An Artist. A Mom. A fairy tale maker.
I love change and bright colors.
I drink lots of tea.
I try to see the Creator in everything.
I believe in fairy tales.
I have a cat that thinks he is a dog.
(that's why I love him)
Watercolors are my second nature.
Rublev, Chagall, Hokusai and Dr. Seuss have created a wonderful mix in my head.
Sunny days are finally here and I spend some time photographing and listing some new pendant designs. Photography is not my strongest point, so I usually struggle a lot. It takes me 4,5,6 tries to get what I think is a decent photo to post. Please don't judge too harshly, the pendants look a lot better in person. They really do.
A few days ago I received a blog award "Life is Good!" from my dear virtual friend a puppet master from Bulgaria -Rossichka. I simply can't leave this unattended, so here it goes:
1. If you could go back to the past, you would like to spend one day in (with) ... Our old house in Lviv, with my great grandmother who knew a million stories and was the kindest old lady and my childhood friend. That house is my eternal mental happy place.
2. You have a dream... To write and illustrate my own children's book. And to have a house of my own with some lilac in the garden.
3. Your favorite scent is ...Jasmine in bloom 4. Your childhood was (is) ...The best time of my life!
5. Your favorite books or characters from the children's literature are ...The Moomins and the Little Prince.
6. You miss ...Having friends over in the evenings and good long talks over the cup of tea.
7. Your secret talent is ...math
8. Your favourite season is ...Spring Passing along the award to Rima the amazing artist in her house on the wheells, Nakisha the Master of Rabbit creations, Melissa my wonderful art student and fellow homeschooler, and last by not least Jessie a wonderful artist, mother and a great inspiration to me overall. Take it from here ladies! Please answer the same 8 questions.
And one of the viewers on youtube kindly translated and posted the text, so I am going to copy and paste it. 0:30 I have a strange feeling. Who is this? It is like we have known each other for years and she knows everything about me, my childhood, my present life, and about what will happen to me. As if she has been always watching me, being somewhere beside me, even though I saw her for the first time. I realized: she is my wife.
3:22 However I had a feeling that, if I stayed in Vitebsk any longer, fur and moss would cover me. Farewell, Vitebsk! Stay with your herrings, my countrymen!
4:10 I had to leave my native land, but in my paintings I have been always true to that land. Why in Russia I have always been a fifth wheel in a cart? Why does everything I do seem strange to Russians and everything they do seem contrived to me? Well, why? I cannot talk about this anymore. I love Russia too much.
We came back from a two week family trip to San Diego, CA last night. What can I say? It was AMAZING! The family we stayed with, the weather, the beaches, the colors, the Trader Joe's (those of you in the US will understand) I really needed this time away from the greyness of NYC. The colors of the flowers are absolutely unbelievable. You can be riding down the highway and see a splash of pure purple, as if some pigment was spilled. Or a splash of bright red and yellow. California is all about color, and I tried to soak in as much as possible.