My creative inspiration

Things I make, stuff that inspire

Month: November, 2013

Funny golden necklace

One of my weekend crafts:

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The amazing surrealism of Oleg Oprisco


I think I haven’t had a favourite photographer until yesterday. Late at night, I was browsing Pinterest (half asleep), when a stunning photograph of a red haired girl game across. Luckily, it was not one of those pins where the link is missing, so in about two minutes I found myself crazily browsing the Flickr album of a Kiev based photographer, Oleg Oprisco.

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His surreal portraits express complex feelings that I think I could not express by words. But the colours, the look on the beautiful models’s faces and the ambiance together are perfect. Besides, ginger hair is something I adore 🙂

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Here, I only show my favourites, but if you are interested in Oleg’s work, you can visit his Flickr site as well.

[All pictures belong to Oleg Oprisco.]

Halloween decor – faux chalkboard calligraphy


Besides lanterns, I used some solid cardboard to create faux chalkboard calligraphy. One with a Happy Halloween sign and one with my favourite quote: If the broom fits, ride it!


Halloween decor – The lanterns


Even though we don’t celebrate Halloween here, I wanted to have some autumn decoration, so we have crafted some pretty things. Today I want to show you the three sided lanterns we have made, by using:

  • black cardboard
  • orange tracing paper
  • glue
  • and a felt tip marker.

To make the lanterns, you have to draw the images (trees, haunted houses, cats, whatever your heart desires) on the orange tracing paper, than cut the frames of the lantern out of the cardboard, glue everything together, and there you go 🙂

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I recommend using LED candles instead of real ones to protect the lanterns from catching fire.