Shawls and Pumpkins

Two more shawls are done, and now I only need to wash and iron them.

They were made with the same warp, but with different weft yarn so I got two different shawls. They are so soft and warm, and this twill is one of my favorite patterns, which all means I am very satisfied how they turned out.

Because my back gets painful with all this weaving going on, I like to relax on the couch and make some small things (of course I can’t just watch TV, that would be like a waste of time for me,lol!), so I crocheted these cute little pumpkins.

I stuffed them with leftover yarn, and added sequins and beads around the “stem” to add a bit of a sparkle. πŸ™‚ They are 3,5 and 2,5 inches wide and I LOVE them! I think I will make more to give to friends. What’s best about them is that they are fast and easy to make.

And here is another Journal page good enough to be shown publicly πŸ™‚

Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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New Shawls

Here they are, as promised!

These came out perfect, but…The thing is, when I weave for people I don’t know (like in this case, 30 women that I’ve never met), the best way to do it is to weave simple designs, at least that’s my experience. There are ladies who like unusual garments, but more often they want something that “goes with everything”. And to tell you the truth, even though I understand that, at the same time I don’t. Because, for me, the best thing is to have a handwoven piece that stands out a bit. A piece that makes a plane outfit totally original and noticed. But, that’s me. When I weave pieces for the shop, I weave what my inspiration commands, and I like to use many different colors and textures. And people buy them. But now, with this order, I think it would be best to make these “neutral” shawls. At least there is much greater chance for ladies to like and wear them. That is the point, right?

Thank you Eliza!

I have been nominated a Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Eliza at http://creativemetaphor.wordpress.com/ . Thank you Eliza! πŸ™‚

I hope I’m not rude or anything like that, but since there aren’t too many blogs that I follow and that I’m in contact with their writers (or should I say owners?) I will give you the link of my previous post about the Liebster Blog AwardΒ  where I nominated 15 blogs.The list would be pretty much the same now. I hope that is ok. πŸ™‚

But, there are still some questions to answer as a part of receiving this award, and the questions are a bit different that they were last time, so here they are:

1. What gets you out of bed every morning?

My dog,lol! I have to take him for a walk.

2. What is your favorite art form, whether to express or enjoy?

Music and textile art.

3. If you could have one dream come true, what would it be?

To have a successful art gallery in the center of Belgrade. πŸ™‚

4. List some random facts about you that you think are too uninteresting so you don’t normally share them on random facts lists.

I don’t like mannequins in shop windows, they look scary to me.

Eliza also added her own category: do one thing today just to be good to yourself without thinking of consequences or other people; do one thing *just for you*.

She also said to take photos and tell her about it if we wanted, but since my “just for me” thing today will be taking an afternoon nap, I don’t think I’ll be able to take a photo of my self,LOL!

I started following Eliza’s blog a few months ago, and I LOVE it! She is an amazing writer! I would put her blog on my list of fifteen nominees, but I think it’s against the rules. πŸ™‚ She blogs about her writing, but also about healthy food and crafts.

I hope I did this right, I get a bit confused with questions and rules. And I have so little time for having fun on the Internet lately. The good thing is that I have a huge order to finish until the second part of December. 30 shawls to weave! That means I have to weave a lot every single day. And it’s hard because I have problems with my back, which gets pretty painful after weaving for a long period of time, but I don’t care because I do what I love, and I’m going to make money out of it, so YAY! πŸ™‚

I will photograph these properly and show them to you in my next post.

Until then, here are photos of my new journal, a simple note book or how ever it’s called, which was plain and ugly but I decided to use it as my “glue book” and a diary.

I started writing a journal when I was ten years old, and after 15 years I decided to destroy them all. I now regret that decision, but what’s done is done. And since I discovered Art Journaling, the need to write on daily basis is coming to me again. Right now, I’m experimenting with all kinds of journals, sketchbooks etc, and it feels to me that it’s ok to have an Art Journal for painting and doing all those messy things, then a sketchbook for drawing and doodling, and also another journal for a “day journal”. And this one is probably going to be a mix of things – journal, junk journal, collage journal, but definitely a place where I can have fun and just glue to my hearts content. All in all, I have no idea what I’m doing and if that has anything to do with art, but the only important thing is that I’m having fun!

Also, a few unfinished pages from my sketchbook:

and it’s all for today! Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

 

The Fall is Here

Well, I can’t say I am extremely excited about that, but ok. After Summer comes the Fall and I can’t stop it. Not that I hate Fall, I must admit it has some nice moments every year (lol), but when I think about falling leaves, falling, staying on the ground, not green on trees…you get the idea. πŸ™‚ I am definitely a Spring person. Oh, that time of the year when everything is coming to life, the anticipation in the air, waiting for leaves and flowers to start popping out, that’s what I love!

But, I must say today was a lovely day, sunny and warm. Thank you Mother Nature. πŸ™‚ So we went out for a nice walk.

I saw a leaf that looked like an Angel. Although my husband said it looked like an airplane. He is a pilot, so there’s an explanation. πŸ™‚

And these bugs look like they have an African mask on their back. Wonderful!

Gorgeous flower

Belgrade in September:

Interesting shapes and texture:

Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

This and That from Greece

Hello lovely people! I wanted to share with you what I did while I was in Greece. I had so much fun (doing what people usually do on their vacations) πŸ™‚Β  taking photos, relaxing, swimming, fishing

lol! That was my first catch! πŸ™‚

I was writing in my “Greece journal” from day one,

and made a few child – like drawings in it.

I also crocheted tiny flowers

and played in my sketch book (or doodle book πŸ™‚

It doesn’t seem like there was too much art going on, but at least I have something as a memory of Summer 2012. πŸ™‚

Have a great day!

 

I’m Back!

Hello lovely people! Here I am, holiday is over and it’s time to put away the swimsuits. I wish I wouldn’t have to do that, but…:)

We had a wonderful time in Greece. We stayed at Camping Marmaras which has been our holiday destination for a few years now. Oh, I wish I could go back there right now! πŸ™‚ Neos Marmaras is a beautiful town, although my photos don’t show that very well.

We also visited some lovely beaches near Neos Marmaras:

Meda had a great time too.

Before all that, we had a family gathering, celebrating my Grandfather’s 88th Birthday.

It was so nice to spend some time with the family.

That’s me and my dad and the barbecue. πŸ™‚

My friend celebrated her son’s Birthday and a Baptism

Best friends since childhood:

It was wonderful!

Next time I’ll show you my “holiday art”, but now it’s way too late and I should go to bed. πŸ™‚

Have fun!