When it comes to raw materials, I’m a hoarder! Utterly obsessed, completely.
I enjoy collecting any material I can get my hands on from vintage little gems to scrapes of wrapping paper, not that I’d like to admit it, but sometimes even leftovers from my shredder.. I’d never know when my soul will digest certain events and come up with brilliant ideas, or whenever I will feel the need to create, it happens when I least expect it so I always have to be prepared! At least that’s my excuse for the clutter around the house.
But here is the thing, reality always proves me right and today was one of those days.
I’ve been fighting a cold for almost a week now, and today was one of the absolute worst, couldn’t get out of bed, and as much as I’d love to spend the day catching up on all the shows I watch on Netflix or go through my must see movie list, I was bored out of my mind!! Don’t get me wrong, I like wasting time, in fact I ENJOY it.. but not when I have to.
So this morning on my way to the kitchen to make one of the magical Egyptian cold remedy drinks (ginger, lemon, honey, hot water, a drop of olive oil) I stumbled upon a box of treasure buried in one of the closets. In there were lots of stones and beads I’ve collected along the way among them were some turquoises, pearls, a few silver pieces and other stones that were all from a market in Old Cairo, Egypt. So thankfully, creativity kicked in. Took a huge tray, my remedy drink, tools and got to work.
I made four necklaces for my mom and grandma, why? cause they rock!
Thankful for a completely useless day put to use!
As a graphic designer, I tend to, sometimes, get too caught up with client work and lose sight of the true meaning of creating art. I got lost in the digital world, felt extremely over whelmed with all the great work of other designers that I look up to so I felt the desperate need for some art therapy.
My husband and I’ve been having a hard time deciding what to put on the wall behind our bed. So instead of spending months in search for the perfect painting. We decided to combine forces and create one!
Even though I haven’t painted in over 4 years, I decided to listen to Audrey Hepburn’s wise words, “Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m Possible”, and do the impossible! Instead of starting small to try to get back in the game, I decided to dive in deep and start with a big canvas.
We wanted something simple that resembles both of our characters in a way, so we came up with a hipster Audrey Hepburn.
He came up with the concept, I painted it.
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7 am: Morning coffee at the NYC Library
"The classic New York landmark that housed all the great love stories"
"We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.”
LOVE LETTERS! New project for @anteiqa wrapped around my favorite statues #vintage #anteiqa #lovenotes #loveletters #cards #decor #bulldogs #colors #loveletterscards
Introducing LOVE LETTERS! Plastic envelopes with a gold chain and a pretty little heart, that come with different messages of your choice that can be later used as a perfect
addition to your jewelry collection to be used as a necklace, or displayed
on your vanity set, wrapped around your favorite vase or statue, could also work as an accessory to your favorite picture frame. The possibilities are
endless! #anteiqa #vintage #etsy #lovelettercard #lovenote #loveletters
Show business back then #mbam #mbamtl #montreal #venice
Got to revisit my favorite modern day painting | The Throne Room | #mbam #montreal
The debate with keeping animals in zoos vs setting them free in the wild has had an uprising of its own.
For the most part some zoos actually provide adequate environments for its animals, sustainable breeding systems, and the health care they deserve while some other zoos keep animals locked up in unnecessary prisons solely for entertainment purposes with nothing in return for the animals.
The world would be a much better place for those wonderful creatures if sanctuaries and zoos are there for taking care of infants, elders, harmed animals, and endangered ones but young healthy ones should be set free in their natural habitat.
These young ones express their opinions in their own way.. in OUR PRETTY FACES!
Berlin Zoological Garden | Zoologischer Garten
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mbam | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ‘13
Majestic pink ring | http://www.etsy.com/listing/164346581/majestic-pink-ring?ref=cat_gallery_4 #etsy #anteiqa #vintage #ring #fancyrings #newlinebyanteiqa
#anteiqa #eagle #antique #books #bookmark #vintage #royalblue #handmade
#babypoodle #poodle #etsy #anteiqa #antique #books #bookmarks #handmade #vintage #red
Antiquing on a rainy day #anteiqa #antiques #etsy #research #vintage #handmade