Dec 24, 2012

Black and white girl

It's still difficult for me to draw faces... But I trying to be observant and paint more.







































The girl from random photo and my hand.
Oil on canvas, 12.2012

Nov 5, 2012

Always tomorrow, free poster

About me... I must to print it and hang on the wall :)
Want this poster too?
It's free! Download it (jpg A4) here 

Font: Chunk Five free font
Quote: found in internet :)


Oct 16, 2012

HTML... in hundredth time

Well, for hundredth time I started to learn it and throwing.
This time I will try to see it through, I hope :)
I am using Codecademy.com now. HTML Basics I and II finished, ta-daaaa!



Oct 11, 2012

How I use a paper from garbage for art.


I often buying something in the internet and getting a beautiful boxes by post. Very often I use this paper for drawing and for origami.
Experiment with light colors on dark paper is very interesting and you can help a little nature and do not buy  special paper.


































You will need a box, scissors, ruler, pencil, acrylic, color pencils (I used red and blue) and pens with black and white inks.

























From my box got 4 squares 20x20 cm.


















First, I came up with some strange animals and sketched them with pencil on cardboard. Then paint silhouettes with white acrylic paint.


















After the acrylic paint has dried you can draw it with black ink (for me it was Liner Faber Castell, waterproof). Figures were monochrome and I added a little color with a red and blue pencils.
But it seemed to me that there were many empty space and I added patterned background for each animal is different.

So, this is what came of it:


















You can click on every image to enlarge.


I drawn a small set :)




This funny animals set available for sale in my Etsy shop.




Oct 9, 2012

Oktoberfest 2012 or liter beer on breakfast.

It was ma second Oktoberfest here in Munich and again... beer in the morning :)
A lot of people come to the Oktoberfest that's why almost all the tables booked from 5pm. If you want to have a beer (and sitting) then come in the morning to open hours, at 9am.

























Sooo many people at 10-11 am.




















What interesting and unusual here?
Most of Oktoberfest visitors wears traditional clothes - it looks very beautiful.
If you are here for the first time - try brezel - is a type of baked food.

























You can buy a souvenir cake with the some "quotes", it is stored for a long time and you may hang it at the wall.




















I skated on this attraction. Very high and fast - no time to see the city from above.

























It is how looks the interior of one pavilion.




















Bavaria statue beautiful as always.



Oct 8, 2012

Photo memory book, all in one place!

I found perfect way for me to archive photos :) I know it's not a new idea, but I've used it for the first time.
Oh, it was so hard to choose just 30 of the hundreds of photos.
There are many sites to make an album, I've used this firm Clixxie-fotobuch, you can upload photos to Facebook and then add to the album. Very easy.


















I am very pleased with the result!!! Photos look really cool inside the album, all in one place.
On the first page of the album I wrote a year and where the photos were taken and on the last page, you can add a couple of lines.


















It's how the book compared to the size of my hand:


















Now my family photos decorating my table :)


















I can happily advise Clixxie-fotobuch, as I know now the photo-book can be ordered in Germany and Austria.
They also have a program for the iPhone on itunes.

Sep 24, 2012

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum) in Munich

Such a wonderful place to visit here (in Munich, Germany) - Bavarian National Museum.
It is very interesting cultural history museum was founded by king Maximilian II of Bavaria in 1855. 
You can easily find it - near English garden, 5-10 min by feet from U5-Lehel station (Prinzregentenstraße 3). On Sundays it cost just 1 euro :)
The museum building with beautiful architecture  by Gabriel von Seidl 1894-1900.
Here are a few photos made by me, enjoy!



































I was impressed by the remarkable collection of ceramic and porcelain dishes, fine work and bright colors.



































The museum exhibits gold works, textiles, glass art, interesting old costume collection. In addition the museum has a wonderful collection of sculptures.


































I love stained glass, in this museum there were many. Very well-designed exhibition of lighted stained glass in a dark room.


































For boys it will be interesting here too - a large collection of weapons and armor.


































Sep 19, 2012

Beautiful things, YUMIKO HIGUCHI

Probably every girl once fascinated with embroidery, but what makes Yumiko Higuchi is wonderful!

Born in 1975, studied design at Tama Art University.
Lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Her work is very delicate and beautiful, I can not even imagine how difficult to do it and certainly need a lot of time.

Here are a few examples, enjoy! :)
More in Yumiko's Blog.



         

Aug 19, 2012

Big house party / Grosses Hausefest

It's just a great idea - to make a party with the whole house.
I baked traditional Russian cakes (pirozhki / пирожки) for the party, which was organized by my neighbors for all tenants.
Pies with apples and cabbage, they look the same so I made ​​labels for them :)
I made mooooore :)



Jul 10, 2012

FREE! For personal and commercial use.

Good quality, big (5000x5000 px) pearl for free!
Download jpg file and use for your projects ( Attribution CC BY )























Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Jul 4, 2012

Deer Garden (Munich) / Hirschgarten (München)

It's amazing place in Munich - big beer garden with DEER!!!
Hirschgarten - biggest beer garden in the world with 8,000 seating places.
You can feed the deer right out of the hands (on the fence is a list of products that you can't give them).


















If you come to a deer fence they will notice it immediately, and will ask the food.


















Deer are very friendly and cute.


















After you have fed the deer, you can drink a beer right in the park.

























In Bavaria it is impossible not to drink beer. .... even if you do not like :)

All photos by my lovely husband Slavik

Jun 21, 2012

Ein Tag in München / One day in Munich

Munich - it's really beautiful and interesting city for tourists. There are sooo many wonderful places to see.
In the end of May I have a full day for walking in the city and it was cool. I was in my favorite Neue Pinakothek and after I just walked though the streets.

















I found a very nice stuff to make online album to show you (clixxie-album.de)


To see all album just click on it :)







Machine with candies (like in old movies)


I had never seen before such machines with candies like this (only in the movies). I found it in a quiet living area in Munich, right between the houses.
And of course I tried it, I got a surprise with a stamp in the form of the skull.
I checked - there is always candy inside.






















Photos by Slavik

May 20, 2012

Free Textures

I made 3 free textures: brick wall, rocks, old limestone wall.
It's free for personal and commercial use. Enjoy :)


May 17, 2012

My vector illustrations on shutterstock

Sometimes I working after work :)
I like to make bright vector graphics (for part of these works I've used wacom).
Here is my small portfolio on sutterstock.
Here are the best ones to show you :)



Apr 24, 2012

Asparagus

In Germany asparagus is very popular in spring time.
I don't like cooking, but sometimes I have a right mood :)
Asparagus, lime, apple and meat.