Once upon a time...

Once upon a time there was a girl that discovered she liked creating. She lived for creating.

This girl knew she wanted to use her life for making things and, somehow, help others. Maybe teaching, making them discover, making them think or encouraging them to make things themselves.

She wanted to make things and make others feel.

These thoughts had arrived to her through all the books she had read, from all the good moments she had lived with them. "I wish I could make something like this to make someone feel like I feel now" she thought. And she decided she would become a writer. She wrote pages and pages with her thoughts and stories that motivated her. She filled blanks everywhere in between lines.

Later on in her life, she learnt how to read properly. She read the big ones in History and learnt that not only words have meanings but also blanks and in between lines. She learned stories are hiding and building everywhere....

While learning how to read she also started to learn how to look. Someone put a camera on her hands and suddenly she understood that she could not only write those stories, thought, feelings with words, but that she could also write them with light and create images. It was magic.

She then started finding her own path with light as it is something you need to learn you mould and get used to. The same way she preferred some authors over others, and some words to express herself, she needed to learn the light she was feeling more comfortable with and over what she wanted that light.

But creating is not something easy. Creating implies time, effort, all you have got inside you sometimes.

This girl grew up and live became more real, more independent or, actually, more dependent. She was more dependent on making a living out of something for being able to create. But time shrunk little by little, and motivation sometimes was not showing up at all. She grew up and thought she had to give more time to that "dependent" thing in order to buy herself some time and some tranquility: being independent. 

She needed to be dependent in order to be independent.

Does that make any sense?

This is the story of this girl right in this point in her life. When she realized she wanted to go back to her stories, her words and her light. 

The dream of this girl was living out of making, creating. 

It's going to be tough and hard sometimes as this girl knows she lost the track a little bit. She does not know how to follow the path any more and needs to discover new light and new words. But she's going to work hard to achieve that. 

She tried some times in the past, writing others' stories and just painting others' light. But in the end she felt it was not making HER story. She's now going to find her own way and her own path. And this blog is going to be a witness of all that as, TADAAAAA, that girl is me. Surprised, huh?!

I'm going to be posting about thoughts and ideas, discoveries and how to's. Maybe it's not the best way, but I'll be working to find it, don't worry.

If you made it to this sentence here, thanks for reading. It really means a lot to me. And if you have any questions or you want to say "hi" or any other thought, do not hesitate to contact me via comments, contact area in the web or writing to hola.emmaespejo@gmail.com. It may take me a while to respond but I promise I will.

This will be a new chapter, please, don't let that dreamy girl down.

 

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París es una fiesta

El pasado sábado fue la inauguración de mi exposición "París es una fiesta" en la galería/peluquería Room28 en el barrio de Gracia, Barcelona. La podéis ir a ver durante este mes y hasta mediados del siguiente en la calle Llibertat num. 28.

De momento no tengo ninguna foto del evento pero todo llegará.

Os dejo con algo mejor. ALGUNAS de las fotos de la exposición :)

Gracias a todos los que pasasteis a compartir ese ratito conmigo, por vuestros comentarios, las risas y los abrazos. Fue un placer estar rodeada de todos vosotros.

Os dejo con las fotos, la historia (porque hay una historia) seguirá expuesta. Y quién sabe! ya estoy tramando algo nuevo :)

 


L+S: Sesión de pareja en la Costa Brava

¿Quién dijo que hay que tener veintitantos para hacerse una sesión de pareja? 

Las fotos nos guardan recuerdos a lo largo de toda nuestra vida.

Aquí os dejo con esta sesión de pareja de la que me enamoré, en la costa brava, justamente en el Cap de Creus, con una luz preciosa y un atardecer de verano de esos infinitos. 

Recuerdos...

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Who said you must be in your 20s to get your own couple photoshoot?

Photographs keep our memories throughout our life.

Here are the photos of the couple photoshoot I fell in love with, in Costa Brava (Spain), right in Cap de Creus, with such an amazing and beautiful light in one of those endless summer sunsets.

Memories...


The Artist: ComaJoyas

Os presento a Claudia y ella es el alma de ComaJoyas.

Claudia trabaja cada día en su taller de Gracia, Barcelona. En un rinconcito en un edificio lioso lleno de puertas, escaleras y pasillos, que esconde una de las luces más tranquilas y conmovedoras que he visto. Se respira paz y sueños, la gente que por allí se pasea crean a cada minuto y es un rastro que dejan dibujado al pasar, cuando te miran y se van. Y Claudia es una de ellas. Concentra todas sus ideas en esa habitación, dos ventanas, y cuatro mesas (dos de ellas para tratar los metales, una para cada metal) y ahí es donde los sueños se hacen realidad.  Piezas hechas a mano completamente, con formas únicas, sus acabados únicos, sus texturas...

Mientras hacíamos las fotos me enseñó las diferentes técnicas que utiliza y me explicó las dificultades o maneras de trabajar con cada metal. Materias primeras para una artesana que hace las cosas con mimo y cuidado. Casi como si fuera una receta, conoce perfectamente la composición de cada pieza. 

Se nota que es una apasionada de lo que hace, una enamorada de su trabajo y una artista con su obra.

Claudia está siempre en la Fira d'Artesans de Gràcia, así que si la veis, decidle "hola!" y parad en su stand para ver su obra! También crea y vende por encargo (piezas especiales, alianzas...), así que podéis poneos en contacto con ella, seguidla en Facebook o escribidle a comajoyas@gmail.com

Y hasta aqui mi primera artista de "The Artist". Gracias Claudia por abrirme la puerta de tu taller y descubrir tu mundo, ha sido todo un placer. 

PREBODA EN SIURANA, BARCELONA: ATARDECER DORADO Y AGUA. ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN SIURANA, BARCELONA: GOLDEN SUNSET AND WATER.

Hay sesiones de fotos que son simplemente increíbles. Todo encaja y todo es bonito bajo la luz de ese sol. Ese sol. Esa luz. Ese lugar. Esa tarde. Acompañé a Keisy&Rocky Photography a un preboda (podéis ver su reportaje aqui) que tenían no muy lejos de Barcelona. Fue un placer conocer a Eliza y Min, que venían directos de París, donde se casarán el próximo Diciembre, un verdadera boda Navideña. Será una de esas bodas en las que se juntan amigos de todas partes a los que hace tiempo que no ves pero es como si nunca os hubierais separado. Fuimos a Siurana para el preboda, uno de los lugares más bonitos del Mediterraneo, que hay muchos, sí, pero este pueblo te roba el corazón. Un atardecer allí es, simplemente, mágico. Y aquí os dejo con las fotos que yo les hice aquella tarde.

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There are photoshoots that are simply amazing. Everything fits and everything is wonderfully beautiful under that sunset light. That light. That place. That afternoon. I was lucky to go shoot and engagement session with Keisy&Rocky photography (you can see their photos here), not far from Barcelona.  Eliza and Min are such an amazing couple who came all the way from Paris, where they will get married next December, an actual Christmas wedding! It'll be one of those weddings that joins friends from all over the globe and  with who you feel like you never left. We went to Siurana for the engagement session, one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean coast. There are many, I know, but this little village is simply breathtaking. Watching the sun set behind those mountains is magic. These are the photos I took that afternoon.