I became a deviant!

I have to repeat it again, because I cannot believe it. I have always considered myself as a decent woman with the only deviation – love for nature and herbs. So how did it happen to become a real deviant?

Long ago, I began to think about placing my drawings in a suitable part of cyberspace. Just to have them together and perhaps to get encouragement when I need it. And maybe my drawings could provide good mood to someone else who needs a bit of optimism.

I have checked various platforms and something kept me coming back to the server that my mind aversively refused. I would call my drawings naive, childish, non-educated, too colorful, but deviant?

I fought a long inner battle with labeling and prejudice, trying to find another alternative all the time. But the group of deviants attracted me beyond my control, so I gave up last week and became one of them. Still I cannot used to hear someone called me a deviant and my drawings deviations, but I work on it.

I slowly orient myself in a new environment and re-discover the old truth that every environment is like a pot of soup. You will find nice pieces of vegetable or meat, but also a lot of dirty water. It is  up to you what to join. And I hope to be a carrot there 😊

Although I add my pictures to the gallery slowly and you probably have seen many of them already, I would like to invite you to my small deviant exhibition here.

Thanks for coming!

Ivana

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Liebster Award nomination!

I am honored to get this award nomination from Jewish Thoughts, who deeply inspires my soul in her posts. I like to follow her thoughts from beginning to the final point, even though sometimes I don’t perfectly understand the subject. But I feel a kind of resonation in my heart, so it counts.

Additionally, I sincerely welcome this opportunity to know each other closer and more personally.

The rules of the award as follows:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs.
  5. Notify those 11 blogs of the nomination.
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Jewish Thoughts asked me following questions:

  1. When did you start blogging?

It is nearly one year, time is running so fast!

  1. Why do you write?

From time to time I have internal tension from too many ideas and putting them down is a kind of therapy. Doing it in English is a language practice. Finally, I love my herbs and it is a pleasure to share what I love.

  1. What is your favorite holiday or festival?

Definitely birthday and not necessarily my birthday. I consider each birth of a new life as a miracle, so it deserves to be celebrated.

  1. What is your greatest ambition?

You should ask me twenty years ago! I would give you a long list of them! Today I am more humble in ambitions as I believe that being a decent woman with open heart is a good start.

  1. If you could have any one thing what would it be?

Honestly I don’t know. I cannot remember anything in terms of things. If the thing could be a strong health, this would be my favorite.

  1. What was the best day of your life?

Speaking about miracle of the life, it was probably my birth. Otherwise I wouldn’t taste the miracles after then.

  1. What is your favorite season?

Spring, because it is kind of rebirth among seasons.

  1. Do you enjoy reading?

It depends. I don’t like reading for reading, reading as an escape from the present moment, an escape from daily life. I like reading for pleasure, especially with taste of inspiration and/or information. But I don’t aspire for hunting information which I cannot use.

  1. What is your job?

I work on myself as a consultant in the field of personality development, especially how to deal with various stress factors.

  1. What is your favorite recipe?

In principle, I am not a fan of recipes. I like to understand how things react and then create myself. That’s why I cannot make the same soap twice regardless precise documentation. I believe it is similar like weather. You can recognize when it rains, but the rain is never exactly the same. And it couldn’t be.

  1. What makes you want to wake up each morning?

I simply like to live. It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or sunshinig.

 

Now I give you the confession, I mean the random 11s about myself 🙂

  1. I’m mad for herbs.
  2. I need a space to create and sometimes it’s difficult to keep the rules.
  3. When I’m enthusiastic with some idea I need to share it, even though the others couldn’t feel as much enthusiasm. But it’s so difficult to confront the ideas with four walls only! 🙂
  4. I love Hebrew letters! I feel them like many layers’ bright spots in spiritual darkness.
  5. I love Hebrew language! The sound of it gives me strength, protection and excitement.
  6. I like drawing with colored pencils, but I’m not able to use any “wet” technique.
  7. I’m afraid to follow my inner calling in all aspects of it.
  8. I am aware of the fact that any decision based on a fear has never brought me to happiness.
  9. It’s much easier for me to give advice than to make the advice alive.
  10. I love nuts! Especially almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashew, pistachio and many others. If you pay a visit, bring some of them.
  11. You can expect some experiment from my kitchen in return 🙂

 

I would like to nominate other 11 blogs for the Liebster award with humble hope they accept it.

  1. Reflections on Existence
  2. Wildlife and Eco Gardens
  3. The Dancing Herbalist
  4. The Zero-Waste Chef
  5. Wildflower, Medicine Wolf
  6. Platyzoa, artborean
  7. Jessica Baker
  8. AquarianSoap
  9. Naked but Content in My Flower Garden
  10. Rhythm in Life
  11. Farmer Hick’s Homestead

 

And here are my short 11 questions:

  1. Coffee or tea? And which one?
  2. City or wilderness and why?
  3. Cat or dog?
  4. Book or TV?
  5. Summer or winter for holiday?
  6. Running or walking?
  7. What ice cream do you love if any?
  8. What is your favorite fruit or vegetable?
  9. What is your favorite activity for leisure time?
  10. Do you play an instrument? Which one?
  11. Are you satisfied with the location of the world where do you live?

 

Thanks for taking part in this award nomination!

Ivana