Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Vacation Is Over

Hubby and I had a wonderful vacation with many memories to sustain us until we visit Estonia again, likely in three years. On the way home, we spent a little time in Stockholm. What a great city. Next time, we promised ourselves we would spend more time in Sweden.

I bought a "masqot" in Sweden. The information brochure that came with the piece states the following: "Inspired by ancient sagas and mythology, Mats Jonasson has created his own series of miniature masqot "spirits" in crystal." Mine is called Mazzai - Protector of equality and cultural diversity. I don't have any particular interest in the mythologies. I just liked what I saw and wanted to add to my "face" collection.

Below is what I brought home.



Check this link for background and more examples of this artist's work.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Almost Time To Return Home

Hubby and I have had a wonderful but hectic couple of weeks in Estonia. It's nearly time to come home. We cruise to Stockholm tomorrow and meet up with a friend and then fly home the next day.

The things I have seen have given me a lot of creative ideas. I have missed not being able to pick up paint and needle and thread. I found some paper and coloured pencils to do a little sketching to keep in practice. Here is one of the sketches.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

On Hiatus

I am traveling to Estonia (birthplace of my parents) and will be away for a while.
The image below is part of a future project. I "coloured" it blue and black, which are two of the colours of the Estonian flag (shown above).

And here are some wildflowers I discovered on our property. I don't know why I never noticed these before, but they sure jumped out at me this year. Aren't they lovely?