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February 5, 2013 / 11:04
More than 8 years ago

Anna Gavalda: La Consolante

Great book by Anna Gavalda. Really recommend you, if you (like me) love books by Kundera, Heinrich Boll, Dovlatov.

* По русски книга называется «Утешительная партия игры в петанк».

Tags: inspiration

January 8, 2013 / 09:21
More than 8 years ago

Little monsters from Denmark

Recently I got an email from Denmark, that made me feel very happy:

«Hey Lena
I’m an artist from Denmark — and I also teach at an artschool for children. By incidence I came by your website, and I was very inspired by your artwork. I decided to show your work to the children, and they all made a picture of a tamed monster. Maybe you will like to see the children’s work? They are between 6 and 9 years old.
You`ll find a link here

Thank you, Jane and kids, your monsters are so beautiful!

by Anna

to see more amazing monsters that children made


Tags: children, collaboration, inspiration, michelle

December 28, 2012 / 18:47
More than 8 years ago

Spooky children

On the way from theater class my children scared passers-by. I think we should try it at night :)


to see some more spooky little girls

Tags: children, funny, inspiration, michelle, my_life, romy

October 3, 2012 / 13:59
More than 8 years ago

Home shadow theater

Tags: children, inspiration, michelle, my_life, romy

September 10, 2012 / 01:37
More than 8 years ago

Michelle (inspired by Loretta Lux)


Tags: children, inspiration, michelle, my_life, stupid ideas

August 21, 2012 / 12:56
More than 8 years ago

inspiration: Persian Zodiac

Wow, I just found in BibliOdyssey these beautiful illustrations. The blog says, these images come from egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries, put reproduce a persian horoscope of 9th century, and were created almost certainly by a persian artist.


to see more amazing persian zodiac illustrations

Tags: illustration, inspiration, old books, reference

August 7, 2012 / 01:44
More than 8 years ago

travel light on red horse


People very rarely ask me «what this work of yours means?». It’s a good thing, because I don’t know what the work of mine they liked means for them. Often I have no idea, what it means even for myself. I just like to follow the process of creation, without knowing in advance what turns will it take and where will it stop… It can start really from anything and to go anywhere. I’ll show you.

a long story with cool illustrations of one creative process


Tags: art process, inspiration, my art, stupid ideas

July 1, 2012 / 13:23
More than 8 years ago

like a dog with a bone. Coming soon!

The last month I just keep drawing dogs and more dogs.


Maybe it has something to do with our recently adopted friend Tobik. Tobik is so black, that when he moves in the middle of the night, it seems like a darkness itself is moving. And since I have black sofas, every time somebody else sits on Tobik by mistake and then we jump on, scared by his insulted shriek.


I didn’t plan to adopt a dog, but he was crying in the middle of the night near our house and I couldn’t sleep. I found him a good people who wanted to take him, but my daughter Michelle sworn, that she will take a good care of him and clean after him. Interesting, that I believed that, even though I had a dog when I was a child and I also promised my mom I’d take care of him, so I knew how would it be for real.

So here we are, me and Tobik, him sleeping near me and in between his sleep ruining the house and my shoes in particular, and me, drawing more and more dogs…

Tags: art process, inspiration, michelle, my_life

June 18, 2012 / 14:46
More than 8 years ago

the ink pad shop

I was recently in New York, and if you happen to be there, I’d like to recommend you a cool shop: The Ink Pad. It’s a little shop at Chelsea, full of wooden stamps and vintage stickers.


few close ups of beautiful stamps

Tags: handmade, inspiration, travel, vintage

May 12, 2012 / 22:20
More than 8 years ago

Artbanka Museum of Young Art in Prague (AMoYA) and David Cherny


During my visit in Prague, in between beers, bridges and beautiful doll buildings, my friend and me we visited AMoYa to see some works of young czech artists.

some more art from AMoYa I found interesting

Tags: inspiration, my friends, stupid ideas, travel

May 7, 2012 / 00:25
More than 8 years ago

Prague Toy Museum


I’m back from Prague. A lot of beer, unhealthy food, lot of waking, talking with friends (Russians, Israeli and German meet in Prague, sounds like a beginning of a joke :), thoughts and inspiration. I won’t be original to say, that I was extrimely inspired by the collection of vintage toys at Prague Toy Museum. I don’t know what is it about these old tin and wooden creatures, funny and scary at the same time, that make me want to draw. Some subtle facial expressions, probably.
Here are some of hundreds of photos I made there:

Tags: children, handmade, inspiration, travel, vintage

April 22, 2012 / 22:42
More than 8 years ago

buttons, the buttons on the wall

part of strange «button» graffiti, which fits really good into the textile neighbourhood where I found it. I was so excited by the texture, that have forgotten to take a picture of the whole thing.


Tags: inspiration, patterns, streetart, stupid ideas, urban

April 20, 2012 / 19:04
More than 8 years ago

somewhere at South Tel Aviv…


Tags: inspiration, life in tel aviv, streetart, urban

April 15, 2012 / 01:19
More than 8 years ago

Dead Sea

this is how I imagined the Moon landscapes, when I was a child.

few more pix

Tags: inspiration, it's complicated, my_life, travel

November 23, 2011 / 17:45
More than 9 years ago

inspiration: chinese photographer Di Liu

I fond this interesting photographer today in Designboom. The article says: «25 year old chinese photographer, di liu has been awarded the 2010 lacoste elyse prize.»

There is something very hm, I don’t know… human? and touching in this obese lonely animals in dirty urban backgrounds, right?


Tags: inspiration

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