14/06/2024

Finding Inspiration in Satoshi Kon's wisdom

Satoshi Kon was a true master of his craft, weaving delicate images with deep emotions. His words recently helped me resolve a dilemma that had lingered in my mind for months while crafting the 2050 cards project.

I had placed excessive emphasis on the story, thinking it was the foremost element of any narrative. Some renowned film directors even delete a well-shot scene if it doesn't enhance the story. This mindset, while practical for business/profit related activities as cinema or Netflix, may stifle free creativity.

Satoshi Kon's perspective was refreshingly different: he painted mesmerizing images overflowing with creativity and then ingeniously find the way to match them with the story. The result might sometimes feel disjointed, but the emotion and, more importantly, the tone, were paramount.

This is my tiny tribute to him, etched into a small page of my small notebook. I hope it resonates with your soul and introduces you to his magnificent universe if you haven't ventured there yet. Let's embrace the beauty of creativity and the magic of storytelling, just as Satoshi Kon did.





 

30/04/2024

Mixed notes including Thai coins and Lady Gaga

First time I see that Thai coins table. I’d like to see one of those Chang coins! I imagine them like 1kg oreo cookies each.





Sun direction in Bangkok

It's a little confusing when coming from Europe. In Bangkok Sun could be in the South or in the North depending of the time, which is extremely weird for orientation. It’s also a key factor when choosing accommodation since light quality changes a lot.

A room facing North is not so bad here! The magic of tropical places. 





 

25/04/2024

The moustache

Take care if you eat wine and khachapuri in Georgia while displaying a bushy moustache.




Crazy Mary bookshop

What a great time talking about notebooks with nice people in Crazy Mary bookshop. A cozy and made with love place in Madrid city center (C/ Echegaray, 32).

If you go there you will find both my Nautilus and Orange manuscripts for sale in real, touchable version.

I took with me some original journals for people to have a look. For some reason I noticed they always have a kind of magnetic effect. They trap the observer and hypnotize him :)

Thank you all for coming!

Here I am holding Manuscript Chang, the thickest one up to know.





 

20/04/2024

A triangular man

Mixed notes. A triangular shaped man, F-35 Lightning II and other irrelevant annotations not worth mentioning but somehow they deserve to spend time writing them.