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Happy International Women's day!














Sretan dan žena! Happy International Woman's day ladies!

Third art class and there it was....a statue that I'm quite familiar with because it has been starting at me from the pages of all those elementary school Croatian history books...or better said replica of the statue dating from 3rd century because the actual head is naturally in museum in Zagreb. 

While attending an art course I recently started, I had hard time focusing on drawing of still life, but when I saw this fair lady, I thought to myself: 'Finally, something I can draw. A woman..or to be more precise a statue of a woman's head. Either way, what a relief!' 

 When it comes to Art women are my favourite subjects. As Elaine said in Cat's Eye...I don't paint women because I'm a woman, I paint them because I'm a painter. Painters paint women. That's just the way it has always been.

 I'm not exactly quoting but that was pretty much what her character was saying and I think she meant to indicate it's not about feminism. It's about women having something of a mystical quality in themselves. 

That novel left such an imprint on me, I find myself often thinking about it. It speaks both of the dark and the light that is to found in our complex gender...So, I thought it would be appropriate to mention it on this day.

...and here is a quote I found fascinating.

“Women know too much, they can neither be deceived nor trusted. I can understand why men are afraid of them, as they are frequently accused of being.” ― Margaret AtwoodCat's Eye

Comments

  1. Thank you for reminding me of Atwood's Cat's Eye. It's an amazing book.
    And how appropriate for today is your still life of such a strong, female statue.
    Yes indeed, there is much to celebrate on International Woemen's Day, and much to continue to strive for.

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  2. Totally agree it's hard to focus on drawing of still life. Though that will work efficiently on your art piece in the future!
    You have amazing talent and love the sketch!
    http://fetish-tokyo.blogspot.com/

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  3. Wonderful as always! Happy International Women's Day, Ivana! May luck be with you no matter what you do! I've always been fascinated by women's art and women in art. Great quote.

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  4. Happy women's day dear!
    New post: http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/2015/03/celebrating-women-with-born-pretty.html

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  5. che bel post <3
    un bacione e buona domenica
    V.
    http://fashionneed09.blogspot.it/

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  6. That is such a pretty drawing, Ivana. You get better and better. Wow! Lovely sweater you're wearing btw! Happy women's day to you too.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  7. Great work!!! Happy International Women's Day!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  8. Un gran post, Feliz día de la mujer!!
    www.caprichosasyconsentidas.com/

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  9. Happy indeed. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Ivana.
    It means so much to me.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. Happy International Women's Day :)
    Great post and lovely blog :)
    http://fifefantasinails.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Lovely post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr/

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  12. Thank you for wonderful comment on my blog :)
    I am your new follower as Fife Fantasi Nails on G+, GFC and bloglovin :)
    http://fifefantasinails.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Happy International Women's day, dear Ivana! Wish you all the best, let the Spring bloom in your heart, warm your soul and fill it with love:)

    I've got to say your sketches are amazing, you are developing your drawing skills and becoming a true inspired artist step-by-step. Keep it up, you've got a talent, indeed.

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    1. thank you Alexandra, a compliment on my art from you means a lot:)

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  14. Super pretty drawing you should post more :D

    www.paseandoamissreichel.com

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  15. happy womens day
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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  16. Srecan dan zena!!! Divni crtezi, oduvek sam volela sencenje to mi je najbolje islo ;) pozzz

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  17. So nice to see more of your art. It has been a while. And, yes, having lived as a straight man all these decades, I have found women to be magical, confusing and frightening creatures. On the other hand, I find men boring and blah. I would rather be scared than bored :) xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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    1. thanks Shamu...being bored is the worst:) so I'm glad you're avoiding that.

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  18. It has been so long since I read Cat's Eye but it is still on my shelves. I love Margaret Atwood. Thanks for sharing your drawings, they are very appealing. When I do a still life I just make it up in my head and don't actually set one up to copy. Is that cheating? LOL I like to paint women too and agree that for some reason they are rather fascinating even though I am a heterosexual woman who loves men. Women do seem to be more complicated which may or may not be a good thing, and female bodies and faces seem to be more interesting to recreate. To me women are the flowers and men are the trees. I love both and truly I really do need, want, love and admire trees, but I am more likely to paint flowers. xoxo

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    1. Your comparison of men with trees and woman with flowers really fascinates me. I do think that being complex sometimes works to our advantage and sometimes to our disadvantage, as everything in life.

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  19. I love your drawing. I never take an art class but someday I want to take one like you too..

    Love your blog, hope to see you soon on my blog

    xx
    http://liveitcolorfully.blogspot.com

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  20. Mislim da je odlično što si krenula pohađati tečaj slikanja... to je odličan način da se usavršiš u nečemu u čemu si i ovako odlična! Slika je divna, kao i citati... i da, žene uistinu jesu svojevrsni lajtmotiv kroz sve grane umjetnosti i nepresušan izvor inspiracije :)

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    1. hvala draga..da, sigurna sam da će mi tečaj koristiti.

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  21. Beautiful artwork! Keep up the good work Ivana!:)

    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful post, really interesting...thx for sharing! Wish you all the best dear! xx

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  23. Woww!!!! omg! your artwork is amazing dear!!!!! as in Wow!!! can't find the rights words! it's sooo beautiful!!!!! Happy International Woman's day as well! <3 You are one of the most amazing/inspiring woman I met :) even though we haven't met personally yet. So glad to meet you and celebrate the day with you dear!! :)))

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much Tin...I'm really happy we met too, even if only virtually!

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  24. Awwww! I can see that you're such a very talented artist. When I see your work, it feels like your paint is alive. Perfect!
    Anyway, thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your story to me. It's a great feeling when people who has the related story share them to me. I feel like I'm not the only one. and I can truly sympathize with them. Not just feeling sorry because it happens to them.

    happy international womans day :)

    Take care,
    Rizuna from 100% Nerd

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  25. Happy Women's Day and never forget that we made a different every day! You are one talented girl, my dear.. keep the creativity going!

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  26. Lepo rečeno :) Super mi je fora sa jabukama, baš slatko i drugačije :) I da, žene su čudo! ;)

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    1. jabuke mi je nešto teško crtati, ne znam zašto. Hvala ti...jesmo čudo smo:)

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  27. You're so talented, Ivana! Will you draw for me someday too?? ^_^

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  28. Fantastic work and great post! Women are just more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, aren't they? Although I'm attracted to men, I'd much rather look at a beautiful woman than at a beautiful man :)

    Jasmin xx
    http://www.whatdefinesus.com

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    1. most women seem to feel so and it is really fascinating.

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  29. Cheers to all women on International Womans Day! That is a wonderful drawing. I think artists will always depict women in their work because they make for such interesting subjects :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  30. Great artwork you are so talented. Happy women's day dear. xo

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  31. Happy woman day to you! Nice draw you are so talent, btw do you like we follow each other? Please visit my blog and let me know!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  32. You're right, women really have something different :)
    Beautiful illustration!

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  33. Bel post tesoro, bellissime illustrazioni e parole!
    Sei carinissima nella prima foto!
    Baci!
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  34. Great post, just like your blog. Love it! <3
    Follow me if you want :) http://fdiarybyz.blogspot.com/

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  35. Ohhh, I love your illustration of that woman's head and how brilliant is it for you to be attending an art class! What made you want to sign up for it? Is this just a hobby class or is it a part of your study course?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. just a hobby class...my days as a student are over.

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  36. so cool I love it and look at your painting with grate pleasure Cool scetches

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  37. Your third class? You really have got some talent! Thank you for sharing your art. xxx

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  38. that quote is a good one.

    and this looks great! I wish I had a knack for drawing. =)

    xo,
    nancy

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  39. Wonderful. Happy International Women's Day to you. I think that it's great that you've taken up an art class. I remember being fascinated with how people age, when I was drawing portraits, I loved drawing elder people. Keep up the work! <3 /Madison
    Gourmet Tales: Hors-d'oeuvres

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  40. This art is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!
    kiss kiss ♥ have a great week!
    New post on my blog http://trendytips-trendygirls.blogspot.com

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  41. Hey, someone has been drawing a lot lately! Well done :)
    I like your proud smile with the picture next to you!!

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  42. it's kinda sad that I wasn't able to post about International Women's Day but I'm glad you posted about it anyway! :) I really like the art, by the way. I hope I'll be able to be good at drawing/doodling someday. I sometimes draw but I suck at it. :))

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

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  43. I agree. That quote at the end is interesting.

    As a man, am I afraid of women...?
    Well no, but I tend to agree that women can neither be deceived or trusted.

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  44. Lovely, your illustrations are always magical. You are talented :)

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