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My paintings (inspired by Isabel Allende), Moje slike (nadahnuta s Isabel Allende)

This first painting of mine reminds me of Isabel Allende's heroines (you can find her site here). Now, when I think of it, the second painting also reminds me of one of her characters. That might be just my mind playing tricks on me, but somehow both of them have that something I associate with South American women, that magical complexity that Allende captures beautifully in her novels.  The first novel I read by Allende was her famous The House of the Sprits.  Need I say I was bewitched? For those of your who prefer movies to book, there is also a film version. I only saw a part of the film, so I can't really judge it. I can, however, recommend this novel.


Ova me prva slika podsjeća na heroine Isabel Allende (njena stranica ovdje). Sada kada malo razmislim i druga me slika podsjeća na jedan od njenih likova. Možda mi se to samo činiti, ali obje mi imaju nešto što povezujem s ženama Južne Amerike, tu neku magiju koju Allende divno opisuje u svojim romanima. Prvi njen roman koji sam pročitala bio njen poznati prvijenac Kuća duhova. Moram li reći da sam bila začarana? Za vas koji preferirate filmske verzije, postoji i ta. Nisam ga cijelog pogledala, tako da ga ne mogu ocijeniti. Roman pak svakako mogu preporučiti.


watercolour and coffee (mixed media)
slikano kombinacijom vodenih boje i kave

watercolour and coffee (mixed media)
slikano kombinacijom vodenih boje i kave


The second novel I read by Allende was Zorro. I found her idea of making Zorro more multicultiral fascinating. She also managed to make him more human and somehow even a tragic figure. I like the fact that Zorro is, like many of her characters, biracial. However, I can't said that I consider Zorro to be a masterpiece. It is a good novel, but nothing more than that. It doesn't have the power or the complexity of The House of the Spirits. When I compare those two, it is almost like they're not written by the same author. One of them is magnificent and the other is merely good. Zorro is well written and interesting, but it doesn't stand out when I compare it with other things she has written. Don't get me wrong, it is much better than other Zorro versions because we are talking about a version by a very giften writer, but still this novel lacks that special magic other Allende's novels posses without a doubt.


Drugi roman ove spisateljice koji sam pročitala je Zorro. Njena ideja da napravi Zorra više multikulturalnim mi je jako zanimljiva.  Napravila ga je više čovječnim, pa čak i pomalo tragičnom figurom. Sviđa mi se činjenica da je Zorro, kao puno njezinih likova, mješane rase. Međutim ne mogu reći da smatram Zorra nekakvim remek djelom. To je dobar roman, ali nekako ostaje na tome. Nema tu snagu ili složenost Kuće Duhova. Kada njih dvoje usporedim, kao da i nisu pisani od strane iste spisateljice. Jedan od njih je veličanstven, a drugi je samo dobar. Zorro je dobro napisan i zanimljiv, ali nekako mi se ne ističe kada ga usporedim s drugim njezinim djelima. Nemojte me krivo shvatiti, sigurno je puno bolji od drugih Zorro verzija, jer je ipak riječ o sjajnom književnici, ali nema mi tu neku čaroliju koju njene druge knjige imaju bez sumnje.


akvarel / aquarelle



The third novel that I read by Allende's is Daughter of Fortune. I loved this novel so much. It was a joy to read and I found it to be incredibly touching. It possesed all the magic that existed in The House of Spirits. I feel in love with the heroine of the novel, with her strenght and stubborness. I consider Daughter of Fortune to be an absolutely perfect novel. I plan to reread it some day. So, I can give you my recommendation of this book. It is beautifully written story about love and identity. The plot isn't perfect and some things may not seem entirely realistic, but none of that matters because when you look at this novel as a whole, it is truly wonderful.

Treći roman Isabel Allende koji sam pročitala bio je Kći sreće. Jako mi se svidio roman. Bio je užitak pročitati ga i baš je nevjerojatno dirljiv. U njemu je postojala ta čarolija koju sam osjetila u Kući duhova. Zaljubila sam se u junakinju romana, u njenu snagu i tvrdoglavost. Smatram taj roman potpuno savršenim. Planiram ga ponovo pročitati jednoga dana. Tako da vam mogu dati preporuku ove knjige. Zaplet nije savršen i neke stvari možda nisu posve realne, ali na kraju krojeva ništa od toga nije važno jer kad pogledati roman kao cjelinu stvarno je divan.















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  1. the paintings is truly beautiful. nice post! thank you for recommends the books. I will definitely check it <3

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  2. Sei davvero piena di talento e bravissima ! Io ho visto il film tratto da La casa degli spiriti della Allende ! Baci

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  3. I like it! Your painting is real and fantastic at the same time.

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  5. Cute drawings and nice necklace :)
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  6. meravigliosi acquerelli, tesoro, molto belli i colori che hai scelto
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  7. meravigliosi acquerelli, tesoro, molto belli i colori che hai scelto
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  8. Gorgeous! It look lovely dear!...thx for sharing! xx

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  9. Kuća duhova je divan roman... pun neočekivanih zapleta i nimalo predvidiv... sjećam se da sam ga pročitala u jednome dahu. Ilustracije su divne kao i uvijek, prva pogotovo... ima divne oči! :) Ugodan tjedan ti želim! :)

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    1. i mene je oduševio...i Kći sreće mi se jako svidjela, više je usmjerena priča na jednu osobu, ali je svejedno jako zanimljiva i nekako skladno povezuje sve. Meni se kod Allende sviđa što prepoznaje tu multikulturalnost Južne Amerike, različite religije, identitete i vjerovanja.

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  10. Admiro tu talento y creatividad, Ivana!!!
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  11. Definitely magical complexity in these paintings. I've read a collection of Allende's short stories, but you know, I don't think I've read any of her novels. Now I must...

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  12. Your paintings always have such soulful eyes!!! I like the idea of drawing characters from stories from your own imaginations!x

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  13. I can definitely get an exotic feeling emanating from these pretty ladies and what a fun idea to use your necklace as a tiara :)

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  14. Your paintings are amazing! I love how you used watercolour and coffee to create them. I've never read any of Allende's books, and I usually don't usually read fiction, but the House of Spirits sounds like a really interesting read.
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  15. I have already spoken of my special interest in your backgrounds of late and these pieces are certainly no exceptions to that. The myriad of colors on the left side of the second piece are so evocative for me. They tie an already lovely piece of art into a higher realm of things. Tough to explain but oddly I would guess you understand better what I am saying that I do :)

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  16. I love ur interpretation of the jewellery, with the painting. Fabulous work done. all the best for future .
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  17. Sei troppo brava Ivana, non mi stancherò mai di ripetertelo!!!!
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  18. Beautiful paintings as usual! You really capture the beauty of these women in your illustrations, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Such beautiful paintings - I love how you're inspired by these novels :) x

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  20. Really beautiful painting, you're really good! kiss
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  21. Just beautiful my dear, love the added jewellery piece on them too! I hope you have a great day xx

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  22. Hello from Spain: fabulous designs. your paintings are lovely. Nice photos. Keep in touch

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  23. love the illustrations Ivana <3

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  24. love the illustrations Ivana <3

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  25. Isabel mi uvek prija i nekako joj opraštam kad me ne oduševi onako kako to ona ume ;)
    Ilustracije su čarobne i čini mi se da bih satima gledala u njih :)

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    1. da i ja:) Ne može baš svaki put biti oduševljenje, ali mi se jako sviđa njen stil pisanja, a i inače volim taj magični realizam.

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  26. Anche a me piace moltissimo Isabel Allende!
    E che bellissimi disegni! I dettagli con le pietre peziose sono stupendi!
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  27. What a great idea and pictures, so cool!
    Have a lovely day :)
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  28. Molto belli quest acquarelli! Bravissima!
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  29. I love these drawings, perfect as the last ones you showed us
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  30. Beautiful :)

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  31. Those painting look great.Have a great day.
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  33. Your illustrations are so beautiful, dear, I know that I repeat myself, but you have a talent, Ivana :) What's more, I'd love to read Daughter of Fortune, sounds like really good novel :) Hope you had great and bright day, dear!

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  34. I always enjoy your art work, again these are beautiful. Thank you also for the book titles, they are noted :-). Hugs xxx

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  35. You're so talented! I can totally see these in a gallery!


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  36. have a nice day!

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  37. Divno, divno, divno! Sve su ti bolje ilustracije, draga moja, baš ih uživam gledati :)

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  38. I like girl's faces! cool!

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  39. Moja preporuka je da pročitaš i Portrait in Sepia, uz The House of the Spirits i Daughter of Fortune meni njena najdraža knjiga, a pročitala sam ih gotovo sve. Isabel je jedan od onih autora koje sam zavoljela među prvima, njima se rado vraćam i da, slažem se, njene knjige imaju tu neku posebnu atmosferu. Meni definitivno bude nostalgiju.

    Tvoji portreti su se savršeno uklopili su čitavu tu priču, ne mogu se odlučiti koji mi je bolji. :)

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    1. planiram uzeti svaki njen roman na koji naletim u knjižnici.

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