Merry Christmas and a blessed 2016!!!

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY COLLECTION 2015

Earlier this month, I showed you my Christmas/Holiday illustrations. Then I was blessed to find a great printing company here in Cracow which produced a little collection for me - art prints, greetings cards, gift tags and bookmarks.  Everything looks great. Here are some photos and more you can find on my Facebook Page.

 Christmas collection "Magical Christmas tree"

Christmas collection "Magical Christmas tree"

So….I just want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU, for all your likes and comments about these illustrations on social media and in messages. Also a big thank you to Make Art That Sells blog for featuring my "Santa is a girl!" collection.

There was also a giveaway on my Instagram and Facebook and four lucky ladies won my Christmas/Holiday cards. Thank you all who participated. There are still few cards, gift tags, bookmarks and prints left so let me know if you are interested by sending me an email to cherubins3@gmail.com

HANDPAINTED TOYS/DECOR

I am not sure if I told you that I joined the workshop at Slow Fashion Cafe organized by Slow Fashion Design IWAK group (International Women Association Krakow)? So, I am going there once a week and I am sewing my creations. 

So far I've made five toys, two pillows and a play mat/bag (which has not been at the photo shooting yet so I will show you the mat in my next blog post). 

 hand painted toys "Winter collection"

hand painted toys "Winter collection"

 hand painted cuddle pillow "Lion Filip"

hand painted cuddle pillow "Lion Filip"

 hand painted cuddle pillow "Hedgehog Lucija"

hand painted cuddle pillow "Hedgehog Lucija"

TWO SHOWS

Last weekend I was participating in two shows together with two amazing artisans from Cracow Ewa of Blue Dot and Iza of Nacotopocoto. On Saturday at kids design market called Krakow ŁAŁ at FORUM Przestrzenie and on Sunday at Art&Food Bazar at Pauza in Garden. It was an interesting experience to hear and see the reactions at my work, to meet my potential clients and to interact with other vendors. I had a lovely time at both shows.

My plans for holidays include lots of traveling so unfortunately I won't be able to write my blog posts every two weeks. See you again next year and until then follow me on Instagram or Facebook!

I wish you a very very merry Christmas and a blessed and full of joy and happiness 2016!!!

Sending you my smile with lots of love!

Dominika

Christmas/Holiday collection

Hello!
I had a very productive two weeks and still continuing to work without stopping. It makes me so happy and my days are too short for everything I would like to do and make!!!

Can't wait to show you my latest illustrations I made for my Christmas/Holiday collection. I know I am a bit late and that makes me nervous but hopefully this week everything will be ready and then next week I am participating in an Art and Food Bazaar where I am going to show my work for the first time to Cracow audience :D I am planing to make a collection which will include cards, prints and gift tags.
Fingers crossed!!!

 Santa is a girl

Santa is a girl

 A perfect Christmas tree

A perfect Christmas tree

 Magic snowball

Magic snowball

 Iceskating with a bear

Iceskating with a bear

Next painting was made for special order from one friend in Doha to another in Finland :D
Idea for the painting came from a client. I so love when my clients are so cleaver!!!

  Lyyli and Inari exploring the world

Lyyli and Inari exploring the world

Another little painting I finished last week I am donating to the International Women Association Krakow (IWAK) for auction and all funds will go to "Przedzkole specjalne Nr.100" located in Nowa Huta (it is a special institution dedicated in supporting the development of children with special educational needs -www.wboxi.com/site/przedszkole100.pl).

I called this painting "Let's make the world a better place" because it is showing how the elephant is taking a good care of a little bird. And look at the little ladder for a bird to be able to climb to the bird's house :D

 Let's make the world a better place

Let's make the world a better place

I also started working on new cuddle pillow designs in a round shapes with images of different animals. Now I need to sew them :D

 Hand painted fabric for a pillow design

Hand painted fabric for a pillow design

 Hand painted fabric for a pillow design

Hand painted fabric for a pillow design

And I want to show you this as well, if you are not following me on Facebook or Instagram then you probably haven't seen it. My client sent me this photo of a bear which is made of her daughter's first clothes including my hand painted body suit I've painted especially for her before her daughter was even born. The bear is made by Krpancek.

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Off to the printing company!

Sending you my smile with love!
Dominika

Christmas illustrations in progress

Hello my friend!

I am so happy you came to see what is new with me :D
As I wrote in my previous post, things are turning better and my life in Cracow is becoming easier.
It is thanks to people, lovely women from all around the world. Life of an expat is always hard in the beginning and we need support. So, now I have local friends who are also artists and who are very helpful. Because of them I will be able to showcase my work at two markets next month for which I am preparing some Christmas/Holidays illustrations. Illustrations are still in progress but I want to share few photos with you :D and if you have any comment or idea please share them with me in a comment section bellow this post or write me an email... what ever works for you the best!

 Work in progress

Work in progress

You can follow me on my Facebook page or Instagram.

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

Kind words which made my heart melt

I would like to say big huge thank you once again to all my "clients" or better to say friends for the kind and warm words they wrote about my work. They made my heart melt and jump around from all  the happiness. It really means a lot, a lot, a lot so I have a big motivation to continue working on my artworks.
You can read them on a page I've created just for Testimonials and if you are a happy owner of any of my work please send me few words to my email so I can include your feedback too.

 

 My hand painted cloud cuddle pillow in a girl's room   photo curtesy: Jessica Monteiro

My hand painted cloud cuddle pillow in a girl's room 

photo curtesy: Jessica Monteiro

I have to admit that the time started to fly and I have so many ideas and few opportunities that came up but they are still just in the air so I don't want to say anything. I also met few great creatives from Krakow and we will try to meet once a week to brainstorm the ideas and motivate each other. How great is that!? I was dreaming about something like this because I had it while I lived in Doha and I missed being surrounded with likeminded people. I also started going to yoga classes in my neighborhood. Things are slowly falling into the place and I am starting to being more relaxed with my new life here.

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

My studio is not lonely anymore

Surprise!!!!
My art studio is not lonely anymore!!!
Yes, I've started working on my first painting in Krakow which was commissioned by my dear friend from Doha before I left Qatar. It is going to be a keepsake with symbols and buildings which can be seen in Qatar for her to always remember her life there.
Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see the final painting :D

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Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika