31 mayo, 2012

Federico

Dear everyone,

This is Federico, my new housemate.

Hello everyone!


He is cloudy-blue eyed, adventurous and energetic, and has the loveliest chocolate-vanilla/cappuccino coat.

He loves sleeping, exploring, toilet paper rolls and having his chin scratched. He dislikes loud noises, getting trapped and early mornings.


(Isn't theis the cutest tail ever?)

 I’m sorry the pictures are so low quality, but he never stops moving unless when asleep and the pictures were taken with my smartphone… And I really wanted to share this!

Until next time.
God bless,
ღ Leticia

20 mayo, 2012

The little prince: a sky with no stars


We don’t think much about the rose once the little prince leaves her behind…



We get distracted by all the things he does then, but what about her?

El Principito: un cielo sin estrellas


No nos paramos a pensar mucho en la rosa cuando el principito la deja atrás…




Nos distraen todas las cosas que hace él a continuación, pero ¿y ella?

15 mayo, 2012

My sketch framed


Do you remember this sketch?

The poor thing went through a little trouble lately.
Last month I send it to be framed for it to be a special present for someone but some things happened and I decided to destroy it. My family, however, took charge of it without telling me and put it in this beautiful handmade frame. They brought it back home today:




They make me feel so treasured…


God bless,
ღ Leticia

14 mayo, 2012

El Principito: el jardín ❁



[Nota: Destacado en el Fan Art Friday #2 en The Little Prince Official. ¡Muchas gracias!]


Llevo trabajando en esta pintura en mis trocitos de tiempo libre desde mediados de Enero. Ha sido la pintura en la que ha sido testigo de la vivencia de una herida muy profunda en el corazón.



 Pero sucedió que el principito, habiendo caminado mucho tiempo a través de arena, rocas y nieve, descubrió por fin una ruta. Y todas las rutas van hacia los hombres (…) Era un jardín florido de rosas (…) El principito las miró. Todas se parecían a su flor. (…)Y se sintió muy desgraciado. Su flor le había contado que era la única de su especie en el universo. Y he aquí que había cinco mil, todas parecidas, ¡en un solo jardín! (…) "Me creía poseedor de una flor única, y sólo tengo una rosa ordinaria (…) no hacen de mí ciertamente un gran príncipe...". Y, tendido en la hierba, lloró.
- A. de Saint- Exupèry, El Principito, Capítulo XX.


Me entusiasma El Principito, y siempre he querido re-ilustrar la historia de acuerdo a los ecos que resuenan en mí con su lectura. Me vino el boceto de esta primera pieza con un estremecedor momento de la nueva serie:

(Perdidos en un laberinto de rosas)
Zorro: ¡Esas rosas tienen espinas!
Principito: Es su modo de poder defenderse.
(…)
Principito: ¡¿Qué quieres esta vez?!
Serpiente: ¿Yo? Quería sencillamente decirte que admiraras las magníficas rosas que tienes alrededor. ¿Sabes muchacho que, si lo deseases, todas podrían ser tuyas?
Rosas: (susurros)
Principito: Pero yo… Pero yo ya tengo mi rosa…
Serpiente: ¡Pero sólo es una! Es muy poco… ¿no? Aquí las hay a millares.
Principito: … ¡Son magníficas! ¡Miles de rosas!
(…)
Zorro: Sí… ¡Pero tu rosa es única! Ella te enseñó Principito, y tú también a ella.
- El Principito, episodio 8.



La serie me parece encantadora, aunque a veces parece que se les olvida el libro… Resulta flojita por cosas como la simplificación de la Serpiente en villano o que Zorro sea casi siempre un mero personaje cómico; pero tiene elementos muy agudos como la inclusión de las Ideas Negras (yo uso ese mismo nombre para referirme a los pensamientos que me empujan a la desesperanza). De lo que llevo visto, esta secuencia es con diferencia lo mejor. Paré el episodio y la volví a ver tres veces antes de seguir…

Por eso quise empezar por éste dibujo. Refiere al conflicto esencial del libro, que se explicita en los capítulos XX y XXI.

The Little Prince, the rose garden ❁



[Note: Featured in Fan Art Friday #2 at The Little Prince Official. Thank you!]


I have been working in this piece in my bits of free time since January, and it has been the piece in which I worked through while my heart was deeply wounded and changed.



But it happened that after walking for a long time through sand, and rocks, and snow, the little prince at last came upon a road. And all roads lead to the abodes of men. (…) He was standing before a garden, all abloom with roses. (…) The little prince gazed at them. They all looked like his flower. (…) And he was overcome with sadness. His flower had told him that she was the only one of her kind in all the universe. And here were five thousand of them, all alike, in one single garden! (…)"I thought that I was rich, with a flower that was unique in all the world; and all I had was a common rose (…) That doesn't make me a very great prince . . .". And he lay down in the grass and cried.
- A. de Saint- Exupèry, The Little Prince, Chapter XX.


I love The Little Prince, and I have always wanted to re-illustrate the story according to the echoes it awakes in me.
This sketch came to me while watching an amazing moment of the new series:
(roughly translated)


Fox: These roses have thorns!
Little prince: It is their way of defending themselves.
(…)
Little prince: What do you want this time?!
Snake: Me? I simply want to invite you to admire these magnificent roses around you. Do you know boy that, if you wished it, all of them could be yours?
Roses: (whispers)
Little prince: But I… But I already have my rose.
Snake: But it is only one! It is too little… isn’t it? Here you have thousands of them.
Little prince: … They are wonderful! Thousands of roses! (…)
Fox: Yes… But your rose is unique! She taught you little prince, and you taught her.

-The little prince, episode 8.


The new series are lovely. Weak in some ways, like the simplification of the Snake in a villain or the change of character of the Fox into the comic relief; I feel it forgets about the book sometimes… It has, however, some interesting things, like the inclusion of the Dark Thoughts (I give that same name to the thoughts that push me into hopelessness). This sequence is the best thing from all I have seen so far. It had me stopping the recording and watching it over for three times before going on with the episode.

That is why I wanted to start with this scene. It refers to the essential conflict of the book, which is showed during chapters XX and XXI.