8/25/2010

Your entries for Antarctida challenge!

Woohoo! We already have the first entrie!
Antarctica Ring by LeelaBijou
To prevent the Global Warming it is great to ride bikes instead of driving cars. It has a lot of advantages: in the city, you won´t be stucked in the middle of traffic jams, the only source of power it needs it´s you and it will keep you fit!"
Great! :)

Entrie number 2! Penguin dress by Yourdoll
We can stop consuming from big companies and in general consuming, we can start trade fairs with our friends, stop ironing our clothes so much , stop taking the car to go 100 meters away, dry our hair with the towel especially during the summer, keep mobile phones closed and use them only in emergency needs, tell people that use spray to stop doing it (i always say it to my mother in law she has a spray for everything), things like that can help and are simple things. spread the word and educate our children to do the same.

Entrie number 3! Ear studs Antarctica snow by Martice....I begin to feel myself frozen :)
 " Simple earrings, simple life", says Marta - she proposes simplify your life to prevent the Global warming.

Entrie number 4!
Pinback buttons by SoleDeVIta
Solvita's message: To avoid Global warming we must start with small things.
Turn out the lights when you leave a room, sort our waste and recycle, use public transport. We must start with our selves and then teach others. :)
BTW: I do all these things, I am not only talking about this. ;)

Entrie number 5!
The Spirograph bag by Baahar
Baa: my fav rule against global warming: consume less (fuel, food, energy, etc.) :)

Entrie number 6!
Antarctica ring by sexyhandmade
We should take care of the nature just as much as we take care of ourselves

Entrie number 7!
Ice pink tulles bow by Ayawedding
Ayça's message: Use less material and create simple elegant beauties can be a option for saving our world

Entrie number 8!
Water drop earrings by Sumikoshop
Evelyn: I do separate collection of waste, but I think there are many other things you can do to save the environment ......
For example, fewer cars in the world
less plastic, instead of a box of six plastic bottles of water, just one, but containing 5-6 liters, the machines should go without gasoline .....
etc. etc.
the world must work together

Entrie number 9!
Antarctica ring by Jealousydesign
Carita: I think it is important to remember that everything we do is affecting our world and universe. I always trying to think eco friendly, small steps and changes are something everyone can do. Also support organizations that have the possibility to reach out and make the world listen.

Entrie number 10!
Hoop Earrings by Arctida
Alecia sais: As for the Global warming: being a scientist my self I’m a bit partial off course :) but I would suggest donating a small amount of money for the Climate research. There are so many different solutions both biological and technological on the way. For example: alternative sources of producing paper (saving all those trees), plastic (no need for oil production) and meat (no more over-exploited natural resources and deforestation). But with the financial crisis hitting us hard, the private donations becoming more and more important for the all kind of Research to continue!

Entrie number 11!
Antarctica cuff by LaTouchables
It would be a great warmer in Antarctica! :D

Dawn: I'm not sure there is anything we can do to 'avoid' this. But we can do what is humanly possible, including doing everything in our power to recycle, reduce waste and the CO2 level, maintain biodiversity on our blue planet, and being proactive, not passive, about ways we as individuals can take charge--ride a bike, seperate garbage, recycle, eat less processed food, support organizations working on alternative sources of energy, etc, etc. Love our planet, so to speak.

Entrie number 12!
Another very warm  entrie :)
Handmade nunofelt shawl "My arctic summer" by Ingermaaike
Inger: To help us all be able to live on this planet I wish for people to make concious choices of what the are going to consume. Think of the energy spent on producing fleeting fads, is it ok to give kids non lasting toys? But on the other hand buying these toys gives poor countries a chance to become less poor..
Think about what you do, think about the effect on the long term, look at it from all sides, don't just howl along with the woolves. Make up your own mind as to what is good and bad....

Entrie number 13!
Les doux et durs Antartica by Zsazsazsu1963
Sandra: Raise our children with an ecological mind because they are the future !

Entrie number 14!
Antarctica - Necklace and Earrings by Staroftheeast
Estella: We have made this gorgeous necklace and earrings set with vintage findings to give them a new life. Little things like recycling can make our planet so much better!

Entrie number 15!
Another penguin arrived! :)
Window hanger with a penguin in porcelain by TwoTreesBelgium
Annemiek: What can one do to help this world? Live consciously. I know I still take the car too often and could buy products with less packaging. But I try and do what I can, my packaging for my bowls is made via fair trade in Nepal and I know it does help the people there. I plant 2 trees for every 10 projects sold and I suport KIVA and the WWF. The trees and the WWF cause I feel the animals suffer most from the explosive growth of humans and there undertakings. I support KIVA cause the loans go direct to a person or small company and if they get better there surroundings will get better too. It is known the more educated the women are, the less children they will have and better lives, so I usually support female entrepreneurs, yes positive discrimination ;-)

Entrie number 16!
It begins to snow! :)
Romantic Vintage White Lace and Pink Flowers Earrings by Amoronia
Amoronia: Reduce what you consume, reuse what has already been produced and recycle what can be used in a different form -sure, but still all that sounds so elementary. Nations should work together more systematically, we should invest in organic farming, alternative forms of energy, eco friendly buildings, and governments should start spending more funds on research for the improvement of the quality of life on this planet. In one word, all we need is LOVE. :)

Entrie number 17!
Ice Cubes melting on your heart - Sterling silver necklace by L'indecise
Brenda: I'm really obsessed with a conscious way of living.
I recycle every single waste at home. My husband and I separate paper, aluminum, biodegradable and glass very carefully.
We try to limit the electricity use, we don't own a car, we use the bike everyday to go to work.
We reduced our meat consumption and buy from organic and local agriculture. We often buy second hand clothes, we always reuse plastic and paper bags and we simply consume less of everything, and we are truly happy to help the planet and everyone concerned!

Entrie number 18!
Party in the Antarctica - Original handprinted Linocut by Oraber
Antok: Buy sustainable and ecofriendly - avoid garbage whenever you can
Entrie number 19!
Winter Wonderland- Beaded Necklace by MadLook

Mimika: One of the simplest things we can do to try and heal out planet is to take a walk! Not only is it great excercise, it's an alternative to driving a car which releases harmful gases in the atmosphere and burns fuel. If you can walk to a desired distance, opt for that instead of taking you car. You're doing yourself AND the environment a major ton of good!

Entrie number 20!
Ice-cube pendant by Donauluft
Viktoria: I would declare the hole antarctic area for nature reserve and World Cultural Heritage!
..and I think dumping prices for flights are not a way to safe the climate..

Entrie number 21!
Antarctic Ice Crystal Felted Wool Brooch by AmyandPia
Amy: And my tip is Bicycles! Cycling is brilliant! Get rid of those horrible cars! But in Britain we need to lobby anyone we can for cycle paths - because cycling on the fast roads is too dangerous, especially if you're cycling with a child. So my real tip is - British people, step up the pressure for cycle paths.

Anastasia: Here, in Mallorca, we have to lobby as well fro the train and better public transport and for cycle paths as well. There is a long way to do...

Entrie number 22 comes with a great tip! ;)
Oneperfectday: My recomendation to save the planet concerns the conservation of water with my sister's car wash recipe which is also chemical-free:
This is what you will need:
2 litres of water
sponge
newspaper

Put about 2 litres of water in a bucket.
Dip sponge in water and then 'wash' a section of the car with it as you would if it were soapy.
Bunch up newspaper pages and wipe over that part until there is no water or streaks left.
Proceed to the next section.
Then the next and the next till car is sparkly clean.
When you're finished, the dirty water in the bucket can be used to water your plants because there is no detergent or soap in it!!!

My sister swears by it!

Entrie number 23!
Heart of the Ice Queen by Helmitarha
Jana: My tip for saving the environment is - use environmentally friendly cleaners and detergents. In that way you can protect the environment from nasty chemicals and also your family and pets from contact allergies caused by those chemicals in regular cleaning products.

Entrie number 24!
White crochet flower ring by Creationsbyeve
Eve: My tip is to respect our planet more and try to consume less,recycle as much as we can, use water and electricity more conciously and use our car as less as we can :)

Entrie number 25!
Icicles - Handmade Necklace by gr8jewellery
Joanne: The first step is to practice the three Rs ... Reduce, Recycle, Re-Use. Anyone can Reduce and Recycle, and as crafters we should find it easier than most to Re-Use and find new uses for anything not still at its best. One 'habit' I find easy to keep is to reduce harmful waste by using rechargeable batteries in my kids' toys and electronics.

Entrie number 26!
Cluster Earrings by alatvian
Rita: In order to save nature and resources we should use natural products and supplies treated as less as possible.

Entrie number 27!
Frost Flowers Mohair Scarflette by koopdegrace

8/24/2010

European street team Challenge - Antarctida

Yay! I can't believe it - I won our team Challenge Morocco which has been hosted on Creations by Eve blog. It was a really wonderful theme with a lot of amazing and colourful entries!
I must say Thank you, Eve! A now I have to choose a new theme!

I had few ideas, but finally I decided for ANTARCTIDA theme. Today's very hot weather helped me to take the decision :)
Isn't this summer is too hot? I think we need something fresh! A cold drink, some ice, fresh shower, ice cream! Aren't penguins so cute? ...Aren't Antarctica landscapes so amazing?
Even most of us probably will never go to Antarctica and will never see it in live, but we can imagine it :)
I decided to go with Antarctica also because of the Global warming. It would be great if with your entrie you describe one action we can do to avoid the Global warming. Per ex.:to recycle, to plant more trees, eat less meat...e t.c....
You have 2 weeks( I think it is better 2 weeks because a lot of ppl is on holiday and things go slowly), the winner will be announced on the 8th of september at 11:59 a.m.
I think I didn't forget nothing!
I wait and welcome your wonderful frozen entries! :)
0507_antarctida

8/20/2010

Creativity and happiness

It was a difficult question for me Why I have to create? I was asking myself: why why why you have to do it? Will be usefull your creations? Or will you just bring more trash into the world?

De Gloria, Juncal i Charlie
I felt an impuls to create but all these questions were like a mosquito who doesn't let you sleep well.
I couldn't begin without resolve this problem. I needed a reply.
my son's artistic drawing on the wall
Artistic wall drawing

I love expositions, installations, photo exhibitions, theatre, music, cinema e t.c...
I noted that art gives me something, is like an addictive feeling, is like to eat an ice-cream, you want to repeat again and again, looking for something surprising, amazing, looking for an Ooooh!!!
artistic cake curving
Artistic cake curving

I understood it was something on the emotional level, something about to feel yourself good, more happy, full, laugh, fly, cry, feel, wake up, alive.
Rita's art
Mommy, I love you so much!

And oneday I just jumped off.
De Passeig amb na Jakelina
I was flying. I woke up, I felt myself more complete, happy.
I understood that I NEED to create. It is one element more to balance my life.
De Gloria, Juncal i Charlie
Since that moment I never stop, can't say NO to the pleasure to create! :)
De Gloria, Juncal i Charlie
P.S: Determination of ART in Wikipedia:
"Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions"

8/19/2010

Custom order or Magnifying glass is needed

One day I found a message from a customer who wanted custom earrings.
We began to work and I learned a new word: "uneven" :)
Custom order
The sketch helped us both to understand what we were speaking about.
Custom order
Than I made few uneven :) pieces and client could choose 2 pieces she liked.
Custom order
This is the final result.
But I think there is one thing missing - a Magnifying glass to discover the sea treasures that these earrings are hiding :D
sand

8/12/2010

whithout title

There is a School of Arts in my native town. I began to take dance classes when I was 7 years old. Than, I falled in love with my neighbour's piano play and my fathers bougth my neighbour's piano and I began to take piano classes in the same School of Arts, leaving my dance classes. It was fun during first 3 years, easy and fun. But, after I had to study a lot, spending long hours with my piano. At the same time I felt the responsibility about my father's spent money for the piano and I thought I must continue studing, I began to suffer. After 5 years I left it. But I remember the good time I spent with my chorus mates, singing and playing in the school's garden and the Drawing classroom on the first floor. I always had an ilusion to paint, but I always was thinking I'm not good for it, or not good enough....
my creative space
I began to draw when I became teenager. I don't know why I began to draw paisleys. I can't understand from where the influence came. My mom was stressed, she went to a psycologist with my drawings because they were different, she was afraid I'm a rare kind of a child. I listened Nirvana and wored my father's old jersey, black Converse and black jeans...my mom was terrified with all THESE....:)
Time passed and I continue drawing paisleys :) I don't know if I'm good enough or not, I just enjoy it :)
my creative space

8/10/2010

Nostalgy

Yesterday I received a postcard from a friend with a beautiful poem and warm words on the back. It was so nice to receive it and the poem, and the envelope, all together... I remembered old times when we wrote letters and sent postcards by snail mail, it was so lovely! I loved post office when I was little girl, the smell on the post office, stamps, envelopes, post boxes.... I had a lot of penpals. It was so exciting to find a letter in the post box. And everytime I saw the postman (really it was a post-woman :)) I was thinking - oh, may be she brings something to me!
My friend's postcard brought to me all these sweet and nostalgic memories from my childhood. I want to say Thanks!
And recognize that nothing could be warmer than receive a postcard from a friend! :)
postcard from friend

8/02/2010

Yummy moments

I recognise that I'm not a great cook, but I love to eat and I love healthy food.
Last week we went to De Vinchi restaurant here in Manacor. This restaurant is a property of lovely argentinian family. I love this place because it is neat and pleasant to stay there. Norberto - father of the family and Chef always surprise with excellent food and beautiful presentation.
Sometimes I try to prepare Norberto's receipes at home;)

Sandwich with onion fried with honey and toasted goats cheese. Looks perfect. isn't it? :P
sandwich with goat's cheese and fried onion