aNaMaRiA ~ artblog

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The education of Little Tree

©2010. Little Tree and Granma; Montañas
While reading, mientras leía:

"Granma sang and rocked slowly back and forth. And I could hear the wind talking, and Lay-nah, the spring branch, singing about me and telling my brothers. I knew I was Little Tree, and I was happy that they loved me and wanted me. And so I slept, and I did not cry." (p.6)

"Way off, a mourning dove called, long and throathy, and the mountains picked it up and echoed the sound over and over, carrying it farther away until you wondered how many mountains and hollows that call would travel - and it died away, so far, it was more like a memory that a sound." (p.25)

(...) "In the spring when everything is born (and always, when anything is born, even an idea), there's fret and fuss. There's spring storms like a baby borning in blood and pain. Granma said it was the spirits kicking up a fuss at having to get back into material forms again. Then there was the summer -our growed-up lives- and autumn when we got older and had that peculiar feeling in our spirits of being back in time. Some folks called it nostalgia and sadness. The winter with everything dead of seeming to be, like our bodies when they die, but born again just like the spring. Granma said the Cherokees knew, and had learned it long ago." (The Education of Little Tree -by Forrest Carter. p.65)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sad Sidoarjo & Pachamama

©2010. Sad Sidoarjo y Pachamama.
We went to visit Mawarini and Jumaadi's exhibition, and it was amazing and sad. It made me think of my own people in Colombia, the importance of keeping your culture alive, and the ever present spiritual side of what we do as artists.
At the link below you can check their work and be inspired!

Visitamos la exhibición de Mawarini y Jumaadi, nos pareció extraordinaria y triste. Me hizo pensar en mi gente colombiana, en la importancia de mantener nuestra cultura viva, y en el lado espiritual siempre presente en lo que hacemos como artistas. En el link de abajo pueden ver su trabajo e inspirarse!

Jumaadi & Mawarini

Entendiendo animación... Understanding animation

©2010. Personajes de Basil, Niña y viejita, y Ranita saltando.
Studies from "The story of Frog Belly Rat Bone" by Timothy Basil Ering, and "How to make animated films" by Tony Whites.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Primavera por fin! ...Spring at last!

©2010. Retrato de cada uno, Anciana y niño, Fortachón de teatro y Maquillaje en Rundle Mall.
Carlos made a portrait of me and I did one of him while having a nice bubble tea!
The rest are some quick sketches made for fun.
Carlos me dibujó y yo a él mientras nos tomábamos un té frío y blanco.
Los demás son bocetos rápidos hechos para distraer.


"Why do we suffer so in the world? Just regard life as the short bloom of the mountain cherry" -Murasaki's last poem.