Monday, May 23

Zilele "Mihai Viteazul" 2016

Hello everyone!

Long time no write, and im sorry for that, only my time has been very limited lately, so limited that i could not even meet a friend who i see very seldom :(. So much so that i hardly had time to get out and enjoy. At the end of this week i was as tired as a dog :)). And i don't get tired easily, but some things make you more tired than others, especially if they are on a repeat pattern :D.

Anyways, here i am again telling you about the joy i had this week. Luiza from Tradem, the Culture House where i had my scrapbooking workshops and where 2 months ago Italy, Poland and Romania scrapbooked together, called me a short while ago to ask if i could do some medals for "Zilele Mihai Viteazul" 2016, which happens in Craiova every year in May.
Well, i started looking for photos of Mihai Viteazul (Michael the Brave - a ruler of ours from the 16th century), and i found just a few that i liked. I had this idea that i should put them on a black background, so the picture should have had very bright colours.

So 30 medals and a trophey (a sword, which was drawn by Magnus and painted in gold by me - turned out very nicely actually) for "creme de la creme" - have not found out yet who won the trophey, should not forget to ask ;). 

So here is a proud winner of the medal:

And here are the medals:

Friday, May 6

Italy, Poland and Romania scrapbook together

Hello everyone!

It feels like i have not written in a long time, with the Easter holiday and all that. I was so busy those days that i even forgot to send the invoices to my clients. Luckily, they accepted them 2 days later.
Today i come to you with another old project, since March this time. Somewhere in January Luiza from Tradem, where i had my workshops, called me and asked if i could teach some youngsters scrapbooking. How could i ever say "no" to that? I was happy to. Going into the details, i found out that i was to show some kids - about 32 of them with ages from 9 to 17, from Italy, Poland and Romania - what scrapbooking is and help them create their first album page. Why so many kids from 3 different countries? Well, they were all involved in a Erasmus project that involved highschools from these 3 countries. The project's main idea was "non-formal learning" - exactly what scrapbooking does. 
I was delighted to be among so many kids, with their positive energy and happiness. Even though it was a cold grey day, i felt great just because i was among them, eben though  knew none of them, of course. We spent 3 hours together and i was very happy to see that some of them asked for details, because they wanted to get started with scrapbooking when they got home. There is no greater joy for me than sharing my passion and inspiring others - especially young people - to start on their own.
I did not have the time to take any photos, these 3 are from them: