“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
Andy was born in Roeselare, Belgium.
His fascination with food began as a young kid.
That passion led him to study at "Ter Groene Poorte" cooking school, where he graduated as a Chef.
Needing a career change, he opened a shop where he presented his handcrafted articles in leather (including all kind of biker articles like saddlebags, belts, wallets, etc.). In that period, he enjoyed and expanded his creativity and artistic skills.
After his recovery from a severe climbing accident in 2010, he started creating large wooden sculptures (from 1 to 3 meter in height) working mainly with chainsaws and fine-tuning them with small power tools and chisels.
Under "Enlightened Wood" he designed and crafted special objects in wood. It was the time in which he got in touch with the lathe.
During the following years he has been learning and specializing in "hand-sculpting" fine writing instruments.
That's how "G-D" was born...
Andy’s work reflects some kind of quest, a discovery journey to experience wood as a main source but also other materials to explore their possibilities. The creations grow towards their final result: high quality handcrafted pens...
"I love to create writing instruments. It's is a wonderful challenge and a joy for me. Technical and artistic skills are important to achieve quality. But there is something more that makes of this work a special experience: It's the pleasure to feel that each single finished pen has its own personality, its own "soul" and a energy that will bring satisfaction to its owner ."
"Music was, is and will be part of my existence. However, I am enjoying this "new era" ... happy to share the life with my husband Andy -the love of my life- putting my heart and dedication in this enterprise (in my possibilities...) by doing the web page, taking pics, making videos and designing pens together . I wish that you can receive, appreciate the quality and the "good vibes" of our work... NAMASTE! "
LAURA GARCIA BELLI
Laura was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The soprano with Italian & Spanish roots began her musical education playing the piano whilst still at primary school trained as a ballerina.
After finishing the high school she studied at the C.A.E.C.E University in Buenos Aires, where she graduated as molecular biology technician. Meanwhile she studied English at I.C.A.NA Institute and began her singing training.
In Juni 2001 -after working for companies like Nestlé S.A., Thomson Spectrum S.A. and Fiat-Peugeot Argentina- she decided to further her career as a singer by moving to Munich, Germany (where she has been living for 13 years).
From there her teacher & vocal trainer was Saverio Suárez - Ribaudo.
She learned the German language at the Goethe-Institut and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
Also in Munich she attended masterclasses with the tenor Francisco Araiza, at the Bavarian Theatre Academy "August Everding" and with Kurt Widmer at the VI. International Voice Symposium in Salzburg (Austria).
Her subsequent career has covered opera, recital and oratorio performances.
She has been heard across stages in Europe and South America like Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Prinzregententheater (Germany), Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz (Germany), Nymphenburg Palace (Germany), Sarajevo Opera House (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Vicenza Opera House (Italy), Madrid's Convention Centre (Spain) among others...YouTube
Recordings as soloist soprano : "Chiquitos" - © 1994 Grupo de Canto Coral (Latin American baroque music) - "La Fuga" (Film soundtrack © 2001 - Dir. Eduardo Mignona/ music by Federico Jusid ) - "Herr Mannelig" (© 2004 music by Haggard).