February 01, 2012

February- The Month of Love

February, the month of amor. As you know by now BB doesn't look at life in the typical or "expected" way. To most, February brings thoughts of Valentine's Day, presents, boxes of chocolates, sweethearts and romance. JU SO FONII!!!  Por fa people, if I had to wait until February for my sweetheart to romance me, give me presents or chocolates, we wouldn't be sweethearts for too long! Nope, for me the whole month of February is about love.  I know, you're waiting for a story about the grandbabies here aren't you?  Not happening, at least not in this post... but we've got 29 days this February so you never know.

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...    John Keats 

I love art.  I love how it enlivens ones surroundings and emotions.  Yes there are those who say art should make one think, an intellectual statement, a provocation to react.  Naaaahhhhhhhh-  nada de eso.  Too much thinking brings gray hairs- and I've enough of those thank you.  Encircle me with art that makes my heart sing, reminds me of the beauty of the world, of its existence, and of the promise of its continuity. Of course, being BB this may encompass many styles and subject matters, but for now let's start with the beauty of nature.

Morning Glories

Bello.  This would be the yin side of Babushka.  He manages to portray the vibrancy of life while also the sweetness of subject and gentleness of a natural style  - excelente.  
So Bohemian, so BB.

Talk about Yang for the buck!!  Hablamos about vibrancy- between the colors, the lines and the subject (and those who say coffee is not nature have never seen the beast that is BB w/out her cafecito) this is an artist who gets my Cubana side. 
Bailando just looking at this.

The beauty of balance

Bird of Paradise 3

Cuban Coffee and Lime- Red

Spanish Shawl

Vibrating passion and life while "just being"- 
that is my final destination. 

 These paintings make it seem possible.  To live, to love- this is art.

Babushka Besos a Todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.   If you enjoyed the works of the above mentioned artists- who I thank for their permission and contribution- then please visit their sites. I never did like the phrase "starving artists"; it's so un Cuban Grandma...

 P.S.P.S.  There's a saying "Por el amor al arte" which means to do something because you love it, not because of monetary gain. I received no monetary compensation and literally posted this por el amor al arte, but should any of the artists want to send a print of their work BB won't say no.    ; )

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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