Le Tarn-et-Garonne

Amandine, this is a lovely photo!

Thanks to postcrossing again, I got FR-662417, a postcard from France. I love this photograph so much. The trees and the river seem so pure and untouched, and it make wonder about travelling there. France has a lovely nature. I’ve seen it for so long. Especially the fields with lavender in south France… So amazing!

Amandine, I wanted to study pedagogy. Something about the kids always thrilled me. I have spent hours and hours reading about it, and trying to figure out their psychology and how the brain works, not only for the kids, but for adults too. Freud has been my friend for so long. He’s my favorite, I must say. There is something about people that entertains me so much. How their brain works? Why do they think what they think and many other questions that I still can’t understand. It just thrills me.

Thank you for the amazing card!

 

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Neat & Keen – The Great Crane Giveaway

I received something very unusual. It was a brown envelope and when I opened it a brochure came out of it and The Great Crane Postcard. I honestly don’t remember how I applied for this, or how it came to me, but I am so glad it did!

The 5 x 7 inch origami crane is a 3-color silkscreen print signed, numbered, and printed by hand at Neat & Keen Studios by John Everett Morton in DeKalb, IL. While 1000 is quite a bit for a limited edition print, it relates to the Japanese tradition of folding 1000 origami cranes in return for good luck or one wish granted.

For more details visit: http://www.NeatandKeen.com/crane-giveaway

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The Great Crane postcard

Time to celebrate! First patreon!

Today is my lucky day for sure! It is Women’s day, and I am happy for that, but of all, I am happy because I have people that support me in my art.

I have a Patreon site, and today I got my first patron, my first supporter of my work. It means so much to me, and I hope Games for Toys sees this!

You can see my work there too if you want:

http://www.patreon.com/posts/4781835

And no, I won’t forget! Happy Women’s Day to all women around the world. Especially to my mum! Mum, I wish you were here today, but we’ll be together soon. I miss you! And I love you!

If you never try, you’ll never know

Hello guys. I hope you’re doing fine.
I always want to try new stuff. And I have tried many new stuff this period.

It’s the unknown that makes me curious, and I want to learn it all. One of the things that made me curious was painting with watercolors. Since I do handmade postcards, I tried to make some handmade watercolor postcards, and I threw so many paper, because it wasn’t good, and I kept some, not worth taking a picture of, and then I made this one, which I really adore. It seems watercolor postcards will be my new favourite stuff to make.  😀

I still have a lot more work to do and upgrade my skills, especially with watercolors, but I am determined to do it. What do you guys think about this?

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The sun of Vergina – Macedonia

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The sun of Vergina, an old symbol of Macedonia.

I love this picture, and it is one of the best suns of Vergina that I have ever drawn. My sister is colouring it yellow at the moment, and maybe she’ll paint the background red too, since those are Macedonia’s national colours (red and yellow).

I hope you like it, and I hope you enjoy it.

The more you wait, the better you receive

I was sitting in the park for a while and I was unsure where to look, what to think about and what to do. So, as usually, I’d make some photographs with my camera, stare at people, walk around, sit on one of the benches and stare at people again.

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A conversation between a mother and a little girl caught my attention. The mother was sitting on the bench right next to mine, and the girl was the cutest girl ever. She had blonde hair, long up until her shoulders, and sparkly big blue eyes full of life. She was playing around, jumping and laughing and she came to her mum and said:

  •  – Mum, can I have an ice-cream?
  •  – No, sweetie, you can’t have an ice-cream now. It’s still cold outside. We need to wait.
  •  – Why do we need to wait, mum? What will happen if we wait?
  •  – Oh sweetie, we need to wait for the weather to be warmer.
  •  – But why? Does the sun get bigger if we wait?

The mother smiled and said:

  •  – No, but it shines brighter.
  •  – Okay mummy, I’ll wait. Does that mean that my ice-cream will taste better too?

I was a witness to the cutest conversation between a mother and a daughter ever, and it made me think deeper. Do we really get better things if we wait? I wouldn’t say so. We just appreciate them more, just because we wait for them. Or sometimes, the opposite happens, We realize we don’t really need them, we just wanted them at the exact moment.

And this girl…she is on my mind all day. Her way of thinking is so different. The way she is willing to wait, so she could taste a better ice-cream. I believe it will result in her willing to wait for things, and to appreciate them when she gets them, which is one of the best qualities that one person can have.

We need to wait for things to happen. They will eventually come, and happen, and they will be the best things we have ever had. And we’d know how to appreciate them!

Puppies, aren’t they adorable?

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I love puppies. I used to have one. And while I was drawing this, Dzeni was on my mind.

I used to have a puppy myself when I was 5 years old. I called her Dzeni. She wasn’t a dog with a pedigree. She was one of those street dogs, and I loved her so much. She was so adorable brown little creature, and had those sparkly eyes, that always look at you with question marks above. When I looked at her, if felt like she always wanted to ask me something. She used to stand in front of my room when I was asleep, and didn’t let anyone in. I used to torture her in a childlish way, to climb on her and make her run a lot, and always cuddle her, even when she’s tired. And she never got mad. Even though she sometimes didn’t like it at all. She was a puppy that every child would want. She wasn’t dalmatian, or golden retriever, but she was full of love and dedication towards me. She was so protective and caring, and oh, how much I loved her. I still believe  that there is such strong connection between a dog and a kid.

Even now, 15 years later, I still love her endlessly, and she always has a special place in my heart. I still remember our games like it was yesterday. She was a part of my life, and she left a special mark there.

While I drew this postcard, I was thinking about her. She looked like those two guys, with those big eyes and eyes full of questions. I miss her. So much!