Thursday, November 26, 2009


I joined Ravelry, a great community of Knitters and a "big time sucker" (he-he, I hear you, knittinwolf :)
Life is short and we need to do everything possible to make it even shorter...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's this time of the year again

Yea, Christmas time, and then New Year, and so it is time to start a new life... all over again. Feels good, as always. It was a crazy summer, but it is over... I made this HDR picture of the beautiful red leaves yesterday and I like it, even though it looks blurry here for some reason.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monetize your tweets.

I found a new toy, it is called Magpie , an Ad Network for Twitter. As a total newbie I have no idea if it is going to work, so maybe you just try and tell me what you think:)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

An Artist I admire -Lidia.

Lidia is a wonderfully talented and highly creative Artist and a fabulous person living in Germany. I really love her exquisite oil and watercolor paintings:

But she is most well-known for her bright and colorful textile. Lidia mastered various batik techniques and she works with different kinds of natural silk fabrics. Her creations looks equally gorgeous on the wall, as a part of an interior design, or transferred into trendy clothing.

Her works can be found in many collections of the discriminating art lovers around the globe. I am very lucky to have some of Lidia's pieces in my possession. And I am really proud to be able to call her my Dear Friend.:))

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I am on Twitter

I am on Twitter, he-he.....:))
Need to find a pretty picture.. Where do everyone get that pretty pictures of the bird?
Twit-twit :)))

And update - I found my picture-button on

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I've been featured!

I've been featured on the site right here
!! How cool is that!

The site has a lot going on, lots of listing, resources, different ways to advertise ...
And free advertising newer hurts either!:) Right now they have an Easter and Patrick Day events, so it is a good time to check them out.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Illustration Friday - Time

This week Illustration Friday entry - "Timeless beauty" :) Time has no power over this pretty face, this girl will never get old, or fat or wrinkled. Because she is a doll... yea (Sigh:)
Actually this is my take on the tutorial by Corey Barker from Planet Photoshop website, called

Borders Under a Minute

It took me more then a minute, actually much more, but I was really having fun, so it doesn't count. Actually the tutorial of the frame is super easy, but I've spent a lot of time photoshoping the doll's face. Another framed portrait with a real model picture:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mystery of an egg

Is so simple and so mysteriously full of symbolic meanings... Just a few:

Eggs were considered the perfect sign of spring and rebirth by pagans.
Eggs were buried under ancient foundations to ward off evil.
Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Persians all thought of the oval egg as the symbol of the universe.Boston Globe
The egg is seen as symbolic of the grave and life renewed or resurrected by breaking out of it.Wikipedia

Well, there is a lot to read and learn about meanings of an egg in different cultures at different times. Here is my modest contribution to the abundance of these whimsical and colorful little symbols.
I put a lot of work into this painted eggs. They are made of wood and I first thoroughly sand them, to make the surface smooth. Then I put in an eye screw, so the egg could be hang on the Easter tree.. or Christmas tree, or just anywhere. Then I coat it with a primer, sand again, and paint my background. When the background paint is dry, I start my design. The painting style is derived from Ukrainian folk "Petrikivka" painting, which I really adore. I am planning to tell more about this wonderful stile sometimes later. So I paint flowers and leaves, then add some flourishes with a tiny brush and finish with golden or silver highlights. After that I put on several coats of varnish, to make the egg shine. Varnish also protect painting from the damage and make the handling of the egg care free. Also I sign and date every egg. Because I paint each egg separately by hand, and never use any reference, all of them turn out different and there cannot be any identical design, so each egg is truly one of a kind. They are great gift for any occasion. They can be given for Easter and Christmas, for Birthday and Valentine day, or for any day you want to celebrate life, spring, universe or ward off evil from your loved ones! The eggs are available for sale and can be found in my Etsy chop!(Click here)

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Saturday, January 17, 2009


I miss drawing for Illustration Friday web site. It is a good gymnastic for the hand, and brain, and it structures time, and just is a good activity. I have problem finishing in time though. Here is my unfinished picture, I think this girl looks pretty contained.

Friday, January 09, 2009

My Etsy

I listed some of my knitted goods on Etsy. What a fun place! So many things to see, to explore, to learn... And I want to buy almost everything!!! Well, it is not the time to splurge, I have to contain myself... (Which reminds me of my next post's theme...:) But I've already made a loong list of favorites.

I hope you like my socks! You can buy them here: My Etsy

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Another Day

I just found out that my cousin's husband has passed away... It seems like yesterday we were sitting in that little cafe, talking.. laughing ..Well... Another reminder of how life is short and how we should cherish every day ...


I am still working on my blog. It is getting boooring. All the templates are boooring, and I realize that I have to make one myself. Right, sometimes, later.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New year, new life

Happy Hew Year! Great opportunity to start a new life again! Yes, it makes sense. It is even better then to start a new life on Monday.
Today I am celebrating my new life by updating my old blog. Now it is almost a brand new blog. Although I am going to add more changes soon ... Change! We need change! LOL