domingo, fevereiro 27



Mr. Camus

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

— Albert Camus

sexta-feira, fevereiro 25

Open heart

"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

— Maya Angelou

Dame Angelou

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

— Maya Angelou

I heart Maya Angelou

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

— Maya Angelou

Mr. Lincoln

"And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."

— Abraham Lincoln

Take time to smell the roses

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

— Abraham Lincoln 10 QUOTES OF STYLE & FASHION 10 QUOTES OF STYLE & FASHION: " 1) If there is harmony between ITSELFand his own BODY, a STYLE will born. 2) When you don't feel to dressmeans that you..."

quinta-feira, fevereiro 24


"Real control comes when you learn to let go. When you cease trying to direct the show, you become open to clarity and vision. Surrendering to God can be dramatic. You can literally fall to your knees and Light flows in.

Sometimes surrendering is more subtle. It’s a smile and silence when someone says something you know is incorrect, but it doesn’t really matter. Surrendering is when you make a decision that you’d rather have peace than be right."

Yehuda Berg

terça-feira, fevereiro 22

Mr. Einstein

   "There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."

Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral - 1938 Match Race (Pimlico Special)


You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.

- Dagobert D. Runes

quinta-feira, fevereiro 17

O blog da Ana, amiga de infância, dá até para escrever um livro de tantas e boas, e nem tão boas, coisas que passamos juntas... ela é linda, de ler e ver.

terça-feira, fevereiro 15

Mr. Guanaes

"É preferível o erro à omissão. O fracasso, ao tédio. O escândalo, ao vazio. Porque já vi grandes livros e filmes sobre a tristeza, a tragédia, o fracasso. Mas ninguém narra o ócio, a acomodação, o não fazer, o remanso. Colabore com seu biógrafo. Faça, erre, tente, falhe, lute. Mas, por favor, não jogue fora, se acomodando, a extraordinária oportunidade de ter vivido." -Nizan Guanaes

Make the Best Decision You Can

"It's not so black and white. It's not this-is-good-and-that's-bad very often. Very often, you have bad alternatives and you're trying to choose between them." — Condoleezza Rice

segunda-feira, fevereiro 14

Mr. Ashe

"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome." — Arthur Ashe, tennis champion


"That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing." —Simone de Beauvoir, philosopher

sexta-feira, fevereiro 11

Liz Tilberis

Quando eu me encantei por Moda, eu me encantei primeiro pela Harper's Bazaar e pela então editora Liz Tilberis. Aqui um texto sobre ela publicado no The Independent :

" She took the chill out of fashion. Her warmth and humanity were ever present. Her illness she treated with robust humour - "my cancer diet" she said of her slimmed-down figure - and she campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and wrote candidly about the condition in the magazine. Her courage, even when she was in terrible pain, was formidable.
Her policy as an editor was completely open door. She inspired fierce loyalty, not only in her staff but also in the photographers, models, make-up artists and hairdressers who worked for her. She regarded herself as part of a team and never claimed credit for herself alone. "A magazine is made only of people," she once told me. "It walks in the door in the morning, and out the door at night. People sometimes forget that."

Liz never did. That's why she loved America. She loved its openness, its willingness to celebrate success and to embrace new ideas. When she was invited to New York by the Hearst organisation in 1992 to revitalise the ailing Harper's Bazaar, there were many on both sides of the Atlantic who said it was an impossible task. Undaunted, Liz set up camp alone in a dark basement in the bowels of the Hearst building. For three months, she talked into a telephone. Using tenacity, determination and sheer charm, she pulled together a strong creative team and within a year, Bazaar rose phoenix-like from the ashes to take its place alongside Anna Wintour's Vogue.

She loved every moment of the magazine's success and took great joy in it. When the paparazzi turned their cameras on her, she was incandescent with delight, for it marked Bazaar as a major player in the ruthlessly competitive American market. The media made much of the rivalry between Liz and Anna Wintour, the two English-born editors, and Liz, who knew a good story when she saw it, publicly played the game to the hilt. Privately, she expressed only respect for Anna Wintour, who responded in kind.

Liz was a great leveller who loathed snobbery in people as well as fashion and that, as an editor, was her great strength. Everybody, in Liz's eyes, was equal, but nobody was more equal than the readers of her magazine. Earthy, practical and with a wicked sense of humour, the only thing she truly revered was talent, which she encouraged whole-heartedly. All of her ex-assistants, of whom I am one, remember her with huge affection. She became our friend, as well as our mentor. The charm, which she possessed in bucketfuls, was five parts warmth, three parts humour. It was a formidable weapon, wrong-footing even the chilliest opponent. Her reputation for niceness was legendary but disguised a formidable determination. She was the iron fist in a velvet glove.

Not being sure...

"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how...We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." — Agnes de Mille, dancer

T-shirt Love for Horses


"Be daring, be different, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers..." — Cecil Beaton, photographer

domingo, fevereiro 6

Little boy

Bringing the Horses In - FRAMED 18x24 Oil on Canvas


"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."
Mother Teresa, Catholic nun and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

sábado, fevereiro 5

Keep Calm

Cowboy Keep Calm and RIDE ON Print 11x14  (Espresso featured)

Mr. King

"Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service." —Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

sexta-feira, fevereiro 4

Full Gallop

Run Away With My Heart Wall Hanging


"Fatigue is your friend. Through exhaustion and through people just being so depleted, the stuff around the nerve endings gets worn away and other things begin to emerge and you take way bigger risks." — Lorne Michaels

terça-feira, fevereiro 1

Be Good

"I think clever is overrated. I think it's better to be good than clever." — Lorne Michaels

O pequeno turfista

Uma vez aos 5 anos de idade, após assistir Ricardinho correr no Rio de Janeiro meu filho Rafael olhou pra mim e disse: "Já sei, vou ser jockey quando crescer...". Pensei...só se você parar de crescer já filho. Um jockey tem que ter baixa estatura e peso, e aos cinco anos já dava para ver que Rafael ia puxar ao pai e ser grande, alto.
Rafael além de amar cavalos de toda e qualquer raça, é um turfista daqueles quase em extinção, ama corridas de cavalos, sabe tudo de pedigrees, e é super fã de J.Ricardo.

Em 2005, o maior jockey brasileiro esteve em Curitiba no Grande Prêmio Paraná. Rafael empolgadíssimo comprou um livro sobre Ricardo, agora só faltava o autógrafo. Eis que o jockey entra na Social do Jockey e Rafael me arrasta até ele com vergonha de pedir a assinatura sozinho. O pequeno jockey tem alma de gigante, além de simpatia e carisma extraordinários. Peço o autógrafo não só no livro mas também no programa de corridas, ele conversa um pouco com Rafael e nos agradece com tanta sinceridade e humildade pelo que agradeço a paciência...Rafael olha para mim e diz : " Mãe, ele é o maior jockey do mundo!". Ele tinha então 9 anos.

2011. Rafael tem 14 anos.Vou limpar as  gavetas do quarto do meu filho para começar o novo ano no colégio, no meio de dezenas de catálogos de leilões de cavalos encontro uma caixa com o livro e o programa assinados por J.Ricardo guardados com um cuidado que não lhe é muito peculiar.
" Ao turfista Rafael um abraço com carinho de J. Ricardo".

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