CREATIVIA- the creative journey to Łowicz

Łowicz Region, when compared with other areas of Poland, is charcterized by centuries history, its ethnic uniqueness, vibrant folklore and attachment to ancestors´traditions cultivated by the inhabitants.                                                                                                                     Der Kreis Łowicz charakterisiert sich durch eine jahrhundertelange Geschichte, die ihre ethnische Eigenart im Vergleich zu anderer Regionen Polens durch immer lebendige Volkskunst und Anknüpfung der Einwohner an die Tradition der Vorfahren betont.lowicz-mix-newThe town is associated with folk culture of Ksiezaks whose vivid folklore can be still admired at various events, where local artists and folk groups are represented, in particular at the famous Corpus Christi procession.                                                                                               Die Stadt wird mit Volkskunst der sogennaten Ksiezaki assoziiert, und die immer lebendige Volkskunst kann man hier während zahlreicher Feste mit Teilnahme hiesiger Künstler und Volksgruppen sehen, vor allem während der berühmten bunten Prozession der Fronleichnam.                                                                          wycinarki-filtr I had the pleasure to meet some amazing paper cutting artists this year and get to know how do they create all this beautiful Wycinanki pictures…wycinarki-filtr2

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Three days of Polymer clay workshops at FIMO Symposium in Nürnberg

symposium-fimo-staedtlerHappy Birthday FIMO! At the 5th FIMO Symposium from 7th to 10th September 2016, participants didn’t just get creative, they celebrated in style as well. To mark the 50th anniversary of FIMO, the Symposium this year took place in Nuremberg, the Franconian home town of the world-famous brand.

I´m so happy and so grateful for this fantastic event! It was a pleasure to teach all of you. Big THANK YOU to the Staedtler team and to all students!weaving

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CREATIVIA- the creative journey with Eszter (Sofa Harakiri)

Let me introduce you a fascinating & very talented artist and traveler in one… I had the pleasure to meet Eszter Drienyovszki this summer in a hostel in Budva (Montenegro) and got the chance to see into her beautiful soul. Be inspired by her great lifestyle & art-projectsbalkan-kleinEszter, a Hungarian girl is a traveler, living nowhere and everywhere right now, without any key, but with many open doors around. Currently she is on the way from Portugal to Japan, traveling on land or water. She is a graphic designer, working mainly for social change through design and animation. Right now working on her own art-project, called Sofa Harakiri, recording interviews while traveling in many languages, to turn people’s stories form all over the world into animated short films. Small backpack, big smile, great stories…

PicsArt_06-16-08.47.13.jpgAlthough she traveled a lot across Europe before, this time she wanted to try something different. As she is freelancing since three years, she just realized slowly that it really doesn’t matter where she is located, so there was a decision to go, and as she had no idea where, she decided to go everywhere. By the end of October 2015 she gave up her flat in Lisbon and started to walk for a couple of days in the south of Portugal to figure out what she is looking for. There was no solution, but at least she got a little stronger, and this walk helped her to leave behind her friends and everything else in Lisbon. This is all how it started and now she is on the road since one year, traveling mainly by hitchhiking  and she is more confident and balanced with herself than ever before…picsart_06-16-09-10-50The most common question people tend to ask her is, how is it possible to afford to travel that long. The answer is by leaving out using money as much as possible. „Wherever I go I find small hostels and guesthouses – mostly family businesses – where people have plenty of work to be done. I have time, and non of us has money, so we exchange – this is really that simple. Since I started most of the time I was working in exchange for accomodation in different hostels, what allowed me to stay in a place longer, get to know the area better, making friends, and see the places through local’s eyes. I really love the idea that the world can keep rolling by sharing and exchanging also. My work is mainly painting frescos, renovating furnitures or writing the blackboards – things I need to be present to do it, and makes a place more cozy. And more I’m doing, more passionate I’m getting about it.“ Check more >>> http://www.eyeror404.com

 

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Black paper cut outs!

00001So much fun with my new black paper! First try with black & white illustrations. The birds are inspired by the Polish traditional paper art. The material list is quite short: Folia Scherenschnitt Papier / scissors / glue / white paper. Ready? Be inspired!

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CREATIVIA- the creative journey to Kovačica

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In May, this year I´ve visited Kovačica, the Serbian Metropole of the Naive Art. Beaufiful village with an unique Gallery established and opended in 1955, just behind the main square. Inside the building, I had the pleasure to meet the director of the museum, Marija Raspir who organised three meetings with three amazing artists: Maria Hlavati, Pavel Cicka and Jan Zolnaj. All of them are the naive art master, who are showing their amazing works in the museum and also in many galleries around the Europe. The inspirations of their work are mostly the nature, live & people in the village and the childhood scenes. Don´t miss this magic place, it´s just 54 km away from Belgrad.

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„The aritistic achievements of Kovačica naive painters are unique, and we may even say a phenomenon. According to the themes and art expression, the experts rank the work of Kovačica painters to belong to the poetic-realistic expression period. Their paintings represent the ruric reality, but in a poetic way. The painters create magic pictures as seen in their childhood and youth, they are a part of their environment as they show people while working or resting on varios rural occasions connected with customs, tigthly bound to traditional folklore. This is the core of their artistic creation, mostly represented on oil paintings. Each of the painters happily found its own theme framework and artistic expression…“ Jan Cicka

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HANGING ORIGAMI FLOWERS free tutorial

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Material list / Materialliste

  1. FOLIA folding sheets Wildlife / FOLIA Faltblätter Wildlife
  2. FOLIA Bakers twine classic / FOLIA Dekokordel klassisch
  3. Glue / Klebstoff
  4. Scissors / SchereHanging Origami Blumen2_Izabela Nowak klein Instructions / Instruktionen >>> 1,2. Ein Folia Faltblatt in vier Teile schneiden / 3. zwei mal diagonal falten / 4. die vier Ecken nach innen falten / 5. Die Spitze nach oben, rechte und linke Seite nach innen falten / 6. Umdrehen und breitere Dreieckspitze falten & senkrecht auf die Hälfte falten / 7,8. Alle 16 Teile mit Klebstoff die Spitze des nächsten Dreiecks in der Tasche fixieren und fertig!

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CREATIVIA- the creative journey to Kutna Hora

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The Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice Sedlec) is a small bone chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have, in many cases, been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

Das Sedletz-Ossarium (Kostnice Sedlec) ist ein Beinhaus in Sedletz, einem Ortsteil von Kutna Hora, etwa 70 km östlich von Prag. Es befindet sich im Untergeschoss der Allerheiligenkirche auf dem Sedletzer Friedhof. Berühmtheit erlangten Kirche und Beinhaus durch die Aufbewahrung von 40.000 bis 70.000 menschlichen Skeletten, wovon die Knochen von etwa 10.000 Menschen künstlerisch verarbeitet wurden, um Dekorationen und Einrichtungsgegenstände für das Kirchengebäude zu formen.

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František Rint was a 19th-century Czech woodcarver and carpenter. He was employed by the House of Schwarzenberg to organize the human bones interred at the Sedlec Ossuary, in 1870. He used the bones to create elaborate, macabre sculptures, including four chandeliers and a copy of the Schwarzenberg coat of arms.

František Rint war im 19. Jahrhundert ein tschechischer Holzschnitzer und Tischler. Im Jahre 1870 wurde er von dem Fürsten von Schwarzenberg beauftragt, die menschlichen Knochen, die im Sedletz- Ossarium aufbewahrt wurden, zu ordnen. Rint verwandte die Gebeine unter anderem, um sehr makabre Skulpturen einschließlich von vier Kronleuchtern und einem Wappen der Familie Schwarzenberg zu schaffen, die heute noch im Ossuarium zu sehen sind.

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