Friday, December 7, 2012

Embrace your mistakes...

Haven't been posting for some time... don't really know why. Well, I have a guess or two but let's not talk about this now.
I'd better share my pencil holder which I made from an empty milk carton and one of my paintings!
OMG!!! Did you hear this? - one of my PAINTINGS! The truth is that lately I've been trying my hand at journaling - for me to say ART journal would be way too much.
I had a journal page which was a total mess but as I couldn't just throw it out, and because I discovered a most beautiful blog LIFE IN COLOR [here is the link, I recommend you jump over and take a look!] which taught me "Embrace your mistakes…they can be beautiful if looked at another way!" I simply painted over that page.
Once again, I am not a painter, not even good at it, but... nevertheless, I scanned that page and then cut it in 4 and this is what I came up with:
Well, I think that this looks somewhat better than the page itself  and I am glad I didn't have the heart to tear it to pieces and... embraced my mistake.
You should try, too. They say that if we are afraid of making mistakes, we'll never do anything.
So get up and do something! Anything. Just DO something.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Friends from Kacs

The neighbors next to us in Kacs have a black cat and 2 adorable kittens. They play a lot, and sleep a lot, and eat. In the beginning they were afraid, but last time we were there they just came in and enjoyed the company! I fed them, of course, and after a while we became so very close friends that I ended up with both of them taking a nap in my lap.

These are the pics from the time I could hardly put a finger on either of them:
The playful one!

 Still sucking:
 I've seen the dog!
 Taking a nap.
 Who's bad???

See ya!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blue Beauties

Here are my beauties:
They are made from my handmade beads and beautiful oxidized copper.
The beads are older, at first I didn't like them too much. But that was because I didn't find a proper match for them. Now I think they look nice in combination with the blue oxidized copper and the small beads.

See ya!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fold Forming Copper

Well... this is my first try at fold forming.
First take a look at the end product:
This is not the most amazing fold forming ever... but, taking into consideration this is my first try, and that I don't have any special tools, and that I started from this as raw material...
I don't think this is bad at all!
Do you happen to know that the raw material is?
Well.... I don't have copper sheets and don't know where to get them from. So I have to use what I have at hand. And that is a piece from the computer cooler!
Don't worry, it was not from my computer, I mean not from the one that is in use!!!
The bad thing is that I am very limited in what shapes I can make, due to the shape of the copper sheets...
But for the moment this is all that I've got, and I have to work with it or not work at all.
And one other thing - my intention was to make some leaves. But as you see... anything but leaves!
After the first folding and unfolding, when it was obvious I was not making leaves, I decided to fold again and this is what I got:
I like them! What do you think?
See ya!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

DIY - Bleach dyed T-shirt

OMG! I've been dying to make this post! Because I am so happy. I've made myself a gorgeous, super cool T-shirt! Just take a look:
I just can't wait to put it on! But now it's too hot, so I'm waiting for cooler days...
Until then, two more pictures. Here is the front:
And this one is the back:

See ya!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hammered Copper Earrings

These are my hammered copper earrings.
Needless to say, I like them a lot. Right now they are my favorites.

I took some copper wire, hammered it, drilled the holes and then attached the ear wires. This time I didn't forget to fire the wire to give it a patina! They looked so naked and, I don't know how, had the idea to use these two textured beads I had made and painted earlier. A great idea and an excellent match!

The beads are not identical, and this is what I like about them the most.
Hope some of you like them, too!

See ya!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Meet IGOR!

You saw it before, but let me show you now the REAL Igor! The finished Igor.

I just love it!
It looks so real. I observed people's reaction when they firs saw it: everybody thought it was a real bird skull!
O how pleased I am! I started making this bead and was not satisfied with its outcome, and started all over again several times. Though, there are two mistakes. The first is a production mistake, or say a design one - the beak is a bit too long... And the second, I glued on the eye pin and forgot to give it a patina before. I don't like that shiny wire too much, but the good thing is that in time it will fade.
It's all handmade, of course: the bead, eye pin, bail, and clasp. And it hangs on a genuine leather cord. Black!
I'll tell you the story of its name some other time.

See ya!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A trip to the Danube and THE puppy

Last week-end we were on a 4-day trip down to the Danube. It was beautiful and awful in the same time. The places we went to see were sometimes breathtaking, but the weather was miserable. It rained every single day, sometimes it poured. And guess what? Always when we were in the most interesting sections of our journey! [phu]
Our first stop was Arad where we went to see the 1849 Monument. Here are just some snapshots:

And now this one!!!
I'll tell you more about it some other time.

See ya!

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Pervert Is Back

This is what I posted on my Facebook not so long ago and I think it should go here, too.
"The pervert is back" as Larry Flynt once said! [I love that movie, by the way.]
Here is my new bead.
And bad news - there will be no hearts and flowers anymore. They simply are not my stile. So this is just to let you know that the pervert is back:
 I'll make this into a necklace soon.
But until then let me show you another bead that I like a lot. I only have to string it on a leather cord!
This picture depicts the raw bead. I stained it with dark brown acrylic paint and now looks just fabulous! Just like the real thing!!!
I'll take some pictures soon.
Because I also have some new, hot from the oven beads. They are more normal, not so "extreme" like these ones. But nevertheless, no hearts and flowers and things like that! 
So see you soon!



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