czwartek, 31 lipca 2014

What is Love?

         What is Love?

        It has many, many faces. Kids love their parents, an parents kids. We love our friends and they love us. We may love our pets, we say we love movies and boos and clothes and many more.

       Sometimes I think about the real meaning of the word. If we love everything - how can we truly love one thing or person?

czwartek, 24 lipca 2014

A snake

        I got the inspiration to make a snake from one of the photos I saw on the internet.

           Snakes are strong animals which can move very fast, they are all muscels. My snake is a sort of fusion between a rattle snake and a cobra. I am not sure what colors I should use yet. Maybe a bit of brown.

After first burning

My effective green snake

czwartek, 17 lipca 2014

Notes from a small island - Bill Bryson

             I like funny books. Who doesn't I guess :)

I also like traveling and reading about travelling. Especially, when I visited the place myself and can verify some of the facts. It's interesting to compare my observations with someone else's.

We read some of the chapters of "Notes from a Small Island" during our classes at university and somehow the book stayed with me for longer. Almost ten years later I decided to read it in full.

Bill Bryson is an American who came to Great Britain in the 70's. He wanted to see the country, travel a bit and come back home to continue his studies. He didn't know that this short adventure would lead to his stay in the UK for almost 20 years.

When he decides to move back to the USA with his wife and kids he undertakes a solitary journey from one end of the country to the other in order to visit the places he visited when he came here for the first time. It is also a farewell to the land he really loves now. He knows, however, that he will be back :)

The book is interesting because Bill Bryson describes in detail the places he visits. It can serve as a kind of guide for tourists who want to spend some time in Britain. The book, however, can serve other purpose. It can may you cry from laughter. The language is witty (and biting sometimes), the descriptions are accurate, and the whole book makes you want to jump the plane and visit this great, but sometimes strange country :). I know that after reading that book my trips will be much more enjoyable.

The book cover

The author himself

czwartek, 10 lipca 2014


           I love plants and I have many, many of them at home. Everytime I see a new pot flower I have to see it and I have to really restrain myself from buying it.

         The plans, the ones I fall in love with first, were cactuses. Doesn't matter: small, big, wih long or short needles. They are amasing - strong, with fantastic shapes. I have a small collection of those in my bedroom :)

My babies :)

czwartek, 3 lipca 2014

Devil's advocate

            Sometimes you see a movie and it stays with you for a long time. You think about it, you came back to it, you watch it again and again, you come back to certain scenes. One of such movies for me was "Closer", but the first ever film which has left me immune to any other film's charms was - "Devil's Advocate".

Back then, in 1997 I mean,  I was on a sort of Keanu Reeves binge. I wanted to see all his movies, and I was - yes - hopelessly in love with him ;). so no wander when I saw "Devil's advocate" in the TV program I wanted to see it. And I have watched it many, many times after that first viewing. I was enthralled. 

I sometimes think about second chances. We rarely get one, but the main character Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) did. He got the chance to see his future and later decide to change it. The question is if he really did.

I really enjoyed the movie and the cast especially. Al Pacino was - not surprisingly - outstanding. Keanu Reeves seems to be very good in such complicated, emotianally exhausting roles. But the greatest was, in my oppinion, Charlize Theron as Mary Ann - Kevin's wife. This is the first movie I saw with Charlieze and I became a huge fan till today.

If one likes movie which make you think and consider one's actions in life I recommend it fully.