Fibers & beans…and dragons!

Hope your spirits are high and shining for the new year, the Lunar Year of the dragon. I grew up with a dragon daddy and I know how genially strong they can be at times these personalities and the core of their heart is extremely soft and sensitive, hope you will have good luck with all the dragons on your way. ūüôā

Now we get ready for welcoming the new year, I m really excited for all the wonders on the new path. Between December and January I didn’t expect to receive such amazing kitchen aids like a true centrifugal juicer (the old one has gone already after about 3 years only ūüė¶ ) , a fantastic rice cooker and a Chinese dessert maker… only to name three of them.¬†
Did you ever had a bean dessert? In Asia they are super popular. The creamy ones only require water & beans: soya milk, rice milk, chacha, sesame, walnut and almonds desserts, all fibers boosters. Fibers support the face radiance. I m sure wherever you are you would love to try these flavorful and comfortable delicacies! 

the place Where inspiration comes from.

That which is coming to us, which is ‚Äúnew‚ÄĚ ‚Äď and is very different to the ‚Äúthoughts‚ÄĚ that we have. Fisrt these inspirations come to us, in ‚Äúlight and shade‚ÄĚ and then are ‚Äúmoulded by us into language‚ÄĚ. They come from inside‚Ķthen we are spontaneous, inspirational. It is not like normal thing, which is very superficial, and which is the interaction between thoughts and action, action and reaction.

Reduce your arguments to the minimum, and minimum…and don’t think… the inspiration  will come to you from within, and when the inspiration will be coming, then you’ll find that it will be very different…it will be very beautiful.

Go on telling your mind that ‚Äúthis is not‚Ķthis is not‚Ķthis is not‚ÄĚ any thoughts that comes to your mind you go on telling ‚Äúthis is not..not this‚Ķnot this‚Ķ‚ÄĚthen the inspiration starts coming. You see what I feel‚Ķ people are not inspired‚Ķthey have got fear, on one side‚Ķor else they go into ego trip. So to stay in the centre, what you have to do is to go on saying ‚Äúnot this thought‚ÄĚ ‚Ķthe most intelligent person is the one who knows that our intellect is just an ego trip‚Ķthis is the sign of pure intelligence‚Ķof pure understanding‚Ķthat the heart is the ruler‚Ķ[‚Ķ] but then what is the use of the brain‚Ķwhy not have only heart you see would be alright‚Ķbut the brain is the one which ‚Äúacts‚ÄĚ. Heart is the inspiration‚Ķbut the brain acts on it‚Ķ

(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi)

You know me more.

You make me perceive nd absorb

what i need.

You really move the angle of my brain

towards all those sensations nd words

that i need to feel and listen.

You make my time worth

and my life, not happy, but more.

You know me more.

(my boundless verses)

You are not to be seen

but i have seen your honor in my heart.

(naaz khiaalvi)

Bold painting

Bold art is a fantastic way to express clear truth of feelings and understanding. The three artworks here reported are from K. Saito (1907-1997) who dedicate his work to woodblock printing in Japan. His style is simply great and to the point. Very modern. Today we do not need to talk too much to transmit our personality or ideals. There are new ways of expression which will show things in bolded lines. It is the time for admiring them with full attention listening to the silent message they are holding for you.

These last two are acrylic paintings from me, i love strong bold colors, thats for sure. I have difficulties to make thin lines, with minute details. My hands have a pretty bold shape too. And the brushes i choose are usually pretty thick.

 

 

Grandma Palmira Birthday

I love palmas, they are beautiful decorative strong trees,they also carry coconuts, an amazing versatile fruit. Palma is also nick name of my grandmother a born Slavic (ex-Yugoslavia) lady who went thru several refugee’s camps when few years younger than myself and¬†served¬†there as bilingual translators for Croatians and Italians. We have plenty of pictures in b/w from this period, they look fascinating and misterious to me, lots lots of people that she never met anymore. They are shown playing guitar and dancing around a campfire, sitting in the grass, laughing in groups and posing for pictures.¬†Occasional family to share those difficult post-war¬†times in Europe.¬†I often¬†reckon how thankful i have to be forever to this woman because she is the one who¬†being asked to choose, said that “no we are not going to Southamerica with the cousins, we want to¬†be shifted to South of Italy” and the rest is history (but I could have been born as¬†a different me in Southamerica too eheh, eventually we are nothing but the spirit)

Wishing you long life and Love dear Grandma,

your “stella”

Father and daughter on real experience and solid bounds

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It’s my father birthday, he’s just 57 and you would feel on heaven by sharing his cmpany. They say there is a special link between daughters and fathers so it maybe possible i am writing this out of this special connection but i dont think so. Infact each and every person who is getting along with him now and in the past is clearly benefitting of his compelling personality and adorable heart. He has been my guide for over thirty years, he still is at the right level of maturation,¬†being the perfect father that each daughter would love to have aside. I had many girlfriends along the years¬†but no one of them could compete, in their own¬†bound with their father, with the one we have been blessed with. Yes, this is pure blessing which happens once in a while to our generation. The connection goes far beyond the daily material necessities that he always generously lavishes. I love my father’s spirit so nouishing¬†and so much founded into first hand experience, consistency of character, morality, discipline, straightforwardness, clarity of feelings and words.¬†He is an¬† example of how a man can rise with his own inner wisdom and understanding¬† from a not vantagious social and political¬†situation to a point where life becomes interestingly flourishing and soothing. Beside having a great¬† joyious character he is also a self made artist dedicated to always different tecniques, designs, and daily care of edible, ornamental plants, flowers and trees. [all pics are his artworks, Lillo¬†below we drew & painted together more than 20 years ago]

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