Friday, December 28, 2012

Sali en el periodico!! / I am in the paper!!!

Yes, I was in the paper!! How exciting is that??

I revived a call the first week of December asking me if I will be willing to give an interview for the Spanish newspaper of the Tampa Bay, I said yes of course. I was pretty nervous, I got to extremes in those cases: either talk way to much or talk only with monosyllables.
They asked to have the interview early in the morning at 9 am, which is pretty for me. They also wanted to take some photos of my pottery pieces, which since I was doing a couple of shows were in boxes, so I have to clean the house (a little) and unpack and set my pieces in a nice way.

So I did it, I woke up on time to get dress and awake for the interview, the reporter was a very nice guy from El Salvador, and I think I feel comfortable because I talked and talked non stop. Now that I read what he wrote I am a bit surprised that I said so much in so little time. Perhaps I should have talked more about my Peruvians design on glass, perhaps I should have name my alma mater, which I care so deeply. It is true that as a kind I dream to study arts at the Catolica University (PUCP) but I have no regret whatsoever about San Marcos (UNMSM), I learn so many things there, not only regarding the academics but about my own city and my country. San Marcos open my eyes to many things, helped me to learn about tolerance, discipline and critical thinking, my professors were and are the best the country can offer and I got all that for a small price.

However, I believe that in order to be happy one must fallow their dreams and I always dreamed to create art, isn't what we do as kids what really make us happy?? Although, as a child I also spend many hours reading about artist and isn't that the essence of an Art Historian, to have a passion about the art creators and their influence in the world. So, maybe the reporter understand me better than myself, I am both, I enjoy  writing, reading and creating art.

Anyway, here is the link to the newspaper, I hope you find it interesting, at least amusing....

You can click here to read the note:

Entre Ceramica, vidrio y piezas artisticas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas/ Feliz Navidad/ Frohe Weichnachten

 HO, HO, HO....

Its an unusual cool day for Florida, very sunny but cold, but perhaps if you live in the northern states you would find it pleasant. It is quite interesting how memories from our childhood, and what we experience when we are growing up mark what is normal in our lives. For me, a girl born and raised in Lima, Peru, sunny means hot, because around this time of year is when summer begins in Lima, and when Lima is warming up it also clears up, clouds slowly retrieve and even when a full blue sky will not be seen the shine and the light make us smile. This phenomenon occurs perhaps only in Lima; however it has been impregnated in my mind and soul and even after so many years living abroad, every time that I wake up and see clear shiny sunny day I think its warm outside. Takes me couple of seconds to realize that it may not be warm at all.

In Florida we are experience a cold front, so even when it may look like a Christmas in Lima it will feel different.  We Peruvians have weird traditions like drinking hot chocolate/cocoa when is 28-30 C outside (!!) I guess drinking hot chocolate will be better in this kind of weather :D

I think I should hurry up, there are many things that I need to do before Christmas... if I don't see you later let me wish you and everybody out there a wonderful Christmas time: may you find Peace, Love and Happiness. Remember what the fox said to the little Prince:

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

 It's time to sing happy songs!!