April 16th, 2018
April is a strange month indeed. Friday was quite rainy at the coast, which means quite snowy in the mountains. We could picnic on the beach looking at some snow-covered summits at the east of Malaga - an unusual view at this time of the year.
Yesterday, we opted for taking the train direction Fuengirola and walking back home from Carvajal. We love to stop at a small bay, as long as it quiet (it was).
On the way back, we found many stranded jellyfish. I took this picture as I was fascinated by their beauty. At home, I found out their name, Physalia physalis in Latin, "Atlantic Portuguese man o' war", "man-of-war" or "floating terror" in English. I also read that they are in fact no true jellyfish. Though, they have got venomous tentacles that can deliver extremely painful stings, even when they are dead. Fortunately, they are not often to be seen on our beaches.
April 9th, 2018
Getting up early is great at the moment. Skies are much more interesting than in the summer, and I like to watch at small fishing boats returning home in the (pre-)dawn. The neighbour's dog is already barking (again!), the air that flows into the living room smells wonderful at orange blossom.
March 29th, 2018
Wishing you a happy Easter that is bright and joyful! Spring is here to stay, time to enjoy picnics on the beach and to look at bunnies eating your flower bulbs ;-)
March 20th, 2018
Skies are so grey those last days. I wish I could snorkel in Croatia again and loose my soul in the vertiginous undersea landscape there. Everything so colourful, so deep, impossible to describe with words.
March 12th, 2018
Skies are changing quickly those days, from rain to sun and rain again. Not a weather to make long walks, but there is always something interesting to see along the coast: in the morning, hundreds of seagulls following a fishing boat. In the evening, a huge cloud that came up from the mountain's side.
March 4th, 2018
Two paintings to begin this new month! We had a lot of rain those days, it hadn't rained such a long time that we had almost forgotten the feeling!
February 23rd, 2018
Something different, nothing to do with abstract art ;-)
Those last months, I have been taking part to a game (I would call it a game rather than a challenge) created by Gema (Poppy Dandelion), Valentina Bandera, promoted Jon Esparza, while Nora Surojegin runs the Twitter feed): every second Tuesday of each month, we are asked to draw an inflated animal (yes, with Helium, to make a balloon of it). It may sound a bit silly but we have a lot of fun with it! To have a look, search for #animaloon_collective or @Animaloonies. Next animaloon is on March 13th and it will be a cow!
My contributions so far: http://chaniscreativespace.blogspot.com.es/2018/02/animaloons.html
February 13th, 2018
Two paintings this week, one with strong colours to celebrate the end of Carnival yesterday (Rosenmontag ("Rose Monday")), and the other with soft tones, to remind that spring will be here soon.
February 6th, 2018
February! It is snowing not so far away in the mountains - fortunately, not here at the coast. But for us, the temperatures are low enough at the moment (without central heating and properly insulated houses). So, I opted for a lot of warm colours! Enjoy and stay warm!
January 26th, 2018
I am so glad it is Friday (as usual): we have been working too much those last weeks, so we are looking forward to enjoying a real weekend (i.e. without having to open the PC for work).
As it is windy and cold at the moment, we will visit a garden centre tomorrow to buy some green plants and material to sow chillies, like we did last year (but more of them and different varieties). Also, our dog needs a new basket (hope we will one there as well). :-)