Sunday, November 30, 2014

book after Atelier pour Enfants

 This is a book I did with Domik some time ago, it is after an idea from Atelier pour Enfants, a blog we follow closely. Well, I follow closely and Domik sometimes sits on my lap so he gest to see it, too. I cannot believe now how much effort we put in it. We made figures from clay, arranged them, photographed a sort of a story, I printed the pictures, than we arranged them and made a book out of them. I work in a publishing house, so I like making books. I still like it, although I don't how long my appreciation will last. I probably need more creative projects at work ahead of me.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


17 November, 1989, so it is 25 years now. I am trying not to think too much about things that haven't changed. These things are probably not a matter of living under communism but of something deeper, reaching far back to the history, as many people say, towards the Thirty Years War that ended up in 1648. But there are many positive things that weren't then, let's not forget. The little guy, my Czech-American little guy, has no idea what was going on 25 years ago and before. Sometimes I tell him little bits of here and there, what the life was like and such. He likes to listen to it, because it sound like tales from other planet. Every day life was absurd enough to last for fairy tales through out his childhood. I might take him for some piety meeting tomorrow to the street where the events took place. I took him out three years ago when Havel died and people were out to put candles to the memorial. He already doesn't remember he was there with me. But now we watch this fun animated series about Czech history narrated to kids (click on the green arrow to start). We like it.

View towards the erstwhile iron curtain in Šumava

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Back in the 1960s, when they made this table, they had no idea that it would look like a giant i-phone one day. The curious thing is that nowadays they don't know how to make the glass top this pitch black anymore, at least that is what the antique seller told me, they look kind of greyish. Technologies come and go. Now I wish the table top was interactive.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


I made a sweater for Domi, berocco yarn and something red. I only hope he will weare it. He said he would. He is growing up.