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November 2013

Hills by Elena

By |2017-01-10T11:06:41+00:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: by Elena, handmade|Tags: , , , |

Now that we're settled in to our new flat, I've had a little time to start to learn how to watercolour. I've been learning mainly from videos on youtube and this is my first watercolour landscape. It's not actually in Hanoi, but I'm still learning and maybe as I develop I'll start painting from real [...]

September 2013

Toadstools by Elena

By |2017-01-10T11:06:41+00:00September 8th, 2013|Categories: by Elena, handmade|Tags: , , |

I grew up here in the countryside in a little village called Păstrăveni. The name Păstrăveni possibly comes from the word păstrăv, which is a type of mushroom that used to grow abundantly in the woods where the village now stands back in the time of Stefan cel Mare (Stefan the Great), but they cut [...]