Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksging!

Autumn 1
mixed media
Zina Chmielowski©2010

Autumn 2
mixed media
Zina Chmielowski©2010

To All my Friends and Visitors of this blog... wishing you a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wow, it's been so long...

"Mio Amore"
mixed media
Zina Chmielowski©2010

I really admire people who blog everyday or at list every week...
It's been so long... As soon as you stop for a while, it's is difficult to come back...
Well, I am starting again... hopefully I am coming back tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


"Untitled" acrylic
Zina Chmielowski©2009

"Red" monoprint
Zina Chmielowski©2008

"Blue" monoprint
Zina Chmielowski©2008

Riverdale Artist Walk was an interesting experience. A lot of work and a bit of struggle with the weather.
I sold 3 pieces. 2 monoprints and and one acrylic painting.
Looking forward to the next show.

Friday, June 4, 2010

RAW tomorrow

It's my first time at the RAW, so I am a bit nervous. Although, I have been a member of the Artist's Riverdale Network for a few years now, I've decided to participated in this juried show this year.
Please come and visit if you are in Toronto, GTA area.
I am at the booth 12. Hope the weather collaborates ... See you there.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Body Shop Experience

"For Me"
mixed media
Zina Chmielowski©2010

I was participating in the project to help stir the creative energy. I painted at The Body Shop at the Eaton Centre on Saturday, May 15th.
The art project focused on "My Beautiful Planet" and played on The Body Shop’s Nutriganics collection. The collection features high levels of organic and natural ingredients and environmentally friendly packaging.
I was a bit intimidated to paint on location with all the shoppers passing by.
It was really good experience and I really enjoyed it.
I have 3 other rivals who entered competition to win a prize.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New creations

Zina Chmielowski ©2010

Slight uncertainty
Zina Chmielowski©2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Watercolour Canvas

Third piece - Farm Theme
Zina Chmielowski © 2010
Last week I was participating in the watercolour painting on canvas workshop. It was a very interesting experience. At first when, the presenter show us her demo, I was not that keen on pursuing "long term" painting that way.
Then I decided to experiment a bit with the new surface, just to get the feel of it. And I loved it!
It has a lot of good advantages. You may also paint with acrylic on it. Use mixed media and inks.
Very exciting. One think, I am really disappointed, that in Canada a gallery style watercolour canvase are not available. Hopefully, some day...
Generally, watercolour canvas is not well know yet in the artist communities in Canada.
It's has been on the market 6 years already, but it's not popular yet.
Well, I love it...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Second Piece

Hide-and- Seat - Pond theme
Zina Chmielowski@2010
This is second piece I hand painted and decorated as a gift for a little girl.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New pieces

Hide- and- Seat - Fairy theme
Zina Chmielowski©2010
custom, hand painted and decorated

In the beginning of January, I finished three new pieces of my "Hide- and-Seat" idea.
It’s a child’s chair and toy box in one. The letter stands for the child’s name.
Makes an excellent and unique gift for any child. Usually customer chooses own theme or the child's favourite things.
Recent pieces well ordered as the gifts for the little girls. They loved it. It always makes me so happy, when kids are happy...
I put a lot of effort and thoughts in theses pieces. Beside painting abstract, painting for kids is my favourite...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

Striving for... collage
Zina Chmielowski© 2009

And I hope that this year will be Really Happy One!
Wow, I just realized that I neglected My Blog for almost a month. It's so difficult to come back to to writing, if you take a break. I must say that I admire very much bloggers who write regularly every day.
So, new beginning and more writing...