An introduction to my new virtual home and the badasses who made it happen / by Paluna Santamaria

Some of you may have never seen the old Paluna & Co website and now you never will, but don't worry, there was nothing exciting on there ;)

Welcome to PALUNAMOVES  My new virtual home. A place where all my projects, adventures and sometimes deepest thoughts will live so I can share them with you.

This project has taken longer than I wanted to come to fruition. Mostly, because I needed to work with the right people. One of my friends, said to me once: you are surrounded by amazing people, everyone you have ever introduced me too has been nice, talented and plain awesome.

Well, it's true and it's not luck, it has been my choice to surround myself with people I respect and admire in one way or another. This project is not the exception.

Sweet kindhearted people are easy to find. Sweet, kindhearted, hardworking, open minded, talented, badass, successful, admiring and available, are not. Slowly but surely the universe worked its magic and here there are: 

 

JACKIE BEALE and her chill spirit and beautiful images.

Jackie,

Thank you for bringing peace and calm to my days with your images. Thank you for sitting with me and truly listening to what I had to say. For understanding my point of view and making me feel like I wasn't crazy for wanting to use your images instead of photos of me posing or flexing.

Your images are a series of small magic worlds that thanks to your eyes become a universe I want to live in.

Check out Jackie  http://jackiebeale.com/

 

JOEL TELLIER and his simple and sophisticated designs.

Joel,

Thank you for taking the time to read my endless blabbing about the concept of this project. I still have no idea how you created what you created with the information I gave you.

Your work represents everything I wanted this to be. Clear, simple, clean, different, powerful, genderless, timeless.

I'm sorry I have to quote our last text here but in a period where it seems all I've been doing is fighting for what I believe in, these words have its place: “We're 100% right all the time and they're 100% wrong.”

Sorry folks, sometimes it has to be that way. We won't know if it was a mistake until we try it so Joel, once again, thank you for supporting me in doing the opposite of what 90% of people wanted me to do.

Check out Joel  http://joeltellier.com/

 

MARY RUTH YOUNG and her many talents.

Mary,

Thank you for caring, for listening, for going the extra mile, for teaching me so much without even trying. Seriously, how do you that? For being so cool, so easy going, so inspiring and so amazing.

I feel truly blessed to have met you and to have had the opportunity to work with you.

Check out Mary http://maryyoung.ca/

 

Im sure this project will continue to evolve as the crazy perfectionist person I can be. I'm already thinking of what needs to improve. For now, I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do.