Friday, September 30, 2011


Mirodenii / Spices
Tehnica decoupage cu servetel aplicata pe o bucata tigla veche / 
The napkin decoupage technique applied on an old piece of roof tile

Trandafiri / Roses
Tehnica decoupage cu hartie de orez pe o bucata de lemn / 
Decoupage with rice paper applied on a piece of wood

Iata doua lucrari noi cu  o tehnica pe care am descoperit-o de curand si care ma fascineaza - tehnica decoupage!

Prima este inspirata dintr-un tutorial pe care l-am savurat pe site-ul creativ art-hobby.  In vara, o prietena a schimbat tigla de pe casa ei, iar eu am luat cateva bucati (care, printre altele, au rezistat la intemperii timp de mai bine de 10 ani) pentru ca-mi placea forma si textura.  Cand le-am luat nu prea stiam ce urma sa fac cu ele, dar acum mi se par si mai interesante!

Zilele trecute, printr-o plimbare prin Bucuresti, m-am oprit intr-un magazin de materiale de pictura si m-am indragostit de o coala de hartie de orez cu acesti trandafiri.  Ii si vedeam odihnindu-se pe o bucata frumoasa de lemn, protejati de un strat crapat de lac!  Desigur ca n-am rezistat sa-i si pictez un pic.  Si iata-i - proaspeti pentru totdeauna!

Here are two new pieces created with a technique I recently discovered and become fascinated with - decoupage!

The first is inspired from a tutorial I savoured on the site creativ art-hobby.  This summer, a friend change the tiles on the roof of her house, and I took some of the pieces (which, by the way, have withstood the weather for more than 10 years) because I loved their shape and texture.  I did not know what I would do with them, but now they are even more interesting!

A few days ago, during a walk in Bucharest, I made a stop in a painting supplies store and fell in love with a piece of rice paper with these roses.  I could see them resting on a beautiful piece of wood, protected by a layer of crackled varnish!  And of course I couldn't resist to add a little paint as well.  And here they are - forever fresh!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cale / Calla Lillies

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

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ARTFair Romania

Zilele acestea are loc in gradina Green Hours de pe Calea Victoriei o frumoasa expozitie de arta contemporana in aer liber - ARTFair Romania.  O ocazie minunata de a admira lucrari originale de pictura, grafica, arta decorativa si de a discuta cu artistii intr-un cadru neconventional si relaxant.  Merita o vizita!

This Saturday and Sunday, in the Green Hours garden on Calea Victoriei, there is a beautiful exposition of contemporary art - ARTFair Romania.  A wonderful ocassion to admire original works -paintings, graphics, decorative arts- and to chat with the artists in an unconventional, relaxing space.  Well worth a visit!

Iata cateva dintre ele...

Here are some of them ...

Sculpturi din lana de / Wool sculptures by Ramona Stanca Vartosu  

Pictura lui / Paintings by Dan Isaila

Pictura si obiecte decorative de / Paintings and decorative objects by Iulian Virtopeanu

Dorel Manole

Fotografie pe lemn / Photography on wood Wood Be Nice

Ziua Nationala a Pasiunilor / National Passion Day

You will need to find your passion. Don't give up on finding it because then all you're doing is waiting for the Reaper.  ... Your pasion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside.
Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Commencement Speech, 2008
(quotations taken from

Ieri am participat impreuna cu Alexandra la Ziua Nationala a Pasiunilor organizata in Centrul Vechi al Bucurestiului.  Pasiunea pentru hand-made a fost gazduita cu multa eleganta si caldura de catre Club Armada!

Yesterday, along with Alexandra I took part in the National Passion Day organized in the Bucharest Old City.  The passion for hand-made was hosted with much elegance and warmth by Armada Club

Un cadru minunat in care ne-am expus piesele lucrate manual, am avut ocazia sa discutam cu alti pasionati si am confectionat impreuna brelocuri!

A beautiful scene where we showcased our hand made pieces, had the chance to chat with others that share this passion, and made together key chains!