happy blogiversary!

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9 years of blogging… Wow!

I started my first blog in November 14th, 2005.

A lot has changed since then. First of all, the language. From Spanish to English.

I’m no longer using Blogspot (then¬†Blogger) neither Tumblr, I’m now using WordPress.

I’m not only a blogger now because I also, and mostly, use my blog platform to share my illustrations.

I’m not living in Buenos Aires anymore, neither I’m single nor a student. I moved to Brooklyn, NY; San Francisco, CA and now I’m in San Bruno, CA. I became a Psychologist and a Project Manager Specialist; I’m¬†married and¬†-the most significant part of my life- I’m a mom now.

Being a blogger got me together with some new people who even became friends. That was good.

Even my nickname has changed. As many others, I couldn’t resist to look at my past posts¬†so I, once, deleted my entire blog.

Anyhow, I managed to keep the records of that first blog. So here it goes, that post from November 14th, 2005, an ode to Buenos Aires (in spanish, sorry!).

Comienzo este blog con una dedicatoria a la ciudad en la que armé mi lugar -al menos hasta ahora- Buenos Aires.

Desde que recuerdo mi entrada a la adolescencia, siempre supe que una parte de mi vida trascurriría en esta ciudad, algo de eso que llaman destino, eso que te está esperando o tan solo una elección.

Y Buenos Aires tiene “ese no se qu√©…”Buenos Aires es invierno, es mi ventana, la √ļltima y la m√°s linda, con un balc√≥n con sol, un caf√© en la mano y alg√ļn tema nacional y algo de ese sentimiento de por un ratito sentirse ser parte de algo, en este caso de un pa√≠s llamado Argentina.

Buenos Aires es mi casa; es una copa de malbec y un cigarrillo… un tango y esa sensaci√≥n imposible de expresar en palabras, aquella que tenemos quienes vivimos solos en alg√ļn momento de nuestra vida.Buenos Aires fue fr√≠o, fue lluvia y calor abrasador de cemento y subte, fue conocerme. Tanto as√≠ que disfruto tanto lo que m√°s voy a extra√Īar de ella… ese oto√Īo que me seca la piel y la primavera que me da alergia, pero que florece en las caras de la gente cansada, gente que trabaja, en todas partes y con trabajos ins√≥litos.

¬ŅQu√© me llevo? Mi cuerpo, mi alma, mi subjetividad forjada en estos siete a√Īos de esta ciudad, por siete a√Īos m√≠a.

Me llevo el amor de mis amigos, mis experiencias en este lugar y tu aroma:: aire de invierno, de nostalgia y humedad.


Posted by pumpkincita to fragmentos de vida at 11/14/2005 12:43:00 AM

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Happy blogging!

hello fall, illustration and promo

Yes, you might already know it: I love fall.

I grew up in a city where autumn lasts only one or two weeks and I believe that might be the reason why I love fall so much: scarcity.

When I lived in¬†Buenos Aires, I enjoyed those cool fall mornings that¬†even when¬†the sun is there, it’s barely¬†warm.

Then I lived in Brooklyn, New York. I don’t have¬†to say anything more about the season and the city¬†because that might be¬†“the”¬†season to appreciate¬†the¬†stunningly beautiful city at its best.

Everything about fall is just so pretty: the colors, the clothes, the weather, the fruits and veggies… And fall has that smell that it’s been my favorite ever since: cinnamon.

I want to tell you also that to celebrate¬†the season, there’s¬†a¬†promo available now at my online shop: FREE Worldwide Shipping*! (Promotion expires November 9, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time.¬†*Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Rugs)

Access to promo here.
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