Red wine as the passion of spring

    Spring. Time of renewal. New energies coming in. New ideas. Future plans are brewing. It’s been long time since i have posted but i do not feel apologetic about it. It is all a question of timing. Then of course, there is this Facebook thing. Having considerable presence on facebook takes away the […]

Jasmin with friends

  Part of my daily sketching practice involves interaction with people around me. Sometimes the people involved notice they are being drawn , curious about the outcome they come up timidly asking permission to have a peek. Other times people just curious about the creative process as it happens live and ask permission to watch […]

An upcoming exhibit of cafe sketches in MaiMano cafe in heart of Budapest

  I was offered an exhibit in my favorite cafe MaiMano at the heart of Budapest. The date is not set yet but I am thinking about the beginning of June as a good time when the temperatures are very pleasant and there is a constant flow of people including many tourists. The exhibit will […]

Inspiration, role it plays in re-enchantment of the Arts

Inspiration plays an important role in re- enchatment of the Arts.   In writing this post, I am using few presupposed and self evident truths about the current state of the Arts. 
One, is the need for re-enchantment of the Art. I have taken this term from Suzi Gablik’s book by the same name where she criticises […]

Sketching in cafes after the Paris terror attack

  About a year ago I have escaped or so I thought,the war zone of Middle East only to find that terrorism doesn’t confine itself to one region anymore. As I was sketching this French couple in the cozy atmosphere of my regular place, I had some thoughts on how creativity and art are influenced by […]

Commission Art as opposed to free independent Art

I have been doing commission art for many years now and it has always been  a concern of mine wether it has the same validity as the art that is done with an artists free will . Today’s post is about the difference between working on your own free concepts as opposed to doing a commissioned work. […]

The end of summer

   August is ending and I am back at my favorite cafe. It is bloody hot in Budapest makes me wish I would be somewhere in Alaska.It was a very busy summer with continuation of renovations of our apartment, visiting Viena , making arrangements for the arrival of my son , vacationing with family in […]

What can be learned from sketching in cafe.

  Apart from the sheer pleasure of doing it, here are some of my observations after doing it for quite few years. Eye -hand coordination First and foremost, I would say that sketching generally and not only in cafe has a very beneficial influence on gathering confidence trough proficiency with a gradual enhancement of eye-hand  […]