понедельник, 26 августа 2013 г.

long summer

This year our summer is longer then ever.
It begins in may, when we went to the South of Ukraine, and now, when in Kyiv it is fall we are going to the Black Sea for three weeks. And there is my favorite warm sea and the sun and hills and I will draw a lot.
So see you in three weeks :-)

пятница, 23 августа 2013 г.

The Lake

Last weekend we went to the countryside to my mother's in law countryhouse.
There was a lake. And when Martha was swimming with her Dad, I could draw.

This summer is very special for me. I had a first honorarium for illustrations. And I start a new book with many-many illustrations.
And I draw a lot for myself. More then ever.
And my family makes me happy 24/7.
So, I am calm and happy and I know that everything in my life is right.
And I wish the same to all of you :)

среда, 21 августа 2013 г.

Sketchbook pages

I like sketchbooks. This one is the second in this year. They'are like a diaries, but without secrets :-)
I like to make sketches everywhere I go to memorize all the interesting things and situations around me.
Through my sketchbooks I can trace the progress of myself as an artist.
And, off cause, I sketch and write all the ideas that come to my mind from time to time.

This is my friend Mila.

And this is Martha and her friend Zoriana watching cartoons.

пятница, 9 августа 2013 г.

Three days in the house with clock-tower

We had an amazing three days with our friends in a country house.
The house was adorable!
There was grass in front of the house with a tree in the middle (to make all day shadow). And forest. And the river! Martha was very happy mostly about a river :-)

There were many-many beautiful things in and around the house. I paint some of them but if I had more time I could paint dozens still-lifes :-)

суббота, 3 августа 2013 г.


My perfect husband gave me this amazing camera as a birthday present this morning. So I'm not very sad about my 32 years old. 
My mother in law sad "Don't be sad. Even when you are 65, this is not the end of life. Every morning, when you see the sun, be glad you are alive." The is very smart woman, you know.  :-)
So, now I'm adding another bead to the necklace of my age and trying to be grateful for everything. My perfect family, my friends, an opportunity to do what I love to do.. And trying to forget about things I don't have. As Balu Bear from "The Jungle Book" sang in his song:
"And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you"

Happy birthday to me! Yeah!

пятница, 2 августа 2013 г.

Old guashe girl

I made this painting when I start my experiments in art. About eight years ago.
She is strange, but I like her :-)