Katushka Millones

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Pareto Principle

Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in 1906 observed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; he developed the principle by observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the peas. It is a common rule of thumb in business; e.g., "80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients."  You can observe this in your own life. 
For example, I realized that if I focused on my 20% of things that are really meaningful in my life, this will provide for the 80% I need to complete my goals… It sounds kind of confusing, but if we really try to apply it, I swear, it works!
“20% of the activity is going to yield 80% or the results” is what Pareto affirms, think on what are the things that you are spending too much time on that are not really making things happen for you?   Start to identify your “Personal Paretos”.  For me, my family and the things I love to do gives me the 80% I need to complete my life, I focus on them, my painting, my child’s school stuff, my husband, in all, my beautiful 20%, and there you go! My 80% is done! Have a wonderful Holidays, and lots of GOALS done in 2011 !!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Coneccion Limbica Medley

Conección Límbica

This is our First Concert, not a big crowd, but Oh Boy! What a wonderful moment! Finally, after creating the songs, three years ago, and rehearsals with our drummer since February this year, trying to “give birth” to this dream… from now on, we “Rock the House, Baby!!!” Now we're growing, two more musicians have join us.Thanks to each of you who were dancing around, letting us see the light!

My Art Booth

What is this about? I’ve the great experience of sharing more than images, brush strokes on canvases… I’ve experienced the great moment of the power my canvases expelled to the people looking at them. Full of emotions... One woman came into my very “primitive” booth, and starting to tell me about her childhood memories, about what she could share with her grandmother… from my Forgotten series, The Light Bulb, reminded her about warm feelings she treasure in her heart all this time! Then another woman who told me that she’s been going through a divorce process, felt like “a deep breath’s coming out from my landscapes”.
I also enjoyed a little girl asking me about some of the techniques I used, and we embarqued on a long conversation about how we perceive shapes on clouds, floor tiles, and even her little brother spilled juice!
I just want to say Thank you… my canvases are sending good vibrations, and that’s a good job! That is part of my purpose on this planet! Thank you!
October 2nd. @ The Ridgefield Cultural Festival, CT

Friday, July 16, 2010

Slow down!!!!

Slowness… yes! As a way of being: intuitive, centered, receptive, careful, quality over quantity –as opposed to aggressive, stressed, impatient, careless, quantity over quality. Who can compete with a slow cooked food? Not that I’m hungry, but who has forgotten grandma’s soup? We gathered around the table, fully conscious of that moment. For a precious seconds we are totally aware, our senses are engaged, and we are present in our bodies. It’s an event to ritualize and relish, no matter how simple the meal. I do Slow Painting to soothe my soul. Choosing the right speed, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. That’s my freedom.
There’s a Japanese proverb that goes: “The first sip is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy”. Which one are you in?

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Art of Being Possitive...

Cuántas veces nos hemos sentido mejor cuando nos enfocamos en las cosas positivas que nos rodean_
Si uno se concentra conscientemente en lo que nos molesta, lo que nos duele, lo que está mal en nuestro cuerpo, seguramente lo encontraremos. Pequeños dolores, piel seca, granitos en la piel, etc. Small imperfections will feel like huge mistakes…
Igual nos sucede cuando creamos una obra, y empezamos a encontrar lo desperfecto de ella... Si embargo, si nos enfocamos sólo en lo positivo, en lo especial de la situación, la línea inconclusa, el color que caó por accidente, o en el caso de nuestro cuerpo, lo que está bien en él, nos estaremos alimentando de salud, de alegría y de evolución personal.
This will create a positive healing approach and will make you stronger while reinforcing a pro-active and healthy attitude towards yourself, (painting, craft, cook, body, etc.)
Our bodies are incredible machines and you should be treating yours like the temple that it is.  Nuestros cinco sentidos puestos el milagro que somos nosotros, the big miracle of being creators and creations at the same time...
Tengamos una gran semana, an unvelibable week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Spanish Lesson

Aces=Ases [əz]+es (alpha-sierra-echo-sierra)"
Mixed media, 6"x15"