Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sarong - exotic and colorful!

Amazingly beautiful women walking the streets - in bright clothes painted in batik technique. Their skirts are painted the same flowers that grow in the streets. Exotic and colorful!

In the Thai province of Krabi, where I live, a sarong is a very common casual wear for women. Men wear a sarong primarily as home clothes. Muslims and Buddhists wear sarongs.

A sarong is a large tube or length of fabric, often wrapped around the waist and worn by men and women throughout much of South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa, and on many Pacific islands. The fabric most often has woven plaid or checkered patterns, or may be brightly colored by means of batik or ikat dyeing. 

This consists of length of fabric about a yard (0.91 m) wide and two-and-a-half yards (2.3 m) long. In the center of this sheet, across the narrower width, a panel of contrasting color or pattern about one foot wide is woven or dyed into the fabric, which is known as the kepala or "head" of the sarong. This sheet is stitched at the narrower edges to form a tube. One steps into this tube, brings the upper edge above the level of the navel (the hem should be level with the ankles), positions the kepala at the center of the back, and folds in the excess fabric from both sides to the front center, where they overlap and secures the sarong by rolling the upper hem down over itself. Malay men wear sarongs woven in a check pattern; women wear sarongs dyed in the batik method, with, for example, flower motifs, and in brighter colors.

I also love to wear sarongs, but wear them only at home.
Secret comfort of sarong is - to bear it without underwear. Fabric protects your skin from the sun, and inside ventilation.

And of course, many products can be made from this beautiful fabric - bags, toys, home decor and even pictures! I'll show them to you next time. :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Lighthouse is a place of force and power!

One night I dreamed of a place where I would like to be. I dreamed of a place where I can step back from reality and be alone.

I saw the sea and the sky, large fields around. And as the center of attraction - the lighthouse!

In those nights I painted landscapes with lighthouses.

My place of freedom and peace.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

​​Movember on Etsy

I loved the idea of ​​Movember on Etsy!
I saw it on the Citrus Cat

Welcome to November - the month of the mustache!

I invite you to ​​the Movember Flash Mob!

Post Movember idea and show links to your Movember posts here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The handmade dolls.

Recently, I absolutely charmed with the handmade dolls.

Soft, gentle, sweet. I love the doll in a primitive, minimalist style.

Something like the Waldorf style and Tilda style dolls. I can not choose between them, and probably it is not necessary. These dolls ake cozy and gentle mood in the house. Of course children can play with them. But it is so nice to have them for adult girls!

Dolls are very different - textile and knitted dolls, sad and playful dolls, elegant and rustic dolls, glamorous and domestic dolls. They all tell us about our childhood.

Dolls - a reminder of childhood and may be about your grandmother or other little princesses in the family. They have so much charm and each has its own story.

Just take a look.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ideas of Christmas Wreath

Not long is left before Christmas. And I was wondering about the Christmas decor for the home.

Each year, for me the most difficult is Christmas wreath on the front door. It certainly can be easy to buy, but so nice to do it with my own hands.
I collected a lot of ideas on the Pintereste. You are using the Pinterest? I recently rated it as an invaluable storage of useful information in pictures. Simple and clear.

My collection of Christmas wreaths is here  Christmas wreath

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ukraine Talent

Last week I joined the community of Ukrainian artists.
Maybe you've even been to Ukraine recently. Euro 2012 was in Ukraine this summer
Oficial blog community is here EtsyUkraineTalent

Ukrainian artist community slogan - "We are few, but we are strong!"
And this is true! Works of masters are talented and nontrivial!.
You can see by yourself.

You can also read what surprises wait for Christmas from Ukrainian talents

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Urban landscapes of Penang

Two months ago, I visited the city of George Town. It is a huge multi-million city on the island of Penang, Malaysia.
The city struck me with its diversity.  The skyscrapers, dilapidated houses of Chinatown, new luxury villas, colorful townhouses ordinary Malays - all of that jast stand near.
Painted his house in crimson, bright blue or lemon yellow is not a problem for these people! They like bright coloures!