Ready for a last-minute project after all this shopping? Cookies? Snowflakes? Stockings? My suggestion: resist the urge. But if this is your kind of relaxation and meditation, click on some of the links. Happy Holidays!
It's almost December, so if you are still undecided if or how to decorate your home for the holidays, here's an inspiration project for you. :)
Just passing by to say hi, and hopefully to inspire you with a different kind of an autumn project. Happy crafting!
Vienna, 2019. The I-don't-know-how-many-times-in-a-row best city in the world to live in. TO lives here, but in her little bubble - family, friends, work, school, music and sport courses. And then - she decides to do the Vienna Photo Marathon. Another fun activity for people from the bubble. The ones who discuss Greta and how to go back to separating the trash the way our grandparents did. The ones who know what gender means, stand against violence and bullying and have been to a Pride parade (not necessarily in this order). Are we blind though, among all the information from everywhere around us? Do we have time to stop and see, or understand anyone out of our circle? Empathy is rated high, but it's still in the bubble. Or, for the "poor others". Only, there are no "others".
2019, one of my photos on the topic "around Karlsplatz". Because the photo marathon makes you get out of your comfort zone.
The other (more "eye-pleasing") photos available in the bubble.
Disclaimer: I have no idea if this person needs anything, or is happy and dines at fine restaurants after his day of work in the metro - and I didn't ask, either, as he was asleep. But I immediately considered him to be a "poor other". Does that make me a horrible bubble person?
...magical creatures, called teachers. Cause summer is ending and we are preparing for school (how cool!). Hope all kids enjoy it as much as their parents and everyone gets a magical experience. If not, just make yourself a unicorn, instructions above. :)
The month when school summer break starts in Austria and To turns full-on vacation mode. With travels and water and sun and sand and adventure. And plenty of inspiration for new projects.
I had my first tries at scrapbooking (btw, this guy is the best at showing how pop-up cards work), removing gel nail polish at home, cooking shrimp saganaki and... well.. cross-stitching!
While I am far from creating a tutorial for any of the above, I do have a throw-back from last year that I haven't yet shared with you - 2018's Vienna Photo Marathon. Cause summer is the time for photos :). Enjoy!
The first day of summer was the last day of his first 7 years... So my baby is not a baby anymore, but rather a Super N. So there it is, the party to mark the occasion, despite the extra stress of K getting chicken pox the day before.. we made it again :)
May is labour since day 1. Because: GARDENING! It's my gardening month, when I mostly struggle to keep my plants alive. This May was no exception: spider mites (acari) on my lemon tree, aphids and black spots on the roses, yellow rust on the raspberries, slugs and snails that ate 3 baby cucumber plants, and, of course, aggressive box tree moth caterpillars on the bushes. I will not even start complaining about the weeds in the grass, I hope they keep the bees happy until more flowers blossom.
So what does one do to relax in the spare-from-gardening time? Well, create art, of course. Here is a great (and easy) art idea for your boredom hours: a rope outline painting. Hint: it doesn't have to be a zebra :)
Цветно да ви е! Happy Easter for some, Palm Sunday for others, and Happy Name Day to my favourite flower - L!
Apart from getting drowned in all this flower power, I have worked on many firsts this month -my first home-made orgeat, my first self-made Mai Tai (and second, and third...), my first kozunak...
But the project this week is very well-tested and fool-proof, and even suitable for people who are still fasting: chia pudding. Enjoy responsibly while admiring the flower power. :)
..Spring is here! And while I'm not so thrilled with all the garden work this ensues, the bug attacks, the neem oil smell and the repainting of the outdoor furniture, N and K are already egg-cited about Easter (and Easter egg hunts, in particular). And since my neighbours put up their colourful-eggs-on-a-tree decoration already a month ago, I felt slightly pressured to follow suit. A bit more subtle, I must say. And hare-ful. :) We got some "designer" cardboard pieces in the front...
... and some low-poly magic in the entry (plans developed by this guy)...
... and a little project for you :)
Have fun in the sun! With the bugs and the bunnies.
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