Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I am back, baby!

I am back from my long vacation and have already started working on commissions. My vacation started with the road trip in California. We traveled from Cracow to San Jose and than San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara and LA. We took Highway 1 from SF to LA and that was amazing, the view is so beautiful. We made few stops to see it better, one was at Ano Nuevo State Park where we saw elephant seals chilling on the beach. 




All the cities we saw were special and nice but our trip was too short for fully experiencing California so we need to come back ;)

Venice Beach LA

Venice Beach LA

Hollywood boulevard LA
Ocean beach San Francisco

San Francisco 
San Francisco

Monterey
Second part of our vacation was in Croatia where we spent a week in our town Zagreb and than about 10 days on island Murter. Few days before we left the island we went on a little boat trip to Kornati, that made my vacation magical!

Betina, island Murter, Croatia

Betina, island Murter, Croatia

Kornati, Croatia

Kornati, Croatia

Kornati, Croatia

My orders are piling so here is what I have done so far, now off to paint 20 more of these cute little metal tins for one of my favorite client Saleh from Sugar and Spice restaurant in Doha in Qatar.






 
Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Personalized gifts

Hi my dear friend!

It was so busy these days over at my studio. I left a big mess which I need to clean now because I am closing the studio for a long holiday season. I know I won't be able to just lay down and do nothing but with lots of traveling I probably won't be able to do much. That is why I had to finish a lot of personalized commissions and I am so happy with all of them.


Pintings for the nursery room

Girl with butterflies, 40x40cm acrylic on canvas

Girl with butterflies, 40x40cm acrylic on canvas

Two ballerinas, 40x40cm acrylic on canvas

Two ballerinas, 40x40cm acrylic on canvas

Pillows as a gift for an arriving babies

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Hand painted cloud cuddle pillow, 50x30cm

Decoration and a toy for an arriving baby

Pink girl with a cupcake

Pink girl with a cupcake

Framed hand painted dolls and quotes (toilette signs for a restaurant in Doha). I made these signs last year for them but unfortunately one doll got stolen so I was asked to make new ones.

Framed hand painted dolls

Framed hand painted quotes

A wall art as an anniversary present.

Wall art, 60x20cm acrylic on canvas


And a sugar comes last: a hand painted dress for a baby girl.

Hand painted dress

Hand painted dress

Hand painted dress

Hand painted dress


Now I am off to ship everything and end my working season with a big celebration trip to California.

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Happy 5th Bday to Les Chérubins!!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥   Happy 5th Bday to Les Chérubins!!!   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 


Fifth year was a year of changes. After 4,5 years of life in the desert in Qatar, I moved together with my husband to Europe. It was not an easy decision but we are happy about it. 

Cracow main square

Moving to a completely new city, Cracow in Poland at the end of August 2015 where I don't know anybody or anything was a bit stressful. First few months I was pretty sad: no more creative friends, no more markets to attend, no more regular customers. Then little by little I started knowing the city, meeting new people, found some creative people, joined the International Women Association Krakow... started getting orders from their members, also from some of my regular customers who don't care where I am or where I am shipping from :D just care that I am still available to make something unique for them :D bless them!!! 

My studio space in Krakow


Highlights of the fifth year

In November I made and donated a painting I called "Let's make the world a better place" to the International Women Association (IWAK) for auction and all funds went to "Przedzkole specjalne Nr.100" located in Nowa Huta (it is a special institution dedicated in supporting the development of children with special educational needs -www.wboxi.com/site/przedszkole100.pl

"Let's make the world a better place"

Through IWAK I found out about weekly fashion workshops at Slow Fashion Cafe where I now learn how to make clothes for myself. I also use their sewing machines to work on my own projects like toys and pillows. It was where I met Tamara and we are now making customized hand painted clothes together. She is designing and sewing clothes for kids and women and I am painting them :D

Around Christmas time I participated in 2 markets together with two of my local friends. I presented special Christmas collection of paintings, cards, bookmarks and gift tags and a few hand painted toys. I liked the one called Krakow LAL and would like to participate in it again because it is only for companies who make products for kids so people who come to visit are looking for products for their little ones.

 Krakow LAL

In March I joined the Make Art That Sells Bootcamp for artists 2016 which ends in July. I am trying to keep up with the assignments but with lots of traveling and custom orders I am falling behind. Great thing is that I have all the pdf's for the assignments so I can do them later but pity my work won't be in their monthly online gallery.

On 19th May 2016 I organized a little Spring exhibition with 13 members of the International Women Association Krakow at Sheraton Hotel which was a great success and I am hoping for more events like this. Exhibition was open for IWAK members only.

IWAK Spring exhibition
As I mentioned before, this year included lots of traveling. New Year celebration in New York as well as lots of trips to Croatia, since we are just 9 hours drive from home and our families. 

Union Square Market, NYC


Have a nice summer!
Sending you my smile with love!
Dominika



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hand painted white cocktail dress

Hi my dear friend!

I want to share with you my latest project a hand painted white cocktail dress. The dress was made by Tamara Matvisin in Cracow and I painted it with colors for fabric. I also used beads as well as golden thread for some of the details on the dress.
It is so great I have met Tamara, she is so talented and willing to design and make all the things my customers are asking for. They just send me the measurements and with a little bit of magic Tamara turns fabrics into a dresses or skirts... ready for me to paint them. So I don't need to look for clothes and buy them in shops, everything is unique, tailored and made by custom order.

Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic

Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic
detail on the sleeve 

Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic
detail on the back

Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic

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Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic
 
Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic

Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic

Hand painted white cocktail dress by Dominika Bozic

More of your unique projects are waiting for me to make them and I am so excited.

I am having a little surprise next time so make sure you do visit my blog or follow me on Facebook page or on Instagram next Wednesday!

Sending you my smile with love,
Dominika
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