VARious Things

December 9, 2010

So Warm So Cozy

Just was kind of away for a while. At least away from blogging. And here is my new addiction - arm warmers... Love their making process ... And the result... So warm... So cozy...

October 10, 2010

Wedding

Once there was a wedding... So beautiful and bright... And so emotional...
My first attempt to take wedding photos. Thank heavens - just for my pleasure as this was my friends' wedding day.

September 25, 2010

Red Evening

Really beautiful song, beautiful words, beautiful fulfillment...




Subtitles: Lithuanian
Song: Ieva Narkute - Raudoni Vakarai
Dance: Agne Ditkovskyte & Povilas Vanagas
Show: Led i Plamen (Russia)

September 10, 2010

Friday I'm In Love

Just some music which reminds me the days I was a student.....
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

September 9, 2010

Eco

Last year, inspired by a very talented felter, Vilte, I've tried eco dyeing with plants.The process took itself in my parents country house, where it is more than easy to gather the desired flowers - you just have to spend some time for this. So, my first experiment - yarrow (Achillea millefolium).



And the result:

This summer I used this gentle piece of silk for felting - only undyed, natural wools.

September 7, 2010

Our Journey

Just several words about the things I'll never forget...

Driving through Hungary with its endless fields of sunflowers...

 Visiting Budapest's Zoo & Botanical Garden, one of the oldest in the world.
This is the place where some of the animals are so near that you can touch them...

Having fun in the lake Balaton...

Enjoying the waterfalls in Plitvice Lake National Park, Croatia...

Watching the fishes there...

Travelling through the regions where peaches, fig trees and other goodies grow...

Visiting one of the most beautiful cities near Adriatic Sea - Dubrovnik...

And perhaps the southernmost land point of Croatia, Prevlaka, with its fortress

And those small islands in the Adriatic Sea... They are so beautiful...

Driving along a narrow road near the Lake Skadar in Montenegro was difficult, yet worth it.

And the River Tara... 

Then - back to Croatia, to take some rest...

Split City with Diocletian's Palace: just a detail of sewerage remains:

Walking through the narrow streets of Split...

.... with their everyday life... 

Visiting Postojna Cave in Slovenia...

Having a small evening brake in Vienna, Austria...

That's it.
One more journey is over.
And now - back to reality, to work, to our daily life....

August 29, 2010

Back to Reality

Nearly 5300 kilometers, nearly three weeks away from Lithuania.... And now - back to reality....

August 11, 2010

Holidays

So - now it's the time to leave for a few weeks.
Goodbye, computer, 
Goodbye, handcrafts, 
Goodbye, my everyday life...

Hope to reach Montenegro ;)

Forest

Just a few days ago I wrote about my time in the countryside - being there, enjoying the slow life, walking in the rain, gathering chanterelles.... Alas.... No more chantarelles, no more other mushrooms... No more walking in the beautiful forest.... The storm made it:



And this was the road...

August 5, 2010

Summertime Life

Just came back to the city life for a while...
After spending a whole month in the country-house...
It was a perfect time....
Being ...

Playing with water....

Having a cup of coffee...

Walking in the rain....

Gathering chanterelles...

Watching the nature...

Or being just a little bit crazy...

This is my life :)

July 7, 2010

Notes

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. 
Mark Twain

June 29, 2010

It Was My Day

It was just an ordinary day... Well, it was my birthday.
Spending the time at the country house...
Making a cake nearly out of nothing, without any recipe...
Getting a perfect buch of beautiful flowers of the field from my son....
Just a perfect day...

June 28, 2010

Monday Moodboard


Some strawberries for this sunny summer day from European Street Team on Etsy:

May 14, 2010

Friday / Penktadienis


Thanks to VaivaNat I've found this wonderful song.
Just watch it ;)

Only scissors and paper... Let's go create, friends!

And the weekend begins....

May 7, 2010

Sun Thirst: Continuation

Sometimes life is really interesting. Yesterday morning I've written about sun, about spring and about these beautiful sunny flowers - sunflowers. And... My Mother came to visit me in the evening. With a small gift. With a sunflower in a yellow flowerpot :)
Life is really interesting....

May 6, 2010

May Flowers: Sun Thirst

photo by me


So the month of May has begun. Together with a month long flower festival coordinated by artist Roxana Villa. Huge thanks to her for the invitation to participate! You can follow all the entries by various artists from the whole world here, at the Illuminated Perfume Journal.

Sunflowers... Maybe it is not the right flower for May. Maybe. Anyway, I've chosen it. Why? The main reason is this cold spring in Lithuania. Just too much rain, too many cloudy days, too much piercing wind and too little sunshine. Any person can feel thirsty for sun and warmth… And sunflower is the one that over the course of the day follow the sun from East to West.

So - sunflowers.... Some information about them:
"Sunflower plants are of the genus Helianthus, of the family Asteraceae, and are native to North and South America. They are an annual plant with availability year round, but the peak period of enjoyment is from June to October. The blossom is actually a composite of multiple flowers crowded together, with “ray florets” forming the outer petals that surround a large brown or yellow disc. Their thick, leafy and hairy stems often grow more than 4 feet in height, although dwarf varieties are available for ornamental gardens." (found here)

This flower is often used as a symbol of green ideology, as well it is the simbol of Vegan Society. This flower was the subject for many paintings, including one of the most famous still life paitings of Van Gogh.

It is said that sunflowers are the happiest of flowers, that they have the ability to provide energy in fhe form of nourishment and vibrance. It is bright, it is cheery, it is warm, it is just like a small sun and its petals are lilke bright yellow rays of sunshine, which evoke feelings of warmth and happiness.

So it is not surprising that people enjoy this flower - as a gift or as a source of inspiration. It sends us cheerfulness and sunny thoughts.

Just have a look and enjoy what forms of art can be expressed using this beautiful flower...
 Sunflower earrings by bunnylogic
Sunny felted slippers for a small child by me

 Sunflowers Field reprint by rebeccascreations
Handmade satin flowers for crafting by JujaCrafts

Sunflower inspired bolero by bonzie
 Sunflower pendant by donart

Sunflower fimo ring by fanoulala
Sunny contrast earrings by me