'm in awe of your art and the only way I can repay you is to share that art with others.

October 26, 2010

Youtube Play Exhibit Unveiled at Guggenheim Bash

Nancy Spector, Marilyn Minter, Stefan Sagmeister, and the musicians of OK Go were among those who turned out for the packed and star-studded unveiling of YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video, an interactive exhibit of 25 videos that will be on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City through Sunday, October 24.

Anyone with access to the Internet was invited to submit an artwork for consideration in the exhibit, and the top 25 were chosen from over 23,000 online videos that were submitted to a YouTube site by creators from 91 countries. The goal of YouTube Play is "to reach the widest possible audience," explained Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Guggenheim at the event. A jury of 13 people, including Laurie Anderson, Takashi Murakami, and the band Animal Collective, helped choose the videos. Spector noted that the intention had been to select 20 videos, but that "they jury was so moved by the quality of work submitted that we decided to honor a final list of 25."

Check out some of the top 25 videos! There are 13 videos below.

Enjoy them!

October 25, 2010

iPhone Band!

This band had its instruments stolen and improved by playing on their iphones in subways. Check it out! Its amazing!

October 24, 2010

Sand Art

Illana Yahav´s videos bellow are amazing. Check what she can do with sand, hands, video and lightening.

October 23, 2010

Eugenio Barba - Italian Theater Diretor

I am reading a really interesting book by Eugenio Barba called The Paper Canoe. It is a Theater Antrophological Treaty which describes Barba's cultural experiences between Oriental and Ociental cultures and theater techiniques. Barba describes oriental theater schools and bring up references such as Decroux, Brecht, Meyerhold, Craig, Copeau, Artaud, Stanislavisk and Grotowisk. The author presents a really comprehensive study about acting and its different ideologies.

Eugenio Barba (born in Brindisi, 29 October 1936) is an Italian author and theatre director based in Denmark. He is the founder of the Odin Theatre and the International School of Theatre Anthropology, both located in Holstebro, Denmark.

Odin Theatre came to Brazil a little while ago to present its whole repertoire at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in downtown. The tickets were really hard to get. The demand was an absurd. After standing a long while in the line, I had the chance to watch one of their plays called Andersen's Dream.

The play was amazing. The arena stage had a mirror on top of it, so we had the chance of watching the play looking at the mirror upside down. There were more than 8 middle aged actors from all other the world. The play was acted in 8 different languages including portuguese (Augusto Omolu - a bahiano - joins the company for a long time). I can just say that i understood it all and it was so poetic.
No words were necessary for the message to be passed to the audience.

If Odin Theatre ever passes by your city or country, it is definitly worth to watch it!

During the past forty two years Eugenio Barba has directed 65 productions with Odin Teatret and the Theatrum Mundi Ensemble, some of which have required up to two years of preparation. Among the best known are Ferai (1969), Min Fars Hus (My Father’s House) (1972), Brecht’s Ashes (1980), The Gospel According to Oxyrhincus (1985), Talabot (1988), Itsi Bitsi (1991), Kaosmos (1993) and Mythos (1998). Some of the more recent productions are Salt (2002), Great Cities under the Moon (2003), Andersen's Dream (2005), Ur-Hamlet (2006) and Don Giovanni all'Inferno (2006) in collaboration with Ensemble Midtvest.

In 1979 Eugenio Barba founded the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA). He is on the advisory boards of scholarly journals such as The Drama Review, Performance Research, New Theatre Quarterly, Teatro e Storia and Teatrología. Among his most recent publications, translated into several different languages, are The Paper Canoe (Routledge), Theatre: Solitude, Craft, Revolt (Black Mountain Press), Land of Ashes and Diamonds. My Apprenticeship in Poland, followed by 26 letters from Jerzy Grotowski to Eugenio Barba (Black Mountain Press) and, in collaboration with Nicola Savarese, The Secret Art of the Performer and the revised an updated version: A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology (Centre for Performance Research/ Routledge).

October 22, 2010


I am relaxing, reading, going to the library, taking walks by the beach, watching tv, movies, series, studying, exercising, cooking, being homie and enjoying the calmness as I am on holidays.

One interesting thing you end up discovering during this time you have to think and think and just think about life, your work, self rewarding things that you have or do, the meaning of life, the whys - why do i do what i do - why do i feel like i feel - why do i care like ti do - why is this so meaningful - why - why - is that everything has a new dimension depedning on its referencial.

The work problems and issues I was facing days ago do not bother me anymore. The issues that used to ocupy my mind 90% (ok, 85% of the time) do not even exist now. The daily rush and stress do not pertain to my daily life now. I am sorry, but I have a hard time figuring this out. Or I am crazy to care about those things in the first place or I am relapse not to care now. How can something be so important in one moment and have no importance at all in the next moment?

I just have and I will always have a hard time understanding this...the same thing happens to someone you love. Imagine a boyfriend or a friend you spend all day long together, he or she is the first one you would think or call if you receive a promotion or if something bad happens or if you want to scream or to watch a movie or to curse someone or to drink a soda with ice-cream, so on....and suddenly bounds are "broken" and the person who used ot be SOO but SOOO important is now a TABU.

Or the thing is worth or its not. Or someone is worth or she-he is not. Or I dont know how to value things at first place or things are just screwed up.

Or the tree is a tree or its not!
How can it be art and tree? Instalation and nature?
CO2 and political statement?

I just wish the important things remained as important no matter the time,
the stress, the age, the moment, the color, the status, the health sittuation, etc.
Somethings just change.
Somethings just reamin...

I beleive that's the ultimate test.
Something or someone is important if it remains important no matter what.
And if you come down to that list (whoever's list) it would resume itself to family!
In a brooaaadd way ... whatever family you have or you consider....

Cheers to family, abstract feelings, beliefs and what really matters !
Tim Tim!

* Cultural note: Tim Tim in japanese means asshole or cú in portuguese. So, please, Brazilians do not go "tim tim" everyone.
Mind your tim tim´s, will you?

October 19, 2010

Theater A La Carte

We sell scenes a la carte!

This was a nice concept I saw in the streets. A theater group was selling a la carte scenes in the middle of the streets. They had a menu with interesting scenes of Anton Chekhov, Pirandello, Neil La Bute, etc.
The group had a great repertoire to be lively presented.
Nice way to get a change and show your work.
I watched Anton's THE BEAR.

My Disease - Music for Twilight by Andrea Riccio

A young Brazilian girl is becoming famous among international blogs and sites for her song "My Disese". The song is inspired by Bella (Kristin Stewart) and  Edward (Robert Pattinson) ´s love in New Moon.

October 18, 2010


I am not a cat person. I am a dog person.
But he is toooo cute!

October 17, 2010

Sao Paulo´s Street Walls

During my trip to Sao Paulo, I have clicked some nice grafitti walls.
Check out some grafittis by OSGEMEOS for example.
They are really famous Brazilian Grafitti Artists.
These pictures were taken in Liberdade during a japanese Sunday fair.

October 16, 2010

Inspirational Scenary!!

During my holidays, I am going to work out in the club and relax a lot having the Lagoon as my inspirational scenary!

Check out the Christ in the background!

Nice & Needed !!!!

October 15, 2010

Trip to Tiradentes - Minas Gerais

Hi Everyone,

These are some pictures of a trip I made to Tiradentes.
Tiradentes is a cute historical city from Minas Gerais, a realy rustic State.
It is filled with art and history.  Tiradentes was an important figure that proclamed the State indenpendency back in the years.

Now, the city hosts big events and fairs like the gastronomic fair, the harley davidson encounter, and the book fair. My parents have being there during the gastronomic fair. Imagine, the best chefs, a cold weather, cooking classes and eating eating eating all day long without any rest!

So, let me show you some stuff..
Below it is a really cute wooden dog I found in the most chic hotel called Os Inconfidentes. I wish I could take him home!

The city has thousands of white flower trees. Look at our car!
It seems like a "just married" car!

Ok, when I loaded this picture, I thought it was me, but thats my sister.
Check out this store and the sculpture!

The sculpture below is a huge lion made of wood - ONE WOOD STALK!

Getting in the main part of the city! Its lovely!

A nice thing to do is to take a poney or a horse ride!
The poney is so cute and tiny!!

You can notice that NO HIGH HILL is needed. Please, tennis shoes are the best! Look at those little stones. It drove me crazy!

You can see that the architecture is really original and unique! All streets and houses are like the ones in the photo.

I stayed in a lovely and rustic hotel. This is my bathroom..

Check out the bathroom´s view!
I guess someone has made her dress dirty before the wedding! 

Here is a really artistc burrow in an art gallery

Check out these flowers with the white stripes.

Miniature dresses hanging sculptures.

Did you notice? That's a real iron!

Typicall food from Minas Gerais = Okra + chicken!
Minas Gerais is known for its food...cheese, milk sweets, cheese bread, guava sweet (goiabada) and the plate above!

As the houses' windows had a straight view to the streets. The ladies used to pass long times on the window flirting with the passengers! ;)
The position above reflects the most famous sculptures from Tiradentes - as Namoradeiras (the flirters)!

Above is the old prision. Tiradentes was confined in this prision.
Now, it is a museum. Its interesting to notice how small and simple it is.
Seems that the prisioners also could flirt to teh passengers!

Typicall food and drinks store. Here you could buy anything you want form alcoohol drinks and sweets.

Taking a walk..downtwon..


Main square with the horse rides on the side.

Art made out of offscourings. Interesting and disturbing store...
Check its interior below:

So, you think this is a free-nudity?
No way!
This black lady below is actually a alcoohol bottle if you take her head off..and her boobs are not free-nudity, they are just more space for drinks....

Here they are..the NAMORADEIRAS flirting!

I really liked the painintg above!

I just had to stand next to him...to show how tiny he is!

The city has a rail that takes tourists to visit the places and also takes people from one city to another! Bummer...I got there and the last train was alreday gone!!!

The cutest namoradeira I found!
If I had a house, I would buy and put in my window..

Chec out this interetsng house...flowers growing on the ruff..

Can you see that next to the church Matriz there are a little open cemetery. Every priest of this church was burried there!

This is a family portrait for remembrance!

I hope you liked.
This is a really interesting little city from Brazil. Small, really hot during the day, REALLY cold at night, filled with history and good food!

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