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


Monday, 17 February 2014


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


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.


Monday, 3 February 2014

Where I want to be

Cold, windy and busy days and reading every day Katie Morag put me in the mood to paint watercolour landscapes. Painting landscapes from the North is a meditative process for me. It is  the way of stepping into my dreamland and also the way of putting my spirit into the mental and physical space. This is the space where I want to be. It is also great art journey to the land of serenity and colours. 

'Where I want to be'

Where you would like to be?