06 Jul 2014 1 Comment
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I know it has been quite a while…I disappeared from the cyber world but I have been networking and following projects in the world around me:) Finally getting back and it is great to catch up with amazing creatives and inspiring people from all over!
I would like to bring the attention to P.E.T.E. NGO in New Delhi and the project we set up on Indiegogo to open a new school for special children in the slums as time is running out…ONLY 21 DAYS!!! Please help us make this project a reality!!!
Directly from P.E.T.E. UPDATE
“Introducing our newest project….. P.E.T.E.’s School for Special Children
We want to provide a safe place where children with special needs can
learn and grow. One volunteer, Lizzie, was inspired by a child named
Sandeep that she met in the slums. After building a friendship with
Sandeep, she wanted to do something for him and the other special
children after she left India. Lizzie has teamed up with P.E.T.E. To help us
open a new school for children with special needs to learn through music,
art, and creativity. We need to raise $3,500 to make this school possible
and we depend on the support of people like you! We have included a link
to our crowdfunding campaign and we hope that you will consider giving to
our cause. Please help make the school for special children possible! Every
donation is appreciated and helps us get closer to reaching our goal!”
27 May 2014 1 Comment
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Hi everyone everywhere,
I hope life is treating you well and that the sun is shining and the moon glowing:)
As usual I fell behind with my blog updates as things in India can get quite hectic…not to mention the heat wave that is bringing boiling temperatures in most states…. In spite of the heat I have experienced, exploring and getting insight into what it often feels another world…
Through my volunteering experience with PETE India NGO working in its schools in the slums of New Delhi I have discovered the most amazing, inspiring and happy children and people….It is utterly amazing how real happiness doesn’t cost anything and people in the slums constantly remind you that. I feel so honored to have been given a chance to interact with kids and girls in the school, bring my creative input and help them foster their imagination as “only sky is the limit”.
I spent time with the locals and I got to meet the families and special needs children in the slums….My heart was filled with joy by those encounters and by being able to make art and spend time with those children who are beyond amazing. Because of their special needs conditions and that there is no infrastructure nor knowledge in the families on how to handles them I feel something has to be done to improve the quality of life of those children and their families. I think opening a new PETE Special Needs School would totally make an impact and go a long way. Therefore I had this idea to fundraise to help set up and run the school for the first year.
So I am launching a fundraiser campaign on indiegogo click link below for more details:)
Not everyone can travel and often when we face different realities in third world countries it is difficult to find a way to actively do something….So I was thinking how nice it would be if everyone could take a little part in this…just like giving up a little something in your everyday life can be anything like your treat of tea/coffee or something bigger like a perk or a larger contribution…whatever you feel like….anything could go along way in this project…. So what do you say are you in?
Sandeep and all other special needs children, their families and community would have a wonderful chance of a brighter happier future and we can make that happen….I believe this project is the most special gift for them:)
27 Apr 2014 1 Comment
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I still need to update posts from the road…getting there in due time;)
I am finally able to reconnect with the vibrant energy of inspiring creatives over at the circle of art….I have been travelling and following interesting projects and ideas but I have been missing touching base with amazing people over at the circle of art:)
It is quite interesting bringing that inspiration into the reality I am experiencing at the moment…..Thank you Petrea and everyone at over at the circle of Art!!!
Sending lots of love and sunshine especially to those in cold weather ;)
If you are not already a part of the Virtual Art Circle on Facebook and would like to be, just click on the link and ask to join.
24 Apr 2014 1 Comment
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It was so great to connect with inspiring artist, friend and mother Abha Bhagwat .
It is so wonderful how things brought us together… From initial cyber interactions while following an on-line course on intuitive painting hosted by amazing Petrea Hansen Adamidis based in Toronto, Canada….My recent whereabouts in India finally made us meet in person, connect and create together!!!
Her work and environment is bursting with creative ideas that just keep flowing and are so contagious:) It was an honor taking part in art workshops and experience her artwork. The amazing creative boost and the wonderful artistic environment outside the box just made me want to share the experience and this great connection….
I really wanted to introduce Abha to the amazing creative network of SPIRAL CHANNELS I am part of (an international intercultural and interdisciplinary project in constant evolution). So here it is a collaborative artwork celebrating the process and connection of two artists coming from different worlds yet finding a familiar ground to express and explore inner worlds….
I look forward to do more artwork with Abha and to see her over at the SPIRAL CHANNELS.…a great community where creative collaborations flourish and bring together inspiring people from all over the world… A great project by artist Vlado Franjevic
23 Apr 2014 1 Comment
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It has been a while I wanted to write this post but I got side tracked but some personal stuff going on ….more on that on next post:)
So during my travels and experiences in India I was lucky enough to connect, meet and spend some time with some amazing people and take part in great projects and ideas just as they unfold….With a little nostalgia I left the north of India a while ago and decided to head south in spite of the heat … On one hand it was difficult to say good-bye and hit the road again after having met some fab people who made me part of their extended family and their world… On the other hand by making my way south I got to experience new colors, flavors, crowds, languages and traditions….
The main reason to cruise through Mumbai and head to Pune in Maraashatra was to meet and spend some quality time with a very inspiring friend, artist and parent Abha Bhagwat .… I was blown away with my experience spending time with her, her family and friends. I was lucky to take part in Abha’s art workshops and see her artwork. It is so refreshing and beautiful to find someone who treasures children creativity and imagination, understanding how essential it is to let that flow within any aspects of children’s life.
Also having the chance to visit inspiring places fostering free play and imagination like the Balbahvan in Pune, a truly special recreational place for children created by extraordinary Shobhatai…
And then the amazing project by Arvin Gupta , at IUCCA, making learning toys from trash with the mission of bringing education everywhere and stimulating the creative mind…Super inspiring environments where creative ideas get wings:)))
It was so amazing to experience life these amazing places and playing freely with imagination and creativity inspired by a very open, experimental and inspiring environment promoting the creative flow on so many levels. I so enjoyed the incredible inspiring energy coming from interactions with children and making art with them. It is special to see the world through their eyes…So this is the fab context from which magic things happen.. While I have made my journal throughout my different whereabouts and improvised with art materials and communities…in Pune I was overwhelmed by the contagious artistic creative vibes all around…
15 Mar 2014 1 Comment
in Art Therapy, collective evolutions, connection, consciousness, different perspective, education, evolution, Inspirational, Journals, Kindness, mindfulness, thinking, wisdom Tags: india travels volunteer local communities culture traditions incredible india love connection evolution personal development
It has been a while since my last post….
I have been wanting to write updates from the incredible journey through India but life has been quite chaotic and filled with unexpected events and situations;)
Artevolutions is a space I created to connect and share anything about life, inspire and be inspired… Life itself is a form of art and what we make throughout every day we are able to create, share and connect amazing moments… I have decided to follow my latest journey adventures in India via writing in this blog…I hope that anyone who is interested in my experiences can find my posts useful and inspiring;)
A bit more than six weeks ago I embarked on an adventure of travels and projects with small NGOs operating in India….I first arrived in the north of the country and travelled a little to get a grasp of the culture, differences, people and traditions….As often described travelling to India is a full immersion into another world with a powerful experience through all senses….flavors, smells, colors, art and architecture, performances, music, dances, spices, food, local vendors, the noise, the super crowded spaces….then there are different realities codex insisting side to side and it can get quite difficult to cope….
It has been incredible to meet so many people on my path and connect….in particular I have managed to learn and share experiences with local communities in the Thar desert where a there is a fabulous project of some village tribes to become eco-friendly, self sufficient and bring education in the desert….Amazing minds and ideas coming from people that cannot read or write and yet have such a beautiful vision for the next generations is so touching and inspiring….So far I have done surveys and research and we are building a team of people interested in making rural communities self sustainable and educated…so anyone interested or having particular skills please get in touch!
Then I got to meet an incredible teacher and social worker Mr. Hari who is bringing education, with very poor or inexistent schooling structure, to the most remote villages in the countryside and hills in the areas around Khajuraho….Embarking on those long bicycle journeys to get to villages and seen students so excited to learn and gain a better future goes beyond words…Children and older students understand the importance of changing the lives of the new generations and how education is the key to change.
So far my journey in India has been an incredible country where I made incredible encounters;) I got to experience life from a very special standpoint and even though at times things seem hard as dealing with different realities the kindness and welcome of amazing people enabled me to continue through my journey… Feeling that my efforts and time within local communities is so appreciated that everything feels so light and these experiences are contributing my personal development and getting a wider perspective on life….
So while my research, contribution and connection to spread awareness and implement these project continues ( they are projects at very initial states, so anyone who wants to contribute with knowledge, skills or interest is more than welcome) my journey continues adventuring with a small NGO: PETE Providing Education To Everyone in New Delhi Slums….next post will be focusing on that experience and the fundraising campaign I am preparing;)
Please connect to my social media links on this page ( twitter and artevolutions on Facebook to get updates on developments of the projects) and if you are interested in seeing India through my eyes you can see pictures on my Facebook page (Lizzie Bellotto) or Instagram (@lizzieartnsurf)
09 Feb 2014 1 Comment
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Greetings from India!
Things will be quieter here as I am on the road and will not get a chance to update much….
However, I shall stop by when I get a chance and share the journey;)
And go all those awesome blogger out there I will catch up with things slowly …..
I came across the very inspiring prompt over at the circle of art……
“There is a light seed grain inside. You fill it with yourself, or it dies.
I’m caught in this curling energy. Your hair. Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane.
As usual feel free to join;)
02 Feb 2014 Leave a comment
in Art, connection, Creations, creativity, evolution, Expressive Therapies, Inspirational, Kindness, Love, photography, The Circle of Art Tags: art, art therapy, connection, consciousness, creativity, intuition, Petrea Hansen Adamidis, photography, The circle of art, wisdom
This was inspired by the beautiful prompt over at the circle of Art :)
The magic here happens following the tides cycles…when there is low tide one can get there by walking on the mud..then when high tide comes in the Miyajima Torii appears floating on the water….I feel that somehow those moments reconnects with the flow of our invisible Qi and the flow of life….
Kabir’s wisdom is so profound…It really doesn’t matter where we are at….All that matters is that any point is a starting point and we have the power to be active participants within that energy and create anything we want to ……
31 Jan 2014 Leave a comment
in connection, consciousness, evolution, gratitude, happy vibes, Inspirational, Love, Mid-week pondering, mindfulness, nature, rhythm, wisdom Tags: animal wisdom, collective evolution, connection, Earth, Gratitude, happiness, horse, love, mid-week pondering, Mindfulness, Moon, wisdom, year of the horse
Wow new Lunar New Year…:)
Eastern traditions mark the beginning of 2014 as the year of the Wood Horse…
So wish you luck in the Year of the Horse 马年大吉 Mǎnián dàjí :)
Rune Kondo artwork about the year of the horse remains one of may favorites:)
It’s fascinating the connection we have with the earth and moon cycles….
Tibetan Buddhists observe the festival of Losar ལོ་གསར (‘lo’ = ‘year’ and ‘sar’=‘new’). During this special time evil spirits are turned away and Losar is cherished with happiness and prosperity. ..
Have a great weekend enjoying colorful celebrations :)