Friday, 24 May 2013


Tomorrow "Stage Craft" at YMCA Carlisle from 1 to 3pm. Let's have some fun and relaxe :D

For more information and to view more taster session


Yesterday was another “Words for Wellbeing” at YMCA Carlisle. We had several exercises and I choose this one                as the best example. We had to choose from several different names and pick one and create a character with that name. Here’s my story:

My name is Igor Kasparov and I’m a father, a grandfather, a husband and a very curious man. I’m 70 years old and I feel I’m getting younger ever day unlike my friends. I remember the first time I crossed the sea, I was only 7 years old. And it became my passion. I was determined to be a sailor man. And so I did. My parents were very upset to see me go, they were very poor and need my help with their land, they lived of it you see. But the desire of sea was burning in my veins. So I left with the promise I would send them money. The sea was magnificent, the adventures that I lived mainly because of my stupidity of being too young and too curious. Visit different lands, got into contact with different people around the world. Seeing many different and marvellous animals. Made good friends. Some of them accepted me as one of their own, as their son. Some of them wanted me to marry their daughters and one day I did. She was the most beautiful woman I ever seen. Indian by blood, long black hair, mild brown skin. She was wearing this turquoise sari. But the most extraordinary thing was her striking green eyes. What a magnificent creature.

We got married and I settled in her fishing village. Where I helped the community with the provision of food and I had a little boat. Along the years, my favourite time  was when I was in that boat near the coast and I could see my beautiful wife playing with our kids in the warm of the beach sands.

Do bear in mind that this texts are done in 5 or 10 minutes :P


 I choose the second drawing that I've done.

I took a lot of pictures... But there were only two on my camera... I'm confused about what that hell happened :(

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


 Today starts the ten week course "Drawing from Life". At YMCA Carlisle from 1 to 3pm.
 I'm going to help Becky with the portrait and figurative. Can't wait.


Yesterday was the first day of rehearsel for me.... Love it.
Never though that playing a cow bell with be so fun.
It was FUN

Monday, 20 May 2013


Last saturday taster session from Creative Weelbeing was "Found Object Scultpure".
Here's the photos of my works followed by photos of the other artists.

 The Beach


Tree of life

Friday, 17 May 2013


  Tomorrow at YMCA Carlisle "Found Object Workshop" from 1 to 3 pm with Ben.
  Can't wait :P


Second exercise was to continue a text – Guided visualization. So you won a holiday in a beautiful house in a perfect location and the owner left you a notebook so you can use it as a journal and start to write every day what happens at your holiday.

“I think I have to start this writing saying how surprise I am with this gift. What a weird and uncommon present. A notebook for me to write a journal!!!

Well, having that said, this is a beautiful house. When I google for houses with lakes to rent for a small holiday I was enchanted with this one. That photo with the rays of sun touching the roof, butterflies everywhere, the forest surrounding it so green, full of life and that lake also touched by those rays of sun, glittering, so peaceful. I was hooked. Didn’t want to choose any other and had my decision made. There was a part of me that thought I was being tricked that that photo was not real, it was Photoshop...

To my big surprise when I arrived here, the all region seems to vibrate with life. I was brought by an old wood wagon with a horse, like you said you would arrange it and the man give me this massive old key that made me giggle and thinking how would I walk around with that key on my jeans. After we said our Farewells I stayed still watching him going away. A small breeze lifted and brought this wonderful smell of flowers and when it touched my skin it was warm. So I decided it was time to pick up my luggage and start walking to the house. Had to walk for a while but it was all worth it, the birds sang all the way there, they were so many, brown, red chests and many others. Beautiful songs.”
To be continued


“Words for Wellbeing” how I miss it last week.

                Yesterday we did three exercises and had a new “mindful writer” on the group.

                I have chosen two.

                This one is about a pair of dark green gloves and I had to made-up a character for that pair of gloves. And this is what came out of it:


“It’s my first trip to Paris, I’m really excited for the first time on my life. What a privilege I was given... to study with the best contemporaneous masters of figurative painting. Including a special visit that no one is aloud too, the Louvre vaults, where they keep the some masterpieces hidden from the common eyes.

This morning I was ensure about what to wear. It sounds ridiculous I know. But I was so nervous that it all became complicated like dressing myself. So I choose to put my lucky, lucky gloves, the ones that I was wearing when as soon as I arrived home I received the phone call. So with them on, everything else seemed to fit naturally.

This gloves seen a lot, grieve, happy times. They were passed to me by my grandmother. It feels that they’re magical, as a magic wand. They make everything better.

So here I go with my magical green gloves walking around Montmartre, visiting the old art market, where the colours dance and sing to our souls. Where the smells of oils invades our imagination. Where the souls of the old painters haunt, trap in their love for art.”

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


  Tomorrow at YMCA Carlisle "Words for Wellbeing" from 10 to 12pm. Show up it's brilliant :P


 Yesterday I went to Preston with a friend to take care of my National Insurance.
  Preston it's really nice. Love seen all the foreigners mixed with the natives. It's pulsing of life.
  Sad was traveling the day just for a 15 minutes interview.
  Another sad thing was being stuck in a train because a fretel train had a malfunction and was in front of us.
  So we left Preston at 16:43 only to arrive at Carlisle at 20:10. And that made me miss the rehearsel for the Parade.....I was so upset.

Sunday, 12 May 2013


   I'm going to start practicing to be part of the Multi Cultural Bazaar Parade at the Carlisle City Centre on the 6th of July from 12 to 2pm if I'm not mistaken. How cool is that ???


  We had, not surprising at all, a great time :P
  The instruments were plain crazy and just the way i like them, hand made.
  All the serious faces was due to the level of concentration. We are proud in what we do.
  Here are some photos.