luni, 6 iulie 2015
EN: There's an abundance of flowers, green and bugs all around, so inspiration is easy to tempt these days.I was looking at some Echinacea and I realized that, beyond their medicinal properties, they are some special flowers, with a beautiful color. So I painted them and i was pleased that their pink-purple shade is in a great contrast with the wood.
EN: Also for stimulating imagination (or let's admit that this is the excuse:), we don't like to miss out a single sunny day without a walk through Bucovina's old forests. We left to find mushrooms, but we were as excited to find "fields" of wild strawberries.
EN: We found the wanted and famous king bolete, only a small one, but we compensated with some fresh chanterelle.
EN: We captured a rare tenderness moment between two butterflies, which seemed to be waiting for a picture of them to be taken, in the perfect setting and light. Sometimes I think that nature creates all these beauty for us to marvel.
EN: And after a lovely walk, charged by the sun, birds singing and with our eyes rested in this sea of green, we got ourselves a beautiful harvest: wild strawberries, mushrooms, elder tree flowers (the last flowered one for the year) and some resin which I plan to mix with bees wax and turn it into some scented candles.
duminică, 5 iulie 2015
marți, 30 iunie 2015
EN: Sea lust and craving for holiday seem to be the main topic these days and it feels like I'm not the only one dreaming of the sun and relaxation. My orders tend to have also a watery-summerish theme.
Daca in ultimele luni m-am simtit intr-un soi de roata care ma alearga, cu atatea evenimente, proiecte si comenzi, am reusit de curand sa imi gasesc ritmul si energia. Am inceput cu trezitul (mai) devreme, eu care ador orele multe de somn si leneveala de dimineata. Dar mi-am pastrat cate o zi pe saptamana (de obicei duminicile), pentru dormit neconditionat, iar in restul m-am obisnuit sa ma trezesc (fara ceas, pentru ca mi se pare o pedeapsa sa fiu trezita de brutalul sunet de alarma care tipa). Si e bine. Am spor mai mult si timp suficient pentru plimbari, cules plante, fructe sau mici experimente cum e si crema de arnica. Am primit cateva flori uscate de arnica, de la o matusa si m-am hotarat sa profit de proprietatile lor. Am facut o alifie simpla, cu ceara de albine, unt de cocos, ulei de masline si florile infuzate in acest amestec uleios, fierbinte. O sa o folosesc pentru dureri de articulatii si vanataile pe care reusesc sa le capat cand lucrez prin gradina.
EN: If the last months felt like a wheel running after me, with lots of events, projects and orders, I finally managed to find my rhythm and regain my energy. I started with waking up earlier, although I'm not a morning person and I enjoy laying in bed till late. But I kept one day in the week (usually Sundays), for unconditional dreaming and in the rest I wake up (without the alarm clock, which would feel like a punishment to me). And it's all good. I have more time for walking, picking plants and fruits or for little experiments, like this Arnica montana salve. I got some dried flowers, from an aunt, so I decided to take advantage of this plant's properties. I made a cream with bees wax, coconut oil, olive oil and the flowers infused in these hot oily mixture. I'll use it for rheumatic pain and the bruises I get when I work in the garden.
duminică, 28 iunie 2015
vineri, 26 iunie 2015
EN: It's T-shirt season (finally, after a long awaiting), so most of the orders have this theme.
Practice, usor de purtat, sunt pictate in culori rezistente la spalat si sunt niste tablouri la purtator.
EN: Practical, easy to wear, I make them with water resistant colors and they are paintings ready to wear.
EN: Because we enjoy walking in the woods and I'm a natural born gatherer, I couldn't help picking up the most recent discovered edible plant: wood sorrel, or Oxalis Acetosella). It's sour and fresh, suitable for salads. I mixed it with onion, lettuce, ruccola from the garden and added a pinch of salt and some oil. Delicious!