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The happy tree II .


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The birth of this painting was magical, just as the first Happy tree of this collection. It reflects the joys of our daily routine which usually go unnoticed.
It is called Happy to bring trees to our notice & appreciation.
I guess you can call it a work of gratitude.
Trees make life beautiful, it’s alive, it grows, summer it gives shade, winter shelter from winds & storms, it (sometimes) nourishes, provides wood for all kind of purposes, gives oxygen, lightens our hearts in every aspect, decorates our outdoors, indoors, minds & souls, goes with the cycle of seasons a symbol of rebirth…
This is a reminder that We are lucky to be surrounded by them day in day out!

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Natural Organic gluten free Sesame & pumpkin seeds snack delicacy


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This recipe is even easier than the last one I just posted.
No nuts to crack open.
In my twenty plus years in macrobiotic I was taught that sesame seeds give more calcium to the body than milk considering that milk gives but takes a lot away in the process, & pumpkin cleans out the liver.
This might give you the extra incentive to try out these recipes considering it’s a perfect alternative to the ready made junk we all use today.

Enjoy it! Let me know, I’d very much appreciate the feedback:)

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tbsp. Organic whole sesame seeds (you can use the regular white one too)
2. 1 Tbsp. Organic rice syrup (honey or any other sweetener)
3. 1 Tbsp. fresh organic ginger juice (that’s optional. I don’t always have the patience to grate & squeeze out the juice but I like the sharp edge it gives to it)

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Method.
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Roast the seeds on small fire on high for 30/50 seconds stirring it all the time as it can easily burn.
Add the syrup stirring all along for about 15/25 seconds depending on how crunchy you want it to be.
Put on plate let it cool, place in paper cupcake holders & serve!
Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea coffee or herbal beverage 🙂

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tbsp. Organic whole pumpkin seeds (you can use the regular too)
2. 1 Tbsp. Organic rice syrup (honey or any other sweetener)
3. 1 Tbsp. fresh organic ginger juice (optional)

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Method.
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Roast the seeds on small fire on high for 40/50 seconds stirring it all the time as it can easily burn.
Add the syrup stirring all along for about 15/25 seconds depending on how crunchy you want it to be.
Put on plate let it cool, place in paper cupcake holders & serve!
Enjoy it 🙂

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Easy Natural Organic gluten free Nutella snacks recipe


Natural & organic

Natural & organic

Well, it’s been a long time since the last recipe post!
If you are familiar with my natural recipes category, I enjoy most the easiest & fastest. This one is no exception.
It might take up to five minutes it is eaten raw with no electrical appliance needed.
Its taste is a reminder of the Nutella spread but crunchier & fresher.
Enjoy it & let me know!

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tsp. Organic Carob powder (if not particular use regular cacao)
2. 2 Tsp. Organic Rice syrup (you can use honey glucose syrup or any other sweetener)
3. 1/2 to 1 Tsp. olive oil (or any other to your liking)
4. 5 to 7 organic nuts (nuts, depending on preferences, organic is optional)

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Method.
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Mix the first three ingredients until smooth.
Add nuts crushing them while mixing with your spoon.
Put them in paper cupcake holders & serve.
Optional. You can put in refrigerator for an hour but
I have not had enough time to experience it 😉

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Celebrating the beginning of 2017 with a new painting… The Hand tree.


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125/75 cm.
The idea is to have the hand prints of your children or grandchildren professionally made.
The decor is suited to the beautiful world a child should find himself in.
Colorful and surrounded by nature.
Some of the materials I used are recycled products I plan for my art.
Each hand hangs off a cloud.
On the left corner, you’ll notice a clothes line with pegs attached & two red strings from which twin baby hands might hang from…
Please scroll down for close ups, they will show you more details.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my followers and visitors for the likes comments and support since the opening of this account.
P.s
My excuses for the reflection on the photos, I find it always an issue with darker backgrounds.

hand tree

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Happy new year!


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Happy new year everyone!

Best wishes to all.
The middle photo is my very recent firework painting and the shots are some of my favorite flower photoshoots.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being there for every post, for the likes comments and support since the opening of this account.

The night tree


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Still very busy with the tree collection.
I have used here oil painting and extra strong gel medium to bring the tree to life. I love working with texture for specific effects on certain project.

Trees, sometimes especially at night make life beautiful and in a sense are even more alive.
This is a reminder that We are lucky to be surrounded by them day in day out!

Best wishes for a safe warm winter to all of you!

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Night tree

Texture

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Nerve

colour swirl

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Splash of light

Splash of light

Fleeting moments of unadulterated silence


Fleeting moments

Fleeting moments

We have been given a late summer this year, yet my heart isn’t letting go of winter peels.
Joy struggles in the shadows, planning an escape that bounces off the walls of life. Of the mind.

Happiness is truly within.

Sun might enhance the rainbows of our soul, like contrast adding sharpness to a photo defining its contours but it isn’t the essential ingredient.

Yet, I inherently know delight lies in wait, lurks around the corner. A lifetime doesn’t vanish into oblivion.

I slow my pace in all good summer tradition, setting aside guilt (for imposing my will to those around me) living days moment by moment, listening to the pulses of nature, savouring every sound, celebrating the notion of nothingness surprised by the calmness that proceeds, appreciating the wonders of wildlife accompanying us wherever we are, on a daily basis gone unnoticed…

We are born to think motion is the only motor of survival, the only form of sanity but we forget to retire for a while from the hubbub to calm the nervous energy that comes with it.

We still have more than a month left. I know this might last no longer than the ink absorbed unto this page but I won’t forget so easily those fleeting moments of unadulterated silence & invite you to do the same 🙂

P.s
A very pleasant summer to you all!!

And I never noticed you had gone…


may 2016

Most of the times nowadays, I use my canvas as my paper,
My brush as my pen & immerse myself in the world of color,
As a swimmer would dive, yearning for more as soon
As he comes up for breath.

But occasionally, as in this moment, I realize old habits die hard.
Finding myself in the need to search & select thoughts, ponder
On word choices, the turn of a phrase, immortalizing the beauty
Or sadness of the second presenting itself to me, as a gift of life.

Painting is my life, it’s the oxygen I need to sustain my soul
But writing is my life-long-friend.

So old, comfortable, is the only word necessary to describe it.
It’ll knock on my door & step in unannounced, take its place
In that old armchair, so worn one can notice patches where the
Weaving is so loose it holds by the tenacity of the obstinate,
the unyielding…

It sits as if it had never left, happy to mould back into the shapes,
as one. And me, never noticing it had gone.

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

Sunset after storm finally finished!


Sunset after storm

Sunset after storm

An ongoing process, that is until now.
One of the biggest project I ever was busy with, split in to four canvases.
It is longer than a comfortable three seater couch.
Will post it again later once it has found its niche.
A sunset I experienced a while back when least expected.
The day was stormy and rainy from the word go.
When it approached to its end, I had given up on any flamboyant ending but it took me by surprise,
the sky cleared a tiny space up, the sun ripped it further open and boasted a most spectacular as short,
entrance and exit I can ever remember.
Which shows that things can turn for the better at any moment…
Not always does it go with logic.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce the grand opening of my Etsy shop.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifePaintings2015?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Your visits would be very much appreciated.
Let the word go round our amazing community.
For the past few months things have been quite hectic & (even though I have mentioned it before)
I have much less time to go to my reader.
My apologies for that with the promise to try my best, to go there every so often…
Wishing all of you a perfect gratifying week!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifePaintings2015?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Sunset after storm

Sunset after storm

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