Thursday, 27 October 2011

Star Blogs - Mir Dinara

Well yes, I do. And quite ravenously too, if I may say so myself. I even have a long (make that super long) list of blogs that have remained my favorites over the time. Some about art, photography, craft, and literature... some about home living, motherhood, fashion, food and travel. Not to mention the interestingly different angles and perspectives taken on each of these subjects. Somehow I find blog reading to be a pleasure I don't think I could ever be deprived of! To me, blogs are more open and honest, many times to the level of being personal that some are able to reach far deeper within than others. It's like reading someone's thoughts and feelings that are generously given for others to see. Now tell me, how lucky are we, eh? :)
Anyway... one of my favorites is a lively fun blog run by an equally lively lady named Dinara Mirtalipova. As a wonderful illustrator and loving young mom, I always find her blog, Mir Dinara, to be a refreshing place to be. I love seeing her fantastic work there, her fun doodles and the delightful way she shares her daily life with her readers.

So if you're looking for a refreshing start of the day, make sure you visit her fantastic blog and I have no doubt you'll fall right in love as I did! :)

Have a lively day, my sweets!

Amalia, oxx

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Tending to the Tangled Yarn

Hello my lovelies, how are you? I hope life is kind and pretty dreams are filling your slumber at night. First, let me just thank everyone who had been so wonderful and generous with their best wishes for me and my newborn. It's so good to come back blogging and find that you can always find great friends here. :)

Life, I must say, is a huge different book for me now. Nothing is the same. Seriously, my mom wasn't kidding when she said that I'd have a big amount of tangled yarn to tend to once the baby comes and having three children to take care of. Yep, I've had good days and not so good ones too...but I'm hanging in there, trying to take one step at a time, even when the last one I took left a huge mess to clean up after.

Off She Flew, pencils and digital mediums

Despite all that, I've been trying to sneak a few minutes of drawing here and there just to keep my hand (and head) from getting rusty. Funny how these moments mean so much now, especially in between diaper changing! Haha! I suppose things will work out better once I've mastered the new rhythm. :)

Anyway, I've also promised myself that having a new baby won't keep me away from blogging and running my online shops. So here are a few updates I'd like to share with you...

  New prints at The Wish Forest... (including Off She Flew above)

A special promotion still running...

...and a few discounted items for everyone. All available at my shop!

Well I'm off to tend to my tangled yarn. Hopefully I'll be able to have everything flowing smoothly very soon.

So wish me luck! (I know I'll need it).

Hugs to you,

Amalia, oxx

Friday, 14 October 2011

A New Prince

Meet my little miracle. Weighing only 2.6 kg the day he was born, this tiny prince battled long hours of a difficult delivery with me a few days ago and made me see that life is even more precious than I've ever seen it before. We named him Rayyan, after the gate of heaven, as a prayer that one day he would grow up spreading beauty and hope to those around him.

I cannot be more thankful than I am today.

Sunshine kisses to all of you,

Amalia, oxx