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I am so happy being busy painting silk scarves...

I feel some guilt for not having written here, in my old blog, for quite some time now. But I have been so happy being busy painting silk scarves. The process of creating them  makes me feel truly great. Seeing the end result is so rewarding, and getting the positive feedback from my scarves' new owners is just a bliss.

I have always wanted to create beautiful things when I grow up. So, I feel grown up now. In a very satisfying way.

I have created a page on Facebook about my scarves: I post photos of my latest scarves there, information, inspirations, anything...

Fell free come and join it, if you feel this would be something interesting for you.  


Starbucks goes green getting rid of their paper cups... But I dream of getting rid of all spam paper mail instead.


Starbucks launched their green approach project to a more eco-friendly business: “The Big Picture – A Green Project”, encouraging consumers to use their own reusable coffee mugs as an alternative to the so familiar paper cups.

So, saving the forests, eh? Sounds great and yet not so much... Why? Because I spent my weekend going through a pile of mail I had collected in the past couple of weeks, trying to get rid of some hundreds of spam mail items... ...

Our son won Kal 1st place in an art contest!

I feel so happy!- our son Kal won first place in the 10th graders' group at the Colorado section of the 2010 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. This is his fifth year of participation and his third 1st place award.

Among the 1st through 3rd place awards, Kal is the only representative of Colorado Springs. This makes him very proud...


Can we tell the difference between reckless driving and real car problems?

This morning I was driving my son to school at 6.45 am. Pretty early indeed, and most people driving around were obviously heading for work, not for pleasure.

Then, a new Toyota Camry decided not to yield to me, popping out of a crossing. Yield signs obviously do not count anymore, moreover Toyota drivers are being shielded by "car issues" now. The driver rushed right in front of me, never bothering to even look at me. She was on the phone, as drivers around usually are...

I drive a Toyota myself, and I love it. But I am thinking: How convenient is it now for Toyota drivers to get as arrogant as possible these days and blame anything that might happen on "unintended acceleration" problem??? This is getting crazy indeed...


Drive safely! Not only during the holidays - drive safely every single day

I am following the news this morning about the major accident that happened about an hour ago on I-25. According to the news, at least one person has died. How tragic. Each time we are sending a loved one on the road we automatically say, "Drive safely!"

I came across this heart-breaking video, an ad of the Australian TV in the fight to prevent drink driving. Shocking video, mind you. I cried my heart out watching it. My husband and I are considering a thoughtful way to show it to our own son at some point. ...


Can a store afford sending away loyal customers due to inability to stop shoplifting? Weren’t we having hard times with the bad economy? Wasn’t every customer supposed to be precious? Obviously not…

We are having a party of 20 people scheduled for the weekend - so we hit the local Springs Liquor Outlet (North Carefree and Tutt, in Colorado Springs) last night just to find that it has imposed a No-Purse Policy.  Very annoying.

And it is a real shame that stores treat loyal customers as equal to shoplifters. So, women should carry everything in their hands: wallet, car keys, cell phone, tissues, medication...

To be sun-tanned or not – a question that is sometimes worth a person’s life…

Every now and then I meet a well-tanned person. Sometimes they are very very well tanned and it definitely is not achieved with tanning lotions.

I personally like the good tan. I was raised in the years when staying out in the sun was believed to be a very healthy thing - so any time spent on the beach or around the pool was like a good investment in one’s health.


My big love for scarves

I can't live without scarves. Ever person has a passion and mine is for scarves. I have dozens of them, and I still buy more and more.

I love painting silk scarves myself - so I always have yet another one that I think I need to have. Just in case.

Our daughter is wearing glasses

Our eight-year-old daughter complained two weeks ago that she could not stand it any longer. “What, sweetie?’, we asked in astonishment. “I can’t see well; I have to squint my eyes all the time so I can see things; I have a headache; I can't live like that…”

Have we talked about that earlier? Of course not. ...


Our son is drawing nude figures (which seems to be more intriguing to us than to him)

   I was looking at Kal’s graphic drawings of nude figures the other day. A couple of months ago he attended an adult art class for drawing the human body. He has always been drawing with passion and love, no matter what he sets his eyes on. So, this time it was naked models. Not bad for a 14-year-old artist...