Saturday, 28 April 2012

#27 Whale Watch

This week comes with delay, just laziness. 
Like some other times, I was panicking about what to do, I asked my marine biologist friend, and she said: Why don't you do a pattern about whales? They just arrived to Puerto Madryn.
Great idea, why not? I said. They are, after all, the biggest mammals, and they seem to be fascinating creatures.
Puerto Madryn is a city East of Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, very famous for it's whale watching. I have actually never been there, but according to many it's an amazing city where you get to live one of the best sealife experiences. And my friend knows best! She is from the mainland, but from the moment she saw the whales at an early age, she had "the calling" and she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. So when time came, she moved to Madryn where she went to UNI, and lucky me she is here now, still studying, happy about being surrounded by oceans. It is sooooo cool to have a marine biologist as friend, its like having my own personal wikipedia! So have you ever seen a whale? Opy x

Friday, 27 April 2012

#26½ Halfway There

I can't believe 6 months have passed since I started this project. What a journey! So much learning, such a good exercise for consistency and discipline. Hard work but so worth it!
Thanks to my friends, family and followers for your constant support. You already know that your words of encouragement are an important part of this process.
And as a gift... don't you love the above quote? It's simplicity and message really inspires me. It's taken from the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" a David Fincher film, loosely based on the 1922 short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It has superb acting and killer phrases. Enjoy! Opy

Friday, 20 April 2012

#26 The Piano

Tonight I was having dinner at my friends' place, one of whom is a pianist. Even though their house is cosy and small, a black shiny piano lives on the living room, and rather than being just another piece of furniture, it's more like a giant presence, impossible not to admire. How lovely is to listen someone playing piano, emotional (goosbumps for sure!) and lucky those who have the talent to play it, they make it look so easy. Me, always curious, wanted to know the inside about someone who plays it, not only as a passion but also for a living. I found my friend's answer quite fascinating:
A piano is clumsy and demanding (something like a neurotic girlfriend, that you can't bring nowhere!)
It's a relationship of mutual possession.
Sometimes you play the piano, but other times the piano plays you!

PS: Thank you Frankie magazine for the mention on your e-newsletter! The copy is lovely!

Friday, 13 April 2012

#25 Red, Red Wine

I know close to nothing about wines: about colours, textures or flavours. 
What I do know: that I prefer red over white, that it relaxes me, that it dyes my tongue, that makes me sleepy and of course, how much I like it. Not that I am a big drinker, but I do enjoy a glass (or two) some evenings (ok, afternoons on a Saturday, you got me!)

"Drink to celebrate fullness, not to fill emptiness"

Thursday, 5 April 2012

#24 Happy Easter

Bunny rabbits wiggle,

So much they make me giggle.

They wiggle their ears,

They wiggle their nose,

The tail on their rear,

Wiggles too, I suppose.

And just when I say “Stop wiggling, stop!”

They wiggle all over, and take a big hop!

May you have an Easter full of laughter, chocolate and good weather!
Opy x