Romantic lamp

I always loved to do something by my own hands. Since I was a girl I loved sewing, doing applique and creating somethings with all stuff I found around.

I`m older now, but still can not stop creating new hand made things.

Here is I creating the Box with Pretty Things. The first pretty thing will be a Romantic Lamp, made from rice paper and bamboo sticks.

hand made romantic lamp, pretty  thing

Hand made rice paper is very popular in South East Asia, and specially in Thailand. The paper is made from rice flour and dry flowers and leafs.

For making lamp shade I used two of my favorite colors: pastel blue and pink. To hold the shade above the bulb I used four bamboo stick that I took some time ago from local burmese restaurant. The socket, the bulb and wood stand I bough in local “everything for your house” shop. The paper is Ok with 25W, but not more.

It looks pretty nice I think, and it provide very mild light in my bedroom, just what romantic couple need.

Stitched illustrations and the art of stitching

Paula Sanz Caballero works as an illustrator, but without using pencils, brushes and computer. She stitching her illustrations.

illustrator, stitching, art

Paula shows special interest in the human figure, a key component in much of her work. She is highly concerned with anatomy, which she has studied in depth, movement of the body and its way of expressing itself.

She starts with a scientific basis for drawing the body. Depending on what she wants to express in each piece, or on the composition, she then reduces the elements to their most basic lines without losing realism. She also uses this working method for the architecture, landscape and objects she represents.

illustrator, illustration, stitched, contemporary art

The result is a series of works that combine attention to detail with sketching and stylizing. The compositions rely on few features that are often simply defined through color and different textures.

Technically, the basis for her work is the drawing, which acts independently or in combination with diverse media. Painting, collage or work with textiles, which has come to characterize much of her work, and has also helped her explore the field of fashion and design.

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Her personal works delve mainly into the subject of personal relationships. Before a sophisticated and luxurious backdrop, her stories tell us of the most primary human feelings.

Paola uses her skill in form and technique, her personal attractive esthetic, full of content and expressiveness, in her private commissions. This generates unique works that are sought by clients around the world.

Paula Sanza Caballero

Water Fairy and Crazy Rabbit – illustrator Kim Yong Hee

illustration Kim Yong Hee

I failed in love for Mong-yi and crazy rabbit at a first sign the characters was created by Korean artist and illustrator Kim, Yong Hee. Her art is so naive and illustration is so beautiful, that I could not stay away and not to post about her.

illustration, Kim Yong Hee

It feels, that this wonderful creatures came from the dreams and would like to take you there.

From her childhood, the only hobby of Kim Yong Hee was water-color painting. By drawing pictures on the sketch book, she naturally wanted to be a character designer.
Now, she wants to be shown as an illustrator not a designer, and works for commercializing illustrations such as T-shirts design, art products.

Her favorite character – Crazy Rabbit is an reflection of herself. Because her nickname was a rabbit, she gave it several meanings and recently, she is making her own style with it.

illustration Kim Yong Hee

Kim has her personal web-site – http://nicong.kr/ and blog http://blog.naver.com/nicong79 where her recent illustration can be find.

How to surprise yourself – make an asparagus for a dinner.

fresh green asparagus, health food

I never liked asparagus, maybe because the Russian name sounds not so pretty. I tried it only once in one Laos restaurant and like the taste.

Yesterday doing shopping I saw this vegetable and can not walk away. I had no idea how to cook it, and prepare it by my own. I was surprised how asparagus easy to cook and how it great to eat.

Not only because it is delicious. Asparagus is low in calories, contains no cholesterol and is very low in sodium. It is also a good source of vitamins, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source o fdietary fiber and protein.

fresh and healthy food, asparagus

Easy recipe of Fried Asparagus with Tomato

450 g of fresh asparagus
1 onion
4-5 tomatoes
salt, seasoning

Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large heavy skillet over medium to low-medium heat. Fry onion untill it turns to golden color, add fresh green asparagus ans fry for a nex 2 minutes. Then add tomatoes, salt and seasoning (for your own taste, I put just a little bit), keep on heat for a next 3-4, then add some boiled water and leave for a one minute more.

Ready!

Asparagus taste great as a side dish with chicken too.

side dish chicken asparagus light food

Delicious oatmeal cookies

I was thinking about to make a cookies for a few days, but every time something disturb me from baking. Yesterday I baked them for a first time (I never baked the cookies before) and I still admire how easy it was and how testy the cookies are! The most important thing for me was that the cookies are very healthy, made from fresh eggs, finest oatmeal and little of sugar.

easy and testy cookies

For 45 medium piece I put:

300 g of all-purpose flour
250 g of sugar
250 g of crushed oatmeal
250 g of butter, softened
2 eggs
1 spoon of baking soda
3 spoon of cocoa powder

As extra you can add some honey, raisin, nuts etc.,

I put frozen butter to the oven for a 10 minutes to be softened. Oatmeal I crushed in a blender.
With soft butter (it can be a margarine as well) I mixed sugar, eggs and flour with soda. Then added oatmeal and some cocoa powder.

Divided into small shapes and put 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Baked the cookies for a 15-17 minutes in 200 C.

Easy recipe and grate taste.

I loved them, Dima loved them too!
Yummy and Crispy!