January 10, 2011
So begins the year 2011. Throughout all the days of getting ready for the holidays and organizing the exhibition, I haven’t had a moment to sit down and quietly assess what I would like to do this year. What would I like to change or improve? What would I like to maintain, or leave exactly as it is?
The more I learn about myself, the more I am sure that I can’t just be satisfied with what I have currently achieved. As a consequence, I’m rarely able to enjoy the moment. Or, more accurately, I don’t enjoy it quite as long as it lasts. A short while later, I like to transition to the next goal. When I look back, I see a beautiful image in my mind, and I know that, at that moment, everything was full of harmony, joy, and happiness. Maybe I would even like to relive that day. However, I turn the pages so quickly that I can’t even catch my breath.
I think this is going to be my main objective this year – to learn how to enjoy the moment as long as it last.
I like to collect things - books, memories, and roofs. I have got photos of many roofs from different countries. When I travel I am completely hopeless because I always turn my head up. Because of that, many accidents with dog surprises happened in the streets of Paris. As soon as a have a chance, I climb on the roof of a building. Usually my husband or my daughter hold me by the belt or the hood when I take my pictures.
All these photos were taken in the High Park area, where I currently live. Whenever I go outside, I choose a theme for my walk. Yesterday it was roofs, chimneys and icicles. I didn't get tired of this theme at all. Some of the most interesting color combination in my paintings have been inspired by the views I have gathered outdoors.