Friday, September 07, 2007

Un pedacito de casa...

Un pedacito de casa..., originally uploaded by magusita.

Chocolates, galletas, chifles, caramelos, bombones, dulces clasicos, entre muchas otras cosas que nos trajo mi Papi en su visita. :)

Faltan en la foto:
- Media docena de quimbolitos
- Dos pasteles traidos directamente de Cyrano (incluyendo un pastel de avellana - mi favorito!!!!)
- Un paquete enorme de tostado
- Un paquete gigante de chochos frescos (yuuuummmm!!!)
- Una tremenda funda de habas tostadas
- Varias funditas de habas dulces
- Caca de Perro (para los ignorantes, los ecuatorianos nos referimos con 'caca de perro' al mani enconfitado)

Yum, yum, yum ... todo muy rico :D

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Questions about life

These are my answers to the questions that James Lipton invariable asks his guests in the "Inside the Actors Studio" show.

This won't be the last time I answer to this question. I plan on coming back and answer to them again some time in the future, just to see how life changes me and how it doesn't.


What's your favorite word?
M: Crescendo

What is your least favorite word?
M: Axila

What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?
M: Having the strength to chose what I want

What turns you off?
M: Fear

What is your favorite curse word?
M: Joder/Fuck <--- I actually use both of them quite often ;)

What sound or noise do you love?
M: The sound of rivers running

What sound or noise do you hate?
M: People's angry yelling; babies crying.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
M: Professional Photographer

What profession would you not like to do?
M: Being a nun.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
M: Come on in! You've just made it in time for supper! :)

People I'd like to meet

1) Jude Law - Because he's so fucking handsome
2) Ira Glass - Because I like the way he thinks and talks
3) David Sedaris - Because he's one of my favorite writers
4) Jerry Seinfeld - Because I've had a crush on him forever
5) Madeleine Albright - Because she's a strong woman
6) Ellen Degeneres - Because she's funny and smart
7) My great-grandmother - Because I've heard she was amazing
8) Annie Liebovitz - Because I love her art
9) Isabel Allende - Because during my teenage years she was my personal icon
10) My boyfriend's grandfather - Because I think we would have understood each other well

Monday, September 03, 2007

Talking about craftiness...

Guaguas de Pan (Bread Children).
This was an experiment we worked on for Eastern. I followed a recipe found online and the rest was pure imagination. Please note that my bread children do not look at all like the traditional ones - the bread children made by the experts have clover for eyes and are not as colorful as these ones. Still I believe it was a very good try and although it took me about 3 hours to make just two of these, it was worth the hard work as they were very soft and tasty.

Sugar Cookies.
We love baking cookies on the weekends. There's something special about getting together with my boys, preparing the dough, and then cutting the cookies and decorating them in different colors and shapes (my brother and I usually do this together, and we just let our imagination fly when it comes to the decoration).
In this photo you can see a couple of cyclops, a vampire, and a teddy bear, but this is not all - in our repertoire we've seen reproductions of the Hulk, a few cylons, murdered teddies (with blood running from the foreheads), hungry dinosaurs, little men post-surgery, and the likes.

Crochet Totoros
I believe you've seen these ones before. These are my Totoros which I made thanks to a wonderful pattern by
Heaven's Hellcat. I've been hooked to the art of crocheting since I started working on these creatures, and I believe these won't be the last you'll see posted in this blog.

I got into knitting thanks to my girlfriends in London who were very skilled knitters and patient teachers and took it on their hands to teach me how to work on the basics of this art. Since then I've made innumerable scarves (which are mostly worn my boyfriend, my brother, and myself) and a green hat that came very handy in the cold mornings during last winter.
The scarf in the photo is an experiment which turned out very nice. I found the instructions online on how knit cables and since then most of my patterns have had one or many of them.

Although is not the art that I'm the best at -and I'm still in diapers when it comes to it- photography is probably the artistic hobby that I enjoy the most. I still need to get a decent SLR of my own and keep experimenting until I get to produce decent photos, but I guess it's all a matter of perseverance.
As I said before, I'm in diapers when it comes to taking photos, so please be kind with your criticism - which is always welcome, by the way ;)