Monthly Archives: January 2012

Djokovic, Please Win!

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Dear Djokovic,

Please win this match for my husband and Federer. Nadal is a defense player. To defense in tennis, you do not to be clever at all, you need huge muscles to run like hell. Beautiful Tennis is with only offense.

Federer is a offense player. And, yes, he is smart, talented… He knows how to play! He does not run like a uncontrolled ball and wait for the competitor’s mistake.

My husband and I love how Federer plays and hate Nadal. Therefore, you need to win this match, please please win this match now!!! Let us show good guys can win too.

The Detail Day

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Behind the idea of ‘slow‘ there may be the detail. Slow city, slow food, all slow movements are encouraging to respect us, the nature and our living environment, our body…

I want to have a day it is called ‘The Detail Day.’ We need to see and percept the details. If we slow down we can be happier. I know, now I am slow as an unemployed woman. I recommend this feeling. If you want to see the detail, you are about to be slow. This is great and only experimental.

How I ended up with Portein?

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Honestly, I have chosen Portein name because  first, all the names I wanted to take was gone, second, Portein sounds like ‘port’, I mean ‘portfolio,’ my  port, portfolio in here…

I see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portein today. It says ‘Portein (Romansh: Purtagn) was a municipality in the district of Hinterrhein in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On 1 January 2010 the municipalities of Portein, PräzSarn and Tartar merged into the municipality of Cazis[1].’  

As you can see the population of Portein is 65 at the most crowded days, so the town does not seem very popular but I am sure it is very special. If you are from Portein or you’ve been there, please send me its photos, and anything about the town to publish here, thank you…

Trays for My Aunties Who Loves Silver

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My Aunties loves silver, flowers, sparkling and all together.

I made them as presents for the beautiful moments together…

Washing Powder Box

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Everything started with this box. I needed a box then I got unemployed.

Our bathroom is not big and beautiful, thanks to our landlord… I wanted to use a beautiful washing powder box to cheer up our bathroom. They were expensive and not nice.

I talked about that with Ebru and we came with up an idea, I could painted myself. She thought me some tricks about wood painting. Like 10 years ago my sister thought me but I nearly forgot it.

Result; I spend more money and time, but I am definitely happier:)

Make Up Box with IKEA Trees

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Wood Aging + Decoupage

I’ve made this to put my make-up stuff. I used sandpaper for aging. First; painted the brown colour, then the white colour, then decoupage, and finally yacht varnish.

For decoupage, I used IKEA napkins for these geometric trees.

I did not know, if you use yacht varnish so thick, you made the white surface yellow. However, it was a beautiful mistake. My lesson; do not use  yacht varnish so thick, be patient, it is not a water based paint, needs to absorb the wood…

Tea Time – My Tea Box Dedicated to Crazy Patchwork Style

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I’ve made this tea-box in about 15 days. It took me nearly two hours excluding waiting to dry, thinking, puzzling, procrastinating…

I’ve never done Crazy Patchwork  before I admire it. My box is not fully pointing it but I dedicated, anyway.

For Decoupage, I used the IKEA catalogue and my dearest friend Ebru’s CD which is full of Decoupage material.

If you made one of these beautiful paintings please send me a message to publish your name or website. Thank you as well… Today, my sister is coming to Ankara and I will use it with her first…

Here, I am unemployed again…

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Dearst My Blog,

I am unemployed again. It is okay. To be honest, it is so good to be here again. It is an another chance to explore the earth with wide eyes open, outside the office, inside my home… I feel I can try to do what ‘Virginia Woolf’ says in her book ‘A Room of One’s Own;’  ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.’

I will try to depict and document what a young woman does with no job. I am really fond of arts&crafts especially wood paintings these days. I wish to post my humble art works. The arts&crafts will be my focus and the blog will be the tool to show my progress and hope someone else can use the information afterwards.

This is the blog to show what a young woman* does with no job.

*me, myself, it is not a generalization