Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dansul Iederei / Ivy Dance




pictura in acrilic cu aplicatii de frunze uscate, panza pe carton, dimensiune 24 x 30 cm /
acrylic painting with dried leaves, canvas on cardboard, size 24 x 30 cm


In vara am fost cu Nicoleta la cafeneaua din spatele librariei Carturesti din Bucuresti.  Atmosfera a fost minunata - liniste, racoare ... Timpul parca a incetinit ca sa ne dea ragazul sa ne observam pe noi insine, sa observam ceea ce era in jurul nostru, sa ne regasim. ...  L-a un moment dat, am observat jocul iederei pe peretele din surcele, si m-a fascinat.  N-am rezistat si iata ce-a iesit...

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In the summer I went with Nicoleta at the cafe behind the Carturesti bookshop in Bucharest.  The atmosphere was wonderful - quiet, cool ... It seemed that time slowed down to give us the peace to observe ourselves, to observe what was around us, to catch up.  ...  At some point, I became aware of the dance of the ivy on the  wooden fence, and was fascinated.  Couldn't resist, so here it is ...     




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Friday, December 24, 2010

Craciun Fericit! / Merry Christmas!




Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things..


Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Toamna albastra / Blue Autumn




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice albastru smarald si auriu , decorata cu tifon, nisip, ghinda si crengute de mar , lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp/

Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald blue and gold acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, sand, acorn and apple branches, varnished to keep its beauty over time 

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 14 x w 10 x h 8 cm

Rasarit / Sunrise


pictura in acrilic, diptic, panza pe rama de lemn, dimensiune fiecare tablou 18 x 25 cm /
acrylic painting, diptych, canvas on wooden frame, size of each painting 18 x 25 cm

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Remember vita de vie / Remember the Grape Vine


pictura in acrilic cu aplicatie a doua frunze de vita de vie, 
panza pe carton, dimensiune 50 x 40 cm
acrylic painting with two grape vine leaves, 
canvas on cardboard, size 50 x 40 cm


Nu-mi prea place toamna.  Poate pentru ca marcheaza finalul unui ciclu.  Unii oameni insa o vad ca perioada in care culeg roadele eforturilor din timpul verii, si se bucura de acest lucru.

Eu, insa, ma bucur cand vad cum plantele cresc, se dezvolta, infloresc.  Imi place enorm sa observ  cum o floare minuscula se transforma intr-un fruct minunat, hranitor.  Presupun ca sunt avantajata de faptul ca am o gradina si luxul de a observa zi de zi aceste miracole ale Naturii.  Astfel incat, atunci cand toamna se asterne, frunzele incep sa etaleze un curcubeu de culori, fructele sunt culese, iar plantele se pregatesc pentru frigul iernii, ma simt datoare sa pastrez frunze si crengute.  Le asez apoi cu mare grija printre foi de hartie moale si le presez.  In acest mod incerc sa le spun ca nu vor fi uitate.  Ca, chiar daca au fost aici pentru doar cateva luni, ele vor continua sa ne bucure cu frumusetea lor.  Si-au facut treaba.  Fructele lor vor fi apreciate.  La fel si frumusetea.

Astfel, acest tablou este  inspirat de si este omagiul meu pentru vita de vie din curtea mea.

Sper sa va placa si voua!

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I am not particularly fond of autumn.  Maybe because it marks the end of a cycle.  Some people see it as the period for harvesting the fruits of their summer labors, and they enjoy this.  

I, however, enjoy seeing plants grow, develop, bloom, flourish.  I enjoy observing a tiny flower develop into a wonderful, nourishing fruit.  I guess I'm in advantage because I have a garden and the luxury to observe these miracles of Nature every day.  So when autumn comes along and leaves start turning a rainbow of colors, fruits are harvested, plants prepare for the cold of winter, I  feel compelled to store leaves and branches.  I lovingly put them between sheets of soft paper and then press them.  This is my way of telling them that they will not be forgotten.   That even though they were here for just a few months, they will still enchant someone with their beauty. They have done their duty.  Their fruits will be enjoyed.  And their beauty too.

So, this painting is inspired by and is my tribute to the grape vines in our garden.

Hope you enjoy it, too!

Cutia lui Vlad / Vlad's Box




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica rosu rubin decorata cu o panglica in dungi smarald si auriu si cu crengute de tuia / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with ruby red acrylic color and decorated with a ribbon with emerald and gold stripes and thuya branches



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cutia Danei / Dana's Box




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice albastru smarald si cupru , decorata cu tifon, nisip si crengute de flori uscare, lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp/

Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald blue and copper acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, sand and dried flowers, varnished to keep its beauty over time 

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 11 x w 7 x h 6 cm



Monday, December 13, 2010

Suport lumanari / Candle holders



Suporturi din sticla pentru lumanari, decorate cu dantela, tifon si sfoara, pictate manual cu vopsele acrilice  /
Glass candle holders decorated with  lace, cheesecloth and rope, painted with acrylics

Dimensiune / Size: H 9 x top diameter 8 x lower diameter 7 cm


Friday, December 10, 2010

Alte frunze de mar / Other apple leaves



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica rosu rubin si patinata cu auriu, cu 
 frunze ruginii de mar / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with ruby red acrylic color and gold patina, with autumn apple tree leaves

Cutia Dianei / Diana's Box




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice, 
cu aplicatii de panglica pictata manual,  frunze uscate si boboci uscati de trandafiri /
Wooden box, hand-painted with acrylic colors and with appliques of hand-painted ribbon, dried leaves and dried rose buds

Copacul spiritual / Spiritual Tree



pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama din lemn, dimensiune 30 x 40 cm /
acrylic painting, canvas on wooden frame, size 30 x 40 cm



Cutia lui Alex / Alex's Box



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica verde smarald cu doua frunze pictate cu auriu, lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp/

Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald green acrylic colors and two golden leaves, varnished to keep its beauty over time 

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 7 x w 7 x h 4 cm


O cutiuta mica, mica care l-a incantat pe fiul meu, Alexandru, de la prima vedere!  Cred ca-i place contrastul dintre culoarea puternica si delicatetea nervurilor frunzelor.  O mica bijuterie pentru bijuteriile dragi.

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A very small box that enchanted my son, Alexandru, since he set eyes on it!  I believe he enjoys the contrast between the powerful color and the delicacy of the leaf ribs.  A small gem for beloved jewels.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rubin de Iarna / winter Ruby



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica rosu rubin pe exterior si alb perlat in interior, decorata cu o crenguta de tuia, lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp/

Wooden box, hand-painted with ruby red and pearl white acrylic colors, decorated with a branch of thuja, varnished to keep its beauty over time 

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 10 x w 10 x h 6 cm


Numai buna pentru amintirile din iarna!
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Just perfect for winter's memories!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bambusi / Bamboo



pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama din lemn, dimensiune 30 x 40 cm /
acrylic painting, canvas on wooden frame, size 30 x 40 cm












pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama din lemn, dimensiune 40 x 50 cm /
acrylic painting, canvas on wooden frame, size 40 x 50 cm


Vis de smarald / Emerald Dream

capac / top

detalii capac / top detail

Vedere laterala / side view

Vedere laterala / side view

Vedere interior / Inside view

Cutie din lemn, decorata cu tifon, frunze de tuia, pietricele si nisip, pictata manual in culori acrilice de verde metalizat si alb perlat, lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp

 Wooden box, adorned with cheesecloth, evergreen leaves, pebbles and sand, hand painted with metallic green and pearl acrylic colors, lacquered to keep its beauty over time

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 17 x l 16.5 x h 9 cm

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rubin si dantela / Ruby and Lace



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica rosu rubin pe exterior si auriu in interior, cu aplicatii de dantela vintage din anii 70 si paiete, lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp/

Wooden box, hand-painted with ruby red and gold acrylic colors, appliques of  70s vintage lace and sequins, lacquered to keep its beauty over time 





Frunza de smochin / Fig Leaf



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica aramie pe exterior si perlata in interior, cu 
o frunza presata de smochin / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with copper and pearl acrylic colors, with a  pressed fig leaf

In gradina noastra avem, 2 tufe superbe de smochin. Ne incanta cu ramurile viguroase si luxuriante, frunzele mari si, desigur, fructele dulci si delicioase!

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In our garden we have two delightful fig shrubs.  They enchant us with their vigorous, luxuriant branches, beautiful leaves and, of course, sweet and delicious fruits!  

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Emerald Leaves



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica, cu 
aplicatii de frunze uscate, lacuita pentru a-si pastra frumusetea in timp /

Wooden box, hand-painted with acrylic colors and 
with appliques of dried leaves, lacquered to keep its beauty in time

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 13 x l 13 x h 7,5 cm 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cutia Despinei / Despina's Box



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica perlata, cu 
aplicatii de dantela vintage din anii 70 si frunze uscate /
Wooden box, hand-painted with pearl acrylic color and 
with appliques of 70's vintage lace and dried leaves


Friday, November 12, 2010

Cutia amintirilor / Memories Box




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice, cu aplicatii de dantela vintage din anii 70 si paiete/
Wooden box, hand-painted with acrylic colors and with appliques of 70's vintage lace and spangles




Dantela si safir / Lace and Sapphire





Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsea acrilica albastru safir, cu aplicatii de dantela vintage /
Wooden box, hand-painted with sapphire blue acrylic color and appliques of vintage lace 

Maci / Poppies





pictura in acrilic, panza pe carton, dimensiune 20 x 30 cm /
acrylic painting, canvas on cardboard, size 20 x 30 cm






pictura in acrilic, diptic, panza pe carton, dimensiune fiecare tablou 20 x 20 cm /
acrylic painting, diptych, canvas on cardboard, size of each painting 20 x 20 cm


De cand ma stiu, mi-au placut macii!  Cu petale atat de delicate si moi, in nuante de rosu si portocaliu.  Jucausi pe tulpinile lor mladioase. 
Indiferent de cum m-as simti, in clipa in care-i vad ma inunda o bucurie fara limite!

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Have always loved poppies!  Such delicate, soft petals in various shades of red and orange.  Playful on their supple stalks.
Regardless of my state of spirit, the moment I see them I am filled with endless joy!


Cutia Carmencitei / Carmencita's Box












Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice, 
cu aplicatii de panglica pictata,  frunze uscate si boboci uscati de trandafiri /
Wooden box, hand-painted with acrylic colors and with appliques of painted ribbon, dried leaves and dried rose buds

In urma cu cateva saptamani am vazut intr-un magazin cu articole pentru pictura, cateva cutii din lemn.  De cum le-am vazut mi le-am imaginat imbodobite cu panglici, dantele, margelute, frunze si alte obiecte minunate. 
Iata una dintre ele: scaldata in aramiu, incinsa de o panglica pictata cu trandafiri.  Pe capacul ei se odihnesc cativa boboci de trandafiri si cateva frunze.  Iar cand o deschizi, te intampina un evantai de frunze care parca te imbie sa o umpli cu amintiri placute.  
De cum am terminat-o mi-am dat seama ca e numai buna pentru Carmencita!  Bucura-te de ea, cu drag!

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A few weeks ago, in a painting supplies shop, I saw a few wooden boxes.  Soon as I set eyes on them I imagined them graced with ribbons, lace, beads, leaves and other beautiful things.
Here is one of them: bathed in copper and wrapped in a ribbon with painted roses.  On its lid rest a few rose buds and leaves.  When opened, a fan of leaves welcomes you to fill it up with pleasant things.
As soon as it was ready, I knew it was just right for Carmencita!  So, enjoy, with my love!