Monday, November 28, 2011

passport art journal

A few days before my trip I saw the cutest altered passport on Teesha Moore's blog and decided to make one.

I've been taking this little guy everywhere with me!
As you can see, most of them are shopping receipts!!  Duane Reed(drug store) was really happy to see me and so were AC Moore and Michaels! lol
  I'll be extremely lucky if I don't get charged with over weight luggage, but I just couldn't help myself..there were sales everywhere I went!
I've been lucky with weather as well. Temps are in the 60's, warmer than it is in Greece (50's)! and that's really odd!
 Hope you all have a great and creative week :))

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New York City

Shop till you drop! Yesterday was the biggest sales day of the year, Black Friday, and it was hard to keep away from the stores..Walking on Fifth Ave. was a challenge, it was sooo crowded,  but I did manage to go to MOMA first, to see the Willem de Kooning exhibition, which was out of this world! and so were the murals of Diego Rivera! The museum was so packed that I feel I need to go back and see these exhibits again.
Times Square.
"Believe"  I just love this!  I got really excited when I saw this on the front of Macy's department store! It made think that anything is possible! if you truly believe!! right?!
  My next post will be about this super cute little journal that I brought with me on this trip :)) I've going around to your blogs and seeing lots of Christmas art that is so inspiring! Diana Evans has made the cutest cookie cutter ornaments! and Jen has made these beautiful cards..
Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!  I am posting from NYC and still can't believe I am actually here!  I'm sooo  thankful to be with my family :)
New York is amazing this time of year!! Magical! the city is dressed up in Christmas lights and decorations and it's hard not to get in the Christmas spirit.
Of course the first thing I did when I got here was to go see the Rockettes at Radio City Hall! WOW!

But tonight I had the most amazing experience...I went to see the Macy parade balloons get inflated! they are huge! 
I felt just like a kid!! The balloons were so colourful and they were held down by nets, so they wouldn't fly away! I wanted to stay there all night and look at them!
I will be posting more pics as I have taken hundreds of them, lol, but first need to find out how to download them on this comp, since it's not mine :) (these are i phone pics! awesome, right?)
I     L O V E     N E W     Y O R K!! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

good morning sunshine :)

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning and feel like something good is about to happen? your heart beating real fast?  This is what happened to me this morning. I woke up with this strange feeling, a good one!  I  AM  GOING TO NEW YORK!!  I say this and still can't believe it.  I am actually going!
I will cook Thanksgiving dinner in the US. and visit with my babies!! and my dad :))
My next post will be from the big apple! OMG OMG OMG

Thursday, November 10, 2011

i'm a little flower pot

This is one of the designs that will be featured on my new line of mugs :)
 Meanwhile, Greece is in a political turmoil. The government can't choose a new Prime Minister and  the country is left without a leader for days now. How embarrassing and sad... The Greek people are suffering enough as it is.

Monday, November 7, 2011

counting sheep

I've always had trouble falling asleep but lately it's been hell. I tried drinking chamomile, warm milk, counting sheep, everything...but sleep! ugh.. How many telemarketing shows can a person watch at 3am?! lol mind you, most of these shows are American, so it's kinda of funny watching them in Greece.. Anyway, my friend (genius) downloaded all these relaxing sounds of falling rain, tide, countryside, wind chimes etc. and to my biggest surprise... it worked!!  I fell sound asleep listening to rain!!  Daisy gets a bit confused, though, because the cd also contains birds chirping right before it starts raining. (she thinks they're in the bedroom)
  So folks, the weather forecast here in Athens calls for.. non stop rain, every night!!  of course, now it makes me wonder...what if this thing gets addictive and I start have withdrawal symptoms if something happens to my cd...or what if it starts raining for real, in the middle of the day? will I fall asleep in my studio?! lol  will I start walking towards my bedroom like a zombie? just a thought...
Hope you have a great week :)) and a big thank you for all your lovely comments and emails. I'm crossing my fingers that I can make it to N.Y.C  for Thanksgiving. ooohhh that would be heaven..

Thursday, November 3, 2011

seeker of dreams...

To be brave, courage, chasing my dreams, reaching for the stars, feeling lost.. HOPE, having faith, destiny... this is what was going through my mind, while creating this 3D painting.
 I've been feeling so vulnerable these last few months and...really homesick. Dad this is a hint for you to send me a ticket plzzzz. I miss you..