Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An old one

Too much work,no time for fun.Dont't have anything new.So,there is an old one from 2003.Ink and watercolor pencils.It represents a small village-museum in Bulgaria named Etura.Picturesque and inspiring.Old houses,old time craft shops,old fashion pubs,museums and all that amongst the beautiful nature of the Balkan mountain range.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I decided to give a try to the Uppercase magazine and I loved it.I chose to order an older issue or #3 one.I savoured each article with a lot of pleasure.There is so much inspiration in every single one!
But the one that got my creative juices running the fastest was the article about Guylaine Couture,
a graphic designer from Montreal,
and her collages.I liked the freedom and creativity she approached this form of art.And I wanted to try it.
I was fascinated by the liberating part of it!
There is not right or wrong in it!!!You do it the way you want it!
So I decided to try to make my own "cahiers"/notebooks/ of collages.I think it is a great way to unlock or it is more correctly to call it unblock
your creativity.
At the moment I am in a period of doubts and questions so this form of art, I hope, will keep my creative juices flowing.

The last two pictures are layouts from my new collage notebook.Believe me it is a great fun.The best thing is that every page is a work in progress.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An old time lady

If I were a kids' book illustrator I would draw like this.Maybe.
From my sketchbook.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Flamenco dancer

Today I did some sketches with charcoal.I was inspired by the flamenco dancers in one of the recent posts of .
With the kind permission of the owner of the blog I used her video as a reference. This is the first sketch.The second one I will post later because I had troubles taking a decent picture of it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring is coming

We had a wonderful ,warm and sunny day.Took my little girl for a bike ride this morning.Two miles .Then she played outside almost the whole day.Kids are so happy to play in light comfy clothes.All the boots and snow pants are gone.
In the afternoon I went for another bike ride,my usual five-mile one.That was my first one this year.A real boost of energy.
I did this sketch several months ago but I chose to post it today because it relates with the mood and the feelings of my present day.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A tin toy

This sketch is of a tin toy puppy.It is a part of my husband's collection of tin toys.He is sure a collector.He has all kinds of collections.Unfortunately some of his collections got destroyed in the flood in 2007.For example his collection of vinyl records.
I drew the puppy with ink pen and painted it with watercolor pencils.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some images from my sketchbook

It is another gloomy day,I don't know what takes the sun so long to show up.And it is raining on top of that.
But anyway I managed to do my morning walk. And I read my favourite blogs and talked to my friend on Skype.
In this post I would like to share some drawings from my sketchbook.I use magazines for inspiration when I want to improve my skills of drawing people.
this first one is from an issue of O magazine.

An image inspired by a fashion magazine.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gloomy Day

As it is a gloomy day today,I looked in my archive for some inspirational pictures from the last summer .I found these from a cute little flower place by a little city ,which name I forgot.
For lunch I made for myself bruschetta with hot dogs,tomatoes and feta cheese.Had my favourite green tea ,too.

This fellow was very curious and friendly.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Cat Reading A Math Test

It is hard to believe it is March already.It seams like Christmas was yesterday.
Anyway spring is in the air.I can smell it.
I can feel it.It is warm and the snow is melting.
Busy,little rivers of snow water run along the curbs finding magically their way to the large rivers.
So,Happy March to everybody.
And to my Bulgarian blogofriends Happy
Grandma Marta and Happy March 3.
Grandma Marta is an ancient tradition of wearing red and white decorations made out of wool.Giving one to somebody is like wishing him or her a lot of health and prosperity.And the Third of March is the National Holiday.
And in the end of my post,just for fun ,you can enjoy out cat Ashley "reading" my daughter's math tests.
I bet she was not happy with the mistakes.