Sunday, 26 July 2015

North West again

Scott and I came back from our trip to the North West of Scotland. We love this part of the country. We brought lots of good memories and energy back.
My gratitude list:
mint picked in Badrallach
sleeping outdoor
double rainbow
picnic in the forest
time on the bench in Ullapool
piece of drift wood brought home
meeting Mick and Ali ( please do read their story  lochofathousandwinds.wordpress.com )
sheep, cows, caterpillar and horses
French family
Scottish meadows
raspberries and irises from our garden











Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sun prints

July is full of journeys. Journeys with a beginner mind. These journeys are physical, spiritual and inspirational. It is time of going home, sharing moments with my family, sketching, cycling, warming in the sun, watching sunsets, making my first batch of shampoo and peach conserve. All these little things become moments of pure happiness and gratitude.  These are also journeys of steeping back into the past and looking at myself with love and acceptance.
My first sun prints:







Happy faces in sunny Poland
Gratitude list from Poland:
summer fields
red squirrels
soft street lights in the night during cycling
family photo album
Karolina
Oly music

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Summer

I hope you all having nice and happy summer. I am taking little summer break. I am heading home and then back to Scotland to go camping up North. My other summer plans are: rest, slow down, enjoy every day, do yoga, pick new inspirations, making pickles and jellies and focus my thoughts on love.
My gratitude list:
cats
sitting with my mum in the garden
botanics with mum
cooking dinner
reading 'Earth Medicine'
making my first pickled cucumbers






Sunday, 28 June 2015

Star stories, part III

Some stories are created by our hearts. They are based on our memories, experiences, thoughts and dreams. Some stories are created by others and become an inspiration, nourish and touch our hearts in some way. I found Tom's photograph when I was at the beginning of creating star stories. This photograph is called 'Starry night above Buachaille Etive Mor'. I painted a landscape based on it. I believe that the photograph and painting tell different stories and share the same one at the same time. For me it is a story about the place somewhere beyond where my spirit belongs. 
Many thanks to Tom for a great inspiration.







Sunday, 21 June 2015

Giulia

I am lucky to spend lots of time with children. One of my little friends is Giulia. I am not going to see her for a while so I painted this little piece for her. She likes colours, especially pink, flying kites and ice creams.
My gratitude list:
wildflowers, 
more planting, 
slowing down, 
morning walk,
low roar music on sunday.









Sunday, 14 June 2015

Weaving

Thoughts about weaving:

Weaving is a process. It takes time. It can be a relaxing retreat for yourself or your soul sisters. Weaving together is pretty magical. 
Weaving is in and out- repetitive movement. The flow creates the whole piece. 
My weaving is completely imperfect and maybe that is why I like it so much. Weaving reminds me life in itself. It is also a connection with nature and meditation.

Gratitude list:

wild chives, pineapple and banana cake,
sunny and warm days,
weaving,
morning walk, 
watching flying kite with Giulia on the beach






Sunday, 7 June 2015

My window view

Painting requires taking a risk, is like a jump into deep water. The moment of emerging to the surface is a pure happiness. Paintbrushes, paints, varnishes and canvases are tools to describe emotions, colours and forms instead of words.

Gratitude list:
me time
wooden toothbrush
seeing Carin
wind
painting my view


Beginnings of painting 'My view'. My view is symbolic. It represents a dream, memory, place where we are planning to come back this summer.



'Window view' (oils, 90x65cm)