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October 22, 2017 / 22:51
More than month ago

When we were kids, the time run slower…

No mention, the grass was grinner, the cotton softer :)



where to buy the scarves MY SHOP

videographer: Polina Lyubanovskaya — Poli Movie

Tags: children, collaboration, design, family_archive, fashion, michelle, my friends, my scarves, my work, romy, vintage

October 7, 2015 / 09:18
More than 2 years ago

Monsters! Monsters! Monsters!

My masterclass at «Family Paint» had great success! Kids and parents made many funny monsters!

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cool monsters made in my workshop

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Tags: art process, children, collaboration, exhibitions, funny, handmade, inspiration, itay, life in tel aviv, my_life

September 29, 2015 / 14:05
More than 2 years ago

Family Paint master class

dear friends! I’ve prepared a master-class «Little Monsters’ Garden» for the upcoming Tel Aviv event «Family Paint» 30/9-3/10 — where you can make your own creatures from old book papers and parts of my paintings. Hope to see you there — with kids!

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Tags: art process, children, collaboration, exhibitions, handmade, my projects, old books

August 27, 2015 / 01:23
More than 2 years ago

Just a summer day in our garden

short movie with me and my kids, by cool video photographer Polina Lyubanovskaya



What we can’t see in that movie, is how my son in the very beginning fell down from the stairs and, therefore, had a black eye and was grumpy :-(


Tags: children, family_archive, itay, michelle, my friends, my_life, romy

February 22, 2015 / 00:41
More than 2 years ago

all the same, minus grandma

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My grandma died. No, it didn’t happen today or yesterday, but a few months ago, and this is for the first time I can put it in words and write it down. When I write down things, here or elsewhere, I have a feeling that I make them a part of my personal history. Unlike memories in my mind, that can just disappear or change.

My grandma’s name was Izabella Usviatsova. This is her at the right side, first row, followed by photos of my mum, me, and then my three children in the bottom row.

It feels sometimes so strange, like I am one of her big notebooks, that she was filling up with texts, useful information and lists. I am as well full with useful information she gave me, with her stories, emotions, ideas, hugs, sweets, books, values. I still love her so much, but this love is now really useless.

Tags: children, family_archive, itay, michelle, my_life, romy, words

October 20, 2014 / 00:04
More than 3 years ago

Finding little treasures in big museums

Last week I had a birthday, and as a present got from my mum a room in a little hotel near Jerusalem. In the morning we planned to go swimming in the hotel’s pool, but then I discovered that I forgot the swimming suits, so we decided to go to the Art Museum instead. Every time I visit there, I hurry up to regional crafts parts. It is full of inspiration, design ideas, strange creatures, old legends — everything I love so much.

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little treasures of Jerusalem Museum

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Tags: children, inspiration, my_life

October 4, 2014 / 00:00
More than 3 years ago

Can artist have a normal life?

My son is one year old. Here is he, standing next to his sisters in the zoo, looking at the hippo:

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If you can’t see where hippo is, so this is the close up:

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When I had only one child I went to a shrink. Once we started to talk about artists and their lives. I mentioned how it is usually a bohemian lifestyle, alcohol, drugs and madness. She didn’t agree, saying it is a dangerous idea, and lifestyle can be anything you want it to become. As an example, she mentioned Rembrandt, who had a loving family, big house and a lot of clients. I went home and read Rembrandt’s biography. Which is finishes with: «…As often happens in the history of art, in spite of his brilliant talent, Rembrandt died in poverty and loneliness, forgotten, useless master.»

I am, of course, not Rembrandt, but wondering, if one can become a really great artist without paying the price of madness, drugs, alcohol, disappointment in the end.

Tags: children, it's complicated, itay, my_life

August 23, 2014 / 21:36
More than 3 years ago

I think, I can do anything with one hand :-)

Breastfeeding while drawing. Drawing while breastfeeding.

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Tags: art process, children, itay, my_life, sketchbooks

May 14, 2014 / 14:33
More than 3 years ago

Romy and God

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My daughter Romy expounded yesterday her theological theory:
 — God, he is not only in the sky. He is inside us. For example, inside Itay there is a Very Little God. Inside daddy there is a Big God. Inside me? Inside me there is an Average God. And inside grandpa there is an Old God.

I remember, in her age Michelle explained me her theory:
 — God is a Moon. He is watching us from the sky, and these who don’t behave, he puts in car accidents.

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Tags: children, it's complicated, michelle, my_life, romy

May 4, 2014 / 02:31
More than 3 years ago

New toy

I asked the girls this morning to take care of Itay, so I could sleep a little bit longer. So they did, and even documented it with my phone:

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Tags: children, itay, michelle, my_life, romy

October 29, 2013 / 21:39
More than 4 years ago

Little brother

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Tags: children, family_archive, itay, michelle, my_life, romy

September 25, 2013 / 16:16
More than 4 years ago

Playing with painted stones

Sometimes I make games and toys for my girls. I like to give them some «tools with no rules» and to see what kind of games they create themselves. A few days ago we collected together little stones on the beach, and I painted on them faces, houses, fruits, flowers, etc. It took me two evenings. Today, while we were in a coffee shop I presented the girls a tin jar with these stones:

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First, they spread them on the table, to observe all the pieces:

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then distributed the stones into a different groups:

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more photos

Tags: children, family_archive, handmade, life in tel aviv, michelle, my_life, romy, stupid ideas

June 16, 2013 / 13:28
More than 4 years ago

Afrodita exhibition photos

As I take my girls to all the openings, they already know how to entertain themselves :)
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amazing doll made by Singapore fashion artist Jinlee:
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few more photos

Tags: children, exhibitions, michelle, my friends, my_life, romy

June 7, 2013 / 17:04
More than 4 years ago

Double Mishmish

My daughter Michelle now is reading Erich Kastner’s book «Lottie and Lisa», about twin girls who were separated at birth and met by chance at summer camp. Today we made a very fun photosession, to make Michelle look like twins.

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more photos of «double Michelle»

Tags: art process, children, inspiration, michelle, my_life

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