the cheese party

how does that sounds?

- no, I think there will be not cheese dancing but probably the sheep will do it!
With the approach of the weekend and the craft fair - with local products, such as cheese, honey, bread, and so many other tasty treasures - I'm getting this 'nervoso miúdinho' with so many things to organize and to create a better view for my artworks.
There will be also the local producers and artisans, doing their exciting activities (at least for me they are) around the cheese making process as shorning the wool and show cooking.

Testing the artworks placed on the giant wooden hoop that I found in Renee's etsy shop. Love at 1st sight for this size, someday I'll be screenprinting and embroidering bigger hoops.

the details - must be everything clear and organized



Dear Mountain:
This year you have been a shelter.
A hard winter on heavy rains, climbing rocks and herbs to reach the roof, a difficult summer making deals with the sun to not dry out all the vegetables, however the most precious year & air, where a move is a breath of life and beauty, knowledge and essence.
I feel richer than ever, finding my way in this meaning of life.
If you laugh I laugh,
If you spin I would spin,
If you cry I'll cry.
thank you...


native trees & the new portuguese law

trees to restore the fields

With the new law recently approved by the portuguese -corrupt- government, having these native trees makes me look like a criminal, having to report and request authorization. On the other hand, to plant exotic and in some cases invasive trees do not require any authorization. It's the absolute opposite of what they should be doing, it's profit over people again and again. In a few years, we will become more consumers than producers, which serves the purposes of the ruling corporations, since the reduced biodiversity of such exotic landscapes only leads to the road of depletion. Consumers of what? Everything, except for eucalyptus paper pulp. We'll eat paper like goats when they have nothing more. Depletion of the natural resources is the ultimate goal of all the economic lobbies that pull the strings of our puppet decision makers, because their hunger has no limits. It's business as usual, rain forests in Brazil or mediterranean forests, it doesn't matter, the few beneficiaries will continue the destruction, with the help of the locals. Just as in Africa, the poorest will see it has a way to put food on the table, acting and thinking in short terms like the ones in power, but unlike the fortunate ones, they have a good explanation, they're dying. Well, there are people dying of many needs, some are dying to have the latest I-poop, others are dying for a meal.
This is too serious and I'm sad. If I need to be an 'ecological terrorist' 'Let it Be' - let's bomb with native seeds!


still around

Almost a year but I'm still around with the needles and ink.
A lot to write, to show. Many changes.
Living surrounded by trees and the natural things, almost without signs of civilization, enjoying it.

Drop Girl and Kite - one of the latest embroidery works mixing screen print and hand embroidery