Monday, January 31, 2011

Ghivece decorative / Decorative Flower Pots


Ghiveci din lut decorat cu tifon, ghinda si con de brad, vopsit verde smarald (culori acrilice)
Clay pot decorated with gauze, acorn and fir cone, painted emerald green (acrylic colors)
Dimensiuni / Size: 16 cm L x 16 cm l x 14 cm H


Ghiveci din lut decorat cu tifon, vopsit rosu rubin (culori acrilice)
Clay pot decorated with gauze, painted ruby red (acrylic colors)
Dimensiuni / Size: 20 cm L x 20 cm l x 21 cm H



Ghiveci din lut decorat cu tifon, pietricele din sticla, vopsit verde smarald (culori acrilice)
Clay pot decorated with gauze, glass pebbles, painted emerald green (acrylic colors)
Dimensiuni / Size: diameter 15 cm


Afara este inca ger si zapada, dar eu ma gandesc cu bucurie la caldura ce va veni!  Asa ca ma pregatesc sa intampin bogatia de flori cu ghivece dramatice.  Sper sa va aduca putina caldura in suflete!
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Outside it's still terribly cold, but I am thinking of the heat that is to come!  So I am preparing to greet the richness of the flowers with some dramatic pot holders.  Hope they bring you joy! 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Serenitate / Serenity


pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama de lemn, dimensiune 50 x 40 cm
acrylic painting, canvas on wood frame, size 50 x 40 cm

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen. "
— Reinhold Niebuhr

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Something Else


Pestii / The Fish
pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama de lemn, dimensiune 50 x 40 cm
acrylic painting, canvas on wood frame, size 50 x 40 cm



These past few days I have been reading Eckhart Tolle and attempting to live in the Now - which is harder than it sounds.  I've become so accustomed to living in the future or the past, analyzing myself, judging my actions and feelings, thinking or planning how to get out of the present and on to a hopefully better future, that I had lost the pleasure of the Now.  I have come to feel like a small fish trapped in swimming round and round in a very small bucket with no way out towards the ocean - no fun, no wonder.  Then I discovered "The Power of Now" and a question put by a Zen master - "What do you lack in this very moment?"         


Here are some quotes to work on:   
  
Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.


Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.


Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.  


Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.


Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.



Even a stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way back to God, to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.

Be present as the watcher of your mind -- of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations.  Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react.  Notice also how often your attention is in the past or future.  Don't judge or analyze what you observe.  Watch the thought, feel the emotion, observe the reaction.  Don't make a personal problem out of them.  You will then feel something more powerful than any of those things that you observe: the still, observing presence itself behind the content of your mind, the silent watcher.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter of life


pictura in acrilic, panza pe rama de lemn, dimensiune 50 x 40 cm
acrylic painting, canvas on wood frame, size 50 x 40 cm


A few days ago I found this text on the internet:

And it's winter before we know it....

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.   And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.  I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams... But, here it is.the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise... How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?
  ...

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over...its over....Yes , I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done, things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done.  It's all in a lifetime....

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!  Don't put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly.  So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

"Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.

 Make it a fantastic one."


It seems the author is not known, but I found it here http://katiemouse.user.livecloud.com/displaycontent/content/63619194590970824


Friday, January 14, 2011

Spuma de mare / Sea Foam



Spuma de safir / Sapphire Foam
Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in albastru safir si argintiu, decorata cu tifon si pietricele / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with sapphire blue and silver acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth and pebbles
Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 11 x w 8 x h 6 cm







Spuma de mare / Sea Foam
Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in albastru safir, argintiu si auriu, decorata cu tifon, scoici diverse si pietricele / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with sapphire blue, silver and gold acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, various shells and pebbles
Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 18 x w 14 x h 9 cm




Spuma de mare verde / Green Sea Foam
Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in verde smarald si argintiu, decorata cu tifon, scoici diverse si sfoara / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald green and silver acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, various shells and rope
Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 18 x w 14 x h 9 cm


De cateva zile s-a incalzit si parca miroase a primavara.  Stiu ca-i mult prea devreme, si ca probabil curand ne vom confrunta cu zapada si temperaturi scazute sub zero, dar ma bucur de moment.  Mi s-a facut dor de vara, de caldura, de mare!  Asa au luat nastere aceste cutiute de comori - din amintirile verilor trecute.  

Iar daca va intrebati cum arata o cutie in timpul lucrului, iata mai jos una dintre ele in timp ce se odihnea la uscat.  

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These past few days, the weather turned warmer and it almost smells like spring.  I know it's much too early for this, and that probably we'll soon get more snow and below zero temperatures, but I enjoy the moment!   I long for summer, for the heat, for the sea!  And so came to be these small treasure chests - from the memories of summers past.

And if you were wondering what such a box looks like in the works, scroll down and see one that is resting to dry.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Farfurie de rubin / Ruby Plate



 Farfurie din portelan decorata cu vopsele acrilice rosu rubin si auriu si cu aplicatii de tifon, scoici, pietricele, nisip si patrunjel
Porcelain plate decorated with ruby red and gold acrylic paints and cheese cloth, shells, pebbles, sand and parsley


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Verde in Iarna / Winter Green



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in verde smarald si argintiu, decorata cu tifon, crenguta de tuia si con de brad  / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald green and silver acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, a thuya branch and fir cone
Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 13 x w 11 x h 8 cm



Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in verde smarald si auriu, decorata cu tifon, crenguta de tuia, pietricele si nisip  / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald green and gold acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, a thuya branch, pebbles and sand
Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 18 x w 14 x h 9 cm




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in verde smarald si argintiu, decorata cu tifon, crenguta de tuia, scoarta de copac si pietricele  / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with emerald green and silver acrylic colors, decorated with cheesecloth, a thuya branch, tree bark and pebbles
Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 13 x w 11 x h 8 cm

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Copacul / The Tree




Cutie din lemn, pictata manual cu vopsele acrilice in tonuri aramii, decorata cu tifon si margele din cristal  / 
Wooden box, hand-painted with acrylic colors in copper tones, decorated with cheesecloth and crystal seed beads

Dimensiune exterioara / Exterior size: L 13 x w 10 x h 5 cm


"Si mi-a aratat un rau cu apa vietii, limpede ca cristalul, care iesea din scaunul de domnie al lui Dumnezeu ... . Pe cele doua maluri ale raului, era pomul vietii, rodind douasprezece feluri de rod, si dand rod in fiecare luna; si frunzele pomului slujesc la vindecarea Neamurilor." (Apocalipsa 22:1-2)
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"The angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God ... . On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations." (Revelation 22:1-2)