Monday, June 27, 2011

the summer of colour- pink

Hope you all had a great weekend!!  " BB's garden" is my entry for summer of colour. enjoy :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

fairy aprons :)

I've been wanting to share these new aprons with you for some weeks now, but was unable to get a hold of my mini model! We finally had a long photo shoot last weekend , but looks like we will have to redo as the pics came out too light...  My  model, Pigi, which means spring (as in spring water) in Greek is the cutest little thing and is a big "pink cloud fairy"  fan! 
This might be the first that I ever made something and sold it like hotcakes! I sold 20 pieces the first week! I think one of the reasons, other that they are the cutest little aprons ;) is that the Greek TV  will be premiering the cooking show "Master chefs for kids" this fall.  I didn't even get a chance to post them on etsy! lol  Hopefully next week!   I will be taking pre orders, if you are interested :) 
Doesn't she have the cutest smile?
The pockets are printed and I hand stamped the little hearts :)  I am so in love with these!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

art therapy

I would like to thank all of you for the beautiful comments and all the emails!  I never expected such a beautiful reaction to my work. It makes me so happy and gives me wings!  This is exactly what I want to give back to my audience...a huge smile!  I want to make people happy when they look at my paintings, to forget their every day troubles, even for a few minutes, to transport them to a different world :)
We need to smile more :))
I want to share a story with you.. A few years ago, when I first moved here, in Athens, Greece, I taught adult art classes. I was very nervous, because it was in a new environment, my Greek is very good, but when it comes to art language I struggle... I ended up teaching that class in half greek, half english  lol!  My students would just smile when I would do that. 
Anyway, the class was a group of five women, and from the very first class we just clicked!  Have you ever had this experience? Where you meet someone and immediately know that this person will change your life somehow?!   We formed this amazing bond, poured our hearts out to each other, shared intimate stories. We did art and therapy at the same time!! what was said in the classroom, stayed in the classroom :)  They called our sessions, art therapy and told me how I inspired them to open up as artists and as women!  The truth is, that they were the ones inspiring me!  like you all are, right now!!  I feel like I'm on top of the world!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart:))

Monday, June 20, 2011

summer of colour- GREEN

The summer of colour continues on it's second challenge, green. I've been having too much fun with this one! and so has Daisy, my poodle :)
That's Daisy with her summer hair cut :)
I'd like to thank all of you for your beautiful comments and emails! Have a happy, creative week!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

summer of colour - BLUE

My friend Kristin of  twinkle, twinkle is hosting a blog party called Summer of Colour! each week we will be given a colour prompt and based on that colour we will create art pieces and posting them every Monday for ten weeks! Thank you Kristin for this fun project! Monday fun day :))
This week's colour is... blue.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ants on a tree

This cute little painting is available at my shop. hope you like as much I do :). These two guys are very inspiring lately! Daisy seems to like them too, who btw is getting groomed tomorrow :0 and it's not going to be pleasant at all! she gives her groomers the hardest time. last time they had to sedate her and I am so against that! so tomorrow we are going to a new doggie salon and hope for the best!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

mini folders

Here they are.. my little pink cloud fairies! made into mini folders. They are now available at the Benaki Museum, here in Athens, and at my shop.  I am so happy with the museum. They gave me my own spot in front of the window! I have two more items to show you, as soon as I find a (mini) model :))

I am now on my way, to a peaceful rally at Constitution Square, to protest against the new austerity measures the Greek goverment is imposing on this country!  Spain was the first country to arrange such rallies. Hopefully it will stay peaceful as over 100.00 people are expected today!
Have a very creative week!!