Monday, November 23, 2009

Vissi d'arte # 9 : Let the movie heals your soul

Some people might be looking for some kind of therapy for their weary souls.

Some try retrail therapy, letting money wash away all worries.
Some try alcohol, letting the chemistry in their body lead them into a wonderland of thousands of fireflies and blur images.
Some try music as it's considered the first-aid of all malaises.
Some try driving fast car, books, eating, etcetera.

I am also among those "some" who are trying to find a peace of mind. And I've chosen 'film therapy'. To me, I breath inspiration, I live inspiration and I love inspiration! So when there are few to find in real life, I turn to films.

The time when you watch a movie is like spending 2 or 3 hours watching the lives of the others. During that time, you'll be allowed to forget who you are for a moment. At first you'll be left in an exotic land with unfamiliar people and foreign melody in the background. Then, little by little, you'll become accostumed to those people, places and music. You'll hear their words, understand their ideas, and finally learn their lessons. And in the ends those people will lead you back to reality with new concepts in your mind about whatever thing you've been looking for. You'll hear the sound of the ending and it will keep sounding in your head for a long while.

That's the sign of the arrival or inspiration for me.
Interesting, isn't it? This kind of therapy.

Now if you are looking for some inspirational movies, I suggest you try "Elizabethtown".
Everything is there for you; exotic places, inspiring people and music.

In search of a good soul remedy such as inspiration, you'll need a good map. With one in your hand, you'll never get lost!

"Don't forget, 60B!"

What about you? Tell me in what movie you've been wandering to find inspiration.

Enjoy the show,

Eva S.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vissi d'amore # 8 : Passion for blank space

This Vissi d'amore is about my notebook collection!
Yes, I love notebooks coz i love to write and draw something on an empty paper. Even now there's an immense blank space called "a blog" for me to write whatever I want without wasting another tree in the forest, notebooks still have more charms for me as inspirations always come to me when staring at a blank paper than a blinking cursor.

This one is the notebook and agenda all in one with collection of paintings of a scottish painter Jack vettriano,one of my fav contemporary artists.

You know, I even own more notebooks than reading books!
I'm always easily drawn to a nice designed notebook.

This one looks like an antique pocket book to me. If only I could finish the story i've been writing...

This one is very cute with a cartoon of a lone french woman telling about her story on the road. See how nice the graphic on the paper is! How cute!

the collection of korean notebooks with the pics of Rome,my always beloved city on the covers

And there are many times that I buy one without knowing what to write. Sometimes I buy a very beautiful notebook that I don't want to write anything on the paper coz i'm afraid to ruin it.

This one is an-antique-like mulberry paper notebook, very beautiful. It's the crown jewel of my collection. I bought it 3 years ago from a bookfair and even now it's still all blank.

Inspiration, for me, to write or draw or create something has never dried out eventhough there are times that inspiration is hard to find.

My diary used to be a notebook as thick as a very big business organizer diary

I buy a notebook for someday I believe that there would be something; some ideas, some drawings, or some stories that are worth keeping in such a special notebook.

So I wish my story inspires you in some way. Search your desk drawer, maybe you'd find your forgotten notebook with something in your head to write.

Sweet dream,

Eva S.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vissi d'amore # 7 : Winter's playlist

This winter is all about good attitudes toward life, creativity, inspirations, also about finding who I really am so that I can make my perfect plan for the future and getting through tough times with my brightside ideas!

This "Vissi d'amore" is about Music as it's another thing that I can't live without and my Ipod Touch has become the love of my life!

And when I combine these two things together, music and my favourite season of the year, I come up with my winter playlist! And here are the songs that I will sing to the world in the cold breeze! And of course, I've put many songs that I like but are not related to the concept of the season!

I gotta feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Free to be - Sonohra
Live High - Jason Mraz
The ballad of Gus and Sam - Ferraby Lionheart
Scegli me - Finley
Faith ( George Michael cover) - Smash!
Man in the mirror - James Morrison
Salvami - Sonohra
F**k you - Lily Allen
Jesus of Suburbia - Greenday
Our lives - the Calling
All we are - OneRepublic
Good girls go bad - Cobra Starship
Sunshine - All-American Rejects
Do me a favour - Arctic Monkeys
Part of the list - Ne-Yo
Strawberry Swing - Coldplay
Cinpuemila Mini Mani - Sonohra
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
Hum Hallelujah - Fall Out Boy
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Collide - Howie Day
Take a picture - Filter
Falling in love - McFly
Happily Never After - Nicole Scherzinger
The air we breath - Figurines
La meme histoire - Feist
You belong with me - Taylor Swift
No surprises - Radiohead
Friday I'm in love - The Cure
How to save a life - The Fray

Have a great week!
Eva S.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Vissi d'arte # 8 : How do you interpret art?

I've got an inspiration from Special selected topic class again! It's been the second time already (the first one was the entry about an italian proverb). So now I can say that it's not just a normal class after all!

Anyway, how do you interprete an art? That's the question I've been asking myself for a long time now. It's an objective matter. The only way to know what a piece of art wants to tell you is to go ask the artist himself!

Art interpreting has been my hobby since I've taken the italian art class last year, followed by History of western arts and art appreciation last semester.

But this one is interesting:

Picture credit:

This is the illustration from newspaper in Italy around the 60's. It's the photo of two italian cyclists, Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. In the pic, it's said that they are sharing a drink in the middle of the road in Italy's most anticipated cycling competition,il Giro d'Italia.

And what makes this photo special? Here it is, this pic, according to my teacher, has been the discussion for almost 40 years about who was the one who passed the drink and who was about to take the bottle? Was it the man in the front who passed the drink? Or was he trying to grab the bottle from the man behind?

As the two cyclists are already 6 feet under! and how can we find the witness of that events? Chissa?

Now I have something to think on the bus on my way to the university!