Saturday, 26 February 2011

Midnight Travel

Midnight Travel, mixed mediums

Take me away with you.


Just anywhere but here.

Where hope still shines and faith lives on.


Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Signs Will Come...

Signs, mixed mediums

If time ever stood still, will you hold my hand?


Dearest friends,

I can't thank you enough for the warmth you've given me through your kind messages in this especially hard time. It gives me great joy to know that I've been so fortunate to have met many wonderful souls out there who are truly generous in comforting others. I hope I will have more time to visit each and everyone of you soon. Bless you! :)

Hugs, Amalia, oxox

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

My Daddy's Girl

My Daddy's Girl, mixed mediums

I am my daddy's girl
a fraction of his face
gracing my very own

the eyes and lips 
that speak the same image
the airs and mimics
that mime the same meaning

So I am, my daddy's girl
a portion of his soul
living in a pool of my own

through minds
through dreams
though hopes
by heart

Yes, I am my daddy's girl
a fragment of the moon
shining the same light as his own.

I love you, Dad. 



Hello dear friends.

I'm sorry I have been very silent these days. I have so much on my plate and time is not being very generous for me to do everything all at once. Other than life in general, my Dad has been ill and I haven't been able to think about other things because of the situation. Thank you for all the kind considerate e-mails and messages many of you have sent me, I am deeply touched.

I hope to visit your blogs whenever I get the chance. I miss you all so much.

Many hugs, Amalia, oxox

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Come Home to February (IF - Surrender)

February is a special month for me. So many moments to celebrate and enjoy... my son's birthday, my own and many loved ones. To me personally, the arrival of February is like coming home, a domain of time where I feel most at ease as I enter another year in life.

When I was younger, I had a fascination with zodiac signs and not a day went by for me without checking the daily horoscope on magazines and newspapers. What does the forecast say today? Will I meet a tall dark stranger and find true love? Will I finally stumble upon a huge fortune or fame? Well, I was young, and obviously knew very little about real life or how the accuracy of horoscope reading is more or less like probing around in the dark with a candle in your hand. But what I loved most about zodiac signs is how you are able to get to know yourself and your characteristics better. If you choose to believe it.

Pisces, digital painting

Pisces, for example, is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions as the internal struggle of the soul within them. They are said to be extremely creative, sensitive, and artistic, with the tendency to be melancholic and imaginative. It is one of the most adaptive signs in the Zodiac. They are very intuitive, which as a result can be flexible and prosper in many different situations. Rather than taking an analytical approach to life, Pisces react to the feelings of others and can be very influential when they choose to be. They are very common as inventors, writers, musicians, painters, and dancers.

There. a whole paragraph that supposedly describes myself as a person. The only question is, should I believe it?

Pisces postcards and hang tags set on Etsy

Well, between that period of time of my fascination with zodiac signs and my present life now, I have learned that life can only be as abstract and unpredictable as Jackson Pollock's dribbles of paint. No turn is certain, no change is definite. Like the weather, it chooses to display patterns and inconsistencies at the same time. With this in mind, I have chosen to see horoscope forecasts and zodiac signs simply as complimentary. Because no human is identical and no fortune is carved in stone.

So I surrender. To life and to the natural course of fate.

I hope February turns out to be sweet and magical to all of you. And since it's my favorite month of the year, I'll be giving 30% discount for every 3 purchases of art prints over at my shop!

God bless, Amalia, oxox