Twenty:15 Exhibition in Bristol for 1 week!

I need to talk about this event Twenty:15. Like all who know me I always support artists, because I love all the different way to expressions and this exhibition is a good example of variety and talent.

I know about this because my talented BF is one of the artist; Mark Hooley aka MNKY (MnkyVision) created the theme “Exist, Endangered, Extinct” 🙂 and I’m particularly proud of this work because is strong message for what is happening now; like all we know, we are living in the Earth like we will have seconds chances but this World can end with all the resources and the life is there and that is what is happening and if we don’t have conscientes, we definitely will be regret.

You can see a little more of the creative process of the pieces in his blog and the inspiration for do this (MnkyVision Blog) and if you are close to Bristol or there don’t miss one week of beauty and talent.

This is my favorite (specially the expresion of the eyes); choose yours 😉

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Love,

Pepa Gómez

Manorism this weekend

My lovely people, I need to remember to everyone (before I start my journey tomorrow) not forget “the Manorism event” this weekend… WILL BE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

I will not be there (I’m so sad!) and I would love to see all the brilliant works “in situ” but unfortunately I can’t (I will be in Spain) so please, to all the people can go, don’t question about that and enjoy so many pieces from this talented artists, ALL IN THE SAME PLACE.

I will let here a link from “Graffotto Blog” so you can see this from other perspective 😉

http://graffoto1.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/manorisms-easter-weekend-warehouse.html

Link for this event with all the details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1546518908956545/

This is one of the pics in the post with the work of my MNKY 😀

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Go and enjoy 😉

Pepa Gómez

Manorism Event, amazing street art exhibition

I was missing to come here and write but I was quite busy organized my things for my next steps (work, exercises, travels and love) but I’m glad to be here again so here I go… I want to share with you guys the “Manorism Event” (https://www.facebook.com/events/1546518908956545/), an amazing street art exhibition organized by Pablo Fiasco who describe this like this:

“Manorism is an exhibition of street art taking place in, on and around a large warehouse space in Manor House, North London. We will have artists from Canada, Mexico, Spain, the Democratic Republic of Congo, America and the UK who will create a series of pieces for the walls of the warehouse especially for this exhibition. The event will also include an exhibition of smaller works, film showings, live music, DJ’s and a bar. Some artists include are Kenor, Zosen Bandido, Vinnie Nylon, Pure Evil, Pablo Fiasco, Mary Yacoob, Lapiztola Stencil, Dotmasters, Mudwig, Paris, Kate Merry, Req, Disastronaut, Mary Yacoob, Cedoux Kadima, MNKY http://www.mnkyvision.co.uk/, Dan Johnson, FiST, and more”. One of the reason because I want to share this is because my handsome is one of the artist (MNKY)  😀 and in this moment is working painting “The Mandril”, one unique piece he created for the 25 year of the Rainforest Foundation UK. Here is the Piece he donated for the auction in that time: 6901860And here is how is already looking the new one: 2015-03-18 13.18.56The exhibition is open to the public over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend: 3rd to 5th April, 2015 and if you are in London or close to the city you MUST need to go (unfortunately I will be in Spain in that dates but you can enjoy for me too). Hope you enjoy street art how much like me 😉 See you guys and a great week for everyone! Pepa Gómez

12 Side Effects of living in Chile

I’m a proud Chilean; I love my country and my people with all the good and bad, it is like a marriage but better, because I really, really know will be for all my life. One of the things I like more is listen how people see us especially after visit or live in Chile.
I read this at Matador Network and I can not be more agree (like always) with every single point in this list so here it is, I hope you can enjoy just like I did (the green comments are mine) 😉

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1. You learn what a real sandwich looks like (I miss this soooooo much! if is have not a good avocado is not a sandwich for us)

Gone are the days of two slices of bread, a few sad pieces of turkey, some lettuce and tomato. Chileans have a whole different idea of what constitutes a sandwich. Imagine a fresh, toasted hamburger bun heaping with hefty slabs of lomo (pork tenderloin), covered in melted cheese, doused in mashed avocado, piled on with mayonnaise, and then wipe the drool from your chin.

2. You start watching puppet shows to become a more informed citizen (after 11 years still remember the musics and lyrics)

31 Minutos is a widely popular Chilean satirical news show which features puppets performing comically crass political commentary, impersonations of public figures, and enough double entendre to keep the parents entertained while kids remain obliviously engaged.

3. You start referring to everything as an animal (you need to learn “chilean” for understand us).

Chileans love slang, especially animal-related slang. When you’re “pasandolo chancho,” it doesn’t mean you’re passing a pig, it mean’s you’re having a great time. When you’re “echando la yegua,” it doesn’t mean your horse laid down, it means you’re ready to relax after a tiring activity (like eating a lot). Popcorn is called cabritas (little goats) or palomitas (little doves); a sapo (frog) is a tattletale; avaca (cow) is an idiot. After a while in Chile, you’ll find your daily language sounding more and more like a rendition of “Old Macdonald Had a Farm.”

4. You find a second home in Jumbo (is nothing like the Jumbo we have in Portugal, is the best supermarket in the city)

With its abundant, gleaming white aisles filled to the brim with a huge variety of everything you could ever imagine, from electronic goods, to home goods, to food, cosmetics and even clothing, you will inevitably draw comparisons between Jumbo and Target (if you’re from a country that’s blessed with Target). You will find yourself wandering around the aisles whenever you miss home (or more likely curled up on a sofa in the home furnishings section, cradling a jar of Nutella). If you can’t find a Jumbo, find solace in a Lider, which is actually owned by Walmart.

5. You discover that there is never a bad time to eat a Super 8 (or Negrita or TuYo, etc.)

Super 8 is an amazingly popular candy bar that Chileans eat all the livelong day. It’s a light, chocolatey wafer concoction that doesn’t make you feel terrible about yourself even though it’s candy. You can find Super 8 pretty much everywhere you look. Vendors even walk through traffic on the highways to sell them!

6. You feel oddly connected to Germany (maybe for that I like them so much).

Due to a large wave of German immigrants that arrived to Chile during the latter half of the 19th century, traces of German culture have seeped their way into Chilean identity. The prevalence of sausages and sandwiches in Chilean cuisine, beer brewing techniques, names of streets, and even architecture in certain southern parts of Chile are all indicative of a history of German colonialism. In fact, a chain of Chilean diners is called La Fuente Alemana, the German Soda Fountain.

7. You eat, drink, and breathe corn (my favourite dish…. Pastel de Choclo!)

Chileans have mastered many diverse ways of preparing choclo (Chilean for corn): Pastel de choclo, a savory corn pie with meat and veggies cooked into a corn bread; Humitas, corn mashed with onion and hot chili, wrapped in corn husks and baked or boiled; Mote con huesillo, a sweet peach refreshment containing softened corn kernels (a variation contains husked wheat instead of corn); maíz frito aka fried corn kernels, a salty picoteo (snack, usually eaten while imbibing), they even put corn on pizza!

8. The street becomes your food court (and is not important how creepy looks because sometimes are the best!)

Sopaipillas, sandwiches, fruit juices, Super Ochos, maní confitado, completos, empanadas — if it exists in Chile, you can buy it on the street. You’ll be enchanted by the plentiful options and giddily hop from stand to stand, making a normal stroll down the Alameda a one-stop, one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience.

9. You drop “po” left and right (one of the best ways to reconized a Chilean).

Few things are more Chilean than the abundant — at times even excessive — use of “po,” an abbreviation of “pues” which means “well,” but is used primarily as a meaningless filler. Dropping your first “po” after you move to Chile is something of a rite of passage. You’ll never expect it but once it happens, you’re officially culturally Chilean. Before you drop your first “po” you might say your first “cachai?” This should warn you that “po” is near.

10. You start sprinkling merken on everything ( 🙂 )

Like avocados, merkén (smoked chili pepper) is an ingredient that Chileans love to incorporate whenever possible. It won’t be long after you move to Chile that you find yourself sprinkling merkén on cheese, eggs, and definitely on pebre(Chile’s even more delicious variation of salsa).

11. You start teasing your friends to their faces and complimenting them behind their backs (or the opposite, can be good or very bad sometimes)

Chileans are a humorous bunch, and they get a kick out of teasing their loved ones. There’s a running joke amongst young Chileans that men speak disparagingly to one another’s faces and praise each other behind their backs, and that the opposite is true for women. Whatever the case, as a gringo you will be an easy target for some teasing and rather than get defensive, it’s best to join in!

12. You make friends for life, and become a better friend yourself (and for me this is the most important point in all this list because is one of the things I miss most living away).

Chileans are thoroughly caring, generous people. They’ll offer you a shoulder to cry on, a ride home, to accompany you to the doctor’s office, even the last empanada. You’ll be hard-pressed to find better people in the world, and being surrounded by your kind Chilean friends all the time will make you a better person.

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COOL art work by Mark Hooley (with FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE!)

Mark Hooley (Watford, England April 1975) is a multi-talented artist; Fine Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Screen-Printer, Designer, Graffiti Artist, Mural Artist, Cartoonist; Workshop Leader, Events Co-ordinator, Art Directors; Musician, Independent Record Label Partner and DJ. Mark has been self-employed since graduating from Brighton’s University of Art in 1998 with a degree in Illustration.

If you are interesting in know more about him and their work (truly recommended) you can look their website and watch all the different techniques and stuff he did. So for that, I can be suspect about this but seriously people, this is so cool and for sure can look amazing in your places!

Some examples of his work (I like, especially my portrait) by Mark Hooley:

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Sometimes is difficult to have good art from artist who we liked because are not living at the same country and the delivery is really expensive but, the most important thing in the first website I added in this post is THEY HAVE FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE! So don’t lose more time and take a look! 😉

Buy from Art Republic (FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE!): https://www.artrepublic.com/artists/40-mark-hooley.html

Buy from Mark Hooley: http://www.mnkyvision.co.uk/art.html (under redesign now)

Enjoy people! 🙂

Pepa Gómez

Pure Pleasure… Solo Dance with Sergei Polunin

For people like me who love dance (especially contemporary) this is completely beautiful and powerful… I hope everyone enjoy so much like I did… GORGEOUS SOLO! with one of the best Ukrainian ballet dancers, Sergei Polunin; “Take me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle.

Good day people!

Pepa Gómez

Viajar (Spanish and English version)

I’m planing a new chapter in my life and today I read this and was perfect for this time I’m living… I hope you like… Enjoy!

“Viajar es marcharse de casa
es dejar los amigos
es intentar volar.
Volar conociendo otras ramas
recorriendo caminos
es intentar cambiar.

Viajar es vestirse de loco
es decir “no me importa”
es querer regresar.
Regresar valorando lo poco
saboreando una copa
es desear empezar.

Viajar es sentirse poeta
escribir una carta
es querer abrazar.
Abrazar al llegar a una puerta
añorando la calma
es dejarse besar.

Viajar es volverse mundano
es conocer otra gente
es volver a empezar.
Empezar extendiendo la mano
aprendiendo del fuerte
es sentir soledad.

Viajar es marcharse de casa
es vestirse de loco
diciendo todo y nada con una postal.
Es dormir en otra cama
sentir que el tiempo es corto
viajar es regresar.!

Gabriel García Marquez

*English version*

To travel is to leave home 
is to leave the friends
is to try to fly.
Flying meeting new branches
walking roads
is to try to change. 

To travel is dress as madmen
is to say “I don’t mind”
is to want to come back. 
To return valuing the little
enjoying a drink 
is the desire to start. 

To travel is to feel poet 
write a letter 
is to want to hug.
Hug when you reach the door
missing the calm 
is to allow being kissed.

To travel is to become worldy
is to meet another people
is to start again.
Starting offering your hand
learning from the stronger 
is to feel loneliness. 

To travel is to leave home
is to dress like a madman
saying everything and nothing with a postcard.
Is to sleep in another bed
feel that the time is short
to travel is to come back.!

Gabriel García Marquez

Pepa Gómez