Lanzarote: creativity is handmade with love.
We were staring each other maybe, not sure. This is not a beginning of a love story, but just a nice meeting with a kind woman, Elisa. She is from Italy too and she also jumped in this big adventure of living abroad and looking for a better life possibly in a more meritocratic place. Our jobs are totally different but we share the same passion and love for our work and a great creativity. We capture people?s best moments through our camera and she creates beautiful souvenirs for who is coming in Lanzarote for holiday. Her souvenirs are handmade and, in my opinion, very artistic and inimitable. We are in Lanzarote, so why not a Cactus? She made so many in different sizes and with a very special Mariquita (ladybug) on it. A ladybug is always full of luck and she will preserve your hopes and dreams like she did for us since 3 years.
Elisa and T.aleeza
” T.aleeza creations is my own little art handcraft project, born about two years ago.
Color and joy are their strengths and it’s so amazing to give a smile to every person who stops, even just to take a look to my creations, handmade with Love. Cacti are the top item of t.aleeza creations, they have the colors of Lanzarote: the black of the land of lava and the white of the houses. Their colorful, soft and fluffy texture is a demonstrations of how a thorny subject can be transformed into something positive, the same positiveness in my lifestyle now.
I’m Elisa, a girl always on journey, a journey not only physical but also mental and spiritual. I landed in Lanzarote over a year ago but actually this island already conquered me when I was nine years old … and yesterday as today the energy of this island is something really amazing … as Saramago wrote:
“Lanzarote no es mi tierra, pero es tierra mia.”
Here I’m trying to build my little place in a world where I can live my days in a peaceful way, without forgetting the passion for my trips that always inspires me. This handcraft job allows me to manage my daily life, finding also time for myself and my personal growth. Of course there were, are and will be a lots of challenges and fears to face, but I keep go on with enthusiasm and passion, getting stronger and being grateful every day for being so lucky to live a such life in a such wonderful place. Lanzarote.
The t.aleeza project follows me in this journey and I’m so eager to know what surprises will be for me in the next future … new ideas, new horizons … stay tuned!!”
She has all our support for her tenacity and strong will for her project. Living abroad is not always easy, lots of people try and cannot do it, lots of people are stronger and can do it. I firmly believe in change. Change is tough but not change is dramatic. We and her are trying to do this every day for our personal growth and being better persons. Better person for myself and for who I will meet tomorrow for a second or for more. Here she is, we captured her smile too.