Sunday, October 28, 2007

"Fly with Me"

"Fly with me"
Originally uploaded by iva_o.
Revisiting an old piece. I originally finished this piece in 2005 but recently re- touched it to make it more reflective of my current work.
As one of my first mixed media pieces I wanted to keep it just for me but now I am sharing it. It can be found in my Etsy shop!

This weekend was very busy for me. On Friday I went out "Swing Dancing" and had a very shady adventure with Amy. Yesterday, my friend Ashley and I went to Ikea and to a really good restaurant called The Spaghetti factory downtown Toronto. I was a bit upset when instead of packing my leftovers they threw them out ;( but life goes on. Ash and I managed to get a bit of beer in use and put together my new storage unit. Our adventures were till 3:30am . I am bit sleepy
Today I cleaned more of the mess in my apartment and figured out funky ways to hide the boxes from my parents' house. I am really glad I have a creative way of looking at things and managed to hide boxes all over the place.
Now I am off to dinner at Paul's parents' house. hehehee dinner with the 'in- laws' while he is in Europe.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

wow what a week, what a weekend...

Happy Holidays Cards
Originally uploaded by iva_o.
Finally a moment to sit and take a deep breath.
All week I studied for my first test in the Accelerated CMA program. It was horrible to study for an exam when you are a week behind in your lectures.
On top of this my parents' left for Europe for good and I didn't have a chance to say goodbye. In true fashion they had left too much for the last minute and were in a frenzy. The good news they managed to get there safe and even have my doggie with them. No problems at all.
We also have a new addition to the family. My parents' cat is now my kitty. Sleeping ever so cutely on my bed ;)
Today I drove Paul to the airport, as he is leaving for Europe for 3 weeks. He comes back Nov 11, and I leave for my 5 days in Florida on the 10th. This means I won't see him until November 14th.
I think that everyone leaving has not hit me yet and soon there will be a crash. Stay tuned. yakes.

I plan to spend the week working on new artwork. Actually I want to work on the portfolio not the shop. I also have to figure out where to put all the stuff that moved here from my parents' house. And really clean the apartment since Mr long hair kitty has already covered the carpet in hair.

Finally, I managed to design these lovely new Holiday cardsShop! . A wonderful Holiday set to sent out to the loved ones in your world.
Happy week everyone.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

finally time for art and ....

and I just can't stop playing ;)
More carving and printing love in my little shop! I have also started playing with my new Epson printer... clicky clicky for more fun items on their way ;)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

a little bit of eBay

I finally got around cleaning up and printing my second piece in the Self Image Series.
Currently on eBay

SelfImage 2

Self Image 2 print

Thank you for the visit ;)

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Printing station
Originally uploaded by iva_o.
I have been really busy with work, packing up my parents' house over the Thanksgiving weekend and studying.
I managed to get some printing done this morning! and now I really really should be studying since my exam is next Saturday.

I am happy to say that I have booked my ticket to Florida! yey! I will be there for all of 4 days, but hey a vacation is a vacation even if it is very short.
Paul is going to Europe for a month, this leaves me all by myself. I wonder what kind of trouble I can get into...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

'Just for You" v2

This linoleum block print is too beautiful to describe. The paper I used is exquisite handmade Japanese Unryu. Simply wonderful.
"Just for you" v2