Friday, 7 December 2007

Tis the season...

...for shopping on Etsy :)
Just thought I'd share some of my recent purchases ... can't wait for them to arrive!

This lovely print by ArtandGhosts:

....a gorgeous necklace from TillyBloom:

....and these pretty mittens from Nanichan:

Sunday, 2 December 2007

In the studio....

...working all hours of the day! So sorry for not updating my blog for ages! One of my new year resolutions is going to be becoming a better blogger :)
Thanks for everyone who has visited my blog and for leaving such beautiful comments!

Just a little bit of news: The Shiny Squirrel is selling two prints of mine exlusively, if you would like to have a quick look :)

See you later!! I'll be back soon - promise :)


Friday, 3 August 2007

Garden cubicles and Excuses-Excuses

Oh dear, I seem to not have blogged for a month!!!

My Excuses list:

1. The aviary keeper abducted and kept me hostage, till I painted enough gardens to make him happy

2. Bob, my imaginary dog, ate the keyboard

3. Iqaaf without telling me about it, decided to go on a world tour with the kite flying sisters and I had to chase him round the globe ...

4. I've been working long hours developing new work....

Can you tell I am not good at this excuses thing?


p.s. The photos are of the gardens I have been working on this week.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

About gardens, angry aviary keepers and mini escapes

I haven't been able to plant (illustrate) new Paper Gardens this week due to lack of time...I've been mostly working on other projects but am missing my Gardening a lot and hope to get back to it by the end of next week! The aviary keeper has been really grumpy about this - he is constantly demanding new cages for the birds - so I better go buy gouache in bulk, if I am going to make him smile again!

I am taking a little break this weekend, escaping from all that is life at the moment, and taking my sketchbook and my inks with me for company! :)
My mini escape will start tomorrow morning (Friday 6th July) and I'll be back on Monday 9th July! I won't be able to access a computer so unfortunately I won't be able to answer emails within this time frame!
Hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

I've been tagged... the lovely and talented Michymoo :)

Here goes:
1> My real name is Stavri, but my friends call me Maya and my Etsy name is Lily...this can get a little confusing and can lead to long pauses when signing off emails (while wondering what my name is...)

2>I speak fluently greek and less fluently english and wish I could speak french...

3>I have an imaginary dog called Bob...He keeps me company till I adopt a real dog (who I plan to call Bob!)

4>I try and read as much as I can. Favourite authors include: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Alberto Manguel, Alessandro Barrico, Odysseas Elytis and one of my favourite poets Wistawa Szymborska.

5> I have a habit of starting conversations with anything - including animals, plants and other objects...i.e If say, I pass a tree or a cat I will say "hello" to them - thankfully my friends have got used to this and have stopped asking me who I am talking to!

I have tagged the following talented artists:

Friday, 22 June 2007

Conversations with Iqaaf: I dare you ...

Iqaaf: I don't understand this picture at all...

Lm: I know what you mean...

Iqaaf: What's it about?

Lm:'s suppose to be an invitation to play...sort of...

Iqaaf: Play what?

Lm: Nothing specifically...just to play in general...

Iqaaf: That's just silly - how are they suppose to play when they don't know what the game is...?

Lm: I sort of try and leave that to people's imagination...

Iqaaf: Ok. So... do you want to play a game?

Lm: I have to work, so I don't have much time...

Iqaaf: But you just invited people to play!

Lm: That was metaphorically speaking though....Which means I didn't actually invite them to play with me!!

Iqaaf: It's not fair!!

Lm: That's another illustration...we will chat about that another time- promise!

Iqaaf: Can I go play in the gardens now?

Lm: Off you go...Just try and not scare the albino crows much this time!
Iqaaf: hrmffff....

Iqaaf: Imaginary Question Asker Aged Five

Lm: LilyMoon

Friday, 8 June 2007

Chapter 2: Introducing the amazing Kite Flying Sisters

This highly talented act has been together since birth! Ruth and Matilda were both born in the air - on a air balloon flight to be precise, from Paris to New Zealand...

They have had many happy times together gliding gracefully over every continent not to mention they can tell the difference between a Cumulonimbus from a Cirrocumulus cloud with their eyes shut-but their true talent shines when the winds blow fierce and the hail resembles hard boiled eggs :They have a gift of sticking together through the bad times and being able to detect the rainbows in any kind of bad weather...!

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Postal adventures

The ladies are excited about their journey tomorrow morning - they are off to far away lands - and will be seeing things I may never get to see in my lifetime!!
I am a bit jealous!
(Though I have to admit being 3d does have its advantages- sometimes!)

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Chapter 1 : Geraldine hates the world...

Indeed she does!
Since early this morning she has quarreled with her mother and her stepfather, her sister Miriam, her Egyptian cat Bastet, her geranium plant, the butler .... but worst of all with her fiancee Mr Daventry whom she hoped to marry later this Summer ...
She is contemplating leaving for good
- after all no one would miss her-
or would they?