Wednesday, July 4, 2018

FUEL: VIRTUAL = EVENTUAL

Sometimes I get the distinct feeling, that all the ideas I spawn (but never find the time to realize or complete), are not lost to oblivion.
To accomplish the painstaking materialization of any idea, one needs a very special kind of ethereal energy. 
Being earth- and time-bound, results in immense quantities of 'lost potential'. However I believe that these virtual 'stillborn brainchildren' which all contain an energetic nucleus, are sacrificed in the flames of creativity and through Alchemy's transforming processes, become the fodder in the furnace, that feeds the stream of energy which enables us, to ennoble our eventual production and create Art.

Aleta Michaletos

www.aletamichaletos.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

GIRL SCOUT

I rest my case.... 

Over the years, I have developed an uncanny sense of, as well as a severe allergy to people who neither understand the concept of 'margin' nor the concept of 'timing'. 
These 2 precautionary measures and attitudes to life, are able to avoid many of life's disasters.
- Aleta Michaletos 

www.aletamichaletos.com

Thursday, June 7, 2018

BRUISED BEAUTY

 
BRUISED BEAUTY 
PHOTOGRAPHER: Aleta Michaletos

 'Our school system definitely falls short, for not enlightening learners concerning the various and deceptive psychological disorders, or how to recognize the symptoms and protect yourself, if ever you had the ill luck of falling prey to such evil. Armed with knowledge, much harm can be avoided.
  Even if you are powerful and successful, long term exposure to a 'crazy maker' is contagious. You will eventually find yourself in ruin and even doubt your own sanity. 
As a start, be sure to read the magnificent and insightful book: 'The Artist's Way', by Julia Cameron.' - Aleta Michaletos


Saturday, February 17, 2018

REMAIN PHILOSOPHICAL


'Embrace and delight in that which is pure and beautiful. 
Keep your thoughts and eyes focused 
on that which is harmonious and positive.
But
don't neglect to keep in mind,
that eventually, 
all things must fall.' 

© 2018  ALETA MICHALETOS

Friday, February 16, 2018

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

One is not often handed a second chance in one life time.
Some words that come to mind when I think of our new President...
Patience, capacity, vision, wisdom, resilience, respect and dignity

Key ideas from Pres. Ramaphosa' s inspiring inaugural speech.
A NEW DAWN
NOW IS THE TIME

'2018 will be a year of renewal and a year of hope'
'Seize this moment of hope and renewal'
'We are bound together by a common destiny'
'We are united through fundamental matters'
'We will build a new nation'
'Things will change...that means renewal and revitalization'
'We want to turn the tide on corruption'
'We are one Nation & One People'
'We should put negativity behind us'
'There's a mood of optimism'
'A focus on ethical behavior and ethical leadership'
'Don't act improperly or unethically'

WE MUST TURN THIS COUNTRY AROUND
The power of his healing and inspiring words where like a balm to the Soul of all South Africans.
It touched me in particular as he freely used all the words I painstakingly searched for and collected from the daily Newspapers during 1989-1994 and in the process, created the mammoth 22 meter long, PRECIOUS CIRCLE, consisting of 50 individual, positive collages. Miraculously it ended on the day of Nelson Mandela's inauguration.
I delight in sharing a few of these historical collages with you.



https://www.aletamichaletos.com/gallery/PRECIOUS%20CIRCLE

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

OUTA SPACE

'The one mystery I've never been able to solve is the following paradox: 

Despite the fact that
each caressing brushstroke is practically breathed onto the canvas and therefore my technique is painfully slow and meticulous 

and although I've dramatically increased and expanded my gallery and available hanging space....

and although I'm consistently selling my work,

I'm always running out of space.'

© 2018 ALETA MICHALETOS

Monday, February 12, 2018

DEEPER CONCERN

One becomes so concerned about the amount of mobile data your cellphone may gobble, but the much deeper and legitimate concern should be the amount of one's life time, it is capable of effortlessly consuming....