Monday, 8 February 2010

PreŇ°eren Day

Today is a national holiday in Slovenia as on 8th of February we celebrate Slovenian Cultural Day after the death of the Slovene national poet France PreŇ°eren (8.2.1894).
The 7th stanza of his poem Zdravljica is the national anthem of Slovenia and in English it goes like this:

God's blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o'er earth's habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see,
That all men free,
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.



I spent a cultural weekend as well. Went to the opera to see Puccini's Tosca and really enjoyed it. And I did this little painting from a reference I was wishing to paint from for some time.
Photo reference from WetCanvas photo library.

Keep warm and happy!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Bodental, Austria

Living in a mediterranean climatic zone we rarely get to see a snowflake. And I love snow. I think that landscapes covered in snow are one of the most romantic sceneries this planet has to offer.

Bodental is a ski resort in Austria. Photo reference by Matej.

Enjoy the winter!