Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time to enjoy

I've been working on my web site for about 3 months now. Of course it's been on and off. And when I make decisions about it and let them sit for too long before I make them public, it turns out that when I get back to them, I just don't like them anymore. So I start all over again. So for the past couple of weeks I've decided that I'm going to finish the design for my web site, no matter what. It's been great to see how much you can get done when you have a dead line. Even your own dead lines work.

My back is a little sore, and I haven't been sleeping as much as I wish, but I'm very happy with the results of hard work and productivity. So for the rest of the night, after a couple of weeks of not holding a brush at all (just computer work), I'm going to enjoy myself doing what I love the most: just painting, while listening to some music.

Dani is out of town, and I'm really enjoying this time alone. Tomorrow, I'll get other chores ready, like packing for Venezuela!!!
So see you soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oh shenanigans!

Holly Molly!
Today I was playing at the playground with one of the cute little girls I take care of, and, as the brieve description of the Dr. in his form, I "slipped and smacked" my shin. It was so painful we had to go to the emergency room to have it checked out. Now I'm walking with the crutches, and being pampered by Dani.

This whole incident can have a very possitive point of view; it made me realized how happy I am with the people I'm surrounded by. The truth is that I'm usually happy and I feel very appretiated, but in moments like this I can feel it even more and it's more obvious.

I also realized how sometimes we can take health for granted. After this event I'm going to use my body in even more ways, I'll explore movement and be more motivated to work out, walk, run, dance, stretch and just move as much as I can (I'll do my best to keep this feeling last for as long as I can).

I love being alive.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Currently reading - The Bears Famous Invasion of Sicily

I'm currently reading this amazing story about bears, battles, and people. It was written by Dino Buzzati. The story is written so simply, and it makes my mind travel to italy and a long time ago into the past, that I believe existed.

Dino Buzzati (October 16, 1906 - January 28, 1972) was an italian writer, painter and poet, and he's well know worldwide for Il deserto dei tartari (the tartar steppe) I trully admire him and I wanted to share ir with you. Maybe you'll like his books too :)

Here are some of his paintings:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We're all kids

A couple of weeks ago, Dani and I went to the children's museum as part of our art walk, and we had a blast!
it reminded me that we're all kids, but sometimes we have to pretend to be grownups to fit in... maybe some people are real grownups, but I think that's an unknown world to me!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Walking on Creme Brulee

Walking on Creme Brulee from Claudia Horsey on Vimeo.

Winter already

Wait a minute!
I thought it was that time of the year when the leafs start falling of the trees and you get kind of like a chill feeling in the morning and therefore you have to wear some kind of jacket to be a little bit more comfortable. Well, maybe on another year, but this time around I just feel like opening and handing Christmas presents, and we haven't even gone through Thanksgiving yet!
Oh well, I can't say I'm not enjoying it, and it actually looks quite beautiful. The first snow of the year was on Friday night and I was dancing and singing just to celebrate :)

Dani and I decided to take a stroll and see the first snowflakes covering the town.

It was a little windy too!

snow is so pretty...

at the next morning... Oh no! some letters are missing from the banner!

Beauty everywhere

I was ready for a walk.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Finally I'm back :)
After a couple of weeks without computer, now I get to see all the pictures I've taken and enjoy blogging again.
Dani and I spent Halloween weekend playing CLUE with friends, eating some candy and having relaxing time at home watching scary movies. Thanks Katy for hosting such lovely party :)

My partner Sam and I knew who the killer was from the get go... we just couldn't get to the right room to make the guess, oh well...

Lots of candy, and cupcakes, and more candy...

Dani doesn't need a costume to look creepy...

My tutu skirt took over the whole living room, it's big...

and finally, trick or treat!
Hope you had a great weekend too :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

How to be alone

I really enjoy watching this video. Why are we so afraid of being alone?
I want to keep learning how to be alone while still being with someone. Is that really possible?

While I'm creating, I embrace the art of being alone. I want to make that art my best piece of all, because to me is the reflection of a pure love, the love to ourselves

This video is a poem written and performed by Tanya Davis.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day Dreaming

Day Dreaming from Claudia Horsey on Vimeo.

When I'm walking to work, this is what sometimes I "see"
I'm always day dreaming when I'm walking, and most of the time when people is talking to me... I should not have confessed that. Oh well...

To see my other videos click HERE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Inspiration Wall

I wasn't feeling very creative this week so I went to the hardware store and got some paint samples to inspire myself about color combination.

I'm trying to explore new ones, and at first, the paintings I did didn't look right. But after a while watching them they do! They're not finished yet, but I'll show you when they are :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Peace on Earth

Sometimes I see our house, and I think that it looks like no one lives in there. I love our place, so I decided use the front of the house to send a message to the world: "peace on earth", peace on the house, peace at work, peace at home.

I think it turned out kind of cute :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Walk to Work

Fall is my favorite time of the year. This year is my third time experiencing Fall, because you can say in Venezuela is summer all the time, with some rain, but we don't get to see the cycle and recycle of nature, even though it's happening, it's less obvious.

I really enjoy walking to work, it enhances my senses and even though there's still a lot of pavement and bricks, there's so much to see and explore!

I took this pictures yesterday, it was very foggy and every tree and corner was covered with spiderwebs... you can feel Halloween is coming.

The raccoon made my day, and I must say that was my favorite part of my walk. I wish he would have stayed still so I could have taken a better picture of him, oh well...

Yes, Autumn is here...and I'm very happy about that :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Exploration #2 - Scare Yourself

For this exploration you just need to be bold. Meaning that you have to do something that you've probably been postponing, something you've been putting off because it's scares you,m and you may think you're not going to get a good result from it.

To me that thing was encaustic paint.

Too many fears:
  • I'm going to burn the kitchen,
  • it will look ugly,
  • I don't really know how to do it,
  • it's too expensive,
  • what if it doesn't look pretty... yada, yada ya...

I said to myself "let go of the outcome" and I repeated it in my head many times. It feels pretty good :)

What would I do without you, bee...

I prepared my space,

and went to the stove and prepared my encaustic medium :
  • 50% beeswax
  • 25% Damar Resin
  • 25% Paraffin Wax
  • heat

and applied it the best I could... Voila!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

IF: Beneath

The cow is beneath the ground, in the stomach of the earth... where it's quiet, and safe.

I made this illustration as part of an exploration that you can find here :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I ♥ Farmers Market

I love farmers market :)
last Saturday Dani and I went to the Bellingham Farmers Market, and I wanted to share some of the pictures I took. I got inspired for my latest post for Illustration Friday, you can see it here

I would love to shower with these ones :) they look like candy!

Lots of people and beautiful things...

Lovely music played by a lovely girl...

And the veggies of course :)

What inspires you?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Exploration # 1

I'm going to start doing some creative explorations to open up creativity. This isn't really the first time I do this exploration, but I'll call this one # 1 to start a series of explorations, to see the progress of my creative process starting here. This is also a way of inviting you to participate and share your explorations.

Feel free to use this ideas as an exercise for your own creative process.

Exploration instructions:

Make 10 mini paintings (including drawings, collages, or anything else) with the first thing that crosses your mind. So you sit down with all your materials on hand, a glass of water, music, and maybe some snack, and hands on work!

Note: don't stop until you finish the 10 paintings, maybe a 10 minute break after the 5th one

Suggestion: make mini paintings, so you can work fast and ideas can flow easily.

Another Note: feel free to change, modify or ignore this exploration and make something else.

Here are my 10 mini paints

Plastic Bag from Futurestates

Just wanted to share this video with you.
Now when I go to the store and I see the plastic bags, I think of what I saw on this video.