Sunday, 25 April 2010

Critical Mass













Yesterday we've celebrated 1st anniversary of critical mass here in Istanbul. It was AWESOME! We were more than 200 and acted like a giant fish flock. Of course it was an unpleasent day for people who sits in their cars but we got the support of pedestrians. We had young participants too, even babies sitting back of their parents. It was a wonderful day :) I love my bicycle...

What is critical mass? Wikipedia says:
Critical Mass is a bicycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month in over 300 cities around the world. While the ride was originally founded in 1992 in San Francisco with the idea of drawing attention to how unfriendly the city was to cyclists, the leaderless structure of Critical Mass makes it impossible to assign it any one specific goal. In fact, the purpose of Critical Mass is not formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets on bikes.

Here is the facebook page(although I'm not a facebook fan):
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=89351698456&ref=ts


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Friday, 23 April 2010

More bookbinding




They're getting better :)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Bookbinding

Lately I'm obbessed with bookbinding. As I'm working in an architectural office we use tones of paper. Of course we recycle waste paper but lots of them blank and I thought they can be recycled in a creative way :) So I started to search about bookbinding on internet. I found lots of blogs and tutorials etc. These are my first tiny tries:
The first one is a coptic binding. It's 6cm width and 7cm height. Cute but I failed about the stitches, they're too loose. I'll give it another try...

And this one has 5cm width and 7,5cm height. Looks like a school kid's project but taught me a lot...

So I'm organizing, tearing, sewing, glueing papers whenever I'm free. As a result of this; no watercolor lately :(

Have a great sunday! :)

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Marine theme continues...

A quick study at the office ...

WC, 13x16 cm

Reflections

After busy weeks at work I've finally found the chance to post something. Although it's not finished yet I'm really happy with this one. It needs more contrast on the boats... Any other suggestions?