17 February 2015

Movie time

▨ Imitation game was just too naive. A lemonade. I love, love Benedict Cumberbatch, but this movie just wasn't that good. Also, there's a lovely Matthew Goode, charming as always. I guess that big success of it is that director managed to make Keira Knightley less irritating that usual. 
▨ Foxcatcher was good, but I've heard a lot of good reviews from my friends, so I guess I expected more and I wasn't that pleased. One of the first roles where Steve Carell wasn't funny and he was very, very good. But I will be a bad guy again, and say that I can't help but wonder, is it because of the good mask or Steve really did amazing job? I have to commend Mark Ruffalo. He was so good! And I'm not even a fan of Mark. 
▨ Birdman was quite amusing. I loved how director cut those scenes and how he interpreted theatre atmosphere. Nice soundtrack, great cast, although I could imagine some other, less famous actors. Even though I love Benedict, I think that Michael Keaton is my Oscar favorite nominee. 
▨ Whiplash was good! And I know that people say that it's nice teenage movie, but I don't care. I really enjoyed it. 
▨ Force Majeure was just brilliant! 
▨ Loved Borgman! Surreal, dark but also funny movie with a lot of religious moments. 

16 February 2015

New Paintings




Hello boys and girls. So, this is a couple of my new paintings and a bit different approach in painting for me. I wanted to keep bright colors that I use quite often, with some neon details. Although it seems that there is one happy environment for my characters, there's still some, let's say, disturbing details or broken things. I've also started a new series of drawings, where I wanted to show a melancholic atmosphere, so I guess I wanted to put a little bit of those feelings in my paintings, too. For a long time I couldn't find a proper motives and inspiration for paintings, so I figurate I can use some details from my drawings and see where it's going to take me. I'm still experimenting with all of this, so I guess the final result will be quite different. 

14 February 2015

Lomo Saturday





Some old photos I found while searching some files on my old computer. 

8 February 2015

Lazy Sunday


U pauzama izmedju slikanja, uspem da pogledam po koji film i da malo "prelistam" blogove koje pratim. Ovaj sneg i hladno vreme mi samo olaksavaju ostanak kod kuce, u radnoj atmosferi. Moram da priznam da mi je nedostajalo ovo full time radno vreme koja sama sebi zadam. Naravno, kao freelancer-u, jako mi godi sto mogu da raspodelim svoje obaveze i da ih zavrsim kada meni odgovara. U principu sam prilicno azurna i skoro nikad, nikad ne kasnim kad je u pitanju neki posao. To je malo i cudno, jer sam cesto veliki kampanjac. Ponekad se zabrinem koliko dobro prodjem sa nekim kampanjski odradjenim poslom i obecam sebi da to vise necu raditi, ali avaj. Nemam jos uvek tu kontrolu. 

Nestrpljiva sam da zavrsim knjigu koju trenutno citam, kako bih pocela Ransom Rigsovu knjigu "Dom gospodjice Pelegrin za cudnovatu decu", kao i njen nastavak "Grad pustoduha". Imam toliko knjiga "na cekanju", prosto mi je zao sto ne citam brze. 


 Preslatke igracke sa divnom paletom boja

► Kad ce leto da pravimo Mohito sa lubenicom

► Savrsena Hay ogledala

► Volim slike Lole Donoghue



I'm painting all day long for the last 10 days and I really feel like I'm working in some company. Overtime, of course. But I 
cannot complain. My work is definitely more fun than some random office job. That's for sure. I'm watching movies like
crazy. Yup! Well, girl needs to relax before bedtime. I will soon post movie recommendations. I need to do that more often, I
have a long list of movies. Beside that, I'm really curious  who's gonna win the Oscars this year. There's a lot of good movies
and it will be tight. Of course, I always cheer for Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean, he managed to make  that lemonade of
The Imitation Game a little bit better. A lot better if you ask me. Movie was just, meh. But also, there's fantastic Michael Keaton.
But, I will say no more. I will write my impressions in a next Movie time post. Here's some interesting things I found on internet.

► I love this cute toys. And what a lovely color palette 

► I want summer so we can make this Watermelon Mojito

► I want those perfect Hay mirrors

► Lola Donoghue's paintings are so inspiring 

7 February 2015

REmake Festival Berlin


Festival REmake je festival kreativnih intervencija koje ukljucuje uvodjenje reciklaze, ekologije, upcycling-a u kreativne procese. Zajedno sa berlinskim PLATOON Kunsthalle, ekipa iz REmake-a je napravila jedan jako zanimljiv projekat koji je ukljucivao radionice, muzicki program, prezentacije i slicno. Tokom naseg boravka u Berlinu, imali smo prilike da se upoznamo i saradjujemo sa kreativcima iz celog sveta i to je zaista bilo jedno divno iskustvo. Tijana i ja, u ime naseg studija Kriska, smo se predstavile sa malim betosnkim vazama, koje je vrlo lako napraviti, sto im je mozda i najveca car. Mi smo, tokom cetiri dana festivala odrzale radionicu gde su posetioci festivala mogli da naprave svoju vazu, koju bi potom mogli da ponesu kuci. U kombinaciji sa betonom, koristili smo staklene flasice, koje smo potom farbali u odredjene boje. 


REmake Festival is a festival of creative interventions which included combination of recycling, ecology, 
up cycling and creative processes. Festival was organized by Remake crew and Platoon Kunsthalle
from Berlin. Our studio Krishka was also a participant and we were making a small concrete vases, but
also we were having an open workshop, so anybody could make their own vase. It was a really fun
time for us and also, we had a very educational time there. Beside creative interventions, there was also 
a music program, lectures, workshops, great food from local restaurants and many more. 


 




Gospodin sa slike nas je razmazio sa divnom hranom koju je pripremao cesto na licu mesta, ili je donosio iz njegovog obliznjeg restorana. U ponudi su bili sjajni burgeri sa povrcem, savresene istocnjacke salate, veganski burgeri, kuskus i mnogo toga jos. I dalje mi curi voda na usta kad se samo setim. // This gentleman cooked for us during the festival, and I'm absolutely in love with his food. You could buy an excellent burgers with amazing salads, couscous, veggie burgers and more. I'm drooling every time I remember this lovely food. 

Marchello je, recimo, glava festivala. Sve sto moze da ti zatreba, da se odgovori na neko pitanje, da se pronadje odgovarajuci alat za posao i slicno, on je tu. E, sad, stvar je u tome sto ga je tesko uhvatiti tokom dana, jer je prosto zauzet konstantno a i verujem da covek nekad jednostavno zeli da se skloni od guzve. Ovaj natpis stoji u kancelariji Platoon-a i bio mi je jako zabavan :) // Machello is a gentleman who is in charge for everything. What ever you need, he knows where or how to get it. That's why it was so hard to find him during the day, since everybody wants to ask something. I found this sign very amusing :)









Ovaj momak, Onyx Ashanti, nas je mozda najvise odusevio i zaintrigirao. I dalje nisam sigurna sta se sve desava u njegovoj glavi i kako funkcionisu njegovi izumi, ali je svakako ostavio najjaci dojam, bar na mene. Ovo sto vidite u njegovim rukama i na glavi, su takoreci samonapravljeni instrumenti (recimo?!) i napravljeni su uz pomoc 3D stampaca. E sad, glavna fora sa tim je sto on, koliko sam shvatila, putem podataka koji cirkulisu na internetu pokrece ove spravice i pravi zvuk, tj. muziku. Ludo burazeru, znam. Naravno, ima tu jos puno zanimljivih podataka, sama njegova filozofija zivota je prilicno intrigantna, stoga vam preporucujem da jos malo istrazite. // Onyx Ashanti was maybe one of my favorite participants on the festival. I'm still not so sure how everything works, but what you see on his head and hands are little gadgets made with 3D printers. He uses data from the internet to provide a sound through them. There was an excellent performance after his lecture. He had amazing visual backups and music he was, let say producing, was absolutely thrilling. You should definitely check more about his work. 

Photo taken from Platoon's web site
Photo taken from Platoon's web site


Photo taken from Platoon's web site


Photo taken from Platoon's web site

Photo taken from Platoon's web site


Ono sto je meni isto zanimljivo je sam prostor. Platoon Kunsthalle je napravljen od ogromnih, transportnih kontejnera, dok je skoro ceo inventar sastavljen od gajbica. To je sve konstruisano vrlo pametno tako da ceo prostor odise jako prijatnom atmosferom. Pored Studija Krishka, neki od ucesnika su Bosso FatakaFabLabEarthship BiotectureUros PajovicBetahausMakerlabTrafoPop i mnogi drugi. Bilo je vrlo prijatno raditi sa ljudima i imale smo jako dobar odziv na nasoj radionici. Ljudima je ocigledno vrlo zabavno bilo da mesaju malter i prave svoje vaze, a tome je sigurno doprinelo i sjajno vreme. Par dana pre festivala smo svi bili u nenormalnoj guzvi, dok je sam festival tekao vrlo opusteno i prijatno. Bar za nas. Sigurno je tu bilo ljudi koji su se i dalje ubijali od posla, dok smo mi ipak imali vremena za opustanje. Nisam mnogo ispratila muzicki program koji se odvijao u kasnijim vecernjim satima, jer smo ipak zeleli da se malo pomerimo sa mesta. Takodje, bilo je jako interesantno raditi u nekoj drugoj zemlji sa gomilom stranaca. Sve te kulturoloske razlike su doprinele da sam rad bude jako uzbudljiv uz ucenje mnogih zanimljivih stvari i to mi je mozda jedna od stvari koje mi nedostaju ovde u Beogradu. Sreca pa i kod nas ima puno kreativnih i pametnih ljudi sa kojima mozes da saradjujes, pa se to da koliko toliko anulirati. Sve u svemu, jedno jako divno iskustvo i nadam se da cemo imati prilike da uskoro radimo na jos nekom slicnom projektu. 


The interesting thing about Platoon Kunsthalle is also the building itself. It was made of huge containers and almost 
all inventory is made of plastic beer crates. It was built very smartly without any necessary details and it has a wonderful 
atmosphere. Some of the other participants were Bosso FatakaFab LabEarthship BiotectureUros PajovicBetaHaus 
MakerLabTrafoPop and many more. It was very nice working with other people and I think our workshop went quite well.
I guess people found interesting mixing concrete and water, making their own vases. I didn't saw much of the music program, 
because we wanted to visit some other places. Anyway, it was really fun participating in this festival, and I would like to
thank all those good people who helped this festival be such a wonderful experience for me.

29 January 2015

Berlin bits * Mostly food

Beautiful Barn coffee shop with excellent coffee and sandwiches 








Bad hair day, tiredness and beer :)




Odlucila sam da pocnem ovaj post sa malo hrane i malo posla. Ovaj post je zapravo uvod u sledeci, gde cu pricati o mom i Tijaninom boravku u Berlinu na REmake festivalu. O nasem radu na samom festivalu ste mogli da procitate i na nasem blogu Kriska, ali mislim da je okej da se pojavi i na mom licnom blogu par recenica, predstavljanje ucesnika, opis festivala, moji dozivljaji istog i slicno. 
Verujem da svako ko je posetio Berlin nije ostao ravnodusan na ovaj sjajan grad, prepun zanimljivog kulturnog sadrzaja, divnu arhitekturu, multikulturalnost i istoriju koja zivi zajedno sa savremenim duhom ovom grada. Ovo je bio moj drugi odlasak u Berlin, tako da sam manje fotografisala a vise radila i uzivala u njegovim carima. 

Uglavnom smo izlazili u Kreuzberg i uzivali u Berliner Kindl pivu, jedno od mojih omiljenih ikada. Naravno, uvek je zanimljivo da se vratis na neka mesta gde si vec bio, kao sto su odredjeni pabovi, galerije, prodavnice sa stripovima i knjigama i slicno. A da, mislim da sam se na ovom putu "navukla" na Kafe late. Imali smo u Platoon Kunsthalle, gde smo provodili najvise vremena, sjajnu sankericu koja pravi najbolji late ikad. 

Vidimo se u sledecem postu gde cu malo opsirnije pisati o celoj nasoj avanturi, te daavne 2013. godine ;)  


I've decided to start this post with a little bit of work and a little bit of food. Food is good, right, so
there's no problem. Just kidding. This post is actually a little introduction to a next post, where I will
write about Studio Krishka's trip to Berlin and what we did there. 

26 January 2015



I was re-organizing some of my old files and photos, from the previous computers, and I thought I could share some of them. First photo is taken at my mom's place. She always has flowers somewhere in the house, not necessarily on the table. I love that. Second photo is a collection of those comercial cards you can find in hotels/hostels. I think that this ones are from Budapest. Last photo is taken when I was using those fake gold leaves for my work. I really like how they combine with the paintings. I think I have a stash of it somewhere in the house, I should definitely start using them again. 



Beside that, I'm drawing like a crazy all day long. I'm preparing works for the upcoming exhibition. I don't know the exact date yet, because organization is quite frustrating at the moment. But, it's not the first time I have this kind of problems, so I know that in the end, everything will work out.



▨ Love this “Dos Fridas” fabric made by Alexander Henry. 
▨ Currently reading "Winter of the world" by Ken Follett. It's a second book from the Century trilogy and it'a fantastic historical novel. First part was excellent and so thrilling. The second part is also interesting so far. 
▨ Hey husband, it isn't my birthday, but can you please surprise me with these ;)