SUEDIA are nevoie de medici!

SUEDIA are nevoie de medici!
SUEDIA are nevoie de medici! Vino la singurul curs din Craiova asistat de un suedez nativ (40 lei/ora)! CLICK pe imagine pentru detalii!

09 October 2017

High Hemispheres - the perfect circle

Hello everyone!

October is here, would you even believe it? I can't believe how quickly this year flew by. But it does not matter, right? All that it matters is that we "live in a world that has Octobers" as some famous author used to say. And i have to say i agree. Of course, not 100%. I mean not when October is all dull, grey and rainy. No! But when it's sunny and crisp and you can smell the wet leaves fallen on the ground. Then i can. Do you like October?

Getting back to what's "on the wall", here is my latest creation made especially for our exhibition last month. I had the nice surprise to find out that it was among the favourites for many of the visitors. Maybe because it expresses the idea of a couple, which seems to be at the heart of many nowadays. And without going into any details, i think we all know why.
Anyway, that is what i also had in mind when i created it: the idea of the couple, perfect harmony, yin and yang and...you got it ;). And i guess now that i helped you a little bit, you will guess right away which is the yin and which is the yang :).

 
"Yin and Yang"

Some detail

...and this is what all started from, a child's play

I hope you feel at peace when you look at this one, this was my idea anyway...and this is why now it's hanging in our bedroom :).
I wish you all a lovely week and autumn!



30 September 2017

"Swedish Dads" si egalitatea de gen in Romania/Craiova

"Swedish Dads" este denumirea expozitiei ce a intrunit 20 de fotografii cu tatici suedezi ce au ales sa isi ia concediu paternal  (si implicit parental :)) pentru a fi realmente alaturi de copiii lor inca din primele luni de viata.


Asa cum stim, creșterea copilului a fost în mod tradițional responsabilitatea femeilor. Suedia este însa una din primele tari in care un număr tot mai mare de tați au inceput sa vada avantajele concediului paternal. Ni s-a prezentat modul în care tații suedezi percep rolul bărbatului modern, în contrast cu rolul stereotipului tradițional.
Asa cum se intampla in astfel de situatii, ideea de baza a fost chiar a fotografului care, fiind el insusi tatic, a realizat că exista o lipsa de modele masculine care sa reprezinte un model de parinte. Ceea ce dauneaza, atat copiilor, in primul rand, cat si cuplului. Iar ulterior, societatii in sine. Acest lucru l-a determinat să creeze un album foto numit Swedish Dads, care prezintă barbați aflați în concediu paternal, alături de copiii lor.

Cateva cuvinte despre abordarea suedeza a egalitatii de gen si despre autorul expozitiei 
 

Dupa cum se vede, Scoala de Suedeza a fost acolo :). Multumim mult Ambasadei Suediei si domnului Mihai Leontescu, Ofiter proiecte si comunicare din cadrul Ambasadei, pentru ca ne-au permis sa ne prezentam serviciile publicului craiovean 


In cadru restrans:


Sub fiecare din cele 20 de fotografii statea povestea fiecaruia: mai intai numele, varsta si meseria taticului, numarul si numele copiilor si apoi motivele pentru care taticii au decis să rămână acasă pentru a avea grijă de copiice a însemnat acest lucru pentru ei personal, cum le-au fost afectate relațiile de cuplu și cele cu copiii lor, ce așteptări au avut în prealabil. 
Acest eveniment a fost un proiect comun desfasurat de Institutul Suedez, Ambasada Suediei din Bucureşti / Sveriges ambassad i BukarestTeatrul Naţional CraiovaEurope Direct Craiova information relay și Study in Sweden. Intrarea a fost libera.



Din fericire, in Romania stam bine din punct de vedere legal, chiar mai bine decat Suedia, in sensul ca beneficiem de mai multe zile de concediu parental decat ei. Cu toate acestea, la noi sunt foarte putini taticii care aleg sa ramana in concediu paternal pentru a fi alaturi de copiii lor. Exista insa sperante ca acest lucru se va schimba. E vorba de egalitatea de gen, care e de la sine inteles ca trebuie promovata cat mai mult, atat la nivel national cat si international. Si poate ca data viitoare expozitia va contine si fotografii cu tatici romani care au ales sa stea acasa pentru a-si creste copiii.

Pana una-alta, dragi parinti, copii, profesori, mai aveti timp pana pe 12 octombrie sa vizitati expozitia, in foaierul Teatrului National.

Sa avem cu totii o toamna plina de evenimente placute!


24 September 2017

Sunken Treasure - summer is still here ;)

For those of you who love summer and the ocean, here is one of my latest canvases, especially made for our exhibition on 2nd of September, but also my FIRST ever summer-themed creation. 
I always knew it in my heart that i would create something summery, but I was never in the mood for it until this summer. Even though i had this whole basket full of sea shells from Greece, for some years now. But you know how it is...sometimes all you need is a tight deadline ;).
I meant to do something else, to be honest, something with a couple of gekkos that i wanted to paint very vividly, but did not like where i was going with that, so i gesso-ed over and here we are with a 30x24 cm deep edge canvas:
  

Focus on the center piece, the sunken treasure itself:

Focus on the details:

I have one more creation to show you, from the ones i made especially for the exhibition. Until then, I hope you like this one and that this will make the summer stay just a bit longer with you:).





16 September 2017

The Rainbow - one of my latest

Good morning you all!

Im back with a post about one of my latest creations, the slowest one yet. The slowest, you might ask? Well, how else would you call it: I started it end of April and finished it end of August :D. In all this time i had very much to work, it's true, but this is no excuse when you feel inspired. Which i wasn't, obviously. I had it always in front of me hoping i will get inspired to get back to work. But there was no chance. 
So, with the exhibition around the corner, i felt a bit more motivated and so i started. And finished 2 more ;). Yeah, it's a first for me too. It seems i get motivated and inspired by tight deadlines. Who would have thought?! Not me :)).

The Rainbow - mixed media canvas 60x30 cm

This is how it looked on the night i started working on it

...and this was my source of inspiration
I know i found it on Pinterest, but i don't find it anymore, so i can link it. However, maybe the signature will help identify the author of this beautiful creation.

Will get back soon enough with the other 2 creations.
Until then, all the best to you!




12 September 2017

"Colour & Insanity" in imagini

Hello, prieteni!


Au trecut deja aproape 10 zile de la expozitie. O spun deja cu putina nostalgie, si asta mai mult pentru ca vine toamna :). In orice caz, in ritmul in care se intampla lucrurile pe aici, mi se pare ca au trecut mai degraba 3 saptamani. Si ce e mai frumos e ca si in continuare toamna se anunta foarte bogata in evenimente. Dar pana sa incep cu dezvaluirile, va las cu cateva fotografii si impresii de la expozitie.
Daca nu stiati, va spun acum, pe scurt, conceptul evenimentului: pe langa expozitie am organizat si un curs gratuit de limba suedeza, un demo scrapbooking si acest concurs "Mix&Match". Insa si expozitia in sine - ideea sotului meu, Magnus - este de asemenea un concept nou in sensul ca lucrarile sale au fost prezentate una cate una, la fix ale fiecarei ore. Si asta inseamna nu ca sunt adaugate, ci inlocuite. Magnus a prezentat 10 creatii care au avut mare succes la public, dintre noi doi el fiind artistul care se concentraza mai mult pe idei.
A fost o zi plina de energie pozitiva si oameni frumosi. Am descoperit ca e nevoie de astfel de evenimente, putin mai neconventionale, care sa aduca si momente de relaxare, cum a fost scrapbooking demo, unde multi adulti au simtit nevoia sa se aseze la masa si sa coloreze, atat si nimic mai mult :). Noroc ca adusesem mai multe imagini cu noi. Diriginta si profa de engleza a Anei au fost si ele acolo, Ana fiind nepoata noastra si cea care le-a demonstrat spectatorilor cum se creaza o felicitare-sevalet. 
La "Mix&Match" concurentii aveau de ghicit titlul corect pentru cele 20 de creatii ale mele. Toti cei care au obtinut intre 15 si 20 puncte au primit o creatie mixed-media semnata de moi :).
Aici gasiti tot albumul evenimentului.





Ah, da, la expozitie ne-au vizitat Andra si Teo, 2 tinere de la Cercetasii Romaniei, filiala Craiova care ne-au vorbit despre activitatea si proiectele organizatiei (stiam de Marea Hamaceala, de ex., dar nu stiam ca ei o organizeaza) si ne-au invitat sa ii vizitam. Parerea mea, nu in calitate de parinte, ci de observator, este ca Cercetasii reprezinta o optiune excelenta de petrecere a timpului liber pentru copii si tineri, pregatindu-se astfel pentru viata, ba mai mult, isi fac si prieteni:


Asa, ce ziceam? Ah, de niste dezvaluiri. Pai da, sa incepem cu primul festival de jazz care incepe joi, 14 septembrie, chiar de ziua mea, si dureaza pana duminica. Noi am ales sa ne ducem la concertele de pe 15 totusi ;). 
Apoi pe 28 septembie, Ambasada Suediei la Bucuresti vine la Teatrul National Craiova cu expozitia fotografica "Swedish Dads". Daca va intrebati cumva daca o sa fim acolo, cred ca stiti si raspunsul :).

Ne auzim si poate chiar vedem ;)!




25 August 2017

Colour & Insanity - Agenda evenimentului

Salutare, prieteni!

Nu ne vine sa credem ca a trecut deja atata timp de cand am lansat evenimentul pe FB, si ca mai e decat o saptamana pana la expozitie. Intre timp noi am definitivat si agenda zilei si profitam de asta ca sa v-o supunem atentiei. Pentru detalii, ne auzim si la Radio Horion, marti 29 august, de la ora 10.00:


Va asteptam cu drag sa ne dati un semn cand sunteti prin zona. Ne gasiti acolo de la 9 dimineata pana la 7 seara.

Weekend placut!

06 August 2017

Caldura se infrunta cu creativitate

Salutare, prieteni!

Aceasta va fi o postare foarte scurta, doar pentru a va da de stire ca traim si, mai mult, cream. Daca n-am mai postat nu inseamna ca n-am mai creat. Au contraire. 
Nu stim daca voua va place valul asta de caldura sau daca fugiti de el. Stim un lucru: noi il infruntam. Cum? Creand. Pentru noi, pentru voi. Si da, pentru expozitie! Asa ne racorim noi. Sau, ma rog, asa avem impresia :)). Deci, de aia nu am mai postat mare lucru recent, nici aici, nici pe FB. Dar credeti-ne cand va spunem ca avem noutati pentru voi. Unele din ele s-au si vandut deja, dar promitem sa compensam. 
In orice caz, le veti vedea pe toate pe 2 septembrie, incepand cu ora 09.00, in sala "Ia te Uita" a Teatrului National Craiova.
Va las aici cu fazele incipiente ale celor mai recente creatii ale mele. Scuzati calitatea pozelor, au fost facute cu telefonul:



Pana pe 2 septembrie, sa avem o vara racoroasa!


17 July 2017

"Colour and Insanity" la TNC Craiova

Hello everyone!


Iar am stat departe de blog timp de aproape o luna. Nu e nevoie sa ma mai scuz ca am avut treaba si a fost o perioada relativ incarcata, ca asta stiti deja ;). 
Ei, in acest timp, Magnus a venit cu ideea reluarii traditiei noastre de a organiza o expozitie pe an. Am fost reticenta, si pentru ca Klasse, prietenul nostru cu care cream si organizam de obicei aceste expozitii, nu ne viziteaza anul acesta, decat eventual la expozitie. Iar mie, sincer, imi lipseste acea "presiune" pe care ei o exercitau prin faptul ca incepeau sa creeze ca niste artisti carora muza nu le da pace :)). Exact asa, nici nu ajungea bine Klasse la noi, ca gata, se incingeau spiritele, iar mintile si mainile lor incepeau sa intre intr-o stare febrila, care destul de repede ma molipsea si pe mine. 
Dintre noi 3, eu sunt cea mai lenta, mie imi ia cel mai mult sa ma hotarasc la o idee, si apoi s-o pun in practica. Deci imaginati-va ca, in timp ce ei faceau  (si mai si editau) un video si 10 desene, eu abia imi selectam materialele necesare :)). Da, stiu, dar deh, nu ma scoateti din ritmul meu ca nu mai scoateti nimic de la mine :)).
Anyway, revenind la idee, Magnus a reusit sa ma convinga si, dupa ce am obtinut acordul dlui Vlad Dragulescu, director artistic al Teatrului "Marin Sorescu", de a expune in Sala "Ia Te Uita", am purces la treaba. 

Expozitia va fi una foarte dinamica si interactiva, fiind de fapt un eveniment plin de tot soiul de alte activitati: curs de limba suedeza, scrapboking demo, pictura interactiva pe panza, filme despre Suedia, tombola etc.

Am stabilit data pentru 2 septembrie 2017, programul de desfasurare fiind de la ora 09.00 pana la 19.00. Mai exact, creatiile noastre vor fi schimbate la fix, in fiecare ora. Fiecare va expune 3 creatii pe ora, per total veti putea admira un total de circa 50 de creatii de pictura si mixed media.

Aici aveti interviul de la Radio Horion, fara reclame, iar aici filmuletul promo al expozitiei:




Nu uitati, deci, de ziua de 2 septembrie, cand noi va asteptam cu drag si va promitem o zi plina de creativitate si frumos, in care voi insiva veti avea ocazia sa va exprimati atistic ;).


Tineti aproape pe pagina evenimentului!

Pana pe 02.09, va uram o vara asa cum v-o doriti!


25 June 2017

The Sea Queen - mixed media card

Hello everyone!

It's such a long time since my last post, that im really ashamed, really. I can only come up with the usual excuse, that we had it really busy. Just to detail a bit: we have been to Rome in the beginning of May, then as soon as we got back home i got a huge translation project - the coolest i ever had ;) - that kept me busy until a week ago. And then some more work. 
If it was not for this birthday party of a friend of mine, who really wanted a mixed media card made by me, i don't know when i would have created anything. She actually wanted a card last year as well, and i felt so bad because we were renovating our apartment then and everything was out of its place and so i could not access anything. But now i took my revenge, because she loved this one.
It seems to me that i create best when under time pressure. Which is amazing, because the muse does not usually come when you need it. But for me it came everytime i needed her: last year when we had a collective private exhibition, 2 years ago when we had an exhibition in Doispe. Now with Loreta's party. So....not bad ;).
Well, i won't ramble any more and i present you with the Sea Queen. The shells are real, just the ornament under the middle shell and the crown over it are in cardstock and wood. The card is square and measures 25x25 cm.
I did not manage to take many photos, again because of lack of time. But this one is good enough, i think:


...and here it is in Loreta's home:


Until next time, i wish you all a lovely cool summer!

14 March 2017

The Dreamcatcher - 60 x 30 canvas

Hello dear friends,


How long is it since my last post/creation? 2 weeks again. Not bad, really. I know I should post more often, but I feel that if I don't have anything new to show you, then what's the point? So I hope you will forgive me for not boring you with my presence too often :).
I really don't have much to say about this one, except that I recently saw many dream catchers online, in many shapes and forms, and also included in art creations. And I must confess I got bored with them and I suddenly rejected the idea of including one in any of my near-future creations, basically because I thought there was an overflow of dream catchers :). 
Strangely and soon enough, I woke up one morning with the fixed idea that I should create something based on this idea/concept/object. And I felt so inspired that I started right away. Luckily I had one clock frame left, so I used that as the frame of my dream catcher and then the rest came by itself.
So, it seems that life, in its kindness, shows me that no matter how much you reject something, if it suits you it will fit you :P.
Hope you like it, really:

 



See you soon!

28 February 2017

Love on Earth - 40x30 cm canvas - SOLD

Hello, dear fiends!

Im back on this last day of February, to make sure I mark the end of the month and the spring's arrival. As some of you probably know, February is also known as the Month of Love. 
On this theme I wanted to create something, a canvas or something, just not something too romantic, but rather ...i don't know, but not romantic. And by this I don't mean "anything BUT romantic", no. 
While I started "playing" I got more and more in a philosophical mood. And the main idea of these thoughts was that of an universal love. I guess you all know what I mean by that, so I won't get into details and I will just present you with the result (I apologies for the photos, they don't make it justice) - on a board canvas that measures 40 x 30 cm:




Welcome March!

11 February 2017

Nothing says LOVE like a skull

Hello everyone!


I can't believe im back so soon, i mean it's not even 2 weeks since my last post, did not expect to create so soon again. Of course im happy and over the moon as they say. And the reason why im back so soon is because of Valentine's Day and a creation i made at my baby's suggestion: involving death/skulls and the sort. 
He thinks less is more. Even so he supported me in trying to achieve what i wanted this to look like: it was supposed to have a top hat and wings and all should have been done in steampunk style. Well, we managed the hat, but the wings just did not want to stick. Wonder why :P. 
Next we moved to some crossed-keys sign and some cogwheels, to keep the style. Well, long story short: we gave it all up, because he loved it much more like this. And i was only happy to comply ;). 
What do you think: wouldn't you love to get such a gift for Valentine's Day ;)?
Well, without any further ado, here it is:



01 February 2017

ART is back!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year again ;)!

Now that the special offer for the Swedish courses expired (yesterday), im happy to be back with some art 😤.
I have been away and did not create much since my last canvas. I was not inspired at all, but that did not stop my fingers from itching. 
However it seems that is not enough: i allowed my itchy fingers to take control, but they were up to no good. And not only once, but twice! I had a set of 4 canvases of 80x40 cm and when i bought them i had a specific idea. As soon as i started working, i realized that idea won't become reality. Gesso-ed it over and started again, with the same idea :)). I don't quit easily, no. 
Luckily though i got the feeling that i wanted to do something totally different and not only that, but i was in the mood for something wintery. And there is a small story to this too. Because last year, also in January, i wanted to do a wintery canvas and did not manage, ended up doing something totally different. Well, basically because i did not like the result. And the final result was a very beloved creation of mine, one that represents me a lot.
It seems i love winter a lot, especially Christmas, because that feeling came back this year and haunted me. With a good result this time. The canvas is called "Christmas wonder" and has 80x40 cm. I hope you will like it as much as i enjoyed working on it. Can you guess what is the wonder :)?







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