Friday, August 24, 2012

Irish Inspirations/4: Flowers - Belfast Botanic Gardens

Everything can be source of inspiration and in this month I learnt that nature infinitely is: shapes, colors, smells, emotions...all this become a part of the images we take with us. A new work can be inspired even by an ambient, by a sensation. So a normal walk can become a sea of cues that only wait to be organized, visualized, transformed in material and art.
A lot of cues and sensations are exactly what I'll take home with me from Belfast Botanic Gardens: the vivid green of the park broken from the thousands colours of flowers, from the infinite shades held in every little bush. And my being continously surprised from perfect colours of nature, from which we have to learn every day more.

Wikipedia: Botanic Gardens Belfast
Botanic Gardens and Palm House Belfast
Virtual visit: Botanical Gardens Belfast

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Irish Inspirations/3: Food!

The cooking of a people is the only exact testimony of its civilization.
Eugène Briffault

1. Cheeseburger and chips
2. Aperitivo "italish" con verdure ripiene, sausage rolls e salame
3. Chicken and bacon cheeseburger
4. Steak with peppered sauce, long stem broccoli, baby sweetcorn and potato wedges
5. Steak with fried onions, long green beans and sweet potatoes with chili sauce
6. Spicy Chicken Pizza with garlic sauce
7. "Italish" pasta with sausage sauce

Useless to say: when I'll be back in!
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Irish Inspirations/2: The sky in the water - Lurgan Park

Imagine to walk in a huge park, green and in its middle a lake...add squirrels, swans, ducks and many other birds and animals...close your eyes and sit on a little pier, open them again and find yourself looking the sky reflected in the water.
Lurgan Park is one of my favourite places on earth: I could stay hours admiring what is around me, in the silence broken only from nature's sounds. Have a look at my photos and then tell me if you not agree with me ;)

Lurgan Park is the biggest park of Northern Ireland and the second largest urban park in Ireland: the classic "walk in the park" often becomes a whole afternoon...especially if you become friend with local squirrels! ;)
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Irish Inspirations/1: Water and sky - Lough Neagh

Hi to all,
who knows me personally knows even that this year I had the possibility to pass one month in the beautiful Northern Ireland: I arrived here on the 1st and I'll be back to Italy on the 29th of August, to end this year of pause I decided to take to raise my energies and ideas.
Without a doubt to live for this period in such a marvellous place is giving me really a lot of inspirations: I decided to share some of them with you, followers of CartEssenza's blog, posting some photos of my days here :)

This is the beautiful Lough Neagh, the huge lake in the middle of Northern Ireland:

From Wikipedia:
An old Irish story tells how the Lough was formed when Ireland's legendary giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) scooped up a portion of the land and tossed it at a Scottish rival. He missed, and the chunk of earth landed in the Irish Sea, thus creating the Isle of Man.

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Bijoux d'Autore 2012 - Participant's Official Photo Album

Hi to all,
in the last days Incontri e Eventi Association published the Bijoux d'Autore 4th Edition Photo Album with the images of all the works from the contest: seeing marvellous projects and jewels of friends and colleagues I can wish to everyone "may the best person win", even if just only to be part of this event is a fantastic experience.

You can find the complete photo album at these links:

Incontri e Eventi Official Site: Bijoux d'Autore
Incontri e Eventi Official Facebook Page

Obviously you can find there even CartEssenza's ring "The Way To Your Heart"  ♥

Thank you to Incontri e Eventi Association and to Norma De Lucia for creating this fantastic initiative.

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