Destination: Old World Hungary Archive
Emerik Fejes was a Serbo-Croatian painter well known for his simplistic depictions of architecture and cities. Part of the “naive art” movement, Fejes’s work is almost childish in nature, using bold colors and thick solid lines. Unconventional in his techniques, he chose to use matchsticks to paint instead of paintbrushes. A button
Maramures is an old county in Northwestern Romania. Largely rural and agricultural, Maramures has held onto traditional farming and lifestyle methods, choosing to use manual labor to plow their fields and harvest their crops. Fine detailed handiwork is valued – and results in stunning embroidered fabrics, beadwork, carpet weaving and wood carvings.
One of the most exciting parts of my job is when Laura and her traveling buddies come back from an inspiration trip. She brings us all kinds of goodies to enjoy – photographs, books, fabrics, toys. It’s so inspiring getting our first glimpse of a new culture and imagining what designs we’ll
click to enlarge This was a Turul -”a falcon-type bird from Hungarian mythology.” Thanks to Zsuzsa for answering or debate about weather it was a eagle or a dragon. Turns out it was neither!
Owl was my first word. Or at least that’s what my parents tell me. I am sure I was just making ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ noises and someone thought it sounded like ‘owl’. Either way, I’ve received many owl presents throughout the years. So it was very exciting when owls started showing up
Transylvania is a region in central Romania, nestled next the the Carpathian mountain range to the East and South. Dating back to the Roman empire, Transylvania has a rich history of battles, monarchies, and occupations. Despite its colorful past, in the USA Transylvania is known best for the myths of vampires, werewolves,
In the spirit of celebrating Etsy artists from the region of Old World Hungary, here is another new favorite. Eszter Schall is a Hungarian painter, graphic designer, and illustrator. I love her bold use of colors and her use of squares. Feeling lucky? The blog Pika Land is doing a giveaway of
Everyone loves Matisse. Matisse loved Romanian Blouses. So by transitive property… Everyone love Romanian Blouses! Yay! I am such a math wiz. Check out our fun shirts inspired by traditional Romanian Blouses. from left to right: Eastern Elegance Top, Long Sleeve Blousson Top, Romanian Floral Top
Here’s this week’s coloring book page!