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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Urban Sketching

Pastel Lady

Pastel Lady

I was going through some of my urban sketchbooks and found a few sketches that I really liked. This is a sketch of a "pastel lady". She was dressed in pastel pink coat and had a pastel turquoise bike. The only vivid colour on her was her bright red beanie cap :-) Anyway, I did a quick sketch and then added some colour to it.
Materials used: Staedtlet Pigment Liners (0.05, 0.2, 0.5), Pentel Waterbrushes, SAX watercolour crayons, drawn in a Clairefontaine sketchbook.


Tiny Chapel

Tiny Chapel

In Slovenia, we have lots of these religious marks. Some are crosses, but some are these tiny chapels. Such marks usually stand on spots where something had happened (e.g. there was an accident and somebody died). In and around my village there are many of these religious marks, so I've decided to sketch one.
Materials used: Staedtlet Pigment Liners (0.05, 0.2, 0.5), Pentel Waterbrushes, SAX watercolour crayons, drawn in a Clairefontaine sketchbook.

Café Evropa

Café Evropa

This café is one with a vey long tradition. The building is very very old, more than a century, in fact. It's a charming old building in the centre of Ljubljana and worth sketching I decided to sketch just the corner of it since it has all these nice details.
Materials used:
Staedtlet Pigment Liners (0.05, 0.2, 0.5), drawn in a Clairefontaine sketchbook.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Irises in Our Garden

The Irises in Our Garden - White The Irises in Our Garden - Purple The Irises in Our Garden - Double Purple

We have several colours of irises growing in our garden. They are in full bloom now :-)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My New Braille Books

My New Braille Books

I got these books yesterday. It's a Braille collection published by DK publishing house. The books are just brilliant! They are printed in regular print and in Grade 1 Braille. However, it's not just the text that is special in these books. The illustrations are "double", as well. All the pictures are very visual and printed in bright colours. At the same time they are also tactile. Every illustration has raised edges, so that the object in the photo can be discovered by touch, as well. But that's not all. The illustrations are also textured. The book "Counting", for example, has an illustration of "nine sticky worms" in it. The worms are actually sticky to the touch! An illustration of a zebra is soft and fuzzy to represent the animal's fur, etc.

These books are absolutely fantastic! The best thing about them is that they can be shared by blind or visually impaired and sighted readers!

Spring Series

Spring Series: Busy Buzzy Bee Spring Series: New Life from the Old Spring Series: Find the Spider! Spring Series: Wood Anemone

Photos I took on my long spring walks in the past few days :-)

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Goalball

Goalball

I just got my very own goalball ball today :-) The ball is an official goalball ball. It weighs 1.25 kg. What's special about this ball is the fact that it's not inflated. It's made of hard rubber and it's hollow - that's because there are bells inside. When the ball rolls on the ground (the ball must not bounce, but must be rolled on the ground - kind of like a bowling ball), the bells jingle and the players can locate the ball by sound.
Here are two links to sites where you can read more about goalball:
Goalball (Wikipedia)
Goalball UK

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Blossom

Spring Blossom

Hellebores and snowdrops are in full blossom already, which makes long walks in the woods magical :-)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The First Sign of Spring :-)

The First Sign of Spring :-)

I found this little snowdrop a few days ago in the woods. Now, they are beginning to peek out from the ground in our garden, too. Spring is here! :-)


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Purple Beauty

Purple Beauty

One from the photo archives :-)