The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.
Old Chinese Proverb
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”Rabindranath Tagore
“Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.”Juvenal
If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.”~Aldous Huxley
The Borda Garden is one of the most famous monuments in Cuernavaca, it was the residence of rich families since the colonial times, it was chosen by its location beside the Cathedral of Cuernavaca and by its main road (now Morelos Avenue); this road comes from Acapulco, crosses Cuernavaca, Mexico City and ends in Veracruz.By this road passed the richness the Nao of the Orient brought to New Spain and also was the residence where many famous travelers were lodged. Don Jose Borda was the builder of the residence, he also donated to Taxco the beautiful Santa Prisca church and its Parvis Square. Don Jose de la Borda used this residence such as rest home and rest of silver caravans that came from Taxco to Mexico City.
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what's going on, but it's representative.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his/her portrait.
Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent
gobiernofederal al GDF. Que se diviertan mucho, nos desearon a coro todas las autoridades.
Shalalá, el futuro es milenario–, la quema de 17 mil petardos (uno por casi cada dos muertos de la guerra calderónica) y el desfile de los ejércitos que en otros siglos nos invadieron fue una revancha y una burla, una afrenta a los sentimientos más profundos del pueblo y una disculpa a las potencias contra las cuales nos hemos rebelado.
Que sea maldito interior y exteriormente. Que sea maldito en su pelo. Que sea maldito en su cerebro. Que sea maldito en la corona de su cabeza y en sus sienes, en su frente y en sus oídos; y en sus cejas y en sus mejillas; en sus quijadas y en sus narices; en sus dientes anteriores y en sus molares; en sus labios y en su garganta; en sus hombros y en sus muñecas; en sus brazos, en sus manos y en sus dedos, y en todas las vísceras de su cuerpo. Que el Hijo del Dios viviente, con toda la gloria de su majestad, lo maldiga, y que el cielo con todos sus poderes se subleve contra él, lo maldiga y lo condene. Amén.
gobiernoespurio, llena de angustia, de alarma y de urgencia por organizarse y actuar para detener esta debacle. ¿Quién dijo que
hacer cine sobre el narcotráfico es reproducir la mierda? El infierno, con las soberbias actuaciones de Joaquín Cosío, Damián Alcázar, Jorge Zárate, María Rojo y Ernesto Gómez Cruz, es una película extraordinaria. Ahora bien, si ustedes quieren reírse un poco más de nuestra pesadilla cotidiana, no se pierdan el espectáculo que Jesusa Rodríguez presenta hoy a las 19:00 y los próximos jueves, viernes y sábados a la misma hora en el museo Universum de la UNAM. Las crudas del bicentenario es una nueva joya del teatro de cabaret. Y si no, como dicen los columnistas que toman refresco sin hielo, al tiempo.
|Independence Angel / Angel de la Independencia|
|Independence Heroes / Héroes de la Independencia|
|Preparing the mediatic show for the celebration of the bicentennial of independence|
|Transport (at Zocalo)|
|Mexico upside down|
The informal sector is economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government, and is not included in that government's Gross National Product (GNP), as opposed to a formal economy. Examples are barter and gift economy.
Although the informal economy is often associated with developing countries, where up to 60% of the labour force (with as much 40% of GDP) works, all economic systems contain an informal economy in some proportion. The term informal sector was used in many earlier studies, and has been mostly replaced in more recent studies which use the newer term.
The English idioms under the table and off the books typically refer to this type of economy. The term black market refers to a specific subset of the informal economy in which contraband is traded; where contraband may be strictly or informally defined.
Given the complexity of the phenomenon, the simplest definition of informal economic activity might be: any exchange of goods or services involving economic value in which the act escapes regulation of similar satchel acts.
In developing countries, the largest part of informal work, around 70%, is self-employed, in developed countries, wage employment predominates. The majority of informal economy workers are women. Policies and developments affecting the informal economy have thus a distinctly gendered effect.
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Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. ~Edgar Degas
It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work. ~Henry Moore
An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? ~Pablo Picasso
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. ~Michelangelo
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. ~Henri Matisse
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand
|Please, don't invade my space,|
I'm celebrating my independence,
see, not collar!
|Flamingos. Mexico City Zoo|
A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, "Wish you were here."
|Virgin Iron Sketch|