Monday, 7 April 2014

Let me take you to the beach, baby...

Spring is here. It is really, really here. I can smell it! It is that unique smell of air, just after a shower, it is the smell of cut grass in the evening. It is the smell which brings so many memories of ones younger self who believed that absolutely everything was possible and memories of those endless nights during the spring. In the meantime let me take you to the beach, baby...







Thank you so much for all your likes and feedback on fb. I managed to reach over 50 likes and it would not be possible without you all and your help! I am very, very grateful and immensley appreciative. Sending you all lots of love and blessings!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Plain paintings

Life brings so many inspirations and it is a beautiful abundance. I feel that I could paint and paint. It is the matter of finding and building up time to paint which sometimes is not easy. I have recently done my first paintings of the sea. My heart is completely filled up with blue at the moment.




Outdoor time and walks bring many inspirations as well. 











I am also happy to announce that I am going to exhibit again!

Dear souls, I have an unusual request. I have created a facebook page for my paintings and I need to reach 50 likes to make that page public. If you can please give me like, if you like :) that would be great! You just have to put aga's journey into the search on fb and I should pop out. Thank you for this so much!
Wishing you all a fantastic, happy and creative week!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Rivers of Babylon, birthdays and time away

I have not posted anything for a while. I have felt a bit down and overwhelmed over the last few weeks. There were lots of moments of tiredness, lack of hope and pushing my needs away. There was lots of resistance in me too. Then suddenly when I just gave up and let things go, everything has started to change. Now I feel that this time of feeling hopeless was needed, that moments like I have experienced recently are just a part of life and they always come and go. The whole point is just to accept those circumstances and give them space and time to let them go away.
 I realized that when we let go, we start to trust in a process of life again, we also open our hearts for new seen and unseen opportunities, inspirations and miracles to happen.
Scott and I have just come back from our little trip to London. We were visiting our friend Weronika (who is a fantastic inspiration for yoga- please check her facebook page here ) there and also were celebrating our birthdays because they are only a few days apart.
These are photographs taken in London. They present London seen and captured in my eyes as the images of little delights, memories and happiness.It was good to be away, catch up with Weronika and experience completely different surroundings. But it is good to be back too and enjoy time at home, appreciate Edinburgh again and listen to beautifully singing birds in the garden. Spring has finally arrived!
Happy spring! Love and blessing to you all!


















Sunday, 9 March 2014

March

appreciations of life and gratitude

March my favorite month

outdoor time-silent meditation and being  surrounded by nature
painting time- smell of oils, drying paint, another meditation, inner silence and music which takes me on a journey
body time- acceptation, courage, act of love, gift
spring time- daffodils in the house and singing birds in the garden








Monday, 24 February 2014

Beetroot soup and Oslo

Hello gorgeous souls. I passed my cold and life energy forces came back. I have to admit that sometimes it is good to be ill to appreciate how good is to feel being alive again. It has been a good week. In spite of rain and wind today I could feel spring coming. Nature is waking up after winter dreaming. It is nearly March already and dumped Christmas trees still can be seen on Edinburgh streets. This week I am grateful for time during the weekend at home, time to paint, listen to good music, read and sleep, sitting in front of the fire, munching beetroot soup and sourdough bread made by Scott and feel present in those precise moments.
I came back to painting my deer again. Also inspired by the moment, music and memory of my trip to Oslo years ago I painted 'Oslo' watercolour. Painting during this weekend brought me lots of joy and I enjoyed so much the process of it.
Love and blessings to you all.

Hear me

Oslo

Monday, 17 February 2014

Draft

In spite of having a nasty cold this week something extremely nice and empowering happened. I have met another beautiful, wise, creative and inspiring woman in my life. I also realized how much I needed it and how important it is to share our thoughts and feelings, how important it is for women to support each other and to listen to each others inner voice. I believe that we all have our inner voice, wisdom, intuition but sometimes we just do not want to listen to it. I love to feel those invisible threads and wires of connection and understanding between people. We do live in a beautiful world but we also live in a world where people treat each other heartlessly. Sometimes I am scared we have already started to behave like machines which follow the same pattern every day - sleep and work with a few words in between to our dear ones, then playtime with our technology, entertainment/gadgets and sleep again. I do see that every day and it makes me really sad. Machines follow the pattern but people have a choice and it is good to remember about that. After meeting Sarah I felt like our invisible threads made little knots between them, I felt inspired and happy that there are people full of heart and passion in the world which I feel sometimes lonely in. That everything is the matter or perception, awareness and choice. If I would have to describe Sarah in colours and a few words, she could represent all shades or red. She is full of love, she loves knitting and she has got dreams to make the world around her a better place.
After a few days of ignoring my cold I ended up in bed, having a temperature and quite a creepy voice. I understood that I have become too machine like again recently. I did not listen to my body messages at all and then I read a beautifully written article by Jess Carlson about the relationship with our body. She wrote : 'When you love someone you listen to them. You take in their thoughts and feelings and you give them consideration when you need to do something, take an action, or make a change in your relationship. Sadly, we don’t extend this to our own bodies most of the time.'
 Jess reminded me about taking time to be with, listen to and having a good relationship with my body.

Unfinished projects, drafts, sketches





  expression of last week in watercolours. 












Monday, 10 February 2014

Awaiting

The middle of February. Edinburgh is covered with snowdrops. I can feel a slight change in the air. It is getting a bit warmer and sunnier. I cannot wait for spring. I am carrying on with painting watercolour landscapes. My mind and heart take me to the peaceful places where I can rest and patiently wait for days filled with light, warmth and sun.



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