Perhaps one day I will design something as beautiful as these floral patterns from the Botanic Garden.
Category Archives: Inspiration
tickle the imagination
Have you heard of the Tickle The Imagination online mag? Well, if not, then you definitely should check it out. It’s an Australian online magazine run by Tanya Collier, with beautifully styled photos, great ideas for parties, home decor and tutorials. The name speaks for itself, total inspiration.
I am so glad that I contributed my share. Tanya did a great job of presenting Skazka fabrics. Don’t you agree?
Look what I received in the mail today. Eeli-Ethel Polli’s art!
The Birthday present from myself to myself 🙂 I have been dreaming of having her work in my house; I feel so joyful when I see Eeli’s work. Isn’t it awesome to have things in your home that always makes you happy?
I purchased one original abstract painting with beautiful layers and textures and a print with the cat (sure you know that I am mad about cats). But Eeli was so kind, she included in the package her new Peony postcard and promo card, they are lovely and will be framed too. Ah, I am a happy girl!
And check Eeli’s home, isn’t it lovely?
I had a lovely time today putting around Sydney harbour. Sunny and warm weather was a little sweet surprise in the middle of Sydney winter. Forgot to take camera with me, but managed to take few photos with iphone.
These sparkles made a pretty addition to the day.
I wish such beautiful weather will stays with us for longer.
Fine Finds: growth
Fine Finds: sky
a little saying
Story and sneak peek.
Walking in the woods with my family, picking little forest strawberries and immediately consuming them along the way…Baskets full of mushrooms… Spotting birds between the branches.
For my inspiration I quite often go back to my childhood. The memories of it make me smile and warm my heart. I think my parents did a truly great job at providing me with experiences that later in life brought me beautiful reminiscences and with these are inspirations.
I especially remember our trips to the woods for mushroom picking. We would leave for the woods early, about 4 am. My dad carrying me to our tiny car half asleep and I am waking up with the forest scenery. Grandma and grandad explaining about mushroom picking. Having a picnic lunch in the meadow, don’t know why, but food always tasted better on our mushroom picking adventures. The sounds, the light just beautiful…I even can smell the woods air, now, while writing about it.
My imagination would run wild on those trips, I would dream about bears walking up to me. Or are witch flying above and forest creatures following our steps. I would end up in imaginary fairy-tale for the rest of the day.
The fairy-tale is called skazka in Russian and that’s what I called my new collection, because SKAZKA designs are enthused by those memories…
All above, is my little story and sneak peek of my new work. I thought it’s important to share here with you a bit of my life, in order to understand what is behind my designs and where some of them are coming from.
Fine Finds: drama in the sky
Many things happened last week. But the biggest thing was… me being featured on Etsy, in Featured Designer article. It’s still kind of dreamy to me.
How many Etsy articles I have read? Many. And always wanted to be featured there too, even long before I started BlueBerry Ash. And here I am, on Etsy’s front page. I am so thrilled! It’s my first big online media coverage!
click on image above to read the interview
And look what I have spotted the night before in the latest issue of Real Living, Australian home decor magazine. My Knock Knock cushion cover! First magazine! Yay!
All of this requires a little dance in celebration.
you can buy these in my Madeit store