NEW. Fine Art Picture ~Shelter your dreams~

Don’t let them fly away and die..

~Shelter your dreams~ is one of those pictures when I saw a vision from the first shot I took of that mushroom 🙂 This is just a fragment of it, please visit my Facebook page to view it full.


© Ausra Marcinkus Photography 2014


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

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


Daughters of the forest

I came back…from an unbelievable holidays.. They started on the 31st  of July and were full of joy, excitement, new ideas and experience. I came back with a full pack of photos.. I’ll savor them and  bring them to life bit by bit until Christmas comes, I think 🙂 So, the journey began in Norway – a country of beautiful nature, mountains and crystal clear lakes.. that was the first impression.  I had pleasure to visit my hubby’s sister and her family there. Daughters of the forest – I’d like to call them.. And what an amazing hair – God’s gift! I’m jealous 🙂 Follow my blog (or like my page on Facebook) to see  what happened in a lake there next.

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School’s over. Award time!

Today was the last day at school. My girls are the best. I am so proud of them! I was never that good at school, well, we never had any rewards at school after all.. I am not surprised I didn’t have much motivation to do better. My daughters are the ones to follow – they’re good at maths and science, they speak, write and read in two languages, and English – probably already better than me 😉 they LOVE to read, their writing is just awesome – for example  Auguste (my older one 7y.) writes what she learned at school: “Exaggerate – if you exaggerate , you say that something is bigger or better than it really is”… and so on.. I’m like..O M G.  And my younger one – Skirmante (6y.) got an invitation to her classmate’s birthday party and she wrote a message back to her: ” Sorry, I cannot come because I will go to Lithuania”..  So, last year she was the one to take the Pupil’s of the year award and this year our Auguste got it! I am not e-x-a-g-g-e-r-a-t-i-n-g – they ARE the best! I am so happy they love to learn and they have such great teachers Miss Gill and Mrs Walker, who supported them so much, Mrs Clancy from the last year – she still makes my girls smile and is a super warm person. I know how important is to like a teacher, then you like the subject and the school! Well, one of the main reasons I went to UNI to study Biology  was that I liked my biology teacher and I liked biology and the teacher’s approach to it  😉 So – a huge thank you to all the teachers and school workers who made school a lovable place ❤  My girls and I wanted to make something special on this occasion so we spent all evening making one of Lithuanian traditional desserts  – The Anthill! It’s not so complicated as it seems but it requires lots of time.. especially when you make it for the first time 😀 (my mum is way better than me). I could post a whole post about making it from literally beating the dough to open fire burning honey on the gas stove… 😀 yes, it’s that adventurous! If you’d fancy a recipe drop me a note 😉 And now – let the summer holidays begin!

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Summer! Where are you??

Oh I miss hot days so much.. I thought spring came but only for couple of days.. It’s chilly again. Only the blooms show that it’s not that long to wait..and I wait. I loiter about the old photos and here I found some sandy and windy ones from Camber Sand 

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Victorian Schoolgirl

This is a story how Auguste turned into Evie – a Victorian Schoolgirl. Our lovely school gave us a homework which turned out to be very exciting for all of us. As always it was done the night before the right day. So, I had to start from scratch and to find a way to get my daughter a costume of a schoolgirl of Victorian Era… I started online, of course, and got my first idea here. Then I remembered that my husband has an old shirt of that dark blue color, so I used it for a dress, and I used two old under skirts of my girls’ dresses for an apron. My advice – never throw away some nice materials 😉 I am not much of a seamstress but from time to time I make something. It took a while to get friendly with that sewing machine again but after about two hours it came out better than I thought. But that was after we had to get ready Auguste’s hair for a Victorian hairdo. I don’t have any roll-ups so I  had to make them and then I found in my crafts box some leftovers from some project I never finished.. 😛 These were some tubes made of magazines, rolled and glued and they worked perfectly for the roll-ups! I cut both ends a little bit so I could put a rubber band over it and it worked. And there I was – sitting and looking at my daughter’s first “roll-up” hairdo and thought – and this is how it starts.. She was so keen to see the result I didn’t have to tell anything about going-to-sleep routine – it was done quickly and quietly 🙂 In the morning  we woke up earlier. The hairdo turned out to be awesome, the “costume”  fit her perfectly and she was jumping out of joy. I cannot mention the fact that the teachers at school were amazing – dressed as Victorian teachers with canes in their hands, shouting nervously to come in.. This was fun. Auguste came back from school with her new name – Evie and she didn’t let me touch her hair for three days :)) 

Sapphire ❤

Today I had pleasure to meet this little princess and her mom. Sapphire is one of the three winners of “Free mini photo session” mini contest 🙂 She is amazing! She sat quietly while I was doing her lovely curly hair. Later I tried one of the prom hairstyles on her mom 😉 I’ll upload some more pictures later.  I was surprised that Sapphire, this little 2-year-old cutey, let me take lots of pictures in a park. We were really having so much fun.. I loved her smile and the way she was scaring me with those leaves 🙂 So cute!  Thank you for spending this afternoon with me!

Lithuanian plaiting school

Thanks to my daughter’s teacher (btw she is the friendliest teacher I’ve ever met), I didn’t have to think a lot about the header of this post :). The other day when I took my girls from school she asked me – what happened to Lithuanian plaiting school?.. ’cause their hair were a bit messy and usually I plait them every day in the morning. Yes, it gets a bit boring sometimes, that’s why I do different styles. Most of them you will not see in these pictures because I just don’t have time to take them (morning, rush..) but I’ll show you some. Eventually I  started to notice that I like it a LOT. Not only plaiting, I just like to be creative on one’s head.  It all started a long time ago. I remember doing my niece’s hair as a baby and now she’s 16.. Some people ask me where I learnt it. Of course – I finished Lithuanian plaiting school! 😀 …I don’t remember, actually, I guess my mom taught me, but now you can find all kinds of tutorials online. Oh, and I like experimenting with make-up (though I can be without it for days myself 😛 ) or face painting as well 🙂  Mhm.. I should think about my make-up and hair dos portfolio, maybe 🙂 Because at the moment most of the photos were taken just for the fact that I did it, not really artistic ones 🙂 Want to be my model? I’ve got some exciting news to come! Stay with me 😉

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