Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cry Me A River

I almost never draw sketches. To be exact, I rarely have an idea of what to draw in the first place. I just open my Photoshop and my hand knows what to do. Sounds strange but that's just how it is. The same story goes for ""Cry Me a River" - I started drawing and this is what came of it in the end. No deep thinking or hidden messages :)


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Read of the month: January

Catching up on classics continues with James Clavell's "Shogun".
If you like Japan and its history as much as I do, you'll love this book. It is a story about Japan in the early 1600s, seen through the eyes of an Englishman - John Blackthorne. Although I didn't find it a very easy read, I enjoyed it till the end. It has everything - romance, tense moments, intrigues and, of course - a good ending. And although it took me two months to read more than a thousand pages, it was absolutely worth it.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thanks so much... Monique!

It's so sweet when the postman comes to your place with a beautiful package just for you, especially when you don't expect it... Story of the day!
Lovely Monique from Tipa Tipa had sent me the cutest present. Dear Monique, you either know my taste very well or we have the same one... because I love everything you've sent! The art print is soon to be framed, the little notebooks are amazing and the hot-air balloon necklace is just perfect... I'm wearing it right now, haha! Thank you so very much for all the lovely things and the cute owl card (that is now on my fridge)! You made my day :)


Monday, January 24, 2011

Hello, Tbilisi! Pt.2

I am finally back in Bulgaria, cuddling with my dog (I missed Dexter so much!) and looking at all the beautiful pictures from our little trip to Georgia. Here are some of my favourites, as I promised to show you. Now we can say you've been there with me :)

from top to bottom: 1.Tbilisi from above. 2. Sameba Belfry 3. I asked every Georgian I could... and still can't find what this is! haha! 4. Gates of Sameba 5. Sameba Cathedral 6. Bells of Jvari Monastery 7. Jvari fort 8. Bridge of Peace 9.Tbilisi at night (view from the Bridge of Peace) 10. Residence of the Georgian President (view from the Bridge of Peace)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I start the new year with totally new music.
It's really hard for me to find good music, though. How do you find yours?
Anyway, have a listen to these if you have the time :)
1. Jessie J - Like A Dude
2. Penguin Prison - Golden Train
3. Middle Class Rut - New Low
4. Kanye West - Lost In The World
5. The Drums - Me And The Moon

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello, Tbilisi!

Gamarjoba from Georgia!

I'm staying in Tbilisi for a week or so and enjoying every moment.
Tbilisi is known as "the city that loves you" and this is absolutely true. You won't find many breathtaking views here, nor will you see amazing architecture (of course, there are some beautiful things I will show you soon!). But what makes the city so magical are the people who live here. Georgians are so very kind, hostile and helpful! It's like visiting your grandma - you're always been taken care of, you're well fed and well rested and in between you listen about magical stories of Georgian history. Ah!
My "official" Tbilisi tour is tomorrow and I'll try to take as many pictures as possible to show you the beauty of the city. Stay tuned :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just Another Girl

I wanted to draw a pattern, but I decided it was too boring. Then I wanted to draw a medieval princess (I'm all about mid-age right now, ha!) but it didn't work out so in the end... i came up with a princess-looking girl in a strange patterned dress.
It took me about 3 hours to finish the dress itself and I was so so tired in the end that everything else I drew for about 15 minutes. Not my best work, I know, but I'll definitely use this pattern a lot in future drawings.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


I am not very familiar with traditions in different countries, but here in Bulgaria we believe that New Year's Eve is the perfect time for wishes. That is why we bake a special pastry called banitsa and put different fortunes inside, plus a 1 lev coin (app 50 cent), which symbolizes wealth. At exactly 00.00h, when the new year arrives, everybody picks a slice and reads his own fortune for the year. I was lucky enough to pick a slice with both the coin and a fortune, yay! My fortune was just the one I wanted - "adventures in another country". Let's all hope new year fortunes do come true, haha!

I want to wish you all a very happy, successful, beautiful, adventurous and peaceful year full of love and wisdom!

Happy New Year!