Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy birthday my sweetheart!!

27 March 2008 my daughter `s birthday.. she is now one years :)

I made for her a cake and I am very proud of my masterpiece; say that becouse was the first time when I used the marshmallow fondant of which I did swan and roses.....as those roses could be more sensitive but not mattered! they were eat without being measured:)) But Karina seems to have realized that roses are a little boorish that is why she look at the cake full of "disgust" when she put her hand in the cake :))))
Below pictures from the event

I-am facut un tort in casa si sunt tare mandra de capodopera mea :P ; spun asta pentru ca e prima oara cand folosesc fondant de marshmallow din care am facut lebada si trandafirii...ce-i drept trandafirii puteau fi mai delicati dar nu a contat! au fost mancati fara sa fie masurati:)) . Numai Karina se pare ca a realizat ca trandafirii sunt cam butucanosi drept pentru care a aruncat priviri pline de "scarba" imensa cand a bagat mana in tort:))))
Mai jos poze de la eveniment










Si aici asteptam primavara si Pastele.. :)

Here we are waiting for spring and Easter too ..:)





Un zambet de la Karina si pupici de la mine tuturor! :)

Revin curand..maine am examen ..

A smile from Karina and kisses from me for you all :)
Tomorrow exam ...I`ll be here soon!

Huges


Monday, March 16, 2009

Thread painting - blue titmouse

Boredom, and boredom and boredom! Sick of this endless and ugly winter ... here in Ohio spring comes hard .. when trees are already well gemmate and discreetly leave in Romania, the trees here are just waking up.
Until the time come I can enjoy a new and more expected spring I tried a new technique: thread painting .
It was exciting but requires more patience to fill the thread with, but the pleasure is maximum when you start to shape the design : to play various colors and shadows.


I chose a titmouse, a picture from the internet and after which I worked as near as I could..
And here are the stages of work and the final result:

Plictiseala, plictiseala si iar plictiseala! Satula de iarna asta interminabila si urata...aici , in Ohio , primavara vine greu..cand deja pomii sunt bine inmuguriti si discret infrunziti , in romania, aici copacii de-abia se trezesc.
Pana sa vina vremea sa ma pot bucura de o noua si mult asteptata primavara am mai incercat o noua tehnica : pictura cu acul.
Incitanta insa cere multa rabdare sa umpli modelul cu ata ; insa placerea este maxima atunci cand incepi sa conturezi cu acul valorile desenului : sa-i redai diversele culori si umbre.
Mi-am ales un pitigoi , o fotografie de pe internet dupa care am lucrat cat am putut de fidel.
Si iata etapele de lucru si rezultatul final:











Si poza originala
And the original picture



I attached a wooden rod that got balls all wood; the effect is pleasant and can be easily used as a wall hanging. In fact for it was intended...
I have ranged it between four bamboo: a slight attempt to mixed media art.
But about mixed media art I'll talk another time.
Now I return to study because I expect a quite difficult course: law and ethics in medicine...
See you soon!

I-am atasat o nuia din lemn pe care am prins bile tot din lemn ; efectul e placut si poate fi usor folosit ca wall hanging . De fapt aceasta ii era si destinatia...
L-am incadrat intre 4 bete de bambus : o usoara incercare de mixed media art.
Dar despre mixed media art voi vorbi alta data.
Acum ma reintorc la studiu caci ma asteapta un curs neasteptat de greu: lege si etica in medicina..
Pe curand!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Lady - painting...

Another way to refresh you and break the stress of daily life is inevitably the painting. I mean for me.
I didnt painted for many years and I forgot when I painted the last time .. I think it was the second grade when I was considered a little genius of the painting....everything has been done in a day when the teacher participating in drawing classes (drawing teacher had separately) looked at what I drew and commented: "you fooled yourself, Tudorache!" It was talk about me.. ... and that was all. From that moment I hated painting and all that was about it. In addition, talent gone sharply to, the problem that shocked the teacher drawing ...
Years have passed and I found the pleasure of paint, a relaxing and pleasant mode when I dont want to teach anatomy and physiology or working on the textile project or not hear anybody.Because it happens to me and I had moments of them: not to see and not hear anybody. And do not tell me that somebody that did not have such moments again because he /she is a liar .
Desire to stay with yourself involve the need to talk to yourself and to sit your thoughts, feelings, etc..This time I had recently, when I painted without any model or pattern a Madonna, as I imagined it.
Below pictures of the "field working" with finished Madonna .



Later in the night, I recently rediscovered a forgotten skill and I delighted my soul with dozens of colors around me.
I have no time for what I want to do but I take during sleep. When I leave this world I will sleep a lot:)
Until then, I delight my spirit with everything that is related to beautiful.
Each has at least a hobby. Find it and use it fully! Life can seem even more beautiful!


See you soon!









Un alt mod de a te recrea si a te rupe de stresul cotidian inevitabil este pictura. Pentru mine.
Nu am pictat de foarte multi ani; am si uitat cand am pictat ultima oara..cred ca era prin clasa a doua cand eram considerata un mic geniu al picturii....totul s-a sfarsit intr-o zi cand invatatoarea care participa la orele de desen (aveam profesoar de desen separat) s-a uitat la ceea ce desenasem si a comentat: "te-ai prostit, Tudorache!" Adica Tudorache eram eu...si gata. Din acel moment am urat pictura si tot ce era legat de ea. In plus, talentul disparuse brusc problema care l-a socat pe profesorul de desen...
Anii au trecut si mi-am regasit placerea de a picta; un mod relaxant si placut atunci cand nu am chef sa invat anatomia si fiziologia sau sa lucrez la nu stiu ce proiect textil sau sa nu aud pe nimeni. Caci mi se intampla sa am si momente din acestea: sa nu vad si sa nu aud pe nimeni . Si sa nu-mi spuna careva ca nu a avut nicioadata astfel de momente caci minte.
Dorinta de a sta cu tine implica nevoia de a vorbi cu tine insuti si de a-ti aseza gandurile, sentimentele, etc.
Un astfel de moment am avut curand, cand am pictat fara model aceasta Madona , asa cum mi-am imaginat-o.
Mai jos poze cu "campul de lucru si cu Madona terminata.

Tarziu, in noapte, am redescoperit o deprindere demult uitata si mi-am incantat sufletul cu zeci de culori in jurul meu.
Nu am timp pentru cate as vrea sa fac dar imi iau din timpul de somn. Cand voi parasi aceasta lume o sa tot dorm :)
Pana atunci imi incant spiritul cu tot ce e legat de frumos.
Fiecare are macar un hobby. Gasiti-l si folositi-l din plin! Viata poate parea si mai frumoasa!

Pe curand!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Freehand curves- Tutorial

Intotdeauna mi-am dorit sa invat sa cos curbe la masina. Ador curbele in arta textila; sunt atat de fluide si iti dau o senzatie de curgere si flexibilitate iar imaginatia e stimulata.
I always wanted to learn to sew freehands curve . I love curves in textile arts, they are so fluid and give you a sense of flow and flexibility and imagination is stimulated.

Astazi va voi prezenta un tutorial de cusut curbe la masina, curbe taiate cu rotary cut.
Today I will present you a tutorial of freehands curves.

Am invatat sa le fac datorita unui manual exceptional , realizat de Jane Davila si Elin Waterston, doua artiste remarcabile in mixed media art , din Statele Unite. Manualul este execeptional pentru incepatori in art quilt ; sunt prezentate tehnici si exercitii iar rexplicatiile sunt pe intelesul tuturor. Il recomand calduros oricui doreste sa se pregateasca in arta textila!

I learned to do them thanks to a exceptional manual, performed by Jane Davila and Elin Waterson, two remarkable artists in mixed media art, in the United States. It is exceptional for beginners in art quilt, techniques and exercises are presented and explanations are explained.I recommend it warmly to anyone who wishes to prepare in textile art!

Voi folosi cele doua bucati deja cusute intre ele( verde si portocaliu), la care am adaugat material mov; voi atasa materialul mov la materialul portocaliu. In primul rand asa arata curbele cusute la masina:
I use two pieces already sewn together( green and orange fabrics), to which I added the purple fabric; I will attach the mauve fabric to the orange fabric.




You need :
-2 squares of fabric, 9x9"
-rotary cuter and mat
-pencil in a color to contrast with your fabric
Aveti nevoie de:
- doua bucati e panza , de 9x9 inches fiecare
-rotary cutter
-creion in culoare contrastanta fata de culoarea materialelor


My fabrics are solid, here; keep the instructions below!
Materialele mele sunt uni, aici; tineti cont de indicatiile de mai jos!


Place a 9" square of fabric right side up the cutting mat.
Plasati o bucata de material cu fatza in sus pe masa de lucru.

Place a second 9" square of fabric right side up on top of the first.

Plasati apoi al doilea material, cu fatza in sus, peste primul.


With a rotary cutter, cut a long freehand curve away from you close to the edge of the top fabric.
Cu un rotary cutter taiati o linie curba cu mana libera .





Turn the pieces of the fabric WRONG SIDE UP and carefully line up the curves edges.
Draw the registration marks the edges every 1-2", perpendicular to the cut edges
.
Intoarceti, apoi materialele cu DOSUL IN SUS si cu grija aliniati marginile curbelor.
Marcati cu semne marginile la fiecare 1-2", perpendicular pe margini
.



Place the fabric pieces right sides togheter, matching the set of registration marks and pin the marks.
plasati materialele cu fatza lor , impreuna, urmarind liniile facute cu creionul si prindeti-le cu ace de gamalie.



Sew the pieces togheter using an 1/8" seam allowance, removing pins as you come to them.
Coaseti cele doua bucati, impreuna la o distanta de 1/8", inlaturand acele de gamalie pe masura ce ajungeti langa ele.

And these are your freehands curves done!
cogratulations!
Si acestea sunt curbele voastre! felicitari!


A beautiful and easy technique and belive me, after two set of freehands curves you will not need to use pins. it`s talk about a little practice and love for curves:).
O tehnica frumoasa si usoara si credeti-ma, dupa doua seturi de curbe nu veti mai avea nevoie sa folositi acele de gamalie. Este vorba de putina practica si dragoste pentru curbe:)

Happy quilting!