MISC

The Verve

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Rainy Day today, perfect for reading, baking, cooking, dreaming…….and listening to great music !. If you enjoy the alternative genre or would like to discover it, listen to The Verve. Best on SIRI this way it plays their many albums 🙂

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MISC

You have it in you

I’ve always seemed to be more drawn to, as well as more adept at processing numbers, graphs, and math. I never though I was capable of painting, nor drawing.

To explain this further, I have two  artist aunts; one very successful on my father’s side that has exposed her art in many venues across Europe, and one on my mother’s side who is just as talented.  Seeing their skills and ease of creation made me put it in my mind that I could never be that good, due to the assumption that people always have one side of their brain that is more dominant, mine being the left side.

This all changed when I took an arts class with an amazing teacher who was able to rid me of that insecurity! She made her class interesting by bringing in nude models of all shapes and ages, which actually gave way to my very first drawings. She also  encouraged us to undertake any object, image or life form we desired, which led me to begin drawing, portraits, fruits, fauna, and flora, as well.

The image below is of a drawing I created based on a picture of coffee growers in Cuba that I came across in a magazine.

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The message here is that you should always go for your dreams, ANY DREAM and not let any pre-thoughts get in the way. We all have amazing potential within us!

-Cristina for Peas & Peace

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVELS

Share the wealth

 

 

fullsizeoutput_977It is holiday season !, a time of gathering and often gift exchanging whether at a family holiday reunion, at the office or as a token of appreciation towards a teacher, a service provider or other.

We also receive  at this time of year messages via e-mail, Instagram, Facebook, flyers, billboards from large companies wanting us to keep them in mind when shopping.

I for one do shop in different venues including large surfaces but I simply wanted to put it out there to also support the local artisans. They often do not have a budget that will allow for massive advertising. Look up your local paper, often there will be a fair or other during the holidays, visit it ! often you will find that unique hand crafted item for a special someone and on the other hand it will support and encourage all the talented artisans in continuing their beautiful creations.

*Try to buy items that are environment friendly and cruelty free as well 🙂

Happy Holidays !!!

Cristina Supino for Peas and Peace