Ewa Mariana Asklof is known as Mariana Ewa online. Mariana lives in Hassela, a small village in Sweden about 200 miles (350km) north of Stockholm. Home for Mariana is a small farm which she shares with her partner and her young daughter. Prior to an accident with her horses a few years ago, Mariana worked in healthcare for almost 25 years. Now she enjoys life with her family, her cats and her horses and she creates beautiful art.
Mariana has been a cat and horse lover since she was 12 years old and her hobbies and interests have always revolved around her horses and cats. She has also always loved to take photographs.
For years Mariana used a Nikon analog camera. Her first digital camera was an Olympus 765. Later she bought a Canon 350D and now she uses a Pentax K10D, 18-55mm, Tamron 28-300mm. A photograph she took with the Pentax was the winner of a photo contest in a computer magazine.
Mariana does not have any formal training or education in using computers, software or in photography. She has learned what she knows along the way through trial and error. This includes creating fractals and digitally manipulating her photographs.
Inspiration for Mariana’s photographs are her cats and horses and the beauty in nature. Photographing nature has brought her more awareness of the abundance of beauty in even the simplest things around her.
In 2006 Mariana started a site on CAEDES and she learned a lot. Caedes allows artists to create computer wallpapers and share them for personal use. Creating the wallpapers prompted Mariana to experiment with her photographs and she learned a lot about digital software while doing that.
Next Mariana discovered Redbubble and opened a portfolio there. Her hope was that she might sell some of her artwork. She met many wonderful people who are now lifelong friends. Participating on Redbubble gave Mariana an opportunity to learn some new techniques of working with her photographs.
A couple of years ago a friend on Redbubble told Mariana about Zazzle and she took a look at the site. She started her store on Zazzle first to make things for her friends in her village. Mariana found she loved the Zazzle site and she made a lot more new friends. After awhile she opened her store to the public. Recently Mariana started a second store on Zazzle, Mariana Ewa Pattern. The store will feature digital art patterns on all of Zazzle’s products.
Mariana also has a store on Artamatik where you can find her art on jewellery, watches, clocks and a lot more.
Coming soon Mariana is planning on adding more digital art to her stores on Wedding products. She is planning on themed collections in colors such as lime, lilac, blue and so on. As well she always has more beautiful photographs of cats, horses and nature in general
MARIANA EWA ON CAEDES
MARIANA EWA ON REDBUBBLE
MARIANA EWA ON ZAZZLE
MARIANA EWA PATTERN ON ZAZZLE
MARIANA EWA ON ARTAMATIK
MARIANA EWA ON FACEBOOK
MARIANA EWA STORE ON FACEBOOK
MARIANA EWA ON TWITTER
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Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson, All Rights Reserved