Monthly Archives: August 2013

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.   Marisa Redondo - Spring Bundle   Marisa Redondo - Jewels Feather Collection   Marisa Redondo - Nature Collection   Marisa Redondo - Mika Feathers See more…


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:   Meredith Pardue - Shore At Guanacaste II

Meredith Pardue – Shore At Guanacaste II   Meredith Pardue - Terrain XXV

Meredith Pardue – Terrain XXV   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   Hungary - Balaton area   Hungary - Balaton area   Hungary - Balaton area   Hungary - Balaton area   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.   Jerzy Nowosielski - Akt z Miską
Jerzy Nowosielski – Akt z Miską   Jerzy Nowosielski
Jerzy Nowosielski   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

memory jar

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