Thursday, 3 November 2016

Cranes

This week's theme on Wicked Wednesday is Anything Goes Autumn Related. I have this pic of cranes flying somewhere warmer for the months to come.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Little Fun Инчиковый Проект - Ноябрь

Ура - ноябрь на Little Fun!

7.11.16 - Мой любимый цвет
Алёна уже слышала это от меня (но не я придумала это выражение):
Любой цвет красивый, если он чёрный. И вот миниатюрный Чёрный Квадрат Малевича.

14.11.16 - Мои привычки
Кофе по утрам....... всегда......... с 13ти лет.

21.11.16 - Моя мама
Я версия тёщи моего мужа.

28.11.16 - Моя суета (аврал, хаос и бардак)
Вообще, это уборка. Но, в основном, всё крутится вокруг туалета кота - очень много драмы связано  с этим уголком. (N.B.  кот на картинке - посторонняя модель; оригинальный скрыт в целях сохранения конфиденциальности)




Следующий месяц завершающий.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Something Scary!

Currently on display (and for sale) at the Linden Gallery Postcard Show (St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia).
Titled "The Boss", quilling on canvas (10" x 8") from an original photograph of my cat.
And if you don't think this boss is scary, take my word for it  -  the work has this title for a reason.

Had to show off!


And now for the ATC.
She's on her way!



Thanks to Halloween, there is a beautiful variety of challenges to link this ATC to. These include:

-   ATC Around the World Alles geht mit opt. Gruselig (Anything Goes with Option Scary).
-   Show Us Your Pussies Meowloween.
-   Wicked Wednesday Witches, Bats and Black Cats.
-   Moo Mania & More Halloween Party.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Spiralled Skull

I love how Americans love Halloween. It is such an ace holiday!
Here is an ATC with a skull made from spiralled quilling strips.



Linking up to:

-    ATC Around the World Alles geht mit opt. Gruselig (Anything Goes with Option Scary).
-    Wicked Wednesday Halloween Colours.
-    Moo Mania & More's Halloween Party.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Digital Halloween

A while back I won a prize on Wicked Wednesday  - digital stamps from Pinkydolls. So I had a go digitally colouring one in. I used the ArtSet Pro app on my iPad together with the Apple pencil. I used markers, pencils, pastel sticks and a blending stump - all totally electronic. Then printed out.
And it's ready for Wicked Wednesday Halloween Cute or Creepy weekly challenge.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Halloween & Autumn

This week, Wicked Wednesday's theme is Anything Goes Halloween. On ATC's mit Herz, the October theme is Herbst (Autumn).
So here goes something:

Little Fun Инчиковый Проект - Октябрь

Октябрь пришёл на Little Fun - мы приближаемся к завершению коллекции.

3.10.16 - Мой досуг
Вышиваю с пяти лет и делаю это в каждый свободный момент.
10.10.16 - Моя осень
У на не совсем такие осени, но я люблю осени с золотыми листьями.



17.10.16 - Моё здоровье
Тьфу, тьфу, тьфу, чтоб не сглазить!
24.10.16 - Моё счастливое число
Бог любит троицу.


31.10.16 - Мои страхи
Их столько, что целой книги не хватит, тем более инчика. Тыкв я, ка раз не боюсь. Но, под Halloween, я не удержалась.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wings

For this week's challenge on Wicked Wednesday - Fins, Feathers or Fur, I have the wings of my favourite fallen angel.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Starting to get ready

For Wicked Wednesday's challenge Add a Die Cut, I have a Christmas ATC.........   only because I happen to have this particular die cut lying around and wanted to destash.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Autumn Stuff

Here is my response to the Mushrooms challenge on ATC's met Herz:

Was hoping to capture the little stems hiding in the grass
More stems?


And for Sunday Postcard Art, here is my contribution for this week's theme - Harvest Moon:




Thursday, 15 September 2016

Getting Ready for Halloween

We don't have Halloween here, wish we did. Marketing people try to push it here and there, but it's just not going to happen.
Instead, I read some disturbing info the other day. My cat's pet supermarket's latest newsletter called to owners to keep their jet black cats inside around October 31st, as there have been increased incidents of black cats being tortured or killed around this time of year. I have no words for the idiots engaging in these crimes. So, if you have a black cat, get them to celebrate Halloween with you indoors.
On a happier note, here is a black cat safely inspecting pumpkins, in preparation for the holiday we come to know well from American TV shows and films   :)


To raise awareness and champion the black cat cause, linking this ATC to:

Wicked Wednesday  -  Getting Ready for Halloween
and
Show Us Your Pussies  -  Furrything Goes Again

Little Fun Инчиковый Проект - Сентябрь

Little Fun вернулся на сентябрь Ура!!

5.9.16 - То, без чего я не представляю свою жизнь
Когда-то я изучала анатомию. Один день, преподавательница спросила у всей аудитории: "Без чего мы не можем жить?" Конечно посыпались ответы, как вода, пища; некоторые клоуны выкрикнули "секс". На это преподавательница ответила: "Каждый год одно и то же. И как бы вы пили, ели и занимались сексом, если бы вы не могли дышать?"
И так началась серия лекций по дыхательной системе.
Я не представляю свою жизнь без лёгких (но и без еды, воды и секса тоже не представляю).

12.9.16 - Моя семья
Это святое и доступ к ней запрещён.

лёгкие с визитной карточки специалиста по дыхательной медицине

19.9.16 - Моё любимое блюдо
Однозначно борщ... но только если его приготовил мой муж.

26.9.16 - Моё утро
Это истерическое МЯУ!!!!! в 4 утра. По мнению кота, в это время начинается мой рабочий день в должности технического директора и я должна быть постоянно готова с совком для песочка в одной руке и кормушкой в другой. Ночью он спит у меня под мышкой и мурлычет. Всё честно - он спит со мной за еду и я готова на всё.


Sunday, 11 September 2016

Circus Acts and Carnivals

Over at Sunday Postcard Art, it's Circus this week. Here is my view of circus (which I love for the acrobat component and hate because of the animal component):




And a second ATC for ATC Around the World September challenge Anything Goes with Option Sun, Moon and Stars. In this second entry, I am sticking with the option - sun, moon and stars.
I have a tarot spread. Do you think I will win the lottery?


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Autumn Colours

Although we don't have much of a change between seasons here, I have lived in northern Europe and know all about those autumns. For Wicked Wednesday's first topic in September - Fall Colours, I have quilled leaves using narrow 1.5mm (1/16") paper strips. I wanted to create splotch effects on the paper using salt, but looks like Kraft is too tough for salt  :)
Enjoy the gorgeous palette, all you northern climate dwellers.


Also linking up to ATC Around the World Anything Goes (with onion Sun, Moon and Stars). I am working on the specific Sun, Moon & Stars ATC and will publish it later in the month.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

And More Nature

Sunday Postcard Art's theme for this week is Leaves. We don't have much of those glorious autumns the northern hemisphere is known for, but I have lived in northern Europe and have kicked through those leaves  :)
This week I have quilled leaves using narrow 1.5mm (1/16") paper strips. I have also rediscovered a stash of various 6"x4" cards, perfect for postcard challenges. Would like to thank Sunday Postcard Art for showcasing my postcard from last week, which you can see here.
Linking up to Moo Mania & More for the second time this fortnight for their Nature's Beauty theme.


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Unique Pets

Or maybe we're not so unique. For this week's Wicked Wednesday ATC topic - Unique Pets, I am sharing with you what our household is like - we are owned by our cat who keeps us on short leashes


Also linking up to one of my owner's favourite blogs - Show Us Your Pussies, where this month's topic is Furrything Goes.

It is also our boss's birthday today - September 1st. Happy birthday, Master!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

A View of Nature

Australian Aborigines have a very special relationship with nature, which they express through all their art. I drew this postcard on my iPad Pro using the Art Set Pro app and the iPad magic pencil.



Linking up to Sunday Postcard Art 'Mother Nature' and Moo Mania & More 'Nature's Beauty'.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Summer Camp

I don't like the time I live in. Would have liked to be an adult either in the 60's or in the far future, where all the Star Trek fantasies are realities. But I'm here, now and have an ATC ready for this week's homework on Wicked Wednesday - Summer Camp.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Chocolate Postcard

This week's topic on Sunday Postcard Art is Chocolate. I had to force myself to buy then eat a block of chocolate so that I could use the cover as background for the chocolate-coloured cardinal on my post card. Embellished with quilled coffee beans so that the bird doesn't go hungry. What a difficult topic - fancy that, being forced to eat chocolate!


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Another ATC in the Set

Anthropomorphism, Wicked Wednesday's theme this week, what an interesting concept. A while back, I made a quilled hammer march from Pink Floyd's The Wall. This time I have the animated flowers from the same film.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Trying something new

Just discovered an interesting blog, whose format I'd like to try. - Sunday Postcard Art.
This week's theme is Wheels and here is my digital postcard (it's 6" by 4", I promise).

Friday, 12 August 2016

A New View

I have just ordered my very first seeing glasses. That's it, my fantastic 20-20 vision is a bit less now. I am really happy about getting my first glasses, just as I am about my salt & pepper hair - there is something noble about growing older.
So, for this month's topic Alles geht mit opt. Fotoinspiration (Anything Goes with Option Photoinspiration) on ATC Around the World, I have rose-coloured glasses. I will probably still see the greyness of life (because grey is beautiful), but working on my crafts will become much easier.


This is the photoinspiration to work from:


Little Fun Инчиковый Проект - Август

А вот и август и с ним, мои инчики:

1.8.16  -  Мой отпуск
Мои отпуска проходят слишком быстро. Но отсчёты между ними длятся вечность.

8.8.16  -  То, чему я хочу научиться
Хочу научиться играть в бильярд.



15.8.16 - То, что меня беспокоит
Конечно моя семья!

22.8.16 - Моя любимая одежда (или аксессуар)
Хорошие духи. Я в них разбираюсь. Знаю - многим смешно, но на мне лучше всего пахнет Красная Москва. Когда я была маленькая, мне её присылали родственники из Одессы. Сейчас охочусь за ней по-интернету.

29.8.16 - Моя Школа
Для развивающихся умов и тел нужно топливо, а ещё, чтобы обмениваться бутербродами на переменах.



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Sunshiney Yellow

Quilled Australian wattle, apt for the Rio Olympics (these are always the colours of the Oz sports uniforms), as well as for Wicked Wednesday's topic this week - Sunshiney Yellow.



And, since this month's topic is Alles geht (Anything Goes) on ATC's met Herz, I am linking to you as well.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Something from the Beach

Be good if you could find enough of those for a whole necklace and a pair of earrings........   just by walking along the beach. For Wicked Wednesday's Things You Might Find at the Beach:



Thursday, 28 July 2016

Peacock Feather

Can't control myself, have to show off again. Just found out I won second place with this quilled tiara (second place?! - honestly, what's the world coming to?!). Didn't get the Silhouette Cameo (doesn't matter, I have the Portrait machine), but won the Mint and accessory kit as well as a mysterious gift package.



Meanwhile, beautiful Wicked Wednesday ATC blog have presented us with a colour palette this week. I immediately saw a peacock amongst these colours. Here is one feather using 1.5mm (1/16") narrow strips.


This is the palette to work from:


Could I also dare to sneak this ATC into Moo Mania & More for this fortnight's theme - Summer? Don't know how summery a peacock is, but the colours sure are. Anyway, if I am off topic, please feel free to remove me. But I know you won't 'cause you love me  ;)    Ha, ha, just joking  :)

Little Fun Инчиковый Проект - Июль

Мы начинаем вторую половину года. Вот июль:

4.7.16 - Моя радость - мой кот.
11.7.16 - Моё лето. У нас, лето начинается с красивых гроз. Туристы приезжают специально посмотреть на эти грозы; их действительно стоит посмотреть. Поищите "австралийские грозы" в Google (thunderstorms in australia).


18.7.16 - Мои недостатки. Из всех болезней, передающихся половым путём, у меня только жизнь. Ну спасибо, что только одна болячка.
25.7.16 - Путешествие моей мечты (моя любимая страна). Два раза жила в Израиле. Уеду туда на старости лет умирать. Я чувствую себя пришельцем на этой планете и испытываю ностальгию, когда смотрю на звёзды. Но из всех зол (стран, в которых была или проживала), меня тянет больше всего к этой стране; там я чувствую наименьше всего, что я чужая.
Когда я училась в младшей школе в Израиле, у нас в классе висели карты страны. Территория была больше, границы и форма другие. Сейчас страна меньше и вся какая-то надкусанная. Надеюсь останется ещё кусочек к моей старости.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Head Space

A quilled tiara I made for a quilling competition. Hope I win it - first prize is a Silhouette Cameo machine with mat together with a Silhouette Mint, which is a custom stamp maker.
The tiara is approximately 13cm (5") in diameter and 7cm (2.8") high at the highest point.




Wicked Wednesday have Hair Do as the topic for this week. Here is my quilled hair ATC:


Would also like to show these pieces at Moo Mania & More, where it's Anything Goes this week.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Digital Water

Wicked Wednesday have Water as their theme this week.
I drew this drop myself on my new iPad Pro with the special iPad pencil. The drawing is completely mine, manual, and the process is same as if I used physical materials. I then reduced it to ATC size and printed out.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

3 ATC's and a Tag

Show Us Your Pussies (which is a cats only challenge blog) and its artistic director Ike have published their theme for the month - Floral Kitties. ATC's Mit Herz came up with Blumen (Flowers).
So here is my response to these two challenges:



The Male Room also have a floral theme with a twist - Make Flowers Masculine. In addition, ATC Around the world have published Anything Goes with Option use Newspaper.
And this is my response to these challenges:
Quilling newspaper is not much fun :)



The gorgeous Wicked Wednesday ATC's challenge this week is Rock & Roll! I have a couple doing the Lindy Hop.



And this is the tag I made for my Tag Tuesday blog, where this week's theme is At the Seaside.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Happy New Financial Year!

Our new financial year started on July 1st. That's when we do our tax returns. So let's raise a glass to a good refund and party on. Thanks to Wicked Wednesday's timely topic Christmas in July, I made this celebratory ATC. It's raining $100 notes, fah lah, lah, lah...



Moo Mania & More came up with Paris as this fortnight's topic. A while back, I won a prize and received this handmade tag along with the main prize. I wish I could remember which blog and which gorgeous crafter this came from. So no, I did not make this, just added the red-white-blue ribbons. Thank you, anonymous crafter, you're gorgeous and I am showing off your tag.