Churchill on my leg

I’ve been thinking about this one for a long time. I even wanted it the last time I had a tattoo but did the Harry Potter one instead. And now it was time to finally do it. I have to say I’m even more happy with the final thing than with the one I envisioned. It’s Churchill, everyone,  and he’s gonna be looking at you every time you’re behind me. And I’m not wearing jeans, that is. Big thanks to Momchil from Anonymoustattoo Sofia.

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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/

 

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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New tattoo

I’ve been meaning to get a new tattoo for a while and I wanted it to be behind my ear. At first I wanted something else there and because my initial idea will look better if it’s bigger I had to figure out something new for that spot. And when my best friend told me last week that she had the impulsive decision to get a new tattoo and  she had booked an appointment, my thought was – we can go together, that would be perfect! I started looking through minimalist designs and this was my absolute favorite. It’s totally me and I hope you like it. Thanks a lot to Momchil from Anonymous Tattoo and I hope I will be able to share more in a few weeks 🙂

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Star Wars – the nerd in me awakens

In the wake of the release of Episode VII of the Star Wars saga – The force awakens, it’s perfectly normal to be obsessed with everything Star Wars-y. The last two weeks I’ve been watching the old movies and this trailer was released just in time for the nerd in me to explode with excitement. And the best thing is that I got tickets for me and my folks to see the movie at the premiere on the 18th December!

About the trailer – it looks epic. The new characters that weren’t in the teasers seem awesome and the fact that we see the bad guy in full is great. He looks super cool! And I love that there’s a possibility Luke to have gone all Darth Vader, so can’t wait for December. Oh, and one more thing, I really enjoyed the new vibe in the music, nice touch.

In addition, as it’s Friday and I try to share some interesting thing I’ve found on the Internet during the week, I think it’s only fair to share cool things related to Star Wars:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/oxygenics-reg-star-wars-trade-r2-d2-3-spray-showerhead/1044433369

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If you want to have the coolest showers ever, you should check these shower heads from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

http://www.perezhiguera.com/the-other-side

You can also enjoy Jorge Pérez Higuera’s great artwork showing Stormtroopers in their free time.

Some amazing street art in Dublin

http://www.adidas.com/us/star_wars

And the old but gold, Star Wars Adidas shoes.

Let the Force be with you!

Road tripping art

This past weekend I was be able to combine some of my favorite things – traveling and art. We went to the mountain city of Bansko for a graffiti fest. It was held in a secluded nice hotel in the woods just off the road to the ski slopes. The place has the fitting name “Secret hotel” as we needed around 40 minutes to find it. But it was worth it as we were warmly welcomed by a cool couple. And the next day was the Bansko secret graffiti collaboration – a great event with talanted artists, cool music, beautiful scenery and lots of laughs. Too bad we had to leave on the first day as Martin departed for the Czech republic this morning. I couldn’t take pictures of all the finished pieces but if I get hold of them a second post will follow. In the meantime, enjoy the ones I’ve got and I hope you spot the theme:

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Paris week: graffiti part 2

Today is the second part of the amazing Beauvais and Paris street art I wanted to share with you. You can see the difference between the storage house in Beauvais and the little streets in Paris. We were there with some artists and they took the camera that Space Invader had put in the wall so I was able to take a photo. I also loved the stencils that seemed very popular in Paris. Batgirl and the Skeleton playing with a brain were particularly cool. Hope you like them.
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