Tops of trees invite you to fly!

When I was a child, I always had scraped knees at this time of year! Instead of looking down to see where I was treading I was looking up all time to see bare tree tops. I haven’t changed after all these years.

What can I do? I can’t take my eyes away from the tree tops. I love photographing them just before they put on spring clothes and cover their bare skeleton.

Sometimes I thing I can fly up and shake hands with the countless wooden fingers ūüėä

My photos of bare tree tops, taken on a rainy, dark and cloudy day (my favorite weather ūüėÄūüėÄ)

Just a few more photos.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! All these hearts from me to you.

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Have a wonderful day!

xoxo

Shorena

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For Love of Ivy

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Ivy is my absolute favorite plant. I can spend hours and hours photographing it – climbing up buildings and walls, through tree canopies, on the ground. I love it in every season of the year, in every way and condition – when it is green, red or even completely dried out.

Every single ivy plant is a finished piece of art for me.

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These natural fractals are beautiful all year round ‚Äď their green color brings concrete jungles to life and gives me energy and joy.

It is my dream one day to have a big house completely covered by ivy and even more ‚Äď to be surrounded by a lush garden of ivy!

Do I really need that big house if take into account the significant disadvantages, such as HIGH maintenance and never ending cleaning? Not really, though a big house would have large walls that could be covered with MORE ivy. Would it be too much? Would it quench my passion for exploring the city to take millions of photos of ivy-covered walls? Or would I get really bored of it? I don’t know. Right now, there can never be enough ivy for me!

For this post, I collected photos of ivy growing on colorful walls. Have a look and let me know what you think.

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Have a colorful day!

xoxoxo

Shorena

My Family and Other Animals

Hello there! Hope, you are having nice time ūüėä

Please grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get to know each other better!

Although I created this website as a journal of my art journey and artsy lifestyle generally, I need to say couple of words about my family members in case they invade to my blog pages and occupy some part of it. Or at least actively participate in the stories, I’ll post here as I wouldn’t be able to restart my career if not their support.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

The head of the family – Monkey aka Minkey (a shortened version of Mini Monkey) who is actually a cat and not a monkey. We rescued her from the street five years ago. She was dirty, hungry, and thirsty and had a broken leg. We cleaned her up, fed her and fixed her leg and she has been with us ever since. She currently serves as the boss of the household and like all cats is a self-proclaimed princess. She was definitely put on earth to rule!

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Minkey. The Boss.

Minkey is the busiest member of our family. Her responsibilities include the supervision of my artistic work. As an art curator, she closely monitors my progress and ensures that everything is done according to her exquisite taste.

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Minkey the Supervisor

Caucasian Shepherd dog Moses ‚Äď a pretty girl, not a boy as might be expected by her name. When she was born, her behavior reminded me of the silly seal Moses from Vi p√• Saltkr√•kan by Astrid Lindgren, so I named her Moses.

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Moses, Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Moses is a large dog and scary looking but she is a sweet and most loving creature who still thinks she is a puppy who can still jump on your lap. She doesn‚Äôt mind that she is five years old already and weighs nearly 70 kilos. Her job description is not too long. She is just responsible for being lovely and cuddly for family members and scary for imaginary intruders. 

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Moses, Caucasian Shepherd Dog

My teenage son lives in his own self-proclaimed kingdom in a part of our house where moms, pets and cameras are not allowed. He has grown up quicker than I could ever have imagined was possible and I require special permission to take a photo of him. Well‚Ķ this time I didn‚Äôt get that permission ūüėÉ

And at last my wonderful, very supportive life partner Mike Bear, who persistently supports one of my hobbies ‚Äď cooking. He probably is only Englishman in Georgia who has actually tasted every single Georgian dish. His current size of waist is directly proportional reflection of this support.

That’s it for now. Thanks for getting to know our family!

Hugs from all of us,

XXXX

Shorena

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Dating trees in the sky

I love wandering around parks and forests in winter time when the leaves have already fallen off, leaving only skeletons of bark and branches.

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When I look up I see trees devoid of leaves reaching out to their neighbors, seeking a date to comfort them from the cold until the warmth of Spring returns their green attire.

There is not much left to wait ‚Äď spring is nearly here, things will become colorful again!

Have a nice time,

Shorena

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