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New fine art picture ~Dreaming~

When I dream of something sometimes just don’t realize that there are only some steps that need to be taken and I’m there.. 

This picture goes to those people who are still dreaming, ding ding! Wake -up! 😉 This is just a fragment of my picture, the original can be found HERE

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2014 Classic London Photowalk

Come along if you feel … spring is in the air… nothing too complicated.. just easy walking and having a great time. This walk started at Trafalgar square and bloomed at Classic Car Boot Sale where we had an opportunity to feel the 50’s and 60’s spirit, vintage clothes, cars…loved it to bits. Great time spent with my daughters. The pictures were taken by my daughters and me.Thanks to the organizers of https://www.facebook.com/groups/londonphotowalk/

This one was taken by my 8-year-old daughter Auguste. We were lucky to catch the new weds 🙂 More photos are here.

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First ever event in Norway – Miss Vestfold Lithuanian Beauty

At the beginning I would like to thank my dearest friend Ilona (IS STUDIO) who set off a sparkle to this event and was one of its organizators along with the VLB. She is an amazing person not talking about her professional hairdresser’s skills and attitude. She is the example of the I-CAN-DO-IT woman and I love her so much  .. So… it all started from Ilona’s thought to make a photo session of her and some girls who could present her unique hair styles and hair dos…she said “Ausra, come visit me, I’ve missed you so much…” and just look how far it got!  Miss Vestfold Lithuanian Beauty contest… So many people got involved and of course – a big thanks to all of them.  This event took place in Sandefjord, Norway, October 5, 2013.  A big and spacious cinema building was almost full of curious audience which later on appeared to be a friendly and warm one to all of the performers. The beautilicious contestants were brought to the event by the charming boys on their motorbikes. Later on the girls performed a dance on stage, talked about themselves, demonstrated evening gowns and wedding dresses and looked awesomely stunning ..believe me – Lithuanian girls ARE beautiful inside out. I was in the back stage. I  saw them excited and not so much, determined and scared, happy and nervous, lost and found.. but they always looked beautiful and were nice and friendly to each other 😉 Besides the beauty contest, Ensemble di nuovo choir,Muna dance and Lithuanian singer’s Mindaugas Mickevicius -Mino live performances fired up the show for sure.  My colleague Liudas Masys and I had a great time capturing the moments. It’s not a secret that a hairstyle show, held by Ilona and her team, was my favorite. I saw all the preparations and hard work put into it. There were two handsome men with their hair dyed in bright red, white and black colors, ’cause these were the core colors of IS Studio run by Ilona. And there were 4 lovely ladies with elegant, provocative and high-tuned hair dos filled with flowers or even chilly peppers. It’s amazing what you can do with your imagination , Ilona! 😉 Loved it to bits. These photos will come later. Oh, you should have seen kids’ hairstyles show! Cuty cuties.. they just bribed the audience.  The final chord sounded out loudly when a beauty princess crown laid down onto Evelina Janulionyte’s head who appeared to be the Miss Public as well. I loved what the event host said – “all of you ladies on stage are the winners because you are here, not there” – pointing to the audience 🙂 But really, when I think, it took courage to get here, especially when this was the first Lithuanian beauty contest in Norway and not many expected such a joyful and interesting event. Well done to you all! I didn’t do a thing to make this evening happen and that is why I am grateful and happy about everything.  A veryyyyy tiny bit of photos are here… looking forward to get back to London to finish and present the rest ones as this beautiful country has a strange feature – you come, you forget the internet, you “get lost” and you love it 😉 With love.. Ausra.

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Visiting Amber Museum

Few weeks ago my family and I went to the Amber Museum in Palanga, Lithuania. I was a schoolgirl when I last visited it and this time I came with my daughters who are schoolgirls 🙂 About 35 degrees Celsius outside at that time forced us to  search for a shadow all the time but when we got into the museum it was just refreshing. It’s  so interesting when you visit a place you were last in as a child and now you see everything different. It’s a place worth visiting! I always liked amber, such an amazing nature creation! SO many forms, inclusions, things or even furniture made of amber..I don’t know if it was the influence of this museum or a week by the Baltic Sea in Sventoji but I started to wear amber necklaces.. and seeing this, my mom gave me her old amber beads which are absolutely stunning! AND some smaller  amber beads – I remember myself as a girl singing in a choir, dressed in our national Lithuanian clothes and wearing these beads.. lovely memories..I wish I could see those pictures now.

If you’ve never heard of an amber – it is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. It is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Baltic amber is the youngest in age and was formed about 35,000,000 years ago in the forests that covered an area that is today Scandinavia, the Baltic countries and the Baltic Sea. In some of the countries that surround the Baltic Sea amber is industrially mined and exported in large quantities — especially from Lithuania, Russia and Poland. Baltic amber accounts for about 98% of all the amber on the market today. That’s what Wikipedia says 😉 I love it because it’s so “warm” and cozy to touch and wear and it reminds me of a sandy Baltic beach with pine trees and lovely little bushes of Baby’s-breath  I’ve just found out their English name  – how cute is that! 

By the way,  a photo with the lion – is a must photo for every Amber Museum visit 🙂 My lovely niece agreed upon it. 

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My mom’s present

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All the lovers!

that have gone before… they don’t compare.. to you.. 
There comes this time in life when I agree that “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action” (Mother Teresa)

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And to finish this day properly I decided with this song which reminds me of that nice couple (above)
Good (crazy) night you lovers! 😉

 

Snowy moods

At last we got to see some snow here in London. It’s funny to watch people not ready for it at all. Well, I remember it used to be a long winter back there in Vilnius. I miss it so much sometimes.  We were excited to have a bit of it here. But all the happiness about snow goes off when I get into the car.. Anyway, lots of fun for my girls guaranteed and when I look through the window, watch snowflakes slowly falling down – it just gets me. I remember home and it’s warm, safe and a bit blue inside.  

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And in the morning my girls made a snowman themselves. They used everything they found in a garden not asking for any ideas 🙂

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He says – what’s up man? 😀

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The first frost ❅

Good morning! I almost forgot how it looks like – the frost 🙂 Clear blue sky and the sun shines brightly, minus 1 ..  and it  sounds not so inviting.. I would stay in bed if I could but I would miss it! Now I walk with my kids to school on purpose – I feel better, I see more, I exercise 😉 I don’t like cold weather at all but the nature makes me admire things automatically 🙂 Streets full of diamonds, trees and cars covered with them.. everything looks shiny and clean. Frozen minutes..IMG_1200IMG_1208IMG_12121