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Oh, this beautiful collection of feathers by Marisa Redondo, owner of River Luna Etsy shop, just made my heart singing! I just couldn’t resist to show you so many of them.

mapart.me:   Marisa Redondo - Spring Bundle

mapart.me:   Marisa Redondo - Jewels Feather Collection

mapart.me:   Marisa Redondo - Nature Collection

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I guess since I stated hasty a few posts ago I do not like abstract art the only art which comes to my mind is abstract :) Today abstract paintings by Meredith Pardue:

mapart.me:   Meredith Pardue - Shore At Guanacaste II

Meredith Pardue – Shore At Guanacaste II

mapart.me:   Meredith Pardue - Terrain XXV

Meredith Pardue – Terrain XXV

mapart.me:   Meredith Pardue - Terrain XXVI

Meredith Pardue – Terrain XXVI

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It was a little bit quiet here lately due to our holiday – guess where we were. A few tips:

  • many people believe this country is “totally flat with no interesting landscapes” (I thought this way, too) – which is totally not true
  • we drove there by car, so it’s not so far away from northern Poland
  • the photos below are from the region of a very big and well known lake

mapart.me:   Hungary - Balaton area mapart.me:   Hungary - Balaton area mapart.me:   Hungary - Balaton area mapart.me:   Hungary - Balaton area mapart.me:   Hungary - Balaton areaIf the weather is fine we will leave for a few days with children (the mentioned trip was without children – hooray), so I’ll be back posting regularly on next Wednesday.

I thought it may be interesting to post a little bit about Polish painters I admire. So each month on second Thursday I’ll share with you one of my favourite modern Polish painters (most of them are very well known in Poland).

Today the first painter – Jerzy Nowosielski – Orthodox Polish painter and icons’ writer (I’m not sure if it’s proper word – in Polish language we say that icons – Orthodox sacral paintings – are written, not painted). Very beloved by me and many others. Best known for his icons and nudes – two distant genres which he was trying to unit all his life.

mapart.me:   Jerzy Nowosielski - Akt z Miską
Jerzy Nowosielski – Akt z Miską

mapart.me:   Jerzy Nowosielski
Jerzy Nowosielski

mapart.me:   Jerzy Nowosielski
Jerzy Nowosielski

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I’m not very systematic person so I’m not good at recording our family memories. I still didn’t manage to prepare calendar with our children photos for this year… (even for the previous year) or create a photo book from elder son’s first year of life. But having two little children I realize that one day I’d love to sit down and remind myself the years when they were born, grew up, started preschool and so one.

One day I came across a “family memory jar” idea on Pinterest and that was it! All what you need is:

  • a big pretty jar
  • a piece of paper with year written on it

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If something important happens (child is born, travel, someone’s wedding, start of preschool, etc) you just put evidence of this event in your jar. For example in my jar I have:

  • a hospital bracelet which I got when I checked at hospital when my son was about to be born
  • tickets from our trip to Norway
  • skipass from our trip to south of Poland when L. was 1 year old
  • paper-cuts of holy Mary, Joseph and little Jesus from our first Nativity scene (made from L. toys, hamster’s house and paper)
  • envelope with L. hairs when first cut
  • invitation for my father’s wedding

You can also store in a jar funny things your children say written on scraps of paper or  souvenirs and photos from vacations – everything which is precious to you. A jar lets you put 3D objects otherwise difficult to attach to photo book or album and doesn’t require any planning and regularity – which is helpful!

memory jar - summer vacations
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