All posts tagged: Weekly Discover Challenge

Conventional Wisdom

The myth of the suffering artist and Black & White photo art. I don’t believe that you have to suffer in order to create real art. I think not every B&W photo is art. They are not instantly artistic. The myth of extra-special suffering just for artists, “it’s not real art unless you suffer”. Sensitive people are often quite creative, creative people glorify pain in creative way through dark times and painful moments. But artist isn’t always suffering, also experiences positive emotions as deeply as does negative ones. In fact, without effort, artist create artworks, because the artist is an artist and it is just part of nature, artistic ability in creative way to express themselves and find personal fulfillment, connect with others and the courage to share their visions. Creativity has a rhythm that flows, sensitivity mental and emotional can be both a blessing and a curse, can make life more difficult, but is also a gift. To a highly sensitive people the world may appear to be more dramatic and tragic, but also …


Crochet My mother taught me the basics of knit and crochet as a child. As I watched her crocheting I wanted to try too. Not only I enjoyed arty-crafty work, but I loved romantic look and feel of lace doily crochet, fairytalish style  🙂 Creative fulfillment, happiness, working on something you enjoy result in creating a better mood, offers an opportunity for self expression, replacing stress and anxiety with the satisfaction of creation. (my mother’s handmade lace doily) I have beautiful collection of wonderful crocheted doilies, tablecloths, sets, that my mother made for me, and I know they weren’t made to be stored in a drawer or a box forever, but I like to keep them safely stored as precious gifts. Relaxed, repetitive motions such as the ones used in crochet and knitting can help calm and induce a relaxed state like that associated with meditation and yoga. You may also like Framed Crochet and  Embroidery

Raison D’être

(tanka, concrete “shape” poetry) I write because I love to write, I always did, even as a child. For as long as I can remember I’ve made up stories and loved escaping in my imaginary world. Writing is a creative passion that gives me great pleasure. I write poetry, and I don’t believe that you have to suffer in order to create real art. I’ve always loved to write, draw and paint. It feels like it is just part of my nature. (my paintings) Creation of art is therapeutic for overcoming perfectionism. 🙂 Perfectionists worry about every detail and it’s exhausting, making no mistakes and in control of their emotions, and this goes hand in hand with anxiety and stress. I think art helps me express my feelings and relieve stress and creativity is freedom to throw out all the rules to achieve extremely high standards and simply to enjoy the process/creating, allowing yourself to make mistakes, actually there is no right or wrong in art. Even writing post is practice and discipline to worry …


sweet fragrant perfume lavish in pink and purple lilac buds in bloom Lilac, particularly attractive with sweet fragrance, its like a huge bouquet, such lovely moments they bring. Too many good memories attached… smell is a powerful memory trigger! While all the senses are connected with memories, smell sparks a flurry of emotional memories. My Lilac painting and haiku In response to Weekly Discover Challenge: Memory


The Flavor of Ajvar Ajvar (pronounced I-var, aivar) is made from baked and grinded  red peppers which are then cooked on a low heat with salt and oil. Everyone’s grandmother makes the best variety, people are so passionate about ajvar, and many families have recipes that go back generations. In response to new Weekly Discover Challenge Blogging the Senses (inspiration Food and Culture).

Portrait (poem)

She hurried down the alley, her thick, long, red hair fluttered like a flag behind her, wearing black lace eye mask, her body covered by a crimson dress that reached to the ground. Bracelets tinkling on her waving arms resounded like teasing music. She hurried breathless, entranced, in midnight mystery.   Once you put on a mask, you become a fantasy character.. In response to Day 9: Camouflage Writing 101: Poetry! (writing101december2015) More poems: Writing 201: Poetry!   Inspired: “Paint with words – portraits in verses. These aren’t just pictures of faces, they’re personalities. Emotions. Stories.”