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Corina
East Sussex
Reinvention is the word that represents me most of all .. from engineering to intuitive artist .. a challenging but interesting journey!
Interests: healing through art, reading, body mind spirit, tai chi, intuitive painting, products designs, natural cosmetics
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Once upon a time (about three years ago) I took part in a tiny, craft fair in a location recommended by a friend .... I decided in advance that for the first time I would present my own hand made soaps - and one of these was my own Aloe Vera soap. During the event, on a very hot weekend day, I kept asking myself why I had agreed to take part in such an event ... anyway ... I was going to have my answer in a couple of hours, just before the end of the fair.......... when an elderly, well mannered lady in a floral dress approached me ........and proceeded Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at beehiveartsstudio
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As you know, one of my favourite happy, peaceful ways of putting a nice wall between myself and uncertainty is by engaging with creativity. So I have been regularly picking up my journal and I have been allowing my hand to release my tensions through intuitive drawing.. and I am writing in my daily gratitude journal and filling in a few more pages from my creativity workbook...........But I have other ways as well of sealing myself off from the world for a time - yum yum, glug glug! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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For some months we are all going to have to change our habits - and that probably means that we could have a lot of time on our hands, time to watch the news feeds (please, dear L, NO) - or does it? The key, my mind tells me, is that in this interim period it will be good for us to focus on doing things (possibly alone, probably at home, maybe not) that we used to enjoy (pre mass TV, pre internet) or still enjoy (if we think about it) that bring smiles and a sense of positivity to our lives. It wasn't so long ago that using our hands and minds was what we all did in our spare time - would you believe it, but even in 1989 we in Romania only had 1 hour of tv per weekday night and 2 hours at the weekend - and no internet - so, what did we do then? Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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What is actually this word ... GRATITUDE Gratitude … a word just like any other word … a label ….a convention …. A word we use often in nowadays conversations …. But … do we really feel it?…..a hard but very relevant question for today’s troubled world? The good thing is that this word starts to really, really come alive at certain moments as we journey through life. Most of the time this happens when we’ve experienced pretty challenging circumstances …..health wise, i Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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We are living through quite challenging times ... fear seems to be distributed and promoted everywhere. They tell you to wash your hands as soon as you have touched anything or anyone outside the home, to use a hand sanitizer when you are out and about (and at home when you return). But what do you do when the shelves have been stripped, what do you do when the fear grips you that you can't protect yourself (and carrying a bucket of water and some soap around the town is only feasible for a window cleaner). Then you read a small, single piece of advice not to make your own sanitizer - because you might use too much of this or not enough of that. So you are stuffed! - t Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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As promised in my previous blog ... here it is ... the recipe of a seeded bread which reminded me of times long gone .... 300 g mixed seeds (flax, sunflower, pumpkin, poppy seeds ... ) 100 g ground almond 50g chia seeds 50 g walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts (grind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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It's a lovely, cold but sunny spring day ... the very first days of spring and boy of boy nature is coming to life in my part of the world. So good to see carpets of yellows, reds, violets, oranges and so many more shades in various corners of the town and gardens. So after a brisk walk by the beach I've decided to bake again(for the second time this week) ... a loaf of super seed bread. Let me tell you from the very beginning that ... I am not a baker, I've never been interested in baking before, but recently, because I need to go on a wheat free, sugar free diet I've decided to ... be adventurous, cook all sorts of unusual (for me) dishes. It is a great way to experiment, be adventurous Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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verybody reacts differently to the trauma of being bullied. It can manifest on the emotional level (depression, anxiety, PTSD) and of course physical level .... in my case it was, high blood pressure, nose bleeds, severe insomnia, panic attacks ... and all of those were just the tip of the iceberg plus of course the impact on the family life. It is like a tsunami that never ends. The whole life is disturbed and the consequences can be long term and indeed they were. My daily 1 hour and 40 minutes commute was a nightmare as well and I was dreading approaching the office ... oh boy ... such memories .... I also remember how on - sadly - many occasions when the trains were cancelled or del Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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Let's continue the story started yesterday ... in case you haven't had the chance to read it ... click here A few years ago, about 10-11 to be precise, I was bullied. I was just one of many civil servants bullied on a daily basis. What was different in my case is that I was one of the very few people who reported the case to the management and went through the whole challenging and emotional process of proving the case. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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Let me tell you something .... I believe in the Patch Adams (you might have seen the movies, go and get the book as well) theory of healing through humour. I also believe art in any forms heals. I don't speak from books or imagination but ... I've been there. I left a bullying environment 8 years ago and an article I came across earlier today made me dig through my blogs and decide to republish something I posted on this topic. It is clea Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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Ok so another rainy day in Eastbourne! It is probably the wettest winter /spring already I've experienced since I came to England, years ago. It simply doesn't stop for more then a few hours and then, you really need to get ready, get dressed and sprint outside the house for a bit of fresh air, vitamin D and a brisk walk in between another stretch of rain. But ... this is another story for another day .... today we are talking about .. m Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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What happens when a member of your family needs to change their eating habits? Quite a lot of things really .... We all snack ... salami slices, cedar cheese slices, French fries, chocolates, cakes, all sorts of crisps and other yummy things we are so used to having in the fridge that we don't even know how it is to live without them. Habits have very deep roots ... very, very deep. So .... overnight ... by, by salamis, by by salty olives and so on .... the fridge looks really empty and ... you have to start to rethink your eating patterns. Easy? Hard?... both! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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How many creativity books do you have on your bookshelves? One, two, ten ... more? We all do .... sometimes we buy beautifully coloured ones, with lovely designs, believing that they are enough to get us going.... but our enthusiasm rarely stays with us for more than a few days .. we start doing some of the exercises ... and we stop ... and shelve them for ... later ... still dreaming about a time when we will use our creativity and cre Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago I was graduating the mechanical engineering university, and luckily enough I did not have to look for a job in the field because I was ... at the time .. already working ... as a personal assistant in a newly formed English company, translating at high level and learning how to use a computer .. an Apple computer by the way. It was 1993 and I have never used a computer until then, and yes again .. I had to figure it out how to use it .. on my own ... tears, sleepless nights, and again tears .. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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“Being an artist” over the past centuries conveys an image of a field dominated by men. “Why was that”? One could assume that either women were not attracted by this field and instead preferred to embrace only the role of muses OR they were not good enough for the history of art to remember them. The truth of course is very far from either of these statements. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at beehiveartsstudio
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I could tell you that I am on a healthy lifestyle path and I came across the turmeric gold which is the best thing ever. This will be a lie. I came across the t Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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ewellery ... I love wearing it, who doesn't. Colour .. naturally I love understanding it and using it in my paintings. So I now include a hand made (by me) range of delicate earrings inspired by the yogi Chakras. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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How do you come across new books? Somebody recommends them to you or do you simply allow your intuition to take you to that special shelf and your hand stops at that particular bo Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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We live in a world where cookery books look like travel books - colourful images and storytelling abound. As someone who has self-published a few books on creative subjects I know all too well the amount of effort that goes behind the production of a book. And when that book has lots of beautiful colourful photos the publishing process takes even longer and the time and effort involved doing it oneself is truly incredible. And small armies of people work behind the scenes in publishing companies in order to launch those books. But I am not going to talk to you about the production of books. Not now! What I want to say is that .. now Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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Once upon a time, reading was natural ... we were encouraged to touch, smell, inspect books in kindergarten, our parents read to us or grandparents or teachers. From the age of 8, in Romania you were supposed to be able to read by yourself ... some children did this even earlier. What I am saying is that reading was ... normal ... just like eating, going to school, playing ... normal ... part of the fabric of life. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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Years ago while still living in Romania I remember buying from a pharmacy, calendula salve in a small white plastic container ... I liked the yellowish colour and as always when you buy something from a pharmacy you think ... oh boy it must be very complicated to make, this must be a secret only people with specific training can make. Littl Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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I've been making and using my own cold pressed shampoo for a year and a bit. It started out of my appetite for trying new natural recipes and simply because I wanted to see if ... I was or not able to make such a product. Only after that I realised that ... yes I will not buy anymore shampoo and conditioner from the shops and in this way I will not h Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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It is an incredibly rainy, windy June day in Eastbourne today, one of those days when one needs to add a jumper to just feel comfortable in the house. It feels more like a late spring day or early autumn one and not at all summer ... but hey ho, one needs to adapt and carry on, regardless. As most of my fellow entrepreneurs know our working day has no beginning and no end and the same with the week ... sometimes Sunday is our Monday and Saturday or Tuesday and we relax whenever we feel that we need a break. This is exactly what I've done today ... after a photographic session (nope I am not the star of this session but a few of my KORINA Collection bags) I felt the need to ... take a break ... an active one. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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Are you an artist? Do you paint. What do you paint - a house, a portrait of a loved one, your pet, the sea - Is this it? Are you doing your best to follow other people’s rules, do you watch lots of tutorials, copy other artists, are you striving for Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio
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I am a big fan of everything related to Egypt .... but my post is not about history but about beauty. Nobody knows for sure if indeed Cleopatra used to take long baths in milk but it is a great thought isn't it? Given the cold weather in England and the fact that the Brits are not quite used to keeping their houses very warm (yes I am sure my Romanian fellows will not quite believe this) having a bath is something relatively common ... yes it warms you up, it helps you relax and release the heavy emotional weights one has to carry during the days .... it allows you to sing your favourite song or listen to an audio book or music or simply be in the presence of a Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at beehiveartsstudio