wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world

wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world
foto x arnaldo @MMXIproject
A couple of summers ago, coming home from class, I took the subway with a friend and I told her I was trying to start a blog... then I also told her how time consuming and addicting it had become, and that I was wondering if it was something worth doing... she laughed and asked me to let her know when I was done and give her the"link" so she could read it. Then she left and I kept thinking...why? why should I do this ?

Technology has taken us to a new level and we are now, able to "publish ourselves"! PUBLISH OURSELVES however we want to; if you want to be yourself, transparent and out in the open, or even if you want to pretend to be someone else... YOU CAN! Now you can blog and share your thoughts and experiences with people without having them "altered" by the editors, or "chosen" because of how cool or marketable they are...

This space is for us to share; zaidibirindilindilandia-my own little world, my ingenious- and your thoughts!

welcome, and thank you!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Park Slope.5th ave BID.zaidibirindilandia's 1st outing!

set up shop @ the market

park slope's 5th avenue Business Improvement District organized an art sale with over 85 artists registered to sell art including photographs, oils, ceramics, drawings, jewelry, wearable art and more.

zaidibirindilandia was one of them-and we made this event our first! I had been prepping stuff for the shop and had sales already, but the last time I sold art on the street was about 5 years ago at Martes de Galeria, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. a bit nervous, but going. I only slept 3 hours the night before-i had to stay up making business cards(which I had to do twice because at 4:00am when i was saving the file my mac decided to crash), cutting earring "hangers" covering them with paper and newspaper, finishing headbands, making price tags, notching, etc...

thank goodness Don offered to drive me- and at 11:30 I was there and set up! It was a gorgeous day at Washington Park, sunny finally( this has been a fake summer) and I was ready. Unfortunately, it was a really really slow sale. I only sold ONE headband- to a colombian grandmother/granddaughter who made my day!

sushi for lunch -been craving them for forever- and at about 3:00 my friend/illustrator Mr. Roman Sharf showed up to sell his thingies as well. I helped him set up, and went back to my station. It was a bit disappointing, but It was a one time event and not very well advertised- so I took it as training. To end the day "con broche de oro" Christian Castro and Charles(friends from FIT) stopped by and chatted/caught up/spoke about italy,puerto rico and art/ hugs and fortune tellers. The support of friends is like gasoline-it keeps you going!

6:00 came! ... Don picked me up again-home I went and slept for 12 hours-I honestly do not remember A TIME in which I went to sleep at 7:00pm! I cant think about that... I seriously CRASHED. and it was good to blackout/recover. Sunday was a good day- we drove up to Hunter Mountain to pick up Mr. ITEN.

great weekend:

  • revisited Calder
  • BBQ-ed,
  • cleaned and
  • wrote ♥ B-DAY letters, and broken ♥ B-day letters,
  • watched a movie
  • stayed up philosophizing w. mr. Iten
  • ...
  • SLEPT again

NEXT DAY I found out I was unemployed. BUT I made french toast and "posed/modeled" for DORIANO while he sketched/portrait-ed me. HE was able to capture me... and people's reaction asides from amusement- "how did you ever get her so quiet"? ... PALS: I can ponder and write. I was not quiet- its just - my loudness was being expressed with ink instead of vocal chords. I'll let you see the drawing later.
at least a peak! >.<

1 comment:

  1. "The support of friends is like gasoline-it keeps you going!"
    Very wise words Zaida. I have high hopes for you and your art. Can't wait to see you again : )