Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Surreal bistro

When I saw „Slow bistro” by Ivan Maximov few months ago, I was astounded. What a strange kind of imagination, I thought. It's weird but warm and has something in common with 19th-century Russian novels. Same absurd, same „rank system”, where individual means nearly nothing. Humorous, but without nasty remarks. Actually, there is more sympathy and compassion for those little creatures. At least I feel so while watching. I was also surprised to discover that the film was shot in 2003. Those situations, behaviors are sooo “socialist”. You can see many similar scenes in Bareja’s films or Czech comedies (though I’m not sure if they are understandable outside post-Communist block). One more thing that I should mention about is that music was made by Felix Lahuti

 

By the way, did You know that word "bistro" came from Russian "quickly"?
Here is Maximov's web site and his Youtube channel

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Romance of Transportation in Canada

Who would guess that transportation topics can be so interesting and funny. For Your pleasure a 1953 Cartoon Short Subject Oscar®-nominee... The Romance of Transportation in Canada directed by Colin Low

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Doggy’s day

Before cats will complete their team and start chasing new adventures, let me introduce another squad… dogs troop!

So we have here bulldogs brothers…



Buba…



…and Dawdler…



Jazz band of Three…



…elegant…



…classy…



…heartbreaking.



And last but not least dachshunds!



They love to make parades. Each dachshund is different…



…cool…



…sceptic…



…and, mhuh, crazy, but just a bit.

I made those brooches earlier and I have to admit that I really like them. I tried to make better photos, but I will have to take few other shots.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Billy a.k.a. Byron felt brooch

Billy, called by friends Byron, is commonly known for his literary talents.


Though they are laughing at him, each time they want to impress a girl...

...they're running right to Byron's house asking for some romantic poem.

Wouldn't he be a great companion for Charlie and John during their journey?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chubby Charlie and Silver John felt brooches

Meet Chubby Charlie and Sliver John, chums since they were chasing their own tails. Sometimes I wonder, how those two became friend...



Charlie is a dreamer, sweet, but na├»ve… 

While John is realistic with feet firmly fixed on the ground....

They both want to travel, though from different reasons…

John is always looking for adventures and opportunities….




Whereas Charlie would like to see all wonders of the world... Good luck boys!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Owlets

They are feeling more secure in hollow, but sometimes curiosity push them out of their shelter...

Alone in the hollow...

Books guardian

What a view...

Home, sweet home...
Those books are mine!

Close-up

Hey little sister, we need bigger hollow. Yap! You shouln't eat so many mice

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Curly ram felt brooch

Nibbling grass, jumping over stones, spending whole day just wandering on some sunny hillside…. Ah, what a life! 
This dreamy ram brooch is made of felt. On its back has safety pin and is stuffed with IKEA pillow filling. Measurements: 3,5 cm x 6 cm  (1,8'' x 2,4'')



Taste of a paper grass, mmmm.... love it!


This hill is definitly to small...

Sorry, felt fellow, I don't have bigger mountain for you...





Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another grey and white owl

She’s a dreamer with big blue eyes, waiting for “mister owl right”. Romantic and very sensitive creature (it’s because of all those romances that she’s been reading).






This owl brooch is made of felt and has safety pin.

Measurements: 4 cm x 7 cm (1,6'' x 2,8'')


I'm still struggling with photography that would be interesting and woudl expose my brooch in the best way. Soo much to learn...

Let's start... White and grey owl felt brooch

Guardian of old books, dried plants and Your good attitude… 






It's fourth owl brooch from my Etsy shop. I'm still impressed by possibilities given by felt.

Measurements: 4 cm x 7 cm (1,6'' x 2,8'')

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