Monday, June 29, 2009

Movie Monday 36

Today it is Pixar again, with a short film "One Man Band". Lovely music, good sense of humor.

Friday, June 26, 2009

IF: Worn

The bear was playing a cheerful melody on his balalaika and was wearing a worn hat that was passed on to him from his Grandpa.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I am clearing out some of the space and will be having an ACEO sale. Please check my store's SALE section to see the reduced items. A new batch of ACEOs is coming in as we speak:)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Making a Blurb Book

Many of you probably know, about a site called Blurb. You can self publish a book there, using their book layout software. And they will print it out for you. The reviews of the site I have read are fabulous. The quality cost ratio should be very reasonable,so I am excited about receiving my first solo Art book.
My research tells me that I need a 7x7" hardcover. And that is what I am making for the past couple of days. Once I get my copy and test drive it with friends and family I will be offering them at my etsy shop.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Movie Monday 35

This animation series our family has been enjoying for the past month or so. And we got them for all of our friends too:) Wonderful series for kids of all ages, especially if you like the Moomins!

Friday, June 19, 2009

IF: Drifting

A brown unicorn was drifting between the castle and the meadow.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Men Love Chess

Can you find one thing in common in these?
I have started a series of these, playing chess wherever we go...
Andrei carries a chess set with him almost all the time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


A free download of this illustration is available at
as well as many many other wonderful creations by various artists.

If you would like the original of this painting please drop me a note

New Baked Goods

A home made organicly baked wolf, and a wholesome tea loving elephant. Brand new and waiting for their new homes.
Sculpey is my favorite medium, did I ever say that ...I am sure I did

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Movie Monday 34

Imagination has no boundries! Truly.

Friday, June 12, 2009

IF: Unfold

Spring suddenly unfolded itself and turned out to be summer.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

where is summer?

I do not think it made it to NYC yet. It is so awfully dark and grey outside, I can't stand to look out the window. Our poor planted tomatoes are struggling to get above the ground level, and I can't wait to be able to go to the Ocean again. Only 30 minutes away from the house it is the best place to be during the summer days here. But not now. We are stuck inside...everyone minding their own business, I even manage to paint a few ACEOs here and there. Here is the new batch that came out of my "homeschooling" time today:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some wonderous Art makers

A good piece of inspiration is priceless, I think.
So I am going to share these two amazingly talented Artists that I have been inspired by for the past year or so. Rima from the Hermitage
has kept me in awe by her work and travels as you can see in her blog. She has an extraordinary technical skill combined with magical imagination power--and thus the creations are simply stunning in my opinion. I personally own a couple of her prints.

Another Artist who inspires me on regular basis is Dilka Bear.Sweet and light paintings that carry you away into their own land.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Movie Monday 33

A side by side compostion of two stories. One is about a Russian Bogatyr Ivan, and the other one is of Don Juan. A play on names and life stories. (click the images to see the stories in wikipedia)

Friday, June 5, 2009

IF: Craving

The little fox was craving apples, even though foxes are not supposed to eat them. This little fox was different.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Some Helpful tips for Etsians

For all of us who are searching for new marketing techniques I wanted to say that this ebook was full of helpful advice. Some statistics, some marketing tips, some directory links and overall good information. For the price of $10 I think it offers a lot! After selling for more than I year I found information that I never heard of before (not that I do not do my research :)))
Etsy Advanced by Jessica Schope

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Moleskin Movies?

I had no idea people make these. But isn't it fun?
This one is by one by JennyM

Fish follows it's Bliss

The fish always dreamt of flying, and one day she found a way to do it. She was a magic fish, so she could breath air, in case you were worried;)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Magic Flute

The boy has the magic flute. The flute that brings out the magic in whoever hears it.
You play it to the animals and they sprout wings, you play it to the people and they learn to dream.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Movie Monday 32

OH MY DARLING by Borge Ring.

I can not embed this animation, it's prohibited by the author, but if you follow the link to youtube it is very much worth while!

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