Monday, October 15, 2012

Reinventing yourself. It is magical!!!


Every day is a new day... for sure. But every day, are you new? Coming from a magic convention hosted by Genii’s magazine, I feel that I have learned something new. Not only techniques but also experiences that as a human being help me to grow and realize that every day I can reinvent myself.  

When I was 18 years old, I was a student with 5 dollars in my pocket to buy a book about magic tricks. At that time in my country of Colombia, it was very difficult to find a book of magic tricks. I decided to go to “La Feria del Libro” – one of the largest international book fairs in Latin America and the world (at least that is what the advertising said).

Monday, June 4, 2012

DREAM BIG – Read! Summer, Things to do - Florida



DREAM BIG

Every summer I have the pleasure to perform magic shows in many libraries in different counties throughout Florida. I am proud of the libraries and how they work hard to bring many activities to the kids, from reading nights, movies, special live events, magicians, etc. Every year the library system has a theme, and this year, 2012, is Dream Big – Read! When the librarians started contacting me to book the shows, the slogan “Dream Big – Read!" caught my attention because I'm often asked by kids and adults at the shows how I learned magic. And here is the answer: by READING. Since I was a little boy, like other kids my age, I was fascinated by the power of magic. I dreamed of being a magician some day. At that time, there was no Internet, and many magicians did not want to teach their secrets. Others were very expensive. I decided to learn magic on my own… by reading books. I spent many days and hours after school and during school vacations reading books and creating my own tricks with all the material that I had in our home. I could not wait to buy my next book to read about magic and how to make tricks. This passion for magic did not last just a few days. This passion was forever.