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How the Blue Color Affects Your Mood while in Quarantine

How the Blue Color Affects Your Mood while in Quarantine

  Having the blues during the quarantine times? Here’s some more about the color blue and blue moods, if you haven’t had enough of them! How can blue colors change your mood when you stay at home for prolonged periods of time?   I’ve been delaying this post for...
CREATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS THAT TEENAGE GIRLS WILL LOVE

CREATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS THAT TEENAGE GIRLS WILL LOVE

CREATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS THAT TEENAGE GIRLS WILL LOVE Scratching your head what holiday gifts to get for teenage girls?  Teenagers have a talent for not liking their gifts (psst: they secretly return a lot of them, too!) Teens basically rule when it comes to the...
THE FASCINATION WITH BLUE COLORS & WHY PEOPLE LOVE BLUE

THE FASCINATION WITH BLUE COLORS & WHY PEOPLE LOVE BLUE

THE FASCINATION WITH BLUE COLORS & WHY PEOPLE LOVE BLUE Hey peeps, if you enjoyed my previous post about yellow, here I’ll talk about another primary color, the ever-enchanting BLUE. The most popular color, that is, at least according to polls across US and...
7 EASY WAYS TO FABULOUS HOMES, USING COLORFUL BLANKETS

7 EASY WAYS TO FABULOUS HOMES, USING COLORFUL BLANKETS

7 EASY WAYS TO FABULOUS HOMES, USING COLORFUL BLANKETS   Colorful throw blankets are the spark in a beautiful room, if you know how to use them.   Their colors and texture make the difference between a boring place and a livable space.   In this post, you’ll see...
HOW I TURNED A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD INTO MORE THAN ONE GIFT

HOW I TURNED A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD INTO MORE THAN ONE GIFT

HOW I TURNED A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD INTO MORE THAN ONE GIFT A few nights ago, as I was patiently awaiting for some of Mr Sandman’s dust to reach my eyelids, I got struck instead with an idea that kept me awake for more than I was planning for. The next day I put...
7 COLOR COORDINATED GIFT BASKET IDEAS

7 COLOR COORDINATED GIFT BASKET IDEAS

7 COLOR COORDINATED GIFT BASKET IDEAS   The other day, I was looking to buy a gift for a friend of mine, who happens to be somebody with a more sophisticated taste. As I walked through this long, glitzy mall, desperation was starting to loom over me. A shirt?… Nah…...
Why I Like Yellow

Why I Like Yellow

Why I Like Yellow When I look at yellow flowers, I get more mental clarity. When I wear a yellow shirt, I feel empowered. In the summer, I like to wear bright colors. What’s your relationship with yellow? Discover psychological tricks to use yellow to your...
How to Boost Your Mood with Red Colors

How to Boost Your Mood with Red Colors

How to Boost Your Mood with Red Colors Red! The first color of the rainbow. Red as in fury! Red as in… the STOP sign! Or red as… a rooster’s comb. If you are looking to boost your mood today, you might just need an invigorating color. Red can improve...
How to Artfully Use Your Pencil

How to Artfully Use Your Pencil

How to Artfully Use Your Pencil How do you hold a pencil? Sounds trivial, right? But artists have more than one way of holding a pencil. Today, I’ll tell you a bit about that. And I’ll also show you how to scribble some strokes. All while paying attention...
Color as a Therapy

Color as a Therapy

  Much has been written already about why we like coloring books. There are numerous articles and studies on how coloring influences our brains, how this is a method of practicing mindfulness and so on. There is a big trend now with adult coloring books. You see them...
My Favorite Coloring Pencils

My Favorite Coloring Pencils

My Favorite Coloring Pencils  I was an anti-pencils person. It was all about fluid media, like oils, acrylics, watercolors.  I tried watercolor pencils. They are alright, but the tones seemed very faded. And adding water didn’t seem to activate the colors. On...
What do Children’s Books and Drawing on Walls Have in Common

What do Children’s Books and Drawing on Walls Have in Common

What do Children’s Books and Drawing on Walls Have in Common If any of you ever wondered how someone starts having a taste for art and drawing, here’s a story for you: I have some vague memories of me splurging into a big box of colored pencils, and then a...
Smile with My Animal Friends

Smile with My Animal Friends

The children’s book “Smile with My Animal Friends” is out! Yay! The book is part of a larger series called the Friendship Series. This first book invites children into the funny world of animals, with short poems that peek into the daily...
Through the Heart’s Eyes

Through the Heart’s Eyes

Putting poetry into images is mind-motivating and challenging. My recently illustrated love poetry book, “Through the Heart’s Eyes”, is published and available both as print and kindle version. I had a lot of fun creating and designing it. The author, Alexandra...
Once upon a time….

Once upon a time….

“Once upon a time there lived king, more powerful than all the other kings in the world.” This is the beginning of a beautiful children’s story written by Alexandra Vasiliu, for which I proudly created the illustrations. It is called “The Story of The King of Time”...

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