Tuesday, November 9, 2010


After a long absence - HI to one and all. Yes I am alive and as usual...stressed. The show is over, I've slowly recuperated my energy - wonderful warm weather is around finally - jolting me out of this long winter, and it's depression...and now its time to dedicate some much needed attention to doing some work around the home as finally the decision was made to SELL - and move to a new place. I hope and pray that this new home will bring new vibrant energy and perhaps new dreams with it.

Meanwhile - I have put some works on sale in my
from the show - for those interested head over there as its only one click away:)

Painting at the moment seems like a distant dream - as my studio is packed up and growing dust already. I have decided to move back to classical painting once my life is settled and back in normal universe time. It has always been my favorite of all genre and thus - I feel that perhaps, that is what I should be painting.

Meanwhile, stay well and happy and I will pop in every once in a while to say hello and update you on the chaos of my life at present :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PERCEPTIONS - Opening Night

Thank you to all my DEAR friends and family that braved the cold night and came to the opening of the show on Saturday Night -your support is deeply appreciated..........THANK YOU
The night was a wonderful and festive one... and one which I will take with me forever :)))
And for my dear blog followers- I have finally managed to find a few minutes to up date you all...here are some shots of the opening night and some of the works...I hope you enjoy it and leave me some comments :)))

Me in front of my main work - ' Fuchsia Fantasy '

'Red is Forever '

'Forget Me Not '

'Used & Abused '

Me and some friends discussing art :))

Me again :0))

'Bits & Pieces '

'Road to Perfection '

' Fuchsia Fantasy'

Deep in discussion with one of my dearest friends in the world - also by the name of Vesna :))

'Lost in Transit '

' Waiting for perfection '

Lana, me & Jade - glasses up - we MADE IT :)))

Many walked and looked - and many made their own mind- but many asked what was it that I was painting - ??????
To me- the show was about a moment ...a deep perception which I felt in a split second ... and which affected me deeply enough to actually make an art show about - and simply put...I was deeply disappointed and ashamed how plastic and accessories-ed the world of women it has / or was becoming...and what hurt the most...it was seeing my self in those empty (mannequin like)lost souls looking for redemption by fitting in and belonging by at least THEIR fashion sense.

- That what defined us was the LABEL that we wore on our back...or the BAG that hung over our shoulder...or the $500 SHOES on our feet we strutted down on the black footpath or the road we were crossing...

-Maybe if we looked like something that stepped of a 'Vogue' runaway...it will make it all right. People wouldn't notice our internal fears and insecurities.

- The more diamonds, Brand-names & Famous Labels we put on our selves...the more in control and perfect we appear.

- The less everyone judges us.

- and it was a lonely place. Just like all the backgrounds in my images...hidden, shameful and desolate places...where we confront our selves with these issues- as we know deep inside we are better than the Label we ware...a place where no one will know our secret...

In that moment I lived and painted for many weeks...and now I suffer the emotional and physical exhaustion :)))

But it's a happy time for me now-I made my peace with the world - I know there is more to me than just a really good classy fashion appearance...and yes ...I have a very bad shoe fetish LOL ...which I am not even going to try to cure - I LOVE MY SHOES :)))

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My First (nearly) Completed Work

As promised - here is the first of 11 completed works - (nearly LOL) just a few extra highlight when its dry and its done.
One down - ten to go :))

Thursday, June 3, 2010


A big HI to all of you guys :)
Yes I am alive...yet stressed and tired. I have been sketching, re-sketching and more sketching, but....I have all 11 works now finalized and ready to start my oils - YAY !!!!

OHHHHHHHH....and 10 weeks to do it all in too :((((

It took me so long to get here...and even I can't believe the time it took me to get all these works to work together, and gel as one SHOW :((
But now- I am happy with them all, and I am to embark on the next step - OILS :))))

I have here 4 sketches out of 11 from the show, to give you some idea of where it is all going and to give u an idea of what the show ( for me) will be about. For the time being....these are my "Perceptions" :)))

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I thought I would do a post as a tribute to my 'baby brother Vlado & Jade's' Wedding. It was a very beautiful and emotional day for the whole family; a God given gorgeous sunny 22 degree day in Melbourne and a new beginning for a couple of very special and beautiful people that enrich my life every day.

I am just coming down from it's high actually.

It was on the 1st of May - last Saturday - (and which was also Rodney's and mine 17th year Wedding Anniversary also !!!!)
I was honored to share this date with my baby brother and my new SISTER JADE !!!!!
Here are some pictures from the day that will stay in my memory forever and I wish to share it with you.
I'm sure Jade will put some pictures up on her own Blog when she gets back from their 2 week honeymoon - ( she promised me she will do her best to make me an AUNTIE at the end of it LOL )

Also - some of the pictures here are taken by LANA - an amazing upcoming photographic artist - please visit her blog and be amazed by her WORLD :)))

Me and my BEAUTIFUL daughter Kasandra

My sister Val's and my clan of children - (there is one extra there LOL- the smallest one belongs to a friend )

The church ceremony :)

My brother Vlado and 3 of my kids

Me dancing bare foot by this stage in the night LOL-picture by LANA

Jade - musing at the gathering - picture by LANA

Vlado & Jade - first dance as husband and wife :)-picture by LANA

Me and my BEAUTIFUL man - Rodney

Dancing the night away surrounded by my 4 children and family and friends- WOW :)

Kasandra & Filip ( both mine )-photo by LANA

Kasandra and me ( again) - photo by LANA

And to finish off - Another beautiful moment

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just a scetch

Here is one sketch - very representative of what the show works will be about.
I am going with mostly surreal style.
One major change here - they will be more mannequin like in the painted version.
So- feel free to give me your insight and opinions :)))
This is Willow Charcoal and graphite pen .

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Show- New Direction

Hi all :)))

Well, I think its time I announced my upcoming Art Show in August. It is a dual show, and I will be sharing the show with my sister in law - Jade -
so....I am stressed beyond words now. I have been hibernating and hiding for months searching for strength and inspiration to start on this show; and I finally did...
Today I feel dull and uninspired - exhausted after a tree day long hysterical brainstorming session - preparing, organizing and finalizing new works in thumbnail form - I have more than half of the works worked out, and a good start on two of the works in pencil outline on my primed MDF board...
Right now- I'm not sure I can do this :(
I wonder where all that excitement and eagerness went from 14 months ago when me and Jade planed and booked this show ????????
And I'm battling with the name of the show - today its 'PERCEPTIONS" ....maybe tomorrow it might be another name LOL....

One more good news - I am studding for the next few months with Erika Gofton again, this time in a Mentored class, mostly working with her on these new upcoming exhibition works.

Take care & talk to you all soon :))))

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


A WONDERFUL SURPRISE for me! Ive been nominated for a sunshine award by fellow blogger Graham Hanks Graham is a truly amazing artist that specializes in portraits and figurative art. You must go and check his blog out :)
The Sunshine Award is a blogger award for creativity and positivity, and its an true honor for me to receive it!
The rules for accepting the award are:
*Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
*Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
*Link the nominees within your post.
*Let the nominees know they received this award.
*Link to the person from whom you received this award.

Here are my nominees with their truly amazing blogs :)

Vania's Art
Nathan Fowkes Art
Nikon Sniper
Lisa Lectura Creations
Digital Works
Jelaine Faunce Studio
Marina Dieul Portratiste
Miroslav B. Dusanic
Figuration Feminine
o fingidor
Painting Small Impressions
Belinda Green Art
Perugina Art

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

After a Long Absence - HI !!!

First...a big HI to all of you...I do apologize for my long absence from the BLOG...but 2009 was a tough and demanding year, and 2010 has started on a similar note :(
I have been run down with work and kids and had all but stopped painting. I have completed my course with Erika Gofton...it was a wonderful experience and I did learn soooo much. I also discovered my love for Willow Charcoal, and bellow is one of the works I completed during the course in willow charcoal, and probably the only work worth showing here lol, as all the other ones are exercises and sketch type of works :)
I hope all of you are well and busy painting away, and I plan to spend the rest of the morning popping into all your blogs and catching up with all of you and the works I missed in the last 5 months.
Take care...and I plan to be more around these days !!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back to - Kosovo Maiden - Wip

WIP 5 - Almost Complete Now :)
(yes its shameful to admit how late I am with this picture....but its now very near the end)






Well those of you that were following my blog last yerar this time, you would remember this work - it is a replica/copy of a Kosovo Maiden Work from 1956 - and it is for my hubby's 40TH Birthday as a present. I'm back on it again, after 12 months, as now I have 2 weeks to complete it in. Here are some earlier wips and the Original Version down the bottom - so all I'll be doing is adding newer Wips on the top of this post :)

Still a LOT OF WORK ON IT :(

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Krista Hasson

Congratulations Krista :)

Krista - please send me your mailing address to-

For all of you that played - Thank You !!!

I will be back blogging and posting some new works over the next few weeks. Also, I will be back on 'Kosovo Maiden' work as well, so I will have some updates on that very soon.
I guess a lot has happened in the last few months and I hope you guys are all well, but one of the most exciting news for me is that I will be studing for the next few months with Erika Gofton :)
For those not familiar with Erika's work - here are a few examples of her work and her web site where you can see all of her work -

So stay well - and see you all soon :)