Sunday, October 30, 2005

Tree 3 (someone stop me!) and Argentine Restaurant

Someone stop me! This is addictive, I can't stop and I enjoy it so much. But I think this is how far I got for today. I have some work to do (papers, cleaning, etc.).

I should be taking a nap right now. Today for lunch I went to a new Argentine resaurant in Minneapolis. It's called "El Gaucho" and they opened about 20 days ago. I had a "parrillada" (an argentina type of BBQ). I haven't had that for 3 years! My stomach is a little confused and trying to figure out how to digest so much meat. But it was all so yummy!

Tree 2

Even before I started thinking about studying or what to eat, my hands were working on my tree. All the base shape is covered now, so it's time to put some color.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Tree 1

It's alsmost time to go out dancing and I can't stop working on my new tree. It was supposed to be a simple tree for one of the stories that I will be telling to my first and second graders. But the tree started to get more complicated and know I am much more involved with it. The core structure is wire but the body is felted wool. It's one of my new passions: felting (needle felting to be more specific). This is what it looks like so far:

Friday, October 28, 2005

My new muse: Juana

Last weekend I went to see an argentine artist, Juana Molina. I loved Juana when she was a TV comedian (Juana y sus hermnas). She is really talented. But now she is not acting any more; she is a musician. It was great to be able to see her concert at the Walker Art Center. She does great music (with multiple layers of synthethizer, vocals and guitar) and her songs can be funny, poetic or reflective. I can say that I see her now with new eyes... or new ears.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Testing/Pushing the limits

I remember my father told me once "You need to stop!". I never really listened to him. I might need to reflect on that more but for now all I know that I keep puting myself in situation where I test or push my limits.
Just look at this:
* Friday and Saturday (7th and 8th) I went to Iowa to present "Bailemos Juntos" (now online ) at the IWLA conference. Not only it went very well and I had a lot of fun with my friend Kika, Alicia and Luz, but also our presentation was chosen Best of Iowa. We will be presenting at Central States, in Kansas City, MO, March 2007.
* Sunday I opened my new show "aphasiatica: duet" at the Bryan Lake Bowl.
* Tuesday I subbed for Rached (the 5th grade teacher). I would normally only teach 3 classes on Tuesday, but yesterday I taught ALL Morning Lesson and 5 classes after that. Even more, then I had to go to school that nite.

This coming weekend I'll be hosting at Patrick's Cabaret and performing Sunday and Monday at BLB.

Still moving on!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Thanks SKY!

I want to give my big thanks to SKY IOUAN, who took pictures and design my postcard for "The Adventures of Don Quixote". He also prepared some of them for my website

You can see Sky's work at


This is the second chance I have to see Cirque du Soleil live, in Minneapolis. Last show was "Allegria". Honestly I think "Allegria" was much better, but still everything that CDS does is outstanding! I was really impressed with the mechanical system they have in "Corteo" to bring lots of angels from the sky. They use them for other effects, too. My favorite was the upsidedown tightrope walker. Very nice touch.
Like that last time I saw them, many memories from childhood came to my mind. I used to watch CDS on TV all them time when I was a kid.