Thursday, December 1, 2011

My ART set up in Cana Gallery Austin Texas

this is my set up for an art show (gifts for Christmas) with Cana Gallery in Austin TX, North Lamar 7801 
please come and see it and also get advantage of all the good prices and good art that you can buy for yourself or for your loved ones for Holidays 

also let me know if you have been there and what do you think of my art:)
highly appreciated 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

getting ready for another art show, Austin East ART tour

Getting ready for the art show in Austin and i m participating with Real Gallery
here is some new art that will be there

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

here is my new art show that i m participating in
really looking forward to it
anyone that is in Austin or nearby please come over 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

my business cards

thats where i order  my business cards, where do you order yours??  

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

for those that are on google +

or want to join
here is the link  

Monday, August 1, 2011

shopping online with huge discounts

really cool site for buying brands and really good items with a huge discount!   

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


ok SALE on my ETSY shop, anyone that comes to my shop from this page  and refers to this post will get 20% discount on any item listed on my shop, if you chose to buy two items you get 30% take your chance, SALE will last for a few days only!!!!! www.elenaprikhodkoknapp.etsy.c​om 

Friday, May 27, 2011

hi my darlings

hi my darlings
i have not been here for a long time
sorry for that, was busy with real world and job searching
got one, starting next week
wanted to post some of my plates here for you
thats from one of the shows here in Austin that i had
planning on the new ones too:))
have a look

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

first etsy sale

ok today is something really cool happened
i have sold already many of my art items but thru my online shop i ve sold my first one today:))
so its a good start
and here is the picture of the sold one
tomorrow this one going to San Antonio Texas:)
hope new owner will really love it and enjoy it

Thursday, February 3, 2011

hi everyone

do you read this blog??? can you spread the word for me about this blog?? so i can get more readers?? please )))

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I have been featured in Austin Women Online

i have been featured in Austin Women Online
check it out  

Monday, January 31, 2011

i need a name for my business

my day was very busy and my weekend too
yesterday done 2 hour of spinning, so last week every day i did at least 2 hours of work out activities, either dancing or boot camp or yoga or spinning
feels good
whole body is sore and feels like every part of it is working
me and my husband were both busy over weekend and we both had fun:)
as i said in my previous post i did add more plates to my etsy, please check them out
also i would really appreciate if you could repost it in different locations, like your FB, sites, forums, blogs if its possible, or even if you can send the link to your friends - would be also very nice

today was running tons of different errands, applied for sales taxes permit for using it on art shows... and i need a good name for my art business ... any idea??
any suggestions??

tomorrow setting up in the gallery in Georgetown
this is the gallery

i m very excited and hopefully it will take me higher and will bring some income too!
ok my dears! hope you have a silent night and a wonderful day tomorrow

Saturday, January 29, 2011

new stuff on etsy

Hi my dears:)
i have posted new plates on my Etsy site and most of them are more affordable
please check them out and I would highly appreciate if you can spread a word for me
by posting this link on your blog/site

let me also know what you think about my plates:))

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

yoga and boot camp

nothing feels better than a brutal boot camp ... or actually not while screaming and doing it.. but right after its over with that feel of "yeah i have done it" and feel of sweat all over and soaking wet t shirt

and tonight more ... my favorite no less intense 1.5 hour of ashtanga yoga!!!!!! more sweat and more stretching
love it 

Monday, January 24, 2011


I had an event with Mary Kay today at the gym that i go to, i had fun, got some good leads and spoke to some nice people, plus sold some products:)) not much but its a start
also had to see some strange characters in the gym:)) and also realized that some girls work their off big time, one girl came today for like 3 hours of hard core cardio!! she s got 4 kids and looks like a teenager herself :))
also realized that doing some work out and reading magazine is like doing dishes and applying make up, you cannot do those two at the same time and do them well.. you do both half a..
the day was good, my husband also spoke about me on the phone and said that he was proud of me..
makes my day
hope you had all good day too
tomorrow lots of things to do
have a good one!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Russian Theatre in Austin

Today found on some blogs that there is a Russian Drama Festival is about to happen in Austin
more details here   
wanna go, not sure if i can now
we will see

Friday, January 21, 2011

my first commissioned plate

Today got pre paid for my first commissioned plate:)
friend of mine who is an artist herself ordered one of my plates for her art studio... in Santorini style, I m very excited about the whole idea, she sent me colors samples and ideas for ornament

very excited! my head is already full of images ....
cannot wait to start!
stay tuned

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keep Austin Weird

I have moved to Austin from Dubai and the change is very big:)totally different atmosphere of those two cities. There are so many things that you  would never had a chance to experience in Dubai
for example one of these

this is happening here tonight and its expected to be the coldest night this winter:)
I m not going but I know that tons of people will go and that would  be fun and crazy
Austin has a slogan "Keep Austin Weird"
i must  say this city is very different!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

another good news

i was expecting my permanent residency sometime soon and they were supposed to send us letter with date of interview sometimes before Xmas, but i did not get anything, so i thought i would re check on my status after new year... and on the day when i was supposed to check on it i got a mail from them saying that my case is been approved..and that i will be contacted within 30 days
today (5 days later) i got too envelops from them
one with the letter saying "welcome to USA and we will send you your card within 3 weeks " and another one with  the actual card
so i got my "green card" now for 2 years:))
yeah :))

Monday, January 17, 2011

good news

I just heard from Austin Women Online that they are going to write about me and my art next week !!
i m excited
stay tuned

Sunday, January 16, 2011

my hand painted ceramic plates, mandala like ornament

I recently started painting on plates, the idea came up as a Christmas gift to my in-laws and gifts were great and everyone commented on it saying that i should make more and sale those
Anyway before selling any I really got excited and really inspired and was painting non stop and my husband is very supportive in it, he even helped me to paint the base color on the plates and go to goodwill stores and buy plates ... 
so I have painted so far about 20 plates and really like them, I will post more later or you can go and see my plates on my Etsy shop 

Another exciting news that I was called up by a girl from one of the galleries here in Austin inviting me to show a few of my plates in February, so more news on that later, but i m very excited
ok darlings please check my plates and my etsy shop and let me know what you think :))