Sunday, 27 July 2014

Creative summer

It has been such a creative, experimental and busy summer so far. So many inspirations came and there is still so much to learn.




I hope you are having nice, sunny and happy summer too!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Close to the light


in the darkness of my night
in the brightness of my day

(Bob Dylan, Girl From the North Country)                                                                              


One journey ends and another begins.
Close to the light.




Saturday, 12 July 2014

Sunflowers and mobiles

Hey beautiful and gorgeous souls, I hope you are well and having a nice and creative summer (on the North hemisphere). I realized recently that one of the most effective ways to lift myself up is to focus on gratitude.
My gratitude:
walking bare feet,
the smell of the air in the evening,
a full moon,
sunflowers,
watching Scott making strawberry jam, bramble jam and listening to Bob Marley's music at midnight,
visual energy and healing powers of nature,
summer, summer, summer.










I created and participated in the group nature art workshop at New Earth Works in Edinburgh. It was so nice to share an energy of creating with other people and take created pieces home. I used materials which I found at the NW of Scotland, map and biodegradable string. I truly believe and agree with Noa from Dancing Seeds Mobiles who says that 'integrating a piece of nature into your home melts the boundaries between inside and out, creating a magical, tranquil atmosphere.'
Big thanks to Claire and Richard from Kinloch for inspirations, hospitality and kindness!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Between clouds and mountains

North West Highlands of Scotland. 4 days of visual meditation and beauty.
Journey, story written in photographs, moments, magic and inspirations.




















Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Time and Space

one painting inspires another
gratitude
summer fruit 
blueberry, strawberry and raspberry porridge in the morning
sorting plants in the garden
time and space
heading North

Woods


I painted 'Hear me' at the beginning of the year. 'Hear me' is no longer with me and I decided to paint it again. I enjoy it so much that I made 2 pieces. They share the same story and message but are unique and different at the same time.

Calling

Ivory

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Summer

Hello beautiful and dear souls. It has been happening so much recently. It feels like the universe sends one blessing after another. It is summertime. That is definitely one of the blessings. It is a gorgeous time of the year. There is so much light everywhere. Even nights are not completely covered by darkness anymore. It feels like days never end. My summer is a combination of moments: tasting strawberries, making blueberry muffins,getting  freckles, enjoying 'Moomins' stories, resting and relaxing in the garden, being more focused on the present moment, practicing daily meditation, new inspiration and projects. I am getting ready to a group exhibition and 2 solo art displays, which  requires so much energy but it is a great experience at the same time.


One of the latest works. Sketch and watercolour.



and a little 15x15 cm canvas made for a group exhibition in Space Artworks Gallery





Sunday, 8 June 2014

'Are you a squirrel?'

I am slowing down and I am more relaxed and happier. I also have just finished reading  'Hear the wind sing' and started 'Pinball 1973' both written by my favourite author Haruki Marukami. I took 'Murakami' to the garden, bed and arts market and he is a great companion. I take him to the places and he let me read himself. Beautiful relationship and beautifully written book.

These are recently sketched and painted in watercolours works.When I look at them now I think straight away about my young friend Ada, who like a little fairy can guess my dreams. Magical Ada!
Both of these works were inspired by a beautiful photograph from profilaktyka.art.pl.






Scott and I did together arts market in Out of the Blue. It was an extremely nice experience. It was a beautifully sunny and rainy day ( zen weather).  We both met very friendly, talented and inspiring artists and visitors. The best and most cheerful and philosophical conversations we had with...children.
I asked little boy with his faced painted: 'Are you a squirrel?'
The boy said: ' Yes, but not the real one. Squirrels do not talk. I talk. I am a human being'












These 3 photos below are photographs of Scott's work. Personally I love them. It is so good to see how Scott's adventure with photography develops and how his perception of seeing and feeling expands.





My favourite photo from the market captured by Scott. It reflects how our art journeys combine into one.


Out of the Blue
Much love to you all!