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Monday, 2 February 2009

Bits and pieces....

As I have mentioned a few times before, sometime after the Xmas our hard disc was burned
:(....gone....
And so all of our computer data-work pictures, informations, children photos etc.....almost all our life together, or at least last 8 years or so....I was really devastated when the guy that took the disc for eventual repair told us that there is nothing that can be done. Than, we found one other firm doing those kind of repairs and now, after more than a month, I know that it CAN be fixed, even that it was burned quite badly. BUT, it will cost a fortune!!! We had several partitions within the disc and we have decided to get saved only one-carrying the most important things, among which-my artistic works, sketches and similar stuff important for my life and artistic background;)

sketch1

It is just so crazy knowing how almost third part of my life was sort of "saved" in one small part of plastic and realizing that I was totally depending on that. I am so mad that we haven't saved it somewhere, making a back-up, even because this is not the first time that happened to us, only that first time it was different and easier from any point of view.

bits

So, having this nostalgic and panic moments of "all I ever did is gone", I was facing the moments of history.....visiting my messy studio(my graphic-artistic studio)and going through the "memories", or better say-digging under the dust.

wheel

I really miss all of those moments of "creating a piece of art"...from the sketches, through the cutting the linoleum till the stage of making the colours, getting the right mood....

colour sketch

For those involved in the process of designing fabrics, this will be familiar phase...thinking in advance how 2 or more colours will melt in the printing process, going on another....

colours

catalog

I also found my first catalog, from my first individual exhibition, just after finishing the Academy, in 1998. It was called "Interplay" and was consisting of 16 mix media pieces - collages, drawings, all 50x 70 cm and all made as sketches for my prints.

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bio1

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Can't believe that it was 10 years ago!!!!
marta


But, there is one good thing coming out from all that disc trouble- I started to draw again;) As I can't go through the whole printing process( as it requires a lot of times, and at the moment, having Bianka at home with me, it is just not possible...but hopefully soon:), I started doing some big size drawings (100 x 70 cm) and even thought about organizing a new exhibition:)

hands

BTW, those orange lines above-Pablo draw them with the waxed pencils(indelible ones), at the moment of my distraction....so, it required a bit of changing;)

I took some pics I made, in the outfits I made, that wears the girl I "made"...sort of total design:)

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marta back

More to come;)
have a great week, Katarina

3 comments :

MamiGirlBoutique said...

OMG OMG OMG You can draw SO BEAUTIFULLY! That is INCREDIBLE! WOWEE!!! OK BRING on the PROMOTION! Hugs, Shawnta

Sew4Fun said...

Amazing! You draw with such beauty and soul.

So sorry to hear about your hard disc. Like an arrow straight through your heart. {{hugs}}

Btw, I don't think I've commented before but I love your blog and read often. Cheers from Australia.

Katarina said...

Thank you so much!!!!