Sunday, February 28, 2010

This Weekend

I had a nice weekend.Went shopping with my family,bought a new vacuum cleaner,ate at a Chinese restaurant,watched the Winter Olympics in Vancouver,watched You've Got Mail for maybe seventh or seventeenth time,worked on some knitting and crocheting projects.
Have I mentioned before I love to watch winter sports and my favourite is figure skating?I am not happy with the way they covered the games this year-not enough figure skating for sure.
Some of the things I am working on will soon be listed in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Vintage Find-February

This is something I found last week and it is on the theme.February.Love the colors and the fine lines of the cup.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

On The Seventh Day Of Blogging-Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, guys!
I hope you have a lot of fun,flowers and love.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

On The Sixth Day Of Blogging-Ashley

It is tough love between her and me.
She is very sensitive and timid.She won't let you pet her,won't sit in your lap.She has something that I call ''cat's bulimia'' which we are trying to keep under control.
Otherwise she likes to be around you but at a safe distance. She likes finely shredded cheese.Maybe she was a mouse in her previous life.
I am happy to watch her play because it does not happen very often.The good thing is that she has been doing it more often recently.I guess she feels more at home now.We adopted her from the animal shelter with the other cat two years ago.
Her name's Ashley and she is 9.

Friday, February 12, 2010

On The Fifth Day Of Blogging-Beautiful Black Eyes

This is a sketch from yesterday.Did not not do very much yesterday,neither today. Just a couple of sketches,the other one is not completely finished.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On The Forth Day Of Blogging

On the forth day of blogging I am going to tell you about my experiments with pastels and brown wrapping paper.It was on my to-do-list for quite a long time.I got inspired by a girl on Etsy.She is a great artist and you can visit her shop/ to see for yourself.
I painted these three things on the wrapping paper and just loved it.i love the texture of the paper and the natural color of the paper coming through the paints.i was so happy with the results that I already

framed the rose and hung it in my dining room.

If you are curious what this guy is carrying -he is a cotton candy seller at the Circus.I forgot to mention that the painting were 5x7 inches.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On The Third Day Of Blogging

On the third day of her vacation at home momma still enjoys her Me time.
Yesterday because of the snow storm the school was canceled and the kid was home bouncing around and having the greatest time of her life.Computer games,TV,playing with her little friend A.,snow forts and so on.
And today was my turn to have fun. After I took her to school I went cross country skiing.It was my first time for this winter.I had the three ideal conditions to do it: perfect sunshiny weather,fresh snow and the most important thing desire.
I have been feeling a little sluggish and depressed recently and blamed the lack of sunshine on that.I think this has been the first sunny day at least for a couple of weeks.
And now this beautiful sunny day gave me a boost of energy.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Seven Days of Blogging

I have seven days of vacation which I am spending at home.So,I decided to try to blog every single day of my vacation.It has never happened to me before.I think it is not hard to find interesting tings to blog about.
My vacation started yesterday and I already had a post yesterday.
In the first picture you can see the two project I am working on and Ashley our nine year old cat.

These are going to be a pair of crocheted slippers.

And this is my granny squares throw pillow in progress.

And this is the other one, too late for the shoots.But who can resist so much cutiness.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Yesterday it was my second anniversary of starting this blog of mine-Vanyas Art Journal.I started it as a free style blog where I could share my experiments with different media like watercolors and watercolor pencils,
ink,collage,pastel,journaling,card making and so on.
In the process of journaling about my art adventures I started feeling like getting more personal and included some things from my every day life.My attitude towards photography changed. I try to be more creative and artistic with my pictures.
My interests widened too.My last passion as you can see is fiber art or crocheting and knitting.
But the most important thing about my blogs is that I have fun.I am grateful for the people who visit my blogs and read them and for the people who take time to leave a comment.
Thank you guys.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy blogging.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Just a doodle from the last weekend.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The furry woman...

There was a fun night at school on Monday.Reading Wizards. Books,funny games and stuff.
WIP-to raise a child who loves to read.