The Golden Apple

…One woman had three sons. In the garden of their house grew a wonderful and beautiful apple tree. Each year, it bore only one apple, not a normal fruit, but a golden apple. But at night, when the apple ripened and shone between the branches so that the whole garden was illuminated, a dragon came and tore the golden apple….

 

This is how the classical Bulgarian tale begins. Now, there is a project of making the beloved story an amazing animated series. You can check the trailer:

 

 

Looks pretty awesome, right.

The fantasy animated series, inspired by Balkan mythology and folklore is currently in pre-production. As the people behind it are still looking for partners I really hope they’ll be able to gather enough funds to release it.

And here is more info on the project: http://goldenappleseries.com/

 

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Art vs Hate. Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 4

I just got back from a short holiday in the UK, but more on that in my next post. I was planning on posting the last part of the Alphabetic graffiti exhibition from there. And then tragedy hit all those parts of the world, so I thought it wasn’t the time to talk art. It wasn’t the time to share trivial pictures.

The initial shock has worn off a little and I thought it’s time to write. But I won’t write about politics, about sadness and loss. All of us have read more than enough on that in the past few days. And I myself will continue reading because information is vital in these trying times.

However, I’ve changed my mind on the post. Maybe it’s exactly the time to write about art. Because art is a form of love, the love of beauty, ideas, understanding, tolerance, appreciation and acceptance. And these are the things that will stand up to the black minds all over the world.

So here is the final part of the beautiful graffiti exhibition, which you can still visit till 22.11 in Mall of Sofia:

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Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 3

Today I’ll continue with the Alphabet pieces included in the Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z exhibition that will be on till 22.11.

And here are some interesting facts about the Bulgarian language:

1. Bulgarian belongs to the Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken by more than 9.2 million people around the world. Bulgarian language has 3 standardized norms: Bulgarian (official in Bulgaria, using Cyrillic alphabet), Macedonian (official in FYROM, using Cyrillic alphabet) and Banat (spoken by the Banat Bulgarians in the Banat region, in Romania and Serbia, using Latin alphabet).

2. With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, the Cyrillic script became the third official script of the European Union, following the Latin and Greek scripts.

3. Bulgarian language is the first written Slavic language with its own scripts – Glagolitic alphabet and Cyrillic alphabet. Glagolitic alphabet were invented by Saints Cyril and Methodius.

4. In AD 886, the Bulgarian Empire introduced the Glagolitic alphabet, devised by Saints Cyril and Methodius in the 850s. The Glagolitic alphabet was gradually superseded in later centuries by the Cyrillic script, developed around the Preslav Literary School, Bulgaria at the beginning of the 10th century.
5. And one funny fact: The word такова (takova) is a universal word, usable in place of any other word in Bulgarian language. It is used when the speaker can not think of a better word 🙂

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Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 2

I had so much work yesterday that I couldn’t post the next part of the exhibition. And after that I had to move with Churchill to my parent’ as we won’t have a lift for the next 8 days and he shouldn’t be taking the stairs. So I hope you can forgive me the one day delay. These are the next amazing pieces/letters:

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Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 1

No matter that I’ve been down with a cold for the past 4 days, yesterday I got up from bed and went to check the opening of this great graffiti exhibition. I just had to see all this talent in one place. It will be on till 22.11 on the second floor of Mall of Sofia. So if you have the opportunity, go and check it out. I’ll post all amazing pieces this week so stay tuned. wpid-wp-1447066387226.jpeg

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Friday finds

One more week is gone and it’s time share what the I’ve found on and off the Internet that is worth sharing.

First stop is this the amazing London based artist Sarah from House of Ismay, who makes brooches from the pages of worn out books, damaged maps and unwanted scraps of MDF and wood.

Check it out here: http://www.houseofismay.com/

My other find is this great looking recipe for a no-bake chocolate cake, which I’d like to try ASAP, so I hope I’ll share my take on it next week:

And the last one is a cool band named Para Planner that me and my friend happened to watch on Halloween. For those of you that don’t live in Bulgaria, too sad ’cause you’ll only be able to see them on youtube. For those of you that are lucky, you can check them in Sofia, I think they have roughly one performance a week.

Here is their youtube channel :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjGofGKACt_D4i_-Sx4ilA

And here is one of my favorites:

Halloween make-up

Halloween is not a Bulgarian holiday but for the past few years it’s getting more and more popular. I have to admit, I’ve dressed up a few times and I really enjoyed it. So this year when there was an announcement there will be a Halloween Friday in the office I decided I want to try something cool. It’s a good thing that one of my best friends is a movie make-up artist and she was nice enough to lend me some of her make-up. I also used this amazing tutorial by AndreasChoice and I think it worked perfectly. Best thing was it took me around 20 minutes, I had a lot of fun and I removed it for 5 minutes before going out Friday night. I didn’t want to scare the people 🙂

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