Showing posts from February, 2017

For the love of food....Za ljubav prema hrani....

Whenever I don't feel like myself, I always eat something and I feel better right away. I sometimes joke about that, but I don't think it is such a bad thing. We have started to see food as an enemy. Food is a part of life, so why not enjoy it? For me food is (apart from something to be enjoyed) is a way to express my creativity. I love trying out new recipes and inventing new dishes. Generally speaking, preparing food puts me in a good mood. Eating that food has the same effect- as I already explained. Today I'm sharing some cakes that I prepared in this month of love. 
Love is a fascinating phenomenal isn't it? Often it takes all we got, but it makes us feel liberated and free. The right kind of love always enriches us. It gives us strength. Being bound to somebody actually sets our free. Why is that so? Perhaps because we're created to love. What do you think? I think that love never goes out of style. I believe that every month is a good month for love....ever…

How to wear a leather jacket in a feminine way? Kako nositi kožnu jaknu na ženstven način?

 EN Does it ever happen to you that you overthink things? I've been doing that a lot lately, so today I'm going to try to slow down my thinking process a bit. While I was trying to decide what painting ti post about today, an idea came to my mind- why not do a simple outfit post instead? For the record, I still enjoy outfit posts, it is just that something other thins take over. You don't seem to mind that my blog has taken a turn towards my personal art, so all is good. Today I'll show you an outfit that is my answer to the question: 'How to wear a leather jacket in a feminine way?'
However, let's get back to the topic of overthinking and worrying for a second. Why do we do it? Perhaps because it gives us a feeling that we're in control. Is it true? No, it's just an illusion. Overthinking doesn't solve anything. Often life just flies by and we realize that we didn't make the most out of what we had because we took it for granted. There is a…

Fashion illustration of the day (The Scarlet Letter) / Modna ilustracija dana ( Grimizno slovo)

Today I'm sharing another fashion illustration with you. The medium is watercolour on paper. This one was actually inspired by one of my old outfit posts (here). In that post, I talked a bit about the book I was reading at that moment. Since I already discussed that book, today I wanted to take this opportunity to make another book recommendation. Just like my last literary recommendation, this one is a known classical of American literature. The Scarlet Letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne (who happens to be one of my favourite American writers). You can download this book for free here on project Gutenberg where it is available in different forms (kindle, etc.). When it comes to classics, you can always find them online, that is one of the advantages of the time we live in. Anyway, back on topic. This novel was published in 1850 and it is considered a masterpiece. It focuses on life of Hester Prynne, who after being condemned for adultery, manages to rebuild her life in an…

Asymmetrical bob (hairstyle illustration) / Asimetrični bob (ilustracija frizure)

EN Besides illustrating clothes,  there is something else I enjoy illustrating and that something else would be- hairstyles. Why not? You know what they say. Hair is one of the first things people notice about us (apart from our faces). Women have a special bond with their hair. Perhaps they always have had. Most old European societies believed that female hair is magical, hence it was expected of a married women to bound her hair. Walking around with one's hair loose was something that simply wasn't done if you were an adult of feminine gender. Today we can wear whatever hairstyle we want. Or can we? Well, in our free time we can wear whatever hairstyle we want, but some work places have strict rules about grooming and allow only certain hairstyles. However, it is not like someone is going to accuse us of witchcraft if we let our hair loose. So, we're pretty much free to do what we want with our hair- in our free time at least.

HR Osim ilustriranja odjeće, volim ilustrirat…

Blue tears, red crown (painting of the day) / Plave suze, crvena kruna (slika dana)

Today I'm posting a relatively new painting. The medium is watercolour on cardboard. It is no revolutionary technique. It is just that when I use up all the paper in a sketchbook, I tend to paint on the covers that are made from- well cardboard.  The last painting I created in this way was this one. Besides it being practical ( I hate being wasteful), I like the cold grey tones of your typical cardboard. I plan to make a series of drawings on cardboard ( I love those done on grey paper with lots of white pencil on emphasis) but I have to find time first. Sometimes I find the whole painting process almost annoying. At times, it is very energy draining and frustrating. Are those rarely moments when I'm actually happy with something I made worth it? I'm not sure. I guess that time will tell. 
Are you surprised to read this? People usually have such romantic ideas about painting. The reality looks more like this: chronic back pain, neck pain, wrist pain and an emptier wallet.…

Inspired by....Lera

EN Time for another Inspired by feature. Today I illustrated Lera from lerablogs. The medium is watercolour and pencil. This time I decided to leave the pencil outline. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I don't even use the pencil the sketch, but rather apply the watercolour directly. 
How do you like this outfit? Isn't it dreamy? Isn't it so timeless? I was thinking about what I could illustrate next and then I remembered that it was a while since I illustrated Lera, so I browsed her blog and as soon as I saw this look I knew it is the one that I want to illustrate. So, here it is, my fashion illustration of the day. To put it more precisely- my fashion illustration of a fashion blogger. 
If you love fashion, you probably also love fashion illustrations. If you like fashion bloggers, you probably also like illustrations of fashion bloggers. Logically speaking, you should enjoy this one. Well, that would be all for today. Thank you for reading...and a very s…

The art of criticism and the search for true love

I don't want someone who will love my flaws. I want to be loved for what is best in me.

Lately I've come across a lot of quotes on the subject of flaws that I disliked. Most of them sound like this: 'If someone truly loves me, they will love my flaws.' I must say I don't get it. I don't. I don't want someone who will love my flaws. I don't want someone to accept all those things that are wrong with me. I want someone who will believe in me enough to consider me worth their time despite my flaws.  To think me worth their while- isn't that what we all want? To be liked by those we like. It is a natural human tendency. However, lately that has became insufficient. Now, there is a lot of talk about 'true' this and that and what 'true' love should be like. According to some, it should be free from any form of criticism. Well, that doesn't work for me. I don't need to be loved for my flaws and for the things I got wrong. Quite the …