Livin’ La Vida Boho

resin-pendants

Hi friends. How are you doing?

Over here, in my world, I am living ‘la vida boho’ (haha).

I am not really sure why and how it happened to me, but for some reason I realized that the so called bohemian style is what i want to dive into these days. So I went in, head first.

As I realized, the ocean of boho style is incredibly deep and beautiful… and mesmerizing… and soul-nourishing… and energy recharging. Oh the colors, the warmth, the cheerfulness, the richness of the textures, the comfort it brings… everything about it appeals to me IMMENSELY. Right now I am in the state where I just want to ‘bohemian-ize’ everything around me… (in case you come near, you’ve been warned)… . To outline the vision, I might as well call this year THE YEAR OF BOHO, building colorful happy shields whenever and wherever possible.

Anyways, learning how to channel this style, I have a few projects in works these days. I cannot wait to show them to you once they are fully finished (they even involve pictures I made… I know… what?). Until then, I thought I could just introduce to you a few parts of my fast growing boho collection…

 
 

charm-mix

These are just a few of my favorites. Seeing this, my heart is singing happy songs!

 
 

crochet-and-golden-beads

Somewhere along the way I got this idea of placing crocheted items on the pictures I make. And that idea has put me in a state of complete and utter THRILL :).

Well, yes, I realized that I had been searching for a different way to display my crocheted pieces for such a long time but did not really know how… and now I found the way. Yippee! The possibilities are endless and I see this as a very long and amazing journey for me. Will you join me? 🙂

 
 

decoupage-painting

To display my crocheted items, I’ve made a few backgrounds – painted and decoupaged. The background above is a decoupage (paper cutouts glued onto paper). This was my first try at this craft and I loved it!!! So amazing and relaxing!

 
 

crochet-decoupage

Then the crocheted pieces and some charms join the game and the picture will soon be ready for you to see (stay tuned).

 
 

metal-charms

Speaking of charms… Hello my darling ones!! 🙂 You complete my life!

 
 

crochet-and-painting

This is a sneak peek of my other project. There are feathers and some really powerful words involved – this picture has a mission. Soon all will be revealed in more detail.

 
 

 colorful-feather-on-a-painting

Here’s a detail of the corner, I am still playing with different ideas and placements before it’s really finished. I was thinking – can you ever go over the top in the bohemian style? 🙂

Well, all in all, this is just the game that I need now. Gimme those embellishments!!! 🙂

 
 

charms

I hope you enjoyed this little boho extravaganza. Will be back with more soon!

Take care!

With lots of love,
Petra xoxo

 

Magical Folk Art & Crafts Fair

bobbin lace making

Art and crafts have always been a great love of mine.

A few days ago, I was very lucky to visit a fair dedicated to the traditional folk art and crafts of my native country – Slovakia.

The whole experience was just magical. That is probably the best word I can use to describe the feelings I had when I was watching a selection of very old crafts being demonstrated by the most skillful craftsmen right there in front of my eyes. They are the crafts that helped my ancestors live better and nicer lives. And the best thing is that those traditions are still alive.

I am very thankful to the kind people who came to demonstrate their skills in front of curious people like me and I am also thankful to the people who want to keep the old traditions alive and organize this great festival. It was an amazing, sentimental and important touch with the wisdom of the past. Just have look…

 

bobbin lace making

Bobbin lace making.

 

bobbin lace making
 

bobbin lace making
 

bobbin lace making
 

bobbin lace making
 

bobbin lace making
 

bobbin lace making
 

bobbin lace making
 

blacksmithing

Blacksmithing.
 

blacksmithing
 

blacksmithing
 

cooperage

Cooperage.

 

cooperage
 

cooperage
 

cooperage
 

painting on glass

Painting on glass.
 

painting on glass
 

painting on glass
 

wood carving

Wood carving.

 

wood carving

Chiseling wood.
 

wood carving
 

wood carving
 

chiseling wood
 

chiseling wood
 

chiseling wood
 

making wooden spoons and dishes
 

making musical instruments

Making musical instruments.
 

weaving on loom

Weaving on loom.
 

weaving on loom
 

weaving on loom
 

cast brass bells making

Cast brass bells making.
 

tinkering

Tinkering.
 

heart made from wire
 

gingerbread decorating

Gingerbread decorating.
 

gingerbread decorating
 

gingerbread decorating
 

gingerbread decorating
 

making products from leather

Leathercraft.
 

making ceramics

Making ceramics.
 

ceramics
 

making ceramics
 

crooked needle embroidery

Crooked needle embroidery.
 

crooked needle embroidery
 

crooked needle embroidery
 

crooked needle embroidery
 

making wooden toys

Making wooden toys.
 

decorating Easter eggs

Easter eggs decorating.
 

decorating Easter eggs
 

decorating Easter eggs with wire
 

decorating Easter eggs with wax
 

making whips

Making whips.
 

making shepherd’s dishes

Making shepherd’s dishes.
 

making herding sticks

And making herding sticks.

 
I hope you enjoyed this tour of traditional folk arts and crafts.

And, by the way, which craft is your favorite?

Love,
Petra

 

Mom’s New Art

wooden statue

As I might have mentioned before, a visit to my parents’ garden is always a breathtaking experience for me. During my last stroll there I pointed the camera at some pieces of Mom’s new art. She’s been very much into wood carving and painting lately and I am very excited to show you some of her recent work…

 
 

wooden statue

 

wooden carved statue

 

wooden statue woman

 

wood carving

 

painting

Thank you for letting me share, Mom! You are amazing!!

Love,
Petra
 

Sweet Treat Jewelry

I have to admit that my soul started to sing with joy the moment I found this jewelry.

Isn’t it just adorable?

Like the sweetest and cutest thing ever?