1/31/2014

Which is your favorite color?


I was making beads today for Wintering birds necklace and Classic pearl necklace





I received my color swap surprise from Martine who lives in nothern Norway, where people see northern lights...
It was so fun to receive her sweet parcel. I'm in love with just with everyhting - from fabric, to card with one of my favorite quotes and soft handmade pads! The colors!
Today I sent my parcel, I hope she'll love the llittle things in her favorite colors I've sent her :)

Which is your favorite color/s? :)




1/28/2014

Sunday walk






Our magic evergreen oak tree. Touch it and make a big wish...



After discovering Mona and her blog about natural dyeing,  I pick up these leaves. Will they dye? If yes, in which color?




Almond tree blooming. Can you see almonds on the branches?


A necklace we made for Rita - she has choosen the beads, I suggested little things.
Crystal, rhodonite, amazonite, pit fired beads, clay beads from clay from my home town, jasper, pine twig, sandal wood beads, leather strap.
I love it because it has no rules, it's asymmetric and combines cold and warm colors.



Today we  down-loaded the kiln from the van with help of our neighbour. Tomorrow he'll help us to install the chimney. I feel so grateful....
I wish you a wonderful week!
with much love,
A.

1/26/2014

Petites coses


* Finally I'm able to "embrace" my ceramic pieces with silver - something I wanted to do for a long time, I had a crazy desire to avoid using glue. They are available for purchase in my shop here>> or here >>
Remember that you can use HAPPYMONTH coupon code for 20% off until the 9th of February!
* Few days ago I received my new Moo business cards, I'm so in love with them 
* Today I went to Alcúdia and met an artisan who makes shoes. I loved meeting her and shoes she makes.
   She will sell some L'Accent nou pieces in her workshop starting from May. Yay! :) We have enough time to prepare everything until then.
* I received amazing prints from Australian artist Belinda Marshall They are even more beautiful in real life.I'm going to frame the largest one to hang it in our home.
* The muffins Catie made look like heaven, my mouth is watering...
* I prepare my swap surprise for the swap Vibeke organized in her blog. So fun!
* I hope you are having a lovely week-end :)
much love,
Anastasia






Alcúdia


Algae

Wonderful art from Belinda

1/22/2014

A beautiful day

First of all I'd love to give a huge thank you to lovely Vibeke for her darling blog post!
I feel so much loved, thank you!!! ♥ 
A big thank you also to all the nice people who already joined my giveaway! :)
























It was a beautiful day for me yesterday. Even all of them are beautiful in some way, but yesterday was a very special day...

I woke up, prepared a green tea my friend gave me in my last trip to Moscow and started cleaning our home. I found an apron I actually sewn and screenprinted in Etsy labs in Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin about 3 years ago. It was my first screenprint ever :)
So I found it and I put it on. It's short and it has pockets, just ideal for tools or similar stuff.
So I was cleaning home in a chaotic way (well because I found cleaning was necessary in every corner of home, so I just somehow was doing these everything at the same moment)...
We had planned a visit to "Green point" - a place in the town where people bring all trash and things to be recycled.
So me and my hubby, we gathered all the stuff we wanted to throw away in home and in the garden: some old appliances, old hoses, plastic and cardboard boxes, some clothes, old baby stroller e t.c. e t.c. e t. c...I wanted to do this a lot of time ago, finally it was the moment with feeling of cleaning, of reset, of new start.... We filled our van with all this stuff and moved to the town.
Before going to the "Punt verd" (green point) we stopped at "Lechuga verde" (green lettuce :)) and had some lunch - lentil burger with pommes frites for me with carrot-apple-mandarina fresh squeezed juice for both and tuna salad for Antoni.

Our day was opening so beautifull and magically like this bud of green tea

























After lunch we left all the trash at the "Punt verd" and moved forward Pòrtol in our "oldie-van", it is so old...I love sitting inside because it remembers me my childhood. We went to Pòrtol for 2 reasons - first - to pick up my new-second-hand ceramic kiln (Yay!) and the second - because I had my wheel-thrown class. I was going to Pòrtol not alone this time. In an old van, with my hubby, we crossed the island from south-east to north-west, heading to Tramuntana mountains. Manacor - Algaida - Santa Eugènia (love the name)- Santa Maria - Pòrtol. In-between of narrow roads, green fields and blooming almond trees... In Pòrtol we met lovely people who helped us to put the kiln into the van. Pòrtol is a lovely little town with wide pottery tradition history and filled with pottery workshops. We went up to the hill and suddenly we saw all Palma city from the place where we were, Palma bay and the sea in a soft afternoon sun. This picture on the long shot and pasturing sheeps with bells on their necks and green grass and blooming almond trees in foreground. It was shocking in a good way, I got excited, almost crying I thought - I adopt my baby-kiln from this heaven...

We arrived to the place where my kiln and her owner were living. There we met also a lady-dog named Noor which means "light" in arab. Noor was a very friendly labrador lady-dog, I liked her, she liked me :)
So the kiln was in our van. Pilar -the ex-owner of the kiln - teached ceramic all her life, she has shown me her studio. I regret I didn't have my camera with me. It was such a nice and neat place, very pieceful. I just loved the feeling and felt thankful for showing it to me.
We left with the kiln in our van. I was very excited. I was dreaming of this moment for so long time!
Toni told me: I'm so happy for you!...
I felt so grateful to my husband to accompany me on this trip of our life.

I spent bad night dreaming about kiln installation :)

An experiment - mixing clay with coffee to achieve a different texture and less weight.

























Today I took some pics I wanted to share with you.

beads for another Threaded memories necklace 
More finished pots
Made in Pòrtol by myself :)

b-l-u-e
mandarines are the best right now
New Dreamy amazonite Crescent moons earrings - already in the shop
Symbiosis earrings - symbiosis of copper and silver 
My hammer does a great job. :) 
Arnau made this wall art, I pit-fired it and use it as incense holder, awesome, ha!?
from me to you, with

1/20/2014

Give away and Anniversary sale - Now closed

It's anniversary giveaway time! L'Accent nou turns 5! Actually I prepared few things for you:

*The first: Anniversary sale in my shop! Use HAPPYMONTH coupon code at check-out for 20% off - offer valid until the 9th of February and only for orders over 30$. Shop L'Accent nou treasures on Etsy>>  or  Bigcartel>>

*The second: I give away this sweet pillow cover with my Sheep image print on it! Pillow cover is 18x18 inches big. (45x45 cm) Pillow insert isn't included. I'll ship it worldwide.

*The third: Enjoy Free shipping thru Sunday the 26th of January shopping art prints, iPhone and iPod cases, pillow cases, mugs, totes e t.c. with my images here >>


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I'll pick a lucky winner on  February the 3rd!
Good luck!



1/16/2014

On holidays!

I AM ON HOLIDAYS at my day job!!!!!!
Yessssss to long sleeps and late wake-ups! Yoohoo! :)
I was working non-stop for 13 months, now I have my well deseved one month of holidays! Yeah!

Of course I have a to-do plan for my holidays - there is so much things I'd love to do, but first of all - to relax and rest my bones :)





























I go north, closer to the mountains to wheelthrow. I love my lonely travels through small villages, narrow  roads, plows, vineyards and fields bathed in setting sun shine.

























I get hooked on wheelthrowing, guys....
I picked up this sweetness from the kiln - one of my first wheelthrown (mini) bowls.
Speaking with our instructor Joan Pere about ceramic kilns I understand there is so so much to learn about.
Very soon I'll bring my kiln home, installation will take some time, then I'll have to learn how to load and to fire...So much excitement!


























 I love my new hammer and steel bloc which have arrived today together with some beautiful gemstones!

























By the way, do you know that L'Accent nou turned 5 years old? Five years old, I can't believe, time run so fast!
Due to this there is a little celebration in my shop until the 9th of February. You can use HAPPYMONTH coupon code for 20% off for purchases over 30$.
You can use this code in my Etsy shop>>  and in my bigcartel shop>> also!