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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:)

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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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…