Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My treasure


Beautiful hand- engraved piece of the ivory that belongs to my family for 40 years..

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My thisyear's Christmastree


I was absent from blogosphere this Christmas spending days with my family and working at the hospital.Hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and happy holydays.

Here are a few photos of my thisyear's Christmastree..

My Tree by the day:


And my Tree by the night:


And details:









Friday, December 19, 2008

My grandmother's watch


I remembered on my great grandmother in my last post.I know her just through my mothers telling,she died before I was born.But I remember very good on her daughter and my mother's mother,my grandmother Elizabeta who lived with us when I was a child.I loved her very much and in the time of my early childhood she was definetelly the person "number one" for me.I keep one of her photos in my living room,those I have on my blog's sidebar.I have also few other things that belonged to her and one of those is this little golden watch that still works and that I wear sometimes.Here is also one little bit shabby photo of her as a young woman.


And today is the name-day of my older daughter Tea..

December 16


My younger daughter's name is Adela.Adela was also my great grandmother's name.They have their name-day on 16th december..

Here is one photo of my grandmother Adela in her high age.She was one educated woman,she was the book-keeper what was very unusual for women at her time.

And I have one silver earring with the pearl she wear on this photo.Unfortunatelly,I lost the other one.



Adela & Fritzy


Saturday, December 6, 2008

December 6

The day of St Nicholas,the patron saint of sailors,children,fishermen, merchants, the falsely accused, pawnbrokers,repentant thieves, many cities..
And one tired fisherman with his poor catch one early morning this summer on Dugi otok..

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

One winter wreath and one advent wreath

One wreath I made all of various nuts,mandels,zimt and pinecones as a winterdecoration in my living room:


and although I'm not religious I have one advent wreath as a decoration on my table:

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Waterlilies

One acryl on canvas I made for one friend of mine:

"Waterlilies",100 cm x 70 cm,november 2008
Details:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winter decorations-Advent wreath


Here is one of more Advent wreaths I made and sold last week.I used only nature materials I gattered this summer and autumn.

And winter decorations on my old sewing machine..


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tea's photo


She's name is Tea,she's seventeen and half..she's very talented and she's studying the graphics design at The School For Painting And Design here in Varaždin..she's my older daughter..

This is her autoportrait..

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Winter decorations


One winterball I made today..it can be used as a table or shelf decoration,you can put it wherever you want.It was made from nature materials only and with its brown colours gives some warmth to winter days.

November 4


The wheather is unusually good for this part of the year last days.Every day I collect various fruits and pinecones I will use for my winter decorations making.Some of them I brought also from my vacation this summer on Dugi otok.


Today morning I took Fred to his vaccination and made some changes on the blog's sidebar.I put one very funny video I found on YouTube there.Take a look! :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tea's schoolwork


A sketch of one very old wooden sculpture from one old church here..

Aquarel and pencil on paper,30 cm x42 cm



Friday, October 31, 2008

October 31

I was very very busy last month..
And I will be on my duty tonight..
But it's the Halloween..
One video in today's evening mood:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYtYe9K6zv4

and one old abandoned wineyard house near my town..maybe witches will play there tonight :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

October 5

Always something unforeseen...
I intended to start with my first encaustic but the period of cold,foggy and rainy wheather was continuing and finally I became ill with a shore throat,high temperature and cough.But it is a sunny day today and I'm feeling a bit better.
Here is the photo of one small creature that remember me on beautiful days this summer on Dugi otok..
and one St Peter's Eye that Adela took for me from the sea.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September 23

I'm spending this first autumn day inside working on my old sewing machine (nothing big,just a few little interventions on our clothes),doing the flat,cooking,listening Amy W. and making sketches for my encaustic painting.My two ferrets are playing around me and they are so funny and full of energy,they don't mind about the wheather is bad :)


This is the nature beeswax and damar raisins I'll use for my encaustic:

Monday, September 22, 2008

September 22

It is the last day of this summer today.The wheather is cold and it is raining all the day.I'm always,but without one real reason,a little bit sad in the end of the summer.I like the sun and the warmth much more than the fog,rain,coldness and snow.Yes,there is so much beauty in every part of the year but the summer is summer for me :)
I intended to start with my first encaustic painting this days but it is simply too cold for keeping windows opened.I must wait for better days..

Yesterday I pulled last figs in my mother's garden..

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fred the ferret

I'm afraid the summer is finished with the yesterday's evening rainy storm.The new school year began two weeks ago and we are going back to the some kind of the alldays routine..
But it is something new in our home this days:we brought one friend for Fritzy,one twelve weeks young male ferret.His name is Fred and he's very very cute.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mr Bat

Last night when I was on my duty I found little Mr Bat hanging on the wall.He was lost his way in the labyrinth of long hospital halls.He was trembling showing his tiny sharp teeth..he was very scared.I brought him to the open window and he flew away into the night..

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The summer storm

In one early evening on Dugi otok me and my friends made a three kilometers long walk through the wild nature to the cave on the open-sea side of the island.From there to Italy are only miles and miles of the open sea.The wheather was very warm,the air full of smells of the sea and the wild sage,the sea was calm with any ships on the view...The sun was going down over there but at the same time one summer storm was grewd across the sea .The picture of the sky was changed in every minute and we heard a strong thunder at a distance...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Saharun Bay

I'm back..I spent beautiful days on Dugi otok with my dear friends.The wheather was just perfect..wonderful sunny days..the sea calm and warm..the air full of mediteranean smells and chirping of crickets..

Here are photos I took one afternoon on the Saharun Bay.The sun was allready going down slowly and I used my cell-phone camera because the batery of my digital camera was empty when we arrived on Saharun.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dugi otok

As I see,many of my blog visitors look at my old post "Saharun" where I presented my vision of beautiful sea bay Saharun on Dugi otok (Long Island) here on Adriatic sea in Croatia.The nature of Dugi otok is still pretty wild and untouchable and beeing there is always a great pleasure for me for over than twenty years.
Well,today evening I'm going to visit Dugi otok for then days again.I will visit some of my favouritest destinations there:Saharun Bay,Telašćica Bay,cliffs,the lighthouse on Veli Rat and I'll enjoy a company of my dear friends who come there for hollidays,too.

Here is one twenty year old photo of the sunset on Dugi otok.


You can see and read more about Dugi otok and its wonderful nature on http://www.dugiotok.hr/ (the site is also available on english,german and italian) and on Wikipedia and Google,too.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Irises


Irises,2008,acryl on canvas
50 x 60 cm

I finished today my new painting on canvas,Irises.It was made by pattering of acrylic colour to get some smeary effect.I used just three of acrylic colours:the titanium white,the flesh tint and the olive green and also the gold powder and the gold crayon.

Detail: