The Art of Jerusalem

Jerusalem art for peace
Picasso once said, “Todo lo que puede ser imaginado es real” (Everything that can be imagined is real). So when Ahmad and Oren imagined a safeguarded space for citizens of Jerusalem where they could express themselves through art and leave behind any cultural, political or religious differences, they made it real.

They first found a rooftop in no man’s land in the old city of Jerusalem. A misused space full of garbage somewhere in between the Christian, Muslim and Jewish quarters. Anyone who has visited or lived in the Holy City, will know that the population usually stays around their own neighborhood and rarely intertwines with their neighbors. So, to find a place which is easily accessed from the different quarters appears to me like a sign that this project, called Jerusalem Art,  was simply meant to be.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT THEY DID!

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Inspiring Work From Creative Mums and Dads

creative mother baby photos

When you are kid, everything is possible and magic happens everywhere. While you are asleep your dreams might come true, your toys come to life… I remember I used to tell my little sister that dwarves existed and lived behind the electricity installations’ small doors. And she believed it.

Some parents decide to bring magic into their children’s lives in an incredible funny and creative way. I’ve selected three of my favorite mums and dads and their inspiring imagination.

Wengenn in Wonderland

Using cloths, stuffed pets, toys and construction paper, Queenie has created fascinating backgrounds and disguises for her little kid, Wengenn. In her album there are over  30 pictures of little Wengenn sailing like a pirate, acting in a circus, capturing stars… a world of magic.

creative mum pictures of baby

creative mum  robot baby

Sandwich Art

Starting in May 2008, illustrator and graphic designer, David Laferriere, has been drawing on his kids’ sandwich bags with a Sharpie marker. He makes each drawing  just after he finishes the sandwich. He has been taking a picture and upload it to Flickr where there are over 1,100 pictures already. A great way to brighten up your day! MORE THIS WAY!

Stuff we learn the hard way

Ever since I was a little girl I remember feeling sad and disappointed with my friends from time to time. I’m this kind of person who acts exactly the way I feel and have never understood hypocrisy. What you see is what you get, for better or worse.

As you grow up, you start to think you might have to change your attitude towards people and start building barriers, or keep some kind of distance.

Create a protection so that every time a good friend lies to you, disappears for no reason, stops answering your texts or calls, goes away and doesn’t contact you again, starts a relationship and stops needing you or simply pretends that, what you thought was a real friendship, never happened, it doesn’t hurt as much.

Here’s an abstract of a comic strip from one of my favourite comic artists, Alex Noriega (check his Facebook profile pictures whenever you’re feeling down), published in his blog Stuff No One Told Me ( But I Learned Anyway) that summarises it in a perfect way: COMIC THIS WAY

The Art of Life

Art of life

The art we use when sailing / Avoiding storms or confronting them / This is the only meaning of life / Because life itself is only a parenthesis / in the middle of nothing.

Juanjo Sáez- El Arte

This is my favourite page from a fantastic comic book by Juanjo Sáez.

I always think that I spend most of my time confronting the storms, instead of accepting them as they come and even taking profit from them. I wish I had more art sailing in this ocean of life