I moved from Casa 53 to this other site, Uxplanet, where you can find my artworks, new blog, and a books and originals online shop:
I will keep this project uploaded just for reference.
Thank you for reading me during all these years.
Casa 53 is a project dedicated to Alejandro U.P., with love and thanks.
me he mudado desde Casa 53 a otro site, Uxplanet, con mis trabajos, un nuevo blog y una tienda de libros y piezas originales de arte.
Mantendré este proyecto en internet simplemente como referencia.
Muchas gracias por leerme los años que pasé escribiendo y dibujando aquí.
Casa 53 es un proyecto dedicado a Alejandro U. P., con cariño y agradecimiento.
Everything fell down in february, a domestic apocalypse catapulted time to a newborn galaxy of thoughts for three years of lost meanings: from love to family, from work to status, from togetherness to loneliness, nothing meant nothing.
And yet another february, the past is gone, present prevails, Mr Gold was swallowed up by that old february hurricane and there she goes, Martha, and her two kids, with inexistent expectations, at a point in life where, finally, the Unknown just feels safer than anything she ever knew before.
Might be cause is not really february, but february the 29th.
Leap years are the best.
(Again, to read book critics, you better go to Goodreads, Inks on books is a project where I just draw on the books I read, and then write whatever for the post.)
Inks on books
Long work gatherings with clients lead to funny observations…
J´ai acheté ces jolies boots Hakei, pour avoir l’air d’une rockeuse, pour sortir le soir et pour danser jusqu’au petit matin; pour partir bientôt en voyage dans Copenhague, ou je vais me promener pendant des jours; et pour passer des heures merveilleuses sur les aquarelles, et jouant avec photoshop en faisant des dessins!
Bienvenue, le rock, à ma vie! Bienvenue, le pop, à mes cahiers!
For the last two months, life has turned into a snake. A snake of broken promises, some unimportant, some really relevant, all of them getting glued together one day after another. Who cares. Well, that is the problem. Who cares.
Anyhow, other than feeling miserable, I care about my back. So I got me a superbeautifully designed chair, to spend days, and months, and the rest of my life safe, working from home. But being pretty is not enough in life, so after three weeks looking at the lovely chair, while wondering if my eyes are really more important to me than my back, I emailed my chiropractor a pic of the chair and was recommended to give it back.
Then I spent a week googling chairs, reading about chairs and almost going mad about ergonomic chairs being ugly as shit and expensive as riding Ferraris. Finally I found one of the top recommended chairs at a third of its price on ebay. So, I am happy as someone who is getting a hideous chair at home for a healthy back can be. Hope it really becomes a secret weapon to draw and write and stay all happy.
Speaking of secret weapons, Las Armas Secretas is the name of the book I just end up reading, by Julio Cortázar, so this is the new drawing made on it, for my series Inks on books!
I would write about the book if I did not really hate writing crits. Reminds me of school. So go and read it, you lazy people. No promises needed!
Inks on books. I really need to read more, so I started drawing on books, to love them more.
En movimiento, by Oliver Sacks (On the move).
Last book read in 2015.
I finally made my first long distance holiday trip after autumn in Canada, back in 2012. Yay. On that occasion, I came back with so many sketches that I felt I should do the same again. But. I decided to take a holiday break for real. Meaning, just one drawing on arrival, and that´s all you get guys!
(non cleaning the scanned thing is part of it. ha!)
9 months later, my fish project has become a book!
With a hugeeee exhibition. See the videos for it.
Been challenged by my illustrator friend @finky_ingres to make a drawing a day during 2015. I chose FISH as a theme. And I will draw cartoons with fish species as main characters who share their daily thoughts and moods, as additional content for an art book I am working on by the title “MEMOIRS OF A FISH”, which hopefully will be finished by 2015 too.
Why fish? Today Fish is the most diverse group of vertebrates with more than 30.000 species. I decided to use a double scheme for each cartoon: writing fish bubbles in Spanish, giving biology information in English. The references are mentioned in the pic captions. For the moment I am just taking pictures, and I will properly scan them in the future, should I have time for that. In the meantime, with this instant way of sharing, image resolution might not be the best yet, at least, they will remain Fresh Fish.
You can see them either following my Instagram @a_mayuscula
or my new Facebook page, here http://www.facebook.com/amayauscola/
Cold warm winter goodbyes for today!
Fancy my illustrations? Write me! If interested in commissioning my original works, getting digital prints or just for feedback.
Let´s talk! I´m Amaya Uscola at: firstname.lastname@example.org