Tag: creative arts

Moments blog

Moments blog 

My name is Marta Pombo Sallés. I come from Catalonia and I am a German and English teacher working in a high school near Barcelona. I have been teaching both languages since 1990. Both at work and in my free time I always feel the need to create things.

This blog is about what I do at certain MOMENTS of life, basically in my free time. I mainly write poems, sometimes a few short stories, and I post all this with photos I take. I have written a few literary reviews and have occasionally posted some of my dancing.

In 2015 two important things happened in my life. The first one was that I made friends with American artist-writer Mario Savioni,  whose blog I strongly recommend. Here is the link: Mario Savioni blog

Meeting Mario meant recovering things that I had neglected a bit in my life like my love for arts and literature. I started to read Mario’s poetry and short story books and ended up reviewing his 5 self-published books till now.

While I was in this process I had a compelling need to write. I showed Mario some of my humble poems and short stories and he was always very supportive. He even helped me reedit a few pieces. By that time, December of 2015, my father died. That was the second event that made me keep on creating whether it was dancing or writing. This formed part of my healing process after the loss of my father.

In 2016 I started my blog with the help of a friend who works in the field of computers.Then I noticed that what basically led me to start blogging was the self-healing effect and pleasure this whole process was having on me.

My main motivation has not changed since starting. As I said before, blogging for me is basically therapy and pleasure. I have crossed paths with many talented bloggers and this sharing has a karma effect of giving and taking, which I strongly believe is what life is about.

This blogging experience is highly rewarding in terms of feeling much better psychologically speaking, and also, being able to help others feel appreciated and valued for their great talents.

In sum, I have learnt a lot about other people’s lives, thoughts and feelings, about their excellent creations, mostly literary works.

Shared by: Marta Pombo Sallés

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Alchemist studio blog

The Alchemist’s Studio documents my journey with clay and experiments with the raku firing process.  Raku firing creates one of a kind glazing effects known for many dramatic patterns, textures, which adds an element of unpredictably.  For many of my raku vases, I also create a story that relates the piece of pottery to a myth or legend that the pottery evokes for me.  Art and creativity are a playful outlet for me, and my blog reflects this.
There are many exciting plans for the studio this year, including launching a line of jewelry and functional ware!  We have also just launched our Youtube channel – The Alchemist,  which will eventually be home to many videos documenting my work on the pottery wheel, firing and sculpting.
I have been inspired by my passion for art and creation and love of pottery to share my journey as a potter and the joy of working with clay!