Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Painting with fibres... what's that?

Hi everyone,

Such a loooong time without a post and so many things to share... that I don't know where to start...

I'll try to keep it short so, after a wonderful time in Spain ( special post about it coming soon), I came  back home and, unfortunately, I've broken my foot, so you can imagine, plaster, not being able to walk and all.
But you know me already, it needs much more than a broken foot to keep me away from my studio!!! LOL

A while ago I started to be very interested in textile arts, so, I said to myself, what a better time than this to start and do something about it. So, this is how I started my journey in a new world of WONDER!!! Making felt!

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibres.

Many cultures have legends as to the origins of feltmaking. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered byUrnamman of Lagash. The story of  Saint Clement and Saint Christopher says that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.

The traditional method to achieve this fabulous fabric is wet felting. A simple and almost magical process, where natural wool, soap, water and agitation are used to create the fabric. Wool fibers have scales and the process of felting causes these scales to grab onto each other and interlock.

And now, I would like to share with you my few first steps into this magical realm.

Some details here:

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Lots of love,
Sanda xoxo

Friday, 15 October 2010

What can it be more beautiful?

Lots of love,
Sanda xoxo

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

I'm going to Spain

Hi everyone,
Yes, Sunday I'm going to Spain, where I'll meet my sister and her family, in a long waited and well deserved holiday!!! I can't wait to see them!
Soooo, this means presents right? Well, I worked like a mad woman these last weeks to finish them, but I have them ready!LOL
OK, I made these two for my little niece, Cristina Maria.

Here you can see some of the details:

The next ones are for my nephew Tudor and for Monica and Alex. But first, there is a story about them that I want to share with you. As you'll see, I tried something completely different( again! LOL). I hope it's as a nice surprise for you as it was for me when I worked them. One day, few weeks ago, I was browsing the net and I accidentally found a dutch artist, Carla van den Berg. She is a FABULOUS ARTIST, I mean it, take a look at her website and you wont regret it! And this is not all, she has a YouTube channel,, where you can see some of her awesome work, as well as a huge amount of videos in which she shares her techniques, her generosity is amazing!!! She and her work spoke to my heart and, as if by magic, touched a string that I never thought it was there all the time, just waiting to be awaken.  And awaken it was, I tell you!!!LOL
THANK YOU, Carla!!!
So, here they are:

And details here:

Hope you like them, because surely you'll see more of these after I'm back from my holiday!LOL
Hope everyone have a great time, see you all soon,
Lots of love,
Sanda xoxo

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Art journal pages and Summer in my Garden

It's been ages (again!) since I  posted anything, but, boy, was I busy! With a few paintings in work, making jewelry, house chores ( that NEVER ends, believe me!!!) and art journaling, there is sooo little time left for blogging... And, as if all these weren't enough, I bought two WONDERFUL online workshops ( Sharon's  Faces in Technicolor and Julie's  Chaos and Calm: Over the Edge Painting Techniques ), which I haven't got the chance to go near yet and will need my attention soon!
OK now, I would like to share with you few things I made lately. I discovered recently a video by Teesha Moore (you can click the link if you're interested in seeing it) where she shares how she is making her own art journals. Not having the right size of paper she's using, I needed to adapt it a bit, but I'm very pleased with the result and here you can see the first two pages I've done so far.

And some details:

And now, here is " Summer in my Garden", my last painting on a plywood panel measuring 16x 8 inchies. hope you'll like it.

Thanks for your visit and kind comments!
Hope everyone has a lovely, sunny weekend,
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New jewelry

Hi everyone,
How are you, my dear friends? Sorry I didn't post for so long and not being able to visit your wonderful blogs lately, but it was a very busy time for me here , trying to keep playing in my studio and making some jam, jelly and syrup with the fruit and flowers we have in the garden. I'll try to catch up with your blogs as soon as I can. :)

Who would have thought one year ago, when I started this blog that I would start making silver jewelry? Certainly I didn't! But here I am, completely hooked by silver wire, silver clay and all sort of beads! Crazy about them!!!LOL

Here is what I made lately, hope you'll like them!

I've used sterling silver wire, small turquoise rondelles, some wonderful lampwork beads by hugely talented german artist Karin Hruza of , Swarovski crystals and some tiny Bali silver beads.

Again Karin's lampwork beads, lapis lazuli and Swarowski crystals.

Another beautiful Karin Hruza lampwork bead, Swarovski crystals and chain that I made from fine silver wire.

Thanks for your visit anf for all your lovely comments, wonderful support and friendship!
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Happy Birthday, Joe!

Hi everyone,

This will be a very short post, just to share with you my last painting. It is actually a card I made for my husband's birthday.
Hope you'll like it! He certainly did! :)

 And here you can some details:

You can still add your link if you like, see for details in my previous post!

Have a wonderful day,
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo