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VISIT KAŠTELA TOWN WITH ME!

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Hello dear readers! Today I'm taking you to Kaštela town. This city is located in vicinity of my home town Split city.  The origin of Kaštela town is really interesting. It's composed of different villages that merged into one and with time this complex of villages became a town. Kaštela is composed of seven different settlements (villages).  In fact, Kaštela has been rewarded the status of a town fairly recently. When I was a little girl, Kaštela was a part of Split city, a suburbs of sorts. However, this place has definitely grown. Tourists are starting to discover it as well. Some parts of this city are quite historic. There are beautiful stone castles and houses.  You can also enjoy a beautiful view of Split city and of the islands. You can read more about Kaštela on their Tourist Board.  Look at those stone houses that seem to grow out of the sea. Isn't that quite something. A famous Croatian painter painted this scene, maybe you have seen it somewhere in print (becaus

FASHION ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: SUMMER VIBES

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Hello dear readers! I had some technical problems yesterday, so I wasn't able to publish my Friday Fashion Illustration post on time. Therefore, the post shall get published today (fingers crossed because my computer froze on me again while I was writing this post). Anyhow, today's post is going to be all about summer vibes. We're going to hang out on my balcony for a bit. Do you see these fashion illustrations I'm holding in the first picture? I actually already shared some of these before, but in the meantime I decided to cut them out. I remember making and then playing with this type of DIY  'paper Barbie dolls' when I was little, so why not do it today and keep up the fashion tradition? I think I mentioned quite a few times on this blog that fashion illustration was something I did even when I didn't know what it was called. I used to always doodle outfits in my notebooks (and even handbooks). I remember doing fashion illustrations in Paint on my old co

TRAVEL WITH MY ART #12: ZAVALA, ISLAND HVAR

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Hello and welcome to  the twelfth post in TRAVEL WITH MY ART series! I'm excited to share this new canvas painting with you. The medium for this painting is acrylic paints on canvas. I applied a varnish spray over it to protect the colours and add some shine. If the painting looks familiar, it's probably because I have already painted this beach in Zavala (and I might paint it again). This time I captured this beautiful Croatian beach from a bird-eye perspective, though. It might be the same beach, but it's a different painting.  This one is all about the Adriatic sea embracing the stones and the beach. My post will also include my reference photographs (I've used to make this painting) as well as some other photographs we took there.  THE MAKING OF A PAINTING - THE SONG OF THE SEA There are so many layers in this painting. It took me forever to make it. Well, not forever but about 70 hours. I also made a mini canvas version of it that took me significantly less time.

A SPRING STYLING FOR SIGHT-SEEING SPLIT CITY

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Hi there! Here is an outfit I wore for a walk by the sea in Split , Croatia. All of the items in this outfit are from my closet, nothing is new.I have had this grey dress for years and like  Sheila  I love dresses with   pockets. There is a DIY element to it as well, because I painted flowers on this dress with textile paints.  The dress is a bit on the short side so I typically pair it with leggings.  That's what I did for this stroll by the seaside. Anyhow, I promised to write more about the vaccination process in Split. I will not offer any advice, as that is something only a medical professionals can do. I'm also not advocating for either option either. Generally speaking, I'm in favour of vaccinations because they save lives, but I understand people's divided opinions as there are many strange things about this pandemic. Besides the fact that everyone's situation is different, there's also the fact of this not being a regular situation at all. I don't b

A WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATION OF A HORSE + A HIKING OUTFIT

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 Hello! Today I'll take you hiking. I will show you an outfit I wore for hiking on Planinica hill (one of the hills overlooking Mostar city). The views from this hills are nothing short of spectacular.  As readers of my blog will know, I used to visit this place pretty often. I plan to visit it more in the following months. If you want to know more about Planinica, you're welcome to visit my own posts (links  here  and here ). While we were hiking, we came across some horses. We didn't take any photographs. It's been a while since our last visit, so I think some of these horses forgot our faces  (or weren't born yet) and anyway I didn't want to disturb them by taking photographs. I actually have a lot of local horse photographs in my blog archives ( here and here ).  For this visit, I wore a comfortable spring styling. A jacket was a must because it can get windy there but I also wore a straw hat to protect myself from the sun. My outfit consisted from a burgund