Monday, June 9, 2008

The hand project XII: Thank you for the music (and a brand new draw)


Santi's hands

If I look back I only see a life full of music. What did I have before my daughters came? Music. What were my subjects of conversation? Music. Which were my activities? Concerts, tours, records… Before being a mother I was a fan, a tourmanager, I organized concerts, I created a record label, I participated in music zines, and fleetingly I wrote for newspapers and I worked in the radio. Those were funny, unique years. I made friends that I would never forget. Years full of extraordinary anecdotes.
The Inquilino Comunista is the paradigm of my life of music. They are part of my past and my present. Playing with those exciting memories, that creast of the wave affaire, and at the same time playing with my present mundane, familiar life. From time to time they escape from the dull adult life; with just a guitar stroke they bring back the memory of their greatest hits. The songs that make me feel that summer is here and that in my mind I will never get old.



Alvaro's hands

Si echo la vista atrás sólo veo una vida llena de música. ¿Qué había antes de tener hijas? Música. ¿Cuáles eran mis temas de conversación? Música ¿Cuáles eran mis actividades? Conciertos, giras, discos... Porque antes de ser madre fui fan, tourmanager, organicé conciertos, creé una discográfica, participé en fanzines, y fugazmente escribí sobre música para periódicos y trabajé en la radio. Fueron años divertidos, irrepetibles, en los que hice amigos que no se olvidan nunca. Años llenos de anécdotas.
El Inquilino Comunista son el paradigma de mi vida y la música. Son parte de mi pasado y de mi presente. Con un pie jugueteando con aquellos emocionantes recuerdos, aquel subidón de reconocimiento, y otro pie en el presente mundano, familiar, del que de vez en cuando se escapan para de un guitarrazo traer al cuerpo el recuerdo de sus grandes éxitos. Esas canciones que me hacen sentir que el verano ha llegado y que en mi mente no envejeceré nunca.


Javi's hands

Today's music:
El Inquilino Comunista
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Sorteo del Proyecto Manos!!
Si resultas ser el ganador, incluiré tus manos dibujadas por mí. Los afortunados serán cinco.
Por favor, si quieres participar, deja un comentario a lo largo de la semana, contando qué cosas son las que más te emocionan.

The Hand Project draw!!
If you are the winner I'll be drawing your own hands for my project. Five people would be picked.
Please, leave a comment throughout this week if you want to participate, stating the things that move you most in life.

24 comments:

Jorge said...

¿Es necesario decir que me apunto?

Aran said...

no te lo creeras pero estaba escuchando al inquilino comunista cuando he abierto tu blog. no shit! de verdad! tengo el iTunes en marcha y estaba en shuffle mode. Pues que me emociona, esto, el inqulino, la posibilidad de que tu puedas dibujar mis manos, los recuerdos de esos años de musica en la uni, los helados de verano... un monton de cosas.

Lucía said...

Bueno, como no es plan de hacer una lista con todo lo que me emociona y dejarte los comentarios colapsados, voy a resumir y decir lo que más me emociona: leer. Prácticamente es como respirar, no podría vivir sin leer.
Un abrazo.

Jill said...

so cool to hear what you were doing 10 years ago. all the music doesn't suprise me! i like seeing how your creative life is evolving from music to drawing...what's next?

Mary-Laure said...

Great picture with the guitar, I love the angle.

Who is the Inquilino Comunista???? What a fun name!

Esti said...

jill, it was from music to painting, to mothering, to drawing... ha ha. Coming next?: maybe a book, more hand project, who knows?

People, make sure you participate in the draw!

design for mankind. said...

Lovely, Esti...

sixcerezas said...

Pues a mi me emociona: oir mis temas favoritos en directo, ver a amigos de hace muchos años, ver la playa de zurriola cuando llueve y mi perro otto cuando oye q me voy y se hace el muerto...
:)

Jorge said...

Maria Laura tiene razón, las guitarras son super sexys cuando se sacan desde ese ángulo.

No quiero parecer sucio en este amable y femenino blog pero algunas fotos de ese estilo me producen sensaciones extrañamente similares a las de las revistas con chicas ligeras de ropa...

Marie-Laure is right, guitars look super-sexy whenshoot from there...

Don't want to seem dirty in this lovely blog but sometimes that kind of photos make me feel things strangely close to those of "spicy" magazines...

Thereza Rowe said...

awwww esti, these are really beautiful! i love your line, it's so subtle and expressive!
i can identify with you (your post) there because i've also always been directly connected to music (i'm a singer/songwiter too) and my music has been left aside, neglected for a while now as i'm dedicating most of my time on the graphics/illustration work ...
all very lovely in this blog :)

karina said...

Leer, el contacto con la naturaleza, por momentos pintar,puedo seguir!

Maria said...

Nice thought that hands can contain so much...maybe you can know a lot of a person just on their hands?!

Marie-Louise said...

It is a many things that I likes a lot, but first my family of course, my children and my husband. And music means a lot, I love Swedish music but if I will choose some that we can divide I takes … Bjork, Nick Cave, Nick Drake and Anthony.
And I love to be creative and to do things with my hands! I feel so very happy when I am working in my studio!
And my friends:)

Ciara said...

Thanks for tagging me lovely Esti! I've answered the questions. :-)

Things that move me...
A sudden unexpected glimpse of sunlight on water.
The sound of my children's laughter through the open window. The dawn mists. The sound of the peacock across the marsh. Sigur Ros. Tiny arms around my neck.
I could go on and on...!

Kirsty said...

Esti - these are absolutely gorgeous.

The things that move me most are: the date, the smalls, family, people who dream big (& follow those dreams), early mornings, beautiful photographs, handwork, rain, running.

Thank you Esti for being one of the dreamers.

andrea tachezy said...

That sounds like your life was very busy :-)
Every part of my life is connected with some music and always I listen to it, I can remeber moments from that time.

Stardust said...

My passions in life are my family, travelling, old pretty things & stories from the past, beautiful photographs & friends. Little bit predictable, but true.

karin said...

Esti, thatt's a fantastic and hot series. As always your photos, drawings and words make a complete and full story. Your life seems to be very exciting.

El Jardín de Lulaila said...

UFFF que subidón con lo que me gusta este proyecto. Que que me emociona???? Mil cosas asi que resumo. Me emociona la lejana posibilidad de poner un pequeño granito de arena es este proyecto, me emopcionan mis hijas día a día, y lo han hecho desde que nacieron hace dos años. Me emociona desde un anuncio de TV hasta una pelicula, me emociona ver reir a un niño, y sonreir a un anciano....Me emociona saber que alguien como tu primo está forjando su sueño y verlo aunque sea desde la lejanía...me emocionan mil cosas. No sigo que aburro. Besos, Lu

.girl ferment. said...

oh i would love you to do my hands.
what moves me? taking in the small things, creativity, warm hugs.
xx

FruensWerk said...

Oh..i´m so behind...damn...
I´m moved by:
Your hand project, because I have always looked at peoples hands...so love it...
Light...
Sky...
best friends company...
unexpected smiles from people on the street...
hugs...
smells...
when I draw...
old black/white family photos..
and of course my family...
hmm and so much more...

Miss Rosenthal said...

Yo me emociono con la gente que sabe trasmitirme su emoción por las cosas. Cómo tú. Qué bonita oportunidad de hacernos formar parte del proyecto.
Mil gracias Esti, un beso.

Nata said...

Me emociona mirar mis manos y darme cuenta de que son exactas a las de mi padre.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Things that move me most in life:

my memories of all the stories my father used to tell me - and the objects he showed me carrying the stories. (I can still hear his voice) He taught me about charishing the history and value obejcts you keep.

smelling my little son's warm skin in his neck when he has just fallen asleep - beeing overwhelmed by my feelings for him.

the flow and excitement when I create an art piece even better than I had hoped. And the relief and happiness when it is still as good the next day.