Friday, December 31, 2010

Another year

I am glad that this year is almost over. It had it's tears and it's laughs and friends new and old, and a new cat, and lots of books, and even a new toaster oven;)
I am hoping that next year will be better than this one. I wish all of you a good wholesome year to come!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Inspiration Chihiro Iwasaki

I found a wonderful book. In Japanese. Not a single word of English in it....It is some woman Artist that does the most wonderful watercolors. I have scanned in her portrait and a few images from her book (may be someone who knows Japanese can tell meher name?) To make a long story short--I loved what I saw in that book. The gentleness, the softness, the magical transparancy and the delicacy with which she paints children is amazing! Children are hard to paint without falling into one of thestereotypical cliches of "cuteness". Her work is full of life and light.Below are a few watercolors I painted afterlooking through the book. I am so inspired!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Movie Monday For No Particular Reason

Yes, for no particular reason...One of my childhood favorites

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick peek to wish you all who celebrate Christmas on the 25 --Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In our household we have another celebration today--Andrei has turned 7. According to our faith he has passed from being an "infant" to being a "youth". A very important development in his life, since now he is considered old enough to answer for his own deeds. He is very proud to be a "youth" :) As a gift he received a much wanted Swiss Army Knife with a bunch of instructions of "what to do" and "what NOT to ever ever ever do" with it:) So far all the pencils in the house have been sharpened and that is good.

2010 has been a difficult year for us and I am glad it is almost over. I wanted to thank all of you for visiting my blog, supporting my Etsy shop and most importantly inspiring me and keeping me motivated to make more Art. Thank you! And I wish you all a blessed, peaceful, happy year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Where is our snow?

Any ideas?

I am waiting for it...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Movie Monday PreHoliday

A marvelous creation by Ukrainian anemators. Taking the true spirit of Christmas and bringing into the modern word. Thank you Vira for the great link!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We are back

And we are cold. I can uderstand when it is cold and snowing, but this kind of weather is a perfectly wasted cold, to which I personally do not see any rhyme or reason. Not that anyone has asked me to moderate the weather...Just complaining

Painted 3 new ACEOs today.After a break I usually have a bunch of images that need to be painted, or I will explode.
And here they are the winter bird, Neptune and the Moving Snail. (all listed on Etsy)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

San Diego through my eyes

No words today, just pictures. I don't like analyzing a thing while it is still happening:) But there are amazing colors here, I can assure you.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Missed Monday

I got a bit carried away on our vacation. We are currently in California staying with some dear friends of ours. I completely forgot that it was Monday yesterday:) Trying to make up for it now:)

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