Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I was thinking about buying an industrial sewing machine and a serger for some time. I was comparing different models online, researching and it was quite hard to decide. Occasionally I would check e-bay or Craigslist for used ones. And then it suddenly happened. I found these two on Craigslist from one seller. They posted it for sale on Sunday, and I saw it on Tuesday. Thinking they were gone and sold already, I still contacted the seller with a little hope that they would still be available.
To my surprise and joy, they were.
Juki serger MO-644D was the exact model I was eyeing online,
and Juki DDL-8500 was a perfect match to it.
And here they are at their new home, in my studio. I'm dancing a happy dance. They were in great shape. After a little cleaning and tweaking they're purring. My old Singer was ready to retire.
There are already so many new projects planned involving these two.
I can promise to them - they are going to be busy!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I have been absent from blogging for a while. Summer was very busy for me. We're doing some home renovation, which is still not completed. Having kids back to school this week makes things easier since I won't be spending too much time in the kitchen cooking for them. Nevertheless, it is the second day of school and I'm already missing seeing them around me.
I didn't have much productive time in my studio. A few hours here and there. I managed to make some new free form peyote stitch jewelry pieces and some fiber art.
This is one of the cuffs I have done.
The inspiration is from a mystical gypsy style, victorian times, and some tribal influence.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
In the stillness of night
I hear your voice
Calling my name
I see your silhouette
Sitting in the chair by the window
Like very long ago
Holding a guitar in your arms
With dreary look in your eyes
Reciting some old poems
On the wall
The clock stopped ticking
Moonlight is dancing the tango
With fragile shadows
My hand reaches
To touch your dark curls
My body craving
To feel your
But the cruel night
Hides a moon behind the clouds
Your presence disappears
In its black
Only a whisper remains:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
I'm surrounded with green all year around here in Florida. We don't have depressing gray winters like up north. The only drawback is the lack of obvious visual seasonal changes here, and I miss that.
I love exploring green themes in my jewelry designs as well in my artwork.
Playing with different textures and materials here:
Monday, April 30, 2012
|Non vitrage V|
This is a recently finished artwork. I'm quite happy with the result, and I will possibly explore more in that direction.
Yesterday afternoon, we had a very cute visitor in our backyard. A quite young raccoon came to feast on some Queen palm fruit. He was very hungry obviously since he let us come quite close to him. My husband threw some apple pieces in the grass in front of him, and he loved it. When he was done with his lunch, he carefully backed up from us and disappeared.... At least he was a decent one and didn't come at night to devour our garbage bag, which happens from time to time in our neighborhood.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I just finished a nice batch of naturally dyed Easter eggs, using turmeric, onion skins and beets to get three different colors. I didn't expect my beets dye to end up this pale but it's a nice contrast to the turmeric yellow and the beautiful browns from the onion skins.
And yes, I forgot to wear gloves while taking them out of the dye and now my hands and nails have this yellow tint that will probably take a few days to wash out.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I had these few pieces done while ago. They were just sitting in my studio, waiting to be varnished.
So finally taking a break from this house renovating blues I finished them yesterday.
They're all done on cradled wood panels, sides painted black.
|A summer night|
|Beduin love song|