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Emotional Compass – Friends

“I was to find myself facing north. For this to happen, I need the input and support of my friends. Left to my own devices, I just spin around. We have the expression “Everything went south.” I want to avoid that possibility. And so I seek the companionship of like minded spirits – people who are both tough-minded and tenderhearted.
Seeking to savor my life, I need to savor first of all my relationships. Friends keep me on track…”
(by Julia Cameron in The Creative Life)

Certainty is an amazing feeling to have. Knowing where you are going and how to get there is also a gift! However, for me these things would never be possible without friends support.
They are my emotional compass! They are the ones that pull me back when I am wandering. They are the ones that poke me to say “Hello! Earth is calling!”
They are the buffers of my tears, the amplifiers of my laughs.
Their a presence are so strong that sometimes they don’t even need to be there!
To all my friends, thank you for everything!

The following paintings are my latests creations, I hope you like them!
For more information, please visit my website www.babisugarman.com or my Facebook page .

Seedlings – mixed media on wood

Transformation – mixed media on wood

What Is Going On In My Studio!

For those who don’t know yet, I am originally from Brazil and have been living in Canada for the past 11 years.
In a recent trip back home, I visit this charming historic village called – Paraty.
It is a heritage site, where only horses, Man feet and bikes are allowed on the streets.
The buildings are almost all white, with colored trims and doors.
The streets are paved with huge cable stones, which makes walking there a big challenge.
It is all candy for the eyes of an artist, but what most caught my attention there, was the tide cycle.
I could not experience in full this phenomenon, because we were there a little bit earlier for the it, but apparently, in certain times of the year, more particularly when is a full moon, the tide comes in the city, washes off the streets, stick for a bit, making the little village look like Venice and leave.
Sometimes, I would wake up in the morning and see its traces in a few locations.
I came back home with all these information in my heart and lately I have been trying to explore the idea in my paintings.
These a few of them, there are more to come and I will be showing them all in August 19th, at the Women’s Art Festival in Kingston, Ontario.
I hope you enjoy it!

If you want to know more about my trip to Paraty, please visit Heritage Site and We are back, two previous posts where I talk about my little adventure there!

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