Thursday, December 29, 2011


from an old song:

Pant a tree

It will give you

gorgeous leaves

little birds are flying in there

hear their songs so joyfully

when you plant a tree

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 days of xmas

On the 4 th day of xmas my true love gave me

4 lovely gourds

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 days of xmas

on the first day of xmas

my true love introduced to me

the blue eyed baby MAC

Monday, March 7, 2011




the photo is on a page
in the book in which
the painting was done.
no connection to the theme ------------------ LORETTA VAR.4.
These paintings are done with tempera, over book pages with photographs. The paper is high quality, perfect for opaque paint.
Reasonable price for art material:
since the discarded book sold for pennies.
A "starving artist"s consideration.:) bb

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


GALAXY as presented by a girl from 6Th grade

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE painting of a 8Th grade student

THE LIGHT HOUSE is a very lovely painting of a student in 8Th grade

The local Library has every year an art show
from the artworks of children
mostly paintings.
The show is very popular
visited by many people.
Yes, it is permitted to sell and buy
some of the artworks.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

in my home handmade stuff

This is a well known pattern from Hungary.

The middle of a Persian carpet.
I value tremendously the work of
the Persian women
as carpets like this are made
by thousands
of little nuts.

A woolen blanket
made by a Lady
with endless patience.
The little flowers
are crochet one by one
and finally
the many hundreds
are crochet together.

I think it is just amazing
the work involved
patience to make a blanket
like this.

This is also handmade.
A pillow from Germany.

Very cute pattern
of a flowerpot
with flowers
growing from it.
Also German.

An other beauty of the needle and thread.
The entire
surface is needle work.

I made this post on a day when the Sun was shining,
no excitement of a storm today.
It is not Nature Talk, but perhaps
same Ladies in Blogworld
will be interested who are also involved
to make handmade beauties.
A theme like this belongs
in the VAUMAU blog.
Nature Talks is alive and well
untill will Talk to be posted in the right place: soon.:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Waiting a day before

The sun came up as usual

But something was in the air
as the birds gathered
with noisy discussion

many more birds were just doing the same
talking about what are
they waiting for

Two Blue Jays found some seeds in the snow
and they said
could not care less
because what is coming
is coming
and they laughed!

While the groundhog was listening:
as all of us:birds and bees and humans
we all are waiting for:
the groundhog day
February 2..
He said

ready to come out and stay out
from the stuffy, stinky underground den.
As the story goes:
if he sees his shadow in a bright sunshine
he will go back to sleep for 40 more days! :(

because it is such a miserable day
ice storm watch
while I am writing this post
( can not be worse weather)
winter will be over soon
and he will come out
to stay happily
Spring will come SOON.

(not soon enough)
photos by @blue bird

Friday, January 28, 2011

some things around me

Some of my favored movies 2 tapes from Monty Pythons classical productions :
"The meaning of life"
" The life of Brian"

I used to play them on this little TV machine
where the guard is a Cardinal.

On a day with some sunshine at a window
you can see
the shadow ( from paper cutout)
of a hawk.
This is there to scare the birds away
because if the fly into the window
they get killed
by breaking their delicat scall.
Learned it
while attending lectures
in a bird sanctuary.

A smal size picture
hand crafted
from textils.
A memory from Switzerland
where I bought it
showing Geneva's buildings.

This is a rather large size acrylic painting ( from me)
signed and copy righted.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

looking for color

From the window you see just snow snow snow white....

Looking for color!

Yesterday it was in the mail:

a catalogue for Spring sale in bedding:

covers, blankets, all sheeting, towels etc.
There were

many many colors on the pages:

This is a quilt cover with all possible colors

for those who like

the busy quilting look

You can choose any color for your bathroom

from these towels

It's a mighty colorful bed.

I don't know

if it is relaxing

while you trying to rest?

For my taste

I prefer the calming effects

of the greens.


On a dark snowy day I just grabbed this catalogue

of a store, where I used to buy merchendise

for various needs in my


I don't do this presentation for the store,

certainly no commercial activity

but quickly to find colorful things

it seemed to be handy.

It was so dark and was just snow everywhere,

I took a chance to take

pictures from this colorful catalogue.

But because of the very poor light

the photos are not the best.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

flurries for today

I left the sketch book open when the news was talking about early morning flurries
at least I can see some Spring in the book I painted

Before the flurries came
the bird feeder was active:
couple of birds finding some left overs

while snowing
a squirrel came down from the tree
just to see how deep are the flurries?

this much snow came with the flurries
and now I have to wait till I can get out until the roads are passable.

Thanks to Mother Nature: the temp is rising above freezing!

____________________________VAUMAU BLOG is not just art
but remain in everyday realiality
to see what is art good for among many things: like
there was Spring in the past and again will come hopefully soon.

Monday, January 24, 2011

pages from a sketchbook

Girl with black hair . Tempera painting

Thinking . Tempera paint.

Yellow wrap. tempera, sold.

Just a note with tempera

Abstract nude, mixed media sold

Private collection, CA.

Little watercolors

from the San Diego Zoo.

scarlate beauty. same as above

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WELCOME to the opening

Of the new
Vaumau blog
first time presentation.
Some art works: mostly paintings from my studio.
Just a few minutes to paint a hired model
There were a couple of studios I used to go painting. Professional models were hired for couple of hours for quick moving poses.

This painting is mixed media:

watercolor, ink and pastel.

An other style of bikini. I used to be also a fashion designer some time ago. :-)

On the Internet you know just takes a click and you can be anywhere in the world. As we freezing here on the East Coast of the USA, at the very same time on the other side of the Globe is wonderful summer
like this.

Watercolor of a flower. Signed with real name :)

As I said:
I do something else
for cheers
in the middle of snowstorms
deep freeze and chase the
winter boredom.
Hope you like it.