sâmbătă, 30 aprilie 2016
Sarbatoarea de care ne vom bucura in cateva ceasuri e poate doar un pretext, insa am observat ca in momentele acestea oamenii sunt mai receptivi si incearca mai mult sa se priveasca in interior. Si cred ca daca am putea cu totii sa ne concentram mai mult pe ce e inauntrul nostru, cine suntem noi, fara sa ne mai interesam atat de mult de ce fac altii, daca ne-am respecta si ne-am iubi in primul rand pe noi ( si fizic si sufleteste) si am renunta la compromisuri doar de dragul imaginii sau pentru a multumi lumea din jur, lumea ar fi mai buna. Avem tendinta sa ne folosim de sarbatori pentru a face fapte bune care sa "spele" "pacatele", de parca ar exista vreo magie care sa stearga tot. Dar memoria nu prea ne-o putem sterge, asa ca cel mai simplu ar fi sa fim sinceri (din nou, in primul rand noua ne datoram asta) si sa ne privim, fara comparatii, fara preconceptii, fara asteptari. Eu cred ca oamenii in esenta sunt echilibrati si se pervertesc doar atunci cand se compara cu altii. Si din pacate se compara in aspecte atat de putin importante, de cele mai multe ori materiale...Sa nu uitam ca suntem cu totii la fel, ca impreuna suntem puternici, ca avem aceleasi preocupari, griji, dorinte si ca ne pacalim atunci cand credem ca ce facem noi nu mai face nimeni, ca gandurile noastre sunt unicat. Asa ca urarea mea e nu sa fim "mai buni", ci sa fim "mai sinceri" !
EN: Today I'll break a little the Saturday ritual and I will leave here, besides the photography, a few words. The celebration we are preparing for in a couple of hours (in Romania, Easter is around the corner) is maybe just a pretext, but I observed that people are more open near holidays and they are trying to see more inside themselves. And I believe that if we could all be more focused on ourselves, on who we are, without caring that much on what others are doing, if we respected and loved firstly ourselves and we could give up on compromises for the sake of image or to satisfy the world around us, everything would be better. We tend to use celebrations to be better, to do good deeds and to "wash" their sins, as if there was any magic to delete everything. But we can't delete our memory, so it would be easier to be honest (primarily to ourselves) and to look at us without comparison or preconception or expectation. I believe the essence of people is balance and they get perverted when they compare themselves with the others. And unfortunately we compare with others in the most unimportant details, the material things...Let's not forget that we are all the same, that together we are strong, that we share the same worries, wishes and that we fool ourselves when we believe that what we or what we think is unique. So, my wish ia not "let us be better", but "let us be more honest"!
luni, 25 aprilie 2016
joi, 21 aprilie 2016
It smells of summer, of blooming apple trees and lilac flowers. The orchard is filled with sounds, the grass already looks like a sea of green and the land is bursting with life! And I paint every day, more energetic and with more pleasure:) Mainly I paint T-shirts and the warm season feels closer and closer, while most of my orders consists of them. I even managed to paint one for me, because I felt a little embarrassed not to wear my own creations.
When I have time for reading, especially before going to sleep, I enjoy this gem of a book : "The wild edible plants of Romania", written by Constantin Dragulescu. It's exactly what I needed for my newest passion: edible weeds. It has clear illustrations, it's very well documented, it has many recipes and it fits in my pocket. I even tried some of the plants and they were delicious. It is amazing how from one generation to the other we simply forgot about nature's gifts.
duminică, 17 aprilie 2016
joi, 14 aprilie 2016
EN: This year, February was a full month and, despite the cold weather, I painted T-shirt after T-shirt and my mind was busy with sunshine and clear sky. A wolf passionate wanted a mini-collection of T-shirts and challenged me a little: I've never painted wolves before. But it was a good exercise and I even think that now I could paint the beast from my memory:)
EN: I went on with my lessons about edible weeds and lately our salads were made of Nasturtium officinalis, Alliaria petiolata, Viola odorata, sorrel, dandelion leaves or galium aparine. We haven't missed the Allium ursinum (the ramps) and turned it into a delicious and easy to cook paste: the ramps leaves, salt, oil and lemon juice, all mixed into a paste with the blender. We ate this on potatoes, on pasta and our favorite, on little pita bread cooked outdoor, on the fire.