© Roberto Alborghetti

Some other images which seem to come from a mysterious and drowned world. Or from our deep unconscious… Yes, imaginary scenes, but realistic images. I “captured” them along Netherlands streets. They are not paintings. They are “Lacer/actions”, images of torn posters and urban signs. Absolutely random pics, not maniputated or digitally enhanced. This is my research. This is my fun.   



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London is really an “open air” art museum. It’s enough to walk along the streets, open our eyes wide an let the perception flows… You may see torn posters and capturing colored signs. During my visits to London I had the way to catch lot of images… I present some of them in a clip I’ve posted at YouTube, BlipTV, MySpace and Animoto. Its title is (obviously!) “Lacer/actions of London”; the claim: “Torn posters / Street (de)signs” . Soundtrack: “Wake up” by Mackintosh Braun. Enjoy it.




Another piece coming from my “Lacer/actions” collection about Images of Torn Posters and Urban Signs. It’s a lithograph, 45 x 35.    


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This is a great new, for me and for the pupils who participate to the videoclip production. R.A.


“MYDADDY” is a delicate and passionate clip  made to support “FIRST IN SAFETY” (Primi in Sicurezza”) an Italian social campaign for the prevention of accidents at work. This campaign – which invites schools and young people to face the problem – is promoted by ROSSINI TRADING Spa, ANMIL (the italian Association for injured people) and OKAY! monthly magazine.

These are the numbers of the dramatic “war report” about a year (2011) of accidents at works in Italy: 1,170 deads and over 750,000 injuries. These numbers are impressive. And the problem affects Italy and lot of Countries. For this reason it is urgent to raise voice and the guard. Even with a message.  “MyDaddy” clip – created by Roberto Alborghetti – was made with the collaboration of “P.Mazzi” Primary School and Piancastagnaio Municipality (Siena) and Osa Onlus Association. 




Sweet child,




limply resting against cool plaster.

Grandma’s Purple Quilt.


Sunset burnished hills.

Lavender Dusk settles in.

fallen soldiers weep.

*_* sigh.


Yin/yang poster world

grabbing blurs of yesterday.

Flowing thought bleeds ink.


© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright~Meredith

This is the third composition created by fellow blogger, Meredith ( for a four composition series titled “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haiga”. Meredith – who lives in Lafayette, Indiana (USA) – shared a preview of my most recent images taken from torn posters and cities walls during my trips in the Netherlands and Italy. And, she began to create verses…

The third “Lacer/actions” art piece which inspired Meredith’s verses doesn’t come from torn posters. It is a sort of special preview about a new direction, or section or a new kind of images concerning my research of urban signs… I will talk about it very soon. I saw this “visual situation” in Milan. As all my pieces, it’s natural, realistic and not manipulated or enhanced image.

Meredith wrote this note about her verses and my art: 

I have very mixed feelings about them because they feel very transparent to me.  But, that is  art, and as I send this off I feel a sense of sending myself.  This picture touches me deeply, and I decided to not to use any other text than the haiku.”

I thank Meredith for this collaboration which is also a particular experimentation based on colors, images, words, thoughts, emotions and sensorial perception.



Meredith ( writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Meredith writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students. When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith returned to school and redirected her passions toward quieter pursuits in architectural design.  Most recently, her love for writing and well-being generate roomy, new ideas about beauty and life, and she writes about mindful living from a deeper understanding.


By Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning, and Kristen LaBrosse, CAPM®, Co-Author

Some of us are natural-born “planners.” We plan out every moment of our lives in detail, from what we will be doing on the weekend to how many children we want and what their names will be, to how our career will progress – in detail! Others of us are “doers” and are more spontaneous, nervous if too many plans are made for us; we would rather live our lives with flexibility and freedom to make plans as we go.  If you sit down and think about how last year’s activities evolved, you will probably be able to determine on which side of the spectrum you belong: a planner or a doer?

What’s great about project management is that it brings both sides of the spectrum together so that planners will eventually execute and do their project tasks and doers must first plan their project tasks before jumping right in. A relatively new way to do project management has made this merger of “planners” and “doers” even more seamless: Agile principles and practices.

What Exactly Is Agile?  Agile is a philosophy that focuses on people, collaboration and shared values to get projects done. The Agile philosophy can be best described by the Agile Manifesto, which was written back in 2001 by a group of software project managers. The Agile Manifesto describes Agile as valuing the following:

Individuals & Interactions   over           Process & Tools

Working Software    over          Comprehensive Documentation

Customer Collaboration   over          Contract Negotiation

Responding to Change             over         Following a Plan

From taking a look at these, it would seem like Agile falls more to the side of the “doers” than the “planners” – and this is partially true.  Agile practitioners pride themselves in doing what they say and saying what they do, as well as allowing for and embracing change in project requirements.

But not to worry, planners, there’s plenty of opportunity for you as well in the Agile realm.  In Agile, teams plan in “Sprints,” which is exactly how it sounds – planning in small, fast bursts. Before every sprint there is a “Sprint Planning” meeting where the team meets with the products owner and decides what needs to get done in the next sprint. After the sprint the team goes through a “Sprint Review” where the team will demonstrate the incremental value that was attained during the sprint.

Using this method, planning and doing go back and forth in rapid succession to create clear transparency in what everyone is doing and what the project team should be focusing on.

How Does Agile Relate to Traditional Project Management?  While the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition) does not specifically mention Agile methodologies, it does not contradict them, either. In fact, the PMBOK discusses iterative approaches to project management, which can be applied to projects managed using Agile principles and practices. Therefore it’s not an either or relationship, but rather that they complement each other. The use of Agile techniques is particularly useful in projects that require quick responses to change along with communication to customers.

Why Should You Care?  OK, let’s cut to the chase. Why are we talking so much about Agile when this isn’t even an article about yoga? In the project management field, Agile principles and practices are topics of growing interest and importance. PMI’s research shows that the use of Agile methodologies has tripled from December 2008 to May 2011. In fact, it’s predicted that by the end of 2012, Agile development will be used on 80% of all projects involving software development. But it’s not just about software anymore. Agile methods are being use more and more by industries other than software because of its proven ability to decrease product defects, improve team productivity, and increase the delivery of business value.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the Agile boat!  And find out how to become Cheetah Agile at

About the Author:

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP, is an entrepreneurial powerhouse with a penchant for making success easy, fun, and fast. She is the founder of Cheetah Learning, the author of the Cheetah Success Series, and a prolific blogger whose mission is to bring Project Management to the masses.

Cheetah Learning is a virtual company with 100 employees, contractors, and licensees worldwide. To date, more than 30,000 people have become “Cheetahs” using Cheetah Learning’s innovative Project Management and accelerated learning techniques.  

Recently honored by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Cheetah Learning was named Professional Development Provider of the Year at the 2008 PMI® Global Congress. A dynamic keynote speaker and industry thought leader, Michelle was previously recognized by PMI as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the world.

Michelle’s articles have appeared in more than 100 publications and websites around the world. Her monthly column, the Know How Network, is carried by over 400 publications, and her monthly newsletter goes out to more than 50,000 people. 

She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Manager’s (OPM) program and also holds engineering degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Dayton. 

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 A three silk scarves series are now on sale at “LA BOTTEGA DI OSCAR / OSCAR’S BOUTIQUE”. They are available in a very special limited edition and at a special price. Their design is unique. They reproduce details of torn posters images captured around the world by Italian visual artist and reporter Roberto Alborghetti . He had the idea to turn paper trash into an art subject; these incredible abstract pics have been  also trasnferred on canvases, lithographs and other materials. The three silk scarves were created with the collaboration with the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia. 



On request, some other logos drawn by students… Brands and  trademarks surround us. They besiege us. They became part of our lives. We often identify a brand with our character and style. And it’s really funny what the Holy Family Institute’s students in Comonte di Seriate (Italy) did. They enjoyed to play with their names drawing internationally known brands graphs. Leaded by their Professor mrs. Falconi, students drew their names according  to some companies brand design (Disney, Lacoste, Nike, EstaThe)whose trademarks are around us. It was a compelling game which  became a  good exercise in observation too.


Ecco ancora alcuni nomi disegnati secondo la grafica di celebri logo internazionali… I marchi ci circondano. Ci assediano. Son entrati a far parte della nostra vita. Spesso, in un marchio ci riconosciamo, con il nostro carattere e con il nostro stile. Ed è simpatico quello che hanno fatto gli studenti dell’Istituto Sacra Famiglia di Comonte di Seriate (Bergamo) che si sono divertiti a rivestire i propri nomi con i tratti grafici di noti marchi di prodotti. Sotto la guida della docente prof.ssa Falconi, gli studenti hanno proposto i loghi di società multinazionali i cui, marchi, sono sotto gli occhi di tutti ( tra gli altri, Disney, Lacoste, Nike, EstaThe). Un irresistibile gioco che si è trasformato anche in un bell’esercizio di osservazione.