LET A SOLAR JAR BE YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY MESSENGER OF LOVE

You might think that it is too early to talk about Valentine’s Day when it feels that we just recently packed away the Christmas decorations but believe me that time flies and very soon this romantic day will be upon us. Making a special gift for someone you love for Valentine’s Day may not be on everybody’s list of New Year resolutions but why not try it? My idea is so simple that anyone who can hold a paint brush can do it, neither will you need any special tools nor expensive materials.  On the contrary, it is very easy to do but the result is simply outstanding. All you need is a Solar...

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Flower Power

Hello my dear readers, The Earth has rotated one more time and we are marching into spring.  At long last. I have to confess that this winter was not a very good time neither for me nor my family but hopefully it is all in the past and we are facing a bright and beautiful future, literally. Next time you go out for a walk or rush to your office, just take a moment and have a good look around you.  Notice that the trees don’t look so bare anymore and that spring has finally “sprung” and with it comes the sun and its gentle warm touches that wake up the bright sunny colours...

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Away with wicks and stiks

Hi everyone, Today I would like to talk about objects that some of you might find strange and boring but I beg to differ.  They won’t cost you a cent, they are easy to be found and look great around your home.   I am talking about natural objects like tree branches, palm husks, willow sticks and the like.  Their phenomenal textural elements and boundless versatility are renowned amongst interior stylists, event decorators and store visual merchandisers. The palm tree husks, for example, look great in an oversized vase or a glass bottle (these husks are quite heavy and long) which you can then place on a dinner or side table to create a dramatic...

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Meet New Artist – Ape

Hi All, Now allow me to introduce to you a second artist from the “Meet New Artist” trilogy. He is secretive and full of surprises. He fancies calling himself Ape, probably because humanity wasn’t meant for him. Traveller gems seeker, Ape, was raised in Morocco from a French background. He came to Australia almost forty years ago and intermittently lived a bush life for over twenty years before finally settling down in Sydney. He has his own contracting company. Ape is taking pictures of ephemeral scenes adding a layer of mystery for you to discover. He is inviting the public to a guessing game full of humour and magic with an element of a distinct playfulness...

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Meet New Artist – Agnes D

Hi All, Today I would like to share with you a story about three very talented new artists – Agnes, Ape and Martin who asked me if I would like to feature their work in my blog.  The request came somewhat unexpected since I have never collaborated with artists in such a form before, however I decided to give it a go and share with you their stories, passions and works.  Hope you will like it as much as I do. Please meet Agnes, a Canadian photographer who came to this country on a dream expecting to be disappointed by an all too rough reality but fell into a magic well of creative minds...

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DIY – How to jazz up a plain glass vase

Hi all, Apologies for taking too long to write this last post but I simply couldn’t find a time. In this DIY Project #3 I want to share with you my trick on how to jazz up a simple glass vase employing the same principle, I call triple R  –  ”Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose“.  I used an old glass vase left on a grass strip outside our building and  waiting to be collected by the garbage truck; as well as a piece of wrapping paper I saved from a bunch of flowers given to me by my loving husband.  You can also use a piece of fabric, I suggest plain to avoid the clash with the flowers,  or even a burlap for  more...

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