Conserve and Preserve

February 17, 2019
Recently I learned of this career and it transported me back to my tour of the Louvre, many moons ago. I recall passing a room encased in glass to be visibly viewed by all. The workers were preserving antiquities and masterpieces of statues and paintings. I could have stood there for days watching them. My soul was happy as I became them and visualized myself gently chiseling and gingerly touching-up a nose as if performing surgery with the precision of a surgeon or a forensic reconstructor.

High-tech meets timeless craft in the Madrid workshop of Factum Arte, where they’re re-imagining the art of preservation. Efforts to conserve ancient architectural culture.

Had I only known as a child that this type of art/career even existed. But, I am not one to dwell on “what ifs!”

Madrid workshop of Factum Arte

Abrazos y Besos


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I am perpetually creative, and my eyes “feel” art everywhere. Who am I, I am an open book. I believe that sharing “from the heart” with one another is what connects us, heals us, and inspires us! My love for my Lord, family, friends, cooking, crafting, gardening/nature, vintage, sewing and different cultures; these passions and too many more to list, have moved my hand to paper, thus, Abrazos y Besos. In addition to a nudge by my baby sister, Dudies. My last name is Hug which means Abrazo in Spanish, hence the name of my blog: “Abrazos y Besos” translating to “Hugs & Kisses.” I will focus on our personal life journey with Mi Corazon (Augie Hug) sprinkled with love, spice and fun. Please tune in. Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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