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Mandalas from plastic bags

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? One of the things I’ve been enjoying most is to seat in the park crocheting my plastic yarn into beautiful mandalas that resemble the flowers…

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Hermann Hesse about trees & home

    For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I … Continue reading

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♥works made with♥

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Taking space & time to let the creative juices flow anywhere I go. Back to computerless expressions of the inner & outer self allWays REcreating…

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

G-AAAH

Originally posted on Elizabeth Hobbs:
Last week I rose to the 75 second film challenge for Amy Johnson’s 75th anniversary.  I made a film called G-AAAH.  Amy Johnson was a…

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wild Portugal

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For the past year I’ve been collaborating with Edwina Pitcher as an explorer, video maker, driver and translator for her forthcoming book “Wild Portugal”.  The…

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arts are us

Originally posted on Quotes to keep:
Arts teach us that there is something that connects us all and is bigger than each of us. Quote by Yo Yo Ma. Illustration…

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

REcreate WorkShops

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? REcreate WorkShops are a meeting point for sharing ideas & skills on how to create wealth from waste through arts & crafts. ? We…

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

REcreate Kiosk

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? A meeting point for sharing ideas & skills on how 2 create wealth from waste through arts & crafts. ? The REcreate Kiosk was a winning idea…

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Juggling balls made with plastic bags & cassettes

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As I keep learning how to crochet shapes and objects, I also keep experimenting diverse materials and now I’m using cassettes together with my handmade plastic…

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Cigi Pals [4 you 2 print]

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What’s your ARTtitude 2day? I’ve been clearing and cleaning along this autumn cleansing & so did my pals. They’ve walked out of their set backgrounds…

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

TrashTime

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Today, Tomorrow & After… will allWays be Trash Time, a festival celebrating the love for transforming waste into art. It took place at The Rose & Clown,…

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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BEing ♥works

BEing ♥works

I feel truly blessed for doing what I love, surrounded by beautiful environments, meeting such inspirational human beings and keeping a strong connection with all others [plants, lizards, dragon flies, grasshoppers…]. BEing myself really comes easy when all around me is nature, art & love… syncing happens so effortlessly it feels like magic! Here’s my […]

Circo nos Mercados

Circo nos Mercados

Poster & flyers for Circo nos Mercados, a monthly event taking circus art to traditional Lisbon markets.

REignite Love Everywhere

REignite Love Everywhere

  Handmade framed pieces from a series of paintings especially created for Reignite’s  first charity crowdfunding campaign. Original handwritten quotes painted with gouache and marker pens on paper, mounted on upcycled cards.           REignite Love in all you do

Winds of Change

Winds of Change

When the winds of change blow, some build walls while others build windmills. Chinese Proverb Often my illustrations start by hand and then are digitally brought together, the same happened with this, the lines became vectors and the watercolor background was painted and scanned separately.   This is the original illustration that also inspired the […]

Youth has no age

Youth has no age

Time keeps passing but as Picasso said “Youth has no age” Inspired by this quote and many moon cycles, I handwrote some pieces with ink pens on paper and transformed them to print ready vector graphics. They are available from me as stickers and up to A3 prints. Follow this link for some goodies you can get […]

♡ May Love be with(in) you ♡

♡ May Love be with(in) you ♡

*** May your ♡ work too *** d

Upcycled ♥ gifts

Upcycled ♥ gifts

I’ve been finishing some crochet pieces on time for the gift season, if you like them, feel free to order 😉 Choose from key rings, hair clips, pins or necklace.

♥works made with♥

♥works made with♥

Taking space & time to let the creative juices flow anywhere I go. Back to computerless expressions of the inner & outer self allWays REcreating the old into new ways, now with hands and intent on each and all of my creations. Here’s a couple of tiny pieces of my ♥I’ve been working on today. […]

Drawing model

Drawing model

In May I decided to undress for a drawing class and these are some of the drawings made by participants at Salão 40 – oficina de desenho in Coimbra, Portugal.

Lisbon Busking Festival

Lisbon Busking Festival

What a great pleasure and joy to spend a week with new and old time friends setting up the first ever edition of the Lisbon Busking Festival. It was really exciting to participate in transforming the street into a big stage and really looking forward to more events like this! I started helping earlier, crafting hats, […]

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Where do birds go to die?

Where do birds go to die?

Where do birds go to die?… my hand… and what an experience it was to find him still shaking his fragile body against the road, pick and hold him gently and look into his deep black eyes while whispering a melody. I shared my saliva and he opened his beak to receive it, moved his […]

Keep working on love

Keep working on love

“To begin with, you’ve got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom” “Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too.” “Don’t believe what your […]

The Global Brain

The Global Brain

Here’s an image we all know well . . its an image which is in many ways a symbol of our times . . It represents what is perhaps our greatest technological achievement so far – the step out into space. But the picture of our planet also has a far deeper significance . . […]

Autumn springs

Autumn springs

We All Change Colors and Lose Our Leaves, Then We Bloom Again Quote by Maria Lago. Photography by d. via @theSeeds4life

Valley of Shadows

Valley of Shadows

When walking through the ‘valley of shadows’ remember, a shadow is cast by light – Austin O’Malley

[d]tales of a tree

[d]tales of a tree

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, […]

Inner chaos & orchestra

Inner chaos & orchestra

When you experience chaos inside yourself, do not force yourself to be calm right away. Instead, be aware of the richness of your inner orchestra. in The Decision [part 1] by Dieter Duhn

Living Energies

Living Energies

Energy creates the form in which it wishes to move. The form is therefore the mirror of the energy flow. From the book Living Energies by Callum Coats Download PDF

Inner & outer truth

Inner & outer truth

What inner and complete conviction have I been able to gain from life, to which I would be willing to devote all my energies, unconventionally, with no ifs and buts? In Eros Unredeemed by Dieter Duhm

Diving in & flying away

Diving in & flying away

A month after dreaming of freedom, love and self expression by coincidence or fate my visions became very real on the same place I had the dream. First I dived and swam in my own blue, letting the music resonate in every cell of my body meanwhile becoming the water I was in. When the moment […]

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Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)

Sambucus is a broad genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae. It contains between 5 and 30 species of deciduous shrubs, small trees and herbaceous perennial plants. They bear large clusters of small white or cream-colored flowers in late spring; these are followed by clusters of small black, blue-black, or red berries (rarely yellow or white). Taxonomy […]

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Narrowleaf Plantain (Plantago Lanceolata)

Plantago Lanceolata, from the Plantain family is also known as narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn and lamb’s tongue. Taxonomy The plant is a rosette-forming perennial herb, with leafless, silky, hairy flower stems (10–40 cm or 3.9–15.7 in). The basal leaves are lanceolate spreading or erect, scarcely toothed with 3-5 strong parallel veins narrowed to short […]

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Lamb’s quarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium Album is an ancient plant, related to both beetroot, spinach, and quinoa. It is an odorless, branching, annual herb, with stalked, opposite, simple leaves which are clammy-feeling, unwettable, and have a whitish coating on the underside. The first leaves are roughly diamond-shaped and somewhat toothed toward the point, and the later leaves are narrow and […]

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago Major)

Plantain is considered a common lawn weed. However, it has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant (for inflammation, bleeding, and infections) as well as a potherb and salad green. It is also a great addition to the Forest Garden, as it attracts beneficial insects, is a dynamic mineral accumulator, is tolerant of drought and […]

Herbal preparation methods

Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins, glycosides, bitter compounds, polysaccharides (when hot water used), pectins, and some alkaloids. Infusions are most […]