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Not Publishing for Ages

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Such a long time, I write nothing. I was busy. First, I did get a job then, I had a child and leave my job, and all of a sudden have a second child! I was so busy and as happy as no one guess.

Now, I am one of the bloggers with kids. And, it is much better. I have two sons they are 20 and 5 months.

I am back, you will read more soon:) Thanks to bunch of people still following me:)

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Fishes in Rakı Bottle

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Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish Poetry finalize his poem with this words; ‘Bir de Rakı şişesinde balık olsam’ – ‘And a fish if I in a bottle of Rakı.’ I transformed a Rakı bottle into an aquarium. The fishes for decoupage is from our tickets, on weekend we went to see a big aquarium in Ankara, yes the tickets were damn expensive, why not use them as decoupage medium:)

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You should try Rakı, it is a hard alcoholic Turkish National drink, and you can re-use its bottle always:)

Political Action Against Anti-Abortion Law in the Capital, Ankara

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On 30th of MAy, 2012 we were about 1000 women in Ankara walking and angry to our prime minister. Shortly, he said …”Abortion is an insidious plan to eliminate a nation from the world stage”… He dreams about an anti-abortion law, these days!
We said many things to him, in short we shout “My Body, My Decision”.

There is also a champaign to protest, the new anti-abortion law will be debated in the parliament in June 2012.  You can find the details here.

And this is my contribution to the Champaign, it says; This Is Not a Chicken!!!

This is not a chicken

Sunday Humble Sunday

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On Sunday, my husband gave me this beautiful flowers, my favorite. I love purple. I love him.

And, we had lovely guests for the breakfast. We prepared a yummy table:)

  

I painted this glass bottle for my husband. The colours present Mersin İdmanyurdu, his favorite football team. He will use this at his office.

If you want to make your life perfect, you must be loved by someone you love:) Life is easy and humble on Sunday:)

Cooking Artichoke Joyfully

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Personally, artichokes are not so tasty but they are so healthy. These days, on TV, on magazines, everyone is talking about benefits of it, they almost say it is the source of life. Inevitable result; I cooked it.

My recipe is below. I suggest you to look at better recipes on the internet but mine is easier hihi:)
Artichokes, a lemon, an orange, garlic cloves, onions, a carrot, sugar, salt and lots of olive oil. Quarter the artichokes and clean (I warn you, it is the most difficult part). Squeeze the lemon. Chop everything else. First, fry onions and carrot and add everything with a little bit water. Cook about 30 minutes.

Afiyet Olsun.
Bone Petite.
Have a nice Meal.

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Cute Hanging Frame

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It was so good to make this beautiful art project. I have no stress at all… It is such a joy to be handcraft designer.

To do this, you need time, space, decoupage finish, fabric glue, color, old ribbon, lace, and at least 3 copies of your printed medium.

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How to Make Antique Plates

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You need antiquing medium, printed papers, decoupage medium, (definitely not water based) varnish and your old glass plates. Be careful, you nee be patient, glass painting is hard for the impatient people like me. You need to wait one day on every layer, hard to dry.

Whatever you do on wood painting, you need to do it inverse. First paint with antiquing medium, then decoupage, then paint the color, and finally varnish it. Afterwards, you can wash the plates by hand. Just paint the bottom of the plate if you use it to eat yummy things…

Our plates are elegant and antique now hihi. I will serve Pilav today to our guests.

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My Sister’s Altered Art

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My Sister e-mailed this re-use, hand-made art piece to me. They should not say ‘Pasta is not healthy.’ On the contrary, it is is sustainable:)

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She is an interior architect. Well, inevitable result; elegantly beautiful:)

Incoming Hand-Made Pieces

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Are you one of the people telling ‘I can do better,’ ‘I can do that too,’ ‘I am gonna do that art piece better at home…’ instead of appreciating art works? I am definitely not. I want to paint more, create something everyday, sleep happy after putting crazy things together in a harmony, and I want to draw… I want to go to an art gallery everyday, and paint the illusions I see… Eventhough, I have time, I cannot do that.

Although, I have a very tolerant husband,  It is really hard to have time to live like an artist. Since, I am unemployed, it is hard not to keep on cleaning home, not looking for a job, not going stupid interviews, and telling ‘no’ to the very busy friends of yours.

Well, I could not start painting that watch below. I bought this one month ago, and I just painted yesterday night. Since, nothing is easy, I will never ever say ‘I can do better,’ ‘I can do that too,’ ‘I am gonna do that art piece better at home…’

You can always do this better. I, however learn the value of appreciation. By the way, you can paint do this better, I can be one of the reasons, this is an example to start your imagination better. To criticize what could this thing better. Indeed, I thank many creators I am gazing at their websites, they are tempting to create more…

Well, another art piece is still on progress… a champagne bottle. I started to paint three weeks ago! And, guess, It is not FINISHED yet!

Well, it is not finished…

I wish I leave the tulips white… The final result can be better…

The final sentence of this blog is; appreciate people, appreciate yourself…