12/31/2011

GOODBYE 2011.

...My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again, before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that's true,
For we've been comrades, you and I --
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!

The Passing of the Year by Robert W. Service

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... Goodbye 2011., you have been good to me. ♥

12/22/2011

HAPPY whichever HOLIDAY you celebrate! :-)

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Christmas Spirits

 Wishing you amazing brightness,
purity and truth,
eternal joy and everlasting love!"
Happy holidays!

--Thomas Otway

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12/20/2011

Fresh Ink Blood

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- From a friend of mine new supplies of fresh blood for my stories made of ink. :)

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A Poem for Swingers by Charles Bukowski

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12/14/2011

Jolly Time of the Year




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“Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip.”
Gary Allan 

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12/05/2011

Croatia elects centre-left government

Croatia sought to turn its back on years of political sleaze and scandal by 
inflicting a humiliating defeat on the rightwing party that has run the 
country for almost all of its two decades of independence.

In a general election that decided which government will take the former 
Yugoslav country into the EU in 18 months, Croats handed power to a 
centre-left coalition of four parties led by Zoran Milanovic, the social 
democrats' leader. Early projections on Croatian TV on Sunday gave the 
centre-left coalition 83 seats in the 151-seat parliament, against 40 for 
the governing HDZ or Croatian Democratic Union party of the prime 
minister, Jadranka Kosor.

The HDZ has ruled since Croatia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991, 
with the exception of a three-year hiatus in 2000-3, and in the past two 
years has been exposed as the wellspring of state-organised corruption 
and embezzlement on a massive scale. Its former leader and prime minister, 
Ivo Sanader, is on trial on two sets of corruption charges after being 
arrested while trying to flee the country. Another former deputy prime 
minister and other senior party figures have also been charged, while 
the party itself is at the centre of a slush-fund scandal.

The new centre-left government, including liberals and regionalists, will 
have to contend with a disastrous economic legacy, with national debt 
soaring to Italian or Belgian levels, unemployment nudging 20% and a 
depressed national mood.

Later this week, Croatia will sign its EU membership treaty, before joining 
in July 2013. The hope is that EU membership will trigger an influx of 
funds and foreign investment. Croatia is likely to be the last country to 
join the EU for at least a decade.

Ian Traynor
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 4 December 2011 18.28 GMT
Article history


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Stiniva cove, Vis island, Croatia


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11/30/2011

HOLIDAY DISCOUNT

♥ CELEBRATING HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH 15% DISCOUNT
throughout HOLIDAY SEASON ♥ 
Discount period is from 30.11. - 14.12.2011.

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11/29/2011

Silly Little Birds

Silly little birds...
They forgot to fly down south, before Winter
and now they are falling down with leaves
realizing that it will be a long time until Spring...
... At least North Wind will have some fun.
Silly little birds.



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- for larger images go to my Behance Portfolio

11/21/2011

18th Croatian Children's Festival _ 20/11/2011

 As i said before I am this year's Croatian Children's Festival artist patron
Yesterday I was a witness of children's magical splendor! :D They dance, 
sing, write and paint - and they do that so beautifully light and true. 
Little people are really purest essence of humandkind...





“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. 
And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is 
the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: 
Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, 
there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, the way you move. 
You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. 
Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? 
You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” — Pablo Picasso

11/19/2011

Fog Days

London? 
No... Zagreb these days.
I still haven't decided how I feel about it. 
In some strange way I find it interesting.

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11/13/2011

IF. Live curious.


If Anthem
If you are you breathe. If you breathe you talk. If you talk if you ask. If you ask you think.
If you think you search. If you search you experience.  If you experience you learn. 
If you learn you grow. If you grow you wish. If you wish you find. And if you find you doubt.
If you doubt you question. If you question you understand and if you understand you know. 
If you know you want to know more. If you want to know more you are alive.

National Geographic

11/07/2011

Cella&Wolves + NYC, Brooklyn= "ART in BOXES"

If you roaming around Brooklyn go and visit AG Gallery
there you will meet a little part of me.   :)

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11/05/2011

North Wind

North Wind, my dearest wind and my old friend... In time when I was living in my home town,
by the coast, he was regular visitor. But now when I live in Zagreb I don't see him that
much any more... And i do miss him. He would know how to deal with this unpleasant Zagreb's fog.  >:-/

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...The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes, 
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind, 
and the old things go, not one lasts.
Autumn Movement by Carl Sandburg


* You can view larger images of this drawings on my Behance profile

11/04/2011

When Red Turns Into The Blue on Etsy

From now some of my art prints from "When Red Turns Into The Blue" series
are available for purchase in my Etsy shop :)

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Cella&Wolves Stamp001

Yes... My 1st stamp :)

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11/01/2011

History of Creation by Mr. Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (February 16, 1834 – August 9, 1919), 
also written von Haeckel, was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor 
and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree 
relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, 
stem cell, and the kingdom Protista.
One of Haeckel's books did a great deal to explain  "Darwinism" to the world. It was a bestselling, 
provocatively illustrated book in German, titled Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte, published in Berlin in 1868, 
and translated into English as The History of Creation in 1876. It was frequently reprinted until 1926.

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“The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, 
but the sexual love of one's earthly parents”
Ernst Haeckel

10/21/2011

Cumulus Mediocris Clouds In The Corner Of My Living Room

Bunch of Cumulus clouds have settled down in the corner of my living room. 
- Why? ... I don't know. They are kind of silent bunch. Luckily they have three
little stars with them and I must say they have sparkling nature...
Anyway I don't really mind them as long as they don't go cumulonimbus* on me!


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*Cumulonimbus clouds - cumulus clouds can grow into cumulonimbus clouds 
which may produce heavy rain, lightning, severe and strong winds, hail, and even tornadoes.

10/18/2011

When it's Time for Presents...

... I start to think: applied arts, handmade, personal...
At the moment painted plates are my favorite choice for 
handmade gifts - especially for couples :)
Unfortunately i can't make my own plates but all the same, 
bought or made, 
painted plates are such a lovely present.

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10/14/2011

Cutting Edges + Anita Celic Cella at Centre Georges Pompidou

My friend Danijel Srdarev is in Paris at the moment and he sent me these 2photos with text;
"Cella, you are in Pompidou! :D" ... Even though i am just one of the artists that are published
in Cutting Edges, but still, situations like this give reality some extra flavor. Cool :)

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10/09/2011

Rainy day, Fly away

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... and for flying all you need is a little bit of paper and some thread! :)

10/07/2011

October Rain

... and how i love it on my window.
Especially after long, hot summer :)

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10/06/2011

A little bird told me...

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... That one sees clearly only with the heart.
Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.

10/05/2011

The Hobbit

As a true J.R.R. Tolkien fan (which  I am! :) i can't wait Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit".
I love how he did Ring's Trilogy so i am sure that he will not disappoint me with
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
I will have to be a "little" patient 'cause film comes out on December 2012...
Although i am curious and impatient to see the film, still, 
nothing can ever replace this great book in my hands.
So this post is dedicated to the printed word and all the magic and wander that 
it has been bringing to my life since my childhood...  
Long live it's majesty The Book!

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... one of this days I will make my own covers for Tolkien's books :)

10/03/2011

Watercolor Alchemy

... There is more in watercolor than just water and color.


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10/01/2011

Sylvia Plath - Mad Girl's Love Song



"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)"

9/27/2011

He Is My Blue Sky :-)

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18th Croatian Children's Festival

I have been honored to receive an invitation to become this year's 
Croatian Children's Festival artist patron. :-)
Even though festival is turning 18 this year and becoming officially adult  
it's motto stays the same; Children are holding worlds on their palms.
I can't agree more...


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“The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.”
Jim Henson

9/24/2011

Trust your heart, and trust your story

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"Instructions" by Neil Gaiman
... illustrator - Charles Vess

9/16/2011

Water Diary

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" Necessary it is to love to live
and there are many manuals
but in all important ways
one is on one's own."

Elegy on Toy Piano
by Dean Young

8/23/2011

Summer in my Dad's Studio

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Farewell To The Sea... for now

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“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me) /
it's always ourselves we find in the sea”
 E. E. Cummings


8/02/2011

Going Home... Summer is waiting for me

Finally i am going home.
The time has come for resting and contemplation. 
... Time without internet.
It is time for Sea; for diving, swimming, sunsets, waves... stars.
Time for warm Mediterranean climate and nature 
to heal and prepare me for another year on the Continent...

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“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Summer & Matisse

... always, so wonderful together!
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The Open Window by Henri Matisse, 1905.

7/26/2011

Members Who Are Presenting This Summer

- BUG'S ASSOCIATION -

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Candid  Bug  -  Open, frank and honest.
Lagniappe Bug  -  A special kind of gift.
Commiserate Bug -  To sympathize (with), to show compassion for.
Quintessential Bug  -   Most essential.
Forbearance Bug  -  Withholding response to provocation.
Gambol Bug  -  To skip or leap about joyfully.

7/25/2011

Living in the Anthropocene by Paul J. Crutzen and Christian Schwägerl

A decade ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen first suggested we were living 
in the “Anthropocene,” a new geological epoch in which humans had altered the planet. 
Now, in an article for Yale Environment 360, Crutzen and a coauthor explain 
why adopting this term could help transform the perception of our role as stewards of the Earth.
 
“The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs,
but not every man’s greed.”
Gandhi

For millennia, humans have behaved as rebels against a superpower we call “Nature.”
In the 20th century, however, new technologies, fossil fuels, and a fast-growing population
resulted in a “Great Acceleration” of our own powers. 
We are taking control of Nature’s realm, from climate to DNA. 
Changing the climate for millennia to come is just one aspect.
By cutting down rainforests, moving mountains to access coal deposits and acidifying coral reefs,
we fundamentally change the biology and the geology of the planet. While driving uncountable
numbers of species to extinction, we create new life forms through gene technology,
and, soon, through synthetic biology. We infuse huge quantities of synthetic chemicals and
persistent waste into Earth’s metabolism. 
Where wilderness remains, it’s often only because exploitation is still unprofitable.
Conservation management turns wild animals into a new form of pets.

It’s no longer us against “Nature.”
Instead, it’s we who decide what nature is and what it will be.

To master this huge shift, we must change the way we perceive ourselves and our role in the world.
Students in school are still taught that we are living in the Holocence,
an era that began roughly 12,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.
But teaching students that we are living in the Anthropocene, the Age of Men,
could be of great help. The awareness of living in the Age of Men could inject
some desperately needed eco-optimism into our societies.

More details from this article;
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos/2363/

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The skull of the young male Australopithecus sediba rests near the spot where he died.
Photographed by Brent Stirton
(Photo found on  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/malapa-fossils/stirton-photography)

7/16/2011

The Wonderful World of Jasmina Runje

Jasmina Runje is one of my dearest friends ... and really good artist.
I hope that in the near future she will share her great artworks 
through this virtual world. But for now i am presenting these few pieces
from my private collection :)  On the first photo these 2creatures are cat and owl.
And on the second photo is my portrait, with cats - not wolves this time ;D
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Anatomy of a (rain)Drop _ part01

 " Rain is a natural process that holds many different emotions and forms the basis of many legends, 
but its main symbolic meanings are rebirth, sadness or cleansing. 
In cultures where not much rain existed, rain symbolically meant life and re-birth. 
In a modern urban society, rain is often seen as an irritant or hindrance. 
It darkens the sky and makes the sun disappear, so emotionally, rain symbolises darkness, depression, 
misery and frustration. However, rain can also symbolise cleansing. Walks through the rain 
are not medically advised, but often it seems that walking through rain when one is sad can help 
clear one's mind and help sorrows (symbolically) be washed away.
This once again, re-confirms the symbolic meaning of re-birth in rain. "

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7/13/2011

Terraneo Summer Eco Music Festival

Terraneo is a music festival that will be happennig in my home town Šibenik this summer from 09-13 August...
I am very happy that this festival is eco-oriented and I am also very happy that my work,
which I did with my boyfriend Sinisa Cvahte, is one of  the 15 selected artworks in "Drop by Drop" contest.
Focus of this contest was on preservation of water and everything that water represents for life on Earth. 
Artworks will be exposed as jumbo posters all over the town and later on festival locations.

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 All about Festival you can find out here;
http://www.terraneofestival.com/en/Default.aspx

7/12/2011

My First Sell On Etsy!

HOORAY! ;D

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WE MISS YOU ...

... maybe it's time to remember an old friend.



WE MISS YOU is a social campaign that deals with our relationship to earth.
www.wemissyou.de

6/30/2011

Members Who Are Presenting This Week

Emollient Bug   -  A softener
Felicity Bug   -  Pleasantness
Lilit Bug  -  To move musically or lively
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6/28/2011

THE DIVISION

" ... so we'd again have to "render,"
in going our separate ways.
And even in letting the matter drop...
... but separation is in itself already,
in the word, in the letter, in the pair,
the opening of the secret.
Its name indicates this ... "
J. Derrida - The Truth In Painting
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  The division in the context of this work corresponds to Derrida's restitution (loss without the missing part). 
It exists as an assumption but is not faithfully conducted. It represents an attempt to return to a sensed 
pre (historic) state rather than a description of any biological facts. 
The division in this instance has served as a training prothesis in an exercise of losing control gradually.
By losing a part of itself that it produced in the first place, the seed is not in return cut short for it. 
It allows that part to evolve and to keep repeating its inborn principal in a way that is not necessarily 
the seed's original way. 
By giving up on its own completeness it secures its space in an emerging, further evolving entity. By letting go 
its primary manners (predictability) or simply by not insisting on them, the seed allows the formation of the new laws, 
it allows change and unpredictability of the growth. Entities that developed as genetical and social products 
keep repeating the inborn/adopted principal but they have the right of choice if only they awake awareness for one. 
They metamorphose without altering that common 'seed'. All that surrounds the seed, covers it, points it out 
and rotates it... it appears and it disappears forming its appearances, its variations.
  What I call the seed is the unaltering, constant component of a complex whole - the species.
The work is an unfinished metaphor for the pursuit of the seed of the species.

ARTWORK & WORDS BY IVANA OGNJANOVAC