Friday, March 27, 2009

wowww already 3 ;-)))))))))))

wowww already 3 ;-)))))))))))
© luisa brehm

wowwwwwwwwww already 3 months with mom lulu ;-)))))))))))))))))))

oi, supersonic friends, we come back the weekend, naaaaa,

we are not traveling in space ;-(((((((((((((((((((((((((((
lulu has a building's meeting tonight, yesssss, she is a great administrator and it has been a really busy week making accounts

and cleanings ....
sure i'm helping and playing a looooooooot !!! i tell her be Zen, concentrate concentrate !!! i love to eat the corners of plastic bags,
you know, so, the trash comes in and gets out at the same time ....
lulu calls it a trick of magic ;-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

do you be good ??? me tooooooo, promise !!!
lots of licksssssssssssssssssssssssss
yours Flora

lulu sends loooooooooooooooooots of love, as always !!!
she is a wild darling, right ??? exactly like me !!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

tribute to Ivone

just to say João and i are starting a blog - tribute to our aunt.
due to the amount of her art, writings and so one, it will be a great

and wonderful job !!!

Ivone Balette

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Death sentences and executions in 2008
Amnesty International Report 2008
© AI

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Minha Voninha

minha Voninha
my aunt Ivone, Mom’s younger sister
1927 - 1995

today is your birthday, querida Voninha !!!

since a long ago i was thinking about this and i decided to do it now.

amazing writer and illustrator for kids, painter and teacher, political activist, dreamer and romantic, you were a Great woman with stunning eyes !!!

João was for you the son you never had, i was the daughter and,

oh yes, you were nuts about cats just like me ....
you always said my laughs hided my fragility, even when i was caring of you those painful days, i liked to sing and tell my stories to make you smile, remember ???
somehow, i guess my fascination in writing stories and illustrate them comes from you, may be may be not ....

Amoooooooo-te muito, minha querida Voninha !!!!
Loveeeeeeeeeee you very much !!!!

photo by Victor Palla, my uncle

illo by Ivone Balette

illustration with lace’s collage by Ivone Balette - detail

© luisa brehm

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dreams do not Die

Dreams do not die.

Dreams are not hearts, nor eyes or breath
Which shattered, will scatter (or)
Die with the death of the body.

Dreams do not die.
Dreams are light, voice, wind,
Which can not be stopped by mountains black,
Which do not burn in the hells of cruelty,
Ensigns of light and voice and wind, they
Bow not, even in graveyards.

Dreams are letters,
Dreams are illumination,
Dreams are Socrates,

Dreams are Mansur!

- Ahmed Faraz -
1931 - 2008

revolutionary Pakistani poet

Mansur means » victory by divine aid

Friday, March 20, 2009

با آرزوي شادي و خوشبختي در سال نو براي همه دوستان من

Happy New Year
Originally uploaded by

Happyyyyyyyyyyy Nowruz, my dear Abbas and Abro !!!!
lots of love and kissessssssssssssss !!!

Norouz - Persian New Year

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catch you, spring ;-))))))))))

catch you, spring ;-))))))))))))
spaceship ;-)))))))))))))))))
© luisa brehm

oi, my friends !!!
i’m sooooooooooo excited ;-)))))))))))))))))
today i was developing my photos at the shopping centre, i have no digital camera, remember and look what i found .... my spaceship !!! they are coming for me !!!!

no need to tell Flora is already packing and i go pack myself in a while ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))
see ??? bigger below ....
i just hope my Aliens are beautiful like me ;-((((((((((((((((((((((((-;
now, seriously, i’m really good shooting ships, noooooooo ??? ooppssssssssss
i must tell NASA about ;-))))))))))))))))
wait for me !!!

magicccccccccccccccc spring !!!
lots of love and kissessssssssssssssssss
Flora and lulu

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Mexico governor repeals death penalty in state

Press Release from Richardson's Office
© New Mexico Office of the Governor

March 18 - New Mexico becomes the 15th state
to ban capital punishment !!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

los Voladores

Volador Águila
Volador de Papantla
© luisa brehm

on top
Volador Águila
dance of Eagle’s flyers
Nahua Indians - Puebla, Mexico

Volador de Papantla
dance of Papantla’s flyers
Totonaca Indians - Vera Cruz, Mexico

traditional clothing - drawings from my essay

Danza de los Voladores de Papantla

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wall-E: define dancing

Academy Award for best Animated Feature 2008

this part is sooooooo cool ;-)))))))))))))))))

Wall-E » official site

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Dream Keeper

Bring me all of your dreams,
you dreamers,
Bring me all your heart melodies,
that I may wrap them in a blue cloud cloth,
Away from the too rough fingers of the world.

- Langston Hughes -


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flora dreaming

Flora dreaming
Originally uploaded by
luisa brehm

Flora dreaming  
© luisa brehm
The thing which was waiting was on alert, it pounced on me, it flows through me. I'm filled with it. It's nothing: I am the Thing.
Existence, liberated, detached, floods over me. I exist.

- Jean-Paul Sartre -
from On Existence

Friday, March 13, 2009

friday 13 & ;-((((((((((((((-;

friday 13 & tagged ;-((((((((((((((-;
© luisa brehm

i have been tagged on flickr by my friend Des, oh boy !!!
to read what i wrote just clik on the photo

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Free Tibet

March 10th Statement of H. H. the Dalai Lama
© International Campaign for Tibet

today marks the 50th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Women’s Day

image source
the 1932 Soviet poster dedicated to March 8 holiday.

the red text says:
8th of March is the day of the rebellion of the working women against the kitchen slavery.

the grey text below says:
Say NO to the oppression and Babbittry of the household work!

more a cause to join
Women Thrive Worldwide

some events & info:
International Women’s Day 2009
© Aurora
Int’l Working Women’s Month: Activists unite struggles
© Workers World
A History of International Women's Day in words and images

Saturday, March 07, 2009

resting time

resting time
© luisa brehm

traditional fishing boat
Purepecha Indians, Michoacán - Mexico

old photo from 1981

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Live from Death Row!

with Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Tuesday, March 10 - 7 PM

City College - 137th St. & Amsterdam, NY - NAC Ballroom

These are America's condemned, who bear a stigma far worse than "prisoner." These are America's death row residents: men and women who walk the razor's edge between half-life and certain death.

- Mumia Abu-Jamal -

Pennsylvania death row prisoner,
from his book 'Live from Death Row'

Over 3,500 men and women sit on death row across this country.

This national tour will bring you their voices and their struggles.

sponsored by: 

Campaign to End the Death Penalty & the Free Mumia Coalition-NYC

for more info »
Campaign to End the Death Penalty


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

International Women's Day Celebration

International Women's Day Celebration
March 6, 7 & 8, 2009

The Women's Building
3543 18th Street, San Francisco

1 in 3 Art Exhibit
In Solidarity with Every 1 of us who Experiences Violence

Amnesty International has teamed up with local and international artists to tell the stories of women facing and overcoming violence.

Opening reception: Friday, March 6 at 6PM
Exhibit hours: Saturday, March 7 Noon - 8PM
Sunday, March 7 Noon - 4PM

Evan Bissell
Bill Talbot
Beth Grossman
Skowmon Hastanan
Angel Danials
Anahi DeCanio
Anna Schier
Cecilia Risquez
Smith Patrick
Khudo Bux Abro
Kate Ransohoff
Nancy Cato

for more info clik on the photos


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

João Brehm - new exhibit

João Brehm exhibit
João Brehm exhibit

Galactic Charts - 2005/2007
nova exposição de João Brehm

Feb. 16 - April 20

Pimentão Azul
Rua Prof. Dr. José Pinto Peixoto, 30 C/D
2740-252 Porto Salvo
(near Tagus Park - Oeiras)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Irish Hungerstrike Memorial Video

28 years ago - Irish Hunger Strike

images source
on top
and below

Tribute to Bobby Sands
and to the 9 Irish Hungerstrikers who died in 1981:
Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Kieran Doherty, Thomas McElwee and Michael Devine

Bobby Sands began the strike 1 March 1981

They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon.

- Bobby Sands -

1954 - 1981

more info

» Bobby Sands Trust

» The Diary of Bobby Sands
© Bobby Sands Trust
» Irish Hunger Strike 1981

© Lark Spirit