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duminică, 19 iunie 2016

A Midsummer's Night Dream

Vara, soare, bucurie si culoare! Cam asa se rezuma ultimele zile si starea de "il dolce far niente" pe care au adus-o:) Nebunia de flori in nuante pastelate, pasarile de tot soiul cu penajul stralucitor si fluturii in dansul lor elegant sunt o sursa perfecta de inspiratie, asa ca tot ce am pictat in ultimul timp a fost incarcat de culoare si veselie.

EN: Summer, sunshine, happiness and color! This would be the short description of the last days, all topped with a sweet feeling of "il dolce far niente". The crazyness of flowers in pastel shades, all the birds with their shinny feathers and the butterflies elegantly dancing in the sky, these were all my inspiration, so everything I've painted lately has been colorful and cheerful.

Si cum bucuria noastra de vara sunt plimbarile si festivalurile, weekendul trecut ne-am distrat de minune "Pe coclauri", la evenimentul "Masive Gathering", unde Primitiv Entertainment a tinut ateliere.

EN: And as our greatest joy when summer comes are trips and festivals, last weekend we had great fun at the "Pe coclauri, Massive Gathering" event, where Primitiv Entertainment held workshops.


 Valentin a facut masaj la umbra stejarilor, cu muzica pe fundal si o vreme superba. Cadrul perfect, trebuie sa recunoastem:)
EN: Valentin took out his massage table and helped people relax. He had the help of perfect conditions: a beautiful, sunny weather, the big oak trees keeping us cool at their shade and music on the background!

 Am tras si cu arcul...
EN: We learned archery...
Si oamenii frumosi si-au eliberat creativitatea la atelierul de pirogravura si pictura pe lemn.
EN: And the beautiful people released their creativity at the woodburning and wood painting workshops.

Ne-a placut tare mult atmosfera festivalului, care, desi la a doua editie, ne-a lasat o senzatie faina de buna organizare, de grija pentru participanti si de mai vrem:)
EN: We really enjoyed the festival, which, although only at the second edition, left us with a feeling of well done, care for the participants and we want to go back:)

miercuri, 8 iunie 2016

Open Heart


 Ce bucurie sa pot ridica privirea si sa me intampine un azuriu adanc, presarat cu nori pufosi ce se transforma in miscarea lor in pasari, dragoni, cupe cu inghetata sau cine stie ce creaturi fantastice. Cerul senin e partea mea preferata din vara, asa ca am prins o bucatica din el intr-o inima de salcam, sa il pot purta mereu si sa imi aminteasca sa zambesc.

EN: What a joy I have when I can look up and see this beautiful deep blue, sprinkled with fluffy white clouds that in their movement, transform themselves into birds, dragons, icecream cups or who knows what other mystical creatures. The clear sky is my favorite part of the summer, so I captured a piece of it in an elder tree heart, so I can wear it all the time and remember to smile.

Weekendul acesta, pe langa cerul senin, am avut parte de o experienta unica: am partcipat la un festival de reenactment, intr-un fost castru roman din orasul Carnuntum, Austria.

EN: This weekend, besides the clear sky, we enjoyed a wonderful experience: we were part of a reenactment festival, that took place in a former roman fortress from the Austrian city of Carnuntum.

 Am fost parte din tabara dacilor "barbari" si pentru 2 zile am trait in aer liber, cu mancare la ceaun, umbland in opinci si desculti, cu lupte intre oastea romana si hoarda dacilor viteji:)

EN: We went there as the "barbarian" dacians and for 2 days we lived outdoor, dressed like the old time people, eating what we cooked and the brave men fought against the roman army:)




Ne-am distrat de minune, am interactionat cu multi vizitatori curiosi si dornici sa afle cate ceva despre felul de viata al dacilor, despre romani, a fost o cura de sanatate si bucurie si abia asteptam urmatorul festival, care va fi in tara, de data aceasta.
Si ca sa simtim ca a venit vara, maine vom pleca spre un alt soi de festival, cu muzica electronica de data aceasta, unde Primitiv Entertainment va tine ateliere de pirogravura, pictura pe lemn si tir cu arcul.

EN: We had a great time, we interacted with many curious visitors, who wanted to know more about the dacians, about Romania. It's been a weekend of joy and fun and we're looking forward for the next festival.


vineri, 27 mai 2016

Metamorphosis

Desi prima parte a anului s-a scurs rapid, cu intamplari, oameni noi, proiecte, un soi de bazaiala interna care parca si accelera rostul firesc al zilelor, de niste timp incoace m-a cuprins o dulce incetineala, care nu face timpul sa treaca mai lent, dar imi da o liniste limpede si placuta. Pictez mult in continuare, dar parca mai cu spor si fara senzatia ca ma pandeste vreun termen, vreo pedeapsa de cumva nu termin "la timp"...si ce bine e! Prea mult timp ne petrecem "ocupati", ca si cand e musai "sa faci" si nu mai e suficient "sa fii". Da, e minunat sa fim productivi, sa cream, sa construim, dar totul cu masura: masura chefului si a inspiratiei si nu masura lui "trebuie".

EN: Although the first part of this year went by quickly, filled with new people, interesting projects and events, like a sort of buzz that accelerated the natural rhythm of the days, since a while I find myself surrounded by a sweet and pleasant feeling of "slowliness", that doesn't make time go by slower, but gives me peace and quiet. I still paint a lot, but I have better results and no more feeling of deadline or some sort of punishment if I don't finish "in time". We spend so much time being "busy" as if we have to always do something, not only to simply be. Yes, it's wonderful to be productive, to create, to build, but all these with a measure: the measure of wanting to and feeling inspired, not the measure of "have to".
Asa ca imi fac timp sa citesc mai mult, sa stau la soare (mai ales ca in ultimul timp e un eveniment destul de rar), sa dorm dupa pranz sau sa sa pic pur si simplu in reverie, fara vreun soi de vinovatie. Am descoperit o carte foarte interesanta si utila: "Un masaj la indemana oricui: presopunctura", scrisa de doctorul Sabin Ivan, care ofera mijloace si tehnici usor de intrebuintat de catre oricine, pentru a ne imbunatati si mentine starea de sanatate. Probabil daca ne-am acorda mai mult timp, suferintele ar fi mai rare si mai usor de tratat, fara cine stie ce costuri, interventii medicale sau medicamente sofisticate. E atat de simplu sa ne facem un automasaj de 10 minute, in podul palmei, la talpi sau ne putem duce mai departe si sa facem asta in familie. Eu imi amintesc ca mama ma punea sa ii fac masaj la umeri si cap si era un soi de distractie. Si ea, la randul ei, imi masa talpile si atunci cand eram racita era asa o binefacere si masajul tamplelor.
EN: So, I take more time for myself to read, to sit in the sun, to take a nap in the afternoon or simply to daydream, without feeling guilty. I discovered a very useful and interesting book: "A massage for everybody: pressopuncture", written by the doctor Sabin Ivan, that offers the means and techniques that can be used by anybody to improve and maintain their health. If we probably gave more time to ourselves, the sufferings would be more rare and easily treatable, without sophisticated medicines or medical interventions. It's so easy to massage the inside of our palms or our soles, for no more than 10 minutes or, even better, to have somebody close to us do this. I remember my mom used to ask me to massage her shoulders or hands and she always used to do this for me, especially when i was ill.