When I don’t make photographs, I paint. All kind of things and situations, trying not to limit myself at the early start of my painting journey.
This semester was full of nature search. I always loved abstract art but couldn’t find a way to express myself in it. Then I started looking more close at the trees on my way back home or on the rocks I collect since I was a little girl. Than it clicked.
Word of nature is itself art. All the colors, structures and fractures are surrounding us every day, making the world an even crazier place to live. First I’ve painted tree bark, it rough surface and narrow color range. Than I turned into world of minerals and stayed there a little bit longer, searching for more and more amazing colors and structures.
I think I will stay here a little bit longer.
It was my birthday. I woke up a year older, and felt fine with that thought. The sun was already up, inviting me for some memorable adventures.
My boy and his brother took me to a little forest, pretty close to their home. We went through a little blue bridge, and entered a different nature world. It was our own Bridge to Terabithia. The river was swimming fast, making a small white waterfall. The trees were getting higher with each step. The leaves were so green, it felt almost unreal. I’ ve checked, they weren’t painted with a fluorescence paint.
There was a moment, when we heard a strange beautiful noise. We looked up and saw a green-red woodpecker, sitting high on the tree, making his own forest melody. Walking further, more woodpeckers started “singing”. At the end of our journey a dried lonely white tree was standing on the edge of the water, saying goodbye quietly.
Time to go back to our Cracow adventures. On the second day, we went to Krakus Mound. We have heard that you can see the whole city landscape from it, and we weren’t disappointed. The sky was light blue, covered with small fluffy clouds. There was only one tree standing there, covered in spring white flowers, falling down like snow. We sat there for a while and observed the whole city life.
We started to feel hungry, so we went back to the centre to eat a yummy ramen in a small asian bar. The bowl was so big and filled with so many vegetables, that I couldn’t eat it all. We spend the rest of the day, walking on small, less crowded streets, enjoying every single minute of this windy evening.
Our last day started with even more strong sun, welcoming us through the window. We went for a long walk along Vistula river. We met a lot of cyclist and runners on our way. I’ve collected some spring flowers, to dry them in my sketchbook. After that, we’ve packed our things and went to our last stop.
The botanic garden in Cracow is a really breathtaking place. Little alleys surrounded by all kinds of trees and flowers. There was a little courtyard with a fountain and a huge magnolia tree. I could look at it forever. A woman was sitting on a bench, reading a book in the quiet nature world. Unfortunately, we didn’t have so much time. We saw many greenhouses, they were so inspiring! I was really sad that we came too late to visit them inside, we could only peep the plants through the high old windows.
Our trip came to an end, the train was already standing on the station, waiting to take us home. Dear Cracow, I hope we will se each other soon…
Last weekend we went for three days to one of the best known cities in Poland – Cracow. I have never been there before so my level of curiosity and excitement was really high. It was our one year anniversary so we thought it would be nice to celebrate it with this little adventure.
We came to Cracow really early in the morning and went for a coffee and breakfast in one of the cosy cafe’s in the centre of the city. The weather was rather rainy and grey, so we’ve decided to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. Unfortunately they were changing their temporary exhibitions, so we saw only the main one. Than we went back to the market, to see the most tourist place – Wawel Royal Castle. The trees were blooming in all colors and there were only a few people there, probably because of the weather, so we were really happy to walk there quietly, breathing the ancient ages atmosphere.
Our first day ended in a nice restaurant, where I ate the most tasty burger with halloumi cheese and falafel. We quickly fell asleep, full of good feelings.
The second day welcomed us with sun and a blue light sky. We ate fastly our breakfast, to not lose any minute of this great weather. Our first destination was a lagoon near the city, surrounded by old white rocks. The view was really breathtaking, the water was prussian blue and the trees were covered in fresh spring colors. The air smelled like white delicate flowers. We walked around the lake, inspired by all the goods that nature gives us.
After this long walk, we drove to our next stop – Krakus Mound. I’ll write about it and other places in my second Cracow post 🙂
It was a sunny bright day, I was visiting my parents and decided to go for a walk in the greening meadows. The wind was strong, making the tree crowns dance and whisper to me all kinds of different stories.
There was no one else around, only me and the nature. Suddenly I saw something shiny and silver in the grass. I picked it up, curious what could it be. After a while I finally recognized my little treasure… It was just a small piece of spring sky, lost because of the wind.
Every time I picked it up, it started shining even more bright and strong. I keep it in a safe place till today. It is nice to know, I have my own piece of heaven.