How did #beads and #bead weaving become one of the main ways for artistic expression and adornments in SO many different cultures? It is not a rethorical question, this is a question i would like fully answered one day.
I see it as a way of telling stories, of communicating, from the colors being used, to the symbols put together in designs, each one having a meaning of its own! The child in me that needs magic in this world wants to believe it's vocabulary or a bridge connecting worlds, a relationship between the creators and the divine why not.
I got carried away once again. Before i go, i wanted to show you all the trigger that started Casa Demian (the name was not yet picket at the time). A few years back my mother had given me all her romanian chokers from her youth, and there was one in particular i really loved/ picture 2. The ends were breaking though, and it was falling apart after years of being worn. So she asked me if maybe i can figure out a way to fix it. So my sister suggested doing some research online and on youtube. I was thinking, what a silly thought....why would youtube have any info about romanian chokers?! An ignorant thought....might have not found details about how to make romanian chokers BUT sooo much information and techniques about beadweaving!!!yes Ioana.....romanians are not the only ones that know about it :))))) I'm thankful for my moment of ignorance as it taught me a lot! So many resources at our disposal, and more importantly....so many resources at MY disposal to dig in my past, and reconnect to what I once were
It’s strange to look at yourself and see a map of your family’s features. I have a Roman profile, courtesy of my Nonno’s high forehead the very slightest trace of his hooked nose. Eastern Europe in my father’s cheekbones, hooded eyes and the twinkling smirk he gets in his eye when he find something he really enjoys about life. I like to say their color came from the Mediterranean, along with the warmth of Calabria in my mom’s smile and my Nonna’s chin. Something regal and stately about the eyebrows and pin straight hair sent down to me by my grandmother. And that dimple in my shoulder from who knows where. I wonder if my future daughter will have one? I never liked this picture much, but I’ve stared at it and become so proud. I feel so beautiful, adorning myself in my family’s history. ..........#family#ancestry#european#westasian#italian#calabrese#hungarian#polish#romanian#easterneuropean#mediterranean#23andme#whoareyou
"Bran Castle, which is by far one of the most famous castles in Romania, widely popularized by vampire films and novels. Although there is no evidence that Bram Stoker knew about the existence of Bran, the castle is often referred to as the home of his infamous character, Count Dracula, hence the name of Dracula’s Castle" 📌
Добро пожаловать в Bran Castle (Замок Дракулы), где, как поговаривают, жил и восседал известный устрашающий вампир 💉
Величественная крепость, построенная в 13ом столетии, располагается на вершине утеса посреди зелёных девственных лесов🏰
Замок Дракулы⚔️, стал приютом вампира благодаря богатой фантазии Б. Стокера, автора романа "Дракула", над которым писатель работал аж восемь лет, изучая европейский фольклор и легенды о вампирах🌡
Персонаж Брэма Стокера вымышленный, но прототипом его являлся реальный человек жестокий князь Влад Цепеш🗣, о котором писатель нашел материалы пока проживал в Румынии 🇷🇴
Легенда повествует о том, что именно в замке от рук жестокого князя Влада Цепеша погибло очень много людей, и каждый клочок земли был пропитан человеческой кровью 🔴
Вот так и появилась идея описать это место в своём произведении, поселив ужасающего Дракулу именно в этот замок 🗝
Artistic trams. Cluj-Napoca. @romaniamagica
Last year, some trams in Cluj-Napoca were painted and turned into artistic transport. It was interesting to see it in the streets.
How the pic was taken: Nikon D5100 f/4.8 ISO 100 1/200s 32mm (18-55 mm)
Can't believe it has already been a month since our wedding day. We are so humbled by all the love and support we have received from our family and friends, and beyond grateful to have you all in our lives ❤ •