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I am so excited to announce that my test prints are coming my way. I am especially happy that you will be able to order your holiday goodies before Christmas! Stay tuned for the news and holiday coupons to come!
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I am not sure who she is, but she reminds me of an actress. Do you know her name? It’s an original painting on paper, available for purchase, so just email me if you are interested.
TUESDAY. Already run to the UPS store and got my flourless chocolate cookie.
I promised to myself to have that green smoothie later.
SPOILER ALERT .
Due to a massive load of work I was not able to clean up my Etsy store, so I’m extending the offer until next monday 9am. Shop with current stock and prices. This will change a lot on Monday.
But I digress.
Because I won!
I worked hard for this and for any wins in my life, mind you, but I won I won!
Do you know of domino magazine? They resurrected 2 issues ago and I could not be happier. Love their style, interior design tips and worm modern and very accessible vibe.
So, a month or so ago I saw that they’ve partnered with Minted and started a challenge. They were looking for art pieces to display in their magazine and store, and once I saw it I decided to join it. Literally 20 minutes before they closed the door I submitted few pieces and I’m proud to say that out of thousands of entries (!) I was one of the 25 that domino picked (omg omg omg) and I also scored 5th (5th!) in the whole community challenge!
I generally don’t enter competitions, because : 1. no time 2. I find the guidance a bit too much 3. I want to be more exclusive with my art, but it was domino and I could not resist.
What an honor. Imagine me yesterday on the call with them, tearing up, yelling : YEAH! and jumping up and down. I had no bra…ouch!
So. Grateful. Thank you, if you voted for me…
So, that’s big.
Another great news is that I sold out all of my originals (but 1) but I just added 4 new Abstract Florals to the shop. They are so vibrant and potent, love them… They are so vibrant and potent, love them…
Hope to pack one up for you!
Thank you for supporting my 2 hands and for being so so nice with emails and likes on Facebook and Instagram!
Be good to yourself and love art.
My birthday. And I love it already!
My husband is the funniest. I found this huge box in my room and when I removed the wrapping paper I saw a big big brown box to store some kind of woods boots..like huge boots you go to woods with..you know. Wisconsin. So I though to myself : “another gift to ..himself? so I go with him and look for mushrooms or something’..” 🙂
And then I opened it some more and found a small box suspended in the air (of the box) by…rolls of toilet paper..
I know. Weird.
Ok, ok, so inside were these gorgeous wireless white power beats headphones.
I’m all set, hopefully for at least half a year (I’m known for loosing them all the time..)
I remember reading somewhere once that when you offer discounts it’s really not a gift to people but rather a gift to yourself. And I kind of agree.
But then I understand that there are people who actually like discounts and any kind of promotions so — forgive me — it’s my day and I’d like to make it fun.
WHAT’S INCLUDED :
- Any order in my store or rather my ETSY store (more art prints in there) will be accompanied by another print. Simply : Buy 1 get 1 free. Just leave a NOTE in the checkout and let me know which print would you like me to send along for free. Valid until tomorrow 6pm.
- FREE US shipping, use coupon : BDAY14
- I’m giving away one of my abstracts, but you need to do something for me 🙂 Just go to my ABSTRACTS page, pick your favorite, share on your Facebook and drop me a line here (just respond) with a link to your Facebook. I’ll pick the winner on Thursday. And thank you!
- Finally — I launched a few of my clutches! I was sure I’ll be ready with everything for today; collections I wanted to launch, all my scarves and clutches or maybe even pillows. I hoped… But client work is pouring over me and the day has only 24hrs. Or rather 12. So, in the next few weeks I’ll be posting more of my fashion and home accessories. But please, let me know what you think so far! I set special prices for this Birthday week so go and check it out.
All clutches are designed by me, printed or painted by me, sewed by me in my USA studio, with my 2 Polish hands. I’m really happy.
If there is anything you’d like from me, on this special day, to send you, to consider, to do — just let me know — respond and who knows! I might just do it!
UPDATE on :
30 Abstract in 30 Days : Exploration of Color & Shape.
Today I created my 16th abstract and I’m seeing the growth with understanding color and shape. Maybe because I’ve been painting so long I can already see the style emerging.
Next to me are sitting 24×30 panels and I can’t wait to start exploring large abstracts.
Thank you for being here for me…
Be good to yourself and love art.
I’m contributing weekly on VerilyMag for they Pop Culture Watch.
Enjoying abstracts like crazy.
Working on a beauty brand from Thailand and loving it.
Working on many other projects. Please, take the coffee away from me!
ON SEPTEMBER 1ST I started my abstract series. It’s my color & shape exploration journey. For 30 days I paint outside of my comfort zone, mess up, laugh, cry and sell. There is only 1 original available each day. If you’d like to own a piece of me, in the original form, go here and and see what’s available. I promise they look much better in person.
I’m rediscovering my love for color. I’m making decisions and yelling at myself in my head. “Do that! Don’t do that! Why did you do that! Wow, you’re awesome..” etc. Life is filled with art boards, paint, mixed media, some wine (yes), boxes and of course — client work. I juggle illustrations for wedding cards, portraits for magazines, textiles and abstract exploration which always keeps me wanting more time, more day, more light, more coffee. Life of an artist.
Coco Chanel on my mind today.
AUGUST 5. I’m rushing with things and having the best time. Painting, juggling multiple illustration projects and my sewing machine is not slowing down. Someone asked me on my Facebook if I ever sleep. I will, once. Soon.
But I’m having such a blast (and I’m not polishing and glitter-sprinkling on this post to appear I’m happy, I AM HAPPY..) I don’t want to slow down, I don’t want to go to parties, I want to stay in my studio from wee hours to wee hours.
Dear God, thank you for this.
Beautiful handmade clutches. For your phone, lipstick, biz cards etc. Stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up above for the exclusive launch!
Beautiful silk scarves. Stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up above for the exclusive launch!
Beautiful handmade clutches with leather! For your phone, lipstick, biz cards etc. Stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up above for the exclusive launch!
Some are hand painted, some printed! Some romantic, some quirky…
For your phone, lipstick, biz cards etc. Stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up above for the exclusive launch!
So, my textiles.
My plan is to launch on my birthday (September 16th) and have at least 6-9 designs in each collection (planning on 3 because the designs are different). I’m writing a story about it, planning, printing, painting, cutting, sewing, naming, counting, labeling, brainstorming in my sleep, sewing in my sleep.
I hope I can make it by that day.
If you’re in, make sure to sign up. I don’t send fluff, I share what’s new (if it’s worth talking about) and on Septemeber 16th the insiders will get something extra with their purchase.
Hola. It’s a second day of my collaboration with the centuries-old fragrance house House of Creed and their delicious new perfume collection Acqua Originale.
What a fantastic job it was! The illustrations are based on Olivier Creed’s travels and are presenting the forthcoming Acqua Originale collection (launching August 3) — a range of five scents. Stay tuned, 5 more illustrations from this collection are coming in!
Covered by Style.com and WWD magazine already!
NORWAY, I LOVE YOU. Right before I left for Poland (literally, 3 days before) I was contacted by the sweetest art director from Norwegian Business Daily (Norways Financial Times) and asked to create 3 full page and 1 half page watercolor illustrations for 2 issues of D2 magazine.
For one issue the commission was to illustrate a portrait of Stella McCartney and a set of 4 quick sport fashion watercolor looks based on Stella’s collaboration with Adidas.
For a second issue Marta illustrated an article about brussels sprouts as the new power food painting sprouts and a salad with walnuts and parmesan cheese.
It was fun. Bright, fluid, spontaneous and lovely commission. I hope to work with D2 again very soon.
Oh wow. I’m just truly proud of myself. I have not missed a day. I posted one girl each day for 100 days. It became my most important part of the day. To deliver. I found what I like about my work and what I struggle with. What I want to do and don’t want to do.
I found new favorite tricks and ways for painting and new gorgeous Instagram followers. Thank you to each and every one of you for being with me, waiting for each piece to show up in my stream, liking it, commenting and being so sweet.
Many of you asked me what now — am I going to sell it? Yes. Give me a week and few favorites will show up at my ETSY store yet this Sunday. And I really want to publish a book. If you have any advice on it, I’d love to hear.
Sending lot’s of love from a coffee shop. this sunny afternoon.