Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Since I was very little I had a dream of painting with oil paint. My parents didn't allow me because we lived in a very small apartment and there wasn't enough space even for an easel and my mom was terrified of the smell. When I was applying for the art high school back in Bulgaria, you had to have a health clearance from a health practitioner that you don't have any allergies, otherwise you just can't get in. There was no way I could go around that but we tried and the principle agreed that, they would accept my application but on one condition - I am not doing any oil paint. It was devastating. That's all I wanted to do! I couldn't find a place to do it- not at home, not at school... Well it so turned out that they've moved the art high school and I couldn't travel, so I finished my first year there and I had to move in another school. It was unbelievable experience and I was really sad when I had to leave. But why am I telling you this? Remember the " 30 things to do before going 30" that I told you about around my last birthday? Well,I made my list and painting an oil painting almost as high as me ( 5'2") is one of my 30 things. My husband gave me the surprise of a lifetime, when he bought me a beautiful, gorgeous easel for Mother's day as well as a 36"/48" canvas piece. I just love Koi fish and I've been meaning to paint some for quite a while. You know, my mom and her Feng shui has definitely rubbed on me :-)
I am officially addicted! I couldn't stop! Literally! The same day (did I mention I was sick at the time) I started a second painting- beautiful lilacs that I am going to show you later. I so much appreciate what my husband did! This is a real dream come true!!! Thank you so much, honey!!! I love you!!!
A quick green card for Carina. I just love the combination of green and pink.
Since I made a woodburned box for Carina's sister- Julia( for her 1st Communion) , I thought that it would be great if I make one for Carina as well
Carina's pendant was a glass swirl that we all liked.
She really liked it and I was so glad I had the time to make her one. Here is the present for Julia, a Jonas Brothers poster ;-)
And little Briannah's present with a cute little card :-)
You probably saw my 1st communion cake by now, so here is the addition- the gifts for the girls. This was a personal gift from Kalin, who really likes Julia :-)
This is the bouquet for Julia's mom
I wasn't sure I want to use this kind of paper for the flowers, the white one I mean, but it turned out I couldn't find any other kind in the store at that time.
My pictures are a little dark, but this is only because it was 2 am :-)
This is Julia's card for the present we gave her:
And finally you can see how I wrapped the presents for both girls:
I hope I've helped you with some ideas :-)
More woodburning for you guys! It turned out these little boxes are quite popular! :-) So I decided to make 2 more for 2 of Kalin's classmates.
And the second one:
The presents were escorted by 2 birthday cards made by me :-)
I hope the girls liked them! :-)
You wonder how I made these? Here they are!
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