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Costa Rica

Posted by danielabanatova on November 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

In the beginning of October I flew to Costa Rica............

This trip was totally different from all trips that I ever took.

This time I did not fly like usual , just airplane ticket and no plans what so ever.

I had meet Silvia through Facebook, she liked my art work and she wanted to learn bobbin lace technique. She invited me to her house to teach her.

For me this was totally unusual experience. I never went to visit somebody whom I did not know. I did not know how everything will work out , you know you are going to meet somebody who you do not know, you can become friends or you would not. I did not know too much about her, just short article from internet and some information from her webpage. http://www.galeriaoctagono.com/


I found Silvia, to be very charming person with great sense of humor. Not just that , Silvia is very talented textile artists, with a lot of creative ideas. She also is very exposed in community trying hard to promote art in her area and help people in any way she could. She teaches art classes for kids for free, she is teaching English for free , just to help people to get better jobs.

She made us at home at her cabin. Cabin is has great atmosphere , it is like a small retreat in the heaven. Cabin is very cozy decorated with her husband hand made furniture.

I had great time teaching Silvia lace , we had a lot of fun, we laughed a lot. We even invented new terminology. Since Silvia is very musical we called tape lace cha-cha. When we did not know how to call something we would call it chunche .... this is word in Costa Rica for a thing, in Czech language it has meaning also.... it is a small pig or we would call somebody chunche if he is dirty. I like Silvia's sense of humor a lot.


Her husband Richard is man with great knowledge of nature. He loves to walk and would walk you for hours through beautiful nature and always would find something interesting to point out. And he is not afraid of the snakes. Well I am:)

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Posted by danielabanatova on April 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Meditation and Nirvana

Posted by danielabanatova on October 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Pred nasi cestou do Asie jsem nevedela presne co mam cekat. Samozrejmne, ze jsme si nastudovali vse mozne o Thajsku, Laosu, Kambodii,ale krasu techto mist jsme si jen s tezi mohli predstavit. Nekdo kdysi rekl, ze Thajsko zmeni kazdeho sveho navstevnika. Samozrejmn, ze zmeni, kdo by odolal Budhovu usmevu, ktery nas provazi na kazdem kroku. Vypada to, ze jeho usmev je velmi nakazlivy. Kazdy se privetive usmiva.  

Colorful nature of this part of Asia, beautiful flowers, magnificent trees are creating haven on Earth. You do not have to have a big imagination to see world of fantasy which is imprinted in every tree. Not just branches radiating energy and calmness, but also roots are so impressive,they interlace together creating almost ornamental designs. All you need is just to sit and watch , this beauty will grow into you and it will never leave you. You will take this with you everywhere where you go.

Uzasne stromy, rozmanita kvetena tohoto asijskeho koutu vytvari raj na zemi.Nemusis mit velkou predstavivost aby te tvary stromu, kresba v jeho kure ci spletite koreny vnesly do sveta kralovstvi maginace. Koruny stromu vyzaruji neuveritelnou silu a klid. Koreny stromu, ktere se propletaji , prorustaji vytvareji temer krajkovy ornamentalni vzor. Nemusis nic delat, jen si tise sedni a pozoroj tuto nadhernou hru prirody, jeji krasa tebou nepozorovane poroste a zustane navzdy v tobe. Kamkoliv pujdes budes ji navzdy nosit v sobe.

II reached in experience the nirvana which is unborn, unrivalled, secure from attachment, undecaying and unstained. This condition is indeed reached by me which is deep, difficult to see, difficult to understand, tranquil, excellent, beyond the reach of mere logic, subtle, and to be realized only by the wise.

Buddha

Dosahl jsem zazitku Nirvany, ktera je nezrozena, nesdelitelna, nezavisla, nesmrtelna a neposkvrnena. Tento stav ktereho jsem dosahl je hluboko ve mne, je tezko videt, tezko rozumet, je tichy, za za hranicemi logickeho mysleni, jemny, nenasilny a muze byt realizovany pouze modrymi.

Budha

 

 

 

I did not know what to expect when we decided to travel through Asia. I read a lot about Thailand, Laos, Cambodia.... but I could not imagine beauty which we found on our trip. Somebody said, that if you go to Thailand it will change you for ever.

Of course it will; from every corner Buddha is smiling at you. It looks like his smile is very contagious. Everybody is smiling too.

Free Spirit

Posted by danielabanatova on July 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

My last creation is reflection of my last trip to South America. This time we went to see Perito Moreno glaciers in Argentina. Nature here is absolutely amazing. Glaciers are falling down to the water with strange, strong noises. In the mountains new glaciers are forming every minutes from rain, snow.... and than they are slowly walking down to the valley, where they are falling into the water . With the big splash they complete their circle of life. Now in different form they are running to the ocean, to be united with their source. And it continues again and again. It is the breath of our planet.

Our lives are very similar. We are coming form light and after long journey, we are returning to our source, too. Maybe we continue our lives in reincarnations circles the very same way the water from the glaciers does.

Inspiraci pro tuhle krajkou mi byla nase posledni cesta po Jizni Americe. Tentokrat nase kroky zamirily do oblasti vecnych ledovcu. Nasim cilem byl ledovec Perito Moreno. Zdejsi priroda oplyva neprekonatelnym a neopakovatelnym kouzlem. Ledovec neustale se tvorici vysoko v horach, postupuje neunavne dolu do udoli, kde se s treskutym dunivym hlukem a praskotem riti do masy vody. Kusy ledu pomalu ,tise a dustojne pluji po jezere v tichosti  rozpoustejice  se smeruji k mori, ke svemu vecnemu zdroji.

Spechaji k mori, aby tak zakoncili kolobeh sveho sveho zivota.

Je to jako alegorie nasich zivotu. Prichazime ze svetla, jdeme pouti zivota, abychom na jeho konci se opet sjednotili s nasim nekonecnym zdrojem. Mozna, ze i my stejne, jako ledovec, prochazime vecnou reinkarnaci.

In this harsh and cold environment , everything -included trees- radiates a special power. It looks like those very cold winters and strong wind created something beautiful and unrepeatable. You can feel pure energy vibrating from every piece of the surrounding nature.

V teto velmi drsne prirode, kde studene a mrazive vetry slehaji zimni krajinu, je ukryta krasa a neopakovatelne kouzlo.

Z kazdeho kousku zeme  vyvera cista silna energie, energie spiritu prirody.

 

This nature was inspiration for my "Free Spirit" I wanted my design to carry the same energy, which I was able to feel in Argentina. The same strong, pure energy which our Mother Earth is giving us.

I do not like to

follow any strict and detailed instructions , not even my own.

This nature was inspiration for my "Free Spirit" I wanted my design to carry the same energy, which I was able to feel in Argentina. The same strong, pure energy which our Mother Earth is giving us.

I do not like to

even my own. Therefore, my designs are always done just in simple lines. That allows me to work freely. I can change my pattern or colors -if necessary- during process of creating bobbin lace.

Tato uslechtila priroda se stala  inspiraci pro mou krajku".Free Spirit. "Ve svem navrhu jsem se snazila zachytit  cistou energii, prostupujici malebnou krajinu okoli ledovcu.

 Sve navrhy vzdy tvorim v jednuduchych liniich. Nikdy jej nerozkresluji do detailu. A to ze dvou duvodu: nerada nasleduji jakekoliv instrukce, ani me vlastni. Druhym duvodem je, ze takto provedeny navrh mi umoznuje volne tvorit. Mohu dat prostor sve imaginaci a menit libovolne barevnou konbinaci ci vazbu podle potreby. Takto jsem oprostena od zavadejicich detailu a mohu  svobodne tvorit  bez jakychkoliv omezeni. Krajka  ozije svym vlastnim zivotem a ma imaginace mne prenese do jine reality.

Modre tony Free Spirit koresponduji s neopakovatelnou silou a cistotou ledovcu.

Working this way is almost like a meditation. I can concentrate and follow my inspiration and let the bobbin lace take its own course. This way I am free and can allow my imagination to take me to different reality.

This will give bobbin lace its own life.

In my work I am always very careful about harmony. In this piece I have choosen blue color and its variations. Blue colors most closely correspond with nature around glaciers

Belleview celebrates 125 years

Posted by danielabanatova on May 30, 2010 at 8:19 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Belleview celebrates 125 years

 

By Jackie Alexander

Staff writer

 

 

Belleview has grown from the small town it was when Linda Evans moved there in 1970.

"There wasn't even a red light," she said.

Then came the Winn-Dixie. A K-Mart.

"It's just been a tremendous change since 1970," she said.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Belleview's incorporation, which is being celebrated on Saturday with the annual Founder's Day festival.

The town began around Lake Lillian, when Marion Land and Improvement Co. bought the land.

Belleview, or beautiful view, was named after early setter John Franklin Pelot's daughter.

Voter turnout was better the first election than in recent years: 74 of 100 registered voters cast a ballot.

Today, more than 4,000 people call the City Around the Lake home.

Saturday will be Linda Evans' 40th Founder's Day.

"The people put so much into it," she said. "To me, it's a blessing."

Founder's Day will feature the traditional Miss Belleview pageant, among other pageants.

The all-day family event starts with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Mayor Tammy Moore will present six keys to the city to influential members of the city.

New this year, said Chamber of Commerce's Mariah Chaffin, is a free hot-dog eating contest, reminiscent of Takeru Kobayashi's intestinal feats at Coney Island.

For those more rhythmically inclined, there will be a Guitar Hero tournament. On-site registration is available for both.

The chamber, as well as Sweetbay and RaceTrac gas station, will be urging residents to "shop local" with a giveaway.

Participants can enter receipts from local participating businesses in a raffle for $300 in groceries and gas. There will also be other prizes given away.

Being at home is one reason Evans, who received a key to the city, enjoys living in Belleview.

"When you go to the bank or you go to the store, the people know you," Evans said. "Everybody knows everybody in Belleview ... just about."

The size of the town keeps key recipient Daniela Banatova coming back, despite many trips to show art across the world.

Banatova moved to Belleview about 20 years ago from the Czech Republic.

For the past three years, the Art Club of Belleview, which Banatova founded, has participated in Founder's Day.

"This is something that is growing," she said. "It's something that's bringing back memories and showing how the town is changing."

Chaffin said nearly all residents attend Founder's Day festivities. Some 3,500 people took part last year.

With society growing more sequestered, Founder's Day is a needed technology break, Banatova said.

"It's important for society to get back to enjoying being with each other," she said

Contact Jackie Alexander at 867-4140 or [email protected]

Rainy day

Posted by danielabanatova on March 13, 2010 at 9:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear friends, today is very rainy day. Beautiful day. I love rainy days.

I have to stay home and and can concentrate on my love... bobbin lace.

Since I came back from my trip to South America I have created a two hats. I brought a lot of pictures which will be my inspiration for the future, for my abstracts.

But now I am running little bit out of time. My dear friend Jarmila Kralova ( http://www.obrazkykralova.cz)

have invited me to exhibit with her in the April in Czech Republic in Prague. I have promised her, that I would create some hats for this exhibition.

So here I am working on my hats.

This time I chose combination with black. One hat is black and pink, another is black and white and now I am working on yellow and black combination.

I have been thinking for long time to make bobbin lace hats. For some reason I did not start till last year. I did not want to make traditional hats I wanted my hats to be very modern, abstract and original.

This piece I have created under influence of the year 1930. I have listening music form this period of time. And it sound very harmonic and organic to me, I wanted my hats to be on the same waves, to reflect the same harmony which is bringing swing music and be in the same actual in our era too.

I it hard to talk about making bobbin lace. You can talk about making pictures for ages. You can say, why you put this color here and why you are painting roses or this landscape. And then you can talk how you painted this corner of the picture......

With bobbin lace it is very different. You make your design and then you would take bobbins , threads and you will be hard working inch by inch.

Actually it looks like it is more fun to create design. But truth is, it is relaxing and because I do not make my my patterns regular way, I am very creative even when I am actually working on my piece. I have just outlines and that is all. And I am changing patterns and colors, when feel that my first idea was not perfect. This way it is becoming almost a meditation. Design will take its own life and I am just following its flow.

Each hat is original.I am not making another one. I know that each women wants to be original, wants to have something what nobody else have. Therefore I make only one piece of each hat. I am very careful to stay on standard of art .


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