Monday, 30 April 2007

Don't mourn for us

This LO has been created for the Autism Awareness Gallery. I have chosen a quote from Jim Sinclair. For the full text see
I have chosen this photo of Sasha, where he runs happy and carefree on the beach in Viareggio.
A moment of pure happiness.
When Sasha was born, I started collecting all these Folio Society books for him, thinking that he will be taking after us. We talked to him in three languages. Little did we know that our boy would be developing at his own pace, and won't be talking at 5.
Thanks to him, we became better people, I hope, more tolerant and understanding. And we also learnt to appreciate simple pleasures of life, like running along the beach "Phoebe Buffet's style"...

Wed Stamper/The song of the sea

When I saw these stamps from the Artistic Stamper, I immediately thought of a sea shell frame. Who would live in a world surrounded with sea shells? Mermaids, free spirits of the sea.
I added some acrylic highlights to the stamped shells.
There is a little title "Once upon a time" in gold in the free corner, but you can hardly see it in the photo.

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Iggy Pop/Goran Bregovic - In the Death Car

Feeling really low today, and was listening again to one of the most beautiful songs ever.

Friday, 27 April 2007

My niece's opinion

This is a card I made for my sister-in-law Masha and brother Stepan. Their little cutie patootie Sonia was born on the 10th of April.
It arrived the other day, and apparently my niece Sasha (the big sis) approved of my card, and said it is nice, but I forgot to colour in the picture. LOLThis card is published in CM&P issue 39.

And here is a little girl Sonia, who looks like a mini-babushka.
I wanna one of those too please.

Pancakes, pancakes

Here is my LO for this month's Mod Scraps challenge, which is food.

A rare LO for me, as it doesn't feature Sasha, who appears on almost every LO I do. I used my fave Daisy D's papers, plus a colour photocopy of a little watercolour on the theme of Russian tea, which I painted years ago.
This is the way my hubby likes to eat pancakes, with bananas, cream and jam.
I prefer simple honey drizzled on top of mine, or tiny blini with sour cream and caviar.

Friday, 20 April 2007


Thanks to Nicole for giving a link to this beautiful video.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Wild thing/Wed Stamper

After a stressful week of house-hunting in Toronto, I am back at home, and just had to do something to keep my mind away from oh so many worries. I had this image of a Monaco Grand Prix from an Italian decoupage magazine for a while. Don't know if it works as a whole, as I am still jetlagged, and that's my excuse anyway, lol.
The bigger stamp and the cutout car are by Hampton Art Stamps, the Wild Thing is by AAW.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

My past life as an artist/Wed Stamper/Envelope

I should be really busy packing suitcases, instead I indulged myself in doing an envelope.
I imagine sometimes that in my past life I was an artist too, so here's "me" with a Madonna looking benevolently at my creative process.
This image "Artist designing fresco" is taken from G.Boccaccio's "Le livre de cleres et nobles femmes" (MS.Fr.599, f.53v), French, 15th C, Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
Stamps used are mostly Stampsmith, plus The Saint by Stampington.

Chocolate's on my mind

I might disagree with the sentiment slightly, as chocolate does help my thought process, lol.
Huge thanks to Penny H for this beautiful gift. It truly made my day.
I am a Black&Green girl, I just loooooove their sour cherry in dark chocolate, so decadent and luxurious.