“Art is what makes life more interesting than art.”
Do you know fabulous Minirelli? Promoting kids creativity and development? You’d better check out her amazing blog! And guess out: she nominated me for the Liebster award! This is going to be f-u-n! Thank you Minirelli!
There are a few rules:
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
- Nominate 5-11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
- Let the bloggers know you nominated them
- Give 11 facts about yourself
- Give them 11 questions of your own
Let the fun times roll!
- If you could be any animal what would you be? A cat. If I’m not already one.
- What inspired you to start writing a blog? It was actually iHanna’s blog and a challenge she took couple of years ago to work daily on a certain project. I thought: why not trying to blog everyday on something that I love? That’s how Photolicioux came to life 🙂
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? NYC.
- What is your best skill? Photography/Fine Arts
- What makes you the happiest? Love, sun and seeing people smiling. Art. Coffee. (my) Work.
- What has been the funniest thing you have ever seen? A friend laughing so much that he stopped walking, embraced a light pole and hit his head against it. Repeatedly.
- If you won the lottery what would you spend it on? Studies, art, travelling.
- What is your 5 year plan? Getting a PhD in Fine Arts. If the ‘getting famous’ plan fails 🙂
- What has been your biggest achievement? Being awarded a one academic year long artistic residency.
- If you could speak another language what would it be? German.
- If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take? An encyclopedia (big, fat one), my diary (with a good supply of pens), wine.
And now… I nominate:
The Raven’s Nest
11 facts about me 🙂
- Summer is my favourite coulour 🙂
- I could move in an art gallery or a library at any time. Ok, bookshop, too. At least, if it has a coffee shop.
- I cannot have enough of Louise Bourgeois.
- I’m crazy for Greek olive oil, garlic and tomatoes.
- One of my favorite writers is Henry Miller. Another one is Pedro Juan Gutiérrez.
- I always have to push myself to dress up. It doesn’t come up naturally 🙂
- I think people should smile more 🙂
- I’m pissed when somebody would say I’m intense. But I’m intense and trying really ‘intensely’ to be so, too. (bonus: I never lost the teenage desire of schoking, sorry! but I work on hiding it)
- I have a ‘thing’ for both Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon.
- Meeting my partner was the best thing happening to me 🙂
And now I get to ask:
- What inspired you to start writing a blog?
- Do you believe art should be (socially, politically etc) engaged?
- Which are your favorite art websites/blogs? (as many as possibile, pls)
- What about your favorite artists?
- And writers?
- How/Where do you find your inspiration?
- Which are the things you couldn’t make it without?
- What is your favorite way to spend your free time?
- What is your biggest achievement?
- Which is the biggest criticism you’d be giving to yourself?
- If you could turn back time, what you’d be doing differently?
Can’t wait to read your answers!!!
“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
“In fact,” said Mustapha Mond, “you’re claiming the right to be unhappy.”
“All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.”
“Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen to-morrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.” There was a long silence.
“I claim them all,” said the Savage at last.
Mustapha Mond shrugged his shoulders. “You’re welcome,” he said.
Excerpt from ‘Brave New World’ selected by Ebony Therese Pearl Secombe
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.”
Please join me on Thursday, 27 March, at Verge Gallery 17:30 to share a drink and an opinion on my latest photography installation, “There’s a Mirror where Man comes to Cry”, as part of the “Art from the Heart” exhibition 🙂