Monday, December 21, 2009

Movie Monday 56

Short sweet and oh so very true!

Friday, December 18, 2009

IF: Undone

She comes with her hair undone.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday mood

Getting the house ready for the holidays, getting into the festive mood, trying not to be overwhelmed with the mundane.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Movie Monday 55

Sad, yet very beautiful.

Friday, December 11, 2009

IF: Hatched

A new one has hatched and looks exactly as the older one, only a bit smaller.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Did I invent these?

Well, probably I did not, but it felt like I did. (click to see larger images)
I started using those with my daughter, and then I printed out and laminated some more and used them in my Art lessons for 3-4 year old kids. And now finally I am ready to show them to the world:)

Here they are, my traceble animals. Will put them in my Etsy shop after posting here. What I do with them is I let the kid trace the easy shape of the animals head, and then let them draw the middle, body or whatever else they feel like drawing. I find that having a countour of the head the kids have more confidence to finish the drawing, while having a freedom of their own drawing.

Monday, December 7, 2009

December Still Life

Something I painted today wishing for snow, a cozy lazy day and some good apples.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Movie Monday 54

Short and very funny, especially useful for young parents with one baby.

Friday, December 4, 2009

IF: Crunchy

Crunchy, crunchy apples.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday

They speak to me . Somehow. Sometimes you just find another artist whose language speaks to you directly, and this is the case. I just bought a couple of figurine bells for myself as a Christmas present.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Movie Monday 53

A short love story.
Love all the style transitions in it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

IF: Entangled

The branches of the enchanted forest were deeply entangled.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from our Family

To all of you who celebrate this holiday--Happy Thanksgiving.
To those who don't--just wishes of all the very best and my warm thoughts on this day when we remember what we are thankful for.
Be well and happy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pre Holiday Bunnies

These I painted for my kids room. I envisioned it to be a brother and sister, but my husband said they look like the famous Farmer and Wife painting:) I hope he was just kidding.

And another good news for me, that I finally made it to the front page of Etsy today. In my 2 years there it is the 2nd time that I know I was on front page. Not much, but I am happy about every one of those.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Movie Monday 52

A marvelous take on how dreams can come true.

Friday, November 20, 2009

IF: Music

The horse loved to listen to the music the girl played while riding.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tropical Colors

I did a whole batch of new small paintings while in Florida, and the color that was my biggest influence while there was GREEN. No surprise here, as you can guess. The tropical greens are amazing, lushious and so rich. I never saw green like that before.
Not that I managed or really tried to copy those greens, but they were definitely in my mind while I was painting.
Visit my store to see all the new ACEOs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A week of summer

We were out of the city, out of the daily hassle, and out of winter for a week.

We spent a week in Florida in Fort Lauderdale, hiding away from the cold and enjoying the company of each other. It has been a long time since we had such a great time all together, without running or being late ANYWHERE...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Movie Monday 52

Some facts about Owls, more of a fun way to learn about owls, than an animation masterpiece, but still rather nicely made.

Friday, November 6, 2009

IF: Blur

The letters were falling into the blur of the town, and one could only hope that they would reach someone who would read them.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Smalls

I am back in the painting routine. Getting 1,2 or 3 small painting done in a day. After a period of dryness the images are pouring out again. This one is a carrot puzzle. Can the rabbit guess which carrot is the biggest?

A big moon is calling the dog and a couple of cats:

A make over for this little girl in red(new image to the right):

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday

Beatrice Alemagna is an illustrator I discovered recently while browsing LJ. I fell in love with this lion, and had to find the book. Luckily British and French Amazon had it, so now I am the lucky owner of a copy of Un Lion a Paris. The lion face is something that mezmerized me in her work, plus the perspectives and line work are amazing in my opinion. I think I will look for more books that she did.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Movie Monday 51

Simple yet quite fun. Owls learn to fly

Friday, October 30, 2009

IF: Skinny

In order to get skinny for the summer the Fox switched to an apple diet.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here and Now

It is autumn, as many of you already know:)

Life is good. I am very happy that I decided to home school for this year. Simply put--it feels right, it feels good and natural. My favorite time of the day is the morning, when we have a very quiet and SLOW breakfast, and I sip my cup of coffee and listen to the kid's stream of consciousness...I love hearing original and interesting things that come from their "inside", to me that shows the wonder of the "self" and the root of creativity. Finally after almost a year of trying to teach them at home I feel at ease with what is happening and am very pleased with the results.
Here are some of our recent autumn inspired colorful moments.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday

Ligreego and her fairy tales are a long time favorite of mine. I have been "watching" her for a few years now. Click the images to go to her flickr page.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Movie Monday 50

Another great concert by the already known bear, rabbit and wolf. Enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

IF: Fast

How fast can you go on a tricycle at night?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday

Another Artist whose work I really like. Naive yet very warm and lively, Akasi is a LJ user and wonderful Artist. (click the images to go to her live journal)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Movie Monday 49

Brilliant take on burocracy.

Friday, October 16, 2009

IF: Frozen

This was inspired by the frozen windows in the winter I remember from childhood.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We are into Clay these days

Sculpey to be more precise.
I can not paint lately for some strange internal reason, and the only salvation is playing with sculpey. That has been my long time proven by years therapy in days when painting is not an option.

And strange as it may seem (ha ha) my kids are into sculpey too. As we are bound to spend most of the time together we tend to pick up each others hobbies. For example now I know all the Star Wars character and even their Battle Tech numbers (some of you may know what it is, some may not know ant they might be better off not knowing)
So here they are from my youngest ( Anna 3.4 year old), then Andrei 5.9 year old, and then myself.
They do all the work themselves, I do not touch the creations.

P.S. Should I try selling these, what do you think?

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