Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Here comes the Sun!






The long and extremely cold winter is over.The spring however is so timid this year and has hard time making  up her mind.Just like a shy maid who does not know if she should stay or should go.It is April already but guess what?We had a winter storm yesterday.It snowed the whole day yesterday,piled up a couple of inches. Thank god it is all gone today and the sun is shining.Please,Spring,stay!!!And let the Sun shine!!!!!
These pictures  are from two weeks ago when my daughter and I took our first spring walk.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Illustration Friday:Red


When I was a little girl my favorite color was red.I had my pink period much later in life.To be exact when I had my daughter.But in my childhood it was all about red!Black and red ink pen Micron and Millennium and a watercolor wash.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sketchbook-2014




Sketchbook is such a delicious, inspiring word. Every time I hear or read it my imagination starts simmering with hundreds of new ideas.They usually come though, when I do not have time to try them.When I have a lot of time they somehow disappear and I have hard time coming up with something to draw or paint.And.... this is how I feel at the moment.....Posting pages of my new/and not so new anymore /sketchbook I am trying to find some inspiration for the weekend.
This sketchbook was an unexpected present to myself for Christmas.I was rushing through Barnes and Nobel looking for a last moment present for my husband.It was so crowded and hard to navigate through the isles. Accidentally I knocked something over with my shoulder and that was It.Nice,simple with beautiful off white paper.
I thought to myself: "Oh,you are so beautiful and so delicious with  all your blank pages!!!You are coming home with me!"

Friday, February 28, 2014

My Winter Olympics







It is too sad that the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are already over.During this endless and frigid winter they were like a ray of sunshine and joy for me.I love to watch winter sports especially figure skating and downhill skiing.I was glued to the TV whenever I had some time...or whenever my daughter would let me have the TV.I did some sketches while watching the games and also took some pictures from the TV mainly for reference.The opening and the closing ceremonies were epic.The Russians did a great job organizing the games although there were some concerns at the beginning.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

*****








We woke up with a bright sunny morning today but it is still cold.She was supposed to have her last basketball game today but it was cancelled due to the poor road conditions.On Thursday night and Friday morning we had the worst winter blizzard for this season.The snow was not the problem but the ice and the strong winds piling high snowdrifts on the roads.It was a dangerous drive home after work yesterday afternoon.Up on the hill our part of the road was covered with  snowdrifts as tall as 3-4 feet and in order to avoid them we had to drive in the opposite lane.The gusts of the wind were creating whiteouts and it was impossible to see if there were cars coming towards us.I almost got a heart attack although my husband was driving and he is a good driver.I have never seen such a thing before!!!
Apparently we will stay home this weekend and enjoy a slow and lazy time.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day !







Happy Valentine's Day to you all!I hope you have a wonderful day with the people you love.Today I decided to share with you a small part of my collection of vintage Valentine's cards.They are very cute,aren't they?Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Illustration Friday:Exotic

A sketch of my daughter sleeping.I was wondering what she was dreaming about.Exotic flowers and butterflies?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Arctic cold







Yeaaa,this is the coldest winter I have ever experienced in my life.It was arctic cold the last two or some weeks.-23-24F. And there is more to come.It looks beautiful  and sunny outside at the moment but it is coooold!It makes me want to snuggle up,put warm socks, drink tea and crave hot soups.The good side of the cold weather is that we have more time to read,sketch or browse the web on our tablets.My latest passion is to look at illustration blogs on Tumblr.My favorite ones at the moment are- phoebe bird,Missy Dunaway,someforeignletters,carnetimaginaire.They are so inspiring!

Friday, January 17, 2014

A trip on my mind









I started planing my new trip to Bulgaria.I do not know why I get so nervous when this time comes.Before it was like an adventure.To travel,to hang at the airports to meet new people to see my relatives to visit with my friends.It was fuuun!Now I get nervous.Oh well, I know everything will be OK.Here you  can see some pictures I took during my previous trip in 2011.It was in September and the fall in Bulgaria is very pretty.