Monday, May 14, 2012

The Migration (AKA: tonight I bid farewell)

From now on you will find me here:

Attachment grows
Hard to part with my old home
Sentiments come and go
Under this roof I found myself
Inside these walls I broke the shell
Evolution calls
Possibility grows
I found my place
I found my own
Tonight I bid farewell with lyrics
Tonight I play this song

"Tonight, Tonight"
Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change the less you feel
Believe, believe in me, believe
That life can change, that you're not stuck in vain
We're not the same, we're different tonight
Tonight, so bright
And you know you're never sure
But you're sure you could be right
If you held yourself up to the light
And the embers never fade in your city by the lake
The place where you were born
Believe, believe in me, believe
In the resolute urgency of now
And if you believe there's not a chance tonight
Tonight, so bright
We'll crucify the insincere tonight
We'll make things right, we'll feel it all tonight
We'll find a way to offer up the night tonight
The indescribable moments of your life tonight
The impossible is possible tonight
Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight


Sunday, May 13, 2012

You're in Milwaukee, off your feet

What to do when a tune invades your head?
You've had front row, prime time, and flavor of the month status before
No one called for an encore
Why are you back?
Who's playing you now?
Are bouncing off and back your laid out plans?
Pause, pause!
#NP no more!
(I wonder if it would fit within the multi headed thing).
You mean the title, the place, not the face... 
Who's driving today?
Faster or slower when it rains?
Looking out the window, didn't notice at first
It was pouring the other way
First lane distinctively
In June I shall escape
This dark night of the soul.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Esta vez en español (Yeei!!!)

¿Qué estoy haciendo aqui? - se estarán preguntando, mientras yo extiendo la alfombra roja, les digo a los paparazzi que se controlen un poco, y los meseros empiezan a repartir copas de champaña.

Esta artista les quiere hacer una invitación super especial. En Junio estaré recorriendo más de 12 estados en carro, partiendo de Miami Beach hasta Mount Rushmore (así es, tengo una morbosa curiosidad por ver esas cuatro cabezas gigantescas talladas en la montaña).

Desde hace un poco más de 3 años tengo el antojo de hacer uno de esos viajes a los que llamo "plan sin plan". Sé que quiero llegar del punto A al punto B, pero en un recorrido que da tantas vueltas como una chupeta de feria de comiquita. Decidí que éste sería el verano perfecto para hacerlo, pero no quería que fuera un simple viaje así que decidí convertirlo en un proyecto artístico-antropológico y social a la vez.

The Road Less Traveled es una aventura en búsqueda de lo que no se me ha perdido, pero más que todo de inspiración, a través de la cual abriré una ventanota a mi proceso creativo y a todas las anécdotas que inevitablemente acompañan a este tipo de monstruos de mil cabezas.

¿Un monstruo de mil cabezas? ¿No ique se trata de arte? - Mi proceso creativo consiste en crear mientras consigo la inspiración para crear. Es como una ola que quiere llegar a la orilla para reventar, pero en la mitad de camino va arrastrando arena, empujando surfistas, mezclando pescados y revolcando niñitos.

Todo esto quiere decir que va a ser una GOZADA de proyecto, en el que estaré improvisando cada día y compartiendo a través de mi Facebook, Twitter (@JOJAPIPOSA), Instagram (jojapiposa) y Pinterest (jojapiposa) TO-DO lo que pase.

¿Cómo hago para formar parte? ¡Dime, dime, dime! - Desarrollar un proyecto de este tipo conlleva una inversión. Por ello decidí publicarlo en, para invitar al mundo entero a que colaboren a cambio de una serie de premios y de 3 semanas de pura acción.

Para entender mejor por qué quiero comer patilla en Mount Rushmore hagan clíck aquí. No sean tímidos, y envíen cualquier pregunta que tengan y la responderé.

Gracias a por la promoción a través de su recién estrenada plataforma   :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Who is Ines Silva? and, what was I doing at her studio this morning?

Record, film, document! We must, we must, we must! - That's what I told this unpretentious Geometric Art sculptress when I stopped by her house a couple of nights ago to have some peas for dinner. True story.

I couldn't pass this opportunity to be part of this artist's creative process, at least as an observant. Ines is in the middle of preparing the pieces for her first European solo show this coming fall. You can read all about her work when YOU CLICK HERE!

Ines, do you need my help? 
LOOOVE the sketches! (wink, wink... hoping to get one as a birthday gift).

Monday, May 7, 2012

JohAlice in Wonderland

Some of us gathered last week for my unBirthday party celebration.
It was going to be a small, quiet affair, but it turned out to be a heck of a bacchanal feast.
I SWEAR I only invited one guy, but everybody showed up!!!

***When unexpected visual accidents like these happen, attention must be paid (and images must be shared).***


Have you backed this creative project yet? What are you waiting for?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Nothing is sweeter than venturing into the sideroads - #TRLT

In case you haven't heard, I've been promoting the multi-headed artistic project called The Road Less Traveled on kickstarter
It will be the artistic adventure of the summer and I'm inviting everyone to join me during it. The Road Less Traveled is an art project turned adventure, filled with lots of improvising along the way. Creating while looking for inspiration in order to create is the process I usually go through. I have decided to open a window into this intimate part of my modus operandi and share every single step I take.

The concept behind all of this is to take myself out of my comfort zone in order to reach new levels of creativity. Sharing doesn't come easy to this artist...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Super Wallcast, Supermoon

(A collaboration of lyrics with No-Hint).
The fools moon by the supermoons

With a brigth side on your wide open eyes you bring us all apart by our own inner tides.
Silver platter serves us more
Deserving evening
Search your soul
Notes are playing while I float
Ground me later
Off I go
Tell me moon where we go ...should I play it as we go...
Leave me blind by the light that you stroke on us tonight

(The rest we won't share).

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone because this Supermoon deserves immediate attention.