Monday, November 29, 2010

Sonny Rollins

The greatest living Jazz legend was here in Athens yesterday! He is celebrating his 80th birthday with a series of concerts!  I was really fortunate to attend this huge event. I couldn't get any of my friends to join me so...I went alone. Going places on my own is something I'm working on! lol!  I think it has to do with confidence and being comfortable with ones self.  and I had a fantastic time! This was way too easier, than painting in my journal alone, at the cafe last week!!  I kept putting off buying the ticket, just in case I could persuade my rocker friends, and it just happened that I bought the very last ticket! that "alone" was a sign to me!
What's next with my little "alone" exersices?  Dunno! Travel to India, alone? no, no not there just yet! lol
Have a very creative week, my friend!

twinkle, twinkle, little star

Just finished this painting and want to share it with you. It seems like my head is running in all sorts of directions lately! There is so much I want to do and so little time!!  I have all these ideas and inspirations that I want to bring to life and at times I can feel my heart racing!!   I want to grow as an artist and make my business grow as well, and most of the time I feel like I can accomplish everything I set my mind to and conquer the world lol!  that's where the pink cloud comes handy! It helps me dream big, gives me inner strength, persistence, confidence, and most of all inspiration.
Have to run now. Jazz master, Sonny Rollins, is in town and I'm going to see him!!  More on that, tomorrow.
Hope you are getting into the holiday spirit, my friend! Christmas is almost here!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This is little cutie is Danielle. She stands 6'' tall and is waiting for me to create her new home. I will be making boxes to place the dollies in. Along with the dolls I am also making paintings and as soon as I have a good body of work, I will submit pics to a gallery I have in mind, here in Athens. Hopefully they will give me an exhibition..
Speaking of exhibitions, I've been  invited to participate in a group exhibition, next spring. The title is " Homo Sapiens in love" and plan to show my handwoven and embroidered capes. soooo exited about this!
Hope you're having a creative week, my friend!

Monday, November 22, 2010

new pendants

Creating these tiny glass pendants has been so much fun! They are available at the Benaki Museum, here in Athens and also in my etsy shop.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

my heart belongs to you...

I carry my journal with me, everywhere I go, and yesterday I discovered this hip cafe in  Gazi, one of the most artsy places in Athens, and sat for coffee. It was early in the afternoon so I had the whole place to myself!! ohhh what joy! even the music was inspiring! Jazzzz! yes!  This cafe is also an art gallery! so I fit right in!  I have to say, its not like me to sit alone for coffee, but I'm working on it and I am finding myself  enjoying it immensely!!

Just finished this painting.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mary ( Boxing clever MMM )

I am so exited to share my new project with you! I have fallen in love with my fairies and decided to make them into dolls!!  I used to make stuffed dolls many years ago, but this is the first time I tried making clay ones. 
Mary, is my first doll made out of paper clay. If you haven't tried paper are missing out!  I am obsessing over this stuff! It's so soft and when it dries its super light in weight.
Mary is sitting on a beaded heart with legs. lol... yes the heart has legs! the ant hanging from above is also made out of clay. The title for this box is  '' follow your heart..''   and it's also my entry for MMM.
Hope you like it.  I am planning on making more and hopefully exhibit these next year.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

fairy power

This is the cover of my journal. I have many plans for my fairies, I am putting them on canvas and... have been working on a special project,  which I will show you tomorrow.
Be positive, my friend, good things are coming soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The pink cloud fairy

Hello my friend!! Sorry I've been away for so long..It's not that I haven't been thinking about you, but I didn't want to burden you with all the personal complications  in my life... but, here I am, with so much to tell you about my work and what I have been designing for the last two months!
As you know I have been working on the little girls for some time now and have been inspired by them. I tried many different styles for their faces and wanted to make them original, cute and a bit comic. So I came up with big heads and huge eyes!  I am anxious to hear your comments!!
I started painting in this tiny journal 4x7'' which I am enjoying immensely! I have been taking my tiny journal everywhere with me. Sunday mornings is my special journal day. Going out for coffee and journaling at the cafe, while the waiter discretely hovers over me to see what I'm painting. Anyway journaling is not common here in Greece. I must do something about that. teach journaling and show other artists how fullfilling it can be and most of therapy!!
some of my friends have been calling me fairy... I suppose it's because of my positive attitude or maybe because I live on a pink cloud.. don't know. lol but that's how this series started. I am calling it " the pink cloud fairy"  This fairy is me, the pink cloud fairy.. I have three more friends, Mary, Danielle and Alexandra. and of course...Daisy will be included as a fairy too!
This one is one is my sister Mary!
More to come tomorrow!!