Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Layouts, layouts!

Here are some pages I made recently:

Free Spirit


Pretty In Pink

 Fall Symphony

Monday, September 26, 2011

Greece 2011 - Mykonos, Delos and Paros

Here is part 2 and 3 of our journey. 
Mykonos is a trendy place (the town), with picturesque bars and boutiques in those tiny streets. It has two famous icons - ancient windmills and white pelican Petros (about 30 years old they told me). 
Delos is a smaller island just off Mykonos, which was is the hellenistic era a place of great religious importance, and was inhabited (that time) by 40 000 people + 400 000 slaves. Beautiful ruins, if you can say that. 
Paros - a bigger but more quiet place, virtually empty in September, if compared to Mykonos or Santorini. It has beautiful beaches and is frequented by windsurfers.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Athens, Greece

I'm posting part 1 (of 4) of photos from our trip to Greece this September.
Two days in Athens (mainland) and two days on each of the islands: Mykonos, Paros and Santorini. Relatively mild September weather was a great plus, although Athens were too dry and hot even for a California girl.

After four previous trips to Greece we could consider ourselves seasoned travelers but still, we got a different taste of the way of life. We landed at 3 am at the airport, checked into the hotel in Pireus (port serving Athens and the part of "fingered" peninsula), only to find that Metro (subway) is on strike. We had to take a bus and fortunately, Acropolis wasn't that far so we were there on time for some beautiful sunrise photos.

For an average visitor, to see Athens in 3 or 4 days is enough. For a crazy person who only photographs in the morning and evening and fills the rest of the day hanging around caf├ęs and tavernas - much more.
(I am not ashamed that one of the high points of our visits to Greece is local food!)
I want to get a photograph of Acropolis, bathing in the morning sun from the opposite hill, and I want to see famous Municipal Cemetery. Oh well, the next time. From Prague, it's only 2.5 hours flight.

Photos - part 1 - HERE.

picturesque streets under Acropolis

former market (agora), a museum today

Temple of Aphaia, Aegina Island

evening in port of Pireus

Explorations underway

Beautiful new release at Mscraps (among other goodies) - Explorations by Heather T.

and something for inspiration:
(both made with Explorations)
one of the situations when a mom feels things are out of control 
and the best thing is just to laugh...  :-)

my babies in a quiet moment (1993)

Don't forget, Heather is having a sale of her small kits - each is $1.50 only!! (till Sunday)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cindy + Blake

I made two layouts for my friend's birthday, with pictures of her and her grandson. I framed them with a wide, dark wooden frame, unfortunately I deleted the photo with the final set of pictures.

Anna Aspnes, Oscraps: Artplay Palette Barren Sunrise, Smooch, Seafoam, 
10, Genuine, Find My Way
Artsy Blendz Origins, 12x12 Fotoblendz 3, 4
Katie Pertiet Designer Digitals: Winged Words