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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones ♥
This is the third matryoshka and also the last one.

Polymer clay matryoshka dolls

All three together

Fimo Matryoshka dolls

Thanks a lot for all your lovely comments on these little girls! :o)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Matryoshka

Matryoshka
The second little girl is here!
She is made of green polymer clay and I've painted the scarf, face and apron
 with acrylic colors. She is very playful and fun to be with!

One more to come! Very soon :o)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Matryoshka

Matryoshka

I made this Matryoshka doll with yellow polymer clay and painted the face, 
apron and red dress with acrylic colors.
My grandma had a set of these nested Russian dolls and my favorite doll was
 the smallest one that was inside all the other ones. This little girl represents
 the smallest Matryoshka and is just a little bit over an inch.
 She is very shy and blushes easily.

More to come soon! Stay tuned ;)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

New from my sketchbook. All things Japanese inspired.

I've used:
 Sakura Micron pen 005 in black and brown 
 Colored pencils 
 Gold gouache 
 Watercolor
 Black pencil

Metallic details

I love to use gold gouache here and there

Brushes

Many people asked me before about the type of brushes that I use for tiny details.
I use 6/0 and 15/0 brushes.
I think you can find these in any brand :o)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Polymer clay cactus

Polymer clay cactus

Top view

The third set of polymer clay cactus and succulent.
More to come soon!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fimo cactus

Fimo cactus

Clay cactus

First of all let me thank you for all your sweet comments on my miniature cactus series!
You guys are so encouraging!

Here is the second set! I'll be back with more soon.
Have a lovely week!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Miniature succulent

Miniature succulent Miniature polymer clay cactus 
I'm making some new miniature cactus and succulents with polymer clay.
I had bought a lot of miniature pots a long time ago and they were sitting
in my drawer waiting to be used.
It makes me happy to use the supplies I hoarded!

I will come back with a new set very soon!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Try to be like the turtle

Try to be like the turtle, at ease in your own shell On the kitchen counter In progress Something I've been working on the last few days. 
A self esteem quote that was suggested by one of my lovely customers. 
Watercolor on 8.5" x 11" paper
Available in my print shop.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Early bird

Beautiful morning One of the good things about being an early bird is that you get to see the beautiful sunrise.
 It especially feels good after a whole week of rainy/cloudy days!

Have a lovely weekend friends! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Snails 17/33 & 18/33

Snails 17/33 & 18/33

The inspiration behind these snails was a love story and these snails symbolize a
man and a woman. I made them for a lovely customer. I usually (almost never) accept
custom orders these days, but his story was so sweet that I couldn't say no to him.

These snails are made of polymer clay, Swarovski rhinestones
 and I've painted some details with acrylic colors.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mint tea

Mint tea 
My favorite hot drink for the cold season, Mint Tea. 
It's very easy to make: Hot water + Fresh mint leaves.
 I love it because:
 - it's hot in temperature but leaves a cool sensation in the mouth. *cool* 
- It's healthy and caffeine-free

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunset rainbow

From my window

This evening at sunset a huge rainbow appeared in the sky.
The sky was almost dark and the last rays of light were about to disappear.
 I knew this beautiful scene is not going to last long, 
but I was lucky enough to take a few photos.

Rainbow at sunset Golden 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sketchbook, September 2012


Sketchbook September 2012 My sketchbook was looking at me with sad eyes lately, so I spent some time
this weekend doing a few new pages.

I've used:
- Colored pencils 
- Gold gouache 
- A vintage French stamp 
- Pieces of magazine pages for the girls' dresses. 
- Sequins that my mom and sister got me from Iran. New pages of my sketchbook Floral Details Skechbook September 2012 My Sketchbook

Monday, July 16, 2012

How to hang plates without plate hangers


Plate wall display Hello everyone! I was very quiet lately, because we were doing some home renovation and I was very busy with moving, cleaning, dusting,...name it! But meanwhile I found some time to decorate an empty living room wall with some plates, saucers and little dishes. You can even see a small vintage frame in there!
Some of these dishes are gifts from my mom, sister and my lovely friend Christel 
 Without plate hangers In order to hang the plates without plate hangers (I just don't like them!) I used framing wire and
hot glue gun. To make them even stronger I used several layers of duct tape.
The back of plates is very ugly now, but who cares as long as they don't fall down and break! :o)
 Template
In the end I scanned the bottom of each piece and made a template. This way I could see where exactly each plate is going to be and where I should hammer a nail. This step takes some time and is boring, but it's totally worth it.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Saucer Bird


flickr Hello friends! The last few days I was working on a few projects and
one of them was to decorate an empty living room's wall with
some plates and saucers. So I created this little plate with one of
my
 doodles and decal paper.
*
You can download the vector version of this birdie here
 and make your own plate/saucer in any size.

You need:

- A saucer (Mine is from Ikea)
- A printer (Inkjet or Laser)
- Clear waterslide Decal paper (You can find them on Ebay)
** Make sure to get the campatible paper for your printer (Inkjet or Laser)
Enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

More pebbles

More painted pebbles In my hand Here I painted more pebbles.
I'm planning on gluing a magnet on their back for the magnet board or fridge.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Painted pebble

birdie Last weekend I found a few smooth, round and flat pebbles by the beach.
 I painted my signature birdie on one of them. I'll show more of them soon.
 * I've used:
- Acrylic colors
- Micron 005 pen
- Clear nail polish for sealing
 Have a wonderful Friday and weekend friends xo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Home sweet home

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

My new watercolor painting. I especially painted this as a house warming gift.
You can buy the print of this illustration in my Etsy shop here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Illustration Friday: Heights

Dream big Dream big Original and print My Entry for this week's Illustration Friday challenge: "Heights".
 I did this painting with watercolors on white paper and added
 the dark blue sky digitally in Photoshop for the art print.
*This print is now available in my Etsy shop.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sketchbook

Sketchbook . April 2012 Sketchbook . April 2012 Sketchbook . April 2012 

Sketchbook time! Here are some new pages from my sketchbook, inspired by childhood nostalgia:
 The cat on top is the character of a cartoon called "Flower Stories" that we used to watch when
we were kids. (Thanks to my lovely sis Azadeh for the link )
 The stamp on top right corner is the cover of a TinTin book in Japanese! How cute is that!
Although we used to read them in Persian ;) I was in love with all of TinTin stories.
They still bring back sweet childhood memories.