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Let's spread smiles and some positive energy around!

It is with a great pleasure that I decided to join an amazing initiative: 14 dicembre #leaveamessage.
Last year, thanks to a friend's suggestion, I came across the blog ' machedavvero?'. I immediately started to follow it. I found out that I had many things in common with the blog' writer. She is often very inspiring.  I love the #leaveamessage idea, so I take now some time to share it here. Here how to participate.
1. Take any blank slip of paper or card, or just download the official #leaveamessage cards below.

2.Write a nice sentence on it, something you would like to read, for example. It can be an invitation to look at the bright side of life, a saying, a quote, even a positive forecast.
3. At this point, leave the message in places where it can be easily found ad read: a bus’ seat, the underground, a book in the library, a car’s screen wipes, a door, the mailbox, the gym locker, etc.
4. How would you know if your message had been found and read? Well, perhaps you’ll nev…

"Il Delta dei Veleni", oil exploitation in Nigeria

"Il Delta dei Veleni", oil exploitation in Nigeria.
A photo exhibition and a documentary by Luca Tommasini

Only few days left to visit the photo exhibition by Luca Tommasini "Il Delta dei Veleni" at WSP Photography in San Paolo area, in Rome. I visited the exhibition the day of the opening, Wednesday 9th of May.  The exhibition was completed by the projection of the documentary "Oil for nothing" by Tommasini (produced by CRBM) and a talk with Godwin Uyi Ojo, Director and co-founder of Environmental Rights Action, Elena Gerebizza e Luca Manes di CRBM.

"Everything is so damned interrelated...and you are here".

On Thursday 26th of April, we inaugurated the first solo exhibition in London of Rome based artist Massimo Nota @ Art Lobby, curated by Alessandra Migani. The show received a warm welcome despite the persistent rain and a grey sky.
I am publishing here my piece of writing on the show and images of the artist's work.
These black sounds are the mystery, the roots that probe through the mire that we all know of, and do not understand, but which furnishes us with whatever is sustaining in art. Black sounds: so said the celebrated Spaniard, thereby concurring with Goethe, who, in effect, defined the duende when he said, speaking of Paganini: "A mysterious power that all may feel and no philosophy can explain." Federico García Lorca, The Theory and Function of Duende
Massimo Nota, originally from Rome, is a prolific artist/illustrator whose world is imbued with visions. Nota’s creative act reveals an instinctive gesture that he follows spontaneously on the surface. Here words and i…

The Joy of Books by Lisa and Sean Ohlenkamp

I have been recently exchanging images of beautiful bookshops in the world with a friend. We were both dreaming of getting lost in those fantastic paradises, cuddled and surrounded by books. Here now another inspirational place, a video realised by creative artists Lisa and Sean Ohlenkamp. The bookshop you will see is Type in Toronto. ...When the owner close the shop at night, the books start their unique dance of colors, pages and words.