Dec 30, 2008

Corina.-

It's my pleasure to introduce you to Corina Alvarezdelugo better known as Corina.- (dot dash) She is a very talented Venezuelan artist who works with Collage, sculpture and painting. I would say she is very versatile on her work, in my personal preference I think her round ceramic sculptures are the most interesting, I love her way of representing nature with a cute touch.
Corina and I are currently showing at the Lyme Art Gallery at the opening almost at the end of the night I ran to take a picture of her next to one of her sculptures but for some reason most of my pictures taken that night disappeared of my camera, so the only recent one is this one taken at the CT Sculptors Annual Party
From CTsclptrs2008

Dec 26, 2008

X-mas is gone!

I said it feeling a release :) I loved this Christmas my new family is so nice and fun to be around, I cried, laughed, danced and ate a lot! we hosted the Christmas Eve Dinner and cooked some latino dishes for them, overall we had a good time I just miss my parents and friends in Venezuela :( but they where on the phone for a little while sending us their love.
I'm sorry for not sending you Holiday Cards, this end of the year has been extremely busy but there is still a little surprise coming up for those who are in my mailing list, I can't tell you more.

I won't for few days, hoping to make it before New Year, I have something to share.

Take Care



Aun estoy super ocupada pues estableciendo prioridades he tenido que dejar a un lado el mundo virtual, a todos aquellos que me han deseado Feliz Navidad no piensen que no he querido responderles, mis deseos son para todos y espero tener un chance de escribir antes que termine el 2008, tengo algo que compartir, no puedo decir mas por ahora.

Saludos

Dec 15, 2008

My first sculpture

Last weekend I went to the Sculptors Society Annual Party, I enjoyed talking to fellow artist and sharing ideas, we were agreed of keeping and loving our first sculpture to either notice how good we are now or just giving us a nice memory.
I made this church (5"x6"x7") in terracotta when I was about 10-years-old it toke me a full week to finish it, I love churches I think they have a good energy and give you peace.


Quize compartir mi primera escultura, la realize cuando tenia mas o menos 10 anos y me tomo una semana terminarla. Es mi tesoro mas preciado.

Dec 11, 2008

Etsy Treasury

I haven't figured out how to post the Etsy treasury as HTML so you don't have to click on the link for now this is the only way, don't miss the blue collection :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=26100

Dec 10, 2008

I'm showing three sculptures here



I have been selected to show on the "Deck the walls Holiday Exhibition and Sale".

Where: Lyme Art Association. 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371

Thank you for the invitation Society of Connecticut Sculptors, I'm happy to be part of your organization.

He sido seleccionada para exponer en la respetable galeria del Lyme Art Association. Le doy las gracias a la asociacion de escultores de Connecticut por la invitacion.

Dec 9, 2008

Without choices


Reading an article on Alyson Stanfield blog I have to say I am glad to know I don't have choices, art is my path and what I love to do, no matter how difficult and how exhausting the "other tasks" are.

I graduated in Advertising because my parents pushed me for a degree, I didn't want to be a teacher so why to bother to get a bachelor on fine arts? so I thought advertising has a little of art on it and pretty sure the career could advise me how to promote myself or other artists. I organized shows, art talk, workshops all related to art while in college just to keep me going on the field, the only period of time I stopped making art was in a bad period of my life, there were five (5) years very unstable moving very often, alone in this country with no money and a daughter growing up, I look back and I can't believe how much I achieved, learning a new language, starting over, getting to know people, learning to trust again. While my moving I had to choose what to take and what not and there were few times where I had to decided between shoes and art tools and let me tell you I preferred to be bare foot.

Now I have a studio, my walls can't hold more pieces, the attic looks like a warehouse and best of all, my loving fiance next to me, supporting me and reminding me I can't be something else but an artist :)

Escribi este articulo en ingles pero para quienes no entienden solo puedo decirles que escribi con un impulso momentaneo, tenia tiempo que no hablaba de mi, de la artista y de lo que he vivido en este pais, no deseo repetir lo que dije no por incomodidad sino por no caer en traducciones, solo puedo decir que estoy feliz de no tener mas opciones, de haber nacido artista y asi morire.

Nov 23, 2008

My old studio wall

Back in 2007 I posted a picture of my studio wall in Venezuela but I didn't say much about it. How I said before art is not art to me if it not shown to the world.
I made it with scratch glass and mirrors from windows shops and some others accidentally broken ;) there is so much work cutting, sanding the corners, gluing direct to the wall then covering with groat that toke me months of full hours; I remember Deborah playing around and to me making sure she is safe and entertained while I was working.


Nov 10, 2008

My other passion


Did you know I love dancing? maybe not. Well I'm Latin and grew up dancing, now living in US I don't have a close contact with my culture but last weekend we drove to my favorite Latin club "Bella Notte" we danced all night, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata even Cumbia my batteries are charged again!

Mi otra pasion es el baile, no tienes idea lo divino que fue salir a bailar y que finalmente a mi querido se le hayan despertado los pies jajaja en serio la pasamos muy bien, ya tengo las pilas cargadas de nuevo ya me hacia falta el toque latino.

Nov 6, 2008

A good picture

Oh my gosh, my shoots aren't that good, well that is not my field though. I sent a little gift to Giovanni and I was so excited to see how my work will look through his lens and I have to tell you, HE IS AWESOME!
He is a talented photographer and graphic designer and of course a very good friend, I love his company in my chat and always happy to share time with him. Thank you for featuring me on you blog Gio :)
Take a look of his pics...






Te pasaste de bueno Giovanni, verguenza me da a mi ahora poner mis fotos aca :) admiro tu trabajo de verdad y es un honor para mi haberte conocido.

Nov 5, 2008

... and the translation is

SHE IS BLUE

Inside
Deep inside
Or high
Pyramidal ascension
I repeat my reflection
Only one
So many times silent
In front of the picture that’s in front of the picture that’s in front of the picture…
Obsessed with the hour that recurs
How many times do mirrors reiterate
The same blue hollowness that squares our echo
A celestial spiral flows
It’s the resonance of untamed threads
Assaulting the mirrors
Advising the stillness
That so much movement does not move us
That we are deep
If you look from above
Prodigious when looked from below
And that there’s a vacuum at the center of our dreams
When our sky won’t fit the frame
With the last glance
We don’t get to see.

This Poem was inspired by your Work

A poem inspired on my work


I opened my inbox this morning and read this beautiful surprise, somebody got inspired on one of my paintings and wrote a poem, I wish I can translated to English as good it is in Spanish.

ELLA ES AZUL

Dentro
Muy dentro
O arriba
Piramidal ascenso
Repito mis reflejos
Una sola
Tantas veces muda
ante el cuadro dentro del cuadro dentro del cuadro…
obseso de las horas repetidas
Cuántas veces reiteran los espejos
la misma oquedad azul que cuadra el eco
Célico espiral transcurre
Es la resonancia de una cabellera indómita
tomando al espejo por asalto
para advertir a la quietud
que no nos mueve tanto movimiento
que somos hondos
si miras desde afuera
ingentes si miras desde adentro
y que hay un vacío en medio de los sueños
cuando no cuadra el cielo
con la última mirada
que no nos devolvemos.

Este poema me lo acaba de sugerir tu obra.
JL

Oct 7, 2008

Now in Artelista.com

I asked a friend if there is too much exposure online and he said more is better, of course you have to do it in a smart way, so today I joined Artelista which is the biggest Spanish Language Art Web.
Entonces asi no descuido el mercado latino y europeo que tiene tanta fuerza. Desde ahora me puedes encontrar en Artelista

Oct 6, 2008

I need to rest





After a long week I really need to stay longer on bed, I'm spoiling myself today and Keith as always being the best guy in the world, for him being totally different of the art world I really appreciated his company those days, he has so much patience, he said he is proud of me, looking how I put myself up and my PR skills came back again.

Oct 1, 2008

I am Venezuelan

Did you know that? yes I am born and raised in Venezuela now living here and proud to be American and being bilingual.
Yesterday I visited a blog where the owner, an Italian guy writes in italian then in English, it think it is a neat idea and I'll try to do it as much as I can. I like being short understanding many viewers are busy and others do not understand English so I won't translate just write what I want to say at the moment. How do you like the idea?

Desde hoy voy a escribir en los dos idiomas, creo que es una buena idea tomada de un blog que visite ayer, el creador escribia en italiano luego hacia algunas referencias en ingles, me parecio interesante, aun asi conservare el ingles como idioma predominante pero hare acotaciones en espanol para mis lectores, solo advierto que no traducire es posible que escriba lo mismo o simplemento lo que piense en el momento y por sobre todo mantendre mi estilo de ser breve y clara para no quitarles su tiempo. Que te parece la idea?

Sep 30, 2008

I am here but still sick

I have been a while I haven't get this sick with the cold... I need to take it easy because this is my big weekend!!! CWOS (City Wide Open Studio) event is starting on Thursday and I haven't set up my space. I need to be there the whole weekend for long hours of work, it is going to be fun and I HAVE to feel better.
I'll keep you posted and turn on my broadcast even for less entertaining tasks but at least you can pick on an artist's day to day (not all is fun)

Sep 24, 2008

Portfolio try out

I got an email offer from Shutterfly offering me a free 20 pages 8"x8" photo album, how nice! I really like their service and can't complain about the colors and printing quality so I hope this album will be good enough for presentations. I can't wait!!!

Sep 23, 2008

Can I ask myself for a sick day?

Hmmm good question, I don't feel good but I haven't stop working, well instead putting my hands on clay I rather research on the internet and learn more about art business. You know what it is not easy, I had said before being and artist is not just creating art, without marketing you are nothing, you need to be seen, adored, talked about... otherwise you might never have any rewards it is your option, if you don't want to market "maybe" after you die somebody will do it for you and get all the money you deserved and even more.

Sep 19, 2008

This weekend

I don't want to repeat myself too much so I won't post pictures of my actual painting until I finish; I had little issues with my goddess today maybe mine weekend in New York will help me to clear out my mind.
I can't wait to see my friend Polina and see all the places and people related to Keith.
See you on Tuesday!

Sep 5, 2008

A quite day

Sometimes a quite day is what you need... I had so much stress yesterday that today working on easy little projects were my therapy, it feels good to accomplish something no matter how small and simple is. I made a dozen on my handmade business card in terracotta. I love them!!!

Sep 2, 2008

Long Weekend

As usual I forgot about the Labor Day Weekend. When you love what you do it is hard to remember all those days when you suppose to rest :)
Well I went for another wedding dress shopping, oh dear I can wait until I say "I Do"
All will see you soon today, just have to make couple of calls.

Aug 28, 2008

99% done


I didn't sleep last night, I couldn't stop working on her and I'm still not done, I will incorporate some metal parts later.

Aug 27, 2008

My video is not working, but I have pictures

I'm hoping this is a temporary issue. Well I have to show you what I'm working on a bigger work 19"x36" mixed media (tiles, paint and who knows...)

Aug 26, 2008

Testing 1,2,3 on facebook

Yes, today I worked off line, I was getting ready to get dirty when I checked a post on Google Reader and I couldn't resist to try creating a page on Facebook about my art. It takes a lot of time and headaches to build all this online presence but in the end it pays itself, worth it? I think so.

Aug 24, 2008

This Week Schedule

Ok, I hope this this week will be a full working week, I have so much work pending and a large exhibition in October, oh girl you better get going :)

Aug 19, 2008

I am working today

My working table is a mess!!! I have a mission, get everything ready and make something pretty. I really need color in my day to day. Well you can watch me online cleaning out my work space and maybe painting.
There are some pieces firing today one of them Gloria's piece. I can't wait to have them on my hand and start the finishing process.

Aug 15, 2008

I quit!

Loading the broadcast has been a pain.... I can't concentrate of what I'm designing if this problem persist. No online video, no pictures, no happy at all.
My projects are:
  • A mayan papier Mache mask
  • A large (2'x4') painting
  • Handmade tiles for my bathroom
Yes, I'm working on all three at once, crazy? multitasking I would say :)

Aug 13, 2008

The Mask

Papier Mache is a easy, light, fun but not quick task. I'm working on my version of this mask I think it is a good alternative for recycling and transforming paper into art. This is going to be a mask for an Art Exhibition Installation.

Aug 12, 2008

Nice chatting

It was so fun today on my live video. I was working on a pappier mache mask while I talked with friends a relatives and some other quiet viewers, that's ok you don't have to talk.
There aren't pictures today, no much to see.

Aug 11, 2008

This Week Schedule

I don't have any idea how this week schedule is going to be... I have pieces firing (finally) personal projects pending (wedding) a lot of calls to make (everything) appointments to follow grrrr
I want to try one but only one day with a different show time like in the evening, I have to think about the best day/time and get family approval :)

Aug 4, 2008

Birds




I worked three birds today, one of them is Giovanni's gift, thank you for helping me with your talent on graphic design :)

This Week Schedule

It's time for raw clay and finally have the last production to fill the kiln and have a fire, it has been a while...
Today I'll working in little pieces one of them Giovanni's :)
This week will be regular schedule 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time. Wednesday I'll late and Friday Off.

Jul 30, 2008

Other places where you can see my work

I'm editing my Flickr
taking away personal pictures and instead posting all my art work, it's going to take me a while but having an online storage I never use it's better take the dust off and give it a new life.
Other online resources I use are Webshots, twitter and facebook
By the way I won't be on live video today I'm going to run errands today.

Jul 28, 2008

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Today the electrician will work on my studio, he is going to be all day making everything ready for the kilns and regular circuits. I'm excited about it, I can picture my working place so comfortable, modern, colorful and finally just me there (an you of course)
This week I'll like to accomplish few pieces, one is Giovanni's and painting little ones I already have in storage boxes, they are calling me!
I'll be off on FRIDAY and one more day but I haven't decided which day.

Jul 25, 2008

Hey I'm here

Being and artist is not only making art, it is a business and it needs attention as a business so today I'm following this book advices and dedicate more time in marketing and here I'm so tired but going to the right direction looks like.
I'll see you next week.

Happy Friday

Well yesterday was a quite working day, I missed working with my web cam but I'm happy to finish the two big pieces I started, they are drying out right now, there are the pictures.

Keith liked the sneak on her head.

Jul 24, 2008

Storm Warning

It is raining so hard right now and thunderstorms are scaring me :(
I'll be working off line I don't think it's a good idea having the computer on. We run out off power last night and I used a flash light to keep carving my sculpture, it reminded me when I was a kid studying with a candle if I had to, I loved school... those days...

Jul 23, 2008

Gone shopping

Today is for my daughter, I want to have some time together and nothing better than going shopping :)
My two big pieces are covered with plastic to keep them humid, I might take a pick later today.

Two pieces, art marathon



WOW what a long day I had yesterday, I didn't have energy to post the couple pieces I started, they are big format, a little over of my usual size, leaving my comfort zone is the idea, the results a back pain, a smile and feeling proud of myself for no making one but TWO pieces once.

Jul 18, 2008

I went online but...

You know what? I DON'T FEEL LIKE WORKING TODAY. I went online to my ustream
for only 5 min and suddenly I had that desire of being a rebel :) isn't nice to be your own boss? Let go to the lake and forget about working, it is too hot anyway, good excuse!.
I'll see you next week.

Jul 17, 2008

This is my favorite creation

I love it! I can't stop looking at her, she is going to be one I'll never forget...

Jul 16, 2008

Glazes and colors

Today was just to study those glazes I bought a while ago. I cleaned out the new firings and they are ready to be painted this week.
Yes, I'll post pictures :)

Jul 14, 2008

Mayan Goddes

My version of this small sculpture. I'm working of details now, nice project to finish tomorrow morning before leaving.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

This week is going to be regular schedule, 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time. Well tomorrow I'll working offline because I'll be shopping for supplies and taking care of other things.
I Don't have any idea what is going to be done this week but I really want to work in a large format.

Jul 10, 2008

Today's schedule

I couldn't be online yesterday but today I'm planning to be on my live video from now to 4:00 PM.
You can chat with me meanwhile, I look quite but I'm not :)

Jul 6, 2008

OK you will see me on video again

I had a busy and fun weekend, we went out with the family, watched the fireworks and tonight we are going to the races.
Now Monday has to be a regular day, working with you guys, thank you again for keeping me in company while I work. I'll see you tomorrow.

Jul 4, 2008

A long weekend, who knew it?

When you enjoy what you do it's easy to forget holidays and days off, that is my case.
I'm going to share a full relaxing day with family and friend at the lake and give a try to the jetski, a little sun tan won't be bad either.
Happy Independence Day :)

Jul 3, 2008

This is not fun...

Well it is time to pay taxes who like to do that?... at least it is not raining so I can do what I'm planning to do outside, the fumes of paint and glue are toxic to be working indoors today, sorry no video today either.

Jul 1, 2008

A post about me

Thank you Rodolfo for helping me setting up my live video and for giving me all kinds of technical advices you rock!
This is his post about me
By the way I knew you would take a better picture of my piece, can I have it?

Jun 30, 2008

Couple of pieces glued

I like those shadow boxes I think it is important to show your pieces in a nice, professional way otherwise your pieces wont represent their value.

Jun 29, 2008

Couple busy days next week

I don't know if I'll able to accomplish all what I need for this week. I'm going to be off air Wednesday and Thursday working outdoors painting, sanding, staining and gluing. I have couple appointments those days so I think that is the best way to distribute my time.

Jun 27, 2008

I received this joke on my email

It made laugh this morning, it might be no funny tomorrow but today it is...


AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES

1. IF YOU'RE CHOKING ON AN ICE CUBE, SIMPLY POUR A CUP OF BOILING WATER DOWN YOUR THROAT. PRESTO! THE BLOCKAGE WILL INSTANTLY REMOVE ITSELF.

2. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

3. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.
4. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

5. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

6. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

7. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

8. REMEMBER - EVERYONE SEEMS NORMAL UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THEM.

9. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.


Jun 25, 2008

Off air today

I need to get some chores done, my papers are pilling up too much I can't breathe ... I'll be in my messenger and Facebook though.
I'll working in a recorded video for people visiting me after hours.

Jun 24, 2008

Flowers in Italy


I finished this mural and Rodolfo's too but I didn't take a last picture of it because I want him doing it ;)
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Jun 23, 2008

Painting tiles

This one is done but needs to be mounted, let's do it tomorrow

And this one not finished yet...

This is going to be a painting week, here is when I make the difference between other ceramists glazing their work, I think the clay work will loose detail and texture if I glaze it. I'll do some other techniques and of course will glaze some of them too.

Jun 22, 2008

Full week?

I might have the whole week without appointments, I can't believe it! Alright I'll using my new table and working on installations and paintings so my ceramics are going to turn alive, let's start the magic.
Rodolfo's piece is going to me the first, I already found a piece of oak as base.

Jun 20, 2008

Last Day before the firing

I hope to finish a project today, I need to fill up the kiln and I haven't done anything big enough; a challenge will be the drying but I think I can force it with a torch fun fun fun...

Jun 19, 2008

Only this today




I couldn't do much but I'm happy with this little pieces I made, I might send them as wedding favors not a bad idea and I can even personalize each one of them.

What can I do in a couple of hours

I'm late to my live video today, I''m trying to figure out how to load pictures in my blog quicker but I haven't find a painless way, meanwhile I need to think about what to do before noon then going to other appointment, sorry guys no much action today...

Jun 18, 2008

Firing this weekend

I need to finish production for a full kiln load, I'm way behind!!! I hope today will be a full day of work and the weather will help me to dry out my girls.
Don't worry you can interrupt me, it is my energy boost.

Jun 15, 2008

This week Schedule

Due to my happiness I won't work on Monday, I'm planning to show off my ring to my friends, It will take me all day. I can't wait to share everything with my fellow co-workers.
I'll back to business on Tuesday half day, full day the rest of the week.

I couldn't be happier

Today is Father's Day? not only, today is the best day ever. What a surprise my boyfriend Keith asked me to be his wife today, oh my God, my little body can't hold so much, I'm flying around, jumping, crying, celebrating. The day I least expected he asked me to marry him. Oh Keith why you are so special? How can I say no?.
I couldn't resist to take couple shots of my engagement ring, isn't beautiful?

Jun 13, 2008

She is drying out



The cuts are made and she is ready to dry completely, This is my new favorite work, I can't wait to finish her.
Today I tried to work outside on my picnic table but I couldn't fix the webcam settings to bright natural light so I had to put everything back but my hat LOL. Maybe another day you can share a sun tan with me.
PS: Sorry for the angle I downloaded straight from my camera and forgot to fix it. Thank you for looking.

My profile picture for live show


Playing around UStreamtv
I posted a picture profile from now on instead of you looking a Black box when offline or blue when loading you will see this picture I toke in my work table, then you will see me live video. Remember to turn on your speakers so you can hear my answers when you type a question in the chat.

Jun 12, 2008

Almost done


She's almost done, I'm waiting fort the leather hard stage to carve some details and clean her up. I'm satisfied with my version, let me show you the picture reference I used.