Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last post of the year - Happy New Year!

So I guess this is it...
It's new years eve and in about 6 hours from now it'll be 2015.

Bye bye 2014. C'est la vie!

I have done and seen and learnt so much in one year. And I don't know where to begin.

I moved across the Atlantic. I got to marry my best friend. I made hard, easy, good and bad decisions. Made great and terrible art. Got to meet new people.
And so much much more...


So thank you, thank you guys for keep reading/sharing/comment on my posts and pages ♥

Monday, December 29, 2014

Photoshoot of Acrylic Jewelry-Boxes


Orange/Yellow jewelry-box, $8 + shipping (US Dollar)

Green/Blue jewelry-box, $8 + shipping (US Dollar)

Pink/Purple jewelry-box, $8 + shipping (US Dollar)


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Friday, December 26, 2014

My very own Artist-kit!!

I feel so incredibly touched by the kindhearted and loving people I've come across here in the United States since I got here a little near 4 months ago.
This Christmas I was going to spend my holidays without my birth family for the very first time, and spend it with people who took me and my husband in when we had no other place to turn to.
Not only did these people give us a place to sleep, feed us and actually clothe us. They took time to make us part of their family.
Me and my husband expected perhaps one or two gifts for Christmas, but instead we were overwhelmed by the generosity and amount we received...!
Some items reaching near $50+
We just sat there and looked at each other with tears in our eyes.
These images below literally blew my mind away. This Artist-kit is something some artists can only dream about owning. And I now have one myself...
Because they wanted me to continue my artistic flow going, after being so absent for several months.
It may be slightly used, but I can now start where this previous artist left off 
Thank you Debbie and Pete you guys are truly like family to us 






Saturday, December 6, 2014

Interview with Estonian-artist: Liisi Gordejev

Tell us a bit about yourself – who are you, where are you from? My name is Liisi Gordejev. I’m a 27 years old self-taught artist from Estonia.

What got you interested in art? Have you taken any art classes? I’ve been enjoying drawing ever since I was a child. I always painted with my granny. Back then I also took some art classes for a few years. Time went by and I had to concentrate more on my studies because it turned out that I wasn’t very good at math, physics and chemistry.
So this is the reason why I didn’t draw about 10 years. I started to draw again when I was 23 years old. I just saw one great drawing online and I thought that I would also try to draw something. And after that I couldn’t help myself drawing more and more. And now its my passion.

What medium do you prefer to use? It depends what I want to create. Mostly I like to use oil colors and sometimes I also add a little bit acrylics. Since acrylics try too fast, then I don’t use them much. With oil colors I can work easily. And the most important thing, I can fix problems with oil, with a paint thinner. I also like to use pencils and colored pencils. So I guess these are my favourite mediums.

What is, in your opinion, the hardest thing in creating a “masterpiece”? The hardest thing is how to get the image in my mind on to the canvas. Sometimes it doesn't turn out the way I expected. So this can get quite difficult. And sometimes it frustrates me a lot and I am forced to take a little break.

Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and discovered a whole new genre of art? How did it go for you, and would you recommend others to try it? I haven’t found.

Do you remember one of the first things you created? What made it so memorable? To be honest I don’t remember because I was really young. But I will take a lucky guess and assume that it was a horse because I love horses and most of the time I drew horses.

Where/How do you gather inspiration for your works? I get my inspiration from movies, tv- series and music. And sometimes I get inspiration when I’m on pinterest and browsing different pictures. I can also get inspiration when I’m meditating. I guess this is because I’m relaxed and ideas start flowing. I can also get inspiration when I’m experiencing some kind of emotions: anger, fear and love. Do you have a favorite artist/s? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?
My favourite artists are Charmaine Olivia, Angela Hardy, Autumn Skye art. 
I like Autumn Skye art because her paintings are so awakening and inspiring. She always surprises me with her new artwork. Charmaine Olivia has beautiful portrait paintings with beautiful colors. Her creativity has no limits. Angela Hardy’s art is also very beautiful. It has feeling and depth.

Ever had a commission that was really memorable or special to you?
Unfortunately I haven’t.

Where else can we find you in Social Medias?
You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.
Last and final – this is a great opportunity to share your 3 most special pieces and tell a bit more about them: 1. "True love" - I painted it because I wanted to paint love and nature. So I decided to paint white swans. Because swans are in the shape of love and they are the symbol of love.

2. "Happy elephant" - I wanted to paint the elephant because the elephant is an ancient symbol of strength, protection and good luck. And of course I wanted to add African landscape because its so nice and beautiful and I wanted to paint in colors which would inspire happiness in people. I want to touch people with my art.

3. "Lion" - I painted the lion and the African background because I have started to like African culture, music and art. And this painting was my way to express it.

Read Liisi's interview with me on her blog:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford winter estates (w/ photos)

The other day me and my husband went to the Edison & Ford winter estate to see the original 20th century (if you're European and read this, it's early 1900-century) winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and his friend Henry Ford here in Fort Myers, Florida.

Mina Edison later sold the estates for $1 to the city of Fort Myers, in the agreement that it would remain a museum for the public.

We chose to take the guided tour with our own recorded device-guides, as we went through the estates and Edison's private laboratory.
If you're ever in Florida, please consider to pay it a visit. You won't regret the history and blast from the past you will experience!

Visit their website here - www.edisonfordwinterestates.org








Thomas & Mina Edisons bedroom


Edison family's livingroom


Edison family's dining table

Edison family's diningroom

Kitchen, Food pantry & Butler's pantry

Kitchen, Food pantry & Butler's pantry

Old cookbook left behind from early 1920's

Ford's secreatary's bedroom

Ford's secreatary's bedroom

Ford's secreatary's bedroom

Ford's secreatary's bedroom

Henry Ford's cars

Henry Ford's cars

Mina Edison's garden pond

At the Edison family's private swimmingpool



Me inside the Edison's caretaker's house

Me and my lovely husband ♥

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rose drawing - stepbystep

"Karen's Rose" - before and after shot
Materials used: black charcoal, soft pastels, and white chalk. 
Size: A4-sized paper (21*29.7cm)

Prints still available for sale
(email me at: inaaart@live.com)








Thursday, November 27, 2014

My First Thanksgiving - with photos

Happy Thanksgiving everyone 
I am thankful to be able to spend this day with the people who took me in when I first got to this country 3 months ago.
I am thankful for the love my new husband Jordan gives me every day, and continues to show.
I'm thankful for my lovely friends and my family, and for those special souls who's left my side over the years and will be missed dearly until I can meet them again.
And least but not last, I am thankful for the continuing love and support I get for my creative side. Who's lead me to over 1700+ fans on my Facebook-page and nearly 19000+ international readers on my blog 






Pumpkin-pie & Lemon Meringue-pie

Me and hubby ♥

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