Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve

It is snowing today again and here is just one detail from my garden covered with a white blanket.

I wish you all a very very happy and successful New Year and lot of wonderful artworks and posts!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Varaždin by the night

Here is a photo of old Varaždin's City Hall I took yesterday evening.The City Hall is placed on the central city square-King Tomislav Square.It was built in the first half of 16th century in Gothic style and altered many times through centuries.

Monday, December 24, 2007

My Christmas tree

The snow is falling and it is a beautiful winter evening..Thank you all for visiting my blog this year and thank you for your comments..
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and lot of peace,health and love..
Dada Meister /flyinamber/

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Winter decoration II

Today I would like to show you how you can make some winter decoration.Of course,you can use other materials you found on your walking through parks,woods,beaches.Maybe is also something to find on markets or spicy stores.

Here is what I have for my winter ball today:

You will need also a plastic glue pistol and some artificial material balls you can find at some hobby store.Using the plastic glue pistol stick pieces on the ball:

And here is one finished winter ball:

You can combine this ball with big pine cones and grass ball to decorate your shelfs or the table:

You can also add some coloured wooden pearls or whatever other materials you like to make your own winter balls.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Two bells

I was away from here last week solving some unexpected little problems,working at the hospital each day,spending the time with my family,going round looking for lot of things,drinking coffee with some old friends and meeting some new..But I'm free from my dutie since yesterday and I will be at home until 26th December using my free days.I hope I'll have more time to be here.

I haven't yet presented to you the finished painting "Two bells".And here is also the photo of origin bells hanging in an old citadel.My intention wasn't making of one copy of this photo but my version of this two bells so I changed colours and added lot of gold for some festive mood.I really love brown colours in all parts of the year but especially in December in brown-gold combination.Maybe so much of gold looks to much ornate but Christmas is comming..

"Two bells"

acryl on canvas with gold powder,30 cm x 40 cm

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Advent Wreath

It is The First Advent Sunday today and here is my Advent wreath for this year.It is not a classical wreath:I made it from an old ceramical plate painted with acrylic colour.Its margin is sprinkled with gold powder.Here is all what you need for making of that kind of wreath and of course you can use other colours and materials.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The silver pear

Here is my old silver pear I have from my grandmother.I don't know its first purpose but I use it as a candy box.When I clean the pear I always leave a little bit patina on it for an ancient look.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Winter decorations

I was eleven days absent working and finishing lot of things.Days were too short for all I had to do and I hadn't got any time for my hobby interests and blogging.I hope that December will be peaceful and quiet.This time of the year is for me,because of the coldnes and the shortage of the daylight,always a time of some kind of hibernation.Actually I don't like the winter at all,I'm a summer-type and the only good part of winter are just December and the Christmastime.I'm not religious but I keep to tradition of Christmas and I like all this Christmas stuffs and winter home decorations.I prefer decorations made from nature materials,fruits and spices:wood,walnuts,hazelnuts,pine cones,cinnamon bark,cloves...Here are some of decorations hanging in my dining-room and in my day-room this winter.I bough some of them at one little store in Varaždin and I made other from various nature materials.

I'll show you how you can make some of these pieces in one of comming posts.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fritzy the Ferret

I'm introducing to you Fritzy the Ferret which is since yesterday a "member" of my family.I love the animals very much and a long time ago I wished to have one ferret.So I bough one and brought it to my home yesterday evening.She is in age of three months,is very cute,lively and curious.Here is Fritzy in the action today looking at my painting things.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Amber & jewellery box

I always loved old things:old furniture,old photos,old books,old jewellery..It doesn't metters if those things have a real value or not,I just like them.Each old thing has its own story.Once upon a time it served to someone and maybe it meaned something especially for someone.I love exploring of old lofts and cellars looking for ancients.Unfortunatelly,a lot of beautiful things have their end on the rubbish heap today.

Here is my grandmothers old handmade jewellery box and my amber necklace I made many years ago.I really love the nature amber,its warm gold and brown colours and, you know,when you wear it you can feel this warmth.Sometimes is a fly inside sleeping here for million years and those pieces have a biger value.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Two works in progress

As usualy I work side by side on two projects:a new acryl painting "Two bells" and vintage-look brown brocade skirt.I hope I'll finish both until the end of this week.

An idea for the painting are two bells hanging in one very old citadel about 60 km far from my town.

For the skirt I use brown brocade,brown silk and brown lace ribbon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Sali harbour

I'm very busy those days and have not enough time for painting and posting here.But yesterday looking for something else I found one more than twenty years old photo of Sali harbour on Dugi otok here on Adriatic sea.The photo is pritty bed because it was made with Kodak "idiot" camera and at least it lays in the drawer so long.I took it after a big sommer seastorm and I still remember me on it and I can feel the electric smell of the air after the storm.Sali is the greatest settlement and harbour on this island (actually very small,about one tousand permanent inhabitants) and I visit this place fast every year from 1983.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

After the midnight

It is two after the midnight here.I have to put my witchy things back in the closet and clean up my magic table..I must some sleep..I'm on duty at the hospital today.
Thanks to all who visited me on Halloween!I realy enjoyed the party!
Maybe some of you hadn't received my answer.But I will certainly visit you this days.
I wish you all funny rest of the night!
I'm going to lock my door now..good night!
And where is that wicked cat? :)

Note (November,3):this is actually the door of my friends old vineyard house.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I hope I'm not too late!I was looking for my old black cat..but she disappeared..and what is a witch without her black cat?!
Anyway,I'm here..
This is my party dress:

Although I'm a black witch,I'm always trying to be a good witch.I use my witchrafts only to do good things..
..and here is my witch worktable..

..and the closet where I keep my witch stuffs..

..and here are Halloween pumpkins in the front of my house tonight..

I wish a happy Halloween to all of you my new blog friends!

Note (November,3): The pharmaceutical table and the closet are the property of Varaždin city museum.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The iron insect

One large iron insect used as a door holder in my friends vineyard house.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The wicked lady

Here is the photo of one wicked lady I met yesterday working in my garden.Where was she going?Maybe she was looking for a Halloween party?You know,she is a bad witch of insects world:she has a horrible custom that she eats her lovers! :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

The church spire by night

This is a photo of the church spire in my very old small town I took yesterday evening at nine o'clock on my way to nightshift (the clock on the spire doesn't work many years).The church has a beautiful baroque shrine and organ.Every year in this time here run concerts of Varazdin Baroqe Evening.

It was cold outside and the air was fresh and smelled on the snow,it seems we will have the winter early this year,too early for me..

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Autumn colours

Today morning we had the first frost this autumn.The nature assume beautiful gold and brown colours.I was very busy last week working at the hospital and at my home.I also have to prepare my yard and flower garden for the winter.I have not too many time for the art this days but here is one of my older paintings,an apstraction in gold and brown..

apstraction,acryl on canvas,40x50cm

Sunday, October 7, 2007

One sketch

Here is a sketch for my new acryl painting:an act with the butterflies.This is still an idea and I have to work on it.

October 6,Velebit mountain

Here are some photos from my travel on the largest (but not the highest) mountain in my country,Velebit.Photos were maded in the nature reservat North Velebit on 1500 m high Zavižan peak.There is now cold and foggy and it was raining yesterday all the day. But although the weather was bed I enjoyed this beautiful wild and untachable nature.I really like this place.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I love the green color

I haven't got any course of sewing.I always just knew how to do this.I sewed my first skirt completely alone when I was ten,on my grandmothers old sewing machine (you can see this old machine in one of my previous posts),without the cut from the journal or so.And today I still do all from my head.My friends ask me why I didn't bought a new machine. The point is that I realy love my old one.And I love the green colour very much.Everywhere..And in spite of my age,I love my old green Dr. Martens boots :)
So,here is my new green leather skirt I finished yesterday.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The irises are finished

It is real autumn day today.The morning was cold and foggy but now the sky is blue and without cloudes and the sun is heating pretty strong.The swallows had already gone and only a few plants in my garden still have got their flowers.But flower paintings can bring some of the summer spirit in our homes during long autumn and winter days.So I made this irises painting for ones woman dining-room placed on the north side of her house.I think the yellow colour can give a little of sun warmth in that room.
Acryl on canvas with bronze powder,white and gold crayon,
40 x 50 cm