marți, 11 decembrie 2018

De Craciun/ Christmasy stuff

Pasta ceramica cu ciucurei rosii- reteta perfecta. Cum sa nu fie tocmai bune de pus in brad?🐓🕊️☃️🎄
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Clay and red tassels- the perfect recipe. How could they not be just perfect to hang in the Christmas tree?🐓🕊️☃️🎄





luni, 1 octombrie 2018

Rusalka

Rusalka dormind, 30x30, acrilic/ Sleeping Rusalka, 30x30, acrylics



Rusalka din resturi de pasta ceramica, 4cm inaltime/ Clay leftovers Rusalka figurine, 4cm height
Pietre de mare, sticla de mare, melc de mare/ Sea stones, sea glass and sea snail



Calcita aragonita, sau "Castelul Rusalcii",cum ii zic eu/ Aragonite calcite, or "Castle of Rusalka", as I call it

Compozitie marina/ Marine composition

Plaja Rusalcii/ Rusalka beach

miercuri, 29 august 2018

Sfantul Ioan de toamna/ Saint John of autumn


Sau "Taierea Capului Sfantului Ioan Botezatorul". Pe 29 august s-a intamplat ca Irod a dat porunca sa fie decapitat Sf. Ioan. Chestie politica, chestie de culise si de influenta, cert e ca Sf. Ioan devenise un ghimpe in coasta tuturor si trebuia sa dispara, la fel cum s-a intamplat mai tarziu si cu Hristos. Victima unui rege superstitios, a unei regine ranchiunoase si a unei fetiscane frumoase, Sfantul a urcat la Imparatia Cerurilor, ca de altfel mai toti sfintii, intr-un mod tragic. Probabil ca armatele de draci s-au bucurat de banchetul desucheat dinaintea crimei, de dansul Salomeei pentru Irod si de rautatea Irodiadei, care abia astepta sa-l vada pe Ioan mort. Dar toatea astea s-au dovedit a fi in cinstea Sfantului, facandu-l si mai demn de lauda in vecii vecilor, Amin!

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Or "The Beheading of Saint John The Baptist". On august 29th, Herod ordered the killing of Saint John. A matter of politics and influence, the presence of Saint John was starting to get on everyone's nerves, much like the later situation of Jesus Christ. The victim of a superstitious king, a malevolent queen and a beautiful young girl, the Saint made his entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven in a tragic manner, like most of the saints. We assume that the legions of devils rejoiced in the dissolute banquet before the murder, in the dance of Salome for the king and in the queen's malevolence. But, in the end, all these were for the praise of Saint John. Amen!






luni, 11 iunie 2018

Chipul Mantuitorului/ The face of Jesus Christ


 E greu sa pictezi un chip pe care nu l-ai vazut niciodata. Privirea blanda, fruntea inalta, sprancenele frumos arcuite si o gura zambind delicat sunt niste caracteristici care iti transmit ceva. Dar ce ne facem cu stereotipurile? Ce ne facem cand viata ne aduce in cale oameni pe care ii judecam dupa aparente, iar apoi ne dam seama ca am judecat gresit? Cum sa pictezi chipul unui Om cum a fost Hristos? Sunt cateva marturii despre infatisarea lui, dar nu de ajuns sa-ti poti face o imagine intreaga.
Am vazut filme si reprezentari ale lui Iisus. Unele mi-au placut, altele m-au lasat rece. Ma intreb daca nu cumva ni-L imaginam fiecare, raportandu-ne la ce e mai bun in noi. Poate ca viata ne invata chipul lui Hristos, in functie de cum traim, ce patim si ce oameni intalnim.

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It's hard to recreate a face you've never seen. A gentle expression, a broad forehead, nicely shaped eyebrows and a delicate smile are certain characteristics. But what about stereotypes? What about when life gives us appearances that we judge poorly? How can one paint the face of a Man like Jesus? There's some testimony regarding His looks, but still not enough.
I've seen some movies and different representations of Christ. Some pleased me, some didn't. I wonder if His face is shaped by each one of us, according to our own life and experiences.

2008

2016

2018

Hristos in filme/ Christ in movies

Ted Neeley, "Jesus Christ Superstar", 1973

Sergey Bezrukov, "Master i Margarita", 2005

Robert Powell, "Jesus of Nazareth", 1977

Hristosul bizantin in cea mai veche icoana cunoscuta, de la Manastirea Sf. Ecaterina, Muntele Sinai/ The Byzantine Christ in the oldest known icon, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai




duminică, 13 mai 2018

Stima casei/ The home serpent

Sarpele casei, asa cum il descriu frumoasele versuri ale celor de la Phoenix. Bland si intelept, Sarpele casei aduce noroc, asa ca sa nu va dea prin cap sa-i faceti vreun rau!
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The House Serpent is the guardian of homes. It is said that such a serpent appears as a large, albino specimen, as it lives inside the walls and it’s never exposed to sunlight. In some areas, it is believed that it descends from the attic and drinks milk alongside the children of the house. The house dwellers leave different offerings for the serpent, as mentioned above, and killing, or even harming it in any way, brings years of bad luck.





marți, 17 aprilie 2018

Proverbe/ Proverbs

Cateva proverbe cunoscute, ilustrate literal.
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Some wellknown proverbs, illustrated literally. You can buy prints here, at a very high quality.

Frumusetea e in ochii privitorului

Calul de dar nu se cauta la dinti

Nu musca mana care te hraneste

O mana o spala pe cealalta

Unde sunt doi, al treilea e de prisos

Oala supravegheata nu fierbe niciodata