Sunday, August 31, 2014

Carpet inspiration 2

Second carpet inspiration repeat. First photo is my interpretation of the design and the second one is the original one. remember the first repeat design? I'm going to add the carpet that inspired me to show you where I started and how it ended.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aravrit ערברית



I thought it was very appropriate at this time and I wanted to share the beauty. Israeli designer liron lavi turkenich has crafted 638 characters for the ‘aravrit‘ typeface, a project she describes as ‘utopian in nature‘, particularly since it unites two languages, cultural identities and geographical locations. • Thank you Josh for finding this treasure.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Carpet inspiration

I got inspired from a photo of a beautiful carpet I saw online (second photo) and decided to create a repeat of the shapes and colors I liked so much.

Monday, August 25, 2014

My voice

I'm trying to find my own voice in this medium, water colors are new to me. Sure I painted with water colors before, but I never got to where I wanted to be, just wasn't crazy about the result, until now. I love the transparent quality of the colors when they mix with each other. After watching a few videos on Youtube I tried to paint myself. My graphic esthetics took over and I added pens and colored pencils. I wonder where it will take me and how I'll make it my own. Other than getting the proper paper and brushes, I'm planning to take a class at Otis, my favorite art school in the area. This is my first attempt to find myself in water colors (It's probably not a good idea to post my first attempts after the amazing art of Kiana Mosley, I guess we all have to start somewhere).

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rachel Castle

Amazing work by Rachel Castle, I love her beddings too. More here.

Wrapping paper

I got inspired from my last post while driving over a speed bump and looking at the triangles on top of it. The colors are from my post about nature's inspiration. I merged all three and came up with a series of four very colorful wrapping paper. Enjoy.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Norquay Co.was launched in 2013 by Natasha Wittke; artist, adventurist and avid canoeist obsessed with the great outdoors and equally for great design. More here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Landscape of gravity

Landscape of Gravity is a pattern printing technique that visualizes the movement of water. By effecting the movement of water with gravity this technique creates unique 3 dimensional organic prints to a surface of manmade objects. This way emphasizing unseen natural phenomenons in our surroundings and meeting points between man made shapes and natural elements. More about Kirsi Enkovaara here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nature color and shape

Beautiful colors of grass growing in my neighborhood. I wanted to share the beauty of nature and get inspired from the graphic lines and the colors, they all work so well together.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cinnamon bun cake

or Rose Cake in Hebrew. I LOVE cinnamon buns and always trying a new recipe hoping to find the perfect one. This one was from an old magazine and had a few mistakes in it. The amount of the milk was way too small, also the thickness of the dough when rolling it to create the buns was too thick. I (hope) fixed all the errors and it came out great. I need to bake it one more time before I post the recipe. Yummy.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Simple process

I wanted to share a simple process that works for me: 1. The Mexican sun flower (third photo) is the inspiration for my drawing. • 2. The next step is creating a line drawing by hand (second photo). • 3. The illustration (first photo) was done by scanning the line drawing to Adobe Photoshop and manipulating it in Adobe Illustrator, playing with shapes, colors and come up with the final composition. Happy Friday.

Nani Iro

Naomi Ito, an amazing textile designer from Japan.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tomato pickling

Tomatoes, hot pepper and parsley from our garden, garlic cloves and look warm salted water. Wait a few days, don't forget to shake the jar gently once or twice a day and voila, you get pickled tomatoes. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tithonia diversifolia

Mexican (red-orange) and regular (dried) sunflower in our garden, beautiful colors against the sky.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lubna Chowdhary

Beautiful work by Lubna Chowdhary, she creates tile-based artworks for interior and exterior spaces. More here.