Tuesday 22 December 2015

Winter stories

It is nearly Christmas and closer and closer to the end of the year. It will be our first Christmas in the Highlands. It seems already so different and distant from those ones which we spent and celebrated in Edinburgh. Our wintery and pre-Christmas days are very simple. Simple and relaxing. We walk to the woods, make Christmas wreath whilst listening to the music sent by my mum. We sit in front of the fire in the evenings, munching roasted chestnuts and waiting till freshly baked bread cools down.
Time of ‘winter stories’ came. I make them in watercolours. ‘People on the rock’ represents a memory and also winter time at the seaside. My painting is based on the photograph taken in Oslo.  You can always meet people on the rocks at the seaside. Sometimes they like to skip and jump playfully on the rocks and sometimes they just contemplate and have simple meditation and moment of stillness looking at the sea. We are people on the rocks. We are winter stories.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas…

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Winter and shootnig stars

It took me a while to gather the words. I have felt for a long time that there were not much what I could share. Adapting to changes brought silence and peace. I needed a spark, shooting star which could wake me up from winter hibernation. I always thought that when I would have a new life growing in me my creativity would be in full blossom. But it did not work this way for me. I started to realize that my creativity subconsciously focused on baby and its magical- miracle creation. I understood that now I will share my creativity with this new part of me. It takes time to come back to painting. But once again I realized that creativity cannot be speed up. Waiting and patience are the answers. Inspired by the place where we stay and time of the year, my spirit is fulfilled with layers of blue and white. Constellations and star stories are still present too. There is something magical about the stars. I still remember all the moments in my life when I sent wishes to the night sky after seeing a shooting star. I have to admit that all of them came true. There is also the silence full of emotions when we look up at the night sky covered with stars. 

Tuesday 8 December 2015


Winter is here...quiet days, little hibernation. We still do not have an internet access after moving to Higlands so my blogging is a bit limited...Sending you all warm and kind thoughts and happy Winter.

Tuesday 24 November 2015


Winter surroundings


I have not been posting for a while. Lots of big changes happened in my life which shaped it into new pathways and directions. My creativity focused on the little new life growing in me. Also we moved to live on the North, to Scottish Highlands. New surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. Days are filled with time, walks into the woods and creativity which is coming back. Nights not like in the city are full of stars and constellations. Star stories are definitely happening here. The most important I could not be happier and grateful than I feel now with all changes which happened in the past months.
My creativity and work are very intuitive now. So I am trying to follow it and give it time to unfold. Unfinished stories are coming out and new ones taking place almost simultaneously.
Winter is coming…

Sunday 27 September 2015

little one for Samuel's birthday

Gratitude list:
trip up North
shooting star
little, growing lentil
hope and faith

Sunday 13 September 2015


Draft of stillness
moments of silence
happiness, gratitude and fear

Sunday 6 September 2015

Combining elements

Gratitude list:
Sunday with watercolours
little Seed
beginnings of autumn

Sunday 30 August 2015

Elena's birthday

My little friend Elena is having birthday soon. This painting will be for her.

Sunday 23 August 2015


August in pictures

Yummy mornings

Herbs from the garden

The places we've been (fringe festival)

Loch Lomond

Sunday 16 August 2015


I am grateful for:
my life,
thyme and oregano flowers,
inspiring and good people around me

'Ingrid' (oils)

waves upon the waves,
everyone of us have their own Antarctica
windows and mirrors
the places where we have been
seeing Lisa
chocolate from Newfoundland

Sunday 9 August 2015

'Star stories', part IV

Focusing on gratitude and enjoying summer.
My gratitude list:
sourdough bread made by Scott
sweet pea and marigold flowers from Yna
seeing friends
437m of Peruvian wool
reading and doing yoga
I believe in unicorn and stars and stars and stars

'My dear friends', (oils)

Sunday 26 July 2015

North West again

Scott and I came back from our trip to the North West of Scotland. We love this part of the country. We brought lots of good memories and energy back.
My gratitude list:
mint picked in Badrallach
sleeping outdoor
double rainbow
picnic in the forest
time on the bench in Ullapool
piece of drift wood brought home
meeting Mick and Ali ( please do read their story  lochofathousandwinds.wordpress.com )
sheep, cows, caterpillar and horses
French family
Scottish meadows
raspberries and irises from our garden

Sunday 19 July 2015

Sun prints

July is full of journeys. Journeys with a beginner mind. These journeys are physical, spiritual and inspirational. It is time of going home, sharing moments with my family, sketching, cycling, warming in the sun, watching sunsets, making my first batch of shampoo and peach conserve. All these little things become moments of pure happiness and gratitude.  These are also journeys of steeping back into the past and looking at myself with love and acceptance.
My first sun prints:

Happy faces in sunny Poland
Gratitude list from Poland:
summer fields
red squirrels
soft street lights in the night during cycling
family photo album
Oly music