Thursday, 30 December 2010

Goodbye 2010

Oh, well, tomorrow is the last day of 2010 and I thought I should do like a recount of the great things that happened this year. So, here goes some pictures and photos that will tell the story.

My family at the beach :)

This was on March, when my Book-sisters stayed at home for my Birthday!! :)

Our 'Dandelion Book Club' at the Book Fair on May :3

The Halloween Party that my friends from Uni and I did... Sooo cool! :)

At my Ma Soleil's Birthday Party last month :)

Dinner and ice-cream last Tuesday with my Primary School friends :)

My very first dress in a Runway Show!!! :D

There are many other ocassions that I enjoyed, of course, but this are the most great of all! This are the ones that make me happy right now, in this moment, remembering when they happened betweet all the things that went wrong... this ocassions are the ones that put a smile on me. And, obviously, here in this photos are the people that became the strawberries on my desert, the stars on my sky, the friends on my heart.
So, thanks to all this people, to my friends, my family, the new people I met, and to you... that takes the time to come by this Sugar Blog.

HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Today I learnt: something about the directions when you're on a skateboard.
XX
Safi.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Merlin


Oh, and I wanted to introduce to you my beloved cat: MERLIN.
He's very very big, he's the king of our house, he loves sleeping under a tree and likes to sleep on one of our beds during the cold seasons.

Love him!
XX
Safi

XMas and the heat

It was a real mess to decorate the cookies but really fun also!


Sooooo hot!!! It's so bloody hot today!!! Swimming pool is not ready yet (maybe tomorrow) and there's nowehere fresh to sit or lay.
Back to our business.
Christmas was great, really really fun... even when a firework exploded almost on my face, was cute not to burn and see those pink lights so near ^^
My cousins and I bake ginger and honey cookies and everybody ate them! And we also ate ice-cream and nuts and a lot other Christmas stuff.
Oh, and I got a tiger t-shirt, a mannequin (that I called Lizzie after Elizabeth I), a pair of flip flops, the last book of my favourite cartoonist, a perfum, a book with fifty Ex-libris and the book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians... really good stuff.

I'm remaking a dress after another dress I got in a Flea-market... I think is gonna be really pretty after some changes. I'll post a picture later.


Bye for now.
Today I've learn: reading classics make you travel.
XX
Safi

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Christmas Lights

Oh, well. Among all of the Christmas songs that were created since... well, since singing, I've choose this one from Coldplay because it's just ADORABLE! And I'm not just saying this because I absolutely adore them but because it's a really good song. I like it, at least.

Christmas Lights... with my sister and brother we play to count the houses that have christmas lights on there fronts, or some red bow or something Christmas-y. And though every year people seem to put less and less decorations, it makes me very happy to still count a few of them.



Nothing else for now.
I think I'm gonna go out to my backyard now and draw a bit or read "A Christmas Carol" (which I read every year before Christmas Eve) or A series of Unfortunate events... or something.

Bye for now.
Today I've learn: 7 days until Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XOXX
Safiri

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

December is AWESOME!

I always had a thing for December, for me it has always been the best month of the year because classes finished and in came Christmas and New Year. But this year, I think, it has been the best December of my life. Why?
Well, I just had my very first Fashion Show, not a whole collection but a dress in the collection we made with my partners at the Fashion Designing Course I attend. The theme was CIRCUS and I came with the idea of a Fortune Teller, the ones from the old Circus, the ones from the 1930s and, well, this was the result:

(Modeled by Guada Moyano)

I'm very very very happy with the dress, very! It was kind of difficult at first because the design I made was complicated, but everything turned out great!!
More news, well, just yesterday my teacher from the course sent me an email asking me if I wanted to be part of a group he created for Independent Designers... OMG!!! You can't imagine how loud I shout!!! I mean, I just started this year with the course and with sewing... I've always liked drawing clothes and stuff like that in my illustrations and now, and now, and now. I inmediately said yes, even though next year is gonna be busier than this, it is an oportunity I can not let pass, right??
Well, I'm so happy.

What else?? I made this video about Espon-Illustration, which is an idea I've been working on lately about drawing anywhere with anything you have on hand.
(Here's the link)

And, what else?? I'm doing amigurumis right now, I'll keep doing them 'cause it's a lot of fun and very relaxing ^^ Then I'll post something... oh, about all the sweet food I'm gonna cook for this Christmas.

Goodbye for now.
Today I've learn: I really really really love Mori girls' style.

XOXO
Safiri.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Operation Potter


Due to the coming of the latetest Harry Potter film, some friends and me decided to put our mark on this last moments throught the HP movement (I mean the end of the book series and movies). So, we thought of using our art facilities to leave this mark we wanted.
The idea that came up was about drawing and printing HP pictures like Dobby or Voldemort and then make as many copy as our pocket could afford, so then stick them all over our University and around our city. We were very excited about this but we got even more excited when someone started to answer our drawings with a little paper with the Deathly Hollow's simbol and the inscription "The end is near"... I think it was then when we began to feel that what we were doing was going to be big.
Yesterday I created a group on Facebook for this movement and it immediately started to receive applicants. We were so thrilled, so freaking happy!!!
So yes, as Harry Potter fans we took the matter in our hands and then turn it on art and free expression... a message to the world that for us -Harry Potter fans- this books are not just random novels but our very own childhoods, books with great and valuable lessons that marked our lifes for ever.

Here's the link to Operation Potter: Operation Potter
Check it out!!!

Alright... this is everyhting for now.
Have a nice week!

Today I've learn: I like to talk with mystery!!
XOXO

Safi

Monday, 18 October 2010

Not vanished... I'm alive!!


Well, I have totally abandoned this blog, right?? It's just that I didn't much to write about... not that that has changed but I felt sorry for this beautiful blog so, here I am.

What's up with me right now??
-Listening to Charlie Chaplin's "Modern times" soundtrack. I download this and some charleston and jazz from the 20s because I'll be in charge of the music for a short animated film we're doing at University. Do not worry, when I'll finish it I'll leave it here so you can check it out.
-Eating a yougurt with peach... yummy!
-About to cut the patterns I made for the "Miley-twist" dress I designed for myself. Why it's called "Miley-twist"?? easy, because the dress was inspired on her while I was listening to Chuck Berry's "Let's twist again!"... I'll show it when it's finish also! ^^
-This next December 3rd I'm gonna have my very own fashion runway at the Fashion Designing Course!!!! The theme is CIRCUS... and though I haveeee an idea of doing my outfit kinda inspired on the show "Carnivale" and a bit of "Cirque du Soleil" I do not know what exactly to do... not worring too much anyway, something'd come out!
-The sun is very very shinny today, so beautiful!
-I started watching "Flash foward" and I looooooved it, I love this kind of shows where people have to face something strange.
-It's late and I have to cut my patterns and then cook lunch so...

See ya all soon!!
Today I've learn: people from my town look at me a bit wird and then smile... awkward!!!

Kisses and rockets!!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Draw Spontaneously


After many many crazy and blue things happening around Winter, the sun came out.
It's awesome how nature can give you all you needed long ago, like a smile in your face or just a bit of life inside all this Winter clothes. Thank you sun!

I still gotta study a lot and September plans some heavy stuff for me but somehow Owl City, Joe Brooks and Puffy Ami Yumi are giving me wings to fly with this first pre-Spring winds. Drawing is helping a lot also; with some new ideas, some new energies and new colour markers I'm trying to create a brand new kindom... that needs a name soon. The idea is to draw spontaneously out of the music I'm listening at the moment or the movie I'm watching or even the talk that were having some people that I came through... details, that's the main idea of this project: pay attention, let go, fly and draw spontaneously (what a difficult and beautiful word it is!).

Alright, I'd write more and more stuff that are popping out my head in thsi moment (stories mostly) but, as I said, I gotta study a lot so...
Goodbye for now.
Today I've learn: When in sorrow eat an apple and laugh with friends.

XX
Safi.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The sun is shining


Watched "Leap Year": loved it.
Walked and sat in my backyard until the sun fade away... beautiful.
Study: I'm about to start and I've got a headache... I will do my best anyway.

How is that the week flew so fast?? Where are my memories?? I really should slow down.

Today I've learn: I really miss just to sat down and feel the air in my face.
XOXO
Safi.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Patience


designed by Vivienne Westwood
I've been trying to work in an other style of drawing (a new one because I was getting bored of the old one) and yesterday night when I was just sbribbling... it came out from my pen and the classic music I was listening to. It is a kind of girl with long arms and legs, and their faces have long noses and little red lips. Their wardrobe is a mix of the '30s-'40s and contemporary fashion.
I only draw girls when I make this kind of studies because they are my main characters, but, then I keep going and draw other things like animals and landscapes, etc. Now, I've been doing a kind of children story with the technic of paper cutting and I started doing it with the old style... so, I just hope I don't mess it up with the new one, or an ugly mix of both. Gotta finish it soon. It looks lovely until now. ^^

Ok, what else? I was going to write about this sandals designed by Vivienne Westwood that I fell in love with (the ones in the the picture above)... but I have no time. Tomorrow I go back to the University and I have to finish some homework: the children storybook due Friday, and a couple of paintings due tomorrow... oh, and two drawings due Thursday. Tuesday gotta a birthday party!!! ^^

Anyway. I'll try to make something with the new drawing style so then I'll load it here... ok?? would you like that?? :P

Loads of kisses and hugs (xoxo) Today I've learn: There's no good in worrying about everything too much. Just keep calm and have a cup of tea! Yours, Safi.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Dicoveries

(Secong post of the day... wow!)
H
um, in the last five minutes I discovered a bunch of great things that I MUST post here so not to forget names, links and from where inspiration came from.

Firstly: Alice Magazine which is an online magazine that offers the reader a series of great artists and artisans and designers. I found many things here... especially related to paper which was what I was looking for at the beggining. Excellent!
Secondly: and via Alice Magazine, I run into Marmee Craft that is a beautiful blog from Marjorie Liucci who lives in North Carolina, US. She works mainly with themes like forest animals and ladies and then pictures them into dolls and paintings. Just lovely!
Thirdly: Well, I already tried this technic of papercut but I haven't been able to find any artist that does it as well, always found the images alone... until just now. Rob Ryan is a british artist that works entirely with papercutting and screen prints, but not just small papers... he also works -along with his colaborators- in huge peaces of paper that he turns into beatiful and great pictures. Genious!
(I leave you this link to a vid of him working: http://www.vimeo.com/11460856)
Fourthly (last but not least): John William Waterhouse was a british painter from 1849. He worked mainly with literary themes and female characters from Greek and Arthurian mythology. I loved his delicated work into the human figures and the beautiful touch of a fairy-tale style he gave to his paintings. Gorgeous!

Alright, this is everything for now. It's raining outside so I am very much inspired.
XOXO
Safi


Karl says...


W
ell, here we have the adorable and cute Alexa Chung and the genious Karl Legerfeld saying a bit of truth. Enjoy!


Today I've learn: when rains a lot... my swimming pool gives loads of bubbles out of raindrops.
XOXO
Safi.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Children's storybooks

I love this movie. One of my favourites!!

Ok, yestarday's attempt of needle felting failed. Why? well, I tried to do it with a regular needle but didn't work out, so now, I gotta try getting the actual needle I need to do this technic. Sad, I know.

Anyways. Despite me saying yesterday about writing today about my passion for vintage fashion, I decided to write about an other of my passions, the one that I have been practising most lately: illustration.
Last week, when I told a friend about my idea of give a bit of my life to this creation of children's storybooks she said: "We think (her and another friend) that that book you made last year is the best thing you've ever done". Well, blushing! Furthermore, what I say is that I really really really love doing this, this mix of cute and naïf stories with nice illustrations; it's like going back to my childhood everytime, or that I go back to that land I use to go when I was little and I started to write and invent and imagine.
So this, this is one of the ideas I have for my life. There are three in my mind at this moment... not decided which one I'll give more time and use it as my main income, yet. I'm not in a hurry though but... I'd like to start deciding already because, well, you know, I'd like to start saving for an apartment and a "I hope" future England-moving-into thing... and also, to direct my energies to that ability(¿?) for, sooner than later, get a job that involves it.

What else?? nothing more I think... oh, yeah, IT'S RAINING and it looks like snow... is not but, it's nice. ^^

What I've learn today: I like weird people and weird stuff.
XOXO

Safi.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Trying new things

I am very excited about this!!
This technic I want to try (I am gonna) is called needle felting. I first met with this beauties when I run into Fieltrunguis' blog a couple of years ago; her blog is so full of cute and adorable stuff. Maru (the owner of this lovely blog) is a great artisan who makes amigurumis and needle felted animals... I also first met with all the amigurumi theme with her blog.
Well, last week, just before I finish the first term at Uni I FINALLY FOUND FELT, which is the material you need to needle felting. I almost cry when I saw it... I think I was looking for it since a year and a half, or more! Immediately after I finished my classes I run to buy some light-blue felt, just enough to try this technic and see if I like it or if I'm good at it.

Now, if you're interested on how this needle felted toys, here there are some cute examples:













And this is like felt looks like and those are the materials you need to do this technic:














Alright. This is my post for today... I think (I THINK) tomorrow I'll put something about another of my passions: vintage fashion! ^^
Hope you like this!!

Today I've learn: DO NOT force a sewing machine futher than she wants to give for the day!!
XOXO
Safi.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Free as a bird


Well well, I'm back again... after (I think) a month without posting. You know why.
Today, lovely people I'm in the middle of my Winter Holidays. And what was up with me until today??
-Lost a course at Uni (laskdjklajsdlkas NOT my fault!)
-Presented three skirts at the Fashion designing course for which we used as inspiration "Tim Burton". So it was pretty goth and dark and Alice's style. GREAT SKIRTS! I gotta thank my friends Rosina, Belén, Micaela and Cecilia for those. Thank you girls!
-Bought many things, such as paper, colour pencils, markers and stuff like that so I won't get bored during holidays.
-Met my old Primary School friends for the um, "Friends day". Was absolutely fun!!!
-Draw fashion.... A LOT!!!! For which I used as inspiration: "What would I wear if I were a rock star..." and it came out from that a lot of lovely things, I hope one day I made in fabric and thread.
-Watch like a thousand movies (I am an addict).
-And now I am going to sew my "Bag of Ideas".

Well, I had a pretty indoors holidays so far... but! but at least I go out when going to the gym, right? RIGHT? :3
Anyways, I like it this way. Not going to the city like I do every single day when I go to Uni... I feel relax and happy and energic and I'm very inspired by everything. Very productive! I wish it was like this once in a while during classes... I wish.

Alright friends. I am going to try to sew my bag and then try to needle felting. Yeah!!!
With alllllll my love and great mood, Safi.
XOXO

Today I've learn: Sunny days make everything a bit more easy.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

"All yours"

Well, weather is just PERFECT!!! cloudy, windy and a bit dark already. Perfect for reading, watching some movie, drawing... relaxing stuff. Of course, I have a lot of Uni shit to do buuuut... in some weird way I have a renew energy to do all of them, even study.

This music video is from Eclipse'. I loooove this song (though my favourite from the soundtrack is "My love" by Sia) and the video is just great. Love Emily's hair, and the gloomy and blueish climate of the video reminds me of today... yeah, deffinitely. Oh, and the cottage where's Emily (the singer, by the way) is lovely.
Great video!

So, this is everything for now, I think. I won't write much about Eclipse' because I don't wanna be a spoiler... though I'll say something: Rob Pattinson's performance has improve A LOT! ^^

Today I've learn: some people think they know everything about everything.

XOXO
Safi

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Tryin'

I became one of those people that the only thing that expects from future is a problem or some mistake. God, that's nasty, horrible indeed! Why do I have to feel this way??
You know, even when I try to wake my energy up it is very difficult, it's like every now and then something happens and I'm down again, moaning, absent, invisible and being nothing. I hate me when I'm like that! But, here it comes again, the truth. "Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side It's the climb." Right???
Well, I'm kind of complicated lately... see?

Aaaanyways. I'm here to write that I'm trying and trying and trying. Oh and... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS!!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

Today I've learn: Argentina has heart (though I already knew that today I remembered!) XOXO Safi

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Drawing makes me good!

Things are not going as I was expecting them to go... NONE of them, NONE! And when I wake up happy and nervous and excited, thinking I'll get some good news, they fail... I fail. First I stay quiet, deep in silence looking at the floor or some distant dot in a wall; then, anger rise up until my neck and start getting all red. After that I just stop talking, walk away and start drawing with the music during my way home.
I learnt from last year that crying for this kind of shit doesn't work, it makes it worse... No, now I just let everything rise until my neck, turn red and walk away so I can draw a bit. Drawing makes me feel so good! Thanks.
That shit happened again today (two times in a week, I should be destroyed...) and my friends immediately told me to calm down... poor them, worried...
In order of WHAT am I going to do about all that shit (and the rest that is still coming) I don't know what to do. I'll do my best -as I was uselessly doing all this time- and if it comes everything wrong again I'll turn red and walk away silently every time until Holidays arrive to save my sanity. That's all, there's nothing more I can do...

One more thing, I'm no longer freaking out for Eclipse's release... my trying of NOT crying or anything ruined it. Sorry.

Now... gotta go and paint a bit, I have a LOT to do for tomorrow but I'm fed up for today, really fed up, so I won't die to finish everything.

Today I learnt: Drawing on the bus is so much fun!
XOXO
Safi




PS: Thanks for reading my complains... this is the only place for me to do so.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Rain rain rain...


Well, bad mood and depress are gone... I think. Nah, yeah, they're definitely gone! And thanks to Aslan, I'm smiling and happy and with a bit of more energy to do stuff or maybe just go on. What helped?? Well, mostly the freedom to have some free-bad mood time for a while and let it go slowly, but let it show and not keep it inside as I've been doing this whole time... is good to do sometime, it makes you feel lighter then. What else?? Music helped too, friends, buying the ticket to go to the FANtastiCON next Saturday, watch the new HP & DH trailer (OMRowling!!!!), family and gym... definitely gym helped a lot!!

Argentina 1- Nigeria 0
Not as much as I expected from the match but... hell I liked the team!!! They played like a real argentinian team, with heart and soul! ^^ Part of them, the rest of their soul and heart are waiting for the finals!!! :P

What else?? Oh, right, IT'S RAINING!!! So, I'm inmediately going to draw and read and then watch a movie!! ^^ Nice weekend I'm having... what about you??

Today I've learn: Maradona can do nice things! ^^

XOXO
Safi

Friday, 4 June 2010

Rollercoaster

It is important to hold a smile or keep going when you're in bad times, it's when it worth and counts as real smiles and real efforts. But... what if I don't want to smile? What if I don't care to look happy all the freaking time anymore? Or just make believe I'm always cheerful?
Well, I'm fed up. I'm tired of rutine, of my fake smile this past week when what I really wanted to do is shout and run away; I'm tired of studying when I want to make and do so many other things I couldn't during summer. Oh, shit, tired of not sleeping well at nights because I dream too much and I wake up tired and sweaty like I've been in a battle or something.
I'm so tired and fed up.


But then they show up. They come down at the exact time they should, like angels, and relief me of some of my... rubbish. They appear and make me smile and relax and stop thinking so much... And I won't say who they are just in case I ruin something magic going on with them and me, and this precise moment to make me cheer a bit. I'll just say: THANK YOU!!

Today I've learn: I'm not obliged to be happy all the time, I'm allowed to be blue. XOXO
Safi

PS: I'm a bit better, thank you very much!


Friday, 28 May 2010

Au Revoir Simone - Fallen Snow


V
ideos like this one make me wanna be in a forest drinking tea with cupcakes and french patisserie; and then go around running between the trees or serching for rabbits or playing hide and seek. Make me wanna leave a kite fly in the sky, or write or sew something... It makes me wanna...
I wasn't feeling well today, I felt like laying on my bed and sleep, just that... to rest. I wasn't tired nor anythign like that but I was feeling blue. The weather was cloudy and cold and a bit windy, just as I like it but it did not help, I wanted to be home... I think I was feeling insecure or frightened or something like that, with no reason at all!!! Poor of my friends that had to deal with my strange being today... sorry guys!!! :C

But now, after a nice nap, I'm so much better, not great but better. Maybe I'll do something fun... like sew my "Bag of Ideas" (that I was planning to make since last December!), or make the patterns, or draw a bit, oh, or READ!!! It's been so long since I read something with pleasure. I have to enjoy what is left of this Friday as for tomorrow I gotta do University's stuff... booooring!

So, message: Dear Weather Fairy, please make it rain tonight, give me some wind and a bit of a storm so I can ease my spirit and go back to my daily-smiling tomorrow. Thanks!

Today I've learn: Do NOT force myself to do stuff when I have not the energy to do it, it gives me fever.

XOXO
Safi.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

"... and I too suffer."

My English teacher gave us this to read and, well, I just fall in love with it... Hope you like it!!

What I have lived for
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knoledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy- ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness- that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last-- I have found.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which numer holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by opressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered to me.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) won the Nobel Prize for literature for his History of Western Philosophy and was the co-author of Principia Mathematica.


Well. I know what I think and feel about this, what about you??

Today I've learn: Dreams are a gift!

XOXO
Safi.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Gimme gimme gimme

Well, ABBA surely gives rythm to my day!!! They sound so great, so energetic and cool... makes me wanna dance! Yeah, dance... this is one of the few kinds of music that would make me dance!!! Weird.
ABBA has great songs, many many great songs, but for this reason or another "Gimme gimme gimme" is the song for today, funny (don't know how!)!! Yeah, I do know how and why... Rose knows. Give ya a hint: "bus-bishi"!!! :P
I'm planning my whole weekend for a special project I have to finish due Wednesday about a weird helmet with paintings of different scenarios, etc.

Big news: My mum finished editing my novel so I have to re-read it again (like for the sixth time!) and then I'll try to make it be published! I like the story very much and though it has some similarities with some books I love, it got my blood on it so it's very special and unique... I think. I just hope I'll have some spare time soon so I can re-read it, though that seems unlikely 'cause Uni got me by the neck. Furthermore, we're already at the end of May!!! Can't believe how time flew so fast... didn't see it... and as May is almost living us big exams are aproaching silently but scary. I'd like to have a whole week for doing nothing... or maybe read, yeah, read please! Start reading the books I bought at the Book Fair and which I haven't touched yet; I feel so horrible for this, so horrible!!

What else?? Oh, yeah,... found an interesting guy in the bus, saw him twice (he saw me as well!) though the second time I thought he was someone else so I pretend not to see him. Big mistake!!! I'm suddenly visible for some people that four months ago I would have being invisible for sure... Hum, don't want to think about that now. No.

Today I've learn: I'm so naif sometimes...

XOXO
Safi

P.S.: I want ice-cream!!!!



Tuesday, 11 May 2010

My secret place

Don't you ever wished you had a secret place where only you can go?? A place where there'd be all you favouriste stuff, all the things that make you feel confortable and happy and safe... a house or a cottage or a bedroom in a hollow tree, anything you imagine.
My secret place would be in a clear field between some little hills with apple trees on the top and a great forest, dark and mysterious. It would be a cottage, a small, cozy cottage with a lot of little windows and a round door like the one of a hobbit's house; and there'd be this bedrooms:
-One for sleeping (with a huge closet)
-One for painting
-One for photography
-One for writing
-One for designing clothes, and a library (of course!) a nice living-room with a fireplace, and a nice kitchen with pans and cups and dry flowers hanging from the roof. Oh, and I'd have my cat with me and also a brown rabbit and a ferret as pets. And outside, I'd have a tiny garden with raspberries, strawberries and carrots, tomatoes and potatoes (my fav fruits and veggies).
The porch from the back of the house would have three rocking chairs looking to the forest, where in the first big and old tree before the forest began would hang a swing which would only swing with the wind blowing from inside the forest... a mysterious swing.
Of course, as this place would be "my secret place" the only way to go in and out of there would be possible only by bike or by feet or flying... Anyways, it would not be easy to be found!

Oh, well, one day I'll live in a place like this. For now, I gotta go back to my homework ¬¬

Today I've learn: Some people should NOT be teachers, ever!

XOXO
Safi

P.S.: And roses, loads of roses would circle the my secret place, roses in the windows, by the door and the road.

Monday, 3 May 2010

THE PILE


Nobody saw us coming, nobody could ever guess that Dandelion Book Club would be this freaky, this bookaholic and this cool! Yes, we're so awesome!! ^^

This are my friends, this are the freaky friends of mine with whom I share my book love and my freakyness (does this word exist??). We are Dandelion Book Club and last Sunday we bought our first book to read: Wicked by Gregory Maguire (which we have two months to read and comment). My, the look from the women that sold us all the books was pretty horrible, she probably thought it was a joke... we took photos in the middle of the stand sorrounded by passers by that looked us just like the seller-lady. Oh, but we were so happy!!!!!!!!

We arrived at Buenos Aires around 12 and since then we didn't stopped to anything else but to look, search and buy books. The Book Fair (didn't mention that it was there where we were) was pretty crowed and we got lost from each other like a thousand times going here and there all the time but... we managed to buy a lot of good books, cheap ones, and laugh from each other's freaky shouts in the middle of everything. I was a great great great day, even though after we left our feet felt like exploding, the days was one the best ever.

And the books I bought were, well, THE BEST!!! I bought almost everything that was on The List I did... I found such treasures!!! ^^ My, I think in a moment I really freaked out and shout of happiness and excitement... XD

Oh, but the best part was when we sat in the resting hall and made a huuuuuge pile of all the books we bought!!! Everyone was looking at us like we were crazy but it was so much fun, SO MUCH FUN!! And after that, a little girl took a photo of us, of Dandelion Book Club, of us freaks!!

So, thanks girls for the awesome day, for the laughs and for being as freak and lovely as you are!



Books I bought:
-Wicked by Gregory Maguire
-Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
-Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
-Wuthering Hights by Emily Brönte
-The lovely bones by Alice Sebold
-The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
-James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
-The October country by Ray Bradury
-A series of Unfortunate events: A bad beginning by Lemony Snicket

Bookaholics at the Book Fair:
(three girls at the top from right to left)
-Agos
-Bisho
-Mels
(six girls in the floor from right to left)
-Meer
-myself
-Meli
-Mara
-Maca
-Suki

Alright, gotta go now and finish a loooot of homework from Uni.

What I've lear today: It's no fun to semi-fall sleep standing in the bus, no fun!

XOXO
Safi


PS: I love you Dandelion's Book Club girls!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Lights on

Well, everything goes well.
Until yesterday anything was Ok, I was feeling blue and down and... irritated without a reasonble reason. But today, after I met with my friends at Uni all that bothered me was suddenly gone and a smile bloomed in my face. I felt great, not happy but great.
I am great now.


What I've learn today: Talk between girls through notes during boring classes are really funny, and helpful!!


XOXO
Safi



Thursday, 22 April 2010

What a strange world...


Y
es, it is.
This is a comic by Liniers... I loooooooove them!!! He's a genious and his humour is great! He always draws this kind of strange characters with this strange lines; it's just awesome!!

Today?? Nothing out of the ordinary... Yesterday?? Well, a friend made me think I had a crush on my Scenography teacher (who's actually not a teacher but a student-teacher!)... anyways, it made me think a lot. About?? hum, can't say... this is not a bloody secret diary, God! Anyways... today we're gonna have pizza for dinner (which I adore!) and tomorrow I'll have my favourite classes: Fashion Designing and English. Oh, by the way, a native teacher from England is coming to teach us for like a month or so, I'm so nervous and so excited!!! ^^

People, today is Earth's Day! So please please please, at least, think a minute about it, about our beloved planet, our mother nature. Think, please, in all the things you do to help her and what else you can do. Please, think and do something. We have to keep it green and alive and great.


Today I've learn: Chocolate does cure the heart... sometimes.

XOXO
Safi

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Bohemian Rapsody


I'd like some of this, please!
There are days when I only think, I think all day and all the time... while I talk, while I smile, while I walk and while I sleep. Headache comes running then, or a worried face or a silent night in a the middle of this world so full of noices and sounds and voices.
Some days the only thing I really do is to think.

Interpreter: Declan Galbraith
Song: Bright eyes
From: The lovely bones


Today I've learn: Some things needs time.

XOXO
Safi

Saturday, 17 April 2010

It is very early!!

Hum, Hello there!! Well, I haven't post since... well, some time. So sorry. Uni got me too fast with a lot of things to do and I didn't want to be left behind.

Today, fellas, is the eighteenth birthday of a very important friend of mine. She is one of the friends I met through internet, through Narnia. I think it was two or three or four years ago when I met her and Meer and we liked each other almost immediatly; then we met Suki and after that we met face to face and then they came to my birthday and stay to sleep here and... well, a whole other magic and weird things that happened to us and that make us be the book-sisters!! ^^ (because we love books and we met through them also!)
So, Maca, have a GREAT BIRTHDAY!! Don't forget I love you, girl!! :D

Things from my life?? Went to the zoo last weekend with my cousins... I don't like zoo but it was fun just to be with my little monsters! ^^ Hum... it rained three days in a row here, I got wet and almost got a cold, but I didn't... why?? because I'm 20 years-old now and I'm invincible!! XD Oh, and yesterday I had F. Designing class and all the girls liked my drawings, my designs!!! O.O It was so weird, I thought I was like a wirdo there, I might be, yeah... but at least they liked my designs!! ^^

Anything else?? It's cold and it's Autumn... and I love it!
Have a nice day purple people!

Today I've learn: about "avios" which are the buttons or other little stuff that goes in the clothe... and I don't know their name in english ¬¬

XOXO
Safi.

Friday, 9 April 2010

First Fashion design class


Ok, at laaaaaaast I had my first Fashion design class today!! Yeay! ^^ I was weating for this like almost a year, since I found out last year that there were desgining classes in La Plata and it finally arrived the day I sit and learn about fashion.
Class: all girls, male teacher. He has his own line in Buenos Aires and he knows a lot... though he doesn't smile much and is a bit creepy for that. Girls, a lot and all talkatives except for me as always :P
Today's theme: quick fashion history (my! I knew all of that!! Thanks to movies and history books from high school! XD) and different kinds of fabrics... there are sooooo manyy!! O.O
Homework: make four random designs, easy! And classified different fabrics: not so easy!

I was so nervous and happy to go, to finally learn how to design because though I draw pretty well and know something about colours and matchings I need to know how to combine, and fashion history and about trends and marks and lines and designers. So, well, we'll see what comes out from this... I hope it is a Spring-Summer collection worth to try to do it! ^^

Not much else from today. Gotta go to the gym now and then come back to make pizza!!

Today I've learn: Oh, a lot about fabrics that I didn't have a clue! ^^

XOXO
Safi

PS: What would you like me to design for you???

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Significant, actually!

Today I went with my friends to watch Remember me at the cinema. Sad, very sad story. But it is about this quote that I want to write about: "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it", a quote prom Mahatma Gandhi that it's very repetitive in the movie.

I don't agree.
I think everything you do is significant because it touches others and it touches you. I mean, every action in our lives have consequences on everything that will do also in the future, everything counts, everything matters and everything is significant to our lives and the lives of others that could or could not depend on us. People are important as individuals and as groups. Of course it is very important that you do this things, it takes courage to walk every day, to breathe and to smile, also... but it isn't insignificant because it matters, you matter, I matter, we all matter. Maybe it is time to understand this: it is both important and significant that we do things. Everything can change from our decisions on.

About the movie: Rob Pattinson can act something that isn't Edward Cullen... great to know! Also, Emily de Ravin acts really good as well but her american accent wasn't the best. And... well, Rob Pattinson was freaking gorgeous in the movie!! ^^


Today I've learn: Drama movies+ice cream matches great!!

Quote I DID like from the movie "If you could hear me, I would say that our finger prints don't fade from the lives we've touched."

XOXO
Safi.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Dragonflies

It is very weird to come home and find that the sky is full of dragonflies. I came down from the bus and I saw that millions and millions of dragonflies were flying everywhere... I walked home like a maniac, watching the sky and the little flying bugs that seemed to announce the rain that it's yet to come.
Here, at 18:25... the sky is getting cloudy.

Over the past years this dragonflies and the fireflies and the butterflies that used to colour the seasons, especially during summer, started to disappear leaving the trees without their wings sound, or the metal colours of them also... It was so sad. But now, this appearence... well, it's just wonderful, and even better than that because this new clouds of dragonflies means that Mother Nature wants us to still live with her, she still wants us, she still loves us. I just wish everybody else knew this. You know this, don't you??

Now, please, do me a favour. The next time your walking or in the bus or in the train or in the car, please, watch the sky, seek for dragonflies, fireflies, butterflies and all of those little and significant things that Nature gives us to enjoy and to take care and to love. Please, watch, seek, and love.



Today I've learnt: blue is my favourite colour for drawing illustrations of little girls.

Be good, be kind, be happy.
XOXO
Safi.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

"...other time when I would only read..."

Singer: Regina Spektor
Title song: That time

Today I've learn: My uncles can be real children when they play football with my little cousins ^^


XOXO
Safi

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Easter Eggs


Yesterday I went to my uncle's home and after they had lunch (me and my sister already had eaten) we drove to El Tigre where we had a beautiful breakfast in a kind of restaurant that was like an old old old pirate place, and there were this ancient boats made like tables where you can sit and have a cup of tea; and also there were hundred of chairs in different colours and different drawings on them: spoons, flowers, sheeps. It was really beautiful, just be there having my cream coffe and a brownie by the side of the river... ^^ And when we went back to my uncle's home (really late at nighe) I made pizza: pineaple pizza (from my aunt and sister), just cheese pizza (for my sister and my cousin), tomato pizza (for me, my uncle and my aunt) and mushroom pizza (idem!)... it was soooo delicious. I've never made pizza and it turned out pretty good. Now that my mum found out that I can bake pizza she wants me to make some next weekend...

I made Easter Eggs yesterday, also. And today we decorated them. Pretty chocolate things!


Today I've learn: some pencils just aren0t made for drawing, they're made for writing.

XOXO
Safi.
Happy Easter!!!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Sleepover and Design

Well, I missed a post. It's OK right?? Because I have more things to write about now...

Yesterday I went to pick up my cousins from Kindergarten, then I brought them to their home, fed them and help Juan Cruz with his math homework. After that, I took the bus again (third time in the day) and went back to the city to met my friends. We met, went to the University to see our timetables for next week and then we took another bus to my friends house where we'd have our sleepover.
We ate, watch films: The Others and Cirque du Freak; we played Wii and ate again. During the night we also told Eclipse's story to Mels and Bisho who hadn't (and won't) read the book, and stayed awake until 6 am... when I told everyone to go to sleep because they already looked like zombies. The next morning after we woke up, we took breakfast and then played Pictonary while laughing of the lack of hand to draw some of the cards... Me and Mels were winning but at the end we, somehow, lost ¬¬ After that we watch Hide and Seek (while shouting to Meli who screamed every time and scared us ¬¬) and then had pizza and empanadas for lunch; then we entered to Shelfari and made or book-to-buy list for the Feria del Libro (Book Fair) that will arrive this 22nd of April... aklsjdlkajslkdjalskjdlkasjdlkas!!
When the afternoon arrived my friends and me said goodbye to Meli and went to the city where Mels and Mara walked with me to see if I get a spot in the fashion design course and I GOT IT!!! My Aslan, I was soooooo happy, so so so so bloody happy!!! XD Now I can do what ever I want and finally put in practice everything I draw and design with the right measurement... which I don't know... YET! Well, after this euphoric happiness, I accompanied my friends to the Japanese course talk, and there I met my friend from school with whom I talked and talked and talked. Just being there with all the students made me want to go back to study japanese... but I really can't right now because I'm already with my CAE (Cambridge Advanced English), the gym and now the Fashion design course, so...

Well, this two days went in a hurry but they were so great, so bloody funny!!! Now I have to prepare for the begining of Uni classes and start studying again.

And this is everything for today. Have a great Easter season!! and eat a LOT of chocolate! ^^

Today I learnt: One noght with the King movie sucks!!


XOXO
Safi

Monday, 29 March 2010

Give blood and give life

Today I woke up really early and went to the hospital. What for?? To donate blood.
Since I turned eighteen (two years ago) I go every year to the hospital and donate blood voluntarily as a gesture and thanks to mother nature to let me live an other year of life. I mean, we laugh, we walk, we love, we listen to music, we do a lot of stuff and sometimes we don't realize what a hard work is to be alive, or the value of our existance, the value of our breathes, our hearts, our minds. So, every year, after my birthday I go to the hospital with my dad and we donate for someone else we don't know but who could really need us.
Also, every time I go to donate I faint very easily. BUT TODAY, people of the world, I didn't!!!! I did a lot of mental effort for not to look at the blood or even the needle, and at the same time I was thinking "I'm a Gryffindor, I am not weak, I'm a Gryffindor!"; and after that worked out pretty well, I started inventing a song that helped me calm down. The nurses looked at me weird :P but I was making myself together so I didn't care.
Walked out from the hospital really proud of myself for not fainting and thinking that maybe turning twenty gave me new super powers. Is it possible?? :D

What I've learnt today: I'm A+

See you soon, dears!
XOXO
Safi

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Autumn leaves

I adore Autumn. I love how everything radically changes in nature during this time of the year, how browns, reds, yellows and oranges come out from trees, grass, flowers and even the sky itself. Oh, the autumn sunsets are just the best in my opinion; so worm and peaceful... the perfect moment to read or draw outdoors, or just sit and listen to some of your favourite music.
Also, during autumn I feel happy and joyful almost every day. I like wearing woolen hats and scarves and gloves and coats. I feel like I also wear the trees that leave their leaves fall to the grass everywhere painting the ground, making an amazing collage, or that this cool new air brings me perfums from far away, from some cold and yellow land where irish lullabies sounds while the sun goes up and down in the horizon.

One of my birthday presents was a box with a painted Gryffindor crest (my friend painted it!!) and it contained a book: The Alchemyst by Scott Michael (which I already started reading!), and I had to decide what would I use the box for. I wanted it to keep something valuable, so at the end I decided I'll use it to put the books I'm reading at the moment so they won't lay on my bedroom carpet, and when I put them inside (I'm reading three at the time) I felt this Harry Potterish feeling that I was actually the owner of a Gryffindor trunk like the one Harry uses!! ^^ So magical... and then I remembered that with my friends wanted to go to the Wizarding World that will be soon be opened its doors!!! I wish we had the money!

Anyways, today was a nothing day... nothing extraordinary happened nor I did anything special; so this autumn-Harry Potter-books theme is everything I'll write for today, until tomorrow.

Today I learnt: I like the convination of green and fucsia.


See ya soon, lads!
XOXO
Safi.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Day one


A couple of days ago my English teacher asked us to write about friendship, just an opinion. I felt it easy, like I knew what I was writing about... today I realized I was wrong. Why?? Because I felt it much more close, much more true!!! ^^

In my first day of 20 years-old I cried... wanna know why?? Because I was saying goodbay to my book-sisters, my (I know this now!) Soulmates! I missed them so much even when I could still see them through the window of their bus, I smiled but then I cried of happiness and because I was already missing them. I know I'll see them soon (We already arranged something!) but it was so great to have them here, in my home like we were truly sisters, talking and laughing and everything. A long birthday day but so short at the same time.
We found each other about two or three years ago through a common interest: Narnia. And now we are like this inseparable... it's so weird, so magical and special, just like them.... just like all of us.

New friends, old friends, soulmates, family and a lot of sweet food for the tea party made the perfect birthday for me, the best in my twenty years of life. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
And you know?? Things like this, days like this make you feel so great, and happy and like there was nothing wrong with anything, like everything is perfect... I guess that's what birthdays are, for reunite with the people you love that makes you feel like this: big and full.

This is everything for now. See you tomorrow falks!

Today I learnt: I hate goodbyes.


Love and kisses, Safi.

Friday, 26 March 2010

20 years-old

Today is my birthday. Today, twenty years ago at around half past five in the afternoon I was born in the hospital of my city, La Plata. Wow, twenty years ago!! I'm two decades old!!! ^^
Sometimes I feel very sad because I feel I haven't done anything for this world I live in, I feel so useless... But today, in some odd way, I feel I'm just a few minutes old, I feel new and ready to help and see, and read, and paint and listen to the world. Idealistic, I know.

In a few minutes I'll take the bus to the bus station to meet my friends and kipnap them and bring them home to my tea party. I already put on the decoration (a mix between the circus, Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland), the food's ready and my house is clean... Oh, right now I'm alone here and again I'm sorrounded by this odd silence broke only by "Married life" from the movie Up... beautiful! Aunt, cousins, uncles gonna come later here, it's gonna be mad! A mad house, a mad tea party with mad people!! :P

Ok, I think this is enough for today. Tomorrow'll write again and the next day as well and so on. But today, people from the world, I start my new blog with my new thoughts, my new feelings and all the things I'll start learning from now on.

Today I learnt: There are this tiny little white spiders in my garden trees and I SHOULD NOT get close to them... they jump.


See you soon. Kisses, Safi.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Sugar Footsteps

Ayer vi "Julia and Julie" y como dentro de 43 días será mi cumpleaños nº 20 me dieron ganas de empezar un blog acerca de las cosas que vaya aprendiendo desde ese día en adelante, y así, más adelante poder leer cuáles eran mis sueños y si se volvieron realidad, cuáles eran mis metas, mis pensamientos, etc.
Voy a intentar escribir todos los días pues voy a llevar a cabo una sección al final de cada posteo acerca de lo que haya aprendido en el día... asi sea lo más ridículo del mundo, porque todos los días se aprende algo nuevo ¿no? Y me gustaría leer más adelante cómo es que fui... creciendo (si es esa la palabra).

Entonces, hoy creo este blog llamado SUGAR FOOTSTEPS pero la gran inauguración será el 26 de Marzo. Por cierto, el nombre del blog lo elegí porque me gusta el azúcar y porque pensé que sería lindo esa metáfora de huellas de azúcar, dulces así sea que nuestros pies nos lleven a situaciones malas o buenas.

Besos y... ¡nos vemos el 26 de Marzo!
Safi.