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Turbulences soon coming up in bigger version… & opening of new online shop at Saatchi Art


Turbulences

Proudly presenting…
Turbulences. 30/30cm 3.1/2 cm deep.
Forces of nature always fascinated me, tornadoes are one of them.
A demonstration of raw power par excellence.
Having said that I’d rather stick to my canvas than approaching one of them.

Please scroll down for close ups…
Notice the movement & metallic colors used to convey the electrifying energy emanating from
a stormy atmosphere.
Extra strong gel medium was used to produce the relief.

Having had a good feedback on this small version, my next project will be a much bigger one…

Thank you all so much for your continual support.
Your visits, likes & comments are most valuable to me!

I want to take this opportunity to announce the opening of my new online shop on Saatchi Art (I encountered too many technical difficulties on Etsy when they lately changed their rules)
Will keep you updated as soon as I have the time to feed my account with photos of my painting collections.

Turbulences

Turbulences

Turbulences

Turbulences

How plastic bags are used to save the lives of premature babies


This is the very short but extraordinary story. A proof that sometimes small ideas can make big differences. The ones that can save a life.

Published on 21 Oct 2015
How plastic bags are used to save the lives of premature babies

Pink, tiny and birdlike, doctors did not expect newborn Pixie Griffiths-Grant to survive longer than an hour.
Delivered three months premature by Caesarean section, she was lighter than half a bag of sugar and smaller than her mother’s hand.
As she was rushed to intensive care, her parents faced the devastating prospect she may not make it.
But doctors saved her life by immediately bundling her into put her into a Tesco sandwich bag, which kept her warm and mimicked the conditions of her mother’s womb.
After overcoming infections, operations, and blood transfusions, Pixie, now five months old, is at home with her family, and is thriving.

Pixie’s mother Sharon Grant, 37, said: ‘As soon as she was born, they gave her a little hat and put her straight into the bag to keep her body temperature up.
‘After that they wrapped her in bubble wrap and got her straight to intensive care.
‘It was so random that they had her in the Tesco bag – it must have just been what the operating theatre had at the time.’
Mrs Grant, of Goonhavern, Cornwall, was forced to give birth three months early after scans revealed her unborn baby had stopped growing in the womb at just 20 weeks.

The first-time mother, who runs Floral Fancies florist in Perranporth, Cornwall, said: ‘My placenta and umbilical cord weren’t feeding her properly.
‘I was in and out of hospital for eight weeks being scanned constantly to see if she had grown, but she put on about 20g in those eight weeks.
‘It was so scary having to get her checked all the time and I had all the doctors telling me all this bad news. It was awful.
‘They wanted to get her to a certain weight before they delivered her, but she wasn’t growing to that size.’
At about 6pm on May 11 – 28 weeks into her pregnancy – doctors told Mrs Grant that she needed to have her baby that day.

How plastic bags are used to save the lives of premature babies
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Purple rose. A new addition!


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I have so little time to post with all the painting, that today I’m going to post as much as possible 🙂
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

This is another addition to the Zen flower collection.
Including close ups of brush strokes & tones

For orders please contact life_paintings@hotmail.com

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Painting still wet! ©copyright2015owpp

Painting still wet!
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Blissful respite to its completion!


Blissful respite finally finished! ©copyright2015owpp

Blissful respite finally finished!
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This is a painting I sketched in 2012. I got busy with other projects then came back to it in 2014 & have been busy with it ever since.
Now I am so very proud to announce it finished & will include bellow the steps toward its completion 🙂
Your input will be more than welcome!

Sketch 2012 ©copyright2015owpp

Sketch 2012
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1st layer ©copyright2015owpp

1st layer
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2nd... ©copyright2015owpp

2nd…
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4th & still very busy with it! ©copyright2015owpp

4th & still very busy with it!
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Lambs lettuce & radishes for inspiration :)


Minimalist style ©copyright2015owpp

Minimalist style
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I was preparing myself a plate of organic greens washing the earth off & noticed the colour contrast, the beauty of fresh food which lead me to a photo shoot craze… There was no photoshop involved besides the middle one where I played a bit with the colour.
Which one is your favorite?

Having fun messing around with colour... ©copyright2015owpp

Having fun messing around with colour…
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Aren't greens elegant? ©copyright2015owpp

Aren’t greens elegant?
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Free And Virtually Unlimited Fuel To Heat Your Home


This is a brilliant money saver which truly impressed me & even though
I don’t have the use of it right now, I do enjoy the knowledge…
How to do it if the situation comes up e.g camping, holidays etc…
I have seen other videos that involved material that one would need
to go out & buy whereas this one was accessible to all.

Enjoy!

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Published on 16 Dec 2013
Every day we have tons of paper sent to us in the mail, boxes that our food is packaged in and in my case, lots of beer packaging. In this video I show you how to turn all that paper into something very useful, a way to heat your home for free. http://tinyhouselistings.com
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Education
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Shipping container family home: building blocks in Redwoods


The first thought that popped into my mind from such a title was oh no! it’ll look horrific, time wasted but was pleasantly surprised by this ingenious form of housing and the space felt all along. It looks more like modern housing than anything else.
I took the liberty and pleasure to entertain you for a whole 9.33 mn… let me know if it was worth it 🙂

Published on Jul 7, 2013
Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt wanted a modern cabin that wouldn’t disrupt the Redwoods on their property. First they considered prefabs, but quickly realized they wouldn’t fit up the narrow road to their land in the Santa Cruz mountains. So they convinced their friend, architect David Fenster, to design them a home made from shipping containers.

Built from recycled cargo containers hand-picked from the Port of Oakland, Six Oaks was built around the footprint of the land. The containers were building blocks that were cut and stacked to fit between Redwoods along a steep grade.

While the home was assembled in 6 hours, it took nearly a year to finish the interior since so much of it was custom. The unique materials meant some unique requirements: instead of carpenters, they used welders; a commercial roofer had to be hired, etc.

Acoording to Connie, it wasn’t “the cheapest way to build”, but It cost about $50 per square foot less than a more conventional custom home.

They didn’t aim to build an extreme home, but the couple feel confident their home will hold up well under extreme conditions- i.e. falling trees, forest fires. Connie jokes that if a tree does fall on the home, “it will get a little dent and we’ll call the auto body shop to fix the house”.

David Fenster, MODULUS architects http://www.modulus.com/modulus.html

*Thanks to Connie and NorCal Construction for the construction time lapse: http://www.norcalconstruction.com/

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Howto & Style
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100’s of DIY Wooden Pallet Upcycling Ideas


I have lately been introduced to
the idea of recycling pallet wood into proper beautifully looking furniture.

This video is very diverse in ideas, I was so impressed I decided to post it which will give you a small intro & might spur your creative juices 🙂
All the best & enjoy it!

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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Published on 30 Nov 2013
DIY Today Online | To kick off your craftsmanship and ideas, Diy Today Online have consolidated over 100’s of our favorite collection of diy pallet upcycling ideas, diy projects and furnishings for your home, yard and garden we think are fabulous by various artists worldwide. We hope you enjoy this upcoming video will inspire your next diy upcycyling project. – Visit us at http://www.diytodayonlinenetwork.com/
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Easy party recipes (Part 1) Fancy Rum balls made of cake crumbs!


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Rum balls
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A promise is a promise so, here’s the first part!
What do you do after you’ve cut and shaped a birthday cake or sliced and set the fruit or chocolate cakes which are set beautifully on the table but are left with a load of uneven broken slices and crumbs nobody want? You make Rum balls!
Yes, it’s that simple, cheap, quick & easy 🙂 (I got this trick from a friend about a year ago)
I will give you the natural & regular recipe for those who are not particular about sugar.

Ingredients
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1. 1/4 of a big bowl of cake crumbs
2. 1/2 to 1 cup of organic soy milk. Half for the rice syrup users. (or regular organic milk)
3. 1/4 cup of rice syrup. That might make it sticky so add a little rice flour to compensate. (1/4 cup icing sugar if you prefer to rice syrup)
4. 1 tsp. vanilla essence (look for the natural ones in a nature shop if possible)
5. 2-4 tbsp of Rum according to taste (optional)

Method
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Roll in shredded coconut or cover in melted organic (if possible) chocolate, put in paper baking cups, refrigerate and serve!

Raisin flavor
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1. Add 1/4 cup raisins
2. A sprinkle of red wine (instead of Rum)
3. Roll in melted chocolate & add one raisin on top

Coconut flavor
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1. Add 1-2 cups shredded coconut
2. Pour organic melted chocolate in the bowl instead of rice syrup

This is just a beginning… everyone can put their signature to it. I played around a lot with this recipe along the time. You just have to dare and not be afraid of being creative, you can always correct a mistake by adding a thickener or loosen it the other way with a liquid ingredient while tasting all along, it’ll always turn out good. The Rum balls can range from very small to medium or even large if you fancy. They can be coated in shredded coconut, in plain dark or white melted chocolate, literally any coating of your choice, colored or chocolate sprinkles, caramelized chopped hazelnuts are particularly classy, there is no end to the possibilities… You just need an extra pair of hands to shape the balls and it’s finished in a much quicker time than on your own.

Note:
The chocolate has to be melted with a drizzle of oil, on the very lowest fire you have, from the start or it’ll burn! I use number 1 on my electric cooker or a Bain-Marie which is simply putting a small bowl with your chocolate in within a larger bowl (or pan on stove) of boiling water which will slowly melt it.

Enjoy it and let me know if you tried!

Mosquito trap (it works!)


I know…summer is nearly over but we still suffer from mosquito. This takes 2 mn to do and from last night’s experience, it really works! (The idea came from a video I saw on a blogger’s post…http://huffygirl.wordpress.com/.)
The next video is heavy duty and expensive but it’s only for those who suffer from huge quantities of mosquito as Florida (which I was unaware of) I posted it just in case someone is in that position.
Let me know if you got as good results as I had with the first one!
Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Precise recipe.
200 ml water
75 gr sugar
1 tablespoon dried yeast

DIY MOSQUITO TRAP pesticide FREE mosquito control Solar Powered Fan West Nile Virus

Uploaded on Apr 20, 2011
This mosquito trap can kill thousands of mosquitos over a few day period.
http://greenpowerscience.com/
Using a Maxx Air Flow fan 24″, the Orange one from The Home Depot $99 (EXCELLENT FANS) You can clean an area in a few nights breaking an uncontrolled population cycle. This option requires 250 watts of electricity but does not require any pesticides. The screens serve a dual purpose, they also collect dust and fine particulates and eventually form a mat of air junk. The screen provides an easy cleaning option and prevents dire from entering the bearings of the induction motor. The solar option uses a 27 watt blower fan and works great for pigeon and chicken coops, animal kennels and outdoor porches.

Place the fans near infested or high traffic areas. KEEP FANS DRY, no rain. Always Unplug when servicing screens or moving. Place the inlet side towards people or animals so you suck the mosquitos away. This also sucks in carbon dioxide creating an attraction trail for the mosquitos to follow sticking them to the back of the fan:-)

I have a few more options in the works:

WATER COLLECTION NESTS
By placing leaves and yard debris in the bottom of a container and filling it with water, the leaves decompose and provide an attractive spot for mosquitos to place their larvae. Once visible, you MUST collect the larvae with a fine fish net and dry them in the sun. This option prevent mosquitos from nesting in ditches and other areas where you cannot stop the cycle. YOU MUST clean daily or you create a mosquito farm.

BATS:

I have a DIY VIDEO on how to build a bat house and tips on getting bats to hang out:-)

Place the fans near infested or high traffic areas. KEEP FANS DRY, no rain. Always Unplug when servicing screens or moving. Place the inlet side towards people or animals so you suck the mosquitos away. This also sucks in carbon dioxide creating an attraction trail for the mosquitos to follow sticking them to the back of the fan:-)
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