February 16, 2016: day 19 of 60 challenge day- being powerful

Hello February,

what image would come to your mind if I say “powerful”? I think of a Lion, but to be honest, I have no idea about how a lion feels from the inside. So how do we know?

Is it how we feel, or what we can do, or make others do? Is famous for example being powerful? Another artist of my new professional Platform in London has been interviewed for the tv. Would I also want that? Mmm may be a little bit. Would fame, or a kind of fame be part of being powerful?

The lion seems to be in a contemplative mood, after having a good lunch, may be some quality family time. Enjoying an almost nap.

Would being the director of something, of an artistic Platform make a lot of difference? The world of art is also a network of power relations.

I guess for me being powerful would mean having a sense of fulfillment, a sense of direction and wellbeing. Coming to London, was important for me. But I need to straighten out in my head what kind of power I am seeking.

What do you think?

 

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February 15, 2016: day 18 of 60 day challenge- post-St Valentine

Dear February,

I have started questioning myself on love, and two of my wise blog-friends, Anna and Erika have contributed valuable comments yesterday. Anna is in love and loved by a great guy. I think the same stands for Erika. So they both told me, the hypothesis of my Spanish friend: “society has changed and there are no stable loving couples”, is not valid. I like their perspective better.

Erika also said, every form of loving relationship has its value. Love for one day, with someone you meet on the plane. Short term relationship with someone who changes and so have you. You have the difference between a hot dog on the run, a sort of fast food, average restaurant. And then, you have true love, that is like haute cuisine and 3 stars restaurant at the Michelin guide, if I may use the cuisine comparison.

Do you need to have tried all the other versions to appreciate the 3 star in the Michelin guide restaurant? No. But also, yes.

There are moments we are not available, Erika says. We have this meeting to catch, so a hot dog from someone in the street is fine. Or we just stop at the fast food for a while. But a 3 star restaurant is not only related to expenses, but also needs planning, reservation. You can’t just decide it at the last-minute. So, somehow, it has to be a priority number one.

Now, what kind of love are you ready for April?

I would like to be invited to the 3 star restaurant. In this way I save some time and enjoy the outcome all the same 😉

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February 14, 2016: day 17 out of 60 day challenge- Happy Valentine’s day!

Happy St.Valentine’s day dear February!

here we are, in the middle of the month, with the spring waiting around the corner. And what is better than love to keep us warm, us, those who live on the north hemisphere?

Oh, love, I had a business meeting with a Japanese artist and his Iranian girlfriend, but this doesn’t exactly count as a date.

And I also spent part of the day trying desperately to get myself connected to the internet. This is long, so I spare you the details, it is not the right moment. But most of all I went out for a drink with the Spanish scenarist who tries to get enough money to go to Hollywood. He told me London is the right place to work on something he doesn’t really like such as selling cosmetics to women. When he will have the amount he thinks necessary, in a couple of years, he will go to Hollywood to try his chance.

In the meanwhile, he is looking for an almost relationship with an available female. The female should not want children with him neither family. He told me life has changed and the model of the couple with children is no longer valid in our societies. People wouldn’t stay in a relationship for more than 4 years.

He could be right about divorces raising. And that the way people live together might have changed. But somehow, deep down, it feels like there is always a way to show love and affection. And to grow with our relationship.

Happy St Valentine to all of us!

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February 13, 2016: day 16 of 60 day challenge- walking around London

Hello dear February

I met one of my friends in London and we started walking around the city: from Covent Garden to Leicester Square in and out of restaurants, bookstores, cafes, pubs… We had lunch at the “Wild Food Cafe” that a friend had suggested.

And it has been a beautiful surprise: to begin with, the colours of the buildings and the tiny courtyard. And then, the place in itself. Friendly people, and very tasty food raw-centric, vegan, vegetarian. Don’t ask me for any explanations please, go to their web site. I am a carnivore also, so not the best person to inform you on the differences. The most essential thing: it is tasty, and I liked being there.

Here is what one of the founders, Aiste, says: “I am very excited to be a part of the plant-based revolution happening globally and I’m committed to sharing Wild Food Café’s core values with the world and co-creating a community of wellbeing superheroes!”

So, to the community of wellbeing superheroes!

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February 12, 2016- Day 15 of 60 day challenge for quantum leap- Fly me to the moon

Hello dear February,

yes i would like to fly to the moon and back, after a day spent on creative thinking and putting together some pieces of my artistic puzzle.

St Valentine’s day is approaching. And then, what was my ex boyfriend doing in my dream last night?

I would rather start a new chapter. I am in London. I am for the moon. And the stars. And the other planets.

I will land on the friendliest of them 😉

February 11, 2016: Day 14 of 60 day challenge- our heart’s desires

Dear February,

love is in the air, St Valentine approaching and the big question for me is: do I know my heart’s desire when it comes to love? Because you may order a tiramisu and while having it realize it was chocolate panacota you wished for after all.

By the way, I had an excellent chocolate panacota in London yesterday night.

So now, how do you access this information?Introspection? Making lists? Asking for advice? Intuition? Feeling?

Falling in love is one way. Love at first sight. For some reason, you want a person. It could get better and better. Or not. If one projects her personal wishes into a person without seeing who is in front of them for real.

Ok, but for example, getting to know what I like, I like for example people who take care of the physical aspect of things. Who have a sense of beauty, esthetics. And this doesn’t mean liking a particular body type or facial structure. Or hair.

Or getting a nice feeling, like creating something together. It could be having a good time while drinking coffee or tea, since I am in London.

Or sharing other nice moments.

Be in communication.

Does one have to think about the life style one wants?

A couple of friends will have their sixth child soon. Organization is needed.

Another couple of friends, lives with four cats. This limits their movement because they always take them with them.

How about when you follow the wind and put as a priority your artistic project? What kind of panacota mathes that?

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February 8, 9 and 10, 2016: days 11, 12 and 13 together-summing up the beginning of the week

Hello February,

the week started with a high-speed and I could hardly catch my breath. To begin with, it feels as if I just moved in to London. Going home to the South of France for two months interrupted all the “practical” procedures: like getting an internet connexion, opening a bank account, learning when to let your garbage out. Etc.

It is amazing how many little things compose our every day routine. In Paris, I didn’t have to think of it. Now, every little step takes a bigger proportion. And yes, I have been blacklisted by my telephone company.

On the other hand, a lot of wonderful things happened to make me smile. New friends, a bunch of people with whom I have coffee. Eh, I got to mingle with people who are very well-connected in the art world in London. Will I get myself a mentor honoring his/her role?

I found myself at a cocktail, and managed to say the right things at the right time.

Although there is something tiring in that because I admit having a lot of fun saying inappropriate things at the right time 😉

In any case, things are moving and I get the feeling I am at the right place.

To reveal April’s full potential.

February 7, 2016: Challenge day 10 out of 60 for quantum leap- giving myself a treat

Dear February

I thought I would give myself a treat and look all over London for a nice pair of boots. After all, a me-me time was necessary to put my compass in the right direction.

It is nice to see friends and friends of friends and people who look in different directions and challenge my certainties. But once in a while how about just being nice to oneself without any reason at all?

I wanted a pair of UGG, these Australian brand because they are so comfortable for every day, and my foot need them. But I decided I would wait for sales and an awfully good sale. One of their stores is in the Piccadilly area, so I took the bus to admire the city instead of jumping into the tube.

You know, shopping in London is not the easiest thing for me. I know Paris like the back of my hand, and even there, it took me a month to find my perfect black bag. So London? The market is huge but I am still like a tourist who doesn’t know where to look outside of the usual mega-stores. That I don’t particularly like.

But to come back to my boots, they didn’t have my size for the ones I liked. Why don’t you go to our other store towards Shepherd’s Bush, a salesperson told me. Ok, it seemed easy. But I would first stop for coffee in the first cafe. This was the wisest thing. Taking a break.

Because the Westfield shopping center was an entire city. I spent an hour just to locate the store. Me, who think Galeries Lafayette is too big and prefer small stores around the corner.

But it was worth it. I came out victoriously with a pair of boots.

And these boots are made for walking 😉

 

 

February 6, 2016: challenge day 9 out of 60- breathing

Dear February,

after running like crazy the last 10 days, I decided to cool down and catch my breath. To do some housecleaning, really the minimum, and go out for a walk.

As I was looking around for the last London sales, I run into a French salesperson. What a coincidence! You might add. After all the French population in London is really big. Cecile told me she has left the south of France as myself, 10 years ago. London is a vibrant city, but she still misses the sun. Well, compared to Paris, there isn’t that big a difference after all.

The second part of the day I met one of my alter ego friends who has a different view in life. He has a plan to get as much money he can through meaningless jobs in order to be able to pay the tuition for the school of his dreams. Ok. We walked around in Soho. We had a cocktail. That was cool. He told me he thinks I am crazy with my life choices. I could say the same for him.

But after all, does it make much difference? We choose a path. And this path leads somewhere. But, as some wise person has said, we got to choose with our heart.

And this is the only criteria which validates it after all.

February 5, 2016: Day 8 of 60 day challenge-Building bridges to a new self

My dear February,

so yes, I am expecting any time a miracle, a force that will transport me to another dimension, another reality. Something that will put me in orbit and will accelerate movement in the direction of happiness.

I was reading a text of someone who was explaining how she stopped a habit, smoking. She had to visualize a new self who would be cool without the cigarette and the cup of coffee which goes with it. Because the old habit brought a considerable part of pleasure. So the new one should somehow bring even more pleasure. Despite some disturbance at the beginning.

Ok. How can I translate this into a positive change?

Should I visualise myself after my quantum leap? What does it look like?

How does it feel like?

Well if feels like being at the right place, at the right time, for the right reasons.

Feeling fulfilled, and interacting with other people I love to do something we love. Something beautiful and meaningful. Enhancing life in this planet. Having fun together.

Just to give you a hint 😉

La visualisation est bénéfique afin que l'enfant puisse utiliser son cerveau grâce à l'imaginaire!

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